Start typing a topic or an audience to see what we offer

Events and Workshops

Click here to Search Events

Jul 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.

REGISTER

Aug 2

12:00pm

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.

REGISTER

Aug 2

9:00am

Using Smarter Balanced Interim Assessments to Inform Instruction

In addition to summative assessments in ELA and Math for grades 3-8, the Smarter Balanced Assessment System has interim assessments designed to support teaching and learning throughout the year. In this workshop, educators will learn how to navigate the new AIR Ways reporting tool to view student responses to test items, generate item-level data, and inform collaborative, data driven conversations among teachers. Participants will use the reporting platform to analyze student performance and will follow Data Wise framework for collaborative-inquiry as they practice strategies for using assessment results to improve teaching and learning in their settings.

REGISTER

Aug 8

9:00am

Blended Learning in Plain English

Learning how to incorporate technology into instruction is a critical skill for educators to have. With such a wide variety of options available today, this is often a very overwhelming task.This workshop series will focus on the infusion of technology to enhance the effectiveness of instruction and content, using easy to understand methods.NOTE: Please bring your own device (Laptop, Chromebook) / Lunch will be provided.

REGISTER

Aug 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.

REGISTER

Aug 10

9:00am

Creating Object Reports in PowerSchool Using VisualPST

Come and explore expanded reporting options using PowerSchool’s Object Reports. VisualPST is a visual editor for creating object reports that greatly simplifies the process of building reports. In this workshop we will look at how to layout a report and how to insert data tags in order to pull the data needed. There will be time available to work on reports for your school.

REGISTER

Aug 14

9:00am

Social Emotional Learning through Yoga and Mindfulness

The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) identifies self-awareness and self-management as two important competencies on the Social and Emotional Learning “wheel”. But how can we teach these important skills? Mindfulness - awareness of the present moment with acceptance -and yoga – mindful movement - can help students become aware of and understand their emotions, thoughts, and bodily sensations. This can have a positive impact on behavior, stress levels, relationships and the ability to focus and concentrate.

In this workshop participants will:

  • Discuss how integrating yoga and mindfulness aligns with CASEL’s Social and Emotional Learning competencies
  • Review case studies and research supporting this work
  • Learn basic yoga and mindfulness techniques appropriate for a school/classroom environment
  • REGISTER

    Aug 14

    9:00am

    Effective English Learner Support: Strengthening the Role of Bilingual Tutors, Paraprofessionals, and Other Support Staff in the Classroom

    This workshop offers a framework for exploring and clarifying the role of the bilingual tutor, paraprofessional, and other support staff working directly with English Learners in the classroom. The workshop will provide participants with an overview of the formal stages of second language acquisition, how to provide intensive support for students in all stages of English Language learning and how to assist students in mainstream classes. Additionally, this workshop will provide participants with multiple examples of practical approaches, highly effective learning strategies and a "toolkit" of essential implementation "tools" to take away at the end of the workshop.

    REGISTER

    Aug 14

    9:00am

    Launching the Writing Workshop Bootcamp K-2

    This is a fast paced overview of the different components in writing workshop. This workshop will provide strategies and ways to start a writing workshop at the beginning of the school year. Participants can expect to explore components of writing workshop, mini lesson structures, genres and units of study, and assessment.

    REGISTER

    Aug 14

    9:00am

    Unconscious Bias: We Have to Talk About It

    Learn about the hidden biases that all humans carry and examine the implications for our students. Reflect on a number of strategies designed to help educators understand that as we become aware of our unconscious biases, we can better align our behavior with our intentions for justice and equity.

    REGISTER

    Aug 15

    9:00am

    Balanced Literacy in the Elementary Classroom

    This one day workshop offers an overview and introduction on the different components of balanced literacy in the K-5 classroom. Participants will learn how to support content and differentiation to meet the needs of diverse learners using the balanced literacy approach. We will address various components, different structures, routines and rituals, collecting data and connect to state standards.

    REGISTER

    Aug 15

    9:00am

    Best Practices to Promote SAT Success in the Humanities Classroom

    The College Board states that, “The redesigned SAT asks students to apply their reading, writing, language, and math knowledge and skills to answer questions in a range of contexts.” Additionally, “the goal (of the new SAT) is to inspire a close reading of these rich, meaningful, often profound texts.” This opportunity will provide teachers with an overview of the shifts in the new SAT, a review of close reading strategies and other best practices to support students in preparing for this test. Through this professional learning opportunity, teachers will work together to identify instructional strategies and develop test items that align to their content area curriculum while still addressing the skills needed to answer these redesigned test questions.

    REGISTER

    Aug 16

    9:00am

    Yoga 4 Classrooms

    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.

    REGISTER

    Aug 16

    9:00am

    Critical Literacy in the Elementary Classroom

    The texts students read and the narratives students construct have a profound impact on how they define themselves and how they understand the world around them. In this interactive, one-day workshop, participants will explore how to effectively implement critical literacy at the elementary level. Participants will engage in analyzing texts to uncover underlying messages of power, privilege, and inequity. Participants will learn how to support students to identify texts that resonate with who they are. In addition, participants will examine multiple means of responding to literature that affirm the knowledge and experiences students bring to the classroom.

    REGISTER

    Aug 16

    9:00am

    Getting Started with Project Based Learning

    Project-based learning puts students at the center of instruction. This teaching method asks students to work together to investigate and engage in inquiry when responding to an authentic situation or driving question. During this two-day workshop, participants will understand and be exposed to different project-based models. In addition, they will learn about and consider the key features of a project-based classroom. Participants will explore the connection between project-based learning and inquiry-based and student-centered instruction. Ultimately, they will develop a project idea to take back to their schools and classrooms.

    REGISTER

    Aug 16

    9:00am

    Launching the Reading Workshop Bootcamp K-2

    This is a fast paced overview of the different components in reading workshop. This workshop will provide strategies and ways to start a reading workshop at the beginning of the school year. Participants can expect to explore components of reading workshop, mini lesson structures, genres and units of study, and assessment.

    REGISTER

    Aug 17

    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.

    REGISTER

    Aug 17

    9:00am

    Importing and Exporting Data in PowerSchool

    Come and spend a morning sharpening up your data management skills. Learn about the importing and exporting functions in PowerSchool and how to use them to quickly retrieve data. We will also look at how to update large numbers of records more easily. Discover how to work with your data using Direct Database Export to gather the information you and your school needs to make informed decisions.

    REGISTER

    Aug 17

    9:00am

    Grade 9 NGSS Curriculum Launch

    Ninth Grade Teachers and Curriculum Coaches who have purchased access to CREC’s 9th Grade Science curriculum are encouraged to attend this one day curriculum launch session. Participants will be introduced to the unit phenomena and story-lines. Pedagogical shifts associated with the curricular units will be a main focus of the day.

    REGISTER

    Aug 21

    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.

    REGISTER

    Aug 21

    8:30am

    Summer Institute: Structured Language Series: Level One Dyslexia Specialist Certificate Four-Day Workshop

    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.

    REGISTER

    Aug 21

    9:00am

    K-8 Math: What Am I Supposed to Teach?

    Participants will build their understanding of the key shifts in the CCS-M by examining the coherence and progressions intended by the authors. Everyone will leave with a clearer understanding of what their students need to understand in their grade, and how that fits into the bigger picture of the K-8 continuum. Our instructional activities will be easy to replicate in your classroom right away.

    REGISTER

    Aug 21

    9:00am

    Launching the Writing Workshop Bootcamp (Grades 3-5)

    A fast paced overview of the writing workshop components in a (3-5) classroom. The one day event will support participants, with the nuts and bolts to get writing up and running. Participants can expect to explore components of writing workshop, mini-lesson structures, genre/units of study and assessment.

    REGISTER

    Aug 22

    9:00am

    Implementation of Math Workshop K-5

    This one day workshop offers an overview on how to initiate, support, and sustain math workshop in the K-5 classroom. This workshop is an introduction to math workshop in the elementary classroom. 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.

    REGISTER

    Aug 22

    9:00am

    Launching the Reading Workshop Boot Camp (Grades 3-5)

    A fast paced overview of the different components in reading workshops (Grades 3-5). The one day event will support participants, with strategies and ways to start reading workshops at the beginning of the year. Participants can expect to explore components of reading workshops, mini-lesson structures, genre/units of study and assessment. Participants will leave with a backpack full of ways to support, build and grow a reading workshop.

    REGISTER

    Aug 22

    9:00am

    Preparing Your Students for Success on the Math SAT

    Student success on the Math SAT depends on the teacher’s understanding of the structure and design of the assessment. In this session, participants will become more familiar with the rationale for SAT content, as well as format and question types. A variety of teaching strategies that can be brought back to your district will be shared.

    REGISTER

    Aug 23

    9:00am

    Building Math Rigor Gr. 6-8

    This workshop is designed to : Develop an awareness about practices that build academic rigor and engage students; Improve students' understanding of foundational concepts and conceptual instruction; Provide experience with CCS activities/lessons using manipulatives; Create more rigorous activities/lessons

    REGISTER

    Aug 23

    9:00am

    Math Workshop: Next Steps

    This one-day session offers elementary (K-5) math teachers the opportunity to explore common areas of concern when using a Math Workshop model. We will explore math conferences, guided math groups, and strategies for raising the rigor of math workstations.

    REGISTER

    Aug 23

    3:30pm

    NGSS Curriculum Consortium-Launch Session - Grade 6

    To aid in NGSS unit implementation of these new units and pedagogical approaches to science instruction, CREC is offering unit launch sessions. These sessions 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.

    REGISTER

    Aug 24

    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.

    REGISTER

    Aug 24

    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.

    REGISTER

    Aug 24

    9:00am

    Implementing a Math Workshop Model in a Secondary Math Classroom

    Participants will learn how math centers/stations/rotations/workshops in the 5-8 math classroom can support the Connecticut Core content and process standards, while meeting the needs of all learners. We will address different structures, routines, and rituals used to initiate and sustain this type of differentiated instruction.

    REGISTER

    Aug 31

    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.

    REGISTER

    Sep 5

    4:30pm

    CCRS Math 101(A) Introduction and Key Instructional Shifts

    Adult Education Teachers Only. The College and Career Readiness Standards (CCRS) for Adult Education are a set of academic standards that, when met by students, prepare adult learners for success in college, technical training program, and work. In this session, participants will become familiar with the standards and how to navigate them. We will investigate the Key Instructional Shifts mathematics instruction must make in order for students to succeed. The importance of taking the time to delve deeply into the concepts at the heart of mathematics will be illustrated. By making connections between mathematical concepts, activities will encourage ways to see mathematics as more than discrete sets of rules to be memorized. Sessions must have 10 participants registered within 5 business days of the scheduled session date. Otherwise, the session will be cancelled. If you are not currently working with an AE program, there is a charge of $50/ ½ day session or $100/full day session; billed after completion of the workshop.

    REGISTER

    Sep 7

    4:30pm

    CCRS Math 101(B) Key Instructional Shifts

    Adult Education Teachers only. The importance of taking the time to delve deeply into the concepts at the heart of mathematics will be illustrated. By making connections between mathematical concepts, activities will encourage ways to see mathematics as more than discrete sets of rules to be memorized. The content standards calling for a balance of conceptual understanding, fluency with procedures, and application to real-world and mathematical contexts will be explored. Participants will leave with a deeper understanding of how to use standards when planning math instruction. Sessions must have 10 participants registered within 5 business days of the scheduled session date. Otherwise, the session will be cancelled. If you are not currently working with an AE program, there is a charge of $50/ ½ day session or $100/full day session; billed after completion of the workshop.

    REGISTER

    Sep 7

    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.

    REGISTER

    Sep 7

    4:00pm

    CREC CCSU MS in Teacher Leadership: LEA-Based Cohort Model / Information Session

    The master's degree in Teacher Leadership is a 30-credit program designed to prepare educational leaders who are capable of implementing innovative instructional approaches and enhancing the effectiveness of their organizations. The program is primarily focused on capacity-building for early-career teachers. The central mission of the program is the development of skills in teacher collaboration, instructional coaching and curriculum development for diverse learners across the PK-12 spectrum.

    REGISTER

    Sep 12

    3:30pm

    NGSS Curriculum Consortium-Launch Session - Grade 1

    To aid in NGSS unit implementation of these new units and pedagogical approaches to science instruction, CREC is offering unit launch sessions. These sessions 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.

    REGISTER

    Sep 13

    8:00am

    Getting a Grip on Gender (and Sexuality) in School

    Although state sex discrimination policy requires non-discrimination on the basis of gender identity and expression, there are few opportunities for staff to learn about what it means to be transgender. The morning workshop will focus on the basics: definitions, an exploration of the impact of gender norms and stereotypes on students, faculty and staff, and strategies for intervention K-12. The afternoon workshop will focus on best practices in school policy, programming and safe school climate practices.

    REGISTER

    Sep 13

    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, 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.

    REGISTER

    Sep 13

    3:30pm

    NGSS Curriculum Consortium-Launch Session - Grade 2

    To aid in NGSS unit implementation of these new units and pedagogical approaches to science instruction, CREC is offering unit launch sessions. These sessions 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.

    REGISTER

    Sep 14

    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.

    REGISTER

    Sep 14

    8:30am

    Effective Use Of The Connecticut Curriculum Maps

    This workshop is designed to help World Language teachers and curriculum developers translate Connecticut's K-12 World Languages performance standards into objectives and classroom practice, as well as understand the elements in the Trace Maps that are designed to lead students toward the attainment of ACTFL's 5 C's (Communication, Cultures, Connections, Comparisons, and Communities). Participants will learn how to create 21st Century language learning opportunities beyond the classroom, that focus on the three communicative modes: Interpretive, Interpersonal and Presentational, that will enhance students' college- and career-readiness.

    REGISTER

    Sep 14

    3:30pm

    NGSS Curriculum Consortium-Launch Session - K

    To aid in NGSS unit implementation of these new units and pedagogical approaches to science instruction, CREC is offering unit launch sessions. These sessions 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.

    REGISTER

    Sep 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.

    REGISTER

    Sep 18

    3:30pm

    NGSS Curriculum Consortium-Launch Session - Grade 3

    To aid in NGSS unit implementation of these new units and pedagogical approaches to science instruction, CREC is offering unit launch sessions. These sessions 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.

    REGISTER

    Sep 21

    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.

    REGISTER

    Sep 21

    9:00am

    Monthly ConnECT Meeting - 2017 - 2018

    Regular scheduled meeting of Technology leaders from CREC districts held at our Central Office. Administrators and teachers welcome to attend as well.

    REGISTER

    Sep 21

    8:30am

    Establishing Integrated, Inclusive Early Childhood Classrooms that Work (PK-K)

    Early childhood classrooms are becoming increasingly more diverse. Inclusive, integrated learning environments support the right of all children, regardless of abilities, to participate actively in natural settings within their communities. According the The Early Childhood Research Institute on Inclusion (ECRII), parents of children without disabilities who attend inclusive, integrated programs report positive changes in their children’s confidence, self-esteem, and understanding of diversity. This workshop will provide a framework for implementing evidence based, practical strategies that support the unique needs of all children in an inclusive setting. Participants will examine collaborative, environmental, and instructional methods and learn how to effectively integrate them across the curriculum and school day.

    REGISTER

    Sep 21

    1:00pm

    Social Studies Council Meeting

    CREC region social studies teachers and district coordinators are invited to attend 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.

    REGISTER

    Sep 22

    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. Monthly agenda topics are determined by district participants in order to serve the group’s needs.

    REGISTER

    Sep 27

    9:00am

    Early Childhood Council Meeting

    CREC region early childhood education teachers and district coordinators areinvited to attend monthly council meetings to share best practices, engage innew thinking about early childhood instruction, and to proactively respond tothe instructional direction provided by the Office of Early Childhood insupporting high quality preschool experiences for all children. Topics and speaker lists are developed by the group.

    REGISTER

    Sep 27

    8:30am

    Mathematics and Science Partnership (MSP) Showcase

    The MSP Program is designed to promote mutually beneficial, collaborative partnerships between IHEs and K-12 LEAs. These partnerships are intended to:•Improve and upgrade the status and stature of mathematics and science teaching by encouraging IHEs to improve mathematics and science teacher education;•Focus on the eduation of mathematics and science teachers as a career –long process;•Bring mathematics and science teachers together with scientists, mathematicians, and engineers to improve their teaching skills; and •Provide summer institutes and ongoing professional development (PD) for teachers to improve their knowledge and teaching skills. The MSP Conference is designed to support parnterships among state education agencies, local school distrcits and institutions of higher education to improve student achievement in mathematics and sicence through sustained professional development programs that enhance teachers’ content knowledge and teaching practices.

    REGISTER

    Sep 27

    8:30am

    RESC Alliance Foundational Skills for Evaluators of Teachers

    The RESC Alliance Foundational Skills for Evaluators of Teachers training is designed to concentrate on the evaluator’s capacity to observe and analyze teacher performance and practice inherent in the CT Common Core of Teaching (CCT) and to provide supportive, high quality feedback to teachers. The primary focus of this training is on written feedback that focuses on areas of strengths and areas of growth explicitly connected to the rubric and observable classroom practices/evidence. The training is designed to link written feedback to verbal feedback and coaching strategies. This supports not only the evaluator’s ability to organize written feedback but consider how this feedback creates a platform for formal conferences that are instructionally focused, dialogic, and student-centered.Training includes both formative reviews of practice along with a final demonstration of proficiency. Participants take part in one formal and one informal video-based observation during the three-day training. Participants will receive feedback about their own practice that will help to codify key skills and prepare them to connect teacher practice to student learning.

    REGISTER

    Sep 28

    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.

    REGISTER

    Sep 29

    8:30am

    Master Coaching Institute

    This 3-day institute is for experienced instructional coaches, at all grade levels and subject areas, who have either attended Instructional Coaching training, or have at least 4-5 years coaching experience. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of various coaching frameworks, theory, research, current perspectives and practices. The workshop explores the unique perspective of a “coaching mindset.” This institute will focus on building better relationships, having productive conversations, assessing student work, providing feedback, using videotape to improve instruction, becoming an agent for change, and identifying ways to promote teacher reflection to improve student learning. New this year, participants will engage in their own personal one-on-one coaching conversations with experienced CREC coaches.

    REGISTER

    Oct 3

    8:30pm

    TEAM Mentor Initial Support Training

    This three-day training for prospective mentors and cooperating teachers is available for individuals selected by the district to serve. The training engages participants in the TEAM module process and how to guide beginning teachers through successful completion of the five mentoring modules. In addition, participants are prepared to host a student teacher while developing effective coaching strategies.

    REGISTER

    Oct 4

    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.

    REGISTER

    Oct 5

    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.

    REGISTER

    Oct 5

    8:30am

    Capstone Collaborative: Designing Powerful Learning Experiences for Middle School Students

    A Capstone project can serve as the culminating and usually integrative experience of a student’s educational experience. During this two-day workshop, participants will understand the features of powerful Capstone learning experiences, examine examples of Capstone projects, and be provided with tools to design a project that aligns with their individual school goals and curriculum. Participants will collaborate in grade level teams or bands to create a product to take back to their schools and implement.

    REGISTER

    Oct 6

    1:00pm

    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 monthly meetings. Input from participants regarding topic selections will be encouraged in order to best meet the needs of the council membership.

    REGISTER

    Oct 10

    8:30am

    Title III Consortium

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

    REGISTER

    Oct 11

    8:00am

    CREC's 2nd Annual Family and School Engagement Conference - Honoring and Embracing All Children, Youth, and Families: Working with Educators and Community Partners

    .

  • The Family and School Engagement Conference is an opportunity for those adults who work at the intersection of families and learning to gain a deeper understanding about the Dual Capacity Framework for Family-School Partnerships from the USDOE. It is targeted to schools, administrators, teachers, social workers, guidance, and family liaisons and parent educators, community agencies, after school programs, faith community and state department professionals who are connected to families.
  • Family, Schools and Community Engagement has moved from a nice thing to do to a necessity.
  • School and communities must be safe havens that welcome all youth and families, regardless of citizenship, national origin, socioeconomic statue, sexual orientation,gender, race or ethnicity so that our children will succeed in school life.

  • REGISTER

    Oct 12

    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.

    REGISTER

    Oct 12

    8:30pm

    Guiding K-12 Learners Through Their World Language Journeys

    The World Languages discipline is much broader than just learning a second or third language. Learning a world language involves experiencing and knowing about the cultures of those who use it, in addition to knowing how to listen to, speak, read, and write the language. This workshop emphasizes the integration of culture with the teaching of language skills through centers-based learning. Participants will learn how to offer students authentic representations of culture and the opportunities to experience and learn about new ways of thinking and doing, believing, and communicating, in the target language.

    REGISTER

    Oct 12

    8:30pm

    The Choices Approach: Engaging Students in Inquiry and Discussion About International Issues

    This professional learning opportunity coaches teachers on how to use the Choices program to promote inquiry and student discourse in the classroom. The Choices materials incorporate the latest scholarship from Brown University and beyond to draw connections between historical events and contemporary international issues. In each unit, a central activity challenges students to consider multiple viewpoints on a contested issue. Students examine the historical, cultural, and political background of the issue to prepare a coherent presentation. Follow-up discussion demands analysis, and evaluation of conflicting values, interests, and priorities. Ultimately, students are expected to formulate persuasive arguments and express their own views. Additionally, this workshop will make connections to the Inquiry Arc, as described in the new CT Social Studies Frameworks.

    REGISTER

    Oct 13

    8:30am

    CREC Coaches Council

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

    REGISTER

    Oct 13

    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.

    REGISTER

    Oct 14

    9:00am

    CREC Math Council: Understanding the Fractions Progression in the Connecticut Core

    Come join with colleagues from the Greater Hartford region for an in-depth look at the Connecticut Core Standards for Mathematics Fraction progressions. In two Saturday morning sessions, participants will learn exactly what is expected by grade level, as well as how it all fits together across the progression. Both meetings will include time to plan lessons and create resources for immediate use in your classroom.

    REGISTER

    Oct 17

    8:30am

    Mindfulness Council

    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

    Oct 17

    8:30am

    CREC’s Next Generation Science Curriculum Consortium - Grade 4

    CREC’s Next Generation Science Curriculum Consortium provides a forum for teachers from all over the CREC region to share in the creativity of developing three-dimensional NGSS-aligned curricula anchored in phenomena. During the initial grade-level meeting, participants will be trained to develop story-lined curricula using the CREC NGSS Curriculum Development App. Each of the remaining consortium meeting dates will be facilitated curriculum development time. Each date will have a specific (DCI) focus. Each curricular document generated will be reviewed, assessed using the EQuIP rubric, and edited prior to posting for classroom/district use. Each participant’s school will be granted an access code to all of the grade specific curricular documents generated in the consortium. Up to 12 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.

    REGISTER

    Oct 19

    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.

    REGISTER

    Oct 19

    9:00am

    Monthly ConnECT Meeting - 2017 - 2018

    Regular scheduled meeting of Technology leaders from CREC districts held at our Central Office. Administrators and teachers welcome to attend as well.

    REGISTER

    Oct 19

    8:30am

    CREC’s Next Generation Science Curriculum Consortium - Grade 7

    CREC’s Next Generation Science Curriculum Consortium provides a forum for teachers from all over the CREC region to share in the creativity of developing three-dimensional NGSS-aligned curricula anchored in phenomena. During the initial grade-level meeting, participants will be trained to develop story-lined curricula using the CREC NGSS Curriculum Development App. Each of the remaining consortium meeting dates will be facilitated curriculum development time. Each date will have a specific (DCI) focus. Each curricular document generated will be reviewed, assessed using the EQuIP rubric, and edited prior to posting for classroom/district use. Each participant’s school will be granted an access code to all of the grade specific curricular documents generated in the consortium. Up to 12 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.

    REGISTER

    Oct 20

    8:30am

    CREC’s Next Generation Science Curriculum Consortium - Grade 10

    CREC’s Next Generation Science Curriculum Consortium provides a forum for teachers from all over the CREC region to share in the creativity of developing three-dimensional NGSS-aligned curricula anchored in phenomena. During the initial grade-level meeting, participants will be trained to develop story-lined curricula using the CREC NGSS Curriculum Development App. Each of the remaining consortium meeting dates will be facilitated curriculum development time. Each date will have a specific (DCI) focus. Each curricular document generated will be reviewed, assessed using the EQuIP rubric, and edited prior to posting for classroom/district use. Each participant’s school will be granted an access code to all of the grade specific curricular documents generated in the consortium. Up to 12 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.

    REGISTER

    Oct 26

    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.

    REGISTER

    Oct 27

    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. Monthly agenda topics are determined by district participants in order to serve the group’s needs.

    REGISTER

    Oct 30

    8:30am

    Wilson Reading Training

    This workshop provides an overview of the Wilson Reading System.

    REGISTER

    Nov 1

    9:00am

    Session Title: What’s the Big Idea?: Building Proportional Reasoning Across the Levels

    Announcing the return of deep, math content-specific sessions with a new Connecticut Adult Numeracy and Mathematics Institute (CANMI)! • Math is not about steps, tricks, and mnemonics. Big Ideas, those ideas central to learning math which link together several mathematical understandings, are the foundation of our content knowledge, teaching practice, and curriculum. Connecting our knowledge to a relatively few Big Ideas is what leads us to develop a deep understanding of mathematics. Come explore the progression of proportional reasoning. You’ll leave with a deeper understanding and ideas for your classroom.

    REGISTER

    Nov 2

    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.

    REGISTER

    Nov 3

    8:30am

    CREC Coaches Council

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

    REGISTER

    Nov 8

    9:00am

    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 monthly meetings. Topics and speaker lists are developed by the group.

    REGISTER

    Nov 9

    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.

    REGISTER

    Nov 16

    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.

    REGISTER

    Nov 16

    9:00am

    Monthly ConnECT Meeting - 2017 - 2018

    Regular scheduled meeting of Technology leaders from CREC districts held at our Central Office. Administrators and teachers welcome to attend as well.

    REGISTER

    Nov 16

    9:00am

    2nd Annual Paraeducator Symposium for Leadership Development

    CREC consultants with expertise in evidence-based practices for supporting the learning environment will provide professional development and learning opportunities to paraeducators serving students with social-emotional disabilities in order to develop and maintain learner-centered, supportive learning environments. Sessions will address: 1. Developing a positive school climate that will support the learning and behavioral needs of all students and minimize incidences of bullying and other forms of mean behaviors. 2. Alternative ways of teaching math to students that are missing foundational skills in order to learn various concepts. 3. Social emotional learning a process for learning life skills, including how to deal with oneself, others and relationships, and work in an effective manner. 4. Monitoring and controlling our own behavior, emotions, or thoughts, altering them in accordance with the demands of the situation through self-regulation.

    REGISTER

    Nov 16

    1:00pm

    Social Studies Council Meeting

    CREC region social studies teachers and district coordinators are invited to attend 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.

    REGISTER

    Nov 17

    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. Monthly agenda topics are determined by district participants in order to serve the group’s needs.

    REGISTER

    Nov 30

    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.

    REGISTER

    Dec 1

    8:00am

    3rd Annual CREC/CCSU Mindfulness Conference: Grassroots to Integration, Pre-K to Higher Education

    CREC and CCSU are co-hosting their 3rd Annual Conference on Mindfulness. The purpose of the conference is to share best practices, research, theories/ideas and to deepen and expand our understanding of Mindfulness in schools and universities and to utilize the information learned in our professional work with children, youth, young adults, and families.

    REGISTER

    Dec 1

    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.

    REGISTER

    Dec 5

    8:30am

    Title III Consortium

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

    REGISTER

    Dec 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.

    REGISTER

    Dec 7

    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.

    REGISTER

    Dec 14

    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.

    REGISTER

    Dec 18

    4:30pm

    CCRS Math 102(A) Standards for Mathematical Practice

    Adult Education Teachers Only. Building on work done in CCRS Math 101, participants will experience problems worth puzzling through and analyze the habits of mind required to solve those problems. We will investigate four of the Practices through activities that illustrate the ways students are to engage with the subject matter of the content standards. The skills of complex problem solving, reasoning and proof, precise communication, and making connections will be practiced and discussed. Activities will encourage a deeper understanding of how to implement CCRS in instruction. Participants must have completed Math 101 before attending Math 102(A).

    REGISTER

    Dec 19

    4:30pm

    CCRS Math 102(B) Standards for Mathematical Practice

    Adult Education Teachers Only. Building on work of CCRS Math 102(A), participants will experience problems worth puzzling through and analyze the habits of mind required to solve those problems. We will investigate four of the Practices through activities that illustrate the ways students are to engage with the subject matter of the content standards. The skills of complex problem solving, modeling, precise communication and making connections will be practiced and discussed. Activities will encourage a deeper understanding of how to implement CCRS in instruction. Participants will create a standards-based lesson plan or draft unit outline that integrates both the Key Instructional Shifts and the Standards for Mathematical Practice with priority content standards. Participants must have completed Math 101 and Math 102(A) before attending Math 102(B).

    REGISTER

    Dec 21

    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.

    REGISTER

    Jan 4

    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.

    REGISTER

    Jan 5

    1:00pm

    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 monthly meetings. Input from participants regarding topic selections will be encouraged in order to best meet the needs of the council membership.

    REGISTER

    Jan 10

    9:00am

    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 monthly meetings. Topics and speaker lists are developed by the group.

    REGISTER

    Jan 12

    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.

    REGISTER

    Jan 18

    9:00am

    Monthly ConnECT Meeting - 2017 - 2018

    Regular scheduled meeting of Technology leaders from CREC districts held at our Central Office. Administrators and teachers welcome to attend as well.

    REGISTER

    Jan 19

    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. Monthly agenda topics are determined by district participants in order to serve the group’s needs.

    REGISTER

    Feb 6

    8:30am

    Title III Consortium

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

    REGISTER

    Feb 7

    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.

    REGISTER

    Feb 9

    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.

    REGISTER

    Feb 23

    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. Monthly agenda topics are determined by district participants in order to serve the group’s needs.

    REGISTER

    Mar 2

    1:00pm

    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 monthly meetings. Input from participants regarding topic selections will be encouraged in order to best meet the needs of the council membership.

    REGISTER

    Mar 7

    9:00am

    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 monthly meetings. Topics and speaker lists are developed by the group.

    REGISTER

    Mar 8

    9:00am

    Monthly ConnECT Meeting - 2017 - 2018

    Regular scheduled meeting of Technology leaders from CREC districts held at our Central Office. Administrators and teachers welcome to attend as well.

    REGISTER

    Mar 15

    1:00pm

    Social Studies Council Meeting

    CREC region social studies teachers and district coordinators are invited to attend 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.

    REGISTER

    Mar 16

    8:30am

    CREC Coaches Council

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

    REGISTER

    Mar 16

    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.

    REGISTER

    Mar 23

    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. Monthly agenda topics are determined by district participants in order to serve the group’s needs.

    REGISTER

    Apr 3

    8:30am

    Title III Consortium

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

    REGISTER

    Apr 4

    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.

    REGISTER

    Apr 20

    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.

    REGISTER

    May 4

    8:30am

    CREC Coaches Council

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

    REGISTER

    May 4

    1:00pm

    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 monthly meetings. Input from participants regarding topic selections will be encouraged in order to best meet the needs of the council membership.

    REGISTER

    May 9

    9:00am

    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 monthly meetings. Topics and speaker lists are developed by the group.

    REGISTER

    May 11

    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. Monthly agenda topics are determined by district participants in order to serve the group’s needs.

    REGISTER

    May 17

    9:00am

    Monthly ConnECT Meeting - 2017 - 2018

    Regular scheduled meeting of Technology leaders from CREC districts held at our Central Office. Administrators and teachers welcome to attend as well.

    REGISTER

    May 17

    1:00pm

    Social Studies Council Meeting

    CREC region social studies teachers and district coordinators are invited to attend 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.

    REGISTER

    May 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.

    REGISTER

    Jun 5

    8:30am

    Title III Consortium

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

    REGISTER

    ©2017 Capitol Region Education Council
    111 Charter Oak Avenue, Hartford, CT 06106   •   (860) 247-CREC

    CREC Webmail | Intranet

    Policies and Procedures | Disclaimers | Press Room | Careers | Contact Us