21st Century Community Learning Centers
Providing supports to 21st Century Community Learning Center after school programs through professional development, training, and networking opportunities.
Assessment Management Services
Staff work with educators to develop a framework for the collection and analysis of data through a variety of methods.
Connecticut Core Standards Workshops
Professional development workshops and coaching to assist districts with transitioning to the Connecticut Core Standards as the foundation for curriculum, assessment, rubrics, and instruction.
The CT Welcoming Schools initiative aims to make parents feel more welcome, to celebrate the diversity of the school community, and set unique goals to improve how inviting the school appears to its community.
Early Childhood Education
A variety of services aimed at improving early childhood education for students in preschool through Grade 3, including facilitation, audits, and best practices.
Educator Effectiveness and Professional Learning
A model evaluation system aligned to the CT Guidelines for Educator Evaluation (core requirements), adopted by the Performance Evaluation Advisory Council, to inform implementation of teacher/administrator evaluation and support systems.
Effective Instructional Strategies
Specialists provide on-site professional development programs, facilitate professional learning communities, analyze data, select appropriate strategies, and provide coaching support in classroom/planning sessions with teachers in order to support high-quality education.
English Language Development Services
CREC offers dynamic professional development and instructional coaching in the area of English Language Development, Bilingual Education, Dual Language, Multicultural Education, and English Learner Advocacy.
The TLICC provides learning on current topics of instructional coaching, and the role coaches play with school leadership, reform, data and assessment, and the implementation of the new CT Core State Standards.
Through training, coaching, and modeling in the classroom, literacy specialists work collaboratively with schools and districts to analyze data about student learning, in order to determine areas for focused professional development, coaching, and resources.
Staff work with teachers and curriculum coordinators in K-12 to ensure a strong alignment between curriculum and the state math frameworks.
Montessori Training Center Northeast
Using Dr. Maria Montessori's theories of teaching and education, students are awarded internationally recognized AMI diplomas upon completion.
Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) Services
Staff work with teachers and district curriculum coordinators to develop strategies that ensure and promote alignment of curriculum with the state science frameworks.
Office of School Transformation
Advanced support and professional development services for schools and districts in four research-based transformational areas: vision, instructional core, human capital, and infrastructure.
Educators in the region annualy select a piece of literature that highlights a key area of teaching and learning. Participants will receive a copy of the book and a study guide so that they can create book clubs in their districts.
Positive Youth Development
High-quality programming for youth and their families to promote literacy, career readiness, and lifelong learning.
A research-based system of intensive early intervention that supports accelerated progress for children in first grade who having difficulty learning to read and write.
The CREC Curriculum Council is monthly meeting designed for assistant superintendents, directors, curriculum coordinators, and district instructional leaders.
School Climate & Bullying
School climate refers to the quality and character of school life. This training provides support to school staff and builds capacity for the development and maintenance of a positive and respectful school climate.
School, Family, Community Partnerships
Programs focused on inter-generational instruction for adults and their children to support and increase the literacy of English Learners.
Social Justice and Equity in Education
CREC provides a comprehensive audit of social justice and equity audits within and across schools, districts, and educational organizations.
The Student Success Plan (SSP) is an individualized, student-driven plan that is developed to address every student's needs and interests, including helping them to stay connected to school and achieve postsecondary educational and career goals.
Summer Youth Employment and Learning Program
The Capital Workforce Partners Summer Youth Employment and Learning Program is a tier structured 5-6 week summer work and learn experience for students between grades 8 and 12.
Teacher Education and Mentoring program (TEAM)
Mentors support new teachers through five modules over a 2-year period. The modules focus on classroom environment, planning, instruction, assessment for learning, and professional responsibility. Each module is aligned with a domain of the updated Common Core.