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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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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.…Find out more »
In "A Talk to Teachers", James Baldwin cautioned that teachers have to be willing to "go for broke" when it comes to the work that surrounds molding and shaping young minds. In this workshop, educators will be able to develop an understanding of what Culturally Responsive/Relevant Teaching is, and how they can situate such practices within the realms of their classrooms or schools. Often, the term "culturally responsive teaching" evokes ideas of implementing students' cultures into classroom settings and practices,…Find out more »
The best feedback is rooted in evidence or data, specific to an error, and followed up on. This session aims to provide an iterative structure for teachers to look at student work against the exemplar to discern what students need to reach mastery. Participants will analyze samples of student work in mathematics to avoid the pitfall of reteaching an entire skill to get to the specific gap that students have to take teaching and learning to the next level. Please…Find out more »
In this session, we will be taking a look at how to increase the opportunity for learning in our lessons based on what you know about your students, the curriculum and the relationship between the two. We will observe in classrooms, and discuss how our understanding of learner variability can impact the amount of choice and independence incorporated into a single lesson or unit. Student engagement increases dramatically when given choice about how they will learn and what they will…Find out more »
In this webinar, participants will hear from a current fellow practitioner and get ideas on what to prioritize when first taking on the role of an ELL Coordinator. Presenter: Laura Reyes, ELL Coordinator at Dr. Richard Izquierdo Charter SchoolFind out more »
Teacher, Know Thyself: Decolonize the Mind, Decolonize Behavioral Support (Part I: Theoretical Considerations)
***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…Find out more »
This session will focus on culturally relevant teaching specifically for emergent bilinguals (ELLs/multilingual learners). We look at specific curriculum and materials across content areas that reflect the lives, experiences, and languages of these learners and their communities. We will also explore ways to engage multilingual families in diverse literacy practices, virtual spaces, and school involvement. This session focuses on elementary school classrooms, but all are welcome and we will make connections to all grade levels and learning contexts. By attending…Find out more »