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To empower our schools in their development of inclusive educational environments, each semester we offer dozens of workshops, panel discussions, mini-conferences, and more!

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April 2022

Practical and Creative Strategies for Challenging Behaviors in the Classroom (Part 2)

April 12 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Expand your toolbox for transforming challenging behaviors into participation, intrinsic motivation, and a classroom culture of care and growth! This workshop will employ methods infused with scientific, developmental neuroscience as well as whole child research. We will consider the role of sensory needs, executive function, SEL and learning abilities in how they impact behavior and drive our practical interventions. Lean into classroom and school-based prevention, response, and intervention. Leave empowered with innovative and concrete tools, a flexible methodology you can…

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Pre, During, After Literacy Strategies for Small Group Instruction Part 2 (Grades 3-12)

April 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

We don’t deny students the opportunity to engage with complex text, we remove barriers and add access to text in small groups! Using flexible grouping strategies is imperative in helping struggling readers access complex text. During this two-part workshop, teachers will gather instructional strategies and resources to differentiate instruction for students while they work in small groups. *Note: This is a 2-part series and only one seat will be used per participant for the entire series. Participants will automatically be…

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Lunch and Learn: Diving Into iReady Data

April 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join the Collaborative for Inclusive Education on April 13 for a "Lunch and Learn" opportunity to dive into your iReady data. We’ll review features available to you in your teacher toolbox for growth comparisons, groupings, and individual student goals. iReady is a great online product for adaptive learning support. If your school has the tool, learn the features to be better teachers! By attending this session attendees will learn... - ways to look up reports in iReady - strategies to…

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May 2022

DBT Academy Program Cohort 2 (Session 5)

May 5 @ 9:45 am - 11:45 am

Session 5 of 5: Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Academy with the Child Mind Institute. This school year, responding to student mental health needs in the midst of the current pandemic must be a priority for schools. We know our students cannot learn and succeed at their fullest potential when mental health needs are not being addressed. In response, we are excited to be partnering this semester with the Child Mind Institute to offer their DBT Academy Advanced Mental Health training…

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Let’s Not Return to Normal: Putting Theory Into Practice Part 1

May 10 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
New York, NY United States + Google Map

Near the end of his powerful text, Duncan-Andrade wrote (2009), “We must implore our colleagues to recognize that our damaged petals, and those of our students, are not what need to be reformed out of us; they are what need to be celebrated about us. Each time we convey this—the true value of the painful path—we are building critical hope in the person next to us who wonders if they, too, can make it through the crack” (p. 192). During…

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Let’s Not Return to Normal: Putting Theory Into Practice Part 2

May 17 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
New York, NY United States + Google Map

This session will continue our work to take tangible action to upend normal approaches to teaching and learning on the path to educational justice using Duncan-Andrade’s work as our critical text. During this session, participants will focus on one student or classroom for whom they will reimagine their curricular or behavioral support approach. The goal in part 2 of our workshop series is for participants to begin reimagining a piece of curriculum or behavioral support (with the focal student/classroom in…

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Let’s Not Return to Normal: Putting Theory Into Practice Part 3

May 24 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
New York, NY United States + Google Map

In our final session, participants will use what they’ve been discussing and brainstorming to draft a fuller curriculum or behavioral support plan reflective of a transformed approach. A portion of the time provided will be dedicated to participants’ workshopping their plan with fellow attendees. This session will continue our work to take tangible action to upend normal approaches to teaching and learning on the path to educational justice using Duncan-Andrade’s work as our critical text. Speaker: Pamela Jones

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MLL/ELL Compliance: Closing Out the Year and Planning Your Summer

May 25 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

It's never too early to begin planning MLL/ELL programming and supports for next school year. MLLs/ELLs are a population of students that have been disproportionately affected by COVID academically. It is vital that schools get their MLL/ELL programming and supports launched ASAP in Fall 2022 following the initial MLL/ELL Identification window. In this session learn the various tasks that can be done at the close of the school year and throughout the Summer to ensure MLL/ELL identification and programming compliance,…

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June 2022

SY22-23 Collaborative Membership

June 7 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

In this FREE webinar, participants will learn about the exciting offerings in Collaborative membership for next school year. We'll explore new aspects of membership, the differences between Select through Premier benefits, and participants will walk away with a better understanding about which level of membership would best support their school's inclusive goals. Time for Q&A will also be provided. Presenter: Melissa Katz

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Annual Education Conference: Reflect, Rethink, Reimagine

June 9 @ 8:30 am - June 10 @ 4:00 pm

This year's Annual Education Conference, Reflect, Rethink, Reimagine, is happening on June 9 and 10! On Day 1, we'll hear from morning keynote speaker Monique Morris on cultivating joyful learning spaces for Black girls and our afternoon keynote address with Diane Fenner will speak to advocating and leading for multilingual learners. Attendees will also get to participate in TWO rounds of breakout sessions with choice in learning more about MTSS & UDL, supporting LGBTQ+ students, facilitating critical conversations in our…

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