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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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December 2019

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

December 9, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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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Supportive Space for Educators of Color: A People of Color Affinity Group

December 10, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
NYC Charter School Center – Training Room, 111 Broadway, Suite 604
New York, NY 10006 United States
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This group will be an informal supportive space for educators of color to build community and strengthen their self-advocacy tools and anti-racist pedagogy. We will engage in dialogue about racism, oppression, and its impact on educators of color, students and the communities in which we work. We will also discuss best practices for self-care, self-advocacy, and practicing anti-racist pedagogy and anti-racist dialogue within school spaces. This group is ongoing, and welcomes new participants to drop-in. *This event is seat-free for…

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Strategies for Supporting Newcomer MLLs/ELLs & SLIFE Students

December 11, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 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 to facilitate teaching and learning in diverse contexts. Participants will engage directly in best practice techniques as they explore Newcomer/SLIFE education, culturally-sensitive trauma, and impactful instructional tools that lead to healthy socio-linguistic integration and academic success. The day will be divided into three distinct workshop sessions, with the following objectives. We will: a) establish a common knowledge and vocabulary around Newcomer/Recent Arriver and SLIFE students; b) identify key manifestations of transition shock (trauma) and gain tools…

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Using Data to Guide Change

December 12, 2019 @ 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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Kelly Wickham Hurst is a 23 year public school veteran as both a classroom teacher and an administrator in guidance, dean and assistant principal roles. In 2016, she created Being Black at School to help advocate for Black students both in schools with educators as well as for parents raising Black children. In addition to this, she is a National Trainer & Organizer for Crossroads Antiracism Organizing and Training. In her session, educators will learn how to use data to…

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White Anti-Racism Affinity Group

December 12, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
NYC Charter School Center – Training Room, 111 Broadway, Suite 604
New York, NY 10006 United States
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This will be an informal group discussion for white educators who would like accountability towards doing the work of unpacking white privilege.  Participants will engage in dialogue around identifying and understanding white privilege and how to engage in conversations around race so that we do not perpetuate racial injustice in our schools and classrooms.  It is a space where white educators can practice, model, and improve anti-racist practices through asking ignorant questions and processing deep emotion without co-opting multiracial dialogues…

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Ethics and Protocols of Live Interpretation

December 13, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
NYC Charter School Center – Training Room, 111 Broadway, Suite 604
New York, NY 10006 United States
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Federal law mandates that MLL/ELL parents receive the same information that English speaking parents receive in a language they understand. The Department of Justice and the Office for Civil Rights have stated that schools may use staff to act as translators and interpreters, provided that staff are trained. In this training, participants will learn about cultural competency and the ins and outs of interpretation. They will have an opportunity to participate in role-plays related to common scenarios that arise during…

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Supporting MLLs/ELLs Through UDL: Recruiting Interest & Culturally Responsive Teaching (Part 2)

December 17, 2019 @ 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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Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is an approach to lesson planning that emphasizes engagement and multiple entry points for all students. In this session, participants will be able to understand the overlap of UDL and culturally responsive teaching and will learn strategies to plan for access and engagement for MLLs/ELLs. Work time will be built in to problem-solve common barriers to implementation and to edit upcoming lesson or unit plans using the strategies and tools explored in the workshop. Presenter: Melissa…

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Supporting MLLs/ELLs Through UDL: Work Session

December 17, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
NYC Charter School Center – Training Room, 111 Broadway, Suite 604
New York, NY 10006 United States
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Join us in an optional work session to think through how to bring lessons learned to life in your own schools. Participants will be able to speak with fellow practitioners and walk away with actionable next steps. Presenter: Melissa Katz *This event is part of the MLL/ELL Instruction strand and is seat-free for members of The Collaborative for Inclusive Education.

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January 2020

MLL/ELL Testing Accommodations (Webinar)

January 13 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
NYC Charter School Center – Training Room, 111 Broadway, Suite 604
New York, NY 10006 United States
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In this webinar, participants will learn about legal mandates and best practices for providing ELLs testing accommodations. Common pitfalls and solutions will be explored and Q&A time will be built in for attendees to pose questions. By attending this session, attendees will leave with... An understanding of the state regulations around MLL/ELL testing accommodations Ideas for best practices in implementing testing accommodations throughout the year **Note that schools receive a set amount of seats to ELL Compliance & Assessment, based…

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