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To empower our schools in their development of inclusive educational environments, we are offering our fall 2020 programming completely online – including workshops, panel discussions, practicums, mini-conferences, and webinars.

Collaborative members can download our Fall 2020 seat tracker here.

Email professional development inquiries to Kevin@inclusiveedny.org.

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September 2020

MLL/ELL Families as Partners: Honoring Cultural and Linguistic Diversity

September 21 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

In this lunch-and-learn panel discussion, three national experts will share their work and engagement of MLL/ELL and immigrant families. Topics covered include language access and justice, partnering with MLL/ELL families with an additive mindset, and lessons learned from the digital divide. Panelists include: 1. Talking Points, a translation app that they use in MLL/ELL schools/communities 2. Yvette Sanchez Fuentes , who ran Headstart under President Obama 3. Adrián Pedroza, the National Director of Strategic Partnerships at Abriendo Puertas Note: This is a SEAT-FREE session for Collaborative…

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Making Student Growth Visible with Digital Portfolios

September 21 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
New York, NY United States

The transition to remote learning has led many of us to consider alternative ways to measure student learning. This session will explain how to conduct portfolio presentations with students in order to make growth more visible for both students and parents. The session will also explore how portfolio presentations help prepare students to tackle common core speaking standards. By attending this session, attendees will leave with... -Knowledge and ideas to implement portfolios with their students in order to make growth…

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Mental Health and Learning Disorders 101

September 22 @ 10:30 am - 11:45 am

One in 5 children has a mental health or learning disorder. These disorders are real, common and treatable — and often, educators are the first to notice their signs and symptoms. This workshop will help you understand when student’s behavior is part of typical development, or when it may be the signs of a diagnosis such as depression, anxiety, OCD or ADHD. Attendees will also understand when and how to help families seek outside support to ensure success at home and in the classroom (virtual and physical) environment. By attending this session, attendees will leave with parents will take…

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Co-Teaching Best Practices: Using the High Leverage Models

September 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

In this session, we will explore Wendy Murawski’s question, “How is what these two teachers are doing substantively different and more effective for kids than what one teacher would be doing alone?” Co-teaching pairs will dig deeper into what it means to co-teach, understand the qualities of effective co-teaching, and learn about a variety of co-instruction models, focusing on the three high-leverage models. Participants will have the opportunity to review lessons with different co-teaching models, consider when and how they…

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Implementing Anti-bias Education

September 23 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Educators will work to identify the bias and its consequences in their classroom. Participants will learn to implement strategies to reduce identity-based outcomes by examining the characteristics of whiteness to find the unspoken “rules” or “norms” currently alive in their classroom. By attending this session, attendees will leave with a process to evaluate their classroom management procedures and grading policies. Presenter: Britt Hawthorne Note: Collaborative members will use only one National Speaker Series (NSS) seat to attend this two-part series.

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MTSS Considerations for the Remote New School Year (Part 2)

September 24 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Multi-tiered System of Support (MTSS) is a comprehensive, integrated educational framework with a prevention-oriented, tiered delivery approach to instruction and assessment that uses data to help match academic, behavioral and social-emotional support to learners’ needs. Equity-based MTSS values and welcomes each and every learner as a full member of their school. Through MTSS, schools provide learners what they need, when they need it, for as long as they need it. Building on the content and participant interests shared in the…

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Teacher Collaboration and Planning for MLL/ELL Instruction

September 24 @ 3:15 pm - 4:30 pm

Collaborative instructional planning for English learners (ELs) has become a growing practice in schools throughout the United States for developing students’ academic and English language competence.  In this interactive webinar, participants will examine how to create routines for collaborative planning in order to yield effective instruction to meet ELs' diverse academic and language development needs. Participants will also investigate various instructional routines that support the success of co-planning. Both face-to-face and remote learning environments will be explored. Additionally, the challenges…

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Coffee & Conversations: Special Education & COVID-19 Guidance

September 25 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Reopening guidance, especially as it pertains to Special Education can be confusing!  Join the Collaborative in this SEAT-FREE session to hear our interpretation of the latest DOE guidance, along with suggestions and considerations as you tackle reopening. Guidance discussed in this session will include per pupil billing, as well as Integrated Co-teaching (ICT). Responses to frequently asked questions will also be shared. The session will end with time for Q&A. Facilitators: Jennifer Rodriguez & Alexandra Apfel

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Co-Teaching Best Practices: Effective Co-Planning

September 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

As Elizabeth Stein, author of Elevating Co-teaching through UDL, says that co-teachers must “establish consistent planning routines, listen to each other’s ideas, and combine the expertise of both co-teachers”. In this session, co-teaching pairs will have the opportunity to consider different ways to co-plan, create planning structures, watch a co-planning conversation, review co-planning templates, and much more. Considerations will be discussed on brick-and-mortar vs. hybrid vs. remote learning environments. *Co-teaching pairs should attend together. Coaches are welcome! Presenters: Jennifer Rodriguez…

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Empowered Learners: Self-Regulation Tools & Strategies (Access) [Part 1]

September 29 @ 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm

This is the first in a series of four live webinars that will respond to the challenges: "How do I engage and motivate learners? How do I sustain students' attention and focus? How can I support learners to take charge of their learning? In following UDL guidelines, this first workshop will set the foundation for understanding self-regulation as well as how to provide opportunities for each learner to access strategies to empower their learning. By attending this session, attendees will…

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