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.

 

 

 


Month
Date
Location
Upcoming Event
February
2/7/2023
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Virtual
SET - SET - Test Accommodations for Students with Disabilities | Part 1 | Virtual Training | Brooklyn RPC
Spaces Remaining: 7
'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 '
2/8/2023
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Virtual
BEH - ''Function Based Thinking: Applying a Proactive Process to Support Student Behavior in the Classroom | VIRTUAL TRAINING | Brooklyn '
Spaces Remaining: 84
This training designed for K-5 educators, including general and special education teachers, school psychologists, social workers, and related service providers will offer an overview description of challenging behaviors, the behavior pathway, and the function-based thinking process. Participants will be able to describe challenging behaviors, understand the behavior pathway and use it to determine the function of behaviors, and use the function-based thinking process to prevent or extinguish unwanted behaviors by selecting appropriate intervention measures.
2/13/2023
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Virtual
BEH - INTRODUCTION TO THE BEHAVIOR PATHWAY - Day 1 of 1- Virtual Training – BROOKLYN Regional Partnership Center
Spaces Remaining: 83
: In order to reduce challenging behaviors and promote desired conduct in students, educators must conceptualize and apply the Behavior Pathway. Within the continuum of Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS), the Behavior Pathway is utilized as an intensive Tier-3 evidenced-based practice and tool. This introductory training, designed for district/school level teams, general and special education teachers, paraprofessionals, and related service providers, 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).
March
3/9/2023
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Virtual
SDI - Next Steps with Specially Designed Instruction Part I| Virtual Training | Brooklyn RPC
Spaces Remaining: 30
The Next Steps?with?Specially Designed Instruction professional development training package is the second in a suite of trainings on the development and use of specially designed instruction (SDI) for students with disabilities. 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 to?address their learning?barriers.??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.?
3/14/2023
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Virtual
SET - SET - How Parents and Families can Effectively Engage in Work Based Learning Experiences - Part 1 - Virtual Training | Brooklyn RPC
Spaces Remaining: 25
'The purpose of Transition in the IEP Series is to gain an in-depth understanding of the transition planning process and the components within a transition IEP. Attendees will deepen their understanding of best practices and evidence-based strategies related to quality transition services and planning. Attendees will have the opportunity to engage in hands-on activities embedded throughout the training. The framework of the Transition in the IEP Series was developed in consideration of providing the sessions using a virtual format (asynchronous/synchronous), or in face-to-face regional learning opportunities with flexibility specific to the timeframe and availability of the intended audience. The series can also be used with a targeted skills group or embedded work/coaching to address specific areas of the transition planning process as outlined above. Participants will: • Identify key components of high-quality Transition IEPs and understand the transition planning process • Identify high quality Transition Assessments • Identify key elements of the Present Levels of Performance • Be able to directly apply and implement today’s concepts into practice '
3/16/2023
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Virtual
SDI - Next Steps with Specially Designed Instruction Part II| Virtual Training | Brooklyn RPC
Spaces Remaining: 30
The Next Steps?with?Specially Designed Instruction professional development training package is the second in a suite of trainings on the development and use of specially designed instruction (SDI) for students with disabilities. 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 to?address their learning?barriers.??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.?
3/20/2023
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Virtual
BEH - Integrating Trauma-Sensitivity within a Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Framework | Parts 1 & 2 | VIRTUAL TRAINING | Brooklyn RPC
Spaces Remaining: 47
This two-part training designed for school administrators, general and special education teachers, paraprofessionals, school psychologists, social workers, and related service staff will examine the biological, cognitive, emotional, and behavioral effects trauma inflicts on academic functioning, as well as students’ development and wellbeing. Participants will be able to apply several strategies to help build their school’s trauma-sensitive support system to improve academic performance, increase attendance, and decrease challenging behaviors within the school environment. Strategies to integrate trauma-sensitive practices into already-existing PBIS will be presented. **PLEASE NOTE: By registering, participants agree to attend both meeting sessions on 03/20/23 and 04/25/23 to receive CTLE credits.
3/28/2023
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Virtual
SET - 'SET - Test Accommodations for Students with Disabilities | Part 1 | Virtual Training | Brooklyn RPC '
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). - 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 '
April
4/4/2023
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Virtual
SDI - Explicit Instruction: An Evidence-Based Practice for Effective and Long-Term Learning Part I| Virtual Training | Brooklyn RPC
Spaces Remaining: 30
This explicit instruction training package is intended to support participants’ knowledge of explicit instruction and teachers’ abilities to effectively implement explicit instruction.  Explicit instruction is a high leverage practice that has proven to be effective for special education students. Research has shown higher achievement results for students with disabilities in both reading and math after receiving explicit instruction.  The Recognizing Effective Special Education Teachers (RESET) Explicit Instruction Rubric (EIR) is introduced as a general observation tool that aligns with best instructional practices for students with disabilities within this training.  The accompanying activity in the Participant Packet allows participants to observe a lesson and determine where the instruction would fall on the rubric.  The intention is that participants might utilize the rubric as a guide as they work to incorporate elements of explicit instruction into lesson planning and/or practice.
4/18/2023
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Virtual
SET - SET - CDOS Module 2 Learning Standards - Part 1 - Virtual Training | Brooklyn RPC
Spaces Remaining: 25
'This training can and should be offered to a wide-range of participants. These include, but are not limited to special and general education teachers, special and general education administrators, transition coordinators, and all related service providers. Participants will recognize: 1. New York State has developed the Career Development and Occupational Studies (CDOS) standards to prepare all students (not just students with disabilities) to recognize student achievement of their learning standards towards work readiness knowledge and skills. The foundation of the CDOS Commencement Credential are these standards. 2. Students need to be instructed on the CDOS Commencement Level standards in Career Development, Integrated Learning and Universal Foundation Skills. This instruction should be provided through multiple experiences (integrated into the general education setting, during real life experiences, explicitly taught) '
4/25/2023
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Virtual
SET - SET - Test Accommodations for Students with Disabilities | Part 1 | Virtual Training | Brooklyn RPC
Spaces Remaining: 25
'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 '
4/25/2023
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Virtual
SDI - Explicit Instruction: An Evidence-Based Practice for Effective and Long-Term Learning Part II| Virtual Training | Brooklyn RPC
Spaces Remaining: 30
This explicit instruction training package is intended to support participants’ knowledge of explicit instruction and teachers’ abilities to effectively implement explicit instruction.  Explicit instruction is a high leverage practice that has proven to be effective for special education students. Research has shown higher achievement results for students with disabilities in both reading and math after receiving explicit instruction.  The Recognizing Effective Special Education Teachers (RESET) Explicit Instruction Rubric (EIR) is introduced as a general observation tool that aligns with best instructional practices for students with disabilities within this training.  The accompanying activity in the Participant Packet allows participants to observe a lesson and determine where the instruction would fall on the rubric.  The intention is that participants might utilize the rubric as a guide as they work to incorporate elements of explicit instruction into lesson planning and/or practice. 
May
5/16/2023
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Virtual
BEH - USING THE COMPETING BEHAVIOR PATHWAY TO IDENTIFY INTERVENTIONS- Day 1 of 2- Virtual Training – BROOKLYN Regional Partnership Center
Spaces Remaining: 99
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 2 (6/8/23). 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.
5/16/2023
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Virtual
SET - 'SET - Evidence-Based Practices for Improving Graduation Rate and Decreasing Dropout - Part 1 - Virtual Training | Brooklyn RPC '
Spaces Remaining: 25
'The Evidence-Based Practices for Improving Graduation Rate and Decreasing Dropout package is designed to assist Educational Organizations (EOs) to develop systems and evidence-based practices that are known to enhance successful completion of school for students with disabilities. The outcomes of this training may indicate the need for additional follow-up with coaching for facilitating teams, accessing data, using data effectively to make decisions, selecting appropriate interventions, and evaluating the effectiveness of interventions. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of: • available resources aimed at increasing school completion • what data can be used to identify a student’s dropout risk '
5/23/2023
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Virtual
SET - SET - Test Accommodations for Students with Disabilities | Part 1 | Virtual Training | Brooklyn RPC
Spaces Remaining: 25
'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 '
June
6/6/2023
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Virtual
SET - SET - Test Accommodations for Students with Disabilities | Part 1 | Virtual Training | Brooklyn RPC
Spaces Remaining: 25
'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 '
6/8/2023
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Virtual
BEH - 'USING THE COMPETING BEHAVIOR PATHWAY TO IDENTIFY INTERVENTIONS- Day 2 of 2- Virtual Training – BROOKLYN Regional Partnership Center '
Spaces Remaining: 99
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.
6/13/2023
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Virtual
SET - SET - Promoting Self-Determination for Transitioning Students - Part 1 - Virtual Training | Brooklyn RPC
Spaces Remaining: 25
'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 '
6/15/2023
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Virtual
SDI - Specially Designed Instruction for Administrators| Virtual Training | Brooklyn RPC
Spaces Remaining: 30
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