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To empower our schools in their development of inclusive educational environments, we are offering our fall 2020 programming completely online – including workshops, panel discussions, practicums, mini-conferences, and webinars.

Collaborative members can download our Fall 2020 seat tracker here.

Email professional development inquiries to Kevin@inclusiveedny.org.

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October 2020

Motivating Yourself and MLLs/ELLs in Math Instruction (Elementary)

October 7 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

The ability to speak, read and write is now an essential part of math class. For an MLL/ELL student, school and learning can be difficult, intimidating and present quite a challenge for the teacher. Join one of the country’s top math teachers for an engaging and energizing session that explores high-leverage strategies that are easy-to-implement, and will get your students on the path toward achieving in math. By attending this session, attendees will leave with practical, immediately implementable strategies that…

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Mitigating Trauma from a Culturally Responsive Lens

October 8 @ 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm

This session equips educators to successfully address student trauma using a culturally responsive approach, in ways that are inclusive across multiple stages of English acquisition. We will explore major differences between social emotional learning and trauma-informed instruction and learn strategies to support MLLs/ELLs experiencing transition shock. By attending this session, attendees will leave with... - A baseline understanding and common language around trauma in working with diverse student populations - An ability to recognize verbal and non-verbal manifestations of trauma;…

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Coffee & Conversations: Special Education & COVID-19 Guidance

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

As the DOE and Charter sectors continue working together to navigate reopening, and the Special Education Guidance that must be considered as plans are revised, finalized, and then revised again, there are a stream of questions that need to be addressed. Join the Collaborative every other Friday morning in SEAT-FREE sessions to hear the Collaborative’s understanding of the latest guidance, along with suggestions and considerations as you tackle reopening. All sessions will end with time for Q&A. Facilitators: Jennifer Rodriguez…

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Motivating Yourself and MLLs/ELLs in Math Instruction (Secondary)


October 13 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

The ability to speak, read and write is now an essential part of math class. For an MLL/ELL student, school and learning can be difficult, intimidating and present quite a challenge for the teacher. Join one of the country’s top math teachers for an engaging and energizing session that explores high-leverage strategies that are easy-to-implement, and will get your students on the path toward achieving in math. By attending this session, attendees will leave with practical, immediately implementable strategies that…

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Empowered Learners: Differentiating Process (Internalize) (Part 3)

October 13 @ 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm

The learning continues in the third webinar in this series as we shift from providing supports that guides self-regulation to guiding learners to internalize and initiate strategy use. Participants will expand understanding for how to co-create opportunities for learners in their class to become more motivated, resourceful, strategic, and goal-directed. By attending this session, attendees will leave with...  •    Expanded awareness for designing instruction that answers the question: How can I best facilitate learners to be autonomous and take ownership…

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Coaching Co-Teaching

October 14 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Through working together with your school’s leadership team, participants will reflect on how to best set up for and support co-teaching, including considerations in hybrid or remote learning environments. By focusing on the areas of setting up for success, understanding what effective co-teaching is, the co-teaching models, and different ways to give co-teaching feedback, school leadership teams will leave with next steps to better coach the co-teaching pairs at their school.* *This workshop is meant for teams - including principals, instructional coaches, special education leads, and/or anyone else coaching teachers. Please…

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Technology Supports for Struggling Students During Remote Learning: Advanced (2)

October 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

In Part 2 of this two-part series, this advanced session will begin with a brief overview of free and affordable technologies that empower students with learning disabilities to more independently complete educational tasks whether in remote or hybrid classroom models. Following this short review will be a structured Q&A session focused upon the challenges of integrating such tools, and recommendations for supporting specific learning needs with such technologies. Note: Collaborative members will use only ONE Trainings/Workshops (TW) seat to attend…

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Supporting Students as Agents of Change (Part 1)


October 14 @ 3:15 pm - 4:30 pm

This interactive workshop will introduce participants to frameworks of teaching that are rooted in social justice education and youth activism. Through exercises, examples, and dialogue, we will explore how classroom language and curriculum have the power to marginalize or empower students and the role of educators in being advocates for their students and their communities. Participants will examine how school structures impact student development and consider how classrooms and other school spaces can be redesigned to best support youth critical…

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Leading Your School Community During Uncertain Times (Part 1)

October 15 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
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This two-part series will focus on how leaders can leverage trauma-informed practices and coaching strategies from Elena Aguilar to lead their communities in these challenging times. We will touch upon the challenges of being educational leaders during this global pandemic as well as acknowledging the impact of racial injustice and social unrest impacts our roles, with Part 1 particularly focusing on supporting your staff. By attending this session, attendees will leave with a clear approach, mindsets, and strategies to implement…

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Engaging Diverse Learners through Instructional Best Practices

October 15 @ 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm

In this session, we will merge evidence-based strategies for growing bilingual, multilingual, Recent Arriver, and SLIFE students with culturally-responsive pedagogy.  This workshop will be the most interactive, as participants will be invited to take part in the strategies introduced, so that they have a clear understanding of how students will interface with each activity. By attending this session, attendees will leave with... - Evidence-based strategies for growing bilingual, multilingual, Recent Arriver, and SLIFE students - Practical applications for culturally-responsive pedagogy…

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