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New York, NY 10006 United States

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February 2020

Promoting Language Development & Aligning Small Group to Content Instruction

February 25 @ 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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English learners sometimes struggle with their English language development, and their lack of grade-level literacy begins to truly affect their understanding of content as they progress through upper grades. When English learners need extra support to acquire foundational skills, teachers need to devise effective instructional practices to support their language and literacy development as well as align instruction to grade-level content. Research has shown that frequent, small-group instruction to target areas of need can produce significant gains in student achievement.…

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Intro to the Co-Teaching Models

February 27 @ 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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In this session, we will explore Wendy Murawski's question, "How is what these two teachers are doing substantively different and more effective for kids than what one teacher would be doing alone?" Co-teaching pairs* will dig deeper into what it means to co-teach, understand the qualities of effective co-teaching, and learn about a variety of co-instruction models, focusing on the three high-leverage models. Participants will have the opportunity to review lessons with different co-teaching models, consider when and how they…

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After the Lottery: MLL/ELL Enrollment & Identification (Webinar)

February 27 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
NYC Charter School Center – Training Room, 111 Broadway, Suite 604
New York, NY 10006 United States
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In this webinar, participants will learn about different legal mandates and best practices around ELL identification and enrollment. Time will be built in for participants to pose questions to be answered by the presenter. By attending this session, attendees will leave with... An understanding of federal and state regulations as they relate to MLL/ELL enrollment and identification Best practices to implement when enrolling and identifying MLLs/ELLs Presenter: Melissa Katz **Note that schools receive a set amount of seats to ELL…

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Specially Designed Instruction in the Co-Taught Classroom

February 27 @ 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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Providing supports to students with disabilities in inclusive settings has great benefit -- but how do you assure that each student still gets the individualized supports they need? In this session, learn effective strategies to leverage the power of multiple educators in a room to provide Specially Designed Instruction (SDI) in the inclusive co-taught classroom. Co-teachers* will have the opportunity to review lessons with SDI lens, consider when and how they would use they could embed and deliver SDI, and…

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Creating Successful Inclusion for All: Accommodations & Modifications that Work

February 28 @ 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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Students with disabilities thrive in general education classrooms when curriculum is designed to allow access for all. Join expert Christi Kasa in this interactive session where she will both demonstrate strategies and teach participants to construct materials that can support students with disabilities to actively participate in the inclusive classroom. Principles of Universal Design for Learning and Differentiated Instruction will be central to this workshop and many examples of curriculum modifications and accommodation practices will be shared. By attending this…

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March 2020

NYSESLAT Scoring & Administration

March 2 @ 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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In this training, participants will learn the ins and outs of administering the New York State English as a Second Language Achievement Test (NYSESLAT). Participants will have the opportunity to norm on scoring the Speaking and Writing portions of the NYSESLAT using the state-published rubrics. By attending this session, attendees will leave with... An understanding of the legal mandates and logistics associated with administering the NYSESLAT An understanding of the NYSESLAT Speaking and Writing rubrics and how to use them…

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Using Data to Inform Instruction in the High School Classroom (Part 2)

March 2 @ 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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Part 2: Will focus on classroom assessments/data analysis and using assessment results to inform instruction. Come learn with current NYC charter practitioner and National Board Certified Teacher, Allison Dodson-Bonaminio! In Part 2 of a two-part series, educators will explore how to collect various data points on student performance, as well as how to analyze data to drive differentiation. Attendees will have time to reflect on their own practices and walk away with next steps to improve data driven instruction in…

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America’s Next Top Literacy-rich Classroom: Designing Spaces that Maximize Student Support & Empowerment

March 3 @ 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 will help teachers to redesign their classrooms so as to maximize support for students in literacy while also empowering them through highlighting their work and their voices. Several strategies will be covered from word walls to wall charts. Teachers will also have time to create these visual supports and redesign their own classroom layout. By attending this session, attendees will leave with practical strategies for creating a literacy-rich and student-centered classroom environment. Presenter: Dr. Jody Polleck

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Leveraging Values & Strengths in Leadership (Part 2)

March 4 @ 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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In a follow-up to the Leveraging Values and Strengths in Leadership (Part 1) session, attendees will learn how to integrate their values and strengths into their leadership. Leaders will complete the Strengths Finder survey as pre-work and will use those results, in conjunction with their values to improve their relationships with colleagues, direct reports, and the teams they manage. Note: Please bring the results of your Strengths Finder survey to this session. Presenter: Eldridge Gilbert

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Criteria for Success in Math: Setting Kids up for Success

March 4 @ 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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How do you know if you're on your way to being successful? Clear criteria for what success looks like, a.k.a. expectations. Criteria for Success (CFS) is an underutilized tool for student learning. This session aims to define what CFS is and how it can be utilized with students for improved learning in Math. By attending this session, attendees will leave with... Defining Criteria for Success (CFS) and markers for excellence for CFS Analyze a lesson outcome and define the CFS…

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White Anti-Racism Affinity Group

March 5 @ 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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Teaching Hard History: American Slavery

March 6 @ 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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In this interactive workshop, teachers will explore Teaching Tolerance's framework -- Teaching Hard History: American Slavery and engage in inquiry-based lessons to deepen their content knowledge of this topic. Participants will increase their capacity to teach effectively about American slavery by reflecting on and discussing with other educators how assumptions and biases may affect their approach to the subject. Through collaborative discussions, teachers will address some common concerns that derail teaching about slavery and share ideas about how to create…

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Teacher, Know Thyself: Grow Your Racial Literacy, Decolonize Behavioral Support (Part 2)

March 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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In part two of this workshop series, participants will build on their growing schema for growing their racial literacy 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 more racially-literate lenses. Participants will take a critical eye to their classrooms and ask questions such as: Which aspects of the classroom's physical space reflect ideological or institutional oppression? How might the behavioral support systems…

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

March 9 @ 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 color, 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…

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NYSESLAT Scoring & Administration (REPEAT)

March 12 @ 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 repeat of our 3/2/20 training, participants will learn the ins and outs of administering the New York State English as a Second Language Achievement Test (NYSESLAT). Participants will have the opportunity to norm on scoring the Speaking and Writing portions of the NYSESLAT using the state-published rubrics. By attending this session, attendees will leave with... An understanding of the legal mandates and logistics associated with administering the NYSESLAT An understanding of the NYSESLAT Speaking and Writing rubrics and…

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Restorative Practices & Racial Justice (Part 2)

March 13 @ 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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This two-part series is designed for school-based staff and community members to understand the implementation of restorative practice through a culturally responsive and racially just lens. The series will explore the following essential questions: To what end are we implementing restorative justice in schools? To whom does the circle belong? How do we encourage a circle process built from diverse, multi-cultural histories? In what ways are we implementing a practice that is rooted in histories we fail to explore or…

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NCI: Verbal De-escalation & Physical Disengagement

March 18 @ 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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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 workshop with certification in verbal de-escalation, physical disengagement skills and physical holding skills by the Crisis Prevention Institute and strategies to support students and staff in moments of crisis.…

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April 2020

Fostering Effective Collaboration & Interaction for MLL/ELL Students

April 1 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
NYC Charter School Center – Training Room, 111 Broadway, Suite 604
New York, NY 10006 United States
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Although most teachers already understand the benefits of having students learn collaboratively, many of them simply tell their MLLs/ELLs to work together and hope for the best. Discover how to get your MLLs/ELLs talking to each other in meaningful ways by test-driving innovative activity structures that foster organized, purposeful, and productive collaboration. Learn how to micro-structure student conversations in order to maximize student interactivity. Explore the five essentials of collaboration that any activity needs to be truly collaborative, as well…

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Shifting Culture & Building a Gender Inclusive School Environment

April 2 @ 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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In this workshop, participants will receive an overview of the history of gender inclusion in schools with information on shifts in law and language. Participants will also explore best practices for fostering gender-inclusive school culture. The workshop will include a review of case studies and policies, strategies for assessing current school protocols, and tools for building a strategic plan to transform school culture. Additionally, participants will have time to workshop a specific area that they would like to address at…

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Hidden Among Us: Creating Safe Spaces & a Care Culture for Our Students

April 3 @ 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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The stories of some student populations, including their challenges and successes, have been historically overlooked by the education system. Led by an expert with lived experience, this session addresses how students and educators can collaborate to create safe classroom spaces. With a special focus on children with incarcerated parents, educators will learn and exchange strategies to address bias, create a care culture, and facilitate difficult conversations in a safe space. By attending this session, attendees will leave with... An understanding…

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Building a More Equitable Secondary Classroom

April 27 @ 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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Research shows that teacher expectations play a critical role in student achievement, attitudes and motivation. In this participatory workshop we will look at how societal biases and stereotypes make their way into the classroom through teacher expectations, keeping persistent racial disparities in student achievement in place. Participants will be introduced to a set of specific, observable, measurable, culturally responsive, practices and behaviors that will help them hold their students to high expectations regardless of their racial or ethnic group, or…

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May 2020

Breakfast & Learn Panel: Digital Equity with Girls Who Code

May 4 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
NYC Charter School Center – Training Room, 111 Broadway, Suite 604
New York, NY 10006 United States
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Girls Who Code is on a mission to close the gender gap in technology and to change the image of what a programmer looks like and does. This panel will focus on the importance of digital equity, as NYC charter schools speak about Girls Who Code Clubs in their communities and how others can join the movement. Note: This session is best suited for middle and high school educators. By attending this session, attendees will leave with... knowledge of why…

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

May 4 @ 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 color, 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. Presenter: Michelle Grier *This event…

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NCI: Verbal De-escalation & Physical Disengagement

May 7 @ 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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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 workshop with certification in verbal de-escalation, physical disengagement skills and physical holding skills by the Crisis Prevention Institute and strategies to support students and staff in moments of crisis.…

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Avoiding Equity Detours, Embracing Equity Literacy

May 13 @ 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 highly interactive workshop participants will strengthen their abilities to recognize and respond effectively to bias and inequities in their spheres of influence. We will work on developing a deep and layered understanding of how inequity and equity operate in schools and the dangers of adopting simplistic approaches--or "equity detours"--to inequity. We also will explore a set of basic equity principles that can guide effective, evidence-based equity efforts classrooms and schools. By attending this session, attendees will leave with...…

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Designing & Leading Transformative Equity Workshops: An Equity Literacy Approach

May 14 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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One event on May 15, 2020 at 9:00am

NYC Charter School Center – Training Room, 111 Broadway, Suite 604
New York, NY 10006 United States
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This two-day workshop is designed to strengthen participants' skills related to the essential aspects of designing and leading workshops about issues like racial equity, class equity, and other sorts of equity in schools. We will explore research-informed basic principles of effective equity-related professional development and strategies for sequencing and pacing workshops to maximize participant engagement. Additionally, we will step through a variety of high-impact activities and exercises, then discuss how they can be used and modified. By attending this session,…

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Designing & Leading Transformative Equity Workshops: An Equity Literacy Approach

May 15 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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One event on May 15, 2020 at 9:00am

NYC Charter School Center – Training Room, 111 Broadway, Suite 604
New York, NY 10006 United States
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This two-day workshop is designed to strengthen participants' skills related to the essential aspects of designing and leading workshops about issues like racial equity, class equity, and other sorts of equity in schools. We will explore research-informed basic principles of effective equity-related professional development and strategies for sequencing and pacing workshops to maximize participant engagement. Additionally, we will step through a variety of high-impact activities and exercises, then discuss how they can be used and modified. By attending this session,…

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Creating a Supportive Environment & Reducing Stress in the Secondary Classroom

May 18 @ 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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Both teachers and students experience high levels of stress, in school and beyond, for a variety of reasons. Better understanding our stress, its impact, and how it expresses itself in the classroom can help us address stress more effectively. In this highly participatory workshop, educators will explore structures and routines, as well as practices beyond academics, that can help create a more calm, welcoming and supportive class environment for adults and young people alike. We will look at stress and…

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Making Student Growth Visible: Portfolio Presentations

May 20 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
NYC Charter School Center – Training Room, 111 Broadway, Suite 604
New York, NY 10006 United States
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This session will explain how to conduct portfolio presentations with students in order to make growth more visible for both students and parents. The session will also explore how portfolio presentations help prepare students to tackle common core speaking standards. By attending this session, attendees will leave with... Knowledge and ideas to implement portfolios with their students in order to make growth more visible. Strategies and activities to help students demonstrate mastery on speaking standards. Presenter: Anna Reeve

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White Anti-Racism 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 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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Leading & Building Racially Inclusive Schools for All Staff

May 21 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
NYC Charter School Center – Training Room, 111 Broadway, Suite 604
New York, NY 10006 United States
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As school leaders, it is our responsibility to lead the work of creating anti-racist and inclusive environments for our teachers and other school personnel which extends well beyond one-off PDs on racial diversity. Both practical and exploratory, this workshop will explore ideas of how school leaders can invest and build spaces where colleagues of diverse racial backgrounds feel valued, supported, and comfortable. Presenters: Anna Reeve & Rebekah Adens

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Enhancing Mindfulness & Well-Being for Educators

May 22 @ 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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In this session, we will develop skills to better notice, understand and respond to our own triggers and reactivity. We will explore how mindfulness can be used as a powerful tool to build connection and respond to the emotional states of others and ourselves. We will also discuss mindfulness and self-compassion can enhance the culture of a classroom. From this session, you will leave with concrete ways on how to incorporate mindfulness strategies to in your daily life and with…

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