Professional Development and Events

 

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

Our Past Events:


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.

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.