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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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September 2019

Transcending Boundaries Through Family Literacy: An Exploration of ENL Learning and Teaching with Technology

September 27 @ 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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Technology can provide powerful new pathways to help family literacy programs more fully meet MLL/ELLs needs. When thoughtfully integrated, technology can offer new supports and educational opportunities for ENL parents, helping them become confident partners in their children's learning. A focus on six current trends at the forefront of MLL/ELL teaching with a look at practical implementation paths towards student and family literacy. By attending this session, attendees will leave with... free online and tech family literacy resources for teachers…

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October 2019

Tenement Museum Presents: Centering the Immigrant Experience in Curriculum (Webinar)

October 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

In this webinar, the ESOL team from NYC’s Tenement Museum will share information about how educators can help students place their own immigration experience within a broader historical and political framework and promote critical engagement with civic issues through their Shared Journeys program. The presenters will also share information about this free ESOL workshop designed for New York City public middle and high school students and how they provide a unique context for English language learning. Presented By: Pedro Garcia Julia Mushalko *This…

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NCI: Verbal De-escalation & Physical Disengagement

October 7 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 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), participants 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. By utilizing discussions, role-plays and activities, attendees will leave the workshop with certification in verbal de-escalation and physical disengagement skills by the Crisis Prevention Institute and strategies to support students and staff in moments of crisis. Suggested Audience: Teachers, Counselors, Deans, Administrators  (*FOR…

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What You Need to Know About Supporting Undocumented Students (Webinar)

October 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Educators are often the first adults that children come to when searching for answers and support about their or their family's immigration status. 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 create safe classroom spaces through strategies and relevant curriculum. This training is a foundational conversation that is intended for…

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Leading for Equity Institute (Part 1)

October 8 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
NYC Charter School Center – Training Room, 111 Broadway, Suite 604
New York, NY 10006 United States
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Facilitated by national educational equity expert Dr. Ebony Green, the Leading for Equity Institute is a two-day seminar designed to support school leaders and their leadership teams as they seek to ensure equitable outcomes for all their students. Leaders will explore the expanded definition of cultural relevancy and educational equity and evaluate how school environments do or do not promote equity of voice, both for staff and students. On Day 1 of the Leading for Equity Institute, school teams will…

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Supporting MLL/ELLs in the Reading & Writing Workshop

October 15 @ 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 session is focused on supporting MLL/ELLs in the Reading and Writing Workshop. Educators will be presented with differentiated instructional strategies for supporting learners at all language proficiency levels throughout all stages of the Reading and Writing Workshop: planning units of study, whole-group instruction, guided learning experiences, small-group instruction, and reflection and sharing. The instructional strategies and suggestions will include informational and fiction units of study with classroom teaching and differentiation examples, suggested children's literature and student examples. Attendees will…

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Comprehensive Suicide Risk Assessment & Management

October 16 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
NYC Charter School Center – Training Room, 111 Broadway, Suite 604
New York, NY 10006 United States
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This workshop aims at educating the key school personnel/teams on the fundamentals of understanding suicide. Participants will begin to understand suicide as a youth epidemic and a crisis, learn how to identify and talk to at-risk students, learn how to discuss suicide with families and other staff to de-escalate, develop a multi-tiered approach to assessment and management, and discuss/begin foundational planning for suicide safety in their schools. It is recommended to attend with a colleague and/or school leader. Continuing Education…

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Fostering Empathy & Equity Through Critical Listening Strategies for Leaders

October 17 @ 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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Parker (2010) reminds us that "Equitable and trustworthy conjoint living is not only a matter of being heard but also of hearing others"(p. 2827). As leaders and educators, we often get so caught up in speaking that we forget to listen - to ourselves and to others. However, those in leadership positions are best positioned to cultivate empathy in school communities by developing critical listening skills than can support their teachers and students through reflective practices and introduction to multiple…

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Supportive Space for Educators of Color: A People of Color Affinity Group

October 17 @ 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 colors, 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 members…

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Creating a Positive Classroom Learning Community: “Good-bye” Behavior Gimmicks, “Hello” Research-Based Practices

October 18 @ 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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Our goal is to ensure all students are socially and academically prepared for success in their college and career transitions. We want our students to make healthy choices and use what they learn to improve their lives and the lives of others. Thus, our behavioral approach should promote respect for self and others, and build a positive classroom learning community. In this workshop, participants will explore strategies and techniques for the four pillars on motivating students and increasing student academic…

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