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Teaching and Learning



Deborah Van Wyngaarden
Assistant to the Director
(860) 509-3687

About Teaching & Learning

The Institute of Teaching and Learning supports school districts and CREC magnet schools to increase student achievement for all learners. The key initiatives and consulting services provided by the Institute originate from three guiding principles about system growth:

  • A powerful learning system ensures each learner's success as measured by valid and reliable evidence.
  • A powerful learning system proves itself when everyone within the system performs better as a result of their collective endeavors and accepts accountability for results.
  • Leaders in a powerful learning system inspire each individual’s contributions by creating, nurturing and protecting the conditions for success.

Education specialists, both on the Institute staff and internationally renowned experts brought in as partners, provide highly personalized and specialized professional development to local educators. Such ongoing collegial efforts to strengthen teaching and learning reinforce the vitality of the region as a professional learning community committed to results.

The RESC Alliance is hosting a full day conference, Personalized Learning: FUTURE OR FAD, A Full Day Think-Shop! on November 1, 2017. This conference is designed to challenge participants in their understanding about personalized learning, to create opportunities for conversation to learn about and critique if (or how) personalized learning fits their district’s vision and mission. Participants should bring their ideas and questions to join important conversations. Click here to learn more.

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