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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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November 2019

Session 3: Intro to the Co-Teaching Models (REPEAT)

November 21 @ 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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In the next workshop of our co-teaching series, we will explore Wendy Murawski’s question, “How is what these two teachers are doing substantively different and more effective for kids that what one teacher would be doing alone?” Co-teaching pairs will dig deeper into what it means to co-teach, understand the qualities of effective co-teaching, and learn about a variety of co-instruction models, focusing on the three high-leverage models. Participants will have the opportunity to review lessons with different co-teaching models,…

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Session 4: Intro to Co-Planning (REPEAT)

November 21 @ 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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Restorative Practices & Racial Justice Seminar (Part 2)

November 22 @ 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 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…

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December 2019

Supporting Multilingual Learners: Equitable Reading Assessments and Guided Reading

December 2 @ 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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The call for teachers to base their literacy instruction on a robust view of bilingualism, such as translanguaging, and the ways in which linguistically informed decisions impact equity for emergent bilinguals is clear. Yet, many teachers are unsure about how to begin this work in their classrooms. In this session, participants will be introduced to a process by which reading assessments, such running records, can be adapted to accurately document the reading capabilities of students who use two or more…

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Intro to Accommodating Student Assignments

December 3 @ 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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In this workshop, teachers will learn ways to get to know their students’ needs, preferences, strengths, and interests, and better understand how they can use that information in their lesson planning. Participants will also learn the difference between accommodations and modifications, see examples of how to adjust work for students, and have ample planning time with teachers of the same grade level to tailor assignments to meet students’ needs. Presenter: Jennifer Rodriguez

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Intro to Project Based & Inquiry Learning That Promotes Culturally Responsive Learning Spaces in STEM

December 3 @ 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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Culturally responsive STEM curriculum is an instrument that transforms how children are taught the STEM disciplines and produces knowledge derived from their cultural assets and knowledge constructs. In this introductory session, educators will utilize interactive, hands-on sessions to engage in STEM "hactivities", while simultaneously developing a draft lesson plan that utilizes culturally responsive teaching strategies. In this session, educators will learn how to incorporate project-based learning strategies supported through the utilization of student shared cultural experiences (a main component of…

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Effectively Educating Children with Autism

December 4 @ 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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Members of the NYC Autism Charter School Leadership Team will provide an overview of autism and discuss the pillars of effective education for this population of students. Participants will leave this session with a more comprehensive understanding of autism, an understanding of basic behavioral principles as they apply to this population, instructional strategies to promote learning and skill acquisition, and management strategies to decrease challenging behavior. By attending this session, attendees will leave with... a more comprehensive understanding of autism…

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NCI: Verbal De-escalation & Physical Disengagement

December 5 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
NYC Charter School Center – Training Room, 111 Broadway, Suite 604
New York, NY 10006 United States
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Through training in CPI’s Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (NCI), participants will develop prevention strategies for safely defusing anxious, hostile, or violent behavior at the earliest possible stage. Participants will learn how behavior escalates and how to respond appropriately in order to de-escalate. By utilizing discussions, role-plays and activities, attendees will leave the workshop with certification in verbal de-escalation, physical disengagement skills and physical holding skills by the Crisis Prevention Institute and strategies to support students and staff in moments of crisis.…

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Dive Deeper into Dyslexia Supports: A Speech-Language Pathologist’s Perspective

December 9 @ 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 highlight the basic fundamentals of dyslexia and provide information about the statistical prevalence, general classroom instructional supports and modifications, and specific remediation strategies to assist students with dyslexia. By attending this session, attendees will leave with a deeper understanding of dyslexia and specific resources and intervention methods to support elementary, middle and high school students. Presenter: Lauren Hudacek M.S., CCC-SLP

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Teacher Language Attitudes & the Overrepresentation of Students of Color in Special Education—Exploring the Possible Connections

December 9 @ 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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Research has proven, time and again, that students of color are overrepresented in and over-referred for special education services—a trend rooted in cultural misunderstandings about students’ language and behavioral presentations. The research has documented a connection between teachers’ language attitudes and special education referrals (especially regarding the emotional and behavioral disturbance category). While increasing numbers of researchers are working to document these practices and offer viable solutions to address and effect change in this trend, the family-teacher partnership holds immense…

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