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Jun 5

12:30pm

RESC Alliance and CSDE Assistive Technology Community of Practice (CoP) - Session 10

Join colleagues throughout the state of CT and build collective knowledge about Assistive Technology to support all learners in the schools. This CoP is for anyone working in the schools who is interested in AT or who works with students who require AT.

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Jun 6

1:00pm

ETS® ParaPro Assessment Testing

ENROLLMENT ONLY VIA CREDIT/DEBIT CARD not accepting any other form of payment.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 Paraeducators serve 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 7

12:30pm

Humanities Council

The CREC Resource Group provides Kindergarten to grade 12 Language Arts and Social Studies educators, district leaders, instructional coaches, department heads and coordinators the opportunity to come together to share best practices and exchange ideas around ELA and Social Studies. Input from participants regarding topic selection will be encouraged in order to best meet the needs of the council membership. No cost to attend.

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Jun 7

12:30pm

Science Council

Science educators, coaches and administrators are invited to attend 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. No cost to attend!

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Jun 17

8:30am

OpenSciEd Curriculum Launch

This four-day professional learning session introduces teachers to the OpenSciEd materials generally in addition to the corresponding units. As a result of this professional learning, teachers will understand the supports and routines embedded into the OpenSciEd units that align with the shifts called for by A Framework for K–12 Science Education and the Next Generation Science Standards. Included in this session are opportunities for teachers to: *Watch videos of students engaging with the OpenSciEd units; *Hear teachers reflect on shifting their instruction with support from the units, *Engage in the actual lessons of the unit as a student; and *Deepen their understanding of three-dimensional instruction and assessment

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Jun 27

1:00pm

ETS® ParaPro Assessment Testing

ENROLLMENT ONLY VIA CREDIT/DEBIT CARD not accepting any other form of payment.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 Paraeducators serve 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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Aug 12

3:30pm

New Administrator Support Series

Have a new administrator joining your district? Are you a new (1-3 year) administrator looking for support and job-embedded learning and feedback? This new series is for you. Research, strategies, and application are an integral part of all workshops. All participants will have a one-hour overview of leadership frameworks to help level-set their growth trajectory over the series. Participants have the opportunity to choose a focus from the other leadership domains or choice to attend multiple sessions of interest. Customize your growth and professional learning into the new school year! Session Information: 8/12-Mandatory Overview ("The Professional Standards for Educational Leaders and Your Leadership and Learning, 8/14-AM ~~ Module1: Setting a Mission of Equity and PM Module 2: Human Capital under Your Care and on 8/15-Module 3: Leveraging Operations, Community, and Process to Create a Culture of Belonging and PM Module 4: Setting the Context for Student Learning.

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Aug 19

8:30am

Teachers Academy 2024 - Year 1 Certified Staff

FOR CREC STAFF ONLY: All teachers entering their first year at CREC are required to attend Teachers Academy. Sessions will encourage meaningful, collegial conversations, inspire collaborative problem solving and innovative thinking, and result in resources for immediate classroom application. Session Schedule here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1U-sLLge1AyxpMEr0F_q68aCmjXkqH2xloqftV6_aZ1Y/edit?usp=sharing

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Sep 1

8:30am

Small Group Instruction for Multilingual Learners (ELs) (Canvas Course)

**ONGOING REGISTRATION - Closes 12/31/2024** In order to support multilingual learner’s English development, we need to effectively plan and structure small group instruction to best meet their needs and foster language development. To do this, we need to know what our students are able to do and what their next steps in development are. In this course, participants will conduct an in-depth analysis of their students’ language capabilities and development and use this information to plan and structure effective, focused instruction. This course covers all topics needed to understand MLs/ELs language development, making it appropriate for new ML/EL educators or those with little knowledge about working with these students. It is also highly beneficial for more experienced ML/EL educators in that it provides a process and structure to delve deep into students’ language profiles and design effective, focused small group instruction. Coursework must be completed by 5/1/2025.

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Sep 11

8:30am

Developing Professional Learning Plans aligned with the District Mission & Vision

This professional learning series is designed to support central office and building level leaders with developing professional learning plans that are aligned with the District Mission & Vision, in support of the implementation of the “CT Guidelines for Educator and Leader Evaluation and Support 2023.” Leadership teams are encouraged to attend to help create a coherent plan that bridges the learning of all adults on site and improved student outcomes. Participants will: Learn about the coherence framework and the foundation it provides for effective learning plans; Align District Mission & Vision with their site efforts; Create aligned learning plans that support the learning of all adults on site, while also focusing on the improvement of student outcomes.

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Sep 12

8:30am

IM K-5 Math: Teach and Learn

What is a problem based curriculum and how do I implement it in my classroom? In this session, teachers will explore the design structure of the IM curriculum and lesson plan with a Certified IM Facilitator. They will experience a lesson, practice and rehearse content and language routines, explore various supports, understand assessment materials and begin to use student thinking as a vehicle for productive planning. After this training, teachers will be ready to begin using the IM K–5 Curriculum effectively in their classrooms.

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Sep 13

12:00pm

TEAM Mentor Initial Support Training

This 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 sessions, there will be an additional time for follow up offered 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. Pre work is required. The instructor will send information to participants prior to the session. No cost to attend this event.

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Sep 16

8:30am

IM 6-12 Math: Teach and Learn

How can educators implement IM Math, a problem-based curriculum, building towards a world where all learners know, use, and enjoy mathematics? The purpose of this implementation series is to get educators ready to teach and learn within problem-based classrooms where student thinking is front and center. This series gives educators first-hand experience with and confidence in using the IM Math curriculum.

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Sep 19

8:30am

CREC Curriculum Council Meeting

Join other educational leaders for time to problem-solve, plan, share, and collaborate with colleagues. The morning will be the virtual RESC Alliance Curriculum Council. The remaining time will be allocated to topic-specific work sessions and/or team-based work time. Come alone or with your team to use designated space and time around topics such as statewide mandates, district initiatives, or collaborating on problems of practice. Free to attend.

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Sep 19

9:00am

English Language Learners Council (Title III)

English Learner district coordinators and educators in the CREC region are invited to attend meetings to share best practices and emerging research on improving outcomes for EL students. Members will engage in new thinking about instructional practices and collaborate to proactively respond to EL needs in their district. No cost to attend.

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Sep 19

1:00pm

Professional Learning Community: Strategies for Multilingual Learners (ELs) Series

Join a professional learning community that will explore a variety of ways to support Multilingual Learners (ELs) and foster language development in a six-session series! This PLC will meet virtually once a month for an hour and a half to delve deep into a language support strategy topic. Participants will have the opportunity to implement the strategy in practice in between sessions. As part of the PLC, they will network and collaborate with each other as they reflect on and fine-tune strategy implementation. PLC Schedule: September 26- Student Talk and Interaction; October 24- Vocabulary; November 21- Translanguaging; January 23- Facilitating Comprehension; February 27- Check for Understanding; March 27- Build and Activate Background Knowledge

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Sep 26

8:30am

Feedback & the Continuous Learning Process in Educator Evaluation

“CT Guidelines for Educator and Leader Evaluation and Support 2023” brought both technical and adaptive change into the evaluation and support system across Connecticut. For the past ten years, leaders have been challenged to provide effective written and verbal feedback on the visible in the classroom setting. The latest adaptive changes move toward implementing continuous learning cycles – calling for a much different type of feedback and a process to provide it to educators. This professional learning series will provide leaders with an understanding of how to create and provide feedback under the new CT Guidelines to support the Continuous Learning Process.

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Sep 26

8:30am

Supporting Multilingual Learners (ELs) in the General Education Classroom

This workshop will build the capacity of general education teachers to understand and support the multilingual learners (ELs) in thier classrooms. Teachers who attend this workshop may be looking for ways to support ML/EL students in all content areas of the regular education classroom. The session will give educators various ways to build their “bag of tricks” while learning about how multilingual learners learn and develop language.

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Sep 27

9:00am

TEAM District Facilitator Meeting - Fall 2024

TEAM District Facilitator Meetings occur twice each school year and provide program updates. The mission of the TEAM Program is to promote excellence, equity, and high achievement for Connecticut students by engaging teachers in the purposeful exploration of professional practice through guided support and personal reflection.

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Oct 2

8:30am

Creating a Culture for Writing for Multilingual Learners (ELs)

Writing can be intimidating for any student; that anxiety is heightened in Multilingual Learners (ELs). Participants in this workshop will learn how to create a safe place for writing as well as many instructional strategies for engaging Multilingual Learners in the writing process.

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Oct 2

1:00pm

TEAM Initial Reviewer Training

Successful completion of the TEAM Initial Reviewer Training will enable participants to review TEAM reflection papers and projects to determine if there is sufficient evidence to successfully meet the TEAM module criteria. The training will consist of 3 two-hour facilitated online sessions and pre-work for each session. IMPORTANT REGISTRATION INFORMATION: In order to successfully complete the training, participants must complete all pre-work and session activities in the order of presentation. That means that if participants are unable to complete any of the pre-work or sessions, they will have to finish the training by registering for and attending the missed sessions and completing the pre-work at another training. Therefore, it is important that participants only register for a training where they know that they will be able to attend each of the three sessions and complete the pre-work. No cost to attend this event.

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Oct 4

9:00am

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. Council will meet from 9-11 and an optional book club from 11-11:30. No cost to attend this workshop.

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Oct 4

12:30pm

Humanities Council

The CREC Resource Group provides Kindergarten to grade 12 Language Arts and Social Studies educators, district leaders, instructional coaches, department heads and coordinators the opportunity to come together to share best practices and exchange ideas around ELA and Social Studies. Input from participants regarding topic selection will be encouraged in order to best meet the needs of the council membership. No cost to attend.

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Oct 4

12:30pm

Math Council

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. Meeting includes state updates. No cost to attend.

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Oct 4

12:30pm

MTSS Council

MTSS facilitators and educators are invited to attend meetings to share best practices and emerging research related to MTSS. Members will engage in new thinking about levels of tiered support including academics, behavior and SEL interventions. Free to attend

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Oct 4

12:30pm

Science Council

Science educators, coaches and administrators are invited to attend 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. Meeting includes state updates. No cost to attend!

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Oct 10

8:30am

Supporting Newcomer and Beginner Multilingual Learners (ELs)

Supporting multilingual learners with little to no English is especially challenging. Participants will explore ways that educators can effectively support these students with strategies and linguisitc supports in any educational setting.

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Oct 11

9:00am

TEAM Mentor Initial Support Training

This 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 sessions, there will be an additional time for follow up offered 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. Pre work is required. The instructor will send information to participants prior to the session. No cost to attend this event.

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Oct 15

12:30pm

Early Childhood Directors Council

The Early Childhood Directors Council is a professional network dedicated to fostering best practices and innovative strategies for early childhood administrators. Our primary objective is to empower leaders in the field by providing a platform for collaboration, knowledge sharing, and professional development.

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Oct 17

8:30am

CREC Curriculum Council Meeting

Join other educational leaders for time to problem-solve, plan, share, and collaborate with colleagues. The morning will be the virtual RESC Alliance Curriculum Council. The remaining time will be allocated to topic-specific work sessions and/or team-based work time. Come alone or with your team to use designated space and time around topics such as statewide mandates, district initiatives, or collaborating on problems of practice. Free to attend.

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Oct 18

12:00pm

New to Instructional Coaching? Navigating the Path as a New Instructional Coach

This series of trainings is for new instructional coaches who have been in their role for less than two years. Over the course of five sessions, you will identify the skills and techniques required to transition from teacher to instructional coach, explore different coaching models, learn about coaching cycles, discuss adult learning theory, and reflect on strategies to be successful in the role.

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Oct 22

9:00am

Autism Toolbox

Meaningful inclusion for students on the autism spectrum contributes to improved outcomes and equitable education. Participants will learn strategies to include students on the autism spectrum into general education classrooms. Participants will also develop strategies to help students with ASD navigate all environments in the school.

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Oct 23

9:00am

LRE/Inclusive Practices for Students with Disabilities

The session will provide educators, both special education and general education, with evidenced based practices to support learners with a range of disabilities to access the curriculum for meainingful inclusion including literacy, functional communication, academic communication, UDL, neurodiversity.

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Nov 1

12:30pm

K-5 Mathematics - Community of Practice

Join us for a Community of Practice focused on Elementary Mathematics. This collaborative network of math leaders will come together to share expertise, resources, and experiences to improve teaching and learning outcomes in elementary mathematics education.

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Nov 1

12:30pm

OpenSciEd - Community of Practice

Join us for a Community of Practice focused on supporting districts and schools who are: -Interested in transitioning to OpenSciEd (all levels); -Have begun the transition to OpenSciEd (all levels); or -Are experienced with OpenSciEd and want to share and learn more!

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Nov 8

9:00am

TEAM Mentor Initial Support Training

This 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 sessions, there will be an additional time for follow up offered 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. Pre work is required. The instructor will send information to participants prior to the session. No cost to attend this event.

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Nov 19

12:30pm

Early Childhood Education Council

Early Childhood Educators in CREC districts meet during the school year. The mission of the Early Childhood Educators Council is to embrace collaboration, improve teaching and learning, and promote excellence and equity in early childhood education through opportunities to network with colleagues, share solutions around problems of practice, and build professional capacity.

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Nov 20

2:30pm

Amplifying Voices: Using Storytelling for Social Change

This 6-part learning series welcomes all people who are interested in deepening their understanding of foundational concepts related to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and exploring more complex topics of intersectionality and racial literacy. Through the use of storytelling, the sessions will provide a context for readers to develop a deep understanding of and empathy for the lived experiences of individuals from a variety of racial, linguistic, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds within the text “Tell Me Who You Are: Sharing Our Stories of Race, Culture, & Identity” (Winona Guo and Priya Vulchi ). Within each session, facilitators will work with participants to bring to life the shared stories to personalize the experiences and challenges that many people in our society are confronted with. Recommended Prerequisite: Open minded attitude. Participants must purchase book.

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Dec 5

9:00am

English Language Learners Council (Title III)

English Learner district coordinators and educators in the CREC region are invited to attend meetings to share best practices and emerging research on improving outcomes for EL students. Members will engage in new thinking about instructional practices and collaborate to proactively respond to EL needs in their district. No cost to attend.

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Dec 5

9:00am

MTSS for SEL and Behavior Systems

Participants will learn how to embed Social, Emotional and Behavioral strategies into a MTSS framework to support positive behavior and classroom climate.

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Dec 6

9:00am

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. Council will meet from 9-11 and an optional book club from 11-11:30. No cost to attend this workshop.

REGISTER

Dec 6

12:30pm

Humanities Council

The CREC Resource Group provides Kindergarten to grade 12 Language Arts and Social Studies educators, district leaders, instructional coaches, department heads and coordinators the opportunity to come together to share best practices and exchange ideas around ELA and Social Studies. Input from participants regarding topic selection will be encouraged in order to best meet the needs of the council membership. No cost to attend.

REGISTER

Dec 6

12:30pm

Math Council

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. Meeting includes state updates. No cost to attend.

REGISTER

Dec 6

12:30pm

MTSS Council

MTSS facilitators and educators are invited to attend meetings to share best practices and emerging research related to MTSS. Members will engage in new thinking about levels of tiered support including academics, behavior and SEL interventions. Free to attend

REGISTER

Dec 6

12:30pm

Science Council

Science educators, coaches and administrators are invited to attend 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. Meeting includes state updates. No cost to attend!

REGISTER

Dec 17

12:30pm

Early Childhood Directors Council

The Early Childhood Directors Council is a professional network dedicated to fostering best practices and innovative strategies for early childhood administrators. Our primary objective is to empower leaders in the field by providing a platform for collaboration, knowledge sharing, and professional development.

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Jan 7

9:00am

Strengthening Communities Series: Educational Equity in Changing Times

In this four-session series, participants will continue their growth beyond the foundations of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and move deeper into addressing current misunderstandings and pushback related to equity initiatives within schools and districts. The sessions will ground individuals in a process of self-reflection and social awareness while also equipping them with the language and tools that they can use to address staff members and respond to community members. Topics to explore include decolonization and the use of restorative practices, responding to discriminatory language and creating a culture of inclusion, and addressing privilege and managing equity detours. There will be opportunity for participants to work with policies and practices relative to their own educational organizations at a variety of levels including classroom, school, department, or district in order to gain meaningful feedback for making intentional change at the individual, professional, and community level. All Sessions are virtual, with asynchronous content available in-between sessions.

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Jan 10

12:30pm

6-12 Mathematics - Community of Practice

Join us for a Community of Practice focused on Secondary Mathematics. This collaborative network of math leaders will come together to share expertise, resources, and experiences to improve teaching and learning outcomes in secondary mathematics education.

REGISTER

Jan 10

12:30pm

OpenSciEd - Community of Practice

Join us for a Community of Practice focused on supporting districts and schools who are: -Interested in transitioning to OpenSciEd (all levels); -Have begun the transition to OpenSciEd (all levels); or -Are experienced with OpenSciEd and want to share and learn more!

REGISTER

Jan 16

8:30am

CREC Curriculum Council Meeting

Join other educational leaders for time to problem-solve, plan, share, and collaborate with colleagues. The morning will be the virtual RESC Alliance Curriculum Council. The remaining time will be allocated to topic-specific work sessions and/or team-based work time. Come alone or with your team to use designated space and time around topics such as statewide mandates, district initiatives, or collaborating on problems of practice. Free to attend.

REGISTER

Jan 17

10:00am

TEAM Mentor Initial Support Training

This 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 sessions, there will be an additional time for follow up offered 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. Pre work is required. The instructor will send information to participants prior to the session. No cost to attend this event.

REGISTER

Jan 21

12:30pm

Early Childhood Education Council

Early Childhood Educators in CREC districts meet during the school year. The mission of the Early Childhood Educators Council is to embrace collaboration, improve teaching and learning, and promote excellence and equity in early childhood education through opportunities to network with colleagues, share solutions around problems of practice, and build professional capacity.

REGISTER

Jan 28

1:00pm

TEAM Initial Reviewer Training

Successful completion of the TEAM Initial Reviewer Training will enable participants to review TEAM reflection papers and projects to determine if there is sufficient evidence to successfully meet the TEAM module criteria. The training will consist of 3 two-hour facilitated online sessions and pre-work for each session. IMPORTANT REGISTRATION INFORMATION: In order to successfully complete the training, participants must complete all pre-work and session activities in the order of presentation. That means that if participants are unable to complete any of the pre-work or sessions, they will have to finish the training by registering for and attending the missed sessions and completing the pre-work at another training. Therefore, it is important that participants only register for a training where they know that they will be able to attend each of the three sessions and complete the pre-work. No cost to attend this event.

REGISTER

Feb 4

12:30pm

Early Childhood Directors Council

The Early Childhood Directors Council is a professional network dedicated to fostering best practices and innovative strategies for early childhood administrators. Our primary objective is to empower leaders in the field by providing a platform for collaboration, knowledge sharing, and professional development.

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Feb 4

10:00am

Equity in the Age of AI: Exploring ChatGBT's Biases in Pursuit of Cultural Responsiveness

Join us for a thought-provoking workshop aimed at unraveling the limitations and biases inherent in ChatGBT's engagement with topics of social identity and cultural responsiveness. In this interactive session, participants will explore how AI tools like ChatGBT can perpetuate biases and hinder efforts towards equity and inclusion. We welcome individuals from all professions including equity advocates, AI developers, policymakers, educators, students and anyone committed to advancing equity in the digital age.

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Feb 7

12:30pm

K-5 Mathematics - Community of Practice

Join us for a Community of Practice focused on Elementary Mathematics. This collaborative network of math leaders will come together to share expertise, resources, and experiences to improve teaching and learning outcomes in elementary mathematics education.

REGISTER

Feb 7

12:30pm

OpenSciEd - Community of Practice

Join us for a Community of Practice focused on supporting districts and schools who are: -Interested in transitioning to OpenSciEd (all levels); -Have begun the transition to OpenSciEd (all levels); or -Are experienced with OpenSciEd and want to share and learn more!

REGISTER

Mar 7

9:00am

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. Council will meet from 9-11 and an optional book club from 11-11:30. No cost to attend this workshop.

REGISTER

Mar 7

12:30pm

Humanities Council

The CREC Resource Group provides Kindergarten to grade 12 Language Arts and Social Studies educators, district leaders, instructional coaches, department heads and coordinators the opportunity to come together to share best practices and exchange ideas around ELA and Social Studies. Input from participants regarding topic selection will be encouraged in order to best meet the needs of the council membership. No cost to attend.

REGISTER

Mar 7

12:30pm

Math Council

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. Meeting includes state updates. No cost to attend.

REGISTER

Mar 7

12:30pm

MTSS Council

MTSS facilitators and educators are invited to attend meetings to share best practices and emerging research related to MTSS. Members will engage in new thinking about levels of tiered support including academics, behavior and SEL interventions. Free to attend

REGISTER

Mar 7

12:30pm

Science Council

Science educators, coaches and administrators are invited to attend 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. Meeting includes state updates. No cost to attend!

REGISTER

Mar 13

9:00am

English Language Learners Council (Title III)

English Learner district coordinators and educators in the CREC region are invited to attend meetings to share best practices and emerging research on improving outcomes for EL students. Members will engage in new thinking about instructional practices and collaborate to proactively respond to EL needs in their district. No cost to attend.

REGISTER

Mar 14

9:00am

TEAM Mentor Initial Support Training

This 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 sessions, there will be an additional time for follow up offered 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. Pre work is required. The instructor will send information to participants prior to the session. No cost to attend this event.

REGISTER

Mar 18

12:30pm

Early Childhood Education Council

Early Childhood Educators in CREC districts meet during the school year. The mission of the Early Childhood Educators Council is to embrace collaboration, improve teaching and learning, and promote excellence and equity in early childhood education through opportunities to network with colleagues, share solutions around problems of practice, and build professional capacity.

REGISTER

Mar 20

8:30am

CREC Curriculum Council Meeting

Join other educational leaders for time to problem-solve, plan, share, and collaborate with colleagues. The morning will be the virtual RESC Alliance Curriculum Council. The remaining time will be allocated to topic-specific work sessions and/or team-based work time. Come alone or with your team to use designated space and time around topics such as statewide mandates, district initiatives, or collaborating on problems of practice. Free to attend.

REGISTER

Apr 4

12:30pm

6-12 Mathematics - Community of Practice

Join us for a Community of Practice focused on Secondary Mathematics. This collaborative network of math leaders will come together to share expertise, resources, and experiences to improve teaching and learning outcomes in secondary mathematics education.

REGISTER

Apr 4

12:30pm

OpenSciEd - Community of Practice

Join us for a Community of Practice focused on supporting districts and schools who are: -Interested in transitioning to OpenSciEd (all levels); -Have begun the transition to OpenSciEd (all levels); or -Are experienced with OpenSciEd and want to share and learn more!

REGISTER

Apr 22

12:30pm

Early Childhood Directors Council

The Early Childhood Directors Council is a professional network dedicated to fostering best practices and innovative strategies for early childhood administrators. Our primary objective is to empower leaders in the field by providing a platform for collaboration, knowledge sharing, and professional development.

REGISTER

May 2

9:00am

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. Council will meet from 9-11 and an optional book club from 11-11:30. No cost to attend this workshop.

REGISTER

May 2

12:30pm

Humanities Council

The CREC Resource Group provides Kindergarten to grade 12 Language Arts and Social Studies educators, district leaders, instructional coaches, department heads and coordinators the opportunity to come together to share best practices and exchange ideas around ELA and Social Studies. Input from participants regarding topic selection will be encouraged in order to best meet the needs of the council membership. No cost to attend.

REGISTER

May 2

12:30pm

Math Council

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. Meeting includes state updates. No cost to attend.

REGISTER

May 2

12:30pm

MTSS Council

MTSS facilitators and educators are invited to attend meetings to share best practices and emerging research related to MTSS. Members will engage in new thinking about levels of tiered support including academics, behavior and SEL interventions. Free to attend

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May 2

12:30pm

Science Council

Science educators, coaches and administrators are invited to attend 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. Meeting includes state updates. No cost to attend!

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May 8

9:00am

English Language Learners Council (Title III)

English Learner district coordinators and educators in the CREC region are invited to attend meetings to share best practices and emerging research on improving outcomes for EL students. Members will engage in new thinking about instructional practices and collaborate to proactively respond to EL needs in their district. No cost to attend.

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May 9

9:00am

TEAM Mentor Initial Support Training

This 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 sessions, there will be an additional time for follow up offered 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. Pre work is required. The instructor will send information to participants prior to the session. No cost to attend this event.

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May 12

8:30am

IM K-5 Math: Teach and Learn

What is a problem based curriculum and how do I implement it in my classroom? In this session, teachers will explore the design structure of the IM curriculum and lesson plan with a Certified IM Facilitator. They will experience a lesson, practice and rehearse content and language routines, explore various supports, understand assessment materials and begin to use student thinking as a vehicle for productive planning. After this training, teachers will be ready to begin using the IM K–5 Curriculum effectively in their classrooms.

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May 15

8:30am

CREC Curriculum Council Meeting

Join other educational leaders for time to problem-solve, plan, share, and collaborate with colleagues. The morning will be the virtual RESC Alliance Curriculum Council. The remaining time will be allocated to topic-specific work sessions and/or team-based work time. Come alone or with your team to use designated space and time around topics such as statewide mandates, district initiatives, or collaborating on problems of practice. Free to attend.

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May 19

8:30am

IM 6-12 Math: Teach and Learn

How can educators implement IM Math, a problem-based curriculum, building towards a world where all learners know, use, and enjoy mathematics? The purpose of this implementation series is to get educators ready to teach and learn within problem-based classrooms where student thinking is front and center. This series gives educators first-hand experience with and confidence in using the IM Math curriculum.

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May 20

12:30pm

Early Childhood Education Council

Early Childhood Educators in CREC districts meet during the school year. The mission of the Early Childhood Educators Council is to embrace collaboration, improve teaching and learning, and promote excellence and equity in early childhood education through opportunities to network with colleagues, share solutions around problems of practice, and build professional capacity.

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May 22

9:00am

TEAM District Facilitator Meeting - Spring 2025

TEAM District Facilitator Meetings occur twice each school year and provide program updates. The mission of the TEAM Program is to promote excellence, equity, and high achievement for Connecticut students by engaging teachers in the purposeful exploration of professional practice through guided support and personal reflection.

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Jun 17

12:30pm

Early Childhood Directors Council

The Early Childhood Directors Council is a professional network dedicated to fostering best practices and innovative strategies for early childhood administrators. Our primary objective is to empower leaders in the field by providing a platform for collaboration, knowledge sharing, and professional development.

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