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August 2019

Session 1: Getting Started in Your Co-Teaching Pair

August 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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“Collaboration, respect, and ongoing communication are necessary to ensure that each teacher is committed to the learning journey in the classroom” (Elizabeth Stein, Elevating Co-teaching through UDL). In the first workshop of our co-teaching series, co-teaching pairs will have the opportunity to get to know each other and lay the foundation for their partnership. Participants will learn about each other’s working styles, preferences, interests, personalities, areas of expertise, and roles. Pairs will also create a shared vision for their co-taught…

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Session 2: Collaborating with Your Co-Teacher

August 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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Who is grading assessments? How are we passing out materials? When can students use the bathroom? How will we respond to misbehavior? “ By discussing these issues prior to co-teaching, teachers find that they can make decisions about how they will jointly run the class” says Wendy Murawski. In this workshop, co-teaching pairs will have time to share and discuss their expectations of their roles, responsibilities, and classroom policies and routines. Participants will leave this workshop united to begin co-teaching…

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September 2019

MLL/ELL Boot Camp (REPEAT)

September 11 @ 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 training, participants will learn the ins and outs of MLL/ELL education in charter schools. We will cover mandates and best practices when it comes to: federal and state regulations, translation and interpretation, enrollment, assessment, programming, and instruction. Participants will have ample opportunities to reflect on next steps, craft an action plan, and connect with fellow new-to-charter MLL/ELL educators. Presenters: Kristen Coelho Melissa Katz **Note that this event is part of the ELL Compliance & Assessment (ECA) strand. Member…

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NYSESLAT Scoring & Administration

September 17 @ 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. Note that staff who have been trained in the NYSESLAT are eligible to score the NYSITELL. By attending this session, attendees will leave with... an understanding of the legal mandates and logistics associated with administering…

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Analyzing MLL/ELL Data & Goal Setting

September 17 @ 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, participants will learn how to read the RLAT, the ATS report that breaks down MLL/ELLs' NYSESLAT scores from the past three years. Participants will explore how to understand the raw vs. converted scores, understand the nuances of how MLL/ELLs are performing overall, as well as in the four domains: speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about and explore different resources that can help them track MLL/ELL data and progress throughout the…

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Session 1: Getting Started in Your Co-Teaching Pair (REPEAT)

September 19 @ 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 the first workshop of our co-teaching series, pairs will get to know each other and lay the foundation for their partnership. Participants will compare working styles, preferences, and areas of expertise. Pairs will also create a shared vision for their co-taught classroom, explore resources, and create next steps. Presenter: Corey Green

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Session 2: Collaborating with Your Co-Teacher (REPEAT)

September 19 @ 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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Who is grading assessments? How are we passing out materials? When can students use the bathroom? How will we respond to misbehavior? “ By discussing these issues prior to co-teaching, teachers find that they can make decisions about how they will jointly run the class” says Wendy Murawski. In this workshop, co-teaching pairs will have time to share and discuss their expectations of their roles, responsibilities, and classroom policies and routines. Participants will leave this workshop united to begin co-teaching…

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NCI: Verbal De-escalation & Physical Disengagement

September 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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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 workshop with certification in verbal de-escalation and physical disengagement skills by the Crisis Prevention Institute and strategies to support students and staff in moments of crisis. Suggested Audience: Teachers, Counselors, Deans, Administrators  (*FOR…

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Leadership Development: Building Capacity of Self & Others

September 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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This workshop is designed for administrators, program directors and emerging leaders working in early childhood and elementary school settings. Participants will identify opportunities and challenges inherent in the leadership role and examine ways to build engaging teaching and learning communities. Discussion will emphasize concrete ways to motivate, support, inspire and cultivate teacher leaders. Topics will include: Self as Leader, Growing Teacher Leaders, Building Collaborative Teams, Developing a Culture of Shared Leadership. Participants will leave with the following: Gain clarity on…

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The Legal Dos & Don’ts of 504s

September 26 @ 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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In this session, Marion Katzive and Sara Richmond, attorneys with Bond, Schoeneck & King, will present on the laws that govern the creation of 504s and best practices related to creating and maintaining legally compliant 504s. By attending this session, attendees will leave with... an understanding of the laws that govern the creation of 504s an understanding of best practices related to creating and maintaining legally compliant 504s Presented By: Marion Katzive Sara Richmond

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Mathematical Mindsets & Habits of Mind

September 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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How can educators create a classroom where students are willing to attempt and persevere through any mathematical task put in front of them? It takes a lot of deliberate effort to create such a culture, but with some specific strategies, educators can be well on their way to a classroom full of students that welcome discovery and struggle, and understand that mathematics is not something handed down from above but something that makes its own sense. In this workshop, participants…

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Building Positive Community Using Responsive Classroom (Part 1)

September 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 workshop with Janna Genzlinger from Ascend Schools, participants will learn concrete strategies to build positive community in classrooms. Educators will explore morning meeting (elementary schools) and advisory (middle schools), classroom setup and teaching routines through interactive modeling, and the use of proactive teacher language. Presented By: Janna Genzlinger *Only people who attend Part 1 are eligible to register for and attend the Part 2 school visit on 11/14.

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Transcending Boundaries Through Family Literacy: An Exploration of ENL Learning and Teaching with Technology

September 27 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
NYC Charter School Center – Training Room, 111 Broadway, Suite 604
New York, NY 10006 United States
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Technology can provide powerful new pathways to help family literacy programs more fully meet ELLs/MLLs needs. When thoughtfully integrated, technology can offer new supports and educational opportunities for ENL parents, helping them become confident partners in their children's learning. A focus on six current trends at the forefront of ELL/MLL teaching with a look at practical implementation paths towards student and family literacy. By attending this session, attendees will leave with... free online and tech family literacy resources for teachers…

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October 2019

NCI: Verbal De-escalation & Physical Disengagement

October 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. By utilizing discussions, role-plays and activities, attendees will leave the workshop with certification in verbal de-escalation and physical disengagement skills by the Crisis Prevention Institute and strategies to support students and staff in moments of crisis. Suggested Audience: Teachers, Counselors, Deans, Administrators  (*FOR…

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Leading for Equity Institute (Part 1)

October 8 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
NYC Charter School Center – Training Room, 111 Broadway, Suite 604
New York, NY 10006 United States
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Facilitated by national educational equity expert Dr. Ebony Green, the Leading for Equity Institute is a two-day seminar designed to support school leaders and their leadership teams as they seek to ensure equitable outcomes for all their students. Leaders will explore the expanded definition of cultural relevancy and educational equity and evaluate how school environments do or do not promote equity of voice, both for staff and students. On Day 1 of the Leading for Equity Institute, school teams will…

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Ethics and Protocols of Live Interpretation

October 10 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
NYC Charter School Center – Training Room, 111 Broadway, Suite 604
New York, NY 10006 United States
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Federal law mandates that ELL parents receive the same information that English speaking parents receive in a language they understand. The Department of Justice and the Office for Civil Rights have stated that schools may use staff to act as translators and interpreters, provided that staff are trained. In this training, participants will learn about cultural competency and the ins and outs of interpretation. They will have an opportunity to participate in role-plays related to common scenarios that arise during…

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Supporting MLL/ELLs in the Reading & Writing Workshop

October 15 @ 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 session is focused on supporting MLL/ELLs in the Reading and Writing Workshop. Educators will be presented with differentiated instructional strategies for supporting learners at all language proficiency levels throughout all stages of the Reading and Writing Workshop: planning units of study, whole-group instruction, guided learning experiences, small-group instruction, and reflection and sharing. The instructional strategies and suggestions will include informational and fiction units of study with classroom teaching and differentiation examples, suggested children's literature and student examples. Attendees will…

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Comprehensive Suicide Risk Assessment & Management

October 16 @ 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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This workshop aims at educating the key school personnel/teams on the fundamentals of understanding suicide. Participants will begin to understand suicide as a youth epidemic and a crisis, learn how to identify and talk to at-risk students, learn how to discuss suicide with families and other staff to de-escalate, develop a multi-tiered approach to assessment and management, and discuss/begin foundational planning for suicide safety in their schools. It is recommended to attend with a colleague and/or school leader. Continuing Education…

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Fostering Empathy & Equity Through Critical Listening Strategies for Leaders

October 17 @ 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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Parker (2010) reminds us that "Equitable and trustworthy conjoint living is not only a matter of being heard but also of hearing others"(p. 2827). As leaders and educators, we often get so caught up in speaking that we forget to listen - to ourselves and to others. However, those in leadership positions are best positioned to cultivate empathy in school communities by developing critical listening skills than can support their teachers and students through reflective practices and introduction to multiple…

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

October 17 @ 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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Creating a Positive Classroom Learning Community: “Good-bye” Behavior Gimmicks, “Hello” Research-Based Practices

October 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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Our goal is to ensure all students are socially and academically prepared for success in their college and career transitions. We want our students to make healthy choices and use what they learn to improve their lives and the lives of others. Thus, our behavioral approach should promote respect for self and others, and build a positive classroom learning community. In this workshop, participants will explore strategies and techniques for the four pillars on motivating students and increasing student academic…

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It’s All About the Relationship: Partnering with Families in the Pre–Referral Process

October 21 @ 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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Some of the hardest conversations teachers have with families are the ones when we believe their children would benefit from an evaluation for special education services. Too often, we find ourselves broaching the "referral" recommendation before having formed a solid relationship with our students' families, which can sometimes alienate families and strain the connections they share with teachers and the school. In this workshop, participants will explore different ways to form and sustain partnerships with families and tap into this…

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Grading for Equity

October 22 @ 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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Grades inform monumental decisions about our students--course placement, interventions, promotion and retention, athletic eligibility, scholarships and financial aid, graduation and college admissions -- and inform a student's self-concept and psychological well-being. Yet grading practices often vary widely from teacher to teacher and can be a source of intense stress for our students and families. Even worse, many common grading practices, created during the Industrial Revolution, are imbued with institutional and implicit biases that undermine our equity work. Without a shared…

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White Anti-Racism Affinity Group

October 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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Speech & Language Pathology in the Classroom: Supporting Students with Speech & Language Impairments

October 23 @ 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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Communication skills are essential for school-age children who are developing language critical to cognitive development and learning. Reading, writing, listening, and speaking are all forms of language at the heart of the classroom experience. This interactive session is intended to examine and explain speech and language impairments encountered in a classroom setting and offer solutions and ideas to help these students succeed. Participants will be provided with lesson planning support, ideas for student differentiation, and more! Participants will walk away…

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A Culturally Responsive Approach to Teaching Young Children

October 23 @ 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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The goal of this workshop is to provide teachers with a deeper understanding of the concept of culture and cultural diversity, how culture influences the educational setting, and how to develop a classroom environment that supports multiple cultures and anti-bias teaching in early childhood classrooms. By attending this session, attendees will examine the components of culture; explore similarities and differences within and between cultures; learn to infuse multicultural education into the classroom and school environment; engage in a reflective self-study…

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Social Justice Does Not Just Live in Our Content, It Lives in Our Methods

October 24 @ 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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We know the research. Girls are underrepresented in science and technology. Children of color continue to be suspended at exponential rates compared to their white peers. Poor children are more likely to attend schools with fewer resources. These outcomes are sexist. They are racist. They are classist. School, as an institution, continues to perpetuate them. People often ask, “How can schools be sexist or racist or classist if I’m not?” Systems of oppression continue to work against children—despite our best…

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Restorative Practices & Racial Justice (Part 1)

October 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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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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Coaching Co-Teaching for Leadership Teams

October 28 @ 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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Through working together with your school’s leadership team, participants will reflect on how to best set up for and support co-teaching. By focusing on the areas of setting up for success, understanding what effective co-teaching is, the co-teaching models, and different ways to give co-teaching feedback, school leadership teams will leave with next steps to better coach the co-teaching pairs at their school.* *This workshop is meant for teams - including principals, instructional coaches, special education leads, and/or anyone else…

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Session 3: Intro to the Co-Teaching Models

October 29 @ 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 the next workshop of our co-teaching series, we will explore Wendy Murawski’s question, “How is what these two teachers are doing substantively different and more effective for kids that 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,…

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Session 4: Intro to Co-Planning

October 29 @ 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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As Elizabeth Stein, author of Elevating Co-teaching through UDL, says that co-teachers must “establish consistent planning routines, listen to each other’s ideas, and combine the expertise of both co-teachers”. In the third workshop of our co-teaching series, co-teaching pairs will have the opportunity to consider different ways to co-plan, create planning structures, watch a co-planning conversation, review co-planning templates, and much more.  *Co-teaching pairs should attend together. Coaches are welcome! Presenter: Corey Green

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How to Survive Being A Teacher: Cultivating Compassion through Visualization and Mediation Techniques

October 29 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
NYC Charter School Center – Training Room, 111 Broadway, Suite 604
New York, NY 10006 United States
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Using Tai Chi inspired movement activities, playful games, breathing techniques, mindful yoga practices and elements of Brain Gym, this active one-hour session offers educators a chance to blow off a little steam as well as some strategies to save for tough days.  Please bring a yoga mat and dress to move and play. Presenter: Jessica Phillips Lorenz

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Building Queer & Trans Inclusive Schools: Educating Ourselves (Part 1)

October 30 @ 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 offer a foundation of knowledge on the spectrums of sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression, and how to build inclusive classroom and school settings for members of the LGBTQ+ community. Participants will leave with a knowledge of the following: existing research on the experiences of LGBTQ+ youth in schools, key terms and the various identities under the LGBTQ+ and TGD (trans and gender diverse) umbrellas, school policies that could impact this demographic, practices to actively and…

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Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorder and Managing Challenging Behaviors

October 30 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
NYC Charter School Center – Training Room, 111 Broadway, Suite 604
New York, NY 10006 United States
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This training will focus on providing an overview of the Autism Spectrum Disorder from diagnosis to treatment as well as strategies for managing challenging behaviors. Participants will gain a better understanding of the signs and symptoms of autism, the behaviors often associated with autism, and will leave being able identify to identify strategies for managing challenging behaviors. Presenter: Alanna Gold, PhD Alanna Gold, PhD, is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Child Study Center at…

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November 2019

Challenging Assumptions & Reframing Narratives in Math: An Equity Practice

November 1 @ 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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Every day we encounter narratives and assumptions about who are students are and what mathematics is. How do these narratives impact students’ experience in schools and their access to rigorous mathematics? In this session, participants will explore ways to challenge assumptions and to reframe narratives as a necessary part of equity for all students. Participants will leave with strategies to challenge narratives and the assumptions inherent in them. Presenter: Nicole Bridge

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A Simple & Practical Starting Approach to Behavior Intervention

November 1 @ 12:30 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 Christina Braganza, Vice President of Special Services at Achievement First, as she leads a workshop focused on a simple and practical approach to behavior intervention. In this PD, participants will learn about adapting four simple Tier 2 plans and creating an agenda for rolling out the plans, as well as the importance of practicing key parts of the plans. Participants will leave this workshop with a simple toolkit to get started. There will be built-in work/application time. (NOTE: This…

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Supporting MLL/ELLs Through UDL (Part 1)

November 4 @ 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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You have heard about Universal Design for Learning and you're pretty sure the framework can benefit MLLs/ELLs, but you're not sure where to start. This session will guide educators to investigate different avenues they can take to begin their utilization of the framework and will introduce strategies educators can use to build collaborative teaching environments to support MLLs/ELLs. By attending this session, attendees will leave with... a collection of options they can use to being utilizing the UDL framework in…

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Supporting Students with Reading & Writing in ICT Classrooms (Workshop)

November 6 @ 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 workshop is designed for co-teachers in grades 4-12 who want to more effectively use two teachers to meet the needs of all readers and writers. Participants will learn strategies to effectively use accommodations and modifications to support reading comprehension, fluency, and response to reading. Teachers will also learn how to use data to create groupings, drive writing conferences, and inform ICT structures. Co-teaching pairs are encouraged to attend together.  Presenter: Anna Reeve

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Supporting Students with Reading & Writing in ICT Classrooms (Work Session)

November 6 @ 3:00 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 designed for co-teachers in grades 4-12 who want to more effectively use two teachers to meet the needs of all readers and writers. Participants will learn strategies to effectively use accommodations and modifications to support reading comprehension, fluency, and response to reading. Teachers will also learn how to use data to create groupings, drive writing conferences, and inform ICT structures. Co-teaching pairs are encouraged to attend together.  Presenter: Anna Reeve

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Tools to Lead Your Special Education Team (Workshop)

November 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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This workshop will give special education leaders tools to create a strong special education identity among their school teams, analyze best practices for ensuring quality interventions and co-teaching, and develop strong systems for IEP writing and accommodations. The session is structured as an artifact discovery and there will be an optional afternoon work session to develop deeper professional learning community with other special education leaders and think about how to apply some of the tools to each leader's individual context. …

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Tools to Lead Your Special Education Team (Work Session)

November 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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This workshop will give special education leaders tools to create a strong special education identity among their school teams, analyze best practices for ensuring quality interventions and co-teaching, and develop strong systems for IEP writing and accommodations. The session is structured as an artifact discovery and there will be an optional afternoon work session to develop deeper professional learning community with other special education leaders and think about how to apply some of the tools to each leader's individual context. …

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Introduction to the Basics of Guided Reading

November 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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Guided reading is proven to be one of the most effective strategies to supporting struggling readers. Throughout this workshop, teachers will develop a vision for high quality reading by learning how to plan and implement the core components of a guided reading lesson. This workshop is designed for teachers who are new to guided reading. Teachers of grades 3-12 are recommended to attend this workshop. Presenter: Anna Reeve

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Using F&P Data to Drive Guided Reading

November 8 @ 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 give teachers an opportunity to learn how to more effectively use data to drive guided reading. Teachers will be able to create progress monitoring goals for students in both fluency and reading comprehension that are grounded in F&P data analysis. Teachers will also generate strategies for tracking and investing students in their data driven goals on a daily and weekly basis. This session is designed for guided reading teachers who use F&P reading assessments to track student…

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NCI: Verbal De-escalation & Physical Disengagement

November 12 @ 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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Leading for Equity Institute (Part 2)

November 13 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
NYC Charter School Center – Training Room, 111 Broadway, Suite 604
New York, NY 10006 United States
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Facilitated by national educational equity expert Dr. Ebony Green, the Leading for Equity Institute is a two-day seminar designed to support school leaders and their leadership teams as they seek to ensure equitable outcomes for all their students. Leaders will explore the expanded definition of cultural relevancy and educational equity and evaluate how school environments do or do not promote equity of voice, both for staff and students. On Day 2 of the Leading for Equity Institute, school teams will conduct…

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Building a Growth Mindset Culture

November 15 @ 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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According to a significant body of research, our mindsets can have a critical impact on our daily outcomes at school. In a fixed-mindset culture, the focus is on judging, blaming, and outperforming. In a growth-mindset culture, the focus is on developing, learning, improving, and empowering students to achieve at their highest levels. So, how can you foster a growth-mindset culture in your classroom and school? In this full-day session, Annie Brock, co-author of the bestselling book The Growth Mindset Coach,…

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Implicit Bias: How Good, Well-Meaning People Can Produce & Perpetuate Harmful Behaviors and Outcomes

November 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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Most people in this country adamantly reject any form of racism, sexism, prejudice and discrimination. However, research shows us that the same people unknowingly reveal recurring patterns of subconscious bias in their thoughts, feelings and actions. This bias is more commonly known as implicit bias. According to the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity, implicit bias refers to the attitudes or stereotypes that affect our understanding, actions, and decisions in an unconscious manner. These biases, which encompass…

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Building Queer & Trans Inclusive Schools: Queer & Trans Affirmation (Part 2)

November 20 @ 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 follow-up to "Building Queer and Trans Inclusive Schools: Educating Ourselves (Part 1)", participants will have the chance to apply what they have learned already, as well as an additional understanding of social forces and structures that impact the LGBTQ+ community. This training will prepare participants to navigate conversations and situations with colleagues, youth, teachers, and administrators around LGBTQ+ identities and issues. Attendees will leave this session with a knowledge of the following: existing research on the experiences of…

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Session 3: Intro to the Co-Teaching Models (REPEAT)

November 21 @ 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 the next workshop of our co-teaching series, we will explore Wendy Murawski’s question, “How is what these two teachers are doing substantively different and more effective for kids that 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,…

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Session 4: Intro to Co-Planning (REPEAT)

November 21 @ 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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As Elizabeth Stein, author of Elevating Co-teaching through UDL, says that co-teachers must “establish consistent planning routines, listen to each other’s ideas, and combine the expertise of both co-teachers”. In the third workshop of our co-teaching series, co-teaching pairs will have the opportunity to consider different ways to co-plan, create planning structures, watch a co-planning conversation, review co-planning templates, and much more.  *Co-teaching pairs should attend together. Coaches are welcome! Presenter: Corey Green

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How to Survive Being A Teacher: Powering Down through Restorative Poses and Community Building

November 21 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
NYC Charter School Center – Training Room, 111 Broadway, Suite 604
New York, NY 10006 United States
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Educators who work with students in trauma often carry the weight of their students with them. This session offers physical respite for those who struggle with “compassion fatigue”.  Using restorative yoga poses, designed to allow the body to rest and recover as well as gentle movement sequences, students will be encouraged to quiet the mind.  This one-hour workshop will include aromatherapy (essential oils), mandalas, and lying down--so please bring a yoga mat or a towel and dress with comfort in…

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Restorative Practices & Racial Justice Seminar (Part 2)

November 22 @ 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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December 2019

Supporting Multilingual Learners: Equitable Reading Assessments and Guided Reading

December 2 @ 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 call for teachers to base their literacy instruction on a robust view of bilingualism, such as translanguaging, and the ways in which linguistically informed decisions impact equity for emergent bilinguals is clear. Yet, many teachers are unsure about how to begin this work in their classrooms. In this session, participants will be introduced to a process by which reading assessments, such running records, can be adapted to accurately document the reading capabilities of students who use two or more…

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Intro to Accommodating Student Assignments

December 3 @ 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, teachers will learn ways to get to know their students’ needs, preferences, strengths, and interests, and better understand how they can use that information in their lesson planning. Participants will also learn the difference between accommodations and modifications, see examples of how to adjust work for students, and have ample planning time with teachers of the same grade level to tailor assignments to meet students’ needs. Presenter: Corey Green

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Intro to Project Based & Inquiry Learning That Promotes Culturally Responsive Learning Spaces in STEM

December 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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Culturally responsive STEM curriculum is an instrument that transforms how children are taught the STEM disciplines and produces knowledge derived from their cultural assets and knowledge constructs. In this introductory session, educators will utilize interactive, hands-on sessions to engage in STEM "hactivities", while simultaneously developing a draft lesson plan that utilizes culturally responsive teaching strategies. In this session, educators will learn how to incorporate project-based learning strategies supported through the utilization of student shared cultural experiences (a main component of…

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Effectively Educating Children with Autism

December 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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Members of the NYC Autism Charter School Leadership Team will provide an overview of autism and discuss the pillars of effective education for this population of students. Participants will leave this session with a more comprehensive understanding of autism, an understanding of basic behavioral principles as they apply to this population, instructional strategies to promote learning and skill acquisition, and management strategies to decrease challenging behavior. By attending this session, attendees will leave with... a more comprehensive understanding of autism…

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NCI: Verbal De-escalation & Physical Disengagement

December 5 @ 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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Dive Deeper into Dyslexia Supports: A Speech-Language Pathologist’s Perspective

December 9 @ 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 will highlight the basic fundamentals of dyslexia and provide information about the statistical prevalence and classroom. In addition, this session will offer information about general classroom instructional supports and modifications as well as specific remediation strategies to assist students with dyslexia. By attending this session, attendees will leave with a deeper understanding of dyslexia and specific resources and intervention methods to support elementary, middle and high school students. Presenter: Lauren Hudacek M.S., CCC-SLP

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Teacher Language Attitudes & the Overrepresentation of Students of Color in Special Education—Exploring the Possible Connections

December 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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Research has proven, time and again, that students of color are overrepresented in and over-referred for special education services—a trend rooted in cultural misunderstandings about students’ language and behavioral presentations. The research has documented a connection between teachers’ language attitudes and special education referrals (especially regarding the emotional and behavioral disturbance category). While increasing numbers of researchers are working to document these practices and offer viable solutions to address and effect change in this trend, the family-teacher partnership holds immense…

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

December 10 @ 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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Strategies for Supporting Newcomer MLLs/ELLs & SIFE Students

December 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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This workshop is designed to facilitate teaching and learning in diverse contexts. Participants will engage directly in best practice techniques as they explore Newcomer/SLIFE education, culturally-sensitive trauma, and impactful instructional tools that lead to healthy socio-linguistic integration and academic success. The day will be divided into three distinct workshop sessions, with the following objectives. We will: a) establish a common knowledge and vocabulary around Newcomer/Recent Arriver and SLIFE students; b) identify key manifestations of transition shock (trauma) and gain tools…

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Using Data to Guide Change

December 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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Kelly Wickham Hurst is a 23 year public school veteran as both a classroom teacher and an administrator in guidance, dean and assistant principal roles. In 2016, she created Being Black at School to help advocate for Black students both in schools with educators as well as for parents raising Black children. In addition to this, she is a National Trainer & Organizer for Crossroads Antiracism Organizing and Training. In her session, educators will learn how to use data to…

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White Anti-Racism Affinity Group

December 12 @ 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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Supporting MLLs/ELLs Through UDL: Recruiting Interest & Culturally Responsive Teaching (Part 2)

December 17 @ 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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Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is an approach to lesson planning that emphasizes engagement and multiple entry points for all students. In this session, participants will be able to understand the overlap of UDL and culturally responsive teaching and will learn strategies to plan for access and engagement for MLLs/ELLs. Work time will be built in to problem-solve common barriers to implementation and to edit upcoming lesson or unit plans using the strategies and tools explored in the workshop. Presenter: Melissa…

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Supporting MLLs/ELLs Through UDL: Work Session

December 17 @ 3:00 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 in an optional work session to think through how to bring lessons learned to life in your own schools. Participants will be able to speak with fellow practitioners and walk away with actionable next steps. Presenter: Melissa Katz *This event is part of the MLL/ELL Instruction strand and is seat-free for members of The Collaborative for Inclusive Education.

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