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To empower our schools in their development of inclusive educational environments, the NYC Special Education Collaborative offers over 50 professional development opportunities each semester – including workshops, panel discussions, practicums, mini-conferences, and webinars.

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February 2019

Teacher, Know Thyself: Decolonize the Mind, Decolonize Behavioral Support (Part I: Theoretical Considerations)

February 26 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
NYC Charter School Center – Training Room, 111 Broadway, Suite 604
New York, NY 10006 United States
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***This workshop is part of a Professional Learning Cohort (PLC). You will automatically be registered for PART 2 on 03/22/19. You must attend both sessions. Whether we are aware of it or not, the classroom management approaches we adopt are a direct reflection of the values we espouse. Too often, these values are shaped by colonized narratives that abound in society at-large and that have embedded themselves within the institution of the school. For the students we teach (especially students…

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March 2019

Elevating Students’ Stories: Culturally Responsive Practices with Insight on Supporting Immigrant Students & Families

March 20 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
NYC Charter School Center – Training Room, 111 Broadway, Suite 604
New York, NY 10006 United States
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In this interactive session, educators will be able to understand the importance of creating safe and welcoming spaces in order for students to thrive. By participating in activities and case studies, as well as viewing sample lesson plans, participants will learn and adopt strategies to create a safe classroom/school environment. Through collaboration and structured work time with others in similar roles, participants will work together to plan how to take their learnings from the morning back to their classrooms and…

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May 2019

Starting a Movement in a PLC: Building Culture from the Inside-Out

May 17 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
NYC Charter School Center – Training Room, 111 Broadway, Suite 604
New York, NY 10006 United States
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The most common challenge for schools on the PLC journey is how to transition from a culture of compliance to a culture of commitment. Collective responsibility in a PLC exists when two fundamental assumptions are in place: 1. We believe in our ability to ensure high levels of learning for all students 2. We make the collective commitment to ensure learning occurs for every student While educators agree that school communities should have some form of mission, vision, and set…

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