Brooklyn Regional Partnership Center


The Brooklyn Regional Partnership Center (BK RPC) is one of five borough based special education support centers. The Brooklyn 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.




Upcoming Event
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
SET - Test Accommodations for Students with Disabilities | Part 1 | Virtual Training | Brooklyn RPC
Spaces Remaining: 3
'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). - Participants will know the purpose of test accommodations - Participants will define test accommodations - Participants will understand their role in supporting a student with their test accommodations '
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
SET - Creating the IEP | Part 1 | Virtual Training | Brooklyn RPC
Spaces Remaining: 127
'Intended Audience: Brooklyn Special education teachers, psychologists, related service providers, CSE/CPSE staff and Administrators This session is designed to develop participants understanding of the components of a quality IEP that provides students with disabilities access to the general education curriculum. Outcomes: Participants will: Deepen their understanding of the components of a quality IEP that provides students with disabilities access to the general education curriculum. Improve the development of IEPs Develop and begin implementation of a quality IEP with effective SDI resulting in positive outcomes for students with disabilities and effective collaboration with the general education teachers. '
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
BEH - 'Introduction to the Behavior Pathway | Part 1 of 1 | IN-PERSON TRAINING | Brooklyn RPC'
Event is Full
In order to reduce challenging behaviors and promote desired conduct in students, educators must conceptualize and apply the Behavior Pathway. This introductory training, designed for general/special education teachers and paraprofessionals, will enable participants to objectively observe, define, and understand challenging behaviors. Participants will also learn how to identify environmental factors that are triggering, maintaining and/or reinforcing the problem behavior(s).
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
SDI - Specially Designed Instruction in the IEP
Spaces Remaining: 74
'The Next Steps with Specially Designed Instruction package should be delivered to: Special Education Teachers,?CSE teams, General Education teachers who work with students with disabilities and any others interested in?furthering their knowledge on specially designed instruction. The training is most applicable to those who will be engaging directly in?designing, developing and delivering specially designed instruction to students with disabilities.??? Participants will:?? • Examine the elements of the IEP and recognize how and where SDI for the student should be included in the IEP.?? • Apply their knowledge of SDI to complete student summary sheets and write comprehensive IEPs.? '
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
LIT - Science of Reading-Foundations of Effective Reading Instruction
Spaces Remaining: 43
The purpose of this training is to help participants gain a greater understanding of what the Science of Reading has determined to be the foundational skills that are needed in order to become a proficient reader. Participants will explore current instructional practices in reading and the impact it has on reading proficiency. The training will also provide context for the importance of effective reading instruction and the impact that it has on equity for all students. In order to overcome equity barriers, educators need to focus on systemic, explicit instruction to teach the skills supported by the science of reading. We will take a look at some ineffective practices and why those may not be working, in order to realign our thinking and pedagogy to what is research-based and effective.
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Spaces Remaining: 66
This professional learning opportunity is the first of two sessions on understanding and using the competing behavior pathway to identify appropriate supportive behavioral interventions. **Please note: Participants should register for Day 1 (5/16/23). This professional learning opportunity is designed for District and School level teams, General and Special Education teachers, related service providers, social workers, psychologists, guidance counselors, and paraprofessionals. Participants will learn each of the components of the Competing Behavior Pathway to understand what environmental factors are triggering, maintaining and/or reinforcing the problem behavior, as well as learn to identify a function-based replacement behavior, and explicitly teach and reinforce the new socially appropriate behavior.
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
TRAN - Diploma and Credential Options for Students with Disabilities | Part 1 | Virtual Training | Brooklyn RPC
Spaces Remaining: 168
'This professional development package describes the diploma and credential options that are available to New York State (NYS) students. Participants will recognize and identify: • The definition of self-determination and its relation to determining individualized diploma and credential options • The credit requirements for graduation in NYS • The Multiple Pathways to Graduation 4 + 1 Option requirements for all students • The appeal eligibility criteria for all students • The safety net options for students with disabilities • The exiting credentials available in NYS and the requirements for each '
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
SET - SET - Promoting Self-Determination for Transitioning Students - Part 1 - Virtual Training | Brooklyn RPC
Spaces Remaining: 23
'Self-Determination is a research-based predictor of post-school success in the areas of education, employment, and independent living. The purpose of this training is to foster and support the development of self-determination skills for students of all ages utilizing a collaborative school and family approach. It provides participants with foundational concepts, resources, and strategies to implement and incorporate practices that promote the development of self-determination throughout a student’s day and across all ages. The goals of this training are to ensure that participants will: 1. Recognize and identify the definition of self-determination and the elements that comprise self-determination 2. Access and utilize materials and resources to aid in the promotion of self-determination throughout the transition planning process '
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
SDI - Specially Designed Instruction for Administrators| Virtual Training | Brooklyn RPC
Spaces Remaining: 26
The Specially Designed Instruction for Administrators professional development training package is the fifth in a suite of trainings on the development and use of specially designed instruction (SDI) for students with disabilities. 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 their 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