Staten Island Regional Partnership Center 

 

The Staten Island Regional Partnership Center (SI RPC) is one of five borough based special education support centers. The SI RPC is made possible by a contract with the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) Office of Special Education (OSE). The NYC RPCs are part of a larger network of RPCs throughout New York State, and are trained and provided with resources and materials from content specific Technical Assistance Partnerships (TAPs).

 

The NYC RPCs work collaboratively with the Regional Family and Community Engagement (FACE) Center, the local NYSED Special Education Quality Assurance (SEQA) office, and NYSED OSE to  provide quality special education support and technical assistance to early childhood and school-age professionals and families in the areas of behavior, culturally responsive education, literacy, the special education process, specially designed instruction, and transition.

 

We invite you to explore our professional learning catalog and register for training opportunities facilitated by our skilled specialists.

 

For more information, please contact Victoria Salerno: VSalerno@schools.nyc.gov, the Director|Systems Change Facilitator (SCF) of the Staten Island Regional Partnership Center.

 

Come learn with us!


Month
Date
Upcoming Event
Location
February
2/6/2023
9:00 AM to 2:20 PM
BEH - Classroom Management 2-Day 2/6 & 2/7
Spaces Remaining: 32
This 2-day training is designed for PreK-12th 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. Must attend both days to receive CTLE credit
Richmondtown Library
2/7/2023
8:45 AM to 2:20 PM
BEH - Classroom Management 2-Day 2/6 & 2/7
Spaces Remaining: 32
This 2-day training is designed for PreK-12th 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. Must attend both days to receive CTLE credit
Richmondtown Library
2/13/2023
9:00 AM to 2:20 PM
CRE - Values, Equity, and Cultural Responsiveness
Spaces Remaining: 35
This training package 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. ***MUST ATTEND: “Fundamentals of Equity: Exploring Equity and Cultural Responsiveness” and “Dimensions of Equity in Education” before this training.***
Richmondtown Library
2/14/2023
9:00 AM to 2:20 PM
SDI - Next Steps With Specially Designed Instruction
Spaces Remaining: 43
This advanced level training is intended to further develop participants’ knowledge of specially designed instruction and how SDI should be designed and developed based on individual student need. Participants will be trained on how specially designed instruction is used alongside other instructional strategies and the process of developing appropriate specially designed instruction based on individual student needs and characteristics.
Richmondtown Library
2/27/2023
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
TRANS - Transition Assessments (Parts 1 & 2)
Spaces Remaining: 48
Participants will: -Identify what transition is and why it’s important -Learn basic career development theory -Identify New York state (NYS) regulations related to transition assessment -Identify assessments with ample validity and reliability evidence Participants will explore: -Assessments for education and training -Self-Awareness and Career awareness -Assessments that generalize across areas -Assessments for students would want to attend college -Assessments for students who want to immediately enter the workforce -Assessments for employment -Employment assessment apps -Assessments for independent living
Richmondtown Library
2/27/2023
2:30 PM to 4:00 PM
LIT - Best Practices in Academic Progress Monitoring: Effective Assessment for Improving Individual Student Outcomes (Part 1)
Spaces Remaining: 43
The purpose of this 3-day training 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. ***Part 1 of 3 part series
Virtual -Staten Island-District 31
March
3/2/2023
8:30 AM to 2:30 PM
BEH - Using the FBA/BIP Process to Support Students Needing Intensive Intervention 3-Day 3/2 & 3/9 & 3/16
Spaces Remaining: 26
Day 1 Part 1: Understanding the Behavior Pathway Build fluency with the theoretical foundations on which FBAs and BIPs are based (i.e., the behavioral pathway) Part 2: Conducting the Functional Behavior Assessment Understand and develop the skills necessary to complete the FBA; learn the components of the Competing Behavior Pathway (CBP) from which to develop the BIP Day 2 Part 3: Using the Competing Behavior Pathway to Develop the Behavior Intervention Plan Identify interventions based upon the Competing Behavior Pathway Day 3 will be Virtual. Facilitator will share link with registrants. Part 4: Implementation and Progress Monitoring of the Behavior Intervention Plan Develop the skills necessary to 1) ensure the BIP is implemented with fidelity and 2) progress monitor a student’s response to the plan with regard to changes in both the problem and replacement/desired behaviors. Must attend all days to receive CTLE credit
PS 78
3/6/2023
9:00 AM to 2:20 PM
CRE - Effective and Collaborative Implementation of Family Engagement Resources
Spaces Remaining: 38
In this training participants will: -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.
Richmondtown Library
3/8/2023
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
SET - Effective IEP Meetings
Spaces Remaining: 30
This training addresses the role of the IEP Team's district representative to ensure that the meeting is conducted consistent with Federal, State and City regulations and in a manner that promotes meaningful participation of all members. This training will address skills and strategies necessary for District Representatives to manage challenging meetings in an effort to maintain student-centered discussion of the IEP, build consensus and promote student and parental participation.
Virtual -Staten Island-District 31
3/13/2023
2:30 PM to 4:00 PM
SDI - Specially Designed Instruction for Administrators
Spaces Remaining: 50
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 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.
Virtual -Staten Island-District 31
3/20/2023
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
BEH - Introduction to the Behavior Pathway
Spaces Remaining: 43
Participants will learn each of the components of the Behavior Pathway in order to guide thinking that leads to the understanding of the function of behavior to promote desired behavior. The application of the Behavior Pathway can be utilized at all three tiers of behavior management to improve student academic outcomes, increase desired behavior, and support students in the least restrictive environment. Target audience: General and special education teachers, district and school level teams, paraprofessionals.
Richmondtown Library
3/27/2023
2:30 PM to 4:00 PM
LIT - Best Practices in Academic Progress Monitoring: Effective Assessment for Improving Individual Student Outcomes (Part 2)
Spaces Remaining: 46
The purpose of this 3-day training 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. ***Part 2 of 3 part series
Virtual -Staten Island-District 31
April
4/5/2023
9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
SET - Testing Accommodations
Spaces Remaining: 47
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 -Staten Island-District 31
4/17/2023
9:00 AM to 2:20 PM
SDI - Overview of Specially Designed Instruction
Spaces Remaining: 49
This introductory training is intended to develop participants’ working knowledge of the components of SDI, the rationale for using SDI, using SDI alongside other instructional strategies, and selecting appropriate SDI based upon student needs and characteristics.
Richmondtown Library
4/24/2023
2:30 PM to 4:00 PM
LIT - Best Practices in Academic Progress Monitoring: Effective Assessment for Improving Individual Student Outcomes (Part 3)
Spaces Remaining: 47
The purpose of this 3-day training 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. ***Part 3 of 3 part series
Virtual -Staten Island-District 31
May
5/8/2023
9:00 AM to 2:20 PM
SDI - Next Steps With Specially Designed Instruction
Spaces Remaining: 50
This advanced level training is intended to further develop participants’ knowledge of specially designed instruction and how SDI should be designed and developed based on individual student need. Participants will be trained on how specially designed instruction is used alongside other instructional strategies and the process of developing appropriate specially designed instruction based on individual student needs and characteristics.
Richmondtown Library
5/9/2023
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
TRANS - Effective Exit Summary
Spaces Remaining: 48
Participants will: -Analyze the importance of students’ self-determination skills in making the Student Exit Summary a meaningful and relevant document -Learn the federal and state requirements for the Student Exit Summary -Recognize and identify the required components of the Student Exit Summary -Identify a process for the development and issuance of the Student Exit Summary that is student-centered
Richmondtown Library
5/15/2023
9:00 AM to 2:20 PM
BEH - Classroom Management 2-Day 5/15 & 5/16
Spaces Remaining: 48
This 2-day training is designed for PreK-12th 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. Must attend both days to receive CTLE credit.
Richmondtown Library
5/16/2023
8:45 AM to 2:20 PM
BEH - Classroom Management 2-Day 5/15 & 5/16
Spaces Remaining: 48
This 2-day training is designed for PreK-12th 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. Must attend both days to receive CTLE credit.
Richmondtown Library
5/23/2023
9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
SET - Testing Accommodations
Spaces Remaining: 48
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 -Staten Island-District 31
June
6/5/2023
2:30 PM to 4:00 PM
SDI - Specially Designed Instruction for Administrators
Spaces Remaining: 48
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 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.
Virtual -Staten Island-District 31
6/14/2023
9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
SET - Testing Accommodations
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).
Virtual -Staten Island-District 31