Featured Training Series
The Collaborative provides its members with professional development experiences that bring together like-minded experts and practitioners to learn about and discuss supports for our more vulnerable populations.
Our three featured PD series include the National Speaker Series, featuring high-profile experts, our For Leaders trainings aimed at creating school-wide change, and our Intensive Learning Cohorts which offer deep dives into high impact topics.
membership levels at a glance
- Over 60 event seats/semester
- Discounts on academic intervention support trainings
- Technical assistance on special populations questions
- Access to resource libraries and communities of practice
- Unlimited job posts on our special populations job board
- Up to 3 special education school visits/semester
- Up to 2 MLL/ELL school visits/semester
- Options for onsite customizable 2-hour inclusive education workshops
- Options for special populations program audits
- Training and certification for up to 15 staff members on CPI’s non-violent crisis intervention
- Admittance to new LCSP cohort-model learning opportunities
- Access to our Inclusive Schools Initiative (plus 1 free seat)
- 4 seats/series to the Leading for Equity Institute
- 4 seats/series to the Rethinking Discipline Series
The National Speaker Series brings high-profile experts to NYC to discuss innovation and action in the field of inclusive and equitable education.
Inclusive schools rely on inclusive leaders. Every semester, we offer leader-specific professional development focused on creating school-wide change.
Our cohort-style learning opportunities offer deep dives into high impact topics, enabling you to learn from both experts in inclusive and equitable education and fellow practitioners, during multiple sessions.
“There are many times that we, as a school, don’t have the capacity to bring in a specialist. Luckily, with the shared resources of NYC charter schools’ and the planning, expertise, and thoughtfulness of the Collaborative, we can still access these innovative ideas in the field of special education and inclusion.”
NIKKI LADOPOULOS, DIRECTOR OF STUDENT SUPPORTS, COMMUNITY ROOTS CHARTER SCHOOL
“Melissa provided tremendous guidance to our school as we worked to execute our vision for ELL services. Her onsite expertise and remote accessibility has been an ongoing support to school leaders. We’re excited about the changes to ELL programming we’re rolling out this year and know it will have such a positive impact on our scholars. Without Melissa, this would have been much more challenging and confusing work.”
JENNIFER YOUNG, DIRECTOR OF STUDENT SERVICES, ASCEND LEARNING
“Thanks to the Collaborative’s resources and insight, our school feels really empowered to utilize these tools to provide the best support for our students.”
CASSANDRA SMITH, SPECIAL EDUCATION COORDINATOR, NORTHSIDE CHARTER HIGH SCHOOL
“The Collaborative has been a constant support to our developing teachers and programs. We benefit from the extensive professional development they offer, and always return to campus feeling reinvigorated with immediate takeaways towards the benefit of our scholars. Our ability to develop specialized supports within all of our special populations programs is enhanced by their hands-on and deliberate guidance. Each time they visit our schools with a specific lens for consultation, we are left with immediate feedback and tons of resources for continued development.”
ELLIE GROSE, DIRECTOR OF SPECIAL EDUCATION, DEMOCRACY PREP PUBLIC SCHOOLS
“KIPP NYC has been a proud member of the Collaborative since its inception. We are grateful for your expertise and quick replies to our questions on behalf of our students with special needs and English language learners. Thank you for serving the NYC charter sector to ensure all children in the city receive these supports.”
CRAIG VARSA, DIRECTOR OF PSYCHOLOGY, KIPP NYC
The Collaborative has been instrumental in our compliance success. Not only did they assist us in creating and maintaining effective compliance trackers, they’ve helped us follow up on individual student issues, compliance trends, and even get Related Service providers! Most importantly, my ability to track compliance issues and communicate effectively with the CSE has increased as a direct result of coaching by Collaborative staff.