Events

 

Demonstration School Visit: Veritas Academy in Queens (Grades 9-12)

Date: 05/29/2019

Time: 09:45am-2:00pm

Location: 35-01 Union Street Queens, NY 11354

Demonstration Schools are professional development aimed at anyone in a leadership role, including principals, assistant principals, guidance counselors, school leadership teams, PPT teams, IEP teachers, literacy and math coaches, grade level team leaders, subject area coordinators, deans, and any other interested educators in an administrative position. If you are not sure about a particular role, just email us and ask!

During a visit, participants do guided observations of specific classrooms and meet with various staff members and administrators. Participants will have time to discuss developmental level applications of specific practices.

Located at 35-01 Union Street, Veritas Academy is exploring the complexities of providing specially-designed instruction (SDI) in high school ICT classrooms. How does SDI differ from providing accommodations and modifications? Where is the time for SDI within an already jam-packed class period? Investigate these questions and more through classroom visits, a mini-SDI workshop, and a Q&A with teachers and administration.

2019 Share Fair

Date: 05/30/2019

Time: 4:00pm

Location: Teachers College, Columbia University, 525 W. 120th St., New York, NY 10027

2019 Share Fair

Are you curious about what happens in the Diagnostic Teaching or Stepping Up SETSS Teams? Would you like to know more about Assistive and Instructional Technology? Do you want to know what teachers are up to at the Demonstration School Sites? Come see what your friends and colleagues have been working on all year at the 2019 Share Fair.

There will be refreshments and a conceptual overview of the inquiry-based professional development for critical inclusivity as well as presentations by the TCICP Teacher Inquiry Group. Participants will share their work during small round-table discussions and guests are invited to join in the conversation!

 

Demonstration School Visit: One World Middle School at Edenwald in the Bronx (Grades 6-8)

Date: 05/30/2019

Time: 09:00am-11:00am

Location: 3750 Baychester Avenue Bronx, NY 10466

Demonstration Schools are professional development aimed at anyone in a leadership role, including principals, assistant principals, guidance counselors, school leadership teams, PPT teams, IEP teachers, literacy and math coaches, grade level team leaders, subject area coordinators, deans, and any other interested educators in an administrative position. If you are not sure about a particular role, just email us and ask!

During a visit, participants do guided observations of specific classrooms and meet with various staff members and administrators. Participants will have time to discuss developmental level applications of specific practices.

Located at 3750 Baychester Avenue, the emphasis at One World is on designing instruction to position all students as thinkers, decision-makers, and inquirers. We will explore this theme through the lens of specially-designed instruction.

Demonstration School Visit: P.S. 22 in Staten Island (Grades K-5)

Date: 05/31/2019

Time: 09:00am-11:30am

Location: P.S. 22 1860 Forest Avenue Staten Island, NY 10303

Demonstration Schools are professional development aimed at anyone in a leadership role, including principals, assistant principals, guidance counselors, school leadership teams, PPT teams, IEP teachers, literacy and math coaches, grade level team leaders, subject area coordinators, deans, and any other interested educators in an administrative position. If you are not sure about a particular role, just email us and ask!

During a visit, participants do guided observations of specific classrooms and meet with various staff members and administrators. Participants will have time to discuss developmental level applications of specific practices.

Located at 1860 Forrest Avenue, the Demonstration School Day at P.S. 22 in Staten Island will examine students moving into ICT classes from self-contained and focus on the implementation of flexible service models and teachers doing Specially Designed Instruction.

Challenging Behavior and Crisis Paraprofessionals (PreK-12)

Date: 06/06/2019

Time: 09:00am-2:30pm

Location: Teachers College, Columbia University, 525 W. 120th St., New York, NY 10027

Are you a 1:1 Crisis Para or a paraprofessional that works with children that exhibit challenging behaviors? In this one-day workshop, we will examine how learning about the brain can help us better understand our students’ behavior and how we can become more effective at both preventing and de-escalating challenging behaviors at school. We will cover data collection to support FBA/BIP development; executive functioning; trauma and its effects on learning and behavior; calming exercises you can teach your students; and self-care to help relieve your own stress.

This workshop can be a great follow-up to “Paraprofessionals: Crucial Members of the Classroom Team” or a standalone day.

Co-Teaching Co-Planning Institute (PreK-12)

Start date: 07/01/2019

End date: 07/03/2019

Time: 9:00am-2:30pm

Location: Teachers College, Columbia University, 525 W. 120th St., New York, NY 10027

Designed for current co-teaching pairs who would like to deepen their work or new co-teaching pairs that would like to get a jump-start on planning for next year, this three-day institute focuses on models of co-teaching, collaborative planning for accessible curriculum and instruction, and strategies for utilizing all adults in the classroom. Each day is from 9AM to 2:30PM at Teachers College; applicants must be able to attend all three days.

The cost of this institute is $450 per person. If accepted, you will be sent a link to provide payment.

Inclusive Classrooms Coaching Institute: Level I (PreK-12)

Start date: 07/08/2019

End date: 07/11/2019

Time: 09:00am-2:00pm

Location: Teachers College, Columbia University, 525 W. 120th St., New York, NY 10027

Aimed at educators currently in a coaching role or those who wish to move into such a role, participants learn effective coaching methods to build inclusive classrooms and schools. Participants work with TCICP staff developers to learn a wide variety of practices used with adult learners that are capacity-oriented and inquiry-based. Through the lens of critical inclusivity, participants deepen their understanding of ways to develop coaching relationships, assess classroom environments to inform goal-setting with teachers, create a cycle of coaching, and engage in varied coaching conversations. TCICP’s coaching model is based on localized problem-solving and honors the agency and intellectual skills of teachers in its approach to coaching. Participants leave the institute ready to lead their colleagues toward the goal of ensuring that all students in their school community receive an equitable and inclusive education.

The cost of this institute is $500 per person. If accepted, you will be sent a link to provide payment.

Inclusive Classrooms Coaching Institute: Level 2 (PreK-12)

Start date: 07/15/2019

End date: 07/18/2019

Time: 09:00am-2:00pm

Location: Teachers College, Columbia University, 525 W. 120th St., New York, NY 10027

TCICP is excited to announce the Inclusive Classrooms Coaching Institute: Level 2! Please join us to look closer at coaching models and inclusive practices. Delving deeper into the topics we discussed each day (Universal Design for Learning (UDL), Co-teaching, Positive Behavior Supports, and Inclusive/Responsive Literacy Instruction), we will build on the work we began during Level 1, including goal setting, coaching conversations and debriefing, and exploring methods and cycles of professional development. At the end of the institute, participants will leave with resources and cycles of professional development tailored for their school.

Please note that Level 1 is a prerequisite for this professional development.

Co-Teaching Co-Planning Institute (PreK-12)

Start date: 08/26/2019

End date: 08/28/2019

Time: 09:00am-2:30pm

Location: Teachers College, Columbia University, 525 W. 120th St., New York, NY 10027

Designed for current co-teaching pairs who would like to deepen their work or new co-teaching pairs that would like to get a jump-start on planning for next year, this three-day institute focuses on models of co-teaching, collaborative planning for accessible curriculum and instruction, and strategies for utilizing all adults in the classroom. Each day is from 9AM to 2:30PM at Teachers College; applicants must be able to attend all three days.

The cost of this institute is $450 per person. If accepted, you will be sent a link to provide payment.

Paraprofessionals Institute on Inclusive Practices and Communication

Start date: 08/26/2019

End date: 08/28/2019

Time: 09:00am-2:30pm

Location: Teachers College, Columbia University, 525 W. 120th St., New York, NY 10027

This three-day institute aimed at paraprofessionals (though teachers are certainly welcome to attend) will ensure a smooth transition into the new school year for staff and students alike. Focusing on adult communication and collaboration, with a special lens on families and the school community, attendees will learn to understand student behavior as communication and, sometimes, as a brain-based difference (trauma, executive functioning challenges, etc.). This institute will also focus on how best to support academics in the classroom for complex learners.

Participants will leave with a toolbox that includes:

  • Break systems
  • Reflection tools
  • Practical interventions
  • Data collection techniques and materials
  • Strategies for self-care and stress management
  • Action steps for sharing your learning back at school

 

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Universal Design for Learning: Flexible Services, Accommodations, and Modifications One-Day Workshop (PreK-12)

Date: 05/10/2019

Time: 09:00am-2:30pm

Location: Teachers College, Columbia University, 525 W. 120th St., New York, NY 10027

Universal Design for Learning challenges educators to plan at the outset for students with a wide variety of abilities, learning preferences, and backgrounds. Participants will explore the principles of universal design and will begin to apply these principles to plan interdisciplinary curricula and instruction that reduce barriers to learning and support the diverse needs of a broad range of learners. We will explore planning for flexible services by creating meaningful instructional accommodations and modifications that support curricular engagement for students with IEPs.

Pedagogies of Restoration & Healing

Date: 04/21/2018

Time: 10am-1pm

Location: Teachers College, Columbia University, 525 W. 120th St., New York, NY 10027

TCICP is offering a workshop next month on the Pedagogies of Restoration & HealingFacilitated by TCICP staff member Angel Acosta, this introductory workshop explores pedagogies of restoration and healing through hands-on activities and small group discussions.

Drawing upon research on mindfulness, restorative justice, and trauma-sensitive teaching, participants will learn about different practices and approaches to support and educate students.

With a primary focus on experiential learning, this workshop also aims to support participants dealing with the stresses of teaching and develop ways to engage in self- and collective-care through contemplative pedagogy.