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NYC-CSTAC: CARES Act Initiative

About these events:

The Following On-Demand Workshops are being offered through Fordham University, Center for Educational Partnerships (CEP) CARES Act Initiative. The workshops featured below are titled with the topics to be covered and proposed audience.

Once you complete on-line workshops, if your district/schools would like additional interactive follow-up Professional Development offered through these subcontractors, Please reach out to Mdevivio@fordham.edu or cingoglia@fordham.edu
CTLE hours can be made available upon request.

Recordings below :

January 1 @ 9:30 am August 31 @ 11:30 am


Collective Trauma and Schools: Offered through L. White Consulting

Audience : School Administrators, Managers, and Teachers

Collective Trauma – Module 1 : Lisa White
Your Staff & Collective Trauma – Module 2 : Lisa White
Providing support to Staff – Module 3 : Lisa White

Supporting children through Social and Emotional Learning

Audience : Parents, Teachers, School Staff

Kidtastic, LLC offers a personal approach on strategies to deal with the Social Emotional impact on students as a result of COVID-19. In addition, the video shares talking points on how to respond to certain behaviors.

Social and Emotional Learning : Dawnmarie Garrett

Math is a Language: Offered through Legacy Pathways

Audience : Math Teachers, English Teachers, Administrators

Selma Bartholomew
Selma Bartholomew

Supporting English Learners and Multilingual Learners in New York : Offered through SupportEd

Audience : New Teacher, Teachers of English Language and Multi Language Learners,  and Parents of English and Multi language Learners

Meghan Gregoire-Smith

The Community Change Model: Offered through Community Change Inc: A youth/social emotional developmental approach to civic engagement, community service, and service learning.

Audience : Teachers

Community Change is an award winning approach to engage students from kindergarten through college in identifying, analyzing and addressing social issues in their neighborhood through the dynamic integration of critical questions, interesting activities and references. In practice, Community Change is applied to a single issue identified and selected by the students. Past Community Change Projects have focused on such issues as drugs, gangs, and violence.

Instructor: Troy Donaldson 

The Community Change Model – Part I : Troy Donaldson
The Community Change Model – Part II : Troy Donaldson

The Black Experience: Offered through Community Change Inc: A youth/social emotional developmental approach to African-centered education.

The Black Experience Course is a teacher guided, student-driven exploration of the lives of Black people using resources that reflect their experiences, interests and perspectives. The Black Experience Course allows students to learn about Black people in connection to a multitude of topical areas.

Instructor: Dr. Carolyn Tyson

The Black Experience – Part I : Dr. Carolyn Tyson
The Black Experience – Part II : Dr. Carolyn Tyson

The CareerVisions Model: Offered through Community Change Inc: A youth/social emotional developmental approach to career explorations.


CareerVisions engages students from kindergarten through college in a variety of fun yet challenging activities that support them in defining and pursuing their career ambitions as they analyze and address their community concerns. Students are engaged in an exploration of people, places and other things related to their field of interest.

Instructor: Jim O’Toole

The CareerVisions Model – Part I : Jim O’Toole
The CareerVisions Model – Part II : Jim O’Toole


Genius! Activity: Offered through Community Change Inc: A youth/social emotional developmental approach to STEAM education. 

Genius applies science, technology, engineering, agriculture and math to addressing the needs, interests and concerns of the community.

Instructor: Elizabeth O’Raffity

Genius! ActivityPart I : Elizabeth O’Raffity
Genius! ActivityPart II : Elizabeth O’Raffity


The Legacy Model: Offered through Community Change Inc: A youth/social emotional developmental approach to cultural education.

Legacy (cultural education) engages students from kindergarten through college in an exploration of their culture as it is manifested in their field of interest. Legacy gives youth an idea of the kind of people they can be for themselves and their community. The goal of Legacy is to increase student awareness of their culture in their field of interest. Through fun, age-appropriate and challenging activities, students become aware of the presence and impact of their people in a variety of subjects and fields.

Instructor: Sandra Johnson-Fields

The Legacy Model – Part I : Sandra Johnson-Fields

Money Moves: Offered through Community Change Inc: A youth/social emotional developmental approach to financial literacy, particularly investment education.

Money Move$ engages youth and adults in learning about investment strategies through a variety of creative exploratory and expression exercises, as applied to findings from research. Money Move$ is comprised of nine different courses, each focusing on a particular investment type, including stocks, cryptocurrency and real estate. 

Instructor: Raghda Khoshaba

Money MovesPart I : Raghda Khoshaba
Money MovesPart II : Raghda Khoshaba


The Peace Model: Offered through Community Change Inc: A youth/social emotional developmental approach to relationship education.

The Peace Model engages students from kindergarten through college in exercises that repair harm and develop relationships. Research shows schools implementing restorative practices have seen a drop in disciplinary problems, decreased reliance on detention and suspension, and an improvement in student attitudes. Educators worldwide are using restorative practices to prevent bullying and violence. In Peace, this is done by navigating six phases of exploration: self, family, class & school, community, nation and world.

Instructor: Ammon Archie

The Peace ModelPart I : Ammon Archie
The Peace ModelPart II : Ammon Archie


Once you complete on-line workshops, if your district/schools would like additional interactive follow-up Professional Development offered through these subcontractors, Please reach out to Mdevivio@fordham.edu or cingoglia@fordham.edu
CTLE hours can be made available upon request.

For more information about the NYS Community Schools TAC or these events, contact us:

New York City
212-636-6100 or cstac@fordham.edu

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