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January 2020

Using Data in Specially Designed Instruction

January 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 this workshop, participants will learn strategies to monitor the implementation of academic special education services. Participants will look at how our school (Harlem Children's Zone Promise Academy Schools) tracks student performance on both a daily and unit level, their performance on common core standards, and how we use this information to reflect and evaluate the effectiveness of specially designed instruction. The "Special Education E-Binders" are our way of holding ourselves accountable for not only implementing services, but ensuring that…

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NCI: Verbal De-escalation & Physical Disengagement

January 23 @ 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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Supporting Multilingual Students with Disabilities: Teacher Session

January 24 @ 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, the presenter provides an overview of critical issues regarding language acquisition, disability status, and identification processes. Participants will have the opportunity to explore an evidence-based assessment tool used to comprehensively evaluate and untangle language impairment, language acquisition, and other language-related needs. They will then practice scoring and interpreting assessment results using a case study. To investigate the next steps after identification, participants will discuss instructional strategies, assistive technology, and classroom cultural practices used to support multilingual students…

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Supporting MLLs/ELLs with Disabilities: Leadership & Related Services Session

January 24 @ 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, the presenter provides an overview of critical issues regarding language acquisition, disability status, and identification processes for administrators, coaches, and related service providers. Participants will have the opportunity to explore an evidence-based assessment tool used to comprehensively evaluate and untangle language impairment, language acquisition, and other language-related needs. They will then practice scoring and interpreting assessment results using a case study. To investigate the next steps after identification, participants will discuss systems-level approaches and school-wide cultural practices…

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Reducing Stress & Anxiety Through Music & Mindfulness

January 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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Music can be a powerful means of self-awareness, relaxation, and creative expression. This workshop will explore how music allows an avenue to authentic connection with ourselves and others, and cultivates the inner ability to pause and notice in our daily lives. We will explore various experiential methods that combine music and mindfulness to allow for increased self-awareness, reduced stress, and simple coping skills. Elementary teachers will learn strategies that will help both students and themselves address anxiety inside and outside…

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Intro to Adapting Curriculum for MLLs/ELLs

January 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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In this session, participants will explore concrete ways to adapt curriculum (all content areas) to the needs and strengths of multilingual learners of various language backgrounds and literacy experiences. This includes incorporating languages objectives into lesson planning, integrating and making space for students' home languages, and engaging families and communities in schools and learning. Participants will have opportunities to view and discuss sample lessons, resources and materials and collaboratively work to create their own curriculum for personalized contexts. Note: Participants…

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Using Data to Inform Instruction in the High School Classroom (Part 1)

January 28 @ 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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Come learn with current NYC charter practitioner and National Board Certified Teacher, Allison Dodson-Bonaminio! In Part 1 of a two-part series, educators will gain insights into the what, why, and how of assessment in the high school classroom. Throughout the session, attendees will focus on the foundations of effective assessment. There will also be time to explore designing formative assessments and attendees will be able to take back strategies to use right away in their classrooms. By attending this session,…

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Leveraging Values & Strengths in Leadership (Part 1)

January 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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Kara Ronin once wrote, "When you lead by your values, you make decisions at a higher level than what you "should" be doing and how you "should" be leading. You lead with independent courage. You make decisions that are congruent with who you are and what you stand for." This professional development will guide leaders through an experience of exploring and defining their own personal values that can drive them in their work. In addition, leaders will analyze how their…

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You Want What?!: Gathering What’s Needed for Data-Based Decision Making

January 31 @ 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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Exactly how pronounced and severe is the student's present level of inappropriate behavior? How effective are our academic and behavior change interventions? Increasingly, educators are being required to engage in data collection that contributes to data-based decision making by the Committee on Special Education. This collection and analysis process is an essential part of a well-planned and effectively-implemented positive behavior change program. In this activity-filled session, participants will learn about data recording and how to define target behaviors, identify the…

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February 2020

Growing Listening Skills in Youth with Auditory Processing Difficulties & CAPD

February 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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Let's build listening skills! This workshop will highlight the basic fundamentals and specific characteristics of auditory processing difficulties and Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD). In addition, this session will offer information about assessment, intervention, and general classroom instructional supports/modifications. By attending this session, attendees will leave with... -a deeper understanding of auditory processing difficulties/CAPD -specific resources and intervention methods to immediately incorporate into the classroom Presenter: Lauren Hudacek

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Leveraging PLCs to Foster ELL/MLL-Inclusive Classrooms: Part 1 (Webinar)

February 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
NYC Charter School Center – Training Room, 111 Broadway, Suite 604
New York, NY 10006 United States
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This webinar will describe Harlem Link Charter School's strategic approach toward developing a more inclusive instructional model for multilingual learners. The webinar will cover how to incorporate professional learning community (PLC) strategies and structures as a vehicle to build teacher capacity for the holistic instruction of multilingual learners. By attending this session, attendees will leave with... Strategies for planning and structuring a PLC Other best practices for teachers of MLLs Collaborative structures for building teacher capacity Presenter: Kristina Ferre

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NYS Math Test Prep: Best Practices & High Impact Strategies

February 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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This session is devoted to sharing best practices on NYS math test prep. The session will identify prioritized content based on the NYS testing blueprint, strategies for how to reteach for deep student engagement, and sharing of best instructional practices to ensure students are successful on the 2020 NYS math assessment. By attending this session, attendees will leave with... - A scope and sequences of teaching objectives leading up to the NYS math test - Data analysis and strategy design…

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Building Authentic Relationships

February 5 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
NYC Charter School Center – Training Room, 111 Broadway, Suite 604
New York, NY 10006 United States
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Relationship building is an essential piece of teaching; how can we do it better? In this session, participants will explore both the challenges and possibilities of building authentic relationships with students. We will explore how rigor requires relationships and identify and practice strategies that can deepen our relationships with young people. By attending this session, attendees will leave with... - Specific strategies for deepening relationships with young people. - Self-reflection practices for showing up authentically in relationships with young people…

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Implementing Kagan Cooperative Learning Strategies

February 5 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
NYC Charter School Center – Training Room, 111 Broadway, Suite 604
New York, NY 10006 United States
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This workshop is designed for teachers and school leaders who would like to facilitate more effective partner and group work in their classrooms and schools that includes differentiation best practices. The workshop will focus on cooperative learning structures that can be used with a wide variety of ages and can be applied to any content area. Presenter: Anna Reeve

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Differentiating Whole Class Novels in the Co-Taught Classroom

February 6 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
NYC Charter School Center – Training Room, 111 Broadway, Suite 604
New York, NY 10006 United States
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This workshop is designed for 4th-12th grade teachers or school leaders who are currently co-teaching or coaching literature in a setting where a whole class novel is being used. By attending this session, attendees will leave with... Strategies to effectively differentiate a literature classroom in order to support struggling readers Strategies for supporting comprehension, fluency, and response to reading Note: If you have already taken Anna's session about differentiating a CTT Literature and Writing classroom, do not sign up for…

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Growing Racial Literacy & Decolonizing Behavioral Support (Part 1)

February 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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Whether we are aware of it or not, the classroom management approaches we adopt are a direct reflection of the values we espouse. Too often, these values are shaped by racist narratives that have embedded themselves within the institution of the school. For the students we teach (and especially for students of color), this means that they are subjected routinely to punitive approaches that cause lasting and undue harm. In the first installment of this two-part workshop series, participants will…

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Critical Listening to Develop Leadership and Community in Schools

February 10 @ 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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Critical listening is an important tool for cultivating healthy, supportive relationships with colleagues and loved ones. One of the challenges of critical listening, however, is that this practice can bring to light individual and cultural biases that disrupt the listener’s ability to support and empathize with the speaker. During this workshop, participants will develop skills in equity-based critical listening, learning how to disrupt and name moments of bias while supporting others in developing empathy and an expanded worldview. We will…

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College Access for Undocumented & DACAmented students

February 12 @ 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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Every year, approximately 98,000 undocumented students graduate from high school, yet only 5-10% of them go onto college. High school counselors and educators can play an important role in providing resources and guidance on the college admission process and financial aid for undocumented students. This session supports educators in building knowledge and skills in order to effectively support immigrant students through the college-admissions process. By attending this session, attendees will leave with... An understanding of key federal and NY state…

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Integrating Vocabulary Instruction Throughout the Content Areas

February 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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This secondary workshop will provide a research and theoretical base for how to integrate vocabulary instruction into our middle and high school classrooms in ways that are meaningful and authentic, allowing for long-term retention. Participants will explore a variety of hands-on, culturally responsive, and practical activities that all content area teachers can use. Special emphasis will be placed on working with diverse learners, specifically students with special needs and ELLs/MLLs. By attending this session, attendees will leave with... An understanding…

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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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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: Maria Dove

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Intro to the Co-Teaching Models

February 26 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
NYC Charter School Center – Training Room, 111 Broadway, Suite 604
New York, NY 10006 United States
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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 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, consider when and how they…

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Specially Designed Instruction in the Co-Taught Classroom

February 26 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
NYC Charter School Center – Training Room, 111 Broadway, Suite 604
New York, NY 10006 United States
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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. Participants 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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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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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

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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NYSESLAT Scoring & Administration

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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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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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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Growing Racial Literacy & Decolonizing 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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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

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

Practitioner 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 - 3:00 pm
NYC Charter School Center – Training Room, 111 Broadway, Suite 604
New York, NY 10006 United States
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This session will 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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