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To empower our schools in their development of inclusive educational environments, we are offering our spring 2021 programming completely online – including workshops, panel discussions, practicums, mini-conferences, and webinars.

Email professional development inquiries to Kevin@inclusiveedny.org.

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August 2021

Stern Math AIS Training (ONLINE)

August 16 @ 8:00 am - August 20 @ 12:00 pm

Stern Math is a hands-on approach to learning, one where students actively participate. Students contribute to their own education and through an intuitive, guided system they develop a concrete, as well as an abstract understanding of mathematical principles while having fun. Part 1 of this virtual series will cover early Number sense, addition and subtraction within 100 and Part 2 will cover Multiplication, Division, Fractions and Decimals. DATES, TIMES, & TOPICS 08/16/21, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Number Magnitude,…

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MLL/ELL Boot Camp (August 2021)

August 16 @ 8:30 am - August 19 @ 10:00 am

In this four-day training, participants will learn the ins and outs of MLL/ELL education in charter schools. We will cover mandates and best practices when it comes to: federal and state regulations, translation and interpretation, enrollment, assessment, programming, and instruction. Participants will have ample opportunities to reflect on next step and connect with fellow new-to-charter MLL/ELL educators. Note: This year we are spreading MLL/ELL Boot Camp across FOUR SESSIONS IN FOUR DAYS. The deadline to register is August 12. 08/16/21…

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Special Education Boot Camp (Online)

August 24 @ 9:00 am - August 27 @ 11:00 am

Are you leading the special education department at your school? Are you new the special education coordinator or director role? Join us! The Collaborative’s Special Education Boot Camp is filled with all the information your school needs to run a successful special education program. The Collaborative team will provide attendees with a digital binder of key resources, tools, and templates to help schools ensure compliant and high quality programs. Participants will leave feeling prepared and confident to lead their school’s…

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Co-Teaching Boot Camp: Coaching Co-Teaching (Part 1)

August 31 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us for Day One of our three-day* Co-Teaching Boot Camp! Through working together with your school’s leadership team, participants will reflect on how to best set up for and support co-teaching. 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.* Intended audience: This workshop is meant…

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September 2021

Co-Teaching Boot Camp: Setting the Co-Teaching Foundation – Relationships, Trust, Vision-Alignment, & More! (Part 2)

September 1 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

When two teachers are in a room together (whether that room is virtual or brick-and-mortar!), how can we ensure the outcomes for kids are substantively different and more effective than if one teacher were teaching alone? In this Day Two of our three-day* Co-Teaching Boot Camp, co-teachers will lay the foundation for a co-teaching relationship by aligning their classroom visions, proactively preparing for differences and potential conflicts, and determining impactful structures for co-planning and co-assessing. By setting a foundation routed…

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Co-Teaching Boot Camp: Co-Teaching Models and Co-Planning 101 (Part 3)

September 2 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

In the final session of our three-day* Co-Teaching Boot Camp, we will explore Wendy Murawski's question, "How is what these two teachers are doing substantively different and more effective for kids than 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…

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Immigration & Education: Supporting Undocumented & Mixed Status Families

September 8 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Immigrant students and families were one of the populations disproportionally impacted by COVID-19. As we return to schools, educators are often the first adults that students come to when searching for answers and support about their own immigration status or their family's. While educators are not expected to know the specifics of immigration law, they should know basic rights that are available to all students regardless of their immigration status. In addition, educators must be aware of ways they can…

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MLL/ELL Boot Camp REPEAT (September 2021)

September 13 @ 9:00 am - September 17 @ 11:00 am

In this four-day training, participants will learn the ins and outs of MLL/ELL education in charter schools. We will cover mandates and best practices when it comes to: federal and state regulations, translation and interpretation, enrollment, assessment, programming, and instruction. Participants will have ample opportunities to reflect on next step and connect with fellow new-to-charter MLL/ELL educators. Note: This year we are spreading MLL/ELL Boot Camp across FOUR SESSIONS IN FOUR DAYS. The deadline to register is September 9th. 09/13/21…

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Interpreting MLL/ELL Students’ NYSESLAT & NYSITELL Scores

September 15 @ 3:15 pm - 4:30 pm

In this workshop, participants will learn how to read the RLAT, the ATS report that breaks down MLLs' NYSESLAT scores from the past three years, as well as their NYSITELL score. Participants will explore how to understand the raw vs. converted scores, understand the nuances of how MLLs/ELLs are performing overall, as well as in the four domains: speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about and explore different resources that can help them track…

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Lunch & Learn: SY21-22 Inclusive Schools Initiative

September 17 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

In this seat-free lunch & learn, we invite school leadership teams to find out about our Inclusive Schools Initiative for SY21-22, this year focusing on revising our Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) practices. We'll provide an overview of our year-long partnership with national MTSS expert Michael McSheehan that includes monthly "central" and individualized sessions and information on how schools can participate in a cohort of like-minded educators who are committed to leveraging their academic and behavior systems to address disproportionality…

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