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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October 2017

CHIME Charter School Presents ‘Creating Inclusive Environments’

The Collaborative is excited to bring the fourth cohort of NYC charter schools to California to experience the CHIME Institute’s nationally recognized model for fully inclusive environments for all learners, first-hand. Participants will work with teachers and leaders from CHIME to observe classrooms and receive training on systems and strategies that support inclusive schools.

November 2017

NEW! Fall Equity Conference

This first-ever fall conference will focus on disproportionality in special education and equity for all learners. Educators will explore culturally responsive practices and reflect on the current climate around discipline, referral to special education, placement, and achievement – in order to take action towards ensuring equity in our schools.

November 29, 2017

Solutions to Challenging Behavior with Dr. Ross Greene

When addressing challenging behavior, learning how to identify underdeveloped cognitive skills can lead to dramatically different outcomes. Internationally-renowned expert and author, Dr. Ross Greene, will present strategies for interpreting behavior and working collaboratively with students to proactively address behavior.

Spring 2018

8th Annual Education Conference – Spring 2018

The annual conference brings the country’s biggest names and experts to NYC and highlights local expertise from the City’s charter sector. Aiming to inspire educators by addressing both mindsets and skillsets, the multi-day conference offers keynotes on broader education issues and numerous breakout sessions to support specific school-based focus areas.

More details to come in January!