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Teacher as Activist: Charlotte Vinson Discusses Power and Curriculum

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Teacher as Activist, Charlotte Vinson

Charlotte Vinson, a graduate of Teachers College Inclusive Education Program and Middle Teacher at The Young Women’s Leadership Academy in the Bronx, demonstrates model inclusive pedagogies in her work. Here, she explains multiple ways inclusive educators can operate through her own examples, including positioning oneself as an activist educator and offering students opportunities to reposition…
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Strong Classroom Management Supports Cooperative, Caring Learning Environments

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Visual Aids for Students

Picture this: A middle school social studies ICT team spends hours creating a unit plan centered around project-based learning, including multimodal resources, stations, and role-playing activities. They thought about different ways for learners to collaboratively work together, and different options for learners to choose from. Monday rolls around and they have all their materials ready….
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To Matter. To Connect. To Be Heard: How Shaping Authentic Experiences for Teacher Learning Drives Accessibility and Student Engagement

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Group of Teens Walking to School

The former George Washington High School sits on top of a hill near the Cloisters, appearing palatial and important. Walk upwards and you’ll find The High School for Media and Communications (HSMC). While the grandiose exterior of HSMC is stunning, the synergy created within between students and staff is the thing that really permeated my soul….
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Designing Professional Development on Assistive Technology for Teachers: Findings from a Two-year Study

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My dissertation study followed four New York City educators as they participated in a yearlong inquiry-based professional development group focused on assistive technology. The teachers engaged in a cyclical inquiry process (i.e., investigating a practice, developing an inquiry topic or question, collecting data, reflecting with other professionals, taking action within the classroom, and sharing knowledge)….
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Paraprofessionals: From Great Helpers to Intellectual Leaders

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Many Different Hands of All Shades

Committed to fostering systemic change through professional development in New York City public schools, TCICP brings educators together to share inclusive practices and allow schools to collaborate and learn from each other. This occurs in Inquiry-to-Action Teams and workshops as teachers from different schools work together to delve into inclusive practices and curriculum design. TCICP…
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