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NYC Charter School Center – Training Room

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111 Broadway, Suite 604
New York, NY 10006 United States

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April 2020

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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June 2020

RESCHEDULED PART 2: Fostering Effective Collaboration & Interaction for MLL/ELL Students

June 8 @ 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

June 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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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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RESCHEDULED PART 2: Hidden Among Us: Creating Safe Spaces & a Care Culture for Our Students

June 12 @ 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. Presenter: Vivett Dukes

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