SPECIAL EDUCATION OFFICE PROFESSIONAL LEARNING


Month
Date
Upcoming Event
Location
October
10/5/2021
to 6/30/2025 11:45 PM
Considering Trauma in Special Education Evaluations and IEP Development
Spaces Remaining: 398
This is a recorded webinar. NO CTLE CREDIT WILL BE AWARDED. This professional learning opportunity is intended to support IEP Teams in considering the possible impact of trauma on the individual student. This training focuses on how trauma may impact a student's daily functioning and provides strategies to implement before, during and after the special education evaluation to ensure the consideration of such trauma is integrated throughout the process. This training supplements guidance shared in the NYC DOE Special Education SOPM for conducting initial evaluations and reevaluations and is intended for all staff members who are part of the IEP Team, including, but not limited to: special education teachers, general education teachers, related service providers, administrators, school psychologists and social workers.
Virtual
November
11/19/2021
12:15 AM to 12/31/2022 11:45 PM
Progress Monitoring IEP Goals
Spaces Remaining: 31799
Progress must be monitored and reported on every IEP goal. In this asynchronous session, participants will: -Define progress monitoring and the role it plays towards student achievement -Practice progress monitoring IEP Goals -Review progress reported in SESIS, determine baseline/current performance -Review expectations for documenting progress in SESIS and quality indicators for reporting progress to parents Intended Audience: special education teachers, general education teachers, administrators, school psychologists, related service providers, any educators who engage directly in monitoring progress on students' IEP goals or who are interested in learning essential knowledge and skills for monitoring progress on IEP goals PLEASE NOTE: ***NO CTLE CREDIT WILL BE AWARDED*** ***Webinar can be viewed at your convenience, once webinar link is sent after registration***
Virtual
January
1/5/2022
to 8/31/2022
Supporting Autistic Students Workshop A - Recorded Webinar
Spaces Remaining: 258
Workshop A is a virtual training for school teams that provides an overview of autism, instructional supports, social-communication supports, behavioral supports, and sensory supports that teams can implement in their school. Participants may include teachers, administrators and related service providers. Autism Training by NYU in collaboration with NYCDOE This training series for school and Central office staff is designed to provide an overview of autism, instructional, sensory, and communication supports. Workshop A is an entry-level presentation. This is a recording of the Workshop A webinar being offered for those who were not able to attend. Viewing the pre-recorded webinar is not eligible for CTLE.
Virtual
August
8/18/2022
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
District Representative| Reevaluation-Manhattan RPC
Spaces Remaining: 65
The purpose of this training is to provide District Representatives with information to enhance their knowledge and skills to: 1. understand the special education process as delineated in New York State Education Law and Regulations; 2. perform specific responsibilities as District Representative at the IEP meeting; 3. develop practices that encourage parental involvement and cultivate home-school partnerships; and 4. identify strategies for the IEP team to make high-quality decisions that will result in an individualized education program (IEP) that meets State requirements and will result in educational benefit to the student. Target Audience: Special Education teachers; Related Service providers; Administrators
Virtual
8/19/2022
9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
FUNDAMENTALS OF EQUITY | MODULE 1 | Virtual Training | Queens RPC
Spaces Remaining: 49
'This professional learning package is designed to build a foundational understanding of equity and cultural responsiveness. Overall, the aim is to ensure that participants establish a common vocabulary while beginning to interrogate their personal, professional, and institutional capacity within these two areas. Participants will define common terms and imagery that appear in conversations about equity, explore the concept of cultural responsiveness through personal, professional, and institutional lenses, and identify initial strengths, challenges, and needs regarding the capacity to implement culturally responsive practices. Objectives: -Explore the concept of cultural responsiveness through personal, professional, and institutional lenses -Identify initial strengths, challenges, and needs regarding the capacity to implement culturally responsive practices'
Virtual
8/23/2022
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
District Representative| Regulatory Foundations and Referrals-Manhattan RPC
Spaces Remaining: 61
The purpose of this training is to provide District Representatives with information to enhance their knowledge and skills to: 1. understand the special education process as delineated in New York State Education Law and Regulations; 2. perform specific responsibilities as District Representative at the IEP meeting; 3. develop practices that encourage parental involvement and cultivate home-school partnerships; and 4. identify strategies for the IEP team to make high-quality decisions that will result in an individualized education program (IEP) that meets State requirements and will result in educational benefit to the student. Target Audience: Special Education teachers; Related Service providers; Administrators
Virtual
8/24/2022
12:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Agency 101 Training | Manhattan RPC
Spaces Remaining: 99
This package intends to provide an overview of the various adult service agencies available in New York State (NYS) and the different types of services they provide. The package is intended to be updated by regions to include regional contact information and can be provided in collaboration with the various adult service agencies.
Virtual
8/25/2022
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
District Representative| Effective IEP Meetings-Manhattan RPC
Spaces Remaining: 60
The purpose of this training is to provide District Representatives with information to enhance their knowledge and skills to: 1. understand the special education process as delineated in New York State Education Law and Regulations; 2. perform specific responsibilities as District Representative at the IEP meeting; 3. develop practices that encourage parental involvement and cultivate home-school partnerships; and 4. identify strategies for the IEP team to make high-quality decisions that will result in an individualized education program (IEP) that meets State requirements and will result in educational benefit to the student. Target Audience: Special Education teachers; Related Service providers; Administrators
Virtual
8/26/2022
9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
FUNDAMENTALS OF EQUITY | MODULE 2 | Virtual Training | Queens RPC
Spaces Remaining: 50
'This professional learning package is designed to build a foundational understanding of equity and cultural responsiveness. Overall, the aim is to ensure that participants establish a common vocabulary while beginning to interrogate their personal, professional, and institutional capacity within these two areas. Participants will define common terms and imagery that appear in conversations about equity, explore the concept of cultural responsiveness through personal, professional, and institutional lenses, and identify initial strengths, challenges, and needs regarding the capacity to implement culturally responsive practices. Objectives: -Explore the concept of cultural responsiveness through personal, professional, and institutional lenses -Identify initial strengths, challenges, and needs regarding the capacity to implement culturally responsive practices'
Virtual
8/30/2022
10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Diploma and Credential Options for Student with Disabilities | Manhattan FACE/RPC
Spaces Remaining: 71
This professional development package describes the Diploma and Graduation types that are available to New York state students. This can and should be offered to a wide range of participants, including but not limited to, general and special education administrators, special education teachers, school counselors, school psychologists and other related service providers.
Virtual
September
9/12/2022
2:30 PM to 3:45 PM
Developing Standards-Based IEPs-Manhattan RPC
Spaces Remaining: 50
Intended Audience: Manhattan -General and special education teachers, psychologists, related service providers, CSE/CPSE staff, and Administrators In this training, participants will gain an understanding of how to develop an IEP with the incorporation of grade-level standards to help students receive specially designed instruction necessary to access their grade-level curriculum. Participants will be able to: • Improve the development of IEPs • Gain an understanding of how to develop an IEP with the incorporation of grade-level standards to help students receive specially designed instruction necessary to access their grade-level curriculum • Develop and begin implementation of a quality IEP with effective SDI resulting in positive outcomes for students with disabilities
Virtual
9/13/2022
2:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Test Accommodations for Students with Disabilities-Manhattan RPC
Spaces Remaining: 49
The purpose of this training is to promote the understanding and appropriate use of test accommodations for students with disabilities. The training is intended to provide information related to the decision-making process and types of test accommodations, as well as the documentation of appropriate accommodations on the individualized education program (IEP). Participants will: • know the purpose of test accommodations. • define test accommodations. • understand their role in supporting a student with their test accommodations. • recognize that instructional accommodations used in the classroom should be aligned with the testing accommodations provided during assessment. Students will be provided access to and participate in general education curriculum and in courses that will prepare them to take and pass the required examinations. Target Audience: Special Education Teachers, General Education Teachers, Building Principals/Administrators, Committee on Special Education (CSE) Chairpersons, Parents/Families
Virtual
9/14/2022
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Explicit Instruction /Writing Effective and Clear Learning Objectives Session 1-Manhattan RPC
Spaces Remaining: 99
'Intended Audience: General Education Teachers, Special Education teachers, All Related Service Providers, Paraprofessionals and Administrators. 1. Participants will write and analyze clear learning objectives 2. Participants will be sure learning objectives are achievable by the end of the lesson 3. Participants will use student friendly language in their learning objectives'
Virtual
9/14/2022
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Foundations of Effective Reading: The Science of Reading: Overview of the Science of Reading Series Queens RPC
Spaces Remaining: 53
The purpose of this four part training is to help participants gain a greater understanding of what the Science of Reading has determined to be the foundational skills that are needed in order to become a proficient reader. In this series, Participants will explore current instructional practices in reading and the impact it has on reading proficiency. The training will also provide context for the importance of effective reading instruction and the impact that it has on equity for all students. In order to overcome equity barriers, educators need to focus on systemic, explicit instruction to teach the skills supported by the science of reading. We will take a look at some ineffective practices and why those may not be working, in order to realign our thinking and pedagogy to what is research-based and effective. At the conclusion of this training, participants should be able to: 1. Define universal screening 2. Describe the purpose of universal screening 3. Describe the features of a high-quality universal screening measure 4. Identify tools to guide them in selecting a universal screening measure 5. Describe ways in which data from a universal screening measure can be used Targeted Audience(s): Administrators, Literacy Specialists, School Psychologists, General Education Teachers, Special Education Teachers, any others interested in implementing universal screening
Virtual
9/14/2022
2:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Specially Designed Instruction for Administrators-Manhattan RPC
Spaces Remaining: 74
This training is intended to further develop administrator’s knowledge of SDI and how SDI should be designed and developed based on individual student need to address their learning barriers. Administrators will be able to define SDI, recognize how to differentiate SDI from general education, identify what SDI looks like in the classroom setting, and gain necessary skills for supervision of implementation of SDI. Target Audience: Administrators
Virtual
9/15/2022
9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Special Education Teacher Support Services (SETSS):Supporting Classroom and Curriculum Participation-Manhattan RPC
Spaces Remaining: 50
The purpose of this training is to help participants understand how to use Special Education Teacher Support Services (SETSS) to support the participation of students with disabilities in the general education classroom and curriculum. Participants will examine the purpose and goals of including Special Education Teacher Support Services (SETSS) in a student’s Individualized Education Program (IEP). The training will define Special Education Teacher Support Services (SETSS) according to New York State regulations as well as offer insight into what effective Special Education Teacher Support Services (SETSS) look like in the classroom. Participants will learn how to determine if Special Education Teacher Support Services (SETSS) are appropriate for meeting a student with a disability’s unique educational needs, what information about SETSS should be included in an IEP, and the roles and responsibilities of educators in providing these services. We will also explore how teachers can engage in effective collaboration and co-planning to ensure the effective delivery of high-quality Special Education Teacher Support Services. Targeted Audience(s) Special education teachers, general education teachers, administrators
Virtual
9/16/2022
2:00 PM to 9/30/2022 4:00 PM
Foundations of Effective Reading: The Science of Reading: Overview of the Science of Reading Series-Manhattan RPC
Spaces Remaining: 50
' The purpose of this training is to help participants gain a greater understanding of what the Science of Reading has determined to be the foundational skills that are needed to become a proficient reader. Participants will explore current instructional practices in reading and the impact it has on reading proficiency. The training will also provide context for the importance of effective reading instruction and the impact that it has on equity for all students. In order to overcome equity barriers, educators need to focus on systemic, explicit instruction to teach the skills supported by the science of reading. We will take a look at some ineffective practices and why those may not be working, in order to realign our thinking and pedagogy to what is research-based and effective'
Virtual
9/16/2022
2:15 PM to 3:15 PM
Standards Based IEP's, Queens RPC
Spaces Remaining: 25
This professional learning opportunity provides guidelines on the incorporation of grade level standards to help students receive specially designed instruction necessary to access their grade-level curriculum. Participants will understand the special education process and the development of an Individualized Education Program. Additionally, they will understand the implementation of a quality IEP with effective Specially Designed Instruction resulting in positive outcomes for students with disabilities and effective collaboration with general education teachers. This training is intended for administrators, general and special education teachers, psychologists, social workers and guidance counselors. Objectives: -Improve the Special Education Process -Develop an IEP -Begin implementation of an IEP with effective Specially Designed Instruction'
Virtual
9/19/2022
2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
BSE Learning Series 3: Unpacking Content & Language Objectives
Spaces Remaining: 247
This webinar focuses on how to transform content objectives to student friendly learning objectives. Participants will also learn how to create and use language objectives that align with content instructional outcomes.
Virtual- Microsoft Teams Webinar
9/20/2022
1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
The Overview of Specially Designed Instruction: Define SDI and It's Purpose-Manhattan RPC
Spaces Remaining: 100
'1. Develop Introductory knowledge of SDI 2. Identify ethical and legal reasons for the use of SDI 3. Define SDI and it's purpose 4. Utilize NYS Guidance Document to assist teachers in designing lessons for SWD's'
Virtual
9/20/2022
2:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Promoting Self-Determination in Students with Disabilities, Queens RPC
Spaces Remaining: 98
In this training participants will deepen their understanding of the concepts and principles of self-determination, their applications, and enhancing their student’s self-determination skills. They will be able to identify the components of self-determination and how they are correlated with positive post-secondary outcomes for students. Participants will also learn how to develop practices that support the development of self-determination in students through student centered IEPs. Intended Audience: General Education Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Administrators, School Counselors, School Psychologists and other related service providers'
Virtual
9/21/2022
2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Classroom Management Modules 1-3, Queens RPC
Spaces Remaining: 99
This 2-day or multiple module training package is designed for PreK-12 th grade educators who would like more information on positive behavior support– classroom management strategies including: 1) arranging the physical environment 2) defining, teaching, and acknowledging expectations and rules 3) defining and teaching classroom procedures and routines 4) active supervision 5) behavior specific praise 6) response strategies for inappropriate behavior 7) class-wide group contingencies 8) multiple opportunities to respond Objectives: 1) Participants will learn about setting up effective preventative Behavioral Systems and Structures in their Classrooms. 2) Participants will learn function-based behavioral strategies 3) Participants will gain an understanding of the PBIS framework and how it is operationalized in the Classroom.
Virtual
9/22/2022
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Explicit Instruction: Defining EDI as an Evidence Based Practice-Manhattan RPC
Spaces Remaining: 99
'1. Participants will define explicit instruction and why we should use explicit instruction for all students especially for SWD's. 2. Participants will research supporting the use of explicit instruction and how it benefits students. 3. Participants will define and describe the five essential practices and other common elements of explicit Instruction. 4. Participants will explore resources designed to support effective instruction implementation.'
Virtual
9/22/2022
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Transition Assessments Part 1| Manhattan RPC
Spaces Remaining: 100
This training provides an overview of career development theory and the law and regulations requiring transition assessment. A variety of assessments related to each of the measurable postsecondary goal areas of Employment/Training, and Independent Living to assist students in developing increased self-awareness and career paths will be explored.
Virtual
9/22/2022
2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
SDI for Administrators
Spaces Remaining: 100
The Specially Designed Instruction for Administrators professional development training package is the fifth in a suite of trainings on the development and use of specially designed instruction (SDI) for students with disabilities. This training is intended to further develop administrator’s knowledge of SDI and how SDI should be designed and developed based on individual student need to address their learning barriers. Administrators will be able to define SDI, recognize how to differentiate SDI from general education, identify what SDI looks like in the classroom setting, and gain necessary skills for supervision of implementation of SDI. This package is primarily designed to be delivered as a 2-3 hour in-person training; however, the training is structured to allow for online delivery based upon EO scheduling requirements.
Virtual
9/28/2022
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Transition Assessments Part 2| Manhattan RPC
Spaces Remaining: 100
This training provides an overview of career development theory and the law and regulations requiring transition assessment. A variety of assessments related to each of the measurable postsecondary goal areas of Employment/Training, and Independent Living to assist students in developing increased self-awareness and career paths will be explored.
Virtual
9/29/2022
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Explicit Instruction /Writing Effective and Clear Learning Objectives Session 2-Manhattan RPC
Spaces Remaining: 100
'Intended Audience: General education teachers, Special education teachers. All related service providers, paraprofessionals and Administrators. 1. Participants will review and analyze their learning objectives. 2. Participants will share out what worked and if their learning objectives were achievable by the end of the lesson. 3. Participants will be sure that their learning objectives match their independent practice. '
Virtual
9/29/2022
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Testing Accommodations for Students with Disabilities, Queens RPC
Spaces Remaining: 50
This training was developed to promote the understanding and appropriate use of test accommodations for students with disabilities. The training is intended to provide information related to the decision-making process and types of test accommodations, as well as the documentation of appropriate accommodations on the Individualized Education Program (IEP). Participants will: -know the purpose of test accommodations. -define test accommodations. -understand their role in supporting a student with their test accommodations. -recognize that instructional accommodations used in the classroom should be aligned with the testing accommodations provided during assessment.
Virtual
9/30/2022
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Foundations of Effective Reading: The Science of Reading: Overview of the Science of Reading Series-Manhattan RPC
Spaces Remaining: 50
' The purpose of this training is to help participants gain a greater understanding of what the Science of Reading has determined to be the foundational skills that are needed to become a proficient reader. Participants will explore current instructional practices in reading and the impact it has on reading proficiency. The training will also provide context for the importance of effective reading instruction and the impact that it has on equity for all students. In order to overcome equity barriers, educators need to focus on systemic, explicit instruction to teach the skills supported by the science of reading. We will take a look at some ineffective practices and why those may not be working, in order to realign our thinking and pedagogy to what is research-based and effective'
Virtual
October
10/3/2022
2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
BSE Learning Series 4: Project Based Learning (PBL) for MLs/ELLs with Disabilities
Spaces Remaining: 463
During this webinar, participants will review the components to Project Based Learning (PBL) and its intended use. Participants will also learn how to incorporate MTSS and the Advanced Literacies into their projects for students to achieve social and academic language as they progress through standards based activities.
Virtual- Microsoft Teams Webinar
10/6/2022
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
FUNDAMENTALS OF EQUITY | MODULE 1 | Virtual Training | Queens RPC
Spaces Remaining: 49
This training is an opportunity to explore equity and cultural responsiveness within the context of the region and/or the Educational Organization(s) present in the audience, as well as build foundational language and knowledge related to these two concepts. Objectives: - Define common terms and imagery that appear in conversations about equity - Explore the concept of cultural responsiveness through personal, professional, and institutional lenses - Identify initial strengths, challenges, and needs regarding the capacity to implement culturally responsive practices
Virtual
10/6/2022
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
The Overview of Specially Designed Instruction: Differentiate Between Accommodations and Modifications-Manhattan RPC
Spaces Remaining: 99
'Intended for all Educators, GEN/SPED Teachers, Related Service Providers, Administrators, Paraprofessionals 1. Participants will review and discuss what EDI looks like in the classrooms. Examples and non-examples will be provided. 2. Participants will identify specific learning objectives, especially creating objectives achievable by the end of the lesson. 3. Participants will be given time to practice Developing EDI lessons.'
Virtual
10/12/2022
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Best Practices in Screening for Academic Deficits Queens RPC
Spaces Remaining: 60
This is a three-part Introductory Professional Development series on Universal Screening Overview from 9:00AM-11:00 AM on the following dates: October 12, 2022-Module 1: Key Terms and Definition October 19, 2022-Module 2: Selecting a Universal Screening Measure- October 26, 2022-Module 3: Implementing a Universal Screener The purpose of this training is to provide participants with an overview of what universal screening is and how to adopt this practice in their schools. 'At the conclusion of this training, participants should be able to: 1. Define universal screening 2. Describe the purpose of universal screening 3. Describe the features of a high-quality universal screening measure 4. Identify tools to guide them in selecting a universal screening measure 5. Describe ways in which data from a universal screening measure can be used Targeted Audience(s): Administrators, Literacy Specialists, School Psychologists, General Education Teachers, Special Education Teachers, any others interested in implementing universal screening'
Virtual
10/13/2022
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Test Accommodations for Students With Disabilities| Manhattan RPC
Spaces Remaining: 75
This training was developed to promote the understanding and appropriate use of test accommodations for students with disabilities. The training is intended to provide information related to the decision-making process and types of test accommodations, as well as the documentation of appropriate accommodations on the individualized education program (IEP).
Virtual
10/13/2022
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
The Overview of Special Designed Instruction: Practice Selecting SDI Strategies-Manhattan RPC
Spaces Remaining: 100
'Intended Audience: General Education Teachers, Special Education Teachers. All Related Service Providers, Paraprofessionals and Administrators The Overview of SDI: Understanding SDI and other Instructional Strategies and Identifying ethical and legal reasons for the use of SDI'
Virtual
10/18/2022
2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Overview of Specially Designed Instruction, Queens RPC
Spaces Remaining: 96
The Overview of Specially Designed Instruction professional development training package is intended to develop participants’ working knowledge of the components of SDI, the rationale for using SDI, and using SDI alongside other instructional strategies.
Virtual
10/19/2022
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Diploma & Credentials: Options for Students with Disabilities, Queens RPC
Spaces Remaining: 49
This training is to help increase school providers understanding of Diploma and Credentialing options for students with disabilities. This presentation will help them to recognize and identify: 1. The definition of self-determination and its relation to determining individualized diploma and graduation options 2. The credit requirements for graduation in NYS. 3. The Multiple Pathways to Graduation 4 + 1 Option requirements for all students. 4. The appeal eligibility criteria for all students 5. The safety net options for students with disabilities 6. The exiting credentials available in NYS and the requirements for each Intended Audience: General Education Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Administrators, School Counselors, School Psychologists and other service providers.
Virtual
10/20/2022
2:15 PM to 3:15 PM
Leading the IEP Process Module 1: Regulatory Foundations Queens RPC
Spaces Remaining: 28
Participants will engage with the IEP Process as delineated in education laws and regulations. They will become familiar with the roles of the District Representative and IEP team and will develop practices that encourage parental participation and cultivate home-school partnerships. Participants will be exposed to strategies for leading the IEP in making high quality decisions that will result in an IEP that meets State requirements and will result in educational benefit to the student. This training is intended for administrators, general and special education teachers, Objectives: 1. Understand the special education process as delineated in education laws and regulations 2. Know the role of the District Representative and the IEP Team 3. Develop practices which encourage parental involvement and cultivate home-school partnerships 4. Identify strategies for leading the IEP Team in making high quality decisions that will result in an individualized education program (IEP) that meets State requirements and will result in educational benefit to the student
Virtual
10/24/2022
2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
BSE Learning Series 5: Advanced Literacies, A Toolkit
Spaces Remaining: 473
During this bilingual special education (BSE) series, participants will review the importance of incorporating the advanced literacies into various parts of lessons. During this time, participants will review interactive lessons that support MLs/ELLs with disabilities and their use cases in classrooms.
Virtual- Microsoft Teams Webinar
10/25/2022
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Testing Accommodations for Students with Disabilities, Queens RPC
Spaces Remaining: 50
This training was developed to promote the understanding and appropriate use of test accommodations for students with disabilities. The training is intended to provide information related to the decision-making process and types of test accommodations, as well as the documentation of appropriate accommodations on the Individualized Education Program (IEP). Participants will: -know the purpose of test accommodations. -define test accommodations. -understand their role in supporting a student with their test accommodations. -recognize that instructional accommodations used in the classroom should be aligned with the testing accommodations provided during assessment.
Virtual
10/26/2022
2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Classroom Management Modules 4-6, Queens RPC
Spaces Remaining: 99
This 2-day or multiple module training package is designed for PreK-12 th grade educators who would like more information on positive behavior support– classroom management strategies including: 1) arranging the physical environment 2) defining, teaching, and acknowledging expectations and rules 3) defining and teaching classroom procedures and routines 4) active supervision 5) behavior specific praise 6) response strategies for inappropriate behavior 7) class-wide group contingencies 8) multiple opportunities to respond Objectives: 1) Participants will learn about setting up effective preventative Behavioral Systems and Structures in their Classrooms. 2) Participants will learn function-based behavioral strategies 3) Participants will gain an understanding of the PBIS framework and how it is operationalized in the Classroom.
Virtual
10/27/2022
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Next Steps in Specially Designed Instruction-Utilizing NYS Guidance Tool For Lesson Plan Development-Manhattan RPC
Spaces Remaining: 35
'Intended Audience: GEN ED, SPED, teachers, related service providers, Administrators, and Paraprofessionals 1. Participants will define and describe SDI, 2. Participants will identify what instructional strategies may work to close the gaps based on different characteristics of each student. 3. Participants will utilize NYS Guidance document as a tool to incorporate appropriate strategies for specific students.'
Virtual
November
11/2/2022
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Identifying and Intensifying Intervention: What to Do and How to Do it, Queens RPC
Spaces Remaining: 59
This is a three part Introductory PD series on instructional matching. At the conclusion of this series, • Participants will be able to identify and differentiate between skill-based, fluency-based, and performance-based interventions • Participants will learn when each of these approaches is appropriate, given the nature of the observed problem. • Participants will learn how to adjust the intensity of intervention to the learner as a response to instruction
Virtual
11/3/2022
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Explicit Instruction: The Five Essential Components-Manhattan RPC
Spaces Remaining: 100
'Intended Audience: All Educators, GENED, SPED, Paraprofessionals, Related Service Providers, Administrators The Big Ideas of Explicit Instruction: 1.Segmenting Complex Skills 2.Draw Students' attention 3.Promote successful Engagement Systemically Fading Prompts 4.Provide Opportunities to Respond and Receive Feedback 5. Create purposeful Opportunities '
Virtual
11/3/2022
2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Next Steps in Specially Designed Instruction Part 1, Queens RPC
Spaces Remaining: 99
The Next Steps with Specially Designed Instruction training/Part 1 is intended to further develop participants’ knowledge of specially designed instruction and how SDI should be designed and developed based on individual student need to address their learning barriers. Participants will be trained on how specially designed instruction is used alongside other instructional strategies. Special Education Teachers, CSE teams, General Education teachers who work with students with disabilities and any others interested in furthering their knowledge on specially designed instruction are encouraged to attend. The training is most applicable to those who will be engaging directly in designing, developing and delivering specially designed instruction to students with disabilities.
Virtual
11/3/2022
2:15 PM to 3:15 PM
Leading the IEP Process Module 2: Referral Queens RPC
Spaces Remaining: 28
The Referral Module will provide an overview of the District Representative’s role and responsibilities in the referral process. This includes referral, withdrawal, and request for referral, as well as the procedures including due process, prior written notice and parent consent as per the Part 200 regulations and IDEA 2004. This training is intended for administrators, general and special education teachers, psychologists, social workers and guidance counselors. Objectives: • Review Regulations of NYS on the Referral Process • Utilize Prior Written Notice in the communication with parents/and or guardians of Students with Disabilities so as to promote compliance with NYS regulations • Review Procedural Safeguards Notice
Virtual
11/8/2022
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Test Accommodations for Students with Disabilities-Manhattan RPC
Spaces Remaining: 50
The purpose of this training is to promote the understanding and appropriate use of test accommodations for students with disabilities. The training is intended to provide information related to the decision-making process and types of test accommodations, as well as the documentation of appropriate accommodations on the individualized education program (IEP). Participants will: • know the purpose of test accommodations. • define test accommodations. • understand their role in supporting a student with their test accommodations. • recognize that instructional accommodations used in the classroom should be aligned with the testing accommodations provided during assessment. Students will be provided access to and participate in general education curriculum and in courses that will prepare them to take and pass the required examinations. Target Audience: Special Education Teachers, General Education Teachers, Building Principals/Administrators, Committee on Special Education (CSE) Chairpersons, Parents/Families
Virtual
11/10/2022
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Next Steps with Specially Designed Instruction Impact of the Disability-Manhattan RPC
Spaces Remaining: 100
'Intended Audience: General education teachers, Special Education teachers, All Related Services providers, Paraprofessionals and administrators. Impact of the Disability: I DO, What you need to know about students with a learning disability Characteristics who have learning disability may exhibit a wide range of traits... '
Virtual
11/10/2022
1:00 PM to 11/11/2022 3:00 PM
Transition in the IEP Part 1 | Manhattan RPC
Spaces Remaining: 100
The purpose of Transition in the IEP Four Part Series is to gain an in-depth understanding of the transition planning process and the essential components as required by the SPP Indicator 13. Attendees will deepen their understanding of not only what is required, but best practices and evidence-based strategies related to quality transition services and planning. Attendees will have the opportunity to engage in hands-on activities embedded throughout the training.
Virtual
11/14/2022
2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
BSE Learning Series 6: Integrating Academic Vocabulary in Lesson Development
Spaces Remaining: 464
This webinar will explore how to explicitly teach vocabulary through various hands on activities. Participants will learn how to incorporate frequent, rich and varied language experiences into lesson planning and development. Participants will learn how to incorporate and teach individual words in lesson planning and development through the vocabulary filter process. Finally, participants will create a toolbox of strategies and supports to support bilingual special education students.
Virtual- Microsoft Teams Webinar
11/15/2022
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Introduction to Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Education. Queens RPC
Spaces Remaining: 148
This Professional Learning is intended to introduce participants to foundational elements of cultural responsiveness and explore the New York State Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Education Framework. In doing so, it is meant to facilitate connections between Cultural Responsiveness and meeting the needs of students with disabilities, while also providing an opportunity for critical reflection on the extent to which culturally responsive practices are present within their Educational Organization(s).
Virtual
11/15/2022
2:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Career Development and Occupational Studies (CDOS) Learning Standards, Queens RPC
Spaces Remaining: 49
Participants will gain an overview of the Learning Standards for Career Development and Occupational Studies (CDOS) at three levels: Career Development, Integrated Learning and Universal Foundation Skills. The training explains how the Career Development and Occupational Studies (CDOS) Commencement Credential provides students with the opportunities to exit school with a credential based on achievement of work readiness skills. The Career Development and Occupational Studies (CDOS) standards prepare all students (not just students with disabilities) to recognize achievement of their learning standards towards work readiness, knowledge and skills. Intended Audience: General Education Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Administrators, School Counselors, School Psychologists and other service providers.
Virtual
11/16/2022
2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Classroom Management Modules 7-9, Queens RPC
Spaces Remaining: 100
This 2-day or multiple module training package is designed for PreK-12 th grade educators who would like more information on positive behavior support– classroom management strategies including: 1) arranging the physical environment 2) defining, teaching, and acknowledging expectations and rules 3) defining and teaching classroom procedures and routines 4) active supervision 5) behavior specific praise 6) response strategies for inappropriate behavior 7) class-wide group contingencies 8) multiple opportunities to respond Objectives: 1) Participants will learn about setting up effective preventative Behavioral Systems and Structures in their Classrooms. 2) Participants will learn function-based behavioral strategies 3) Participants will gain an understanding of the PBIS framework and how it is operationalized in the Classroom.
Virtual
11/17/2022
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Transition in the IEP Part 2| Manhattan RPC
Spaces Remaining: 100
The purpose of Transition in the IEP Four Part Series is to gain an in-depth understanding of the transition planning process and the essential components as required by the SPP Indicator 13. Attendees will deepen their understanding of not only what is required, but best practices and evidence-based strategies related to quality transition services and planning. Attendees will have the opportunity to engage in hands-on activities embedded throughout the training.
Virtual
11/17/2022
2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Next Steps in Specially Designed Instruction Part 2, Queens RPC
Spaces Remaining: 100
The Next Steps with Specially Designed Instruction training/Part 2 is intended to further develop participants’ knowledge of specially designed instruction and how SDI should be designed and developed based on individual student need to address their learning barriers. Participants will be trained on how specially designed instruction is used alongside other instructional strategies. Special Education Teachers, CSE teams, General Education teachers who work with students with disabilities and any others interested in furthering their knowledge on specially designed instruction are encouraged to attend. The training is most applicable to those who will be engaging directly in designing, developing and delivering specially designed instruction to students with disabilities.
Virtual
11/22/2022
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Next Steps with Specially Designed Instruction Speech and Language Case Study-Manhattan RPC
Spaces Remaining: 100
'Intended Audience: General education teachers, Special education teachers, All related service providers, Paraprofessionals and Administrators Determining Specially Designed Instruction Needs for Speech Case Study. Analyzing Speech Disorders, Problems with the way sounds are formed etc, Reviewing accommodations vs Modifications'
Virtual
11/28/2022
2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
BSE Learning Series 7: Reading with Purpose: Differentiating Instruction to Support MLs/ELLs with Disabilities in the Classroom
Spaces Remaining: 155
During this webinar, participants will learn how to differentiate reading instruction for language development through various complex texts (Hallmark 1). Participants will learn how to incorporate various language modalities and apply them to reading activities to support various reading skills (decoding, reading with purpose, annotation, reading reflection, etc.) Participants will review how to incorporate home language literature to connect to English language literature. Finally, participants will practice strategies and supports that can be used in unit and lesson plan development.
Virtual- Microsoft Teams Webinar
11/29/2022
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Testing Accommodations for Students with Disabilities, Queens RPC
Spaces Remaining: 50
This training was developed to promote the understanding and appropriate use of test accommodations for students with disabilities. The training is intended to provide information related to the decision-making process and types of test accommodations, as well as the documentation of appropriate accommodations on the Individualized Education Program (IEP). Participants will: -know the purpose of test accommodations. -define test accommodations. -understand their role in supporting a student with their test accommodations. -recognize that instructional accommodations used in the classroom should be aligned with the testing accommodations provided during assessment.
Virtual
11/30/2022
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Co-Teaching: A Comprehensive Approach Queens RPC
Spaces Remaining: 198
The purpose of this training is to help participants gain a foundational understanding of co-teaching as a service delivery model and the six models used to implement it. In New York state the co-teaching model is most often associated with the special education service integrated co-teaching. This model will be covered as well as the use of the co-teaching model among other service providers (e.g. English as a New Language [ENL] teachers, speech language pathologists etc.). Variations for use of the models will also be discussed throughout the training. Intended Audience: Co-teaching teams, special education teachers, related service providers, administrators Participants will be able to: -understand co-teaching as a service delivery model. -learn the 6 models of co-teaching and how to effectively implement them. -gain skills for matching the co-teaching models to elements of their lessons. -identify a co-teaching model in a given scenario.
Virtual
11/30/2022
9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Evidence-Based Practices for Improving Graduation Rate and Decreasing Dropout, Queens RPC
Spaces Remaining: 49
This training is designed to assist educators and related school personnel in the facilitation of successful completion of school for students with disabilities by improving graduation rates and decreasing dropouts. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of: • available resources aimed at increasing school completion • what data can be used to identify a student’s dropout risk • using data to make programmatic changes • strategies to consider to increase school completion Intended Audience: General Education Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Administrators, School Counselors, School Psychologists and other service providers.
Virtual
December
12/1/2022
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
The Overview of Specially Designed Instruction/Utilizing SDI Tools To Develop Lesson Plans-Manhattan RPC
Spaces Remaining: 100
'Intended Audience: General education teachers, Special education teachers, All Related Services Providers, Paraprofessionals and Administrators. The Overview of SDI: 1. Describe SDI and it's core elements 2. Differentiate between accommodations vs modifications 3. Practice utilizing NYS Guidance documents & Universal Design for learning tools to design lesson for SWD's'
Virtual
12/7/2022
8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Family Engagement Communication and Culture
Spaces Remaining: 50
Objectives: -Examine the role of communication in schooling and how culture influences the way we communicate in our respective roles (administrators, teachers, etc.). -Family engagement has a positive impact on children’s learning and skill development, so families and staff are encouraged to engage in open communication and develop meaningful relationships. -Our cultural backgrounds influence the way that we communicate specifically, the way we send and receive messages. -School staff do not always come from the same cultural backgrounds as the parents/families they serve, which makes it more likely that cultural differences will lead to misinterpretations and conflict. -Explore the concept of culture & connect with the idea of Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Education. -Culture is “the way of life of a particular people, especially as shown in their ordinary behavior and habits, their attitudes toward each other, and their moral and religious beliefs. -Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Education requires that school staff members explore how their cultural backgrounds (including the culture of American schooling) influence their existing engagement with parents/families, as well as how to modify or adopt new communication strategies in order to achieve student success. -Explore strategies for effective collaboration between families, caregivers, and schools to support students in the special education process. -School staff members must be creative and meet parents/families where they are in order to build relationships and facilitate long-term engagement.
Virtual
12/8/2022
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Explicit Instruction/ The importance of the Common Elements-Manhattan RPC
Spaces Remaining: 100
Intended Audience: General Education Teachers, Special Education Teachers, All Related Service Providers, Paraprofessionals and Administrators
Virtual
12/8/2022
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Test Accommodations for Students with Disabilities-Manhattan RPC
Spaces Remaining: 50
The purpose of this training is to promote the understanding and appropriate use of test accommodations for students with disabilities. The training is intended to provide information related to the decision-making process and types of test accommodations, as well as the documentation of appropriate accommodations on the individualized education program (IEP). Participants will: • know the purpose of test accommodations. • define test accommodations. • understand their role in supporting a student with their test accommodations. • recognize that instructional accommodations used in the classroom should be aligned with the testing accommodations provided during assessment. Students will be provided access to and participate in general education curriculum and in courses that will prepare them to take and pass the required examinations. Target Audience: Special Education Teachers, General Education Teachers, Building Principals/Administrators, Committee on Special Education (CSE) Chairpersons, Parents/Families
Virtual
12/8/2022
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Test Accommodations for Students With Disabilities|-Manhattan RPC
Spaces Remaining: 100
This training was developed to promote the understanding and appropriate use of test accommodations for students with disabilities. The training is intended to provide information related to the decision-making process and types of test accommodations, as well as the documentation of appropriate accommodations on the individualized education program (IEP).
Virtual
12/8/2022
2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
SDI for Administrators
Spaces Remaining: 100
The Specially Designed Instruction for Administrators professional development training package is the fifth in a suite of trainings on the development and use of specially designed instruction (SDI) for students with disabilities. This training is intended to further develop administrator’s knowledge of SDI and how SDI should be designed and developed based on individual student need to address their learning barriers. Administrators will be able to define SDI, recognize how to differentiate SDI from general education, identify what SDI looks like in the classroom setting, and gain necessary skills for supervision of implementation of SDI. This package is primarily designed to be delivered as a 2-3 hour in-person training; however, the training is structured to allow for online delivery based upon EO scheduling requirements.
Virtual
12/8/2022
2:15 PM to 3:15 PM
Leading the IEP Process Module 3: Evaluation, Queens RPC
Spaces Remaining: 29
This module addresses the specific roles and responsibilities of the District Representative and the IEP team, as well as regulations and procedures relating to the Individual Evaluation process. This training is intended for administrators, general and special education teachers, psychologists, social workers and guidance counselors. Objectives: • ensure compliance with evaluation procedures and timelines • ensure that the evaluation report includes the pertinent information to determine the necessary instructional supports • encourage and facilitate the participation of the parents and the student prior to and during the evaluation process
Virtual
12/12/2022
2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
BSE Learning Series 8: Explicit Writing: Differentiating Instruction to Support MLs/ELLs with Disabilities
Spaces Remaining: 160
During this webinar, participants will learn effective strategies to explicitly teach writing. Participants will learn how to include differentiation and modification/scaffolds and tools to support student ‘writing language’ (Hallmark 4). Participants will also learn how to evaluate informal/formal writing through formative and summative assessment techniques. Finally, participants will practice strategies and supports that can be used in unit and lesson plan development.
Virtual- Microsoft Teams Webinar
12/13/2022
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Testing Accommodations for Students with Disabilities, Queens RPC
Spaces Remaining: 50
This training was developed to promote the understanding and appropriate use of test accommodations for students with disabilities. The training is intended to provide information related to the decision-making process and types of test accommodations, as well as the documentation of appropriate accommodations on the Individualized Education Program (IEP). Participants will: -know the purpose of test accommodations. -define test accommodations. -understand their role in supporting a student with their test accommodations. -recognize that instructional accommodations used in the classroom should be aligned with the testing accommodations provided during assessment.
Virtual
12/14/2022
2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Alternatives to Suspension- Day 1, Queens RPC
Spaces Remaining: 100
The issue of in and out-of-school suspensions of all students, including students with disabilities, who demonstrate escalated classroom behavior, has become controversial and divisive leaving many staff members at odds. This two-day training package, designed for building level administrators and teachers, is intended to help participants understand that exclusionary practices have significant short and long-term negative effects on academic, social-emotional, health and wellness, and family outcomes of students and that there are alternative approaches to discipline that lead to improved student outcomes. Participants will ground themselves in a common understanding of suspension, removal, and discipline, as well as influences, impacts, policies and procedures that contribute to the on-going suspension crisis in schools today. Throughout these two days, participants will learn and explore effective research-based strategies for responding to student behavior and appropriate alternatives to suspension, which have significantly fewer negative impacts on student or family outcomes. Building level administrators, teachers, school psychologists and counselors will understand the purpose of using alternatives to suspension. They will gain knowledge of the recent research on school suspensions, examine scenarios when alternatives to suspension may be used to change behavior, learn how a systemic change on the approach to discipline and problem behavior can affect school climate, and learn about practical, replicable, research-based strategies to use as effective and proactive alternatives to suspension.
Virtual
12/15/2022
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
What Does it Mean to be Culturally Responsive? Queens RPC
Spaces Remaining: 149
This Professional Learning is intended to introduce various components of Culturally Responsive Pedagogy from Zaretta Hammond, author of Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain (2015) & creator of the Ready for Rigor Framework. The materials support the development of Culturally Responsive-Sustaining mindsets, practices, and strategies to be implemented in Educational Organizations. As educators grow in their understanding and execution of Culturally Responsive Pedagogy, student engagement, academic
Virtual
12/20/2022
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
The Overview of Specially Designed Instruction/Understanding the Difference Between Specially Designed Instruction, Universal Design for Learning and Differentiated Instruction-Manhattan RPC
Spaces Remaining: 100
'Intended Audience; General Education Teachers, Special Education Teachers, All Related Service Providers, Paraprofessionals and Administrators The Overview of SDI. Understanding the Difference between Specially Designed Instruction, Universal Design for Learning and Differentiated Instruction '
Virtual
12/31/2022
Self-Paced BSE Learning Series 2: Nuts & Bolts of Bilingual Special Education, Part 2
Spaces Remaining: 278
During the second part of the BSE Series 'Nuts & Bolts,' participants will understand the NYS Units of Study from CR Part 154 for K-12. Participants will also review how to schedule bilingual special education TBE programs for in-person learning. Finally, participants will learn how to implement language allocation within Transitional Bilingual Education (TBE) programs and Dual Language (DL) programs. Please note: Participants must sign-up using their @SCHOOLS.NYC.GOV email. All other emails will not work for accessing the materials. Once registered, you will receive an automated email with the links to the recorded webinar and materials. Participants will NOT receive CTLE credits for reviewing/watching a recorded webinar.
Virtual
January
1/4/2023
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Best Practice in Academic Progress Monitoring Queens RPC
Spaces Remaining: 49
This is a three part series Introductory PD on Progress Monitoring Overview on the following dates: Jan.04, Jan. 11, and Jan. 18, 2023 The purpose of this training series is to provide participants with an overview of what progress monitoring for academics is and how to implement this practice with individual students. Content is applicable to work with all general education students within a tiered model of academic support (e.g., MTSS, RTI) and students receiving special education services. The training covers the essential knowledge and skills needed to understand the importance and core features of progress monitoring, as well as modeling and practice with feedback on implementing progress monitoring. Participants are given an opportunity for independent work with support from the presenters. At the conclusion of this training, participants should be able to: 1. Describe the purpose of progress monitoring 2. Define progress monitoring 3. Identify the steps for implementing progress monitoring at the individual student level
Virtual
1/9/2023
2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
BSE Learning Series 9: Quality IEPs for MLs/ELLs with Disabilities, Part 1
Spaces Remaining: 475
What is different about an Individualized Education Program (IEP) for a Multilingual/English learner? This workshop briefly reviews NYS regulations and guidance for developing an IEP for an ML/ELL student classified with a disability.? Participants will identify the essential information and documentation needed, and the special factors to consider when working with culturally and linguistically diverse students and families. Participants will review the essential components of an Individualized Education Program (IEP), particularly the Present Levels of Performance (PLOP) and Student Needs Related to Special Factors. Participants will identify and analyze data relevant to the students’ language and culture that impacts the student’s learning.
Virtual- Microsoft Teams Webinar
1/10/2023
2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Fundamentals of Explicit Instruction, Queen RPC
Spaces Remaining: 99
This presentation will provide Pre-K through 12th grade general and special education teachers an understanding of explicit instruction and Explicit Direct Instruction. Teachers will learn instructional strategies and practice developing an EDI lesson plan.
Virtual
1/12/2023
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Next Steps of Specially Designed Instruction: Case Study-Autism and Emotional Disturbance-Manhattan RPC
Spaces Remaining: 100
'Intended Audience: General Education Teachers, Special Education Teachers, All Related Service Provider, Paraprofessionals and Administrators Participants will learn more about Autism and students with Emotional Disabilities, so that planning and designing lessons will benefit not only academically but behaviorally as well. '
Virtual
1/12/2023
2:15 PM to 3:15 PM
Leading the IEP Process Module 4: Eligibility, Queens RPC
Spaces Remaining: 29
This Professional Learning Opportunity addresses the specific roles and responsibilities of the District Representative and the IEP team, as well as regulations and procedures relating to the determination of eligibility for a student with a disability as a result of the evaluation process. This training is intended for administrators, general and special education teachers, psychologists, social workers and guidance counselors. Objectives: •Ensure that the evaluation information supports a determination of eligibility or ineligibility for special education services •Facilitate a meaningful discussion of the student’s strengths and needs and elicit recommendations to determine eligibility •Encourage and facilitate the participation of the parents and the student in determining eligibility
Virtual
1/12/2023
2:15 PM to 3:15 PM
Testing Accommodations for Students with Disabilities, Queens RPC
Spaces Remaining: 49
This professional learning opportunity was developed to promote the understanding and appropriate use of test accommodations for students with disabilities. The training is intended to provide information related to the decision-making process and types of test accommodations, as well as the documentation of appropriate accommodations on the individualized education program (IEP). This training is intended for administrators, general and special education teachers, psychologists, social workers and guidance counselors. Participants will: • know the purpose of test accommodations. • define test accommodations. • understand their role in supporting a student with their test accommodations. • recognize that instructional accommodations used in the classroom should be aligned with the testing accommodations provided during assessment.
Virtual
1/17/2023
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Special Education Mediation for Families, Queens RPC
Spaces Remaining: 149
This professional Learning provides information on the Individual with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and New York State Education Department (NYSED) Special Education Mediation to encourage the use of this voluntary process statewide. This training will include but is not limited to the following topics: Individual with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA): The Basics, Resolving Disputes Under IDEA and IDEA Special Education Basic Mediation Procedures Participants will become more familiar and increase capacity with and around Special Education Mediation to encourage EO’s and parents to use mediation to resolve complaints regarding the education and experience of a student with a disability.
Virtual
1/18/2023
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Introduction to Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Education. Queens RPC
Spaces Remaining: 50
This package is intended to introduce participants to foundational elements of cultural responsiveness and explore the New York State Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Education Framework. In doing so, it is meant to facilitate connections between Cultural Responsiveness and meeting the needs of students with disabilities, while also providing an opportunity for critical reflection on the extent to which culturally responsive practices are present within their Educational Organization(s). Objectives: ? Explore foundational elements of culture and Culturally Responsive Education ? Reflect on personal culture and experiences ? Become familiar with the NYSED Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Education framework
Virtual
1/18/2023
2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Alternatives to Suspension- Day 2, Queens RPC
Spaces Remaining: 100
The issue of in and out-of-school suspensions of all students, including students with disabilities, who demonstrate escalated classroom behavior, has become controversial and divisive leaving many staff members at odds. This two-day training package, designed for building level administrators and teachers, is intended to help participants understand that exclusionary practices have significant short and long-term negative effects on academic, social-emotional, health and wellness, and family outcomes of students and that there are alternative approaches to discipline that lead to improved student outcomes. Participants will ground themselves in a common understanding of suspension, removal, and discipline, as well as influences, impacts, policies and procedures that contribute to the on-going suspension crisis in schools today. Throughout these two days, participants will learn and explore effective research-based strategies for responding to student behavior and appropriate alternatives to suspension, which have significantly fewer negative impacts on student or family outcomes. Building level administrators, teachers, school psychologists and counselors will understand the purpose of using alternatives to suspension. They will gain knowledge of the recent research on school suspensions, examine scenarios when alternatives to suspension may be used to change behavior, learn how a systemic change on the approach to discipline and problem behavior can affect school climate, and learn about practical, replicable, research-based strategies to use as effective and proactive alternatives to suspension.
Virtual
1/19/2023
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Explicit Instruction Lesson Plan Development (I Do, We Do, You Do)-Manhattan RPC
Spaces Remaining: 35
'Intended Audience: General Education Teachers, Special Education Teachers, All Related Service Providers. Paraprofessionals and Administrators Participants will develop their lesson plans utilizing evidence based explicit instruction strategies '
Virtual
1/19/2023
2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Fundamentals of Explicit Instruction, Queens RPC
Spaces Remaining: 100
This presentation will provide Pre-K through 12th grade general and special education teachers an understanding of explicit instruction and Explicit Direct Instruction. Teachers will learn instructional strategies and practice developing an EDI lesson plan.
Virtual
1/30/2023
2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
BSE Learning Series 10: Quality IEPs for Bilingual Special Education (BSE) Students, Part 2
Spaces Remaining: 475
What is different about an Individualized Education Program (IEP) for a Multilingual/English learner? This workshop briefly reviews NYS regulations and guidance for developing an IEP for an ML/ELL student classified with a disability. Participants will identify the essential information and documentation needed, and the special factors to consider when working with culturally and linguistically diverse students and families. Participants will review the essential components of an Individualized Education Program (IEP), particularly the Measurable Annual Goals and Recommended Special Education Programs/Services. Participants will identify and analyze data relevant to the students’ language and culture that impacts the student’s learning, and use this information to develop linguistically appropriate academic goals for Multilingual/English learners.
Virtual- Microsoft Teams Webinar
February
2/1/2023
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Explicit Vocabulary Instruction, Queens RPC
Spaces Remaining: 48
Best Practices: Explicit Vocabulary Instruction This is a three-part series Professional Development on embedding Explicit Vocabulary Instruction into primarily Tier I instruction. The Professional Learning Opportunity is from 9:00AM-11:00AM on the following dates: • Part 1: February, 1, 2023 • Part 2: February 8, 2023 • Part 3: February 15, 2023 Intended Audience: Literacy Specialists; Special Education Teachers; General Education Teachers; School Psychologists; Principals, Assistant Principals At the conclusion of this series, • Participants will be able to explain the importance of robust vocabulary instruction for students in the elementary grades. • Participants will understand how explicit instruction can be applied to vocabulary instruction. • Participants will be able to describe key features of vocabulary instruction and identify ways to incorporate vocabulary instruction into different parts of the school day.
Virtual
2/2/2023
9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Explicit Instruction-Deconstructing Standards To Develop Lesson Plans-Manhattan RPC
Spaces Remaining: 100
'Intended Audience: General Education Students, Special Education Students, All Related Service Providers, Paraprofessionals and Administrators. 1. Participants will Develop Lesson Plans, deconstructing standards to create achievable lesson plans'
Virtual
2/7/2023
2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Overview of Specially Designed Instruction, Queens RPC
Spaces Remaining: 100
The Overview of Specially Designed Instruction professional development training package is intended to develop participants’ working knowledge of the components of SDI, the rationale for using SDI, and using SDI alongside other instructional strategies.
Virtual
2/7/2023
2:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Evidence-Based Practices for Improving Graduation Rate and Decreasing Dropout, Queens RPC
Spaces Remaining: 49
This training is designed to assist educators and related school personnel in the facilitation of successful completion of school for students with disabilities by improving graduation rates and decreasing dropouts. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of: • available resources aimed at increasing school completion • what data can be used to identify a student’s dropout risk • using data to make programmatic changes • strategies to consider to increase school completion Intended Audience: General Education Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Administrators, School Counselors, School Psychologists and other service providers.
Virtual
2/9/2023
2:15 PM to 3:15 PM
Testing Accommodations for Students with Disabilities, Queens RPC
Spaces Remaining: 29
This professional learning opportunity was developed to promote the understanding and appropriate use of test accommodations for students with disabilities. The training is intended to provide information related to the decision-making process and types of test accommodations, as well as the documentation of appropriate accommodations on the individualized education program (IEP). This training is intended for administrators, general and special education teachers, psychologists, social workers and guidance counselors. Participants will: • know the purpose of test accommodations. • define test accommodations. • understand their role in supporting a student with their test accommodations. • recognize that instructional accommodations used in the classroom should be aligned with the testing accommodations provided during assessment.
Virtual
2/13/2023
2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
BSE Learning Series 11: Quality IEPs for Bilingual Special Education (BSE) Students, Part 3
Spaces Remaining: 476
Participants will review the essential components for appropriate IEP development for a Multilingual Learner (ML)/ English Language Learner (ELL). (Review from previous session). Participants will practice reviewing IEPs and compare PLOPs, language goals, between monolingual students and Bilingual Special Education (BSE) students.
Virtual- Microsoft Teams Webinar
2/14/2023
2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Overview of Specially Designed Instruction, Queens RPC
Spaces Remaining: 100
The Overview of Specially Designed Instruction professional development training package is intended to develop participants’ working knowledge of the components of SDI, the rationale for using SDI, and using SDI alongside other instructional strategies.
Virtual
2/15/2023
2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Introduction to the Behavior Pathway- Module 1, Queens RPC
Spaces Remaining: 100
To accurately observe and understand a child’s challenging behavior and what environmental factors are triggering and maintaining it, school providers and educators need to understand how to utilize the Behavior Pathway. Within the continuum of Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS), the Behavior Pathway is used as an intensive Tier-3 evidenced-based practice and tool. This professional learning series will enable you to define a child’s problem behavior so that any school provider who works with that child can clearly observe and measure that behavior. Participants will also learn how to observe and figure out what environmental factors are triggering, maintaining and/or reinforcing the problem behavior and, to understand what is motivating the child to continue performing that behavior. It is strongly encouraged that Participants attend and participate in all the subsequent modules of Introduction to the Behavior Pathway and the follow up series the Competing Behavior Pathway. Participants will learn about how to identify the different elements of the Behavior Pathway. and the interrelationships between the elements. Participants will also learn about how these interrelationships result in identifying the Function or Motivation of the problem behavior. The Function or students need is utilized to select high leverage behavioral strategies..
Virtual
2/16/2023
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Next Steps of Specially Designed Instruction: Case study Review Health Impairments and Multiple Disabilities-Manhattan RPC
Spaces Remaining: 35
'Intended Audience: General Education, Special Education, All Related Service Providers, Paraprofessionals and Administrators. Next Steps of Specially Designed Instruction. Case study Review Health impairments and Multiple disabilities'
Virtual
2/27/2023
2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
BSE Learning Series 12: Specially Designed Instruction for MLs/ELLs with Disabilities
Spaces Remaining: 477
During this webinar, participants will learn how to incorporate specially designed instruction (SDI) into lesson planning and development. Participants will explore the use of actively using students goals to assess and progress monitor needs. Participants will review strategies and supports to create a toolbox for use in their classrooms/practice.
Virtual- Microsoft Teams Webinar
March
3/1/2023
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Foundations of Effective Reading: The Science of Reading, Queens RPC
Spaces Remaining: 49
The purpose of this training is to help participants gain a greater understanding of what the Science of Reading has determined to be the foundational skills that are needed in order to become a proficient reader. In this series, Participants will explore current instructional practices in reading and the impact it has on reading proficiency. The training will also provide context for the importance of effective reading instruction and the impact that it has on equity for all students. In order to overcome equity barriers, educators need to focus on systemic, explicit instruction to teach the skills supported by the science of reading. We will take a look at some ineffective practices and why those may not be working, in order to realign our thinking and pedagogy to what is research-based and effective. Targeted Audience: Special education teachers, general education teachers, literacy/reading instructors, and administrators Participants will be able to: • Describe the current status of reading achievement of students in the United States and New York State. • Describe the gap between what is known about effective reading instruction and the implementation of effective reading instruction. • Identify theories of reading that are supported by research. • List the skills that are essential for proficient reading and how to best teach those skills
Virtual
3/2/2023
2:15 PM to 3:15 PM
Leading the IEP Process Module 5: IEP Development, Queens RPC
Spaces Remaining: 29
This module addresses the specific responsibilities of the District Representative related to the development of the IEP. Federal law and State Regulation require the development of an IEP, a written statement that identifies the specific programs and services a student with a disability will receive, based on the unique need of the child, given the recommendations of the IEP team. Participants will engage with the guiding principles for IEP development, including a deeper understanding of each section of the IEP. Participants will gain insight regarding the IEP as the cornerstone of the Special Education Process, Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE), and Educational Benefit. This training is intended for administrators, general and special education teachers, psychologists, social workers and guidance counselors. Objectives: •Facilitate a meaningful discussion of the student’s strengths and needs and elicit recommendations to complete the IEP •Encourage and facilitate the participation of the student and the parent(s) in the development of the IEP •Ensure that the IEP is developed in a manner that meets procedural compliance and is reasonably calculated to enable the child to receive educational benefit
Virtual
3/9/2023
9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Next Steps in Specially Designed Instruction: Case Study-Visual and Orthopedic Impairment-Manhattan RPC
Spaces Remaining: 100
'Intended Audience for General Education Teachers, Special Education Teachers, All Related Service Providers, Paraprofessionals and Administrators: Next Steps in Specially Designed Instruction/ Lesson Planning for SWD's with Intellectual and Hearing Impairment Case Study'
Virtual
3/14/2023
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
FUNDAMENTALS OF EQUITY | MODULE 1 | Virtual Training | Queens RPC
Spaces Remaining: 50
This training is an opportunity to explore equity and cultural responsiveness within the context of the region and/or the Educational Organization(s) present in the audience, as well as build foundational language and knowledge related to these two concepts. Objectives: - Define common terms and imagery that appear in conversations about equity - Explore the concept of cultural responsiveness through personal, professional, and institutional lenses - Identify initial strengths, challenges, and needs regarding the capacity to implement culturally responsive practices
Virtual
3/15/2023
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Dimensions of Equity in Education, Queens RPC
Spaces Remaining: 149
This professional learning is designed to address Dimensions of Equity in Education. This Training is organized into 3 parts Section 1: Grounding in Equity & Culture and the NYSED Culturally Responsive Sustaining Education Framework (CRSE) which informs our work as Culturally Responsive Practitioners. Section 2: Participants will explore concepts of Equity in their organization’s policies and procedures through unpacking Zaretta Hammond’s Dimensions of Equity Tool Section 3: Review a case study of Socio-Cultural Awareness which is an understanding of the role culture plays in educational processes & systems. Culturally Responsive Education Specialists will use the content of this package to foster discussion around equity with different groups of stakeholders in EOs. Educators will come away understanding concepts of equity, culture and socio-cultural awareness in EOs. Educators will review portions of the NYSED CRSE Framework to internalize culturally responsive-sustaining mindsets and practices in the classroom with students and families related to discipline procedures, family engagement, and diversity in curriculum. Educators will also be grounded in the goals of culturally responsive pedagogy for fostering independent learning and rigor through providing responsive scaffolds for marginalized student groups.
Virtual
3/16/2023
2:15 PM to 3:15 PM
Leading the IEP Process Module 6: IEP Implementation, Queens RPC
Spaces Remaining: 29
This module addresses the specific responsibilities of the District Representative and the IEP team related to IEP implementation including ensuring compliance with procedures and timelines, keeping parents informed about their child’s program and progress, and evaluating the effectiveness of the services and programs being provided. This training is intended for administrators, general and special education teachers, psychologists, social workers and guidance counselors. Objectives: • Ensure compliance with procedures and timelines • Inform parents about their child’s program & progress • Evaluate the effectiveness of the services and programs that your district is providing
Virtual
3/22/2023
2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Introduction to the Behavior Pathway- Module 2, Queens RPC
Spaces Remaining: 99
To accurately observe and understand a child’s challenging behavior and what environmental factors are triggering and maintaining it, school providers and educators need to understand how to utilize the Behavior Pathway. Within the continuum of Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS), the Behavior Pathway is used as an intensive Tier-3 evidenced-based practice and tool. This professional learning series will enable you to define a child’s problem behavior so that any school provider who works with that child can clearly observe and measure that behavior. Participants will also learn how to observe and figure out what environmental factors are triggering, maintaining and/or reinforcing the problem behavior and, to understand what is motivating the child to continue performing that behavior. It is strongly encouraged that Participants attend and participate in all the subsequent modules of Introduction to the Behavior Pathway and the follow up series the Competing Behavior Pathway. Participants will learn about how to identify the different elements of the Behavior Pathway. and the interrelationships between the elements. Participants will also learn about how these interrelationships result in identifying the Function or Motivation of the problem behavior. The Function or students need is utilized to select high leverage behavioral strategies..
Virtual
3/28/2023
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Testing Accommodations for Students with Disabilities, Queens RPC
Spaces Remaining: 50
This training was developed to promote the understanding and appropriate use of test accommodations for students with disabilities. The training is intended to provide information related to the decision-making process and types of test accommodations, as well as the documentation of appropriate accommodations on the Individualized Education Program (IEP). Participants will: -know the purpose of test accommodations. -define test accommodations. -understand their role in supporting a student with their test accommodations. -recognize that instructional accommodations used in the classroom should be aligned with the testing accommodations provided during assessment.
Virtual
April
4/4/2023
9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Career Development and Occupational Studies (CDOS) Learning Standards, Queens RPC
Spaces Remaining: 49
Participants will gain an overview of the Learning Standards for Career Development and Occupational Studies (CDOS) at three levels: Career Development, Integrated Learning and Universal Foundation Skills. The training explains how the Career Development and Occupational Studies (CDOS) Commencement Credential provides students with the opportunities to exit school with a credential based on achievement of work readiness skills. The Career Development and Occupational Studies (CDOS) standards prepare all students (not just students with disabilities) to recognize achievement of their learning standards towards work readiness, knowledge and skills. Intended Audience: General Education Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Administrators, School Counselors, School Psychologists and other service providers.
Virtual
4/4/2023
2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Next Steps in Specially Designed Instruction Part 1, Queens RPC
Spaces Remaining: 100
The Next Steps with Specially Designed Instruction training/Part 1 is intended to further develop participants’ knowledge of specially designed instruction and how SDI should be designed and developed based on individual student need to address their learning barriers. Participants will be trained on how specially designed instruction is used alongside other instructional strategies. Special Education Teachers, CSE teams, General Education teachers who work with students with disabilities and any others interested in furthering their knowledge on specially designed instruction are encouraged to attend. The training is most applicable to those who will be engaging directly in designing, developing and delivering specially designed instruction to students with disabilities.
Virtual
4/5/2023
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Explicit Vocabulary Instruction, Queens RPC
Spaces Remaining: 50
This is a three-part series Professional Development on embedding Explicit Vocabulary Instruction into primarily Tier I instruction. The Professional Learning Opportunity is from 9:00AM-11:00AM on the following dates: • Part 1: April 5, 2023 • Part 2: April 12, 2023 • Part 3: April 19, 2023 Intended Audience: Literacy Specialists; Special Education Teachers; General Education Teachers; School Psychologists; Principals, Assistant Principals At the conclusion of this series, • Participants will be able to explain the importance of robust vocabulary instruction for students in the elementary grades. • Participants will understand how explicit instruction can be applied to vocabulary instruction. • Participants will be able to describe key features of vocabulary instruction and identify ways to incorporate vocabulary instruction into different parts of the school day.
Virtual
4/18/2023
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
FUNDAMENTALS OF EQUITY | MODULE 2 | Virtual Training | Queens RPC
Spaces Remaining: 50
'This professional learning package is designed to build a foundational understanding of equity and cultural responsiveness. Overall, the aim is to ensure that participants establish a common vocabulary while beginning to interrogate their personal, professional, and institutional capacity within these two areas. Participants will define common terms and imagery that appear in conversations about equity, explore the concept of cultural responsiveness through personal, professional, and institutional lenses, and identify initial strengths, challenges, and needs regarding the capacity to implement culturally responsive practices. Objectives: -Define common terms and imagery that appear in conversations about equity It is essential to have common definitions within the Partnership so that we are precise in our discussions and clear on our desired outcomes. -Explore the concept of cultural responsiveness through personal, professional, and institutional lenses Culturally responsive teaching is expressly defined through the NYSED CRSE Framework, as well as other foundational texts that anchor the work of the TAP for Equity and the Partnership at large. -In order to effectively implement culturally responsive practices and move toward equitable outcomes for all students, educators must take every opportunity to critically reflect on a personal, professional, and institutional level. -Identify initial strengths, challenges, and needs regarding the capacity to implement culturally responsive practices -Educators have varying levels of exposure to and experience with culturally responsive practice, as a result of their own professional development and their EOs’ efforts to build capacity in this work.
Virtual
4/18/2023
11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Values, Equity, and Cultural Responsiveness, Queens RPC
Spaces Remaining: 150
This professional learning contains materials that explore values as an element of culture. Educators and Educational Organizations will be asked to reflect on their values and to consider the connection between values, equity and the provision of services for students with disabilities. The package also contains tools for exploring values with students and families to foster cross-cultural exchanges between families and Educational Organizations.
Virtual
4/18/2023
2:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Diploma & Credentials: Options for Students with Disabilities, Queens RPC
Spaces Remaining: 49
This training is to help increase school providers understanding of Diploma and Credentialing options for students with disabilities. This presentation will help them to recognize and identify: 1. The definition of self-determination and its relation to determining individualized diploma and graduation options 2. The credit requirements for graduation in NYS. 3. The Multiple Pathways to Graduation 4 + 1 Option requirements for all students. 4. The appeal eligibility criteria for all students 5. The safety net options for students with disabilities 6. The exiting credentials available in NYS and the requirements for each Intended Audience: General Education Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Administrators, School Counselors, School Psychologists and other service providers.
Virtual
4/25/2023
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Testing Accommodations for Students with Disabilities, Queens RPC
Spaces Remaining: 50
This training was developed to promote the understanding and appropriate use of test accommodations for students with disabilities. The training is intended to provide information related to the decision-making process and types of test accommodations, as well as the documentation of appropriate accommodations on the Individualized Education Program (IEP). Participants will: -know the purpose of test accommodations. -define test accommodations. -understand their role in supporting a student with their test accommodations. -recognize that instructional accommodations used in the classroom should be aligned with the testing accommodations provided during assessment.
Virtual
4/25/2023
2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Next Steps in Specially Designed Instruction Part 2, Queens RPC
Spaces Remaining: 99
The Next Steps with Specially Designed Instruction training/Part 2 is intended to further develop participants’ knowledge of specially designed instruction and how SDI should be designed and developed based on individual student need to address their learning barriers. Participants will be trained on how specially designed instruction is used alongside other instructional strategies. Special Education Teachers, CSE teams, General Education teachers who work with students with disabilities and any others interested in furthering their knowledge on specially designed instruction are encouraged to attend. The training is most applicable to those who will be engaging directly in designing, developing and delivering specially designed instruction to students with disabilities.
Virtual
4/26/2023
2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Introduction to the Behavior Pathway- Module 3, Queens RPC
Spaces Remaining: 100
To accurately observe and understand a child’s challenging behavior and what environmental factors are triggering and maintaining it, school providers and educators need to understand how to utilize the Behavior Pathway. Within the continuum of Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS), the Behavior Pathway is used as an intensive Tier-3 evidenced-based practice and tool. This professional learning series will enable you to define a child’s problem behavior so that any school provider who works with that child can clearly observe and measure that behavior. Participants will also learn how to observe and figure out what environmental factors are triggering, maintaining and/or reinforcing the problem behavior and, to understand what is motivating the child to continue performing that behavior. It is strongly encouraged that Participants attend and participate in all the subsequent modules of Introduction to the Behavior Pathway and the follow up series the Competing Behavior Pathway. Participants will learn about how to identify the different elements of the Behavior Pathway. and the interrelationships between the elements. Participants will also learn about how these interrelationships result in identifying the Function or Motivation of the problem behavior. The Function or students need is utilized to select high leverage behavioral strategies..
Virtual
4/27/2023
2:15 PM to 3:15 PM
Leading the IEP Process Module 7: Annual Review, Queens RPC
Spaces Remaining: 28
This module addresses the specific responsibilities of the District Representative and the IEP team, as well as regulations and procedures related to the process of annual review. This training is intended for administrators, general and special education teachers, psychologists, social workers and guidance counselors. Ensure: • Information is available on the student’s progress • Discussion on student strengths, needs and parent concerns • Identification of new annual goals • Reconsideration of programs and services • Discussion on LRE • Consensus and common understanding of the recommendations
Virtual
May
5/2/2023 2:00 PM
Fundamentals of Explicit Instruction, Queens RPC
Spaces Remaining: 100
This presentation will provide Pre-K through 12th grade general and special education teachers an understanding of explicit instruction and Explicit Direct Instruction. Teachers will learn instructional strategies and practice developing an EDI lesson plan.
Virtual
5/3/2023
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Foundations of Effective Reading: Understanding the Science of Reading:, Queens RPC
Spaces Remaining: 60
The purpose of this training series is to help participants gain a greater understanding of what the Science of Reading has determined to be the foundational skills that are needed in order to become a proficient reader. In this series, Participants will explore current instructional practices in reading and the impact it has on reading proficiency. The training will also provide context for the importance of effective reading instruction and the impact that it has on equity for all students. In order to overcome equity barriers, educators need to focus on systemic, explicit instruction to teach the skills supported by the science of reading. We will take a look at some ineffective practices and why those may not be working, in order to realign our thinking and pedagogy to what is research-based and effective. Targeted Audience: Special education teachers, general education teachers, literacy/reading instructors, and administrators Participants will be able to: • Describe the current status of reading achievement of students in the United States and New York State. • Describe the gap between what is known about effective reading instruction and the implementation of effective reading instruction. • Identify theories of reading that are supported by research. • List the skills that are essential for proficient reading and how to best teach those skills.
Virtual
5/9/2023
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Effective and Collaborative Implementation of Family Engagement Resources
Spaces Remaining: 50
Objectives: -Equitably increase collaborative engagement with all and diverse families, effectively. -Increased family involvement, knowledge and expectations, using collaborative strategies, to encourage diverse inputs and equitable process. -Explore meaningful and equitable training resources/tools to support effective family engagement and communication -Explore the use of critical thinking skills to deepen connection and understanding of the resources to support equitable collaborative family engagement -Share examples of different resources that are designed to foster effective and equitable family engagements practices. -Use an assessment worksheet to help build capacity for reflection on resource designs and approaches for effective family engagement.
Virtual
5/16/2023
2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Fundamentals of Explicit Instruction, Queens RPC
Spaces Remaining: 99
This presentation will provide Pre-K through 12th grade general and special education teachers an understanding of explicit instruction and Explicit Direct Instruction. Teachers will learn instructional strategies and practice developing an EDI lesson plan.
Virtual
5/16/2023
2:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Developing an Effective Student Exit Summary, Queens RPC
Spaces Remaining: 49
This training provides information on the development and provision of an effective exit summary for students. It will cover both the traditional exit summary and the exit summary provided with the Skills and Achievement Commencement Credential. Participants will learn the following specifics about Student Exit Summaries: • The importance of students’ self-determination skills in making the Student Exit Summary a meaningful and relevant document. • Federal and state requirements • Recognize and identify the required components • Identify a process for the development and issuance of the Student Exit Summary that that is student-centered Intended Audience: General Education Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Administrators, School Counselors, School Psychologists and other service providers.
Virtual
5/17/2023
2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Using the Competing Behavior Pathway to Identify Interventions- Module 1, Queens RPC
Spaces Remaining: 100
In the “Introduction to the Behavior Pathway: The Basis for Understanding Behavior and Behavior Supports” training, participants learned how to accurately observe and understand a child’s challenging behavior, what environmental factors are triggering, maintaining and/or reinforcing it, and why the child is engaging in the behavior. This professional learning series will build upon that content to enable you to complete the Competing Behavior Pathway tool which helps educators and school providers to then identify and develop Prevent-Teach-Reinforce (PTR) intervention strategies for children in need of Tier-3 intensive behavioral support interventions. We further discuss the importance of the contextual fit of these interventions because it takes a team approach to develop and implement a PTR plan and to ensure that it will be implemented with fidelity. Participants will learn how to select function-based behavioral strategies, how to implement the strategies to fidelity and how to progress monitor PTR behavioral strategies to determine student learning and growth.
Virtual
5/23/2023
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Testing Accommodations for Students with Disabilities, Queens RPC
Spaces Remaining: 50
This training was developed to promote the understanding and appropriate use of test accommodations for students with disabilities. The training is intended to provide information related to the decision-making process and types of test accommodations, as well as the documentation of appropriate accommodations on the Individualized Education Program (IEP). Participants will: -know the purpose of test accommodations. -define test accommodations. -understand their role in supporting a student with their test accommodations. -recognize that instructional accommodations used in the classroom should be aligned with the testing accommodations provided during assessment.
Virtual
5/25/2023
2:15 PM to 3:15 PM
Leading the IEP Process Module 8: Reevaluation, Queens RPC
Spaces Remaining: 29
This module addresses the specific responsibilities of the District Representative and the IEP team, as well as regulations and procedures related to the process of reevaluation. This training is intended for administrators, general and special education teachers, psychologists, social workers and guidance counselors Objectives: • Ensure provision of information about the student’s current performance that can be reviewed as part of this process • Determine what assessments should be completed in the reevaluation • Ensure student and parent involvement in the reevaluation process • Understand district procedure for obtaining parent consent
Virtual
June
6/1/2023
2:15 PM to 3:15 PM
Leading the IEP Process Module 10: Effective IEP Meetings, Queens RPC
Spaces Remaining: 28
The District Representative serves as the individual who oversees the meeting to ensure it is conducted consistent with legal requirements and in a manner that promotes the meaningful participation of all members, including the student’s parents. Managing difficult meetings requires that a District Representative utilizes certain skills, focuses the discussion of the IEP team, and helps to build consensus among all IEP team members. This training is intended for administrators, general and special education teachers, psychologists, social workers and guidance counselors. Objectives: • Understand facilitator and leadership skills to keep the focus of the IEP Team on the needs of the student • Identify strategies to encourage the student’s parents to participate in a meaningful way at the IEP meeting • Implement procedures needed to be put in place in your district/school to support positive outcomes at IEP meetings
Virtual
6/6/2023
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Testing Accommodations for Students with Disabilities, Queens RPC
Spaces Remaining: 50
This training was developed to promote the understanding and appropriate use of test accommodations for students with disabilities. The training is intended to provide information related to the decision-making process and types of test accommodations, as well as the documentation of appropriate accommodations on the Individualized Education Program (IEP). Participants will: -know the purpose of test accommodations. -define test accommodations. -understand their role in supporting a student with their test accommodations. -recognize that instructional accommodations used in the classroom should be aligned with the testing accommodations provided during assessment.
Virtual
6/6/2023
2:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Promoting Self-Determination in Students with Disabilities, Queens RPC
Spaces Remaining: 48
In this training participants will deepen their understanding of the concepts and principles of self-determination, their applications, and enhancing their student’s self-determination skills. They will be able to identify the components of self-determination and how they are correlated with positive post-secondary outcomes for students. Participants will also learn how to develop practices that support the development of self-determination in students through student centered IEPs. Intended Audience: General Education Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Administrators, School Counselors, School Psychologists and other related service providers'
Virtual
6/7/2023
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Explicit Vocabulary Instruction, Queens RPC
Spaces Remaining: 50
This is a three-part series Professional Development on embedding Explicit Vocabulary Instruction into primarily Tier I instruction. The Professional Learning Opportunity is from 9:00AM-11:00AM on the following dates: • Part 1: June 7, 2023 • Part 2: June 14, 2023 • Part 3: June 21, 2023 Intended Audience: Literacy Specialists; Special Education Teachers; General Education Teachers; School Psychologists; Principals, Assistant Principals 'At the conclusion of this series, • Participants will be able to explain the importance of robust vocabulary instruction for students in the elementary grades. • Participants will understand how explicit instruction can be applied to vocabulary instruction. • Participants will be able to describe key features of vocabulary instruction and identify ways to incorporate vocabulary instruction into different parts of the school day.'
Virtual
6/8/2023
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Introduction to Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Education. Queens RPC
Spaces Remaining: 50
This package is intended to introduce participants to foundational elements of cultural responsiveness and explore the New York State Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Education Framework. In doing so, it is meant to facilitate connections between Cultural Responsiveness and meeting the needs of students with disabilities, while also providing an opportunity for critical reflection on the extent to which culturally responsive practices are present within their Educational Organization(s). Objectives: ? Explore foundational elements of culture and Culturally Responsive Education ? Reflect on personal culture and experiences ? Become familiar with the NYSED Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Education framework
Virtual
6/8/2023
2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Using the Competing Behavior Pathway to Identify Interventions Module 2 and 3, Queens RPC
Spaces Remaining: 100
In the “Introduction to the Behavior Pathway: The Basis for Understanding Behavior and Behavior Supports” training, participants learned how to accurately observe and understand a child’s challenging behavior, what environmental factors are triggering, maintaining and/or reinforcing it, and why the child is engaging in the behavior. This professional learning series will build upon that content to enable you to complete the Competing Behavior Pathway tool which helps educators and school providers to then identify and develop Prevent-Teach-Reinforce (PTR) intervention strategies for children in need of Tier-3 intensive behavioral support interventions. We further discuss the importance of the contextual fit of these interventions because it takes a team approach to develop and implement a PTR plan and to ensure that it will be implemented with fidelity. Participants will learn how to select function-based behavioral strategies, how to implement the strategies to fidelity and how to progress monitor PTR behavioral strategies to determine student learning and growth.
Virtual
6/15/2023
2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
SDI for Administrators
Spaces Remaining: 100
The Specially Designed Instruction for Administrators professional development training package is the fifth in a suite of trainings on the development and use of specially designed instruction (SDI) for students with disabilities. This training is intended to further develop administrator’s knowledge of SDI and how SDI should be designed and developed based on individual student need to address their learning barriers. Administrators will be able to define SDI, recognize how to differentiate SDI from general education, identify what SDI looks like in the classroom setting, and gain necessary skills for supervision of implementation of SDI. This package is primarily designed to be delivered as a 2-3 hour in-person training; however, the training is structured to allow for online delivery based upon EO scheduling requirements.
Virtual
6/15/2023
2:15 PM to 3:15 PM
The Educational Benefit IEP Reflection: Strategies for Improving Education Programs and Decision Making at the Committee on Special Education and IEP Teams, Queens RPC
Spaces Remaining: 29
The Educational Benefit IEP Reflection: Strategies for Improving Education Programs and Decision Making at the Committee on Special Education and IEP Teams professional development training package is intended to build awareness that student growth should be reflected across multiple years of Individualized Education Programs (IEPs). Furthermore, it is intended to guide participants to the realization that throughout the IEP there should be indicators of how the student learns, what their needs are, and the specialized instruction that their disability requires. This training is intended for administrators, general and special education teachers, psychologists, social workers and guidance counselors. Objectives: • Participants will learn the historical context around Educational Benefit. • Participants will understand what constitutes Educational Benefit. • Participants will perform a replicable process for reviewing IEPs
Virtual
January
1/8/2024
to 7/17/2030
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