Manhattan Regional Partnership Center 

 

The Manhattan Regional Partnership Center (MRPC) is one of five borough based special education support centers. The Manhattan 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 Robert Kopiec, RKopiec@schools.nyc.gov the Director-Systems Change Facilitator (SCF) of the Manhattan Regional Partnership Center.


Month
Date
Location
Upcoming Event
February
2/6/2023
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Virtual
Leading the IEP Process| Referrals+Evaluations+Eligibility| Manhattan RPC
Spaces Remaining: 41
'The goals of this training are to provide District Representatives and IEP teams with information to enhance their knowledge and skills to: 1. understand the special education process as delineated in New York State Education Law and Regulations; 2. perform specific responsibilities as District Representative; 3. develop practices that encourage parental involvement and cultivate home-school partnerships; and 4. identify strategies for the IEP team to make high-quality decisions that will result in an individualized education program (IEP) that meets State requirements and will result in educational benefits to the student. *Audience: Special Education teachers, related service providers, administrators, school psychologist
2/8/2023
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Virtual
CRE - Creating Welcoming and Affirming Learning Environments | Part 1 | virtual training | Manhattan RPC
Spaces Remaining: 39
'Creating Welcoming and Affirming Learning Environments is one of four high leverage principles identified in the Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Education (CRSE) Framework. When students feel like they belong at school, they have fewer absences, fewer disciplinary infractions, higher graduation rates, as well as increased engagement, self-esteem, and attitudes. ??Students with disabilities and students of different cultural backgrounds are less likely to feel like they have a positive relationship with their teacher and that their identities and abilities are valued and affirmed in school. '
2/9/2023
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Virtual
BEH - Introduction to the Behavior Pathway- Part 2/2- Manhattan RPC
Spaces Remaining: 19
Intended Audience: General and Special Education Teachers, Social Workers, Psychologists, Related Service Providers, Paraprofessionals, and Administrators. To accurately understand a student’s challenging behavior and support them in altering this behavior, school providers and educators need to develop a fluid understanding of the Behavior Pathway; its individual components and how to utilize it to support student success. Within the continuum of a Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS), the Behavior Pathway is used as an intensive, Tier-3 evidenced-based practice and tool. This two-part professional learning series will enable you to operationally define a student’s challenging behavior, and determine what environmental factors may be triggering, maintaining, and/or reinforcing the behavior. An understanding of the pathway is an important precursor for determining the individualized supports and strategies each student will need for be effective for behavior change. *PLEASE BE ADVISED, registration and attendance in all three sessions of this professional learning series is strongly recommended.*
2/9/2023
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Virtual
TRAN - Student-Directed IEP | Virtual Training | Manhattan RPC
Spaces Remaining: 97
Participants in this training will be part of a think tank with like-minded educators. Self-determination and its benefits provide the foundation for the ideas and resources shared to support students with disabilities at all grade levels to increase their participation in IEP development, implementation, and CSE participation. Networking and brainstorming with colleagues from other EOs and national resources are provided.
2/13/2023
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Virtual
TRAN - How to Foster and Support Self-Determination in All students | Virtual Training | Manhattan RPC
Spaces Remaining: 46
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. This training should be offered to wide audiences including but not limited to, general and special education teachers, general and special education administrators, related service personnel, school counselors, agency representatives, families, and students.'
2/15/2023
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Virtual
CRE - 'Creating Welcoming and Affirming Learning Environments | Part 2 | virtual training | Manhattan RPC
Spaces Remaining: 41
'Creating Welcoming and Affirming Learning Environments is one of four high leverage principles identified in the Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Education (CRSE) Framework. When students feel like they belong at school, they have fewer absences, fewer disciplinary infractions, higher graduation rates, as well as increased engagement, self-esteem, and attitudes. ??Students with disabilities and students of different cultural backgrounds are less likely to feel like they have a positive relationship with their teacher and that their identities and abilities are valued and affirmed in school. '
2/16/2023
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Virtual
TRAN - Test Accommodations for SWD | Virtual Training | Manhattan RPC
Spaces Remaining: 92
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).
2/16/2023
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Virtual
BEH - Using the FBA/BIP Process to Support Students Needing Intensive Interventions- Part 2/5- Manhattan RPC
Spaces Remaining: 40
Intended Audience: General and Special Education Teachers, Social Workers, Psychologists, Related Service Providers, Paraprofessionals, and Administrators. This five-part professional learning series will help participants build fluency with the science of behavior, which provides the theoretical foundation on which Functional Behavior Assessments (FBAs) and Behavior Intervention Plans (BIPs) are based. Participants will acquire the skills necessary to conduct an FBA, and create, implement, and progress monitor a BIP. The training will ensure that these skills are align with the New York State Education Department P-12: Office of Special Education regulations, and New York City Chancellor’s Regulations. *PLEASE BE ADVISED, registration and attendance in all five sessions of this professional learning series is strongly recommended.*
March
3/7/2023
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Virtual
Leading the IEP Process| IEP Development + Implementation| Manhattan RPC
Spaces Remaining: 51
'The goals of this training are to provide District Representatives and IEP teams with information to enhance their knowledge and skills to: 1. understand the special education process as delineated in New York State Education Law and Regulations; 2. perform specific responsibilities as District Representative; 3. develop practices that encourage parental involvement and cultivate home-school partnerships; and 4. identify strategies for the IEP team to make high-quality decisions that will result in an individualized education program (IEP) that meets State requirements and will result in educational benefits to the student. *Audience: Special Education teachers, related service providers, administrators, school psychologist
3/8/2023
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Virtual
CRE - Values, Equity, and Cultural Responsiveness | Part 1| Virtual | Manhattan RPC
Spaces Remaining: 50
'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.'
3/9/2023
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Virtual
BEH - Using the Competing Behavior Pathway to Identify Interventions- Part 1/2- Manhattan RPC
Spaces Remaining: 53
Intended Audience: General and Special Education Teachers, Social Workers, Psychologists, Related Service Providers, Paraprofessionals, and Administrators. To accurately understand a student’s challenging behavior and support them in altering this behavior, school providers and educators need to develop a fluid understanding of the Behavior Pathway; its individual components and how to utilize it to support student success. This two-part professional learning series will build upon the content covered in the ‘Introduction to the Behavior Pathway’ series. During this two-part training, participants will learn about the components of the Competing Behavior Pathway, and how to use this tool to develop an individualized plan of intervention strategies within the Prevent-Teach-Reinforce (PTR) framework. *PLEASE BE ADVISED, registration and attendance in all three sessions of this professional learning series is strongly recommended.*
3/14/2023
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Virtual
TRAN - Career Development Occupation Studies (CDOS) Learning Standards | Virtual Training | Manhattan RPC
Spaces Remaining: 46
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.
3/15/2023
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Virtual
CRE - Values, Equity, and Cultural Responsiveness | Part 2| Virtual | Manhattan RPC
Spaces Remaining: 48
'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.'
3/16/2023
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Virtual
SET - Test Accommodations for SWD | Virtual Training | Manhattan RPC
Spaces Remaining: 28
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).
3/23/2023
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Virtual
BEH - Using the FBA/BIP Process to Support Students Needing Intensive Interventions- Part 3/5- Manhattan RPC
Spaces Remaining: 45
Intended Audience: General and Special Education Teachers, Social Workers, Psychologists, Related Service Providers, Paraprofessionals, and Administrators. This five-part professional learning series will help participants build fluency with the science of behavior, which provides the theoretical foundation on which Functional Behavior Assessments (FBAs) and Behavior Intervention Plans (BIPs) are based. Participants will acquire the skills necessary to conduct an FBA, and create, implement, and progress monitor a BIP. The training will ensure that these skills are align with the New York State Education Department P-12: Office of Special Education regulations, and New York City Chancellor’s Regulations. *PLEASE BE ADVISED, registration and attendance in all five sessions of this professional learning series is strongly recommended.*
April
4/4/2023
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Virtual
TRAN - Test Accommodations for SWD | Virtual Training | Manhattan RPC
Spaces Remaining: 100
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).
4/18/2023 10:00 AM
Virtual
Leading the IEP Process| Annual Review + Re-evaluations| Manhattan RPC
Spaces Remaining: 54
'The goals of this training are to provide District Representatives and IEP teams with information to enhance their knowledge and skills to: 1. understand the special education process as delineated in New York State Education Law and Regulations; 2. perform specific responsibilities as District Representative; 3. develop practices that encourage parental involvement and cultivate home-school partnerships; and 4. identify strategies for the IEP team to make high-quality decisions that will result in an individualized education program (IEP) that meets State requirements and will result in educational benefits to the student. *Audience: Special Education teachers, related service providers, administrators, school psychologist
4/19/2023
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Virtual
TRAN - Career Development Occupation Studies (CDOS) Learning Standards | Virtual Training | Manhattan RPC
Spaces Remaining: 100
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.
4/20/2023
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Virtual
BEH - Using the Competing Behavior Pathway to Identify Interventions- Part 2/2- Manhattan RPC
Spaces Remaining: 55
Intended Audience: General and Special Education Teachers, Social Workers, Psychologists, Related Service Providers, Paraprofessionals, and Administrators. To accurately understand a student’s challenging behavior and support them in altering this behavior, school providers and educators need to develop a fluid understanding of the Behavior Pathway; its individual components and how to utilize it to support student success. This two-part professional learning series will build upon the content covered in the ‘Introduction to the Behavior Pathway’ series. During this two-part training, participants will learn about the components of the Competing Behavior Pathway, and how to use this tool to develop an individualized plan of intervention strategies within the Prevent-Teach-Reinforce (PTR) framework. *PLEASE BE ADVISED, registration and attendance in all three sessions of this professional learning series is strongly recommended.*
4/25/2023
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Virtual
TRAN - Evidence-Based Practices for Improving Graduation Rate and Decreasing Dropout | Virtual Training | Manhattan RPC
Spaces Remaining: 50
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.
4/27/2023
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Virtual
BEH - Using the FBA/BIP Process to Support Students Needing Intensive Interventions- Part 4/5- Manhattan RPC
Spaces Remaining: 52
Intended Audience: General and Special Education Teachers, Social Workers, Psychologists, Related Service Providers, Paraprofessionals, and Administrators. This five-part professional learning series will help participants build fluency with the science of behavior, which provides the theoretical foundation on which Functional Behavior Assessments (FBAs) and Behavior Intervention Plans (BIPs) are based. Participants will acquire the skills necessary to conduct an FBA, and create, implement, and progress monitor a BIP. The training will ensure that these skills are align with the New York State Education Department P-12: Office of Special Education regulations, and New York City Chancellor’s Regulations. *PLEASE BE ADVISED, registration and attendance in all five sessions of this professional learning series is strongly recommended.*
May
5/4/2023
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Virtual
TRAN - Promoting Self-Determination for Students with Disabilities | Virtual Training | Manhattan RPC
Spaces Remaining: 100
This training covers principles of self-determination and provides small group activities to action plans to implement self-determination concepts.
5/10/2023
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Virtual
BEH - Using the FBA/BIP Process to Support Students Needing Intensive Interventions- Part 5/5- Manhattan RPC
Spaces Remaining: 52
Intended Audience: General and Special Education Teachers, Social Workers, Psychologists, Related Service Providers, Paraprofessionals, and Administrators. This five-part professional learning series will help participants build fluency with the science of behavior, which provides the theoretical foundation on which Functional Behavior Assessments (FBAs) and Behavior Intervention Plans (BIPs) are based. Participants will acquire the skills necessary to conduct an FBA, and create, implement, and progress monitor a BIP. The training will ensure that these skills are align with the New York State Education Department P-12: Office of Special Education regulations, and New York City Chancellor’s Regulations. *PLEASE BE ADVISED, registration and attendance in all five sessions of this professional learning series is strongly recommended.*
5/11/2023
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Virtual
Test Accommodations for Students with Disabilities-Manhattan RPC
Spaces Remaining: 50
The purpose of this training is 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. • define test accommodations. • understand their role in supporting a student with their test accommodations. • recognize that instructional accommodations used in the classroom should be aligned with the testing accommodations provided during assessment. Students will be provided access to and participate in general education curriculum and in courses that will prepare them to take and pass the required examinations. Target Audience: Special Education Teachers, General Education Teachers, Building Principals/Administrators, Committee on Special Education (CSE) Chairpersons, Parents/Families
5/16/2023
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Virtual
TRAN - Agency 101 | Virtual Training | Manhattan RPC
Spaces Remaining: 49
This package intends to provide an overview of the various adult service agencies available in New York State (NYS) and the different types of services they provide. The package is intended to be updated by regions to include regional contact information and can be provided in collaboration with the various adult service agencies.
5/25/2023
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Virtual
BEH - Alternatives to Suspensions- Part 1/3- Manhattan RPC
Spaces Remaining: 67
Intended Audience: General and Special Education Teachers, Social Workers, Psychologists, Related Service Providers, Paraprofessionals, and Administrators. This three-part professional learning series is intended to help participants understand that exclusionary practices have significant short and long-term negative effects on academic, social-emotional, health and wellness, and family outcomes of students. Participants will develop a common understanding of suspension, removal, and discipline, as well as influences, impacts, policies and procedures that contribute to the on-going suspension crisis in schools today. Additionally, we will explore effective research-based strategies for responding to student behavior and appropriate alternatives to suspension. *PLEASE BE ADVISED, registration and attendance in all three sessions of this professional learning series is strongly recommended.*
June
6/2/2023
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Virtual
TRAN - Agency 101 | Virtual Training | Manhattan RPC
Spaces Remaining: 75
This package intends to provide an overview of the various adult service agencies available in New York State (NYS) and the different types of services they provide. The package is intended to be updated by regions to include regional contact information and can be provided in collaboration with the various adult service agencies.
6/7/2023
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Virtual
Specially Designed Instruction for Administrators-Manhattan RPC
Spaces Remaining: 72
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. Target Audience: Administrators
6/8/2023
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Virtual
TRAN - Promoting Self-Determination for Students with Disabilities | Virtual Training | Manhattan RPC
Spaces Remaining: 50
This training covers principles of self-determination and provides small group activities to action plans to implement self-determination concepts.
6/8/2023
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Virtual
BEH - Alternatives to Suspensions- Part 2/3- Manhattan RPC
Spaces Remaining: 70
Intended Audience: General and Special Education Teachers, Social Workers, Psychologists, Related Service Providers, Paraprofessionals, and Administrators. This three-part professional learning series is intended to help participants understand that exclusionary practices have significant short and long-term negative effects on academic, social-emotional, health and wellness, and family outcomes of students. Participants will develop a common understanding of suspension, removal, and discipline, as well as influences, impacts, policies and procedures that contribute to the on-going suspension crisis in schools today. Additionally, we will explore effective research-based strategies for responding to student behavior and appropriate alternatives to suspension. *PLEASE BE ADVISED, registration and attendance in all three sessions of this professional learning series is strongly recommended.*
6/8/2023
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Virtual
TRAN - Test Accommodations for SWD | Virtual Training | Manhattan RPC
Spaces Remaining: 100
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).
6/15/2023
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Virtual
BEH - Alternatives to Suspensions- Part 3/3- Manhattan RPC
Spaces Remaining: 69
Intended Audience: General and Special Education Teachers, Social Workers, Psychologists, Related Service Providers, Paraprofessionals, and Administrators. This three-part professional learning series is intended to help participants understand that exclusionary practices have significant short and long-term negative effects on academic, social-emotional, health and wellness, and family outcomes of students. Participants will develop a common understanding of suspension, removal, and discipline, as well as influences, impacts, policies and procedures that contribute to the on-going suspension crisis in schools today. Additionally, we will explore effective research-based strategies for responding to student behavior and appropriate alternatives to suspension. *PLEASE BE ADVISED, registration and attendance in all three sessions of this professional learning series is strongly recommended.*