Bureau: New York

Greenpoint Shul Purim Block Party

Please join the Greenpoint Shul for a free Purim block party. We’ll have crafts, costume making, noisemaker decorating, a bounce house, and  a raffle with amazing prizes from local businesses.

CEC 16 February 2022 Calendar and Business Meetings/ Reunión Mensual y de Negocios

Join us virtually to learn more about the main source of funding for our schools, the Fair Student Funding (FSF), and for an update from representatives of the Division of School Facilities and the Office of Space Planning about the important work that is taking place to improve the conditions of our school buildings. Register here!/ ¡Regístrese aquí! …

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Managing Challenging Behaviors at Home and in the Community / Manejo de Comportamientos Desafiantes en el Hogar y la Comunidad

Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can often exhibit behaviors that may be challenging for parents, caretakers, and educators, including repetitive and restrictive behaviors. This presentation will discuss tips and techniques for understanding and managing a variety of challenging behaviors using evidence-based strategies for individuals of all ages. Los niños con trastorno del espectro autista …

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Teen Time: Strategies for Helping Teens with ASD During Sexuality Development / Tiempo Adolescente: Estrategias para Ayudar a los Adolescentes con TEA durante el Desarrollo de la Sexualidad

Adolescence is a time filled with rapid changes. It can be difficult for children to adjust to their bodies and social landscape quickly transforming. This time may be particularly difficult for teens with ASD due to the unique challenges they face. This presentation will provide an overview of the different aspects of sexuality development, outline …

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Identifying and Treating ADHD, Anxiety, and Depression in Individuals with Autism / Identificando y Tratando TDAH, la Ansiedad y Depresión en Individuos con Autismo

70% of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have a co-occurring psychiatric diagnosis. In this talk, we will discuss three common co-morbid conditions: anxiety, depression, and ADHD. We will review how to identify potential symptoms, treatment approaches, and strategies for caregivers and care providers. El 70% de los niños con trastorno del espectro autista (TEA) …

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Artists Studios Community Series

The Artists Studios Community Series provides a welcoming virtual environment where artists feel comfortable showing and talking about their work, sharing information, and learning how to prepare for a studio visit and artist talk. Each program accommodates ten virtual studio visits followed by sharing resources on different aspects of being an independent artist. Each artist …

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Help Pack Pantry Goods in LES

We need volunteers to help make 1,000 bags for our weekly dry goods distribution to NYCHA residents living in the Lower East Side. Looking forward to seeing you there! Time: 8:30am – 11:30am

Liberation Drum Circles

This music-making workshop links polyrhythms from the West African diaspora with the critical and liberating influences of Paulo Freire, bell hooks, and Audre Lorde; American artists Janelle Monáe, Jidenna, and Rebel Diaz; and the Afro-Brazilian drumming projects Batalá NYC and Olodum. We’ll sing in circles and turn our bodies into drums as we improvise, take …

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Project Based Learning; Making Books, Games and Props to Animate for Multi Media Presentations (Online: Spring 2022)

MFTA Course for Educators – P-Credit (+30) / A+ / CTLE Courses This course is designed for teachers who are interested in offering their students a deeper investigation of STEAM through project-based learning by using reusable materials and technology. Through guided art and technology instruction, participants create advanced hands-on art projects that integrate differentiated instruction …

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Creative Infusion: Art and Reuse in the Classroom (Online: Spring 2022)

MFTA Course for Educators – P-Credit (+30) / A+ / CTLE Creative Infusion is an introduction to a wide range of ideas, techniques and methods used for integrating art made with reusable and recycled materials across the curriculum. This course teaches teachers curriculum integration by giving them an understanding of art techniques that they can …

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Teacher Workshop – Our Composite Nation: Frederick Douglass’s America

Take a deep dive into the New-York Historical Society’s latest curriculum guide based on the new exhibition Our Composite Nation: Frederick Douglass’ America. This online workshop will investigate the possibilities and realities of the Reconstruction era. Participants will receive 1.5 CTLE hours

Early Career and College Awareness: 5 Strategies for Building Systems that Support 9th and 10th Grade Postsecondary Readiness

Students need exposure to scaffolded postsecondary content throughout all four years of high school to make purposeful and intentional choices by 12th grade. Early Career and College Awareness (ECCA) is a 9th and 10th-grade program that explicitly introduces students to self-discovery exercises and helps them learn about and engage with various career opportunities and educational …

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Museum of the City of New York: The Civil Rights Movement in NYC Student Workshop (Grades 4-12)

The Museum of the City of New York will host this free, virtual webinar for students to explore New York City’s role as an activist battleground and central organization hub for various protests and actions in the city and across the nation during the Civil Rights Movement of the 1940s-1960s. In this timeframe, students will …

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NYC Public High School Admissions: Keys to Success for 8th Grade Families

Agenda will include (subject to change): – Keys to success for this year’s public HS admissions process – How to interpret the new DOE rules and policies – What is a ‘balanced’ application, and how can you maximize your chances of success? – Fundamentals of completing the application & selecting school programs – Applying to …

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Fire Safety & Prevention in NYC / Seguridad y Prevención Contra Incendios en NYC

This webinar provides community fire and safety education by the New York City Fire Department’s Fire Safety Education Unit. Participants will learn about critical lifesaving strategies for fire prevention, including identifying unsafe situations and how to predict possible events that can prevent fires by reducing hazards and risks of fires at home with a special …

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(Re)connecting Brooklyn’s History: Slavery and Abolition in Brooklyn

Brooklyn has a distinct story to tell in the history of social justice. From 1783 to 1865, Brooklyn transformed from an agricultural slaveholding capital to the third largest city in the United States fueled by the business of slavery. Against this backdrop, the city’s anti-slavery activists and radical abolitionists led the struggle for racial and …

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Artists Studios Community Series

The Artists Studios Community Series provides a welcoming virtual environment where artists feel comfortable showing and talking about their work, sharing information, and learning how to prepare for a studio visit and artist talk. Each program accommodates ten virtual studio visits followed by sharing resources on different aspects of being an independent artist. Each artist …

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Teacher Workshop – Teaching The Nanjing Atrocities: Crimes of War (In Conversation with Facing History and Ourselves)

Facing History and Ourselves will introduce its teaching resource The Nanjing Atrocities: Crimes of War, which details the Japanese occupation of the city of Nanjing, China, in 1937- 38, an essential but often overlooked part of World War II and an international war crime. We’ll explore what role Western imperialism played in shaping Japan and China’s …

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Teacher Workshop: Women and American Imperialism

Learn how women were affected by and fought against U.S. imperialism in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries by exploring resources from the unit Industry and Empire: 1866-1904 of our Women and the American Story curriculum. Participants will receive 1 CTLE hour

Teacher Workshop: Building a New Nation on Native Ground

Join historian Kathleen DuVal and Women & the American Story curriculum writer Allyson Schettino for an in depth discussion and workshop exploring how early US expansion impacted Indigenous communities in the heart of North America and how Indigenous people resisted the encroaching threat of white settlement. Participants will receive 1 CTLE hour

Teacher Workshop: Black Women Abolitionists

Engage with photographs, documents, and video to learn more about the many ways that free and enslaved Black women fought to resist and dismantle systems of slavery in the United States. Reflect on why it is important to consider Black women’s perspectives, experiences, and contributions when teaching about abolition. Participants will receive 1 CTLE hour

A Seat at the Table: Building Dynamic Youth-Adult Partnerships

We invite youth-serving organizations and school educators to join us for our interactive, virtual workshop: “A Seat at the Table: Building Dynamic Youth-Adult Partnerships.” We will explore the importance of youth-adult partnerships (Y-AP) and a diverse set of strategies to activate Y-AP equitably across your work. Youth-adult partnerships offer opportunities to build collectively with young …

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Behavior Management Strategies for Parents / Estrategias de Manejo de Comportamiento para los Padres​

Are you concerned about your child’s behavior? During this webinar we will review: Behavior as a way of communicating needs & desires Why do children behave the way they do? Discipline vs. Punishment Understanding Positive Behavior Management Ideas & Strategies around Behavior Management Questions you should consider around your child’s behavior How can I discuss …

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Intro to GIS

Join us as we explore the basics of GIS (Geographic Information Systems) in this introductory session! No prior GIS experience needed! Prior experience with or knowledge of GIS is NOT required to attend this professional development opportunity. You also do not need to have GIS software downloaded for this session. This is an informational session …

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Touro College MLK Commemoration: The Unfinished Revolution

As our nation’s systems face mounting pressure to pivot and reinvent, the education sector is under the microscope. True reformation of our education system requires attention to persistent issues of inequity that plague communities with concentrated poverty — a critical lesson left by Dr. King. A more just, principled, and prosperous human experience requires thorough …

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Online FAFSA Completion Event Sponsored by HESC and NYSFAAA January 12th, 3pm – 7pm.

The NYS Higher Education Services Corporation in collaboration with the NYS Financial Aid Administrators Association will conduct a FAFSA Completion Event for students and parents. Participants will meet virtually with a Financial Aid Expert via ZOOM Room. Registration is required. Translation services available upon request. Great opportunity for students applying for Federal & State Financial Aid, Grants …

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[Mandarin] 了解幼儿园 IEP

了解创建个别化教育计划(英文缩写为 IEP)的流程,了解您在准备参与 IEP 会议时应该采取的步骤,以及幼儿园为残障儿童提供的项目和服务选项。在此流程中,我们将谈及重要日期、家长权利、宣传技巧以及如何获取帮助等等。 由我们社区包容与发展联盟 (CIDA) 的合作伙伴联合主办。

Online Teacher Workshop – Art as Activism

Whether raising awareness or expressing diverse perspectives, art has been used as a powerful agent for change throughout U.S. history. Discover how various artists of the 20th century used their work as a form of activism. Participants will receive 1 CTLE hour

Online Teacher Workshop – Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Explore the life and legacy of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and her role in the collective fight to expand civil rights in the United States. During this remote workshop, teachers will engage with materials from our Women & the American Story curriculum and view a live stream of the exhibit Notorious RBG: The Life and Times …

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Muslims in Brooklyn: A Conversation with Councilmember Shahana Hanif

In the final installment of our event series for educators centered on the Muslims in Brooklyn public history project, we welcome Shahana Hanif, the councilmember from Brooklyn’s District 39. Before she became the first Muslim woman elected to New York’s city council, Shahana Hanif contributed an oral history to the Muslims in Brooklyn project about growing up in Brooklyn and the …

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Raising Kids with Bodily Autonomy

What does it mean for a child to know, “your body is yours”? How do you ensure that your child really internalizes this idea? Parents and caregivers play a major role in helping their child develop a healthy relationship with their body boundaries. Many caregivers insist that a child’s body belongs to them while unintentionally …

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Travel Training during Covid / Capacitación de Viajes durante Covid

In order to achieve greater independence, community involvement, and overall quality of life, this webinar will give an overview of a structured travel training program for parents with students ages 14+ with intellectual/developmental disabilities (I/DD) on NYC public transportation, including a critical review of key skills and hygiene practices that should be used during the …

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Turning 5: The Kindergarten Admissions Process

This workshop will cover the process for applying to DOE public schools, including tips for researching schools, ways to apply, understanding how school offers are made, and what to do when you get an offer. We’ll also cover how to apply to charter schools, parents’ rights, advocacy tips, and how to get help.

Cumpliendo 5: Admisión al kínder

Este taller cubrirá el proceso para aplicar a las escuelas públicas del DOE, incluyendo consejos para buscar escuelas, maneras de presentar una aplicación, entender cómo se hacen las ofertas de las escuelas y qué hacer cuando recibe una oferta. También cubriremos cómo aplicar a las escuelas charter, los derechos de los padres, consejos de apoyo …

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Turning 5: The Kindergarten Admissions Process

This workshop will cover the process for applying to DOE public schools, including tips for researching schools, ways to apply, understanding how school offers are made, and what to do when you get an offer. We’ll also cover how to apply to charter schools, parents’ rights, advocacy tips, and how to get help.

2022 INCLUDEnyc Fair

Join us for our INCLUDEnyc Fair! During this virtual fair, learn more about organizations and programs supporting young people with disabilities. There are more ways to connect this year! During this event, you can: Speak 1-on-1 or in a group with representatives using chat, audio, or video Network with other attendees at the Fair Browse …

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CEC 16 December 2021 Calendar and Business Meetings/ Reunión Mensual y de Negocios

Representatives from the School Construction Authority will join us for a review of the proposed December 2021 Amendment to the FY 2020-2024 Five Year Capital Plan and to talk about current and upcoming capital developments in our school buildings. Register here/ Regístrese aquí: https://nycdoe.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_uzC0IrnCTH-pMacBw24Q8w . Representantes de la Autoridad de Construcción Escolar nos acompañarán para revisar las enmiendas propuestas al Plan …

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The Pandemic as a Portal to New Futures in Education

Please join Bank Street College, Teachers College, and Erikson Institute for a 90-minute special event featuring educators and parents who contributed articles to Bank Street Occasional Paper Series> #46, The Pandemic as a Portal: On Transformative Ruptures and Possible Futures for Education.” This issue, which was guest-edited by Mariana Souto-Manning, President, Erikson Institute, launched in October to examine how inequities …

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Applying to Middle and High School for Students with IEPs

Navigating the middle and high school enrollment process can be very complicated, especially for families of students with disabilities. We’ll be covering the application process, sharing tips for researching and selecting schools based on your family’s needs, and answering your questions.

School Sustainability – Partner Engagement Forum

Educators, join us at The NYC DOE Office of Sustainability’s second annual Partner Engagement Forum! This event features 15 of our partner organizations from across the city; they’ll showcase their programs, resources and virtual offerings. Attendees will engage in two 30-minute breakout sessions. Be ready to network, learn and have fun!

Ask an Expert: Turning Five Q&A (English and Spanish)

Join educational experts from Advocates for Children of New York for a live, bilingual Q&A session, where we’ll take all of your questions about how to get special education services for your child with disabilities as they move from preschool to kindergarten.

Ask an Expert: Turning Five Q&A (English and Spanish)

Join AFC’s educational experts for a live, bilingual Q&A session, where we’ll take all of your questions about how to get special education services for your child with disabilities as they move from preschool to kindergarten.

Recovery Services for NYC Students

During the last school year, some NYC students with IEPs — Individualized Education Programs — did not adequately receive their mandated services. We’ll review the general recovery services the DOE will be offering for all students with IEPs, what these services may look like, and how these are different from compensatory services. We’ll also review …

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The Vaccine & Covid-19 in NYC Schools / La Vacuna y Covid-19 en las Escuelas de NYC / 纽约市学校的疫苗和 Covid-19

With seemingly frequently shifting policies, mandates, and constant rumors and myths about Covid-19 and vaccines, we want to provide more clarity on both—vaccine safety and efficacy, who is impacted and how, and understand the risk as well as protocols in place to protect our children, especially our most vulnerable students, students with disabilities. We will …

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Cumpliendo 5: Admisión al Kínder

Este taller cubrirá el proceso para aplicar a las escuelas públicas del DOE, incluyendo consejos para buscar escuelas, maneras de presentar una aplicación, entender cómo se hacen las ofertas de las escuelas y qué hacer cuando recibe una oferta. También cubriremos cómo aplicar a las escuelas charter, los derechos de los padres, consejos de apoyo …

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NYC DOE: AIMS (Acquisition, Integrated Services, Meaningful Communication, and Social Skills) Program / Programa AIMS: Adquisición, servicios integrados, comunicación significativa y habilidades socia

The Office of Autism at District 75 will be hosting a webinar about the AIMS program. AIMS which stands for: Acquisition, Integration, Meaningful Communication, and Social Skills is an ABA/Verbal Behavior program that supports students through grades K-2. Please, join Mark Corallo, Dr. David Borg and Ms. Julene Mays as they present an overview of …

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NYC DOE: ASD Nest & Horizon Programs / Programas para TEA Nest y Horizon

The ASD Nest and Horizon Programs are two different special education programs in District 1-32 schools that serve certain students with autism who have Individualized Education Programs (IEPs). Each program is designed to address needs of students with ASD by strengthen academic and social skills, but have different service delivery models and eligibility criteria. The …

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NYC DOE: Academics, Career, and Essential Skills Program (ACES) / Programa ACES (Habilidades Académicas, Carrera y Esenciales)

The Academics, Career, and Essential Skills Program (ACES) program provides students with an opportunity to learn academic, work, and independent living skills in a District 1-32 school. We will learn about the program, the ideal student profile, the inquiry / application process, and its features. El programa Habilidades Académicas, Profesionales y Esenciales (ACES) brinda a …

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NYC DOE: Bilingual Special Education in NYC / Educación Especial Bilingüe en NYC

Bilingual Special Education (BSE) is a specialized program for students who require an Integrated Co-Teaching (ICT) or Special Class (SC) with a language of instruction other than English. These programs are intended to support English Language Learners (ELLs) who benefit from culturally and linguistically responsive instruction that addresses cognitive, academic and linguistic needs. We will …

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Cumpliendo 5: Admisión al Kínder

Este taller cubrirá el proceso para aplicar a las escuelas públicas del DOE, incluyendo consejos para buscar escuelas, maneras de presentar una aplicación, entender cómo se hacen las ofertas de las escuelas y qué hacer cuando recibe una oferta. También cubriremos cómo aplicar a las escuelas charter, los derechos de los padres, consejos de apoyo …

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Muslims in Brooklyn: Using Oral Histories in the Classroom

Join us for the second in a series of professional learning events for educators centered on Muslims in Brooklyn, a public history project by Brooklyn Public Library’s Center for Brooklyn History designed to amplify the stories of Brooklyn’s Muslim communities. Fellow educator and curriculum author Dr. Habiba Noor will lead us through an active listening session as we …

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Show Me the Numbers: Analyzing Data for Postsecondary Success

Learn how to analyze postsecondary readiness data to inform program design. This webinar will show you how to identify the prime indicators of postsecondary success, how to leverage alumni data in support of high school students, and how to build a robust postsecondary database.

Coping with Returning to In-Person Learning / Sobrellevando el Regreso al Aprendizaje Presencial

This presentation will offer parents insight into managing their children’s routines as they transition from remote to in-person schooling. We will discuss how COVID-19 may have affected their children’s normal lifestyles, how to detect signs of stress, and how to put strategies in place to assist their coping skills. We will also address how to …

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Artists Studios Community Series

The Artists Studios Community Series provides a welcoming virtual environment where artists feel comfortable showing and talking about their work, sharing information, and learning how to prepare for a studio visit and artist talk. Each program accommodates ten virtual studio visits followed by sharing resources on different aspects of being an independent artist. Each artist …

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Turning 5: The Kindergarten Admissions Process

This workshop will cover the process for applying to DOE public schools, including tips for researching schools, ways to apply, understanding how school offers are made, and what to do when you get an offer. We’ll also cover how to apply to charter schools, parents’ rights, advocacy tips, and how to get help.

Teacher Workshop: Bringing the History of Money to Early Elementary Audiences (In Conversation with the Smithsonian)

How can we make the history of money across world cultures meaningful to young learners? How can interactive experiences and object investigations make financial literacy accessible? Join Orlando Serrano, manager of youth and teacher programs at the National Museum of American History (NMAH), and Ellen Feingold, curator at the NMAH, for a conversation about the …

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CEC 16 November 2021 Calendar and Business Meetings/ Reunión Mensual y de Negocios

Join us to learn about the Community School District 16 C4E plan and to provide your comments about the way in which these funds will be used within the allowable program areas for school and district-wide initiatives, and more. Register here/ Regístrese aquí: https://nycdoe.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_OXc-mdlWQdmucmmZAIkJAg . Acompáñenos para conocer el plan C4E del Distrito Escolar Comunal 16 y brindar sus comentarios …

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College Facts, Myths & More: Understanding the College Admissions Process

College Facts, Myths, & More: Understanding the College Admissions Process from the High School and College Perspective If you are a 9th, 10th or 11th grade family, this FREE college admissions webinar is for you. Panelists: Dana Ponsky, Senior College Admissions Counselor – NYC Admissions Solutions Robert McCullough, Assistant Vice President of Enrollment & Dean …

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A Crash Course in Crosswords with The Atlantic’s puzzles editor Caleb Madison

Anyone can make a crossword puzzle, and in sixty short minutes, The Atlantic’s puzzles editor Caleb Madison will show you how. From theme ideas to grid construction to “cluing,” Caleb will guide you on the journey of cruciverbalism, and help you gain an appreciation for the craft. You might even be inspired to submit your …

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Strategies for Managing Challenging Behavior in Children with Autism / Estrategias para Manejar Comportamientos Desafiantes en Niñ@s con Autismo

This presentation will explain how challenging behaviors often displayed by children with ASD (aggression, tantrums, self-injury, disruptive behavior) serve as a function or purpose for that child. We will cover why challenging behavior occurs and how to prevent it, respond to it, and replace it with more appropriate/prosocial behaviors as well as how to assess …

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Z Combinator Schooling Workshop for Academic Leaders: Practicing with Teachers

Join us this school year for targeted, interactive, in-person learning workshops that equip Academic Leaders to phenomenally lead and support teams in reaching student academic achievement and growth goals within a whole-child context. The December workshop will answer the on the questions: How do you practice with your teachers and teams to improve implementation? What …

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Educator Activists (Teacher Workshop)

Learn how women advocated for access to education in the 20th century by exploring resources from our Women & the American Story curriculum. Participants will receive 1 CTLE hour

In Conversation with Facing History and Ourselves: Identity, Memoir, and Storytelling (Teacher Workshop)

Join Nicole Chung, author of the memoir All You Can Ever Know, for a discussion about growing up as a transracial adoptee and searching for the truth about herself and her Korean birth parents. Chung will explore how we construct our identities through the stories we are told and that we tell ourselves, as we seek an …

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In Conversation with Facing History and Ourselves: Descendent Stories as Historical Testimony (Teacher Workshop)

History teachers and their students find connection and inspiration from the voices of those who participated directly in the momentous events of the recent past. But the passage of time makes it harder to bring participants and survivors of events like the Holocaust and the Civil Rights Movement directly into our classrooms. Join Caren Osten …

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