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Date - 10/20/2021
 
2021-22 Teacher's Choice    CREC Staff Only
Teacher’s Choice is an opportunity for second year and beyond CREC teachers to identify and pursue learning experiences specifically tailored to the needs of your school and classroom. The Teacher’s Choice process reinforces CREC’s Core Values by providing time to engage in self-directed, collaborative learning in order to develop creative solutions to educational challenges to meet the needs of our students. Our hope is that as you work in partnership with your colleagues, you will see an immediate impact on your practice and your students’ learning. (Note: Beginning teachers will be part of a New Teacher Cohort PLC on Teacher's Choice days.)
Course # 241-22-934-014  
Subjects # [Collaborative Teams]
Begin Date: 10/20/2021
Course # 241-22-934-014
Status: OPEN
Type: Face to Face
Location: OTHER
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Date - 12/01/2021
 
Assistive Technology for Secondary Students with SLD/Dyslexia Course - Cohort/December-January   
ON GOING REGISTRATION - Asynchronous - ! Assistive technology can be a powerful way to help children with reading issues, however, with so many tools available, it’s not easy to know which one will work for your student. Students with dyslexia require appropriate instructional accommodations to allow them to be successful in the general education curriculum. This asynchronous online professional learning course explores assistive technology options across a variety of platforms and will demonstrate how to determine the best option for each student. This course can be completed in up to 4 hours. Participants have 2 months to complete all of the activities in the course. Participants will be given a certificate of completion at the end of the course.
Course # 241-22-913-288  
Subjects # [Assistive Technology], [Literacy/Reading Support], [Special Education]
Begin Date: 12/01/2021
Course # 241-22-913-288
Status: OPEN
Type: Online
Location: ONLINE VIRTUAL MEETING
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Date - 01/21/2022
 
Language Arts Council   
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 bi-monthly meetings. Input from participants regarding topic selections will be encouraged in order to best meet the needs of the council membership. No cost to attend this event.
Course # 241-22-913-121  
Subjects # [Language Arts Instruction]
Begin Date: 01/21/2022
Course # 241-22-913-121
Status: OPEN
Type: Online
Location: ONLINE VIRTUAL MEETING
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Date - 01/26/2022
 
When English Learners Struggle: Strategies for General Education Teachers   
This workshop is the first in a non-sequential series of workshops about instructional strategies to support English Learners (ELs). The content and activities will build the capacity of general education educators to support ELs in their school or district using Sheltered Strategies through the lens of Second Language Acquisition. Teachers who attend this workshop may be looking for ways to support 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 ELs learn and develop language.
Course # 241-22-913-149  
Subjects # [ESL - English as a Second Language/ELL]
Begin Date: 01/26/2022
Course # 241-22-913-149
Status: CANCELLED
Type: Online
Location: ONLINE VIRTUAL MEETING
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Date - 01/27/2022
 
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.
Course # 241-22-906-010  
Subjects # [Career Development]
Begin Date: 01/27/2022
Course # 241-22-906-010
Status: OPEN
Type: Face to Face
Location: CREC PROGRAMS AND DIVISIONS - Community Education
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Structured Literacy Series: Systematic Teaching of Basic Literacy Skills   
Join us for this FREE, virtual workshop sponsored by CSDE. Learn systematic, structured methods for teaching decoding, encoding, oral, and written expression to students with learning disorders and specific language disabilities. Participants will: Define and model strategies to teach students who have specific reading disabilities; Identify skills needed to develop basic proficiency in reading and spelling; and Learn the developmental progression of oral language skills that prepare students for reading proficiency. This workshop will begin with one, “live”, synchronous day of instruction. The rest of the coursework will be completed asynchronously by June 1. Asynchronous instruction will cover the following: federal and state definitions; the detection and recognition of, and evidence-based structured literacy interventions for students with, or at risk for, SLD/Dyslexia or other reading-related learning disabilities; structured literacy lesson design and implementation; virtual structured literacy instruction; and assistive technology. Provided books include Speech to Print: Language Essentials for Teachers by Louisa Moats Ph.D. and Multisensory Teaching of Basic Language Skills by Judith Birsh Ed.D. and Suzanne Carreker. Participants are responsible for picking up books needed for the course from CREC, 111 Charter Oak Ave., Hartford, CT 06106. Books available for pick-up at CREC Central - Front Desk
Course # 241-22-913-274  
Subjects # [Secondary Education], [Special Education], [Speech/Language Instruction]
Begin Date: 01/27/2022
Course # 241-22-913-274
Status: OPEN
Type: Blended
Location: On-Line Course
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Date - 02/01/2022
 
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.
Course # 241-22-913-008  
Subjects # [TEAM]
Begin Date: 02/01/2022
Course # 241-22-913-008
Status: CLOSED
Type: Online
Location: ONLINE VIRTUAL MEETING
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Date - 02/02/2022
 
When English Learners Struggle: More Strategies   
This workshop is the second in a non-sequential series of workshops about instructional strategies to support English Learners (ELs). Attendance in the first session is not necessary to attend this session. The content and activities will further build the capacity of general education educators to support ELs in their school or district using Sheltered Strategies through the lens of Second Language Acquisition. Teachers who attend this workshop may be looking for ways to support EL students in all content areas of the regular education classroom. The session will give educators additional ways to build their “bag of tricks” while learning about how ELs learn and develop language.
Course # 241-22-913-151  
Subjects # [ESL - English as a Second Language/ELL]
Begin Date: 02/02/2022
Course # 241-22-913-151
Status: OPEN
Type: Online
Location: ONLINE VIRTUAL MEETING
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Date - 02/03/2022
 
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.
Course # 241-22-906-011  
Subjects # [Career Development]
Begin Date: 02/03/2022
Course # 241-22-906-011
Status: OPEN
Type: Face to Face
Location: CREC PROGRAMS AND DIVISIONS - Community Education
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Date - 02/09/2022
 
Health Sciences Educators Collegial Conversations   
Join us as DPH, DOL, and CSDE discuss updates on CNA Clinical waivers, Prometrics testing, and Health Science Apprenticeship Programs.
Course # 241-22-906-017  
Subjects # [Career Development]
Begin Date: 02/09/2022
Course # 241-22-906-017
Status: OPEN
Type: Online
Location: On-Line Course
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Creating a Culture for Writing for English Learners   
Writing can be intimidating for any student; that anxiety is heightened in English Learners. Participants in this workshop will learn how to create a safe place for writing as well as many instructional strategies for engaging English Learners in the Writing process.
Course # 241-22-913-147  
Subjects # [ESL - English as a Second Language/ELL]
Begin Date: 02/09/2022
Course # 241-22-913-147
Status: OPEN
Type: Online
Location: ONLINE VIRTUAL MEETING
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Date - 02/10/2022
 
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.
Course # 241-22-906-014  
Subjects # [Career Development]
Begin Date: 02/10/2022
Course # 241-22-906-014
Status: OPEN
Type: Blended
Location: CREC PROGRAMS AND DIVISIONS - Community Education
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Date - 02/15/2022
 
Equity Council   
CREC's Equity Council provides educators in the CREC region regular opportunities to share policies, practices, and procedures to move toward an equitable system of education. The Council will review strategies that eliminate the predictability of outcomes for students who are racially, linguistically, economically diverse, who identify as LGBTQIA+, and who receive special education services. The group will review successful examples of local districts and districts from across the country that are identifying gaps in opportunities and intentionally dismantling the barriers that exist in their systems.
Course # 241-22-913-277  
Subjects # [Equity], [Social Justice]
Begin Date: 02/15/2022
Course # 241-22-913-277
Status: OPEN
Type: Online
Location: ONLINE VIRTUAL MEETING
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Date - 02/16/2022
 
AARC and AARC TVI Open House Informational Session   
The AARC program is a comprehensive program geared toward general education teachers who would like a special education cross endorsement (165) added to their certification. The AARC Teachers of the Blind and Visually Impaired (TVI) program is a comprehensive program geared towards special educators who hold a current 065 or 165 certifications. Qualifications: • Current special education teaching certificate ( TVI certification program) • Must be a certified teacher in an approved area for AARC program (e.g. elementary education, mathematics) • Have three years teaching experience (substitute experience will be considered)•Have a desire to work with students with disabilities.
Course # 241-22-913-140  
Subjects # [Special Education]
Begin Date: 02/16/2022
Course # 241-22-913-140
Status: OPEN
Type: Online
Location: ONLINE VIRTUAL MEETING
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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.
Course # 241-22-913-305  
Subjects # [TEAM]
Begin Date: 02/16/2022
Course # 241-22-913-305
Status: OPEN
Type: Online
Location: ONLINE VIRTUAL MEETING
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Date - 02/24/2022
 
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.
Course # 241-22-906-015  
Subjects # [Career Development]
Begin Date: 02/24/2022
Course # 241-22-906-015
Status: OPEN
Type: Blended
Location: CREC PROGRAMS AND DIVISIONS - Community Education
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Date - 02/25/2022
 
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. No cost to attend.
Course # 241-22-913-119  
Subjects # [Mathematics Instruction]
Begin Date: 02/25/2022
Course # 241-22-913-119
Status: OPEN
Type: Online
Location: ONLINE VIRTUAL MEETING
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Date - 02/28/2022
 
Social & Emotional Learning / Mindfulness Council   
This council will focus on current trends, research, and interventions related to Social and Emotional Learning. Participants will be able to network with staff from other districts, access resources, and learn the most current developments in the field. We will also engage in Mindfulness and yoga practices and will share expertise, valuable resources, and activities that can be used in any setting. No cost to attend.
Course # 241-22-913-095  
Subjects # [Mindfulness Instruction], [School Climate], [Social Emotional Learning]
Begin Date: 02/28/2022
Course # 241-22-913-095
Status: OPEN
Type: Online
Location: ONLINE VIRTUAL MEETING
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Date - 03/01/2022
 
A Whole New World: Exploring Virtual and Augmented Reality in Education   
Virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) are the wave of the future, and the future is now! In today's world, our students are often the ones teaching us about the latest and greatest technological innovation, and it takes work to keep up. In this session, participants will learn about and experience demonstrations of the most cutting edge VR and AR platforms, services, tools, and technology. Participants will explore how VR and AR can be implemented in educational settings to provide unique learning opportunities and capitalize on student interest and motivation. Participants will also engage in thoughtful discussions about the pros and cons of this style of learning. Learn how to unlock all the potential and experience that the outside world offers, right from within the comfort of your classroom!
Course # 241-22-913-158  
Subjects # [Administration and Supervision], [Special Education], [Speech/Language Instruction]
Begin Date: 03/01/2022
Course # 241-22-913-158
Status: OPEN
Type: Online
Location: ONLINE VIRTUAL MEETING
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Date - 03/02/2022
 
English Language Learners Council (Title III)   
English Language Learner district coordinators in the CREC region are invited to attend meetings to share best practices, emerging research on improving outcomes for EL students, and to proactively respond to the instructional shifts demanded by the Connecticut Common Core State Standards (CCSS), assessments, and the Connecticut English Language Proficiency (CELP) Standards. Members will engage in new thinking about instructional practices and collaborate to proactively respond to EL needs in their district. No cost to attend.
Course # 241-22-913-144  
Subjects # [ESL - English as a Second Language/ELL]
Begin Date: 03/02/2022
Course # 241-22-913-144
Status: OPEN
Type: Online
Location: ONLINE VIRTUAL MEETING
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Date - 03/03/2022
 
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.
Course # 241-22-906-012  
Subjects # [Career Development]
Begin Date: 03/03/2022
Course # 241-22-906-012
Status: OPEN
Type: Face to Face
Location: CREC PROGRAMS AND DIVISIONS - Community Education
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Date - 03/04/2022
 
Bridge to Kindergarten Series: Playful Math   
This workshop will explore the various ways early childhood teachers can integrate play-based numeracy experiences throughout the day. The focus will be on sharing engaging strategies for incorporating the program’s goals in developmentally appropriate ways.
Course # 241-22-913-105  
Subjects # [Mathematics Instruction]
Begin Date: 03/04/2022
Course # 241-22-913-105
Status: OPEN
Type: Online
Location: ONLINE VIRTUAL MEETING
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Date - 03/09/2022
 
Library Media Specialists Council   
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. No cost to attend event.
Course # 241-22-913-125  
Subjects # [Instructional Technology], [K-12 Education], [Technology]
Begin Date: 03/09/2022
Course # 241-22-913-125
Status: OPEN
Type: Online
Location: ONLINE VIRTUAL MEETING
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Science Council   
Science educators, coaches and administrators are invited to attend quarterly, virtual 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!
Course # 241-22-913-175  
Subjects # [Science Instruction]
Begin Date: 03/09/2022
Course # 241-22-913-175
Status: OPEN
Type: Online
Location: ONLINE VIRTUAL MEETING
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Date - 03/10/2022
 
Social Studies Council   
CREC region Social Studies teachers and district coordinators are invited to attend 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. No cost to attend.
Course # 241-22-913-137  
Subjects # [Mindfulness Instruction], [School Climate], [Social Emotional Learning]
Begin Date: 03/10/2022
Course # 241-22-913-137
Status: OPEN
Type: Online
Location: ONLINE VIRTUAL MEETING
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Date - 03/11/2022
 
Love, Laughter, and Learning — Promoting Social Emotional Learning and Mindfulness for Student Success   
The social and emotional well-being of students and staff is fundamental to drive school success. With so many competing priorities, how do we incorporate these essential skills into our everyday experience in schools? This event will focus on social emotional learning, mindfulness, and self-care with workshops taught by a variety of experienced practitioners. Join us for a day of learning beneficial wellness practices you can incorporate into your daily life as well as share with your students. Go to https://www.crec.org/mindfulness/conference.php to learn more.
Course # 241-22-913-280  
Subjects # [Mindfulness Instruction], [Self-care], [Social Emotional Learning]
Begin Date: 03/11/2022
Course # 241-22-913-280
Status: OPEN
Type: Online
Location: ONLINE VIRTUAL MEETING
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Date - 03/15/2022
 
Early Childhood Education Council   
Early Childhood educators (Pre-K) in CREC districts meet monthly to share best practices and engage in new thinking about instruction. Early Childhood educators are encouraged to attend these monthly meetings. Topics and speaker lists are developed by the group. No cost to attend.
Course # 241-22-913-134  
Subjects # [Early Childhood Education]
Begin Date: 03/15/2022
Course # 241-22-913-134
Status: OPEN
Type: Online
Location: ONLINE VIRTUAL MEETING
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Date - 03/18/2022
 
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. No cost to attend this workshop.
Course # 241-22-913-108  
Subjects # [Administration and Supervision]
Begin Date: 03/18/2022
Course # 241-22-913-108
Status: OPEN
Type: Online
Location: ONLINE VIRTUAL MEETING
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Language Arts Council   
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 bi-monthly meetings. Input from participants regarding topic selections will be encouraged in order to best meet the needs of the council membership. No cost to attend this event.
Course # 241-22-913-122  
Subjects # [Language Arts Instruction]
Begin Date: 03/18/2022
Course # 241-22-913-122
Status: CLOSED
Type: Online
Location: ONLINE VIRTUAL MEETING
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Date - 03/23/2022
 
RESC Alliance Curriculum Council   
As Connecticut’s top educational leaders continue to expand their administrator networks and to ensure a consistent understanding of CSDE and legislation expectations, the RESC Alliance will begin collaboratively hosting the RESC Alliance Curriculum Council meetings this year. Each meeting will be structured to balance the following: CSDE and legislative updates, Statewide networking and problem-solving, and Local agency updates, networking, and discussions. We look forward to supporting and collaborating with all of our curriculum leaders! No cost to attend this workshop.
Course # 241-22-913-253  
Subjects # [Curriculum]
Begin Date: 03/23/2022
Course # 241-22-913-253
Status: OPEN
Type: Online
Location: ONLINE VIRTUAL MEETING
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Date - 03/28/2022
 
Wilson Reading Training   
This workshop provides an overview of the Wilson Reading System.
Course # 241-22-913-100  
Subjects # [Administration and Supervision], [Curriculum], [Early Intervention], [Effective Teaching and Instruction], [Inclusive Education], [K-12 Education], [Language Arts Instruction], [Literacy/Reading Support], [School Improvement/School Turnaround], [Special Education], [Teacher Training]
Begin Date: 03/28/2022
Course # 241-22-913-100
Status: OPEN
Type: Online
Location: ONLINE VIRTUAL MEETING
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Date - 03/31/2022
 
Wow, I Can Read That!   
This synchronous virtual session that will take a deep dive into using digital tools for text accommodations and modifications. As a result of this session, participants will be able to describe adapting of readability of text, to demonstrate tools that can assist with easily adjusting readability of text for a wide-variety of learners, and will share resources for tools that can assist participants with differentiating and adapting reading for many learners. Online demos will occur in breakout rooms and a resource document will be provided. Text Modifications and Accommodations
Course # 241-22-913-291  
Subjects # [Assistive Technology], [Literacy/Reading Support], [Special Education], [Speech/Language Instruction]
Begin Date: 03/31/2022
Course # 241-22-913-291
Status: OPEN
Type: Online
Location: ONLINE VIRTUAL MEETING
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Date - 04/04/2022
 
Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) ONLINE Montessori Orientation 3-6 Bilingual (Albanian/English)/Association Montessori International (AMI) Kurs Online per Metoden Montessori, grupmosha 3-6   
For interested adults and parents, Montessori Training Center Northeast (MTCNE) is offering an ONLINE Montessori Orientation for ages 3-6 with delivery in English and Albanian. The course will include synchronistic meetings and at-your-own-pace learning, including theory, practical applications, readings, and discussions. This orientation provides an excellent overview from a Montessori perspective of the developmental growth for this age group. This 60 hour course combines both online learning and viewing and discussion forums plus 9 hours of online observation activities. Participants successfully completing the course will be awarded the AMI Montessori Orientation Certificate. Per prinder dhe te rritur te tjere te interesuar per metoden Montessori, Qendra per Trajnimin Montessori ne Ameriken Verilindore (MTCNE) ofron online kursin Montessori per grupmoshen 3-6 vjec, i cili do te mbahet paralelisht ne gjuhen angleze dhe perkthim ne gjuhen shqipe. Kursi do te perfshije si takime online ashtu edhe ore te rregjistruara paraprakisht ne formatin video qe mund t’i shikoni dhe degjoni ne kohen tuaj me te pershtatshme. Kursi permban pjesen teorike, aplikime praktike, lexime dhe diskutime. Ky kurs ben nje analize te shkelqyer te aspekteve zhvillimore te rritjes se femijeve te kesaj grupmoshe nga pikepamja Montessori. Ky kurs prej 60 oresh mesimore, kombinon mesimin online me diskutimin ne forume, si dhe 9 ore te vrojtimit online te femijes. Te gjithe ata qe rregjistrohen dhe e perfundojne me sukses kursin do te pajisen me Certifikaten Montesori per Kursin e Orientimit (AMI Montessori Orientation Certificate).
Course # 241-22-913-304  
Subjects # [Montessori]
Begin Date: 04/04/2022
Course # 241-22-913-304
Status: OPEN
Type: Online
Location: MTCNE, MTCNE -
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Date - 04/28/2022
 
Charting the LifeCourse/Person Centered Planning   
Participants in this workshop will become familiar with the Charting the LifeCourse Materials and learn how to utilize them for futures planning. Workshop Schedule Hours: Session 1 - 9:00-11:00 am; Session 2 - 12:30-2:30 pm. No cost to attend. No cost to attend.
Course # 241-22-913-161  
Subjects # [K-12 Education]
Begin Date: 04/28/2022
Course # 241-22-913-161
Status: OPEN
Type: Online
Location: ONLINE VIRTUAL MEETING
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TEAM District Facilitator Meeting   
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.
Course # 241-22-913-290  
Subjects # [TEAM]
Begin Date: 04/28/2022
Course # 241-22-913-290
Status: OPEN
Type: Online
Location: ONLINE VIRTUAL MEETING
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Date - 05/04/2022
 
English Language Learners Council (Title III)   
English Language Learner district coordinators in the CREC region are invited to attend meetings to share best practices, emerging research on improving outcomes for EL students, and to proactively respond to the instructional shifts demanded by the Connecticut Common Core State Standards (CCSS), assessments, and the Connecticut English Language Proficiency (CELP) Standards. Members will engage in new thinking about instructional practices and collaborate to proactively respond to EL needs in their district. No cost to attend.
Course # 241-22-913-145  
Subjects # [ESL - English as a Second Language/ELL]
Begin Date: 05/04/2022
Course # 241-22-913-145
Status: OPEN
Type: Online
Location: ONLINE VIRTUAL MEETING
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Next Steps in Math Workshop   
This half day workshop offers current teachers utilizing a Math Workshop model in their elementary classroom (K-5) the opportunity to explore common areas of concerns during math workshop. We will explore organization, increasing the rigor of math stations, student accountability in workstations, and teacher led small group instruction.
Course # 241-22-913-306  
Subjects # [Mathematics Instruction]
Begin Date: 05/04/2022
Course # 241-22-913-306
Status: OPEN
Type: Online
Location: ONLINE VIRTUAL MEETING
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Social & Emotional Learning / Mindfulness Council   
This council will focus on current trends, research, and interventions related to Social and Emotional Learning. Participants will be able to network with staff from other districts, access resources, and learn the most current developments in the field. We will also engage in Mindfulness and yoga practices and will share expertise, valuable resources, and activities that can be used in any setting. No cost to attend.
Course # 241-22-913-096  
Subjects # [Mindfulness Instruction], [School Climate], [Social Emotional Learning]
Begin Date: 05/04/2022
Course # 241-22-913-096
Status: OPEN
Type: Online
Location: ONLINE VIRTUAL MEETING
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Date - 05/10/2022
 
Equity Council   
CREC's Equity Council provides educators in the CREC region regular opportunities to share policies, practices, and procedures to move toward an equitable system of education. The Council will review strategies that eliminate the predictability of outcomes for students who are racially, linguistically, economically diverse, who identify as LGBTQIA+, and who receive special education services. The group will review successful examples of local districts and districts from across the country that are identifying gaps in opportunities and intentionally dismantling the barriers that exist in their systems.
Course # 241-22-913-278  
Subjects # [Equity], [Social Justice]
Begin Date: 05/10/2022
Course # 241-22-913-278
Status: OPEN
Type: Online
Location: ONLINE VIRTUAL MEETING
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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.
Course # 241-22-913-009  
Subjects # [TEAM]
Begin Date: 05/10/2022
Course # 241-22-913-009
Status: CANCELLED
Type: Online
Location: ONLINE VIRTUAL MEETING
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Date - 05/11/2022
 
Implementing Charting the LifeCourse   
This is a follow up session to the 2 part introduction series of Charting the LifeCourse. This session will allow participants to become more well versed in the implementation of Charting the LifeCourse using real examples. Participation in the introductory sessions is a pre-requisite for this workshop. No cost to attend.
Course # 241-22-913-264  
Subjects # [K-12 Education]
Begin Date: 05/11/2022
Course # 241-22-913-264
Status: OPEN
Type: Online
Location: ONLINE VIRTUAL MEETING
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Library Media Specialists Council   
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. No cost to attend event.
Course # 241-22-913-126  
Subjects # [Instructional Technology], [K-12 Education], [Technology]
Begin Date: 05/11/2022
Course # 241-22-913-126
Status: OPEN
Type: Online
Location: ONLINE VIRTUAL MEETING
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RESC Alliance Curriculum Council   
As Connecticut’s top educational leaders continue to expand their administrator networks and to ensure a consistent understanding of CSDE and legislation expectations, the RESC Alliance will begin collaboratively hosting the RESC Alliance Curriculum Council meetings this year. Each meeting will be structured to balance the following: CSDE and legislative updates, Statewide networking and problem-solving, and Local agency updates, networking, and discussions. We look forward to supporting and collaborating with all of our curriculum leaders! No cost to attend this workshop.
Course # 241-22-913-255  
Subjects # [Curriculum]
Begin Date: 05/11/2022
Course # 241-22-913-255
Status: OPEN
Type: Online
Location: ONLINE VIRTUAL MEETING
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Date - 05/12/2022
 
Social Studies Council   
CREC region Social Studies teachers and district coordinators are invited to attend 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. No cost to attend.
Course # 241-22-913-138  
Subjects # [Mindfulness Instruction], [School Climate], [Social Emotional Learning]
Begin Date: 05/12/2022
Course # 241-22-913-138
Status: OPEN
Type: Online
Location: ONLINE VIRTUAL MEETING
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Date - 05/13/2022
 
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. No cost to attend.
Course # 241-22-913-120  
Subjects # [Mathematics Instruction]
Begin Date: 05/13/2022
Course # 241-22-913-120
Status: OPEN
Type: Online
Location: ONLINE VIRTUAL MEETING
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Date - 05/17/2022
 
Early Childhood Education Council   
Early Childhood educators (Pre-K) in CREC districts meet monthly to share best practices and engage in new thinking about instruction. Early Childhood educators are encouraged to attend these monthly meetings. Topics and speaker lists are developed by the group. No cost to attend.
Course # 241-22-913-135  
Subjects # [Early Childhood Education]
Begin Date: 05/17/2022
Course # 241-22-913-135
Status: OPEN
Type: Online
Location: ONLINE VIRTUAL MEETING
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Science Council   
Science educators, coaches and administrators are invited to attend quarterly, virtual 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!
Course # 241-22-913-176  
Subjects # [Science Instruction]
Begin Date: 05/17/2022
Course # 241-22-913-176
Status: OPEN
Type: Online
Location: ONLINE VIRTUAL MEETING
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Date - 05/19/2022
 
IM Math: Pilot Curriculum Overview for Teachers K-5   
This module provides a preview of the IM Math curriculum to prepare teachers to pilot one or more units in the curriculum. It introduces participants to problem-based instruction and how it can be implemented in a classroom using the IM K–5 Math curriculum. Participants learn about the overall structure and design of the curriculum. They see an outline of a lesson plan and are exposed to other various components of the curriculum including centers, support for English language learners, support for students with disabilities, and routines. After this session, teachers will be ready to explore and pilot a single unit in their classrooms. Learning Goals: •Describe the structure of a lesson and the purpose of each component. •Describe what instructional routines are and how they are used in the curriculum. •Locate resources and opportunities to support access for students with disabilities and English learners.
Course # 241-22-913-284  
Subjects # [Mathematics Instruction]
Begin Date: 05/19/2022
Course # 241-22-913-284
Status: OPEN
Type: Online
Location: ONLINE VIRTUAL MEETING
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Date - 05/20/2022
 
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. No cost to attend this workshop.
Course # 241-22-913-109  
Subjects # [Administration and Supervision]
Begin Date: 05/20/2022
Course # 241-22-913-109
Status: OPEN
Type: Online
Location: ONLINE VIRTUAL MEETING
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