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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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February 2020

Leveraging PLCs to Foster ELL/MLL-Inclusive Classrooms: Part 1 (Webinar)

February 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
NYC Charter School Center – Training Room, 111 Broadway, Suite 604
New York, NY 10006 United States
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This webinar will describe Harlem Link Charter School's strategic approach toward developing a more inclusive instructional model for multilingual learners. The webinar will cover how to incorporate professional learning community (PLC) strategies and structures as a vehicle to build teacher capacity for the holistic instruction of multilingual learners. By attending this session, attendees will leave with... Strategies for planning and structuring a PLC Other best practices for teachers of MLLs Collaborative structures for building teacher capacity Presenter: Kristina Ferre

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NYS Math Test Prep: Best Practices & High Impact Strategies

February 4 @ 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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This session is devoted to sharing best practices on NYS math test prep. The session will identify prioritized content based on the NYS testing blueprint, strategies for how to reteach for deep student engagement, and sharing of best instructional practices to ensure students are successful on the 2020 NYS math assessment. By attending this session, attendees will leave with... - A scope and sequences of teaching objectives leading up to the NYS math test - Data analysis and strategy design…

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Building Authentic Relationships

February 5 @ 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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Relationship building is an essential piece of teaching; how can we do it better? In this session, participants will explore both the challenges and possibilities of building authentic relationships with students. We will explore how rigor requires relationships and identify and practice strategies that can deepen our relationships with young people. By attending this session, attendees will leave with... - Specific strategies for deepening relationships with young people. - Self-reflection practices for showing up authentically in relationships with young people…

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Implementing Kagan Cooperative Learning Strategies

February 5 @ 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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This workshop is designed for teachers and school leaders who would like to facilitate more effective partner and group work in their classrooms and schools that includes differentiation best practices. The workshop will focus on cooperative learning structures that can be used with a wide variety of ages and can be applied to any content area. Presenter: Anna Reeve

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Differentiating Whole Class Novels in the Co-Taught Classroom

February 6 @ 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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This workshop is designed for 4th-12th grade teachers or school leaders who are currently co-teaching or coaching literature in a setting where a whole class novel is being used. By attending this session, attendees will leave with... Strategies to effectively differentiate a literature classroom in order to support struggling readers Strategies for supporting comprehension, fluency, and response to reading Note: If you have already taken Anna's session about differentiating a CTT Literature and Writing classroom, do not sign up for…

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Growing Racial Literacy & Decolonizing Behavioral Support (Part 1)

February 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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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 racist narratives that have embedded themselves within the institution of the school. For the students we teach (and especially for students of color), this means that they are subjected routinely to punitive approaches that cause lasting and undue harm. In the first installment of this two-part workshop series, participants will…

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Critical Listening to Develop Leadership and Community in Schools

February 10 @ 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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Critical listening is an important tool for cultivating healthy, supportive relationships with colleagues and loved ones. One of the challenges of critical listening, however, is that this practice can bring to light individual and cultural biases that disrupt the listener’s ability to support and empathize with the speaker. During this workshop, participants will develop skills in equity-based critical listening, learning how to disrupt and name moments of bias while supporting others in developing empathy and an expanded worldview. We will…

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College Access for Undocumented & DACAmented students

February 12 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
NYC Charter School Center – Training Room, 111 Broadway, Suite 604
New York, NY 10006 United States
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Every year, approximately 98,000 undocumented students graduate from high school, yet only 5-10% of them go onto college. High school counselors and educators can play an important role in providing resources and guidance on the college admission process and financial aid for undocumented students. This session supports educators in building knowledge and skills in order to effectively support immigrant students through the college-admissions process. By attending this session, attendees will leave with... An understanding of key federal and NY state…

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Integrating Vocabulary Instruction Throughout the Content Areas

February 12 @ 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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This secondary workshop will provide a research and theoretical base for how to integrate vocabulary instruction into our middle and high school classrooms in ways that are meaningful and authentic, allowing for long-term retention. Participants will explore a variety of hands-on, culturally responsive, and practical activities that all content area teachers can use. Special emphasis will be placed on working with diverse learners, specifically students with special needs and ELLs/MLLs. By attending this session, attendees will leave with... An understanding…

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Promoting Language Development & Aligning Small Group to Content Instruction

February 25 @ 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 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: Maria Dove

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