December 2018


    Join us to hear two great presenters, Haben Girm and Dr. Rosa Perez-Isiah, present their talks on Disability & Innovation: The Universal Benefits of Inclusion and Funds of Knowledge: Tapping into the Cultural Capital of Latino Students and Families.

    In addition to ongoing professional development throughout the school year, the Collaborative hosts larger-scale conferences and mini-conferences in order to convene public educators from across the county. Led by nationally-renowned experts, educators participate in discussions and trainings where they are encouraged to challenge mindsets, expand skillsets, and collaborate with one another – as well as reflect on issues affecting education nationwide.

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    January 2019

    Facilitating Critical Conversations

    Gain resources to help educators and students talk openly about historical roots and contemporary manifestations of social inequality and discrimination. Explore commonly held beliefs and biases that influence educators’ abilities to be responsive to all students.

    February 2019

    The Highly Engaged Inclusive Classroom

    In this fast-paced workshop, Susan Hentz will integrate a wealth of practical strategies, tools, and ideas for creating a highly engaging classroom where every student is an active learner. The presenter will share numerous successful techniques to motivate students, maintain their involvement and improve their achievement.

    March 2019

    Elevating Students’ Stories: Culturally Responsive Practices with Insight on Supporting Immigrant Students & Families

    In this interactive session, educators will be able to understand the importance of creating safe and welcoming spaces in order for students to thrive.

    May 2019

    Starting a Movement in a PLC: Building Culture from the Inside-Out

    The most common challenge for schools on the PLC journey is how to transition from a culture of compliance to a culture of commitment. Collective responsibility in a PLC exists when two fundamental assumptions are in place.

    May 2018

    Decentering Whiteness in Teaching & Learning

    This session will allow for an experiential space where participants can interrogate the dominant standard for communication, self-expression, and behavior that by its nature “others” people of color. We will explore the implications of this narrative in the workplace, including the experienced impact of stereotyping on staff and students.

    May 2018

    How Does Who I Am Impact How I Teach?

    As part of our Equity Series in partnership with NYU’s Metropolitan Center, come explore the impact of race, power, and privilege on teaching and learning. Participants will engage in personal reflection on their own racial, ethnic, and cultural lens and analyze its impact on relationships and interactions with others.

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