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To empower our schools in their development of inclusive educational environments, we are offering our Fall 2021 programming completely online – including workshops, panel discussions, practicums, mini-conferences, and webinars.

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October 2021

“REVing-Up” Our Co-teaching Practices: Moving from DI to SDI

October 27 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Access is an important buzzword, needed now, more than ever. This interactive workshop will support teachers in adding specialized instruction to provide students with disabilities access to the curriculum.  Co-teachers will gain practical strategies to incorporate specially designed instruction into lessons, explore differentiated instruction to facilitate flexible grouping practices, and best practices to support high outcomes in our co-taught classrooms. Presenter: Savanna Flakes

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Leadership that Works

October 28 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

It is difficult to lead during times of uncertainty and the pandemic has certainly tested our leadership skills. We invite leaders to join Jen and Kobi for a practical, strategy-based workshop to ground ourselves in leadership practices that WORK. Throughout the session, we’ll cover team building, value clarification, and making clear plans for your team's successful future. By attending this session, attendees will leave with... - Foundations for a collaborative team dynamic - Clarity in what you value most, and…

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Mind-Body-MOVE: Supporting Learning Through Movement

October 28 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

If you have questions about how to incorporate movement in your classroom to support the curriculum, then this session is for you! This workshop is designed to develop participants’ understanding of the ways movement supports learning and students’ self-regulation. We will specifically hone in on the “just right” state of regulation for learning and explore movement activities that support concepts in the curriculum to enhance success for all students. Participants will be able to: -
Identify the “just right” state of…

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November 2021

Intentionally Modeling SEL for Students

November 1 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Modeling social and emotional learning skills for students is essential for providing students with examples of how to navigate stress and frustration and build SEL competencies. In this workshop we will use CASEL’s tool for modeling SEL for students as a framework for reflection on how to better model SEL competencies in our interactions with students. This workshop is interactive and will include many breakouts and opportunities for role play. Presenter: Anna Reeve

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Success in Secondary Math Classrooms: Differentiation & Accommodations (Part 2)

November 2 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Thinking of ways to better differentiate and provide accommodations in your secondary mathematics classroom? Join us for Part Two of our two-part series* on success in secondary math classrooms! In this workshop we will dive into differentiation strategies for diverse learners and further develop the skills we may already possess to more effectively support kids that benefit from accommodated support. By attending this session, attendees will leave with a better understanding of supports and strategies that benefit all learners and…

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Making Math Relevant

November 4 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Make math relevant! Preparing our students to use math to make change in our world doesn't mean adding more days in the year, but making most of each day. Learn to use the current standards and the ideas from NCTM's Catalyzing Change to infuse learning about real world systems, empathizing with other situations, and advocating for justice. By attending this session, attendees will leave with how students can use Math to analyze complexity and lead in the world. Presenter: Carl…

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Coaching Literacy: Targeted Supports for Literacy Interventionists & SETSS Teachers (Part 2)

November 8 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am

One of the challenges of coaching learning specialists is supporting teachers on a wide array of literacy interventions. In Part 2 of this Coaching Literacy series*, we will discuss and explore tools for streamlining feedback to interventionists. Participants will develop a set of guiding principles to help their literacy interventions and SETSS teachers maximize intervention time and balance supporting Tier 1 curriculum while also targeting gaps in students’ reading and writing skills. Presenter: Anna Reeve *Note: Collaborative members will use…

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Integrating Mindfulness into School Communities: Pause & Listen

November 9 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Adolescents and adults are experiencing stress at unprecedented levels. Increasing stress may result in anger, anxiety, depression and externalizing behaviors, as well as low self-esteem and decreased self-confidence. Mindfulness practices offer research-based methods and strategies that can assist both children and adults in coping with an increasingly challenging world. Grounded in present moment awareness, mindfulness has the potential to be a useful tool in combatting stress and recovering from trauma. Many are familiar with the personal applications of mindfulness through Mindfulness Based…

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Working with Families: The Special Education Advocate (Part 2)

November 12 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Families are key stakeholders in Special Education but can sometimes feel intimidated by or left out of the IEP process. How can school-based staff best work with families so they feel supported and included instead? We're partnering with INCLUDEnyc on a two-part series* to address this important question. In this session, learn how to speak up for your special education students by developing critical skills for effective advocacy. Become your students’ best advocate and explore how to partner with families…

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Secondary Literacy: Differentiation for Secondary Students with Reading-Based Disabilities (Part 2)

November 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

In middle and high school, students that struggle with reading have difficulty accessing the general education curriculum in all content areas. Part Two of this two-part series* is designed to support your general education content teachers, as well as your special education staff, in implementing specific strategies that support students’ literacy development and can be used across all subjects to support students. We will examine how reading disabilities manifest in the classroom and leverage the UDL framework to consider how…

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