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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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October 2019

Session 4: Intro to Co-Planning

October 29 @ 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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As Elizabeth Stein, author of Elevating Co-teaching through UDL, says that co-teachers must “establish consistent planning routines, listen to each other’s ideas, and combine the expertise of both co-teachers”. In the third workshop of our co-teaching series, co-teaching pairs will have the opportunity to consider different ways to co-plan, create planning structures, watch a co-planning conversation, review co-planning templates, and much more.  *Co-teaching pairs should attend together. Coaches are welcome! Presenter: Corey Green

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How to Survive Being A Teacher: Cultivating Compassion through Visualization and Meditation Techniques

October 29 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
NYC Charter School Center – Training Room, 111 Broadway, Suite 604
New York, NY 10006 United States
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Using Tai Chi inspired movement activities, playful games, breathing techniques, mindful yoga practices and elements of Brain Gym, this active one-hour session offers educators a chance to blow off a little steam as well as some strategies to save for tough days.  Please bring a yoga mat and dress to move and play. Presenter: Jessica Phillips Lorenz

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Building Queer & Trans Inclusive Schools: Educating Ourselves (Part 1)

October 30 @ 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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This session will offer a foundation of knowledge on the spectrums of sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression, and how to build inclusive classroom and school settings for members of the LGBTQ+ community. By attending this session, attendees will leave with a knowledge of the following: Existing research on the experiences of LGBTQ+ youth in schools Key terms and the various identities under the LGBTQ+ and TGD (trans and gender diverse) umbrellas School policies that could impact this demographic…

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Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorder and Managing Challenging Behaviors

October 30 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
NYC Charter School Center – Training Room, 111 Broadway, Suite 604
New York, NY 10006 United States
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This training will provide an overview of the Autism Spectrum Disorder from diagnosis to treatment. Participants will gain a better understanding of the signs and symptoms of autism, the behaviors often associated with autism, and will leave with strategies for managing challenging behaviors. Presenter: Alanna Gold, PhD Alanna Gold, PhD, is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Child Study Center at NYU Langone Medical Center. She is a neuropsychologist who works on both the Autism…

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November 2019

Challenging Assumptions & Reframing Narratives in Math: An Equity Practice

November 1 @ 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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Every day we encounter narratives and assumptions about who are students are and what mathematics is. How do these narratives impact students’ experience in schools and their access to rigorous mathematics? In this session, participants will explore ways to challenge assumptions and to reframe narratives as a necessary part of equity for all students. Participants will leave with strategies to challenge narratives and the assumptions inherent in them. Presenter: Nicole Bridge

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A Simple & Practical Starting Approach to Behavior Intervention

November 1 @ 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
NYC Charter School Center – Training Room, 111 Broadway, Suite 604
New York, NY 10006 United States
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Join Christina Braganza, Vice President of Special Services at Achievement First, as she leads a workshop focused on a simple and practical approach to behavior intervention. In this PD, participants will learn about adapting four simple Tier 2 plans and creating an agenda for rolling out the plans, as well as the importance of practicing key parts of the plans. Participants will leave this workshop with a simple toolkit to get started. There will be built-in work/application time. (NOTE: This…

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Supporting MLL/ELLs Through UDL (Part 1)

November 4 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
NYC Charter School Center – Training Room, 111 Broadway, Suite 604
New York, NY 10006 United States
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You have heard about Universal Design for Learning and you're pretty sure the framework can benefit MLLs/ELLs, but you're not sure where to start. This session will guide educators to investigate different avenues they can take to begin their utilization of the framework and will introduce strategies educators can use to build collaborative teaching environments to support MLLs/ELLs. By attending this session, attendees will leave with... a collection of options they can use to being utilizing the UDL framework in…

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Supporting Students with Reading & Writing in ICT Classrooms (Workshop)

November 6 @ 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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This workshop is designed for co-teachers in grades 4-12 who want to more effectively use two teachers to meet the needs of all readers and writers. Participants will learn strategies to effectively use accommodations and modifications to support reading comprehension, fluency, and response to reading. Teachers will also learn how to use data to create groupings, drive writing conferences, and inform ICT structures. Co-teaching pairs are encouraged to attend together.  Presenter: Anna Reeve

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Supporting Students with Reading & Writing in ICT Classrooms (Work Session)

November 6 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
NYC Charter School Center – Training Room, 111 Broadway, Suite 604
New York, NY 10006 United States
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This workshop is designed for co-teachers in grades 4-12 who want to more effectively use two teachers to meet the needs of all readers and writers. Participants will learn strategies to effectively use accommodations and modifications to support reading comprehension, fluency, and response to reading. Teachers will also learn how to use data to create groupings, drive writing conferences, and inform ICT structures. Co-teaching pairs are encouraged to attend together.  Presenter: Anna Reeve

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Tools to Lead Your Special Education Team (Workshop)

November 7 @ 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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This workshop will give special education leaders tools to create a strong special education identity among their school teams, analyze best practices for ensuring quality interventions and co-teaching, and develop strong systems for IEP writing and accommodations. The session is structured as an artifact discovery and there will be an optional afternoon work session to develop deeper professional learning community with other special education leaders and think about how to apply some of the tools to each leader's individual context. …

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