Resources

Wellness Policies and Safety Plans Webinar

School Wellness Policies provide a means for improving school health, curricula and programs that ensure students become and stay ready to learn. Coupled with your authorizer required safety plan, these two documents are an integral component of learning, growing, thriving as a public school. Join the Charter Center's David Frank and Audrey Castillo, Program Manager for Healthy Schools Brooklyn, a program that is funded by the New York State Department of Health at the Brooklyn District Public Health Office of the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

NYSESLAT Administration

This training was originally presented in April 2014 by Erika Watson, Senior Program Manager at Questar. Both the slides and the recorded webinar are below. Topics covered are:
  • Materials – ordering, receiving, returning
  • Administration
  • Scoring Constructed Responses
  • Resources
  • Key Dates
Customer support for NYSESLAT administration can be accessed at NYSESLATSupport@questarai.com or by calling 866.644.6648.

Teacher Readiness and Instructional Strategies

The Academic Intervention Teacher Checklist is a template for a form used to document interventions to aid a student struggling in academic classes before an Initial Referral is made to the Committee on Special Education.

The Academic Intervention Service Plan is a template for a form used to record a student's demographic data, presenting concerns, classroom interventions, recommended services, and progress review.

CSE and Compliance

The September 2010 presentation Common Coordination Issues, from the Brooklyn Charter School Student Support Agency, addresses common coordination issues facing schools with Special Education students.

The first half of the presentation covers the NYC Committee on Special Education (CSE), including the structure and function of the CSE, roles and responsibilities of the CSE and the charter school, and best practices for working with the CSE.

Student Recruitment and Lottery

A presentation from the New York City Charter School Center's Start Right Program on student recruitment and the lottery.  Also included as separate documents are templates for Project Planning, Event Planning and Documentation as well as resources for recruiting Special Populations such as ELL and special education students.

Creating a Dynamic Curriculum Cycle

This presentation was developed by the New York City Charter School Center's New School Institute and is written for new charter schools who are developing their initial student curriculum program.  Respected charter school expert Cynthia Millinger outlines a plan for new charter schools to develop their curriculum while keeping in mind all pertinent state requirements.

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