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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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In this interactive workshop, teachers will explore Teaching Tolerance's framework -- Teaching Hard History: American Slavery and engage in inquiry-based lessons to deepen their content knowledge of this topic. Participants will increase their capacity to teach effectively about American slavery by reflecting on and discussing with other educators how assumptions and biases may affect their approach to the subject. Through collaborative discussions, teachers will address some common concerns that derail teaching about slavery and share ideas about how to create…Find out more »
In part two of this workshop series, participants will build on their growing schema for growing their racial literacy by applying this knowledge to their own classrooms. Moving from small- and whole-group discussions to hands-on project work, teacher-participants will re-imagine their spaces as seen through more racially-literate lenses. Participants will take a critical eye to their classrooms and ask questions such as: Which aspects of the classroom's physical space reflect ideological or institutional oppression? How might the behavioral support systems…Find out more »
In this webinar, learn from one school district's journey of co-teaching success. The middle school leadership team from Cedar Rapids Community School District will share out how they prepared and supported teachers with their co-teaching initiative. Components that will be explored include a) collaborative agreement and support amongst building administration, central/district office, and teachers and b) the ongoing learning and support co-teachers have received. Attendees will leave the webinar with a roadmap that one school district has used to set…Find out more »
In this repeat of our 3/2/20 training, participants will learn the ins and outs of administering the New York State English as a Second Language Achievement Test (NYSESLAT). Participants will have the opportunity to norm on scoring the Speaking and Writing portions of the NYSESLAT using the state-published rubrics. By attending this session, attendees will leave with... An understanding of the legal mandates and logistics associated with administering the NYSESLAT An understanding of the NYSESLAT Speaking and Writing rubrics and…Find out more »
This two-part series is designed for school-based staff and community members to understand the implementation of restorative practice through a culturally responsive and racially just lens. The series will explore the following essential questions: To what end are we implementing restorative justice in schools? To whom does the circle belong? How do we encourage a circle process built from diverse, multi-cultural histories? In what ways are we implementing a practice that is rooted in histories we fail to explore or…Find out more »
During this site visit, attendees will be able to observe one of Harlem Link Charter School's ELL/MLL Professional Learning Community (PLC) in action. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask school staff questions about their approach toward developing a more inclusive instructional model for multilingual learners and how to leverage PLC strategies and structures to increase the capacity of general education teachers to serve ELLs/MLLs. By attending this session, attendees will leave with... Strategies for planning and structuring a PLC…Find out more »
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…Find out more »