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

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August 2019

Session 1: Getting Started in Your Co-Teaching Pair

August 26 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
NYC Charter School Center – Training Room, 111 Broadway, Suite 604
New York, NY 10006 United States
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“Collaboration, respect, and ongoing communication are necessary to ensure that each teacher is committed to the learning journey in the classroom” (Elizabeth Stein, Elevating Co-teaching through UDL). In the first workshop of our co-teaching series, co-teaching pairs will have the opportunity to get to know each other and lay the foundation for their partnership. Participants will learn about each other’s working styles, preferences, interests, personalities, areas of expertise, and roles. Pairs will also create a shared vision for their co-taught…

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Session 2: Collaborating with Your Co-Teacher

August 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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Who is grading assessments? How are we passing out materials? When can students use the bathroom? How will we respond to misbehavior? “ By discussing these issues prior to co-teaching, teachers find that they can make decisions about how they will jointly run the class” says Wendy Murawski. In this workshop, co-teaching pairs will have time to share and discuss their expectations of their roles, responsibilities, and classroom policies and routines. Participants will leave this workshop united to begin co-teaching…

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September 2019

Session 1: Getting Started in Your Co-Teaching Pair (REPEAT)

September 19 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
NYC Charter School Center – Training Room, 111 Broadway, Suite 604
New York, NY 10006 United States
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In the first workshop of our co-teaching series, pairs will get to know each other and lay the foundation for their partnership. Participants will compare working styles, preferences, and areas of expertise. Pairs will also create a shared vision for their co-taught classroom, explore resources, and create next steps. Presenter: Corey Green

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Session 2: Collaborating with Your Co-Teacher (REPEAT)

September 19 @ 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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Who is grading assessments? How are we passing out materials? When can students use the bathroom? How will we respond to misbehavior? “ By discussing these issues prior to co-teaching, teachers find that they can make decisions about how they will jointly run the class” says Wendy Murawski. In this workshop, co-teaching pairs will have time to share and discuss their expectations of their roles, responsibilities, and classroom policies and routines. Participants will leave this workshop united to begin co-teaching…

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The Legal Dos & Don’ts of 504s

September 26 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
NYC Charter School Center – Training Room, 111 Broadway, Suite 604
New York, NY 10006 United States
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In this session, Marion Katzive and Sara Richmond, attorneys with Bond, Schoeneck & King, will present on the laws that govern the creation of 504s and best practices related to creating and maintaining legally compliant 504s. By attending this session, attendees will leave with... an understanding of the laws that govern the creation of 504s an understanding of best practices related to creating and maintaining legally compliant 504s Presented By: Marion Katzive Sara Richmond

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Mathematical Mindsets & Habits of Mind

September 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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How can educators create a classroom where students are willing to attempt and persevere through any mathematical task put in front of them? It takes a lot of deliberate effort to create such a culture, but with some specific strategies, educators can be well on their way to a classroom full of students that welcome discovery and struggle, and understand that mathematics is not something handed down from above but something that makes its own sense. In this workshop, participants…

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Building Positive Community Using Responsive Classroom (Part 1)

September 27 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
NYC Charter School Center – Training Room, 111 Broadway, Suite 604
New York, NY 10006 United States
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In this workshop with Janna Genzlinger from Ascend Schools, participants will learn concrete strategies to build positive community in classrooms. Educators will explore morning meeting (elementary schools) and advisory (middle schools), classroom setup and teaching routines through interactive modeling, and the use of proactive teacher language. Presented By: Janna Genzlinger *Only people who attend Part 1 are eligible to register for and attend the Part 2 school visit on 11/14.

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October 2019

Comprehensive Suicide Risk Assessment & Management

October 16 @ 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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This workshop aims at educating the key school personnel/teams on the fundamentals of understanding suicide. Participants will begin to understand suicide as a youth epidemic and a crisis, learn how to identify and talk to at-risk students, learn how to discuss suicide with families and other staff to de-escalate, develop a multi-tiered approach to assessment and management, and discuss/begin foundational planning for suicide safety in their schools. It is recommended to attend with a colleague and/or school leader. Continuing Education…

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Fostering Empathy & Equity Through Critical Listening Strategies for Leaders

October 17 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
NYC Charter School Center – Training Room, 111 Broadway, Suite 604
New York, NY 10006 United States
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Parker (2010) reminds us that "Equitable and trustworthy conjoint living is not only a matter of being heard but also of hearing others"(p. 2827). As leaders and educators, we often get so caught up in speaking that we forget to listen - to ourselves and to others. However, those in leadership positions are best positioned to cultivate empathy in school communities by developing critical listening skills than can support their teachers and students through reflective practices and introduction to multiple…

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Creating a Positive Classroom Learning Community: “Good-bye” Behavior Gimmicks, “Hello” Research-Based Practices

October 18 @ 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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Our goal is to ensure all students are socially and academically prepared for success in their college and career transitions. We want our students to make healthy choices and use what they learn to improve their lives and the lives of others. Thus, our behavioral approach should promote respect for self and others, and build a positive classroom learning community. In this workshop, participants will explore strategies and techniques for the four pillars on motivating students and increasing student academic…

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