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Upcoming Events and COVID-19

Due to the current state of affairs, we are reviewing our programming in order to deliver the best alternatives to our in-person events. The Collaborative is committed to our members' professional development, and will transition as many of our trainings as possible to webinars, chat room discussions, etc. For the time being, please assume that all in-person events are on hold. Thank you for your patience.

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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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May 2020

Making Student Growth Visible: Portfolio Presentations

May 20 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
NYC Charter School Center – Training Room, 111 Broadway, Suite 604
New York, NY 10006 United States
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This session will explain how to conduct portfolio presentations with students in order to make growth more visible for both students and parents. The session will also explore how portfolio presentations help prepare students to tackle common core speaking standards. By attending this session, attendees will leave with... Knowledge and ideas to implement portfolios with their students in order to make growth more visible. Strategies and activities to help students demonstrate mastery on speaking standards. Presenter: Anna Reeve

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White Anti-Racism Affinity Group

May 20 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
NYC Charter School Center – Training Room, 111 Broadway, Suite 604
New York, NY 10006 United States
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This will be an informal group discussion for white educators who would like accountability towards doing the work of unpacking white privilege.  Participants will engage in dialogue around identifying and understanding white privilege and how to engage in conversations around race so that we do not perpetuate racial injustice in our schools and classrooms.  It is a space where white educators can practice, model, and improve anti-racist practices through asking ignorant questions and processing deep emotion without co-opting multiracial dialogues…

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Leading & Building Racially Inclusive Schools for All Staff

May 21 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
NYC Charter School Center – Training Room, 111 Broadway, Suite 604
New York, NY 10006 United States
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As school leaders, it is our responsibility to lead the work of creating anti-racist and inclusive environments for our teachers and other school personnel which extends well beyond one-off PDs on racial diversity. Both practical and exploratory, this workshop will explore ideas of how school leaders can invest and build spaces where colleagues of diverse racial backgrounds feel valued, supported, and comfortable. Presenters: Anna Reeve & Rebekah Adens

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Enhancing Mindfulness & Well-Being for Educators

May 22 @ 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 session, we will develop skills to better notice, understand and respond to our own triggers and reactivity. We will explore how mindfulness can be used as a powerful tool to build connection and respond to the emotional states of others and ourselves. We will also discuss mindfulness and self-compassion can enhance the culture of a classroom. From this session, you will leave with concrete ways on how to incorporate mindfulness strategies to in your daily life and with…

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June 2020

RESCHEDULED PART 2: Fostering Effective Collaboration & Interaction for MLL/ELL Students

June 8 @ 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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Although most teachers already understand the benefits of having students learn collaboratively, many of them simply tell their MLLs/ELLs to work together and hope for the best. Discover how to get your MLLs/ELLs talking to each other in meaningful ways by test-driving innovative activity structures that foster organized, purposeful, and productive collaboration. Learn how to micro-structure student conversations in order to maximize student interactivity. Explore the five essentials of collaboration that any activity needs to be truly collaborative, as well…

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Shifting Culture & Building a Gender Inclusive School Environment

June 10 @ 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, participants will receive an overview of the history of gender inclusion in schools with information on shifts in law and language. Participants will also explore best practices for fostering gender-inclusive school culture. The workshop will include a review of case studies and policies, strategies for assessing current school protocols, and tools for building a strategic plan to transform school culture. Additionally, participants will have time to workshop a specific area that they would like to address at…

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RESCHEDULED PART 2: Hidden Among Us: Creating Safe Spaces & a Care Culture for Our Students

June 12 @ 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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The stories of some student populations, including their challenges and successes, have been historically overlooked by the education system. Led by an expert with lived experience, this session addresses how students and educators can collaborate to create safe classroom spaces. With a special focus on children with incarcerated parents, educators will learn and exchange strategies to address bias, create a care culture, and facilitate difficult conversations in a safe space. Presenter: Vivett Dukes

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