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.

June 2018

The Intersection of Equity and Inclusion: Cultivating a Community of Change Agents (Members Only)

The Collaborative’s Annual Education Conference convenes educators from across NYC to engage with and learn from national experts. This year, we’ll explore the intersection of equity and inclusion and how to create change within your sphere of influence.

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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November 2018

The Essence of Trauma-Informed Practices for Schools

The field of psychological trauma has revealed many fundamental ways in which the brain operates under extreme stress. These insights are not just relevant for people with diagnosable PTSD, they are important to understand for anyone who has ever felt extreme stress, panic, or hurt.

November 2018

Elevating Co-teaching Through UDL

Providing equitable learning experiences in any inclusive classroom has its share of rewards and challenges. With UDL to the rescue, specific action steps transform any challenge as co-teachers embrace a solution seeking mindset.

December 2018

Teaching Tolerance Curriculum

The Teaching Tolerance Curriculum is a collection of K-12 literacy-based, anti-bias, social justice resources that are aligned to the Common Core English Language Arts and Literacy standards and to the groundbreaking Teaching Tolerance Social Justice Standards.

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.