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February 2019

Social/Emotional Development in Early Adolescence

February 26 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
NYC Charter School Center – Training Room, 111 Broadway, Suite 604
New York, NY 10006 United States
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This session will discuss the typical emotional, neurological, and physical development paths of children ages 10-14 and the ways they impact education. This session will place challenging early adolescent behaviors into developmental context. We will take a strengths-based approach to identify ways to channel students’ tendencies into opportunities for growth. In addition to lecture and video, this session will use small-group discussion, role-playing, and reflection on our own experiences as adolescents. We will work together to identify ways to provide…

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Teacher, Know Thyself: Decolonize the Mind, Decolonize Behavioral Support (Part I: Theoretical Considerations)

February 26 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
NYC Charter School Center – Training Room, 111 Broadway, Suite 604
New York, NY 10006 United States
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***This workshop is part of a Professional Learning Cohort (PLC). You will automatically be registered for PART 2 on 03/22/19. You must attend both sessions. Whether we are aware of it or not, the classroom management approaches we adopt are a direct reflection of the values we espouse. Too often, these values are shaped by colonized narratives that abound in society at-large and that have embedded themselves within the institution of the school. For the students we teach (especially students…

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March 2019

Honoring Students Cultural and Linguistic Diversity

March 1 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
NYC Charter School Center – Training Room, 111 Broadway, Suite 604
New York, NY 10006 United States
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This session will focus on culturally relevant teaching specifically for emergent bilinguals (ELLs/multilingual learners). We look at specific curriculum and materials across content areas that reflect the lives, experiences, and languages of these learners and their communities. We will also explore ways to engage multilingual families in diverse literacy practices, virtual spaces, and school involvement. This session focuses on elementary school classrooms, but all are welcome and we will make connections to all grade levels and learning contexts. By attending…

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NCI Modified Content: Verbal De-escalation and Physical Disengagement

March 2 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
NYC Charter School Center – Training Room, 111 Broadway, Suite 604
New York, NY 10006 United States
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(Previously referred to as “CPI part 1”) ONLY for Enhanced and Premier members of the NYC Special Education Collaborative.   Through training in CPI’s Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (NCI), participants will develop prevention strategies for safely defusing anxious, hostile, or violent behavior at the earliest possible stage. Participants will learn how behavior escalates and how to respond appropriately. By utilizing discussions, role-plays and activities, attendees will leave the session with certification in verbal de-escalation and physical disengagement skills by the Crisis…

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NCI Full Content: Verbal and Physical Intervention

March 2 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
NYC Charter School Center – Training Room, 111 Broadway, Suite 604
New York, NY 10006 United States
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FOR PREMIER MEMBERS OF THE NYC SPECIAL EDUCATION COLLABORATIVE ONLY.  Through training in CPI’s Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (NCI), participants will develop prevention strategies for safely defusing anxious, hostile, or violent behavior at the earliest possible stage. Participants will learn how behavior escalates and how to respond appropriately in order to de-escalate. By utilizing discussions, role-plays and activities, attendees will leave the session with certification in verbal de-escalation, physical disengagement skills and physical holding skills by the Crisis Prevention Institute and…

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Executive Functioning – What It Is, Why It’s Important, and How To Work On It

March 5 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
NYC Charter School Center – Training Room, 111 Broadway, Suite 604
New York, NY 10006 United States
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This presentation provides an introductory understanding of what executive functioning is and its different components. The concept of capability versus achievement is discussed and how executive function deficits play out in achievement and transition. The presentation also discusses research-based interventions for remediating executive function deficits. By attending this session, attendees will leave with: 1) An understanding of what executive function skills are 2) An understanding of how executive function deficits affect transition 3) Being able to identify interventions to remediate…

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Bridging Literacy in Middle School Math: Teaching Students to Read Math Word Problems

March 7 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
NYC Charter School Center – Training Room, 111 Broadway, Suite 604
New York, NY 10006 United States
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How many of your students are pretty good at math but horrible at word problems? This session aims to connect literacy strategies and math content to ensure that student can apply math procedures in context. Participates will leave the session with strategies for vocabulary instruction, writing in math, and ways to improve students' understanding of word problems. Please note that this session will utilize middle school examples, but high school teachers are welcome. They will be able to replicate the…

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Racially Inclusive Staff Communities: The Purpose and Place for Affinity Groups

March 7 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
NYC Charter School Center – Training Room, 111 Broadway, Suite 604
New York, NY 10006 United States
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In this workshop, educators will learn how race-based affinity spaces can be an important tool for creating a racially inclusive staff community. Participants will participate in affinity groups and will learn how to start and maintain affinity groups as well as think through challenges to implementing affinity groups. School leaders are highly encouraged to participate. Presenters: Michelle Grier & Anna Reeve

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Allies for Racial Justice White Affinity Group

March 7 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
NYC Charter School Center – Training Room, 111 Broadway, Suite 604
New York, NY 10006 United States
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This will be an informal group discussion for white educators who would like accountability towards doing the work of unpacking white privilege.  Participants will engage in dialogue around identifying and understanding white privilege and how to engage in conversations around race so that we do not perpetuate racial injustice in our schools and classrooms.  It is a space where white educators can practice, model, and improve anti-racist practices through asking ignorant questions and processing deep emotion without co-opting multiracial dialogues…

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Kagan Cooperative Learning Strategies

March 8 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
NYC Charter School Center – Training Room, 111 Broadway, Suite 604
New York, NY 10006 United States
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This workshop is designed for teachers and school leaders who would like to facilitate more effective partner and group work in their classrooms and schools that includes differentiation best practices. The workshop will focus on cooperative learning structures that can be used with a wide variety of ages and can be applied to any content area. Presented by: Anna Reeve

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Building a Comprehensive Literacy Program to Support all Learners

March 11 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
NYC Charter School Center – Training Room, 111 Broadway, Suite 604
New York, NY 10006 United States
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This workshop is designed for middle and high school school leaders who would like to use student data to build a literacy program that supports all students.  Administrators will be able to evaluate their current state of literacy interventions, and design a long-term vision for increasing literacy supports for all readers.  We will explore different options for a wide variety of literacy interventions- from phonics, to fluency, to guided reading. We will also discuss how to move a co-teaching program…

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Coaching Your Special Education Team

March 11 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
NYC Charter School Center – Training Room, 111 Broadway, Suite 604
New York, NY 10006 United States
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Special education leaders will leave this workshop with ideas for creating a strong special education identity among their school teams. Participants will analyze best practices for ensuring quality interventions and co-teaching as well as how to create strong systems for writing IEPs. This session will not go into depth on one topic, but rather be a way to learn best practices for leading a special education team that can be applied to participants’ individual contexts. Presenter: Anna Reeve

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NYSESLAT Scoring & Administration

March 13 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
NYC Charter School Center – Training Room, 111 Broadway, Suite 604
New York, NY 10006 United States
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$225.00

Anyone administering and scoring the NYSESLAT must receive training in how to do so. In this session, attendees will learn about the administration of the 2019 NYSESLAT. We will practice scoring the Speaking and Writing subtests using the NYSESLAT rubrics. Attendees will have time to further explore scoring materials related to their particular grade bands. Presented by: Melissa Katz **Note that schools receive a set amount of seats to ELL Compliance & Assessment, based on their Membership with the NYC…

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Engaging Families as Partners

March 14 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
NYC Charter School Center – Training Room, 111 Broadway, Suite 604
New York, NY 10006 United States
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Come learn from the charter network that has had 100% attendance at every Family Report Card Conference, across all of their campuses, since its founding in 2013. In this session, two of Brilla Public Charter Schools founding leaders will share the strategies they have used to successfully engage families as partners in achieving exceptional outcomes for scholars. Brilla will share their innovative approach to cultivating and maintaining meaningful relationships with families, which begin even before the first day of school.…

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Trauma Informed Teaching and Learning – Secondary

March 15 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
NYC Charter School Center – Training Room, 111 Broadway, Suite 604
New York, NY 10006 United States
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Recent research has shown that traumatic childhood experiences are much more common than previously known or recognized. These experiences have a profound impact on a student's ability to function in the classroom and learn. In this mini-course, teachers will learn what trauma is, how it affects the young people in our care, and how it manifests in the classroom. We will look at how Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) impact the still-developing brain and what can be done to create more…

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

March 20 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
NYC Charter School Center – Training Room, 111 Broadway, Suite 604
New York, NY 10006 United States
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In this interactive session, educators will be able to understand the importance of creating safe and welcoming spaces in order for students to thrive. By participating in activities and case studies, as well as viewing sample lesson plans, participants will learn and adopt strategies to create a safe classroom/school environment. Through collaboration and structured work time with others in similar roles, participants will work together to plan how to take their learnings from the morning back to their classrooms and…

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Teacher, Know Thyself: Decolonize the Mind, Decolonize Behavioral Support (Part II: Practical Implications—Decolonizing Our Classroom Spaces & Procedures)

March 22 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
NYC Charter School Center – Training Room, 111 Broadway, Suite 604
New York, NY 10006 United States
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In the second and final session of this workshop series, participants will build on their growing schema for decolonizing school spaces by applying this knowledge to their own classrooms. Moving from small- and whole-group discussions to hands-on project work, teacher-participants will re-imagine their spaces as seen through decolonized lenses. Participants will take a critical eye to their classrooms and ask questions such as: -       Which aspects of the classroom’s physical space reflect an ideological or institutional oppression? -       How might…

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NYSESLAT Scoring & Administration (Repeat)

March 26 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
NYC Charter School Center – Training Room, 111 Broadway, Suite 604
New York, NY 10006 United States
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$225.00

Anyone administering and scoring the NYSESLAT must receive training in how to do so. In this session, attendees will learn about the administration of the 2019 NYSESLAT. We will practice scoring the Speaking and Writing subtests using the NYSESLAT rubrics. Attendees will have time to further explore scoring materials related to their particular grade bands. Presented by: Melissa Katz **Note that schools receive a set amount of seats to ELL Compliance & Assessment, based on their Membership with the NYC…

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April 2019

Social Workers/Counselors’ Toolbox

April 10 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
NYC Charter School Center – Training Room, 111 Broadway, Suite 604
New York, NY 10006 United States
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School social workers and counselors are often called to solve a range of issues and accomplish a multitude of tasks, sometimes outside of their job description. They often do this work with limited resources and supports. This session is solely dedicated to the school social worker and counselor experience. Participants will reflect on their current roles, and learn about organizational tools and resources to support their practice. This is an interactive workshop. Participants are not asked to disclose any confidential…

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Coaching for Equity, Language and Literacy – Session 3

April 11 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
NYC Charter School Center – Training Room, 111 Broadway, Suite 604
New York, NY 10006 United States
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Session 3 - Equitable Assessment Practices & Measuring our Impact The Coaching for Equity, Language, and Literary Program is designed for coaches dedicated to the mission of improving culturally and linguistically responsive pedagogy through a social justice education approach. Change agents for effective coaching for equity, language and literacy need a strong vision and mission statement for what this looks like in practice. Session 3 Objectives: identify trends and patterns in your coaching data that show your impact on equity-based…

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Empowering and Educating Families about the IEP Process

April 16 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
NYC Charter School Center – Training Room, 111 Broadway, Suite 604
New York, NY 10006 United States
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Want to help families with the special education process? Looking for ways to help keep families organized? Come participate in a "red binder" session where you can learn how to help build a resource binder for your families to keep track of all of their testing, appointment letters, IEPs or documents needed to help ensure students get the support they are entitled to! By attending this session, attendees will leave with: sample of what a "red binder" can look like…

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May 2019

Data 2.0: Leveraging Data to Improve Student Outcomes for All Students

May 9 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
NYC Charter School Center – Training Room, 111 Broadway, Suite 604
New York, NY 10006 United States
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It’s time to stop admiring the data and use the data to action plan to support ALL scholars! School leaders will learn about how data powers Achievement First’s strategy to more equitably serve children with special needs. We will start by sharing how the current system has been utilized to ensure we are looking at, servicing, and supporting ALL scholars to improve outcomes. Then we will discuss the pathway for schools leaders to create a similar system at their schools/networks…

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Trauma Informed Teaching and Learning – Elementary

May 10 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
NYC Charter School Center – Training Room, 111 Broadway, Suite 604
New York, NY 10006 United States
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Recent research has shown that traumatic childhood experiences are much more common than previously known or recognized. These experiences have a profound impact on a student's ability to function in the classroom and learn. In this mini-course, teachers will learn what trauma is, how it affects the young people in our care, and how it manifests in the classroom. We will look at how Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) impact the still-developing brain and what can be done to create more…

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Book Club: Between the World & Me

May 15 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
NYC Charter School Center – Training Room, 111 Broadway, Suite 604
New York, NY 10006 United States
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Join us as we read Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates. In addition to personal reflection and discussion about the text, participants will engage in activities that connect the book’s content with their roles as educators. ATTENDEES MUST PURCHASE THE BOOK AND READ IT PRIOR TO THE SESSION. Presenters: Channon Essex and Corey Green

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

May 17 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
NYC Charter School Center – Training Room, 111 Broadway, Suite 604
New York, NY 10006 United States
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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: 1. We believe in our ability to ensure high levels of learning for all students 2. We make the collective commitment to ensure learning occurs for every student While educators agree that school communities should have some form of mission, vision, and set…

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NCI Modified Content: Verbal De-escalation and Physical Disengagement

May 20 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
NYC Charter School Center – Training Room, 111 Broadway, Suite 604
New York, NY 10006 United States
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(Previously referred to as “CPI part 1”) ONLY for Enhanced and Premier members of the NYC Special Education Collaborative.   Through training in CPI’s Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (NCI), participants will develop prevention strategies for safely defusing anxious, hostile, or violent behavior at the earliest possible stage. Participants will learn how behavior escalates and how to respond appropriately. By utilizing discussions, role-plays and activities, attendees will leave the session with certification in verbal de-escalation and physical disengagement skills by the Crisis…

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NCI Full Content: Verbal and Physical Intervention

May 20 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
NYC Charter School Center – Training Room, 111 Broadway, Suite 604
New York, NY 10006 United States
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FOR PREMIER MEMBERS OF THE NYC SPECIAL EDUCATION COLLABORATIVE ONLY.  Through training in CPI’s Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (NCI), participants will develop prevention strategies for safely defusing anxious, hostile, or violent behavior at the earliest possible stage. Participants will learn how behavior escalates and how to respond appropriately in order to de-escalate. By utilizing discussions, role-plays and activities, attendees will leave the session with certification in verbal de-escalation, physical disengagement skills and physical holding skills by the Crisis Prevention Institute and…

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Supportive Space for Educators of Color – A People of Color Affinity Group

May 20 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
NYC Charter School Center – Training Room, 111 Broadway, Suite 604
New York, NY 10006 United States
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This group will be an informal supportive space for educators of color to build community and strengthen their self-advocacy tools and anti-racist pedagogy. We will engage in dialogue about racism, oppression, and its impact on educators of colors, students and the communities in which we work. We will also discuss best practices for self-care, self-advocacy, and practicing anti-racist pedagogy and anti-racist dialogue within school spaces. This group is ongoing, and welcomes new participants to drop-in. *This event is seat-free for members…

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Allies for Racial Justice White Affinity Group

May 22 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
NYC Charter School Center – Training Room, 111 Broadway, Suite 604
New York, NY 10006 United States
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This will be an informal group discussion for white educators who would like accountability towards doing the work of unpacking white privilege.  Participants will engage in dialogue around identifying and understanding white privilege and how to engage in conversations around race so that we do not perpetuate racial injustice in our schools and classrooms.  It is a space where white educators can practice, model, and improve anti-racist practices through asking ignorant questions and processing deep emotion without co-opting multiracial dialogues…

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