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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

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 with Ramapo for Children, 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…

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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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Restorative Practices & Racial Justice (Part 1)

February 7 @ 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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Teacher, Know Thyself: Grow Your Racial Literacy, Decolonize 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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How to Survive Being A Teacher: Restorative Poses & Community Building

February 13 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
NYC Charter School Center – Training Room, 111 Broadway, Suite 604
New York, NY 10006 United States
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Educators who work with students in trauma often carry the weight of their students with them. This session offers physical respite for those who struggle with “compassion fatigue”.  Using restorative yoga poses, designed to allow the body to rest and recover as well as gentle movement sequences, students will be encouraged to quiet the mind.  This one-hour workshop will include aromatherapy (essential oils), mandalas, and lying down–so please bring a yoga mat or a towel and dress with comfort in…

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