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Conference Name
Launch 2022
Description
FOR CREC STAFF ONLY: All CREC certified staff are welcome to attend this annual event! Sessions will encourage meaningful collegial conversations; Professional learning required for ALL CREC teachers and certified staff members and optional for paraeducators and associate instructors (at supervisor's discretion.) Launch focuses on new or revised curriculum as well as the introduction of the 2022-23 areas of focus. Sessions are assigned based on position and content area.
Sub Title
CREC Staff Only
Session Type
Multiple Session
Year Code
2022-2023
Status
CLOSED
Maximum Attendance
1500
Max # of Awards
6
Min # of Awards
0
Code
241-23-934-004
Topic/Subject:  
934 Magnet Schools
Activity Type
Face to Face
Equivalent
No
Subject Area
[Curriculum]
Target Audience
[CREC Staff]
Area of Focus
No Associated Area of Focus
Award
COC
Objectives
CREC teachers and certified staff will feel prepared for the 2022-23 school year, equipped with new or revised curriculum and an improved professional practice through the lens of the 2022-23 areas of focus.
Additional Notes
Address
OTHER

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Schedule(s)
 DateStart TimeEnd TimeSessionInstructor

Date -- 08/29/2022

 08/29/20228:30AM11:30AM
Grade 1 -5 Classroom Paraeducators, Associate Instructors, and Tutors
Overview of Structured Literacy/Continuation of Structured Literacy. (For those that received training last year)
Glastonbury-East Hartford Magnet School
Cafe, Gym, Library
95 Oak Street Glastonbury, Connecticut
SARAH B MANGIAFICO
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 08/29/20228:30AM11:30AM
Secondary Paraeducators, AIs, and Tutors, and behavior support staff, RBTs
Restorative Behavior Management Tools & Strategies (AM Only) DESCRIPTION: How to decrease the likelihood of continued misbehaviors in all area of your school.
CREC MAGNET SCHOOLS - Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts HS - Learning Corridor
Theater of the Performing Arts
DANA K TURNQUEST
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 08/29/20228:30AM3:30PM
All Art Teachers
30 Americans: building relationships through art: Teachers will view a brand new art exhibit titled 30 Americans. Based on the exhibit, teachers will develop new lesson plans to bring into their classrooms in the fall. Connect with educators to exchange ideas.
New Britain Museum of American Art
56 Lexington Street New Britain, Connecticut
WALLIS B JOHNSON
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 08/29/20228:30AM3:30PM
ELA Grades 6-8 Teachers, Interventionists, AIs and Tutors
Priority standards, learning progressions and rubrics - In this session participants will review the vertical alignment of priority standards by unit for reading, writing, speaking and listening, explore the learning progressions for the priority standard to create authentic success criteria and rubrics, and review model rubrics for summative assessments.
CREC Greater Hartford Academy of Arts HS (Colt Building)
Cafeteria and Rooms S1048 S1053 S1059
160 - 172 Hupshope Avenue Hartford, Connecticut
SARAH L FITZSIMONS
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 08/29/20228:30AM3:30PM
ELA Teachers Grade 9-10
Priority standards, learning progressions and rubrics- In this session participants will review the vertical alignment of priority standards by unit for reading, writing, speaking and listening, explore the learning progressions for the priority standard to create authentic success criteria and rubrics, and review model rubrics for summative assessments.
CREC Greater Hartford Academy of Arts HS (Colt Building)
Cafeteria and Rooms: S1037 S1039 S1043 S1044
160 - 172 Hupshope Avenue Hartford, Connecticut
SARAH L FITZSIMONS
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 08/29/20228:30AM3:30PM
ELA Teachers Grades 11-12
Priority standards, learning progressions and rubrics- In this session participants will review the vertical alignment of priority standards by unit for reading, writing, speaking and listening, explore the learning progressions for the priority standard to create authentic success criteria and rubrics, and review model rubrics for summative assessments.
CREC Greater Hartford Academy of Arts HS (Colt Building)
Cafeteria and Rooms S1037 S1039 S1043 and S1044
160 - 172 Hupshope Avenue Hartford, Connecticut
SARAH L FITZSIMONS
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 08/29/20228:30AM3:30PM
Elementary OTs and PTs
Morning Session: Understanding the Expectations of the New IEP Afternoon Session: A Foundational Examination of CT SEDS
CREC Museum Academy
Room 269
11 Turkey Hill Road Bloomfield, Connecticut
CAROLE L KERKIN
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 08/29/20228:30AM3:30PM
Elementary School Psychologists
Morning Session: Understanding the Expectations of the New IEP Afternoon Session: A Foundational Examination of CT SEDS
CREC Museum Academy
Room 269
11 Turkey Hill Road Bloomfield, Connecticut
CAROLE L KERKIN
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 08/29/20228:30AM3:30PM
Elementary Social Workers
Morning Session: Understanding the Expectations of the New IEP Afternoon Session: A Foundational Examination of CT SEDS
CREC Museum Academy
Room 269
11 Turkey Hill Road Bloomfield, Connecticut
CAROLE L KERKIN
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 08/29/20228:30AM3:30PM
Elementary Special Education Teachers
Morning Session: Understanding the Expectations of the New IEP Afternoon Session: A Foundational Examination of CT SEDS
CREC Ana Grace Acdemy of the Arts (GHAA Elem)
Gym
129 Griffin Road North Bloomfield, Connecticut
CAROLE L KERKIN
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 08/29/20228:30AM3:30PM
Elementary Speech and Language Pathologists
Morning Session: Understanding the Expectations of the New IEP Afternoon Session: A Foundational Examination of CT SEDS
CREC Aerospace and Engineering High/Middle School
Room 237
1101 Kennedy Road Windsor, Connecticut
CAROLE L KERKIN
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 08/29/20228:30AM3:30PM
Grade 1 & 2 Teachers
AM: IM K-5 Math: Teach and Respond Launch- Teachers will explore the 5 practices and discuss how different components of the curriculum can be leveraged to empower students and build agency among teachers. Specific attention will be given to Centers and Mathematical Language Routines as components to help teachers use student thinking to make strategic choices in the classroom. Teachers will also use this time to plan how to leverage the 5 practices in a lesson and across lessons. PM: Literacy K-5: 1&2 - Structured Literacy- In this session participants will review phonological awareness and phonics concepts practiced during a coaching cycle in the 2021-2022 school year. Participants will collaborate to launch the curriculum which includes strategies and lessons for phonological awareness and phonics.
CREC Discovery Academy
Gym
176 Cumberland Avenue Wethesfield, Connecticut

 08/29/20228:30AM3:30PM
Grade 3 & 4 Teachers
AM: Literacy K-5: K-5: 3&4 Structured Literacy- In this session participants will work with a Literacy How coach who will translate the latest reading research into how-to instruction. Teachers will receive The Knowledge to Practice book Series—Phonemic Awareness and Phonics, Syntax, Vocabulary, and Comprehension—based on the current and comprehensive reading model. This day will be an introduction to the coaching cycle for the 2022-2023 school year. PM: IM K-5 Math: Teach and Respond Launch- Teachers will explore the 5 practices and discuss how different components of the curriculum can be leveraged to empower students and build agency among teachers. Specific attention will be given to Centers and Mathematical Language Routines as components to help teachers use student thinking to make strategic choices in the classroom. Teachers will also use this time to plan how to leverage the 5 practices in a lesson and across lessons.
CREC IMS
Gym
625 Chapel Road South Windsor, Connecticut

 08/29/20228:30AM3:30PM
Grade 5 Teachers
AM: IM K-5 Math: Teach and Respond Launch- Teachers will explore the 5 practices and discuss how different components of the curriculum can be leveraged to empower students and build agency among teachers. Specific attention will be given to Centers and Mathematical Language Routines as components to help teachers use student thinking to make strategic choices in the classroom. Teachers will also use this time to plan how to leverage the 5 practices in a lesson and across lessons. PM:Utilizing Social Justice standards in your lesson plans.- In this session participants will explore the Social Justice Standards and how to incorporate them in interdisciplinary lessons to maximize student engagement.
CREC Museum Academy
Room 231
11 Turkey Hill Road Bloomfield, Connecticut

 08/29/20228:30AM3:30PM
Kindergarten Teachers, Associate Instructors, Paraeducators, and Tutors
(Note: KG Paras are half day AM Only) AM: Visualizing and Verbalizing Strategies for K teachers- Visualizing and Verbalizing (V/V) develops language comprehension and thinking. The V/V program is designed for explicit and systematic instruction. The kit includes scope and sequence of the program, detailed overview of each step, and sample lessons. This easy to follow manual can be used by teachers, specialists, tutors, and parents. The program will be implemented for small-group instruction in all kindergarten classes. PM: IM K-5 Math: Teach and Respond Launch- Teachers will explore the 5 practices and discuss how different components of the curriculum can be leveraged to empower students and build agency among teachers. Specific attention will be given to Centers and Mathematical Language Routines as components to help teachers use student thinking to make strategic choices in the classroom. Teachers will also use this time to plan how to leverage the 5 practices in a lesson and across lessons.
CREC Museum Academy
Gym and Room 231
11 Turkey Hill Road Bloomfield, Connecticut

 08/29/20228:30AM3:30PM
Math Teachers Grades 6-12
Secondary Mathematics Launch- After a large group session focusing on the common themes for 2022-23, there will be smaller sessions covering a variety of topics including standards based grading, strategies to implementing a problem based curriculum, among others.
CREC - Academy of Science and Innovation
Lecture Hall and Rooms 214, 200, 202, 204, 206, 267, and 269
600 Slater Road New Britain, Connecticut
SCOTT M KAPRALOS
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 08/29/20228:30AM3:30PM
MLL Teachers
Accelerating the Academic Literacy Skills of Your English Language Learners (Grades K-8)- *Practitioners will learn highly practical strategies and activities to accelerate academic literacy skills of Multilingual Learners (MLLs) in grades K-8. *Practitioners will learn proven strategies to significantly increase academic vocabulary, comprehension, language fluency, and reading and writing achievement. *Practitioners will learn practical approaches and tools to significantly boost the literacy skills and confidence of your MLLs
CREC CENTRAL
Rooms 101-102
111 CHARTER OAK AVENUE HARTFORD, Connecticut
VANESSA SOSA BRIALES
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 08/29/20228:30AM3:30PM
Music Teachers
Kids Rock- In this session participants will learn new methods of teaching music to students of all ages. All teachers will receive free instruments to take back to their classrooms.
Civic Leadership High School
Room 147
1617 King Street Enfield, Connecticut
WALLIS B JOHNSON
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 08/29/20228:30AM3:30PM
Physical Education & Health Teachers
PE/Health Launch- In this session participants will eview and ask questions about the current curriculum, including officially launching the new Health 2 curriculum. We will also discuss the use of inclusive language within the curriculum and classroom. Appropriate scope and sequence, as well as best practices for implementing the curriculum will be discussed.
CREC Aerospace and Engineering High/Middle School
Gym and Room 231
1101 Kennedy Road Windsor, Connecticut
KAREN H STOWE
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 08/29/20228:30AM3:30PM
PK Teachers and Paraeducators
PreKindergarten Launch 2022 (Note: PreK Paras are half day AM Only)
CREC University of Hartford Magnet School
Agora & Library
196 Bloomfield Avenue West Hartford, Connecticut

 08/29/20228:30AM3:30PM
Science and Engineering Teachers Grades 6-12
Secondary Science Launch 2022- In this session participants will prepare for curricular and instructional initiatives for the school year, and collaborate with colleagues on science instruction.
CREC Aerospace and Engineering High/Middle School
Auditorium & First Floor Science Wing- 124, 126, 128, 130, 133
1101 Kennedy Road Windsor, Connecticut
JULIE M CHRISTIANSON
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 08/29/20228:30AM3:30PM
Secondary School Counselors
School Counselors Launch- Participants will begin to understand the related services role relative to the new Connecticut Special Education Data System (CT-SEDS) system. Additionally, counselors will review updated CCR tools in Naviance.
CREC Aerospace and Engineering High/Middle School
Classroom 238
1101 Kennedy Road Windsor, Connecticut
ASHLEY M MAZZOLI
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 08/29/20228:30AM3:30PM
Secondary Social Studies Electives (Sociology, Psychology, IB Courses) Teachers
Secondary Social Studies Launch 2022- In this session participants will will dig deeper into the Social Studies Curriculum and identify the key standards for each unit and its alignment to the assessments. Teachers will also identify elements of being a "warm demander" and what does that look like in a social studies classroom.
CREC Two Rivers Magnet Middle School
Great Hall and Rooms 240, 241, 242, 244, 245, and 250
337 East River Drive East Hartford, Connecticut
MARYAM WASSIL-WARDAK
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 08/29/20228:30AM3:30PM
Secondary Special Education Teachers, and Related Services (Secondary Social Workers, OT, PT, and Speech & Language Pathologists Building based and district-wide Psychologists)
Sec Special Ed Teachers - Rooms 245 & 241 Sec Social workers & psychologists - Room 243 ALL SPLs- Room 237 Sec OTs & PTs- Room 237 Morning Session: Understanding the Expectations of the New IEP Afternoon Session: A Foundational Examination of CT SEDS
CREC Aerospace and Engineering High/Middle School
Rooms 245, 241, 243, 237
1101 Kennedy Road Windsor, Connecticut
CAROLE L KERKIN
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 08/29/20228:30AM3:30PM
Social Studies - World History Teachers
Secondary Social Studies Launch 2022- In this session participants will will dig deeper into the Social Studies Curriculum and identify the key standards for each unit and its alignment to the assessments. Teachers will also identify elements of being a "warm demander" and what does that look like in a social studies classroom.
CREC Two Rivers Magnet Middle School
Great Hall and Rooms 240, 241, 242, 244, 245, and 250
337 East River Drive East Hartford, Connecticut
MARYAM WASSIL-WARDAK
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 08/29/20228:30AM3:30PM
Social Studies Grade 8, US History, Civics Teachers
Secondary Social Studies Launch 2022- In this session participants will will dig deeper into the Social Studies Curriculum and identify the key standards for each unit and its alignment to the assessments. Teachers will also identify elements of being a "warm demander" and what does that look like in a social studies classroom.
CREC Two Rivers Magnet Middle School
Great Hall and Rooms 240, 241, 242, 244, 245, and 250
337 East River Drive East Hartford, Connecticut
MARYAM WASSIL-WARDAK
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 08/29/20228:30AM3:30PM
Social Studies Teachers Grades 6 & 7
Secondary Social Studies Launch 2022- In this session participants will will dig deeper into the Social Studies Curriculum and identify the key standards for each unit and its alignment to the assessments. Teachers will also identify elements of being a "warm demander" and what does that look like in a social studies classroom.
CREC Two Rivers Magnet Middle School
Great Hall and Rooms 240, 241, 242, 244, 245, and 250
337 East River Drive East Hartford, Connecticut
MARYAM WASSIL-WARDAK
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 08/29/20228:30AM3:30PM
Technology Education / Robotics / Engineering Teachers, Digital Media & Computer Science Teachers, Library Media Specialists
Technology Education + Library Media Specialist Launch- Participants will learn and apply technology practices - design thinking and user story mapping.
CREC Aerospace and Engineering High/Middle School
Lab 125 and Room 246
1101 Kennedy Road Windsor, Connecticut
JOSIAH E HILLS
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 08/29/20228:30AM3:30PM
World Language Teachers
Elementary AM: SBG in World Language classroom Elementary PM: Tech tools in the elementary classroom Secondary AM: Part 2 adobe creator and tech tools Secondary PM: SBG in World Language classroom
CREC Greater Hartford Academy of Arts HS (Colt Building)
S1016 and S1009
160 - 172 Hupshope Avenue Hartford, Connecticut
ELKE G HERNANDEZ
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 08/29/202212:30PM3:30PM
Elementary 1:1 Paraeducators, Behavior Support Staff, and RBTs
Restorative Behavior Management Tools & Strategies (PM Only) DESCRIPTION: How to decrease the likelihood of continued misbehaviors in all area of your school.
CREC MAGNET SCHOOLS - Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts HS - Learning Corridor
Theater of the Performing Arts
DANA K TURNQUEST
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