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To empower our schools in their development of inclusive educational environments, the NYC Special Education Collaborative offers over 65 professional development opportunities each semester – including workshops, panel discussions, practicums, mini-conferences, and webinars.

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January 2019

Facilitating Critical Conversations

January 29 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
NYC Charter School Center – Training Room, 111 Broadway, Suite 604
New York, NY 10006 United States
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Gain resources to help educators and students talk openly about historical roots and contemporary manifestations of social inequality and discrimination. Explore commonly held beliefs and biases that influence educators’ abilities to be responsive to all students. Engage in personal reflection; explore strategies for facilitating critical conversations with students and colleagues; plan student-centered instruction and investigate ways to teach about implicit bias, race, racism and other critical topics. This is the third session in our Teaching Tolerance Series. You do not…

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February 2019

The Highly Engaged Inclusive Classroom

February 8 @ 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 fast-paced workshop, Susan Hentz will integrate a wealth of practical strategies, tools, and ideas for creating a highly engaging classroom where every student is an active learner. The presenter will share numerous successful techniques to motivate students, maintain their involvement and improve their achievement. From active learning tools to dynamic exit activities, participants will receive countless tips, tools and strategies for strengthening skills and improve their learning environment that encourages students to listen, participate and be fully involved.…

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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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