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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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December 2021

Coordinating Inclusive Learning: From Goal to Instruction (Part 3)

December 6, 2021 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

The final part of this three-part series* to support Inclusive Learning/ Special Education Coordinators will focus on planning targeted instruction based on annual IEP goals. Participants will have an opportunity to evaluate S.M.A.R.T.I.E. goals and learn how an annual goal becomes daily instruction. By attending this session, attendees will leave with... - Strategies to break an annual goal into smaller instructional components - A rich understanding of SMARTIE goals Presenter: Haley B Hemwall *Note: Collaborative members will use only ONE…

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Leveling Up Instruction: “Unwrapped” Priority Standards with Levels of Rigor (Part 2)

December 7, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

In Part Two of this three-part National Speaker Series*, participants will learn how to “unwrap” Priority Standards, or how to analyze and deconstruct the wording of each Priority Standard within units of study to pinpoint exactly what students need to know and be able to do as an essential way of gaining the needed clarity of student learning outcomes. We will also explore the second part of the “unwrapping” process, which includes determining Depth of Knowledge (DOK) levels of cognitive…

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The Teaching Triangle: Powerful Teaching Between Educators and Home

December 7, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Have you had students struggle to remember what has been taught?  Have you had students internalize failure, thinking they won’t succeed because they’re “not smart?” There are researched reasons why this happens.  Do you have questions about discussing learning with parents? Patrice Bain will unlock the research, provide evidence-gathered strategies and tips that will boost learning and enhance the “Teaching Triangle” between student, teacher, and home. Best of all, these strategies don’t add to your currently filled plates but will…

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Strengthening MLL/ELL Co-Teaching Practices

December 8, 2021 @ 3:15 pm - 4:30 pm

More and more schools are opting into co-teaching as their MLL/ELL support model. This inclusive structure has the potential to help our MLL/ELL students better access instruction alongside their general education peers, but only if we are purposeful about how we are structuring the co-teaching! In this session, co-teachers and coaches are encouraged to learn together about the co-teaching cycle for MLLs/ELLs. Participants will walk away with practical tools to help with co-planning, co-instruction, and co-assessment that will help them…

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Don’t Return to Normal: Why Anti-Racist Educators Must TRANSFORM Teaching (Part 2)

December 8, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

“There’s been so much learning loss, which is why we need to get back to normal.” We’ve heard this trope countless times in the last year-and-a-half since the pandemic began but what does it mean to return to “normal?” What did “normal” look and feel like for the most marginalized and disenfranchised students in the US before COVID-19? The carceral logics that intersect with schooling (Benjamin, 2021; Laura, 2019) are one norm we should continue seeking to abolish (among many).…

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Mind-Body-MOVE: Supporting Learning Through Movement

December 9, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

If you have questions about how to incorporate movement in your classroom to support the curriculum, then this session is for you! This workshop is designed to develop participants’ understanding of the ways movement supports learning and students’ self-regulation. We will specifically hone in on the “just right” state of regulation for learning and explore movement activities that support concepts in the curriculum to enhance success for all students. Participants will be able to: -
Identify the “just right” state of…

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Supporting Emergent Bilinguals with Dis/abilities:TrUDL as A Pedagogical Framework

December 13, 2021 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am

As we reflect on how to provide access to instruction so that ALL students can succeed, we must consider the balance of both academic language and grade-level content. Join Dr. María Cioè-Peña in Part Two of this two-part series* to learn about the ways in which educators can integrate a translanguaging approach with students’ home languages and English within the Universal Design for Learning framework in order to maximize students' opportunities to learn regardless of their classifications. By attending this…

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Leveling Up Instruction: Unit Learning Targets & Success Criteria (Part 3)

December 14, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

In the final session in this three-part National Speaker Series*, attendees will learn how to write the “unwrapped” Priority Standards as student-worded learning targets—without losing the rigor of those standards. These become the learning outcomes students are to achieve in language they understand, along with Success Criteria—objectively worded performance descriptors that show students exactly how to achieve the unit learning targets. Presenter: Larry Ainsworth *Note: Collaborative members will use only ONE National Speaker Series (NSS) seat to attend this three-part…

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CPI Nonviolent Crisis Intervention & Verbal De-escalation Training: Session 2

December 14, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 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), your school’s designated team* 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 session 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…

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January 2022

Refining Your Coach Approach: The Framework for Student-Centered Coaching (Part 1)

January 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Student-Centered Coaching is an evidence-based instructional coaching model that shifts the focus from ‘fixing’ teachers to collaborating with them to design instruction that targets student outcomes. In this Part 1 of this three-part National Speaker Series with coaching expert Diane Sweeney*, you will learn the guiding principles and core practices for Student-Centered Coaching. This session is best suited for instructional coaches, principals, and network leaders. By attending this session, attendees will leave with... - How Student-Centered Coaching compares with other…

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