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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March 2018

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.

March 2018

Developing an Anti-Bias Culture in the Classroom

As part of our Equity Series in partnership with NYU’s Metropolitan Center, this mini-conference will explore foundational concepts such as inclusivity, implicit bias, and stereotyping. Educators will leave with a set of tools for changing individual mindset and creating a community devoted to combatting injustice.

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.

June 2018

8th Annual Education Conference: JUNE 7-8

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 coming soon!