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Oct 23

9:00am

Special Topics for Master Coaches

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Sep 12

3:30pm

Grade 7 Launch for NGSS Curriculum Consortium- Launch Date - 9/12, 10/17, 1/7): Ongoing Registration! Each session focuses on a single unit.

WITH THE UPCOMING NGSS HIGH STAKES CT ASSESSMENT, PREPARE YOUR TEACHERS AND STUDENTS FOR SUCCESS! This opportunity allows for STEM coaches and team leaders to turn key launch sessions to their staff. To aid in NGSS unit implementation of these new units and pedagogical approaches to science instruction, CREC is offering grade specific launch series. These multi-session series occur after school hours and provide teachers with a hands-on approach to understanding the unit phenomenon, storyline, content, and instructional practices required for successful implementation.

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Oct 1

3:30pm

Grade 1 Launch for NGSS Curriculum Consortium -Launch Date - 10/1, 11/5, 12/11, 1/8): On-going Registration! Each session focuses on a single unit.

WITH THE UPCOMING NGSS HIGH STAKES CT ASSESSMENT, PREPARE YOUR TEACHERS AND STUDENTS FOR SUCCESS! This opportunity allows for STEM coaches and team leaders to turn key launch sessions to their staff. To aid in NGSS unit implementation of these new units and pedagogical approaches to science instruction, CREC is offering grade specific launch series. These multi-session series occur after school hours and provide teachers with a hands-on approach to understanding the unit phenomenon, storyline, content, and instructional practices required for successful implementation.

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Oct 3

3:30pm

Kindergarten Launch for NGSS Curriculum Consortium- Launch Date - 10/3, 11/7, 12/12): On-going Registration! Each session focuses on a single unit.

WITH THE UPCOMING NGSS HIGH STAKES CT ASSESSMENT, PREPARE YOUR TEACHERS AND STUDENTS FOR SUCCESS! This opportunity allows for STEM coaches and team leaders to turn key launch sessions to their staff. To aid in NGSS unit implementation of these new units and pedagogical approaches to science instruction, CREC is offering grade specific launch series. These multi-session series occur after school hours and provide teachers with a hands-on approach to understanding the unit phenomenon, storyline, content, and instructional practices required for successful implementation.

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Oct 9

3:30pm

Grade 2 Launch for NGSS Curriculum Consortium - Launch Date - 10/9, 11/13, 12/17): On-going Registration! Each session focuses on a single unit.

WITH THE UPCOMING NGSS HIGH STAKES CT ASSESSMENT, PREPARE YOUR TEACHERS AND STUDENTS FOR SUCCESS! This opportunity allows for STEM coaches and team leaders to turn key launch sessions to their staff. To aid in NGSS unit implementation of these new units and pedagogical approaches to science instruction, CREC is offering grade specific launch series. These multi-session series occur after school hours and provide teachers with a hands-on approach to understanding the unit phenomenon, storyline, content, and instructional practices required for successful implementation.

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Oct 10

3:30pm

Grade 3 Launch for NGSS Curriculum Consortium- Launch Date - 10/10, 11/14, 12/18, 1/9): Ongoing Registration! Each session focuses on a single unit.

WITH THE UPCOMING NGSS HIGH STAKES CT ASSESSMENT, PREPARE YOUR TEACHERS AND STUDENTS FOR SUCCESS! This opportunity allows for STEM coaches and team leaders to turn key launch sessions to their staff. To aid in NGSS unit implementation of these new units and pedagogical approaches to science instruction, CREC is offering grade specific launch series. These multi-session series occur after school hours and provide teachers with a hands-on approach to understanding the unit phenomenon, storyline, content, and instructional practices required for successful implementation.

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Oct 11

3:30pm

Grade 4 Launch for NGSS Curriculum Consortium - Launch Date - 10/11, 11/27, 12/19): Ongoing Registration! Each session focuses on a single unit.

WITH THE UPCOMING NGSS HIGH STAKES CT ASSESSMENT, PREPARE YOUR TEACHERS AND STUDENTS FOR SUCCESS! This opportunity allows for STEM coaches and team leaders to turn key launch sessions to their staff. To aid in NGSS unit implementation of these new units and pedagogical approaches to science instruction, CREC is offering grade specific launch series. These multi-session series occur after school hours and provide teachers with a hands-on approach to understanding the unit phenomenon, storyline, content, and instructional practices required for successful implementation.

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Oct 15

3:30pm

Grade 5 Launch for NGSS Curriculum Consortium - Launch Date - 10/15, 11/8, 12/20): Ongoing Registration! Each session focuses on a single unit.

WITH THE UPCOMING NGSS HIGH STAKES CT ASSESSMENT, PREPARE YOUR TEACHERS AND STUDENTS FOR SUCCESS! This opportunity allows for STEM coaches and team leaders to turn key launch sessions to their staff. To aid in NGSS unit implementation of these new units and pedagogical approaches to science instruction, CREC is offering grade specific launch series. These multi-session series occur after school hours and provide teachers with a hands-on approach to understanding the unit phenomenon, storyline, content, and instructional practices required for successful implementation.

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Oct 16

3:30pm

Grade 6 Launch for NGSS Curriculum Consortium - Launch Date - 10/16, 11/28, 1/10, TBD: Ongoing Registration! Each session focuses on a single unit.

WITH THE UPCOMING NGSS HIGH STAKES CT ASSESSMENT, PREPARE YOUR TEACHERS AND STUDENTS FOR SUCCESS! This opportunity allows for STEM coaches and team leaders to turn key launch sessions to their staff. To aid in NGSS unit implementation of these new units and pedagogical approaches to science instruction, CREC is offering grade specific launch series. These multi-session series occur after school hours and provide teachers with a hands-on approach to understanding the unit phenomenon, storyline, content, and instructional practices required for successful implementation.

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Oct 17

1:00pm

2018-19 Teacher's Choice

Teacher’s Choice is an opportunity for second year and beyond CREC teachers to identify and pursue learning experiences specifically tailored to the needs of your school and classroom. The Teacher’s Choice process reinforces CREC’s Core Values by providing time to engage in self-directed, collaborative learning in order to develop creative solutions to educational challenges to meet the needs of our students. Our hope is that as you work in partnership with your colleagues, you will see an immediate impact on your practice and your students’ learning. (Note: First year teachers and teachers new to CREC will be part of a New Teacher Cohort PLC on Teacher's Choice days. MSAP schools will work in designated teams for Teacher's Choice.)

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Oct 23

3:30pm

Grade 8 Launch for NGSS Curriculum Consortium- Launch Date - 10/23, 11/29, 1/15, TBD): Ongoing Registration! Each session focuses on a single unit.

WITH THE UPCOMING NGSS HIGH STAKES CT ASSESSMENT, PREPARE YOUR TEACHERS AND STUDENTS FOR SUCCESS! This opportunity allows for STEM coaches and team leaders to turn key launch sessions to their staff. To aid in NGSS unit implementation of these new units and pedagogical approaches to science instruction, CREC is offering grade specific launch series. These multi-session series occur after school hours and provide teachers with a hands-on approach to understanding the unit phenomenon, storyline, content, and instructional practices required for successful implementation.

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Oct 25

8:00am

CREC's 3rd Annual Family, School, & Community Engagement Conference - "Sparking Powerful Partnerships for Student Success"

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  • Partnerships that are built between families, schools and the community are the foundation for student success. Powerful partnerships are also the footings for high impact family engagement practice. Join like-minded professionals to learn, share & spark innovation for action.

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    Oct 25

    8:30am

    Curriculum Clinics with Kate and Maggie

    In our ever-changing profession, we often teach a unit that doesn't go very well. The reasons are sometimes mysterious but always feel numerous: we didn't engage the kids, the material wasn’t a good fit, we didn't have enough time, there wasn’t enough practice – the list could go on and on. Think about those units this year – the ones you dread facing, the ones you know you don't have enough time to revise, the ones you are not confident in yet.What if you had a day to learn, reflect upon and revise those units? We are offering three “Curriculum Clinics” this 2018-2019 school year. A day devoted to making our units the best they can be. It doesn't matter what unit you have – perhaps it is a published unit, or a unit district leadership wrote that you want to learn better, or perhaps it is a unit you authored and needs work to get off the ground.Whatever the unit is, bring it to us. We can help. On these days, we will offer concurrent sessions for you to choose from. These sessions are designed to offer practical ways to:? Increase engagement and build relationships with your students? Balance the need to practice (and the pressure of covering ) the standards? Consider text choices and independent reading plans? Assess and support students as they learn individually…and more!There will be time in the day for you to work on your unit alone or in the company of colleagues. The open work spaces will provide time to apply new learning, offer individualized support, and seek resources for texts, strategies or teaching tools.

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    Oct 26

    8:30am

    CREC Coaches Council

    Instructional Coaches in the CREC region are invited to attend bi-monthly council meetings to share best practices and engage in new thinking about coaching. Topics will be determined based on participant interests.

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    Oct 26

    8:30pm

    TEAM Mentor Initial Support Training (2 day training)

    This two-day training for prospective mentors and cooperating teachers is available for individuals selected by the district ( or volunteered) to serve in one of these roles. Following the two in-person sessions, there will be an additional time for follow up offered either online or in person for more in-depth work on the modules or the process chosen by your districts. The training prepares participants to lead beginning teachers through the TEAM module process and a successful completion of the five mentoring modules. In addition, participants are prepared to support a student teacher while developing effective coaching strategies to assist both beginning and student teachers. Participants must attend all sessions. At the end of the training, participants qualify to work with either a new teacher or a student teacher. Participants must bring their own food/beverage.

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    Oct 30

    4:00pm

    ETS® ParaPro Assessment Test Preparation Class

    CREC is now offering 2-hour test preparation classes for individuals who need to take the ETS ParaPro Assessment. As an official testing site, we are committed to providing services that will help you prepare for, and ultimately pass the test.

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    Oct 30

    8:30am

    Digital Citizenship: What is Your Exposure?

    A proactive approach to digital citizenship is imperative; don't wait for a problem to arise. Join us for a engaging and informative day of learning, exploration and collaboration. Participants will develop an awareness of digital citizenship policy and practice, and will be provided with tools and resources to assess the current status of their district implementation strategies and consider next steps. The day will also include an examination of best practices and real life examples of digital citizenship and its impact.

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    Oct 31

    9:00am

    CAYEN Training New Users Session

    NEW USER Session - Are you a new grantee, a new hire or changing roles in your after school program?The new user trainings will provide:

  • An introduction to the AS21 system
  • Specific instruction on how to set up your site
  • Interactive, step by step instructions on registering students, creating activities, building rosters, taking attendance and running reports.

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    Nov 1

    1:30pm

    ETS® ParaPro Assessment Testing

    CREC is now a testing site for the ETS® ParaPro Assessment. ETS developed the ParaPro Assessment as a way to satisfy the requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act, which requires that Para educators serving in an instruction capacity: 1) Have an associate of arts degree. 2) Have completed two years of college. 3) Have demonstrated, through an academic assessment, the knowledge and ability to assist in the instruction of reading, writing, and mathematics.

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    Nov 3

    12:30pm

    Alumni & Friends Saturday Workshops and Social Gathering

    MTCNE cordially invites you to our Alumni & Friends event where we will be exploring the area of Language at both the Primary and Elementary level, as well as socializing with colleagues!

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    Nov 5

    9:00am

    Job Coach Training

    Improve your Job Coaching skills through this training. Training topics include: Role of a Job Coach; Employability skills checklist/task analysis; Assessments-school and vocational rehabilitation; Industry skills standards; Social interaction skills/job-related behaviors; Executive functional skills; Transition law; Student self-advocacy and independence; Safety standards and "Scaffolding" - vs. - "Fading Out". Participants are encouraged to bring an electronic device if possible.

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    Nov 7

    8:30am

    An Autism Behavior Toolkit for Teachers: Tips and Tricks that Work When Educating Elementary Students on the Autism Spectrum

    In this half-day workshop, participants will learn strategies that they can incorporate into their classrooms immediately to support the academic and behavioral needs of students with ASD. The workshop is designed for general education and special education teachers that have students in their classrooms with ASD. We will cover strategies to support transitions, common behavior issues, sensory needs of students with ASD and much more. Participants will learn: sensory strategies to prevent common behaviors presented by students with ASD; strategies to support transitions in and out of the classroom for students with ASD; and proactive strategies to prevent challenging behaviors before they occur.

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    Nov 8

    1:30pm

    ETS® ParaPro Assessment Testing

    CREC is now a testing site for the ETS® ParaPro Assessment. ETS developed the ParaPro Assessment as a way to satisfy the requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act, which requires that Para educators serving in an instruction capacity: 1) Have an associate of arts degree. 2) Have completed two years of college. 3) Have demonstrated, through an academic assessment, the knowledge and ability to assist in the instruction of reading, writing, and mathematics.

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    Nov 8

    12:30pm

    Adolescent Stuttering: Evidence-Based Strategies

    This session will discuss research and evidenced-based treatment options for students with fluency goals and objectives. Focus will be on middle school and high school level students.

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    Nov 8

    1:00pm

    CREC MTR Consortium

    CREC's Minority Teacher Consortium is a learning collective which will meet throughout the 2018-2019 school year. Discussions planned include, but not are not limited to: Affinity Groups, High School Recruitment, and the Recruitment Fair. Other topics will be determined based on participant interests.

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    Nov 8

    8:00am

    Curriculum Council Meeting - 11-8-2018

    Bi-monthly scheduled meeting of Directors of Curriculum, Assistant Superintendents and Instructional Leaders

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    Nov 8

    8:30am

    Early Childhood Council Meeting

    Early Childhood educators in CREC districts meet monthly to share best practices and engage in new thinking about instruction. Pre-K to grade 12. Early Childhood educators are encouraged to attend these monthly meetings. Topics and speaker lists are developed by the group.

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    Nov 8

    8:00am

    Open Choice Leadership Institute

    This three day, interactive workshop is designed for administrators and educators who educate students enrolled in their suburban school districts via the Hartford Region Open Choice program. This professional learning opportunity is designed to be attended by school district teams.• Learn about the role implicit bias plays in educator expectations of black and brown student performance and behavior, along with strategies to counteract implicit bias • Work as a team to identify institutional challenges negatively impacting students of color, select a goal or two within your school/district improvement plan and develop an action plan. • Engage in a discussion with a panel of Open Choice parents and alumni, who will describe their experiences in suburban school districts and offer recommendations• Identify the values, behaviors, policies, and practices within your schools and which stage they reflect within the cultural proficiency continuum • Discuss racial equity within schools and existing barriers at the individual, institutional and systemic levels, as well as strategies to address them• Hartford parent panel discusses their experiences and that of their children within suburban school districts • Learn more about the Open Choice program and resources available to your district• Network with educators from other suburban school districts and generate strategies to address the opportunity gap

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    Nov 9

    8:30am

    Recent Advances in Understanding Word-Level Reading Problems: Assessment and Highly Effective Intervention

    The presentation will focus on how children learn to read words and why some children struggle. Understanding the nature of word-level reading development and word-level reading problems will guide both assessment and intervention. Studies consistently show that the most commonly used intervention approaches provide limited benefits for weak readers. However, other studies have shown that some approaches can yield very large reading gains for such students, and these will be the focus of the presentation.

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    Nov 13

    4:30pm

    AARC Open House Informational Session

    Advanced Alternate Route to Certification Program for Special Education is an advanced program for certified teachers to earn a cross endorsement in Comprehensive Special Education (165). To qualify you must be a certified teacher in an approved area (e.g. elementary education, mathematics); have three years teaching experience (substitute experience will be considered); and have a desire to work with students with disabilities. Applications accepted November 1, 2018 through April 1, 2019.

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    Nov 14

    9:00am

    Assessment of Afterschool Program Practices Tool (APT) for 21st CCLC Programs

    The Assessment of Afterschool Program Practices Tool (APT) was developed by the National Institute on Out-of-School Time (NIOST) with 21st Century Community Learning Centers in mind! The APT provides a way for after schools staff to access the quality of their services and use data to make program improvements. Quality after schools programs produce positive outcomes in youth!

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    Nov 15

    1:30pm

    ETS® ParaPro Assessment Testing

    CREC is now a testing site for the ETS® ParaPro Assessment. ETS developed the ParaPro Assessment as a way to satisfy the requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act, which requires that Para educators serving in an instruction capacity: 1) Have an associate of arts degree. 2) Have completed two years of college. 3) Have demonstrated, through an academic assessment, the knowledge and ability to assist in the instruction of reading, writing, and mathematics.

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    Nov 16

    8:00am

    Business, Finance, and Marketing Education Fall Workshop

    This one day workshop will offer Business and Finance educators a range of interesting and timely topics, including a Project-Based Learning work session.

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    Nov 19

    9:00am

    CAYEN Training New Users Session

    NEW USER Session - Are you a new grantee, a new hire or changing roles in your after school program?The new user trainings will provide:

  • An introduction to the AS21 system
  • Specific instruction on how to set up your site
  • Interactive, step by step instructions on registering students, creating activities, building rosters, taking attendance and running reports.

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    Nov 19

    8:30am

    Multi-Tiered Systems of Support and Restorative Practices

    This workshop will describe the rationale for Restorative Practices in schools, identify and demonstrate a continuum of restorative practices and discuss a restorative approach as an alternative to traditional discipline practices.

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    Nov 27

    8:30am

    Wilson Reading Training

    This workshop provides an overview of the Wilson Reading System.

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    Nov 28

    4:00pm

    ETS® ParaPro Assessment Test Preparation Class

    CREC is now offering 2-hour test preparation classes for individuals who need to take the ETS ParaPro Assessment. As an official testing site, we are committed to providing services that will help you prepare for, and ultimately pass the test.

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    Nov 28

    8:30am

    TEAM Initial Reflection Paper Reviewer Training (IRT)

    This one day training is required for anyone serving on a district or regional review committee. Districts must select potential reviewers to attend the training to learn the criteria for a successful reflection paper. Participants are given multiple opportunities to read and review a range of papers to assist them in making informed decisions. Participants will learn the criteria for a successful reflection paper, and have opportunities to review and practice reading and scoring papers with accuracy.

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    Nov 29

    8:00am

    CTE State Conference 2018

    The CTE Conference for 2018, "Leveraging Career Pathways for Student Success", will address all CT Programs of Study. In addition, CSDE will offer updates on the newly authorized Perkins V, and Business and Industry stakeholders will hold a Work-Based Learning panel.

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    Nov 29

    1:30pm

    ETS® ParaPro Assessment Testing

    CREC is now a testing site for the ETS® ParaPro Assessment. ETS developed the ParaPro Assessment as a way to satisfy the requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act, which requires that Para educators serving in an instruction capacity: 1) Have an associate of arts degree. 2) Have completed two years of college. 3) Have demonstrated, through an academic assessment, the knowledge and ability to assist in the instruction of reading, writing, and mathematics.

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    Nov 30

    8:30am

    Addressing Young Children’s Behavioral and Social-Emotional Needs Through a Multi-Tiered System of Support

    This one day workshop will provide participants with a framework for establishing a multi-tiered system of supports for social-emotional growth and early intervention for behavioral concerns within a larger overarching, developmentally appropriate system of prevention of challenging behaviors. This framework is easily implemented within curriculum and instruction that is aligned to Connecticut’s Early Learning Development Standards (ELDS) and can be monitored through use of Connecticut’s Documentation and Observation for Teaching System (DOTS).

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    Dec 3

    8:30am

    SIM™ Helping Secondary Students Who Struggle with Reading: Accessing Content - Paraphrasing Strategy

    Are you working with struggling secondary students, particularly in the area of reading comprehension? Would you like to know more about research-based strategies to support the development of reading comprehension skills with both fiction and non-fiction skills? Perfect for inclusive classroom, resource rooms, and all Tiers of intervention groups. These strategies are designed to enable students to cope effectively with curricular demands and to teach them how to generalize their use of these skills in a variety of settings.

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    Dec 4

    8:30am

    Structured Literacy Series: Systematic Teaching of Basic Literacy Skills

    Participants will learn systematic, structured methods for teaching decoding, encoding, oral and written expression to students with learning disorders and specific language disabilities. Participants will have the opportunity to apply new skills in practice simulations and receive implementation coaching by experts. Participants will receive the books "Speech to Print: Language Essentials for Teachers" by Louisa Moats Ph.D. and "Multisensory Teaching of Basic Language Skills" by Beverly J. Wolf M.Ed. and Judith Birsh Ed.D. The series's curriculum is aligned with the International Dyslexia Association's Level 1 Dyslexia Specialist Standards.

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    Dec 5

    8:30am

    Assistive Technology for Students with Dyslexia

    Students with dyslexia require appropriate instructional accommodations that allow them to access and be successful in instruction in the general education curriculum. This workshop explores assistive technology options across a variety of platforms. Access link and instructions will be provided to registrants prior to the session.

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    Dec 5

    9:00am

    Language Arts Council Meeting

    CREC’s Language Arts Council provides Language Arts teachers in the CREC region monthly opportunities to share best practices and engage in new thinking about literacy instruction. Kindergarten to grade 12 Language Arts educators including teachers, literacy coaches, literacy coordinators, directors and department heads are encouraged to attend the bi-monthly meetings. Input from participants regarding topic selections will be encouraged in order to best meet the needs of the council membership.

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    Dec 5

    1:00pm

    Library Media Specialists Council Meeting

    CREC’s Library Media Specialists Council provides a unique opportunity for K-12 Library Media Specialists in the CREC region to come together to share best practices and engage in new thinking about digital literacy for the 21st century. Quarterly meetings will encourage input from participants regarding topics and speaker selections in order to best meet the needs of the council membership.

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    Dec 5

    8:30am

    Wilson Fundations Level K Workshop

    This full-day workshop provides the practice and guidance needed to effectively begin teaching the Fundations curriculum for this designated level.

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    Dec 6

    1:30pm

    ETS® ParaPro Assessment Testing

    CREC is now a testing site for the ETS® ParaPro Assessment. ETS developed the ParaPro Assessment as a way to satisfy the requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act, which requires that Para educators serving in an instruction capacity: 1) Have an associate of arts degree. 2) Have completed two years of college. 3) Have demonstrated, through an academic assessment, the knowledge and ability to assist in the instruction of reading, writing, and mathematics.

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    Dec 6

    8:30am

    Developing Tier 2 and Tier 3 Reading and Math Intervention Protocols

    Participants will understand the elements of an intervention and its process in order to develop Tier 2 and Tier 3 protocols. The interventions will be targeted, with a specific concept or skill that will be developed over the set amount of weeks (8-20 weeks).

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    Dec 6

    9:00am

    Raising Readers Parent Club Facilitator Training

    The Raising Readers Parent Club (RRPC) facilitator training is perfect for anyone working with parents of young children (birth to grade 3). Participants will be trained to lead clubs that encourage literacy and learning activities in the home.

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    Dec 7

    8:30am

    4th Annual CREC/CCSU Mindfulness Conference -

    CREC and CCSU are co-hosting their 4th Annual Mindfulness Conference on December 7, 2018 on the CCSU campus. The conference will focus on mindfulness, yoga, and self-care practices that support social and emotional learning for students PreK – higher education. This year's conference keynote speakers are Ali Smith, Atman Smith and Andres Gonzales, founding members of Holistic Life Foundation. HLF is Baltimore-based non-profit committed to nurturing the wellness of children and adults in under-served communities. The work of the Holistic Life Foundation has been featured in O (Oprah) Magazine, Mindful magazine, The LA Times, The Chicago Tribune, Yoga Journal, and on NBC Nightly News, CBS Morning News, PBS, and The Doctors, as well as a social media article on Upworthy and .Mic that went viral, about “turning detention into meditation”. HLF teaches their own unique blend of many styles of yoga, mindfulness, and other self-healing practices and serve over 10,000 youth per week in Baltimore City Public Schools alone.

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    Dec 7

    8:30am

    Basics of School Based Threat Assessment

    The Capitol Region Education Council will be bringing in Dr. Stephanie Leite for this workshop on the Basicsof School-Based Threat Assessment. Keep your students and your staff safe. The field of threat assessment is well researched, and relies on strong theoretical foundations to provide the safety your students need to reach their highest potentials. The practices you will learn in this training cut through fear and poor decisions to give you the tools you need to effectively develop and maintain a threat assessment protocol for your institution. The day is organized into a morning of threat assessment basics and an afternoon of more hands on and engaging exercises and discussion.

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    Dec 11

    8:30am

    Title III Consortium

    Effective Classroom / ESL Strategies For Teaching English Learners: Ways to get English Learners actively involved in your lessons.

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    Dec 12

    8:30am

    Implementation of Math Workshop in the Elementary Classroom

    This half day workshop offers an overview on how to begin math workshop in the elementary classroom. This workshop is an introduction to math workshop. Participants should have no prior training of math workshop and are looking for practical first steps to begin implementation. Participants will learn how to support content and differentiation to meet the needs of diverse learners using the workshop model. We will address different structures, routines and rituals, and connect to state standards in the workshop model.

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    Dec 12

    12:00pm

    Math Workshop Next Steps

    This half day workshop offers current teachers of Math Workshop in their elementary classroom (K-5) the opportunity to explore common areas of concerns during math workshop. We will explore organization, increasing the rigor of math stations, collecting artifacts, and math conferences.

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    Dec 13

    1:30pm

    ETS® ParaPro Assessment Testing

    CREC is now a testing site for the ETS® ParaPro Assessment. ETS developed the ParaPro Assessment as a way to satisfy the requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act, which requires that Para educators serving in an instruction capacity: 1) Have an associate of arts degree. 2) Have completed two years of college. 3) Have demonstrated, through an academic assessment, the knowledge and ability to assist in the instruction of reading, writing, and mathematics.

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    Dec 13

    1:00pm

    Social Studies Council Meeting

    CREC region social studies teachers and district coordinators are invited to attend bi-monthly council meetings to share best practices, engage in new thinking about social studies instruction, and proactively respond to the instructional shifts demanded by the Connecticut Elementary and Secondary Social Studies Frameworks, Connecticut Core Standards, the SAT and Smarter Balanced Assessments. In addition, input from participants regarding additional topic selections will be encouraged in order to best meet the needs of the council membership.

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    Dec 13

    4:00pm

    TEAM Module 5 for CREC Beginning Teachers

    Module 5 will introduce beginning CREC teachers to the Codeof Professional Responsibility for Educators, and it is designed to educate and raise awareness about the multitude of ethical and professional dilemmas that educators face today. As you participate in facilitated conversations at module 5, you will have the opportunity to:• Share multiple perspectives• Learn from other participants• Examine consequences of actions• Discuss strategies to assure more positive outcomesand to foster professional growth. Light refreshments will be provided. There is no cost for this workshop,and registration is required.

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    Dec 14

    1:00pm

    Math Council Meeting

    CREC’s Mathematics Council provides new thinking about mathematics instruction for K-12 math teachers, coaches, and district leaders in an open forum type setting. Agenda topics are determined by district participants in order to serve the group’s needs.

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    Dec 20

    1:30pm

    ETS® ParaPro Assessment Testing

    CREC is now a testing site for the ETS® ParaPro Assessment. ETS developed the ParaPro Assessment as a way to satisfy the requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act, which requires that Para educators serving in an instruction capacity: 1) Have an associate of arts degree. 2) Have completed two years of college. 3) Have demonstrated, through an academic assessment, the knowledge and ability to assist in the instruction of reading, writing, and mathematics.

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    Dec 27

    1:30pm

    ETS® ParaPro Assessment Testing

    CREC is now a testing site for the ETS® ParaPro Assessment. ETS developed the ParaPro Assessment as a way to satisfy the requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act, which requires that Para educators serving in an instruction capacity: 1) Have an associate of arts degree. 2) Have completed two years of college. 3) Have demonstrated, through an academic assessment, the knowledge and ability to assist in the instruction of reading, writing, and mathematics.

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    Jan 3

    1:30pm

    ETS® ParaPro Assessment Testing

    CREC is now a testing site for the ETS® ParaPro Assessment. ETS developed the ParaPro Assessment as a way to satisfy the requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act, which requires that Para educators serving in an instruction capacity: 1) Have an associate of arts degree. 2) Have completed two years of college. 3) Have demonstrated, through an academic assessment, the knowledge and ability to assist in the instruction of reading, writing, and mathematics.

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    Jan 9

    9:00am

    Yoga 4 Classrooms - January 2019

    Yoga 4 Classrooms is an evidence-based, low-cost, simple, effective and sustainable tool designed for classrooms, which facilitates students’ physical, mental, emotional and social personal growth. A classroom-appropriate mix of yoga-based motor breaks, brain boosting movements, breath exercises, visualizations, mindfulness activities, creative movement and community-building games will be shared. Teachers who implement Yoga 4 Classrooms(R) traditionally report that taking as little as 30 seconds to 5 minutes to practice these simple tools throughout the day helps their class community learn to self-regulate, leading to a more positive, peaceful, productive school day, not to mention happier, more resilient students. NO PRIOR YOGA EXPERIENCE OR YOGA MATS ARE REQUIRED! Please contact Emily Rosen at erosen@crec.org or 860-509-3610 for more information.

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    Jan 10

    1:30pm

    ETS® ParaPro Assessment Testing

    CREC is now a testing site for the ETS® ParaPro Assessment. ETS developed the ParaPro Assessment as a way to satisfy the requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act, which requires that Para educators serving in an instruction capacity: 1) Have an associate of arts degree. 2) Have completed two years of college. 3) Have demonstrated, through an academic assessment, the knowledge and ability to assist in the instruction of reading, writing, and mathematics.

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    Jan 10

    1:00pm

    CREC MTR Consortium

    CREC's Minority Teacher Consortium is a learning collective which will meet throughout the 2018-2019 school year. Discussions planned include, but not are not limited to: Affinity Groups, High School Recruitment, and the Recruitment Fair. Other topics will be determined based on participant interests.

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    Jan 10

    8:00am

    Curriculum Council Meeting - 1-10-2019

    Bi-monthly scheduled meeting of Directors of Curriculum, Assistant Superintendents and Instructional Leaders

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    Jan 10

    8:30am

    Early Childhood Council Meeting

    Early Childhood educators in CREC districts meet monthly to share best practices and engage in new thinking about instruction. Pre-K to grade 12. Early Childhood educators are encouraged to attend these monthly meetings. Topics and speaker lists are developed by the group.

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    Jan 10

    8:30am

    NGSS Curriculum Consortium H.S. Forensic Science Unit Writing

    CREC’s Next Generation Science Curriculum Consortium provides a forum for teachers throughout Connecticut to share in the creativity of developing three-dimensional NGSS-aligned curricula anchored in phenomena. During the initial course specific meeting, participants will be trained to develop story-lined curricula. The remaining consortium meeting dates will be facilitated curriculum and lesson development time. Any curricular documents generated will be reviewed, assessed using the EQuIP rubric, and edited prior to posting for classroom/district use. This forensics course has a chemistry focus and is an alternative to the NGSS Chemistry course offered for Track 1 in CREC’s NGSS Curriculum Consortium. The participant’s district will be granted an access code to all of the grade specific curricular documents generated in the consortium. Up to 10 NGSS-aligned units will be developed for each of the grade-levels and shared. Science curricula will be integrated by the performance expectations set forth by the NGSS. PARTICIPANTS MUST ATTEND ALL DAYS OF THEIR CONSORTIUM SERIES.

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    Jan 10

    8:30am

    NGSS Curriculum Consortium H.S. Physics Unit Writing

    CREC’s Next Generation Science Curriculum Consortium provides a forum for teachers throughout Connecticut to share in the creativity of developing three-dimensional NGSS-aligned curricula anchored in phenomena. During the initial course specific meeting, participants will be trained to develop story-lined curricula. The remaining consortium meeting dates will be facilitated curriculum and lesson development time. Any curricular documents generated will be reviewed, assessed using the EQuIP rubric, and edited prior to posting for classroom/district use. The participant’s district will be granted an access code to all of the grade specific curricular documents generated in the consortium. Up to 10 NGSS-aligned units will be developed for each of the grade-levels and shared. Science curricula will be integrated by the performance expectations set forth by the NGSS. PARTICIPANTS MUST ATTEND ALL DAYS OF THEIR CONSORTIUM SERIES.

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    Jan 11

    8:30am

    CREC Coaches Council

    Instructional Coaches in the CREC region are invited to attend bi-monthly council meetings to share best practices and engage in new thinking about coaching. Topics will be determined based on participant interests.

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    Jan 17

    2:00pm

    ETS® ParaPro Assessment Testing

    CREC is now a testing site for the ETS® ParaPro Assessment. ETS developed the ParaPro Assessment as a way to satisfy the requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act, which requires that Para educators serving in an instruction capacity: 1) Have an associate of arts degree. 2) Have completed two years of college. 3) Have demonstrated, through an academic assessment, the knowledge and ability to assist in the instruction of reading, writing, and mathematics.

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    Jan 18

    1:00pm

    Science Council Meeting

    CREC region science teachers and district coordinators are invited to attend monthly council meetings to share best practices, engage in new thinking about science education, and continue to proactively respond to the demands of the Next Generation Science Standards,Connecticut Core Standards, and CAPT Science. In addition, input from participants regarding additional topic selections will be encouraged in order to best meet the needs of the council membership.

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    Jan 24

    2:00pm

    ETS® ParaPro Assessment Testing

    CREC is now a testing site for the ETS® ParaPro Assessment. ETS developed the ParaPro Assessment as a way to satisfy the requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act, which requires that Para educators serving in an instruction capacity: 1) Have an associate of arts degree. 2) Have completed two years of college. 3) Have demonstrated, through an academic assessment, the knowledge and ability to assist in the instruction of reading, writing, and mathematics.

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    Jan 24

    11:00am

    ETS® ParaPro Assessment Testing

    CREC is now a testing site for the ETS® ParaPro Assessment. ETS developed the ParaPro Assessment as a way to satisfy the requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act, which requires that Para educators serving in an instruction capacity: 1) Have an associate of arts degree. 2) Have completed two years of college. 3) Have demonstrated, through an academic assessment, the knowledge and ability to assist in the instruction of reading, writing, and mathematics.

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    Jan 28

    8:30am

    Mindfulness Council: Topic TBD

    This FREE forum, open to anyone interested in integrating mindfulness and yoga into their work with youth, will provide an opportunity to share best practices, activities, expertise and valuable resources. Each session will feature a presentation on a specific topic relevant to integrating mindfulness and/or yoga, and will include time for personal practice support and self-care. Whether you work in a school, a behavioral health or medical setting, or are a parent looking to incorporate mindfulness at home, come join us as we create an open forum for learning and growth. Participant involvement and feedback is essential to the Council’s success.

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    Jan 29

    8:30am

    Multi-Tiered Systems of Support and Social and Emotional Learning

    Social and emotional learning provides the structure and process for students to develop skills in understanding and managing emotions, setting goals, showing empathy, maintaining positive relationships, and making responsible decisions. Additionally, it will address the executive functioning skills needed to access learning.

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    Jan 31

    10:00am

    ETS® ParaPro Assessment Testing

    CREC is now a testing site for the ETS® ParaPro Assessment. ETS developed the ParaPro Assessment as a way to satisfy the requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act, which requires that Para educators serving in an instruction capacity: 1) Have an associate of arts degree. 2) Have completed two years of college. 3) Have demonstrated, through an academic assessment, the knowledge and ability to assist in the instruction of reading, writing, and mathematics.

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    Feb 5

    8:30am

    NGSS Curriculum Consortium-Assessment Development - Grade 4

    Assessment of the three dimensions of the Next Generation Science Standards is a critical component of implementation. As a part of the consortium's work, we will be offering assessment development sessions. These sessions will help districts develop a process of assessment to measure student progress towards the NGSS performance expectations. While the current units contain activities and summative work related to anchor phenomenon, data collection relative to each performance expectation is not present. This cohort of participants will develop an assessment process, including formative and summative components, to assess student achievement in relation to the three dimensions of the NGSS. Participation in these development sessions is $300 per person; THE SAME PERSON MUST ATTEND BOTH DATES.

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    Feb 5

    8:30am

    The Blueprint: LRE/Inclusive Practices for Students with Significant Learning Disabilities

    Participants will learn about various curriculum frameworks that can be readily used when developing challenging and appropriate instruction for students with significant disabilities.

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    Feb 6

    9:00am

    Language Arts Council Meeting

    CREC’s Language Arts Council provides Language Arts teachers in the CREC region monthly opportunities to share best practices and engage in new thinking about literacy instruction. Kindergarten to grade 12 Language Arts educators including teachers, literacy coaches, literacy coordinators, directors and department heads are encouraged to attend the bi-monthly meetings. Input from participants regarding topic selections will be encouraged in order to best meet the needs of the council membership.

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    Feb 6

    1:00pm

    Library Media Specialists Council Meeting

    CREC’s Library Media Specialists Council provides a unique opportunity for K-12 Library Media Specialists in the CREC region to come together to share best practices and engage in new thinking about digital literacy for the 21st century. Quarterly meetings will encourage input from participants regarding topics and speaker selections in order to best meet the needs of the council membership.

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    Feb 7

    10:00am

    ETS® ParaPro Assessment Testing

    CREC is now a testing site for the ETS® ParaPro Assessment. ETS developed the ParaPro Assessment as a way to satisfy the requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act, which requires that Para educators serving in an instruction capacity: 1) Have an associate of arts degree. 2) Have completed two years of college. 3) Have demonstrated, through an academic assessment, the knowledge and ability to assist in the instruction of reading, writing, and mathematics.

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    Feb 8

    1:00pm

    Math Council Meeting

    CREC’s Mathematics Council provides new thinking about mathematics instruction for K-12 math teachers, coaches, and district leaders in an open forum type setting. Agenda topics are determined by district participants in order to serve the group’s needs.

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    Feb 11

    8:30am

    NGSS Curriculum Consortium-Assessment Development - Grade 5

    Assessment of the three dimensions of the Next Generation Science Standards is a critical component of implementation. As a part of the consortium's work, we will be offering assessment development sessions. These sessions will help districts develop a process of assessment to measure student progress towards the NGSS performance expectations. While the current units contain activities and summative work related to anchor phenomenon, data collection relative to each performance expectation is not present. This cohort of participants will develop an assessment process, including formative and summative components, to assess student achievement in relation to the three dimensions of the NGSS. Participation in these development sessions is $300 per person; THE SAME PERSON MUST ATTEND BOTH DATES.

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    Feb 12

    4:30pm

    AARC Open House Informational Session

    Advanced Alternate Route to Certification Program for Special Education is an advanced program for certified teachers to earn a cross endorsement in Comprehensive Special Education (165). To qualify you must be a certified teacher in an approved area (e.g. elementary education, mathematics); have three years teaching experience (substitute experience will be considered); and have a desire to work with students with disabilities. Applications accepted November 1, 2018 through April 1, 2019.

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    Feb 14

    10:00am

    ETS® ParaPro Assessment Testing

    CREC is now a testing site for the ETS® ParaPro Assessment. ETS developed the ParaPro Assessment as a way to satisfy the requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act, which requires that Para educators serving in an instruction capacity: 1) Have an associate of arts degree. 2) Have completed two years of college. 3) Have demonstrated, through an academic assessment, the knowledge and ability to assist in the instruction of reading, writing, and mathematics.

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    Feb 14

    12:00pm

    Early Childhood Council Meeting

    Early Childhood educators in CREC districts meet monthly to share best practices and engage in new thinking about instruction. Pre-K to grade 12. Early Childhood educators are encouraged to attend these monthly meetings. Topics and speaker lists are developed by the group.

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    Feb 14

    1:00pm

    Social Studies Council Meeting

    CREC region social studies teachers and district coordinators are invited to attend bi-monthly council meetings to share best practices, engage in new thinking about social studies instruction, and proactively respond to the instructional shifts demanded by the Connecticut Elementary and Secondary Social Studies Frameworks, Connecticut Core Standards, the SAT and Smarter Balanced Assessments. In addition, input from participants regarding additional topic selections will be encouraged in order to best meet the needs of the council membership.

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    Feb 21

    10:00am

    ETS® ParaPro Assessment Testing

    CREC is now a testing site for the ETS® ParaPro Assessment. ETS developed the ParaPro Assessment as a way to satisfy the requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act, which requires that Para educators serving in an instruction capacity: 1) Have an associate of arts degree. 2) Have completed two years of college. 3) Have demonstrated, through an academic assessment, the knowledge and ability to assist in the instruction of reading, writing, and mathematics.

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    Feb 25

    8:30am

    NGSS Curriculum Consortium-Assessment Development - Grade 7

    Assessment of the three dimensions of the Next Generation Science Standards is a critical component of implementation. As a part of the consortium's work, we will be offering assessment development sessions. These sessions will help districts develop a process of assessment to measure student progress towards the NGSS performance expectations. While the current units contain activities and summative work related to anchor phenomenon, data collection relative to each performance expectation is not present. This cohort of participants will develop an assessment process, including formative and summative components, to assess student achievement in relation to the three dimensions of the NGSS. Participation in these development sessions is $300 per person; THE SAME PERSON MUST ATTEND BOTH DATES.

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    Feb 26

    9:00am

    Assessment of Afterschool Program Practices Tool (APT) for 21st CCLC Programs

    The Assessment of Afterschool Program Practices Tool (APT) was developed by the National Institute on Out-of-School Time (NIOST) with 21st Century Community Learning Centers in mind! The APT provides a way for after schools staff to access the quality of their services and use data to make program improvements. Quality after schools programs produce positive outcomes in youth!

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    Feb 28

    10:00am

    ETS® ParaPro Assessment Testing

    CREC is now a testing site for the ETS® ParaPro Assessment. ETS developed the ParaPro Assessment as a way to satisfy the requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act, which requires that Para educators serving in an instruction capacity: 1) Have an associate of arts degree. 2) Have completed two years of college. 3) Have demonstrated, through an academic assessment, the knowledge and ability to assist in the instruction of reading, writing, and mathematics.

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    Feb 28

    4:30pm

    TEAM Module 5 for CREC Beginning Teachers

    Module 5 will introduce beginning CREC teachers to the Codeof Professional Responsibility for Educators, and it is designed to educate and raise awareness about the multitude of ethical and professional dilemmas that educators face today. As you participate in facilitated conversations at module 5, you will have the opportunity to:• Share multiple perspectives• Learn from other participants• Examine consequences of actions• Discuss strategies to assure more positive outcomesand to foster professional growth. Light refreshments will be provided. There is no cost for this workshop,and registration is required.

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    Mar 1

    8:30am

    NGSS Curriculum Consortium-Assessment Development - Grade 8

    Assessment of the three dimensions of the Next Generation Science Standards is a critical component of implementation. As a part of the consortium's work, we will be offering assessment development sessions. These sessions will help districts develop a process of assessment to measure student progress towards the NGSS performance expectations. While the current units contain activities and summative work related to anchor phenomenon, data collection relative to each performance expectation is not present. This cohort of participants will develop an assessment process, including formative and summative components, to assess student achievement in relation to the three dimensions of the NGSS. Participation in these development sessions is $300 per person; THE SAME PERSON MUST ATTEND BOTH DATES.

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    Mar 7

    2:00pm

    ETS® ParaPro Assessment Testing

    CREC is now a testing site for the ETS® ParaPro Assessment. ETS developed the ParaPro Assessment as a way to satisfy the requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act, which requires that Para educators serving in an instruction capacity: 1) Have an associate of arts degree. 2) Have completed two years of college. 3) Have demonstrated, through an academic assessment, the knowledge and ability to assist in the instruction of reading, writing, and mathematics.

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    Mar 11

    8:30am

    NGSS Curriculum Consortium-Assessment Development - Grade 10

    Assessment of the three dimensions of the Next Generation Science Standards is a critical component of implementation. As a part of the consortium's work, we will be offering assessment development sessions. These sessions will help districts develop a process of assessment to measure student progress towards the NGSS performance expectations. While the current units contain activities and summative work related to anchor phenomenon, data collection relative to each performance expectation is not present. This cohort of participants will develop an assessment process, including formative and summative components, to assess student achievement in relation to the three dimensions of the NGSS. Participation in these development sessions is $300 per person; THE SAME PERSON MUST ATTEND BOTH DATES.

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    Mar 12

    9:00am

    PBIS New School Information Session

    PBIS provides an organizational approach or framework for improving the social behavior climate of the schools and supporting the impact of academic instruction on achievement and increasing proactive management.

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    Mar 12

    8:30am

    Title III Consortium

    Effective Classroom / ESL Strategies For Teaching English Learners: Ways to get English Learners actively involved in your lessons.

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    Mar 14

    2:00pm

    ETS® ParaPro Assessment Testing

    CREC is now a testing site for the ETS® ParaPro Assessment. ETS developed the ParaPro Assessment as a way to satisfy the requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act, which requires that Para educators serving in an instruction capacity: 1) Have an associate of arts degree. 2) Have completed two years of college. 3) Have demonstrated, through an academic assessment, the knowledge and ability to assist in the instruction of reading, writing, and mathematics.

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    Mar 14

    8:30am

    Multi-Tiered Systems of Support and Restorative Practices

    This workshop will describe the rationale for Restorative Practices in schools, identify and demonstrate a continuum of restorative practices and discuss a restorative approach as an alternative to traditional discipline practices.

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    Mar 15

    8:30am

    CREC Coaches Council

    Instructional Coaches in the CREC region are invited to attend bi-monthly council meetings to share best practices and engage in new thinking about coaching. Topics will be determined based on participant interests.

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    Mar 15

    1:00pm

    Science Council Meeting

    CREC region science teachers and district coordinators are invited to attend monthly council meetings to share best practices, engage in new thinking about science education, and continue to proactively respond to the demands of the Next Generation Science Standards,Connecticut Core Standards, and CAPT Science. In addition, input from participants regarding additional topic selections will be encouraged in order to best meet the needs of the council membership.

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    Mar 18

    8:30am

    Mindfulness Council: Topic TBD

    This FREE forum, open to anyone interested in integrating mindfulness and yoga into their work with youth, will provide an opportunity to share best practices, activities, expertise and valuable resources. Each session will feature a presentation on a specific topic relevant to integrating mindfulness and/or yoga, and will include time for personal practice support and self-care. Whether you work in a school, a behavioral health or medical setting, or are a parent looking to incorporate mindfulness at home, come join us as we create an open forum for learning and growth. Participant involvement and feedback is essential to the Council’s success.

    REGISTER

    Mar 21

    10:00am

    ETS® ParaPro Assessment Testing

    CREC is now a testing site for the ETS® ParaPro Assessment. ETS developed the ParaPro Assessment as a way to satisfy the requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act, which requires that Para educators serving in an instruction capacity: 1) Have an associate of arts degree. 2) Have completed two years of college. 3) Have demonstrated, through an academic assessment, the knowledge and ability to assist in the instruction of reading, writing, and mathematics.

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    Mar 21

    1:00pm

    CREC MTR Consortium

    CREC's Minority Teacher Consortium is a learning collective which will meet throughout the 2018-2019 school year. Discussions planned include, but not are not limited to: Affinity Groups, High School Recruitment, and the Recruitment Fair. Other topics will be determined based on participant interests.

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    Mar 21

    8:00am

    Curriculum Council Meeting - 3-21-2019

    Bi-monthly scheduled meeting of Directors of Curriculum, Assistant Superintendents and Instructional Leaders

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    Mar 21

    8:30am

    Early Childhood Council Meeting

    Early Childhood educators in CREC districts meet monthly to share best practices and engage in new thinking about instruction. Pre-K to grade 12. Early Childhood educators are encouraged to attend these monthly meetings. Topics and speaker lists are developed by the group.

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    Mar 25

    8:30am

    NGSS Curriculum Consortium-Assessment Development - Grade 11

    Assessment of the three dimensions of the Next Generation Science Standards is a critical component of implementation. As a part of the consortium's work, we will be offering assessment development sessions. These sessions will help districts develop a process of assessment to measure student progress towards the NGSS performance expectations. While the current units contain activities and summative work related to anchor phenomenon, data collection relative to each performance expectation is not present. This cohort of participants will develop an assessment process, including formative and summative components, to assess student achievement in relation to the three dimensions of the NGSS. Participation in these development sessions is $300 per person; THE SAME PERSON MUST ATTEND BOTH DATES.

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    Mar 26

    8:30am

    Executive Function Skills

    Executive function and self-regulation skills are the mental processes that enable us to plan, focus attention, remember instructions, and juggle multiple tasks successfully. The brain needs this skill set to filter distractions, prioritize tasks, set and achieve goals, and control impulses. These skills are crucial for learning and development. This workshop will describe each executive function and its connection to learning.

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    Mar 28

    10:00pm

    ETS® ParaPro Assessment Testing

    CREC is now a testing site for the ETS® ParaPro Assessment. ETS developed the ParaPro Assessment as a way to satisfy the requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act, which requires that Para educators serving in an instruction capacity: 1) Have an associate of arts degree. 2) Have completed two years of college. 3) Have demonstrated, through an academic assessment, the knowledge and ability to assist in the instruction of reading, writing, and mathematics.

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    Apr 3

    9:00am

    Language Arts Council Meeting

    CREC’s Language Arts Council provides Language Arts teachers in the CREC region monthly opportunities to share best practices and engage in new thinking about literacy instruction. Kindergarten to grade 12 Language Arts educators including teachers, literacy coaches, literacy coordinators, directors and department heads are encouraged to attend the bi-monthly meetings. Input from participants regarding topic selections will be encouraged in order to best meet the needs of the council membership.

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    Apr 3

    1:00pm

    Library Media Specialists Council Meeting

    CREC’s Library Media Specialists Council provides a unique opportunity for K-12 Library Media Specialists in the CREC region to come together to share best practices and engage in new thinking about digital literacy for the 21st century. Quarterly meetings will encourage input from participants regarding topics and speaker selections in order to best meet the needs of the council membership.

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    Apr 4

    10:00am

    ETS® ParaPro Assessment Testing

    CREC is now a testing site for the ETS® ParaPro Assessment. ETS developed the ParaPro Assessment as a way to satisfy the requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act, which requires that Para educators serving in an instruction capacity: 1) Have an associate of arts degree. 2) Have completed two years of college. 3) Have demonstrated, through an academic assessment, the knowledge and ability to assist in the instruction of reading, writing, and mathematics.

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    Apr 5

    8:30am

    The Coaching and Self Reflection Tool for Competency in Teaching English Learners

    To best serve the increasing number of English Learners in our classrooms, educators need strategies and tools to help them reflect on their practice. In this workshop, participants will learn to use the resource, "The Coaching and Self-Reflection Tool for Competency in Teaching English Learners" in professional coaching conversations, in self-reflection on BEST Practices for English Learners, and for reflection and discussion for ANY teacher of English Learners.

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    Apr 9

    8:30am

    360 Degree Learning: An Engaging Approach to Addressing the Summer Slide

    Learning should not cease when summer starts. In this one-day session, educators will develop an innovative plan for summer learning that is engaging and exciting - and that students actually want to do. In a collaborative learning environment, participants will explore summer success stories, and learn how to use tools and resources to create their own unique plan for summer learning.

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    Apr 11

    10:00am

    ETS® ParaPro Assessment Testing

    CREC is now a testing site for the ETS® ParaPro Assessment. ETS developed the ParaPro Assessment as a way to satisfy the requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act, which requires that Para educators serving in an instruction capacity: 1) Have an associate of arts degree. 2) Have completed two years of college. 3) Have demonstrated, through an academic assessment, the knowledge and ability to assist in the instruction of reading, writing, and mathematics.

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    Apr 18

    10:00am

    ETS® ParaPro Assessment Testing

    CREC is now a testing site for the ETS® ParaPro Assessment. ETS developed the ParaPro Assessment as a way to satisfy the requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act, which requires that Para educators serving in an instruction capacity: 1) Have an associate of arts degree. 2) Have completed two years of college. 3) Have demonstrated, through an academic assessment, the knowledge and ability to assist in the instruction of reading, writing, and mathematics.

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    Apr 18

    1:00pm

    Social Studies Council Meeting

    CREC region social studies teachers and district coordinators are invited to attend bi-monthly council meetings to share best practices, engage in new thinking about social studies instruction, and proactively respond to the instructional shifts demanded by the Connecticut Elementary and Secondary Social Studies Frameworks, Connecticut Core Standards, the SAT and Smarter Balanced Assessments. In addition, input from participants regarding additional topic selections will be encouraged in order to best meet the needs of the council membership.

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    Apr 25

    10:00pm

    ETS® ParaPro Assessment Testing

    CREC is now a testing site for the ETS® ParaPro Assessment. ETS developed the ParaPro Assessment as a way to satisfy the requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act, which requires that Para educators serving in an instruction capacity: 1) Have an associate of arts degree. 2) Have completed two years of college. 3) Have demonstrated, through an academic assessment, the knowledge and ability to assist in the instruction of reading, writing, and mathematics.

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    Apr 25

    12:00pm

    Early Childhood Council Meeting

    Early Childhood educators in CREC districts meet monthly to share best practices and engage in new thinking about instruction. Pre-K to grade 12. Early Childhood educators are encouraged to attend these monthly meetings. Topics and speaker lists are developed by the group.

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    May 2

    10:00am

    ETS® ParaPro Assessment Testing

    CREC is now a testing site for the ETS® ParaPro Assessment. ETS developed the ParaPro Assessment as a way to satisfy the requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act, which requires that Para educators serving in an instruction capacity: 1) Have an associate of arts degree. 2) Have completed two years of college. 3) Have demonstrated, through an academic assessment, the knowledge and ability to assist in the instruction of reading, writing, and mathematics.

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    May 3

    1:00pm

    Science Council Meeting

    CREC region science teachers and district coordinators are invited to attend monthly council meetings to share best practices, engage in new thinking about science education, and continue to proactively respond to the demands of the Next Generation Science Standards,Connecticut Core Standards, and CAPT Science. In addition, input from participants regarding additional topic selections will be encouraged in order to best meet the needs of the council membership.

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    May 6

    8:30am

    Facilitating Futures Planning

    Futures planning is a collaborative approach that helps staff, parents, and students to develop a long range plan that will guide the IEP.

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    May 8

    8:30am

    Multi-Tiered Systems of Support and Social and Emotional Learning

    Social and emotional learning provides the structure and process for students to develop skills in understanding and managing emotions, setting goals, showing empathy, maintaining positive relationships and making responsible decisions.

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    May 9

    10:00pm

    ETS® ParaPro Assessment Testing

    CREC is now a testing site for the ETS® ParaPro Assessment. ETS developed the ParaPro Assessment as a way to satisfy the requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act, which requires that Para educators serving in an instruction capacity: 1) Have an associate of arts degree. 2) Have completed two years of college. 3) Have demonstrated, through an academic assessment, the knowledge and ability to assist in the instruction of reading, writing, and mathematics.

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    May 9

    8:00am

    Curriculum Council Meeting - 5-9-2019

    Bi-monthly scheduled meeting of Directors of Curriculum, Assistant Superintendents and Instructional Leaders

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    May 14

    8:30am

    Title III Consortium

    Effective Classroom / ESL Strategies For Teaching English Learners: Ways to get English Learners actively involved in your lessons.

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    May 15

    9:00am

    Special Topics for Master Coaches

    This institute is for experienced instructional coaches, at all levels of schooling, who have either attended Instructional Coaching training or have at least 4-5 years coaching experience. The workshop is for experienced instructional coaches, coaching specialists, coordinators, and/or department leaders working to advance their coaching knowledge, technique, and strategies. Participants will develop a deeper understanding of various coaching frameworks, theory, research, current perspectives and practices and explore the unique perspective of “coaching mindset.”

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    May 16

    10:00am

    ETS® ParaPro Assessment Testing

    CREC is now a testing site for the ETS® ParaPro Assessment. ETS developed the ParaPro Assessment as a way to satisfy the requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act, which requires that Para educators serving in an instruction capacity: 1) Have an associate of arts degree. 2) Have completed two years of college. 3) Have demonstrated, through an academic assessment, the knowledge and ability to assist in the instruction of reading, writing, and mathematics.

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    May 16

    8:30am

    Early Childhood Council Meeting

    Early Childhood educators in CREC districts meet monthly to share best practices and engage in new thinking about instruction. Pre-K to grade 12. Early Childhood educators are encouraged to attend these monthly meetings. Topics and speaker lists are developed by the group.

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    May 17

    8:30am

    CREC Coaches Council

    Instructional Coaches in the CREC region are invited to attend bi-monthly council meetings to share best practices and engage in new thinking about coaching. Topics will be determined based on participant interests.

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    May 22

    8:30am

    Instructional Coaching Institute

    The Instructional Coaching Institute is for current and aspiring instructional coaches at all grade levels, who are interesed in attending formal training. This 2-day workshop will provide participants with an understanding of various coaching frameworks, theory, research, and current perspectives and practices. Among the topics that will be covered over the course of the two days are working with adult learners, building networks for change, providing feedback, student-centered coaching, assessing student work, promoting teacher reflection, having better conversations, and using videotape for professional growth.

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    May 23

    10:00am

    ETS® ParaPro Assessment Testing

    CREC is now a testing site for the ETS® ParaPro Assessment. ETS developed the ParaPro Assessment as a way to satisfy the requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act, which requires that Para educators serving in an instruction capacity: 1) Have an associate of arts degree. 2) Have completed two years of college. 3) Have demonstrated, through an academic assessment, the knowledge and ability to assist in the instruction of reading, writing, and mathematics.

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    May 24

    1:00pm

    Math Council Meeting

    CREC’s Mathematics Council provides new thinking about mathematics instruction for K-12 math teachers, coaches, and district leaders in an open forum type setting. Agenda topics are determined by district participants in order to serve the group’s needs.

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    May 30

    10:00pm

    ETS® ParaPro Assessment Testing

    CREC is now a testing site for the ETS® ParaPro Assessment. ETS developed the ParaPro Assessment as a way to satisfy the requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act, which requires that Para educators serving in an instruction capacity: 1) Have an associate of arts degree. 2) Have completed two years of college. 3) Have demonstrated, through an academic assessment, the knowledge and ability to assist in the instruction of reading, writing, and mathematics.

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    Jun 6

    10:00am

    ETS® ParaPro Assessment Testing

    CREC is now a testing site for the ETS® ParaPro Assessment. ETS developed the ParaPro Assessment as a way to satisfy the requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act, which requires that Para educators serving in an instruction capacity: 1) Have an associate of arts degree. 2) Have completed two years of college. 3) Have demonstrated, through an academic assessment, the knowledge and ability to assist in the instruction of reading, writing, and mathematics.

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    Jun 13

    10:00am

    ETS® ParaPro Assessment Testing

    CREC is now a testing site for the ETS® ParaPro Assessment. ETS developed the ParaPro Assessment as a way to satisfy the requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act, which requires that Para educators serving in an instruction capacity: 1) Have an associate of arts degree. 2) Have completed two years of college. 3) Have demonstrated, through an academic assessment, the knowledge and ability to assist in the instruction of reading, writing, and mathematics.

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    Jun 20

    10:00am

    ETS® ParaPro Assessment Testing

    CREC is now a testing site for the ETS® ParaPro Assessment. ETS developed the ParaPro Assessment as a way to satisfy the requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act, which requires that Para educators serving in an instruction capacity: 1) Have an associate of arts degree. 2) Have completed two years of college. 3) Have demonstrated, through an academic assessment, the knowledge and ability to assist in the instruction of reading, writing, and mathematics.

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    Jun 27

    10:00am

    ETS® ParaPro Assessment Testing

    CREC is now a testing site for the ETS® ParaPro Assessment. ETS developed the ParaPro Assessment as a way to satisfy the requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act, which requires that Para educators serving in an instruction capacity: 1) Have an associate of arts degree. 2) Have completed two years of college. 3) Have demonstrated, through an academic assessment, the knowledge and ability to assist in the instruction of reading, writing, and mathematics.

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