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Date - 09/30/2022
 
Assistive Technology for Secondary Students with SLD/Dyslexia (Canvas Course)   
ON GOING REGISTRATION (closes 1/8/2023) - 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. Release of Materials on 9/30/2022.
Course # 241-23-913-106  
Subjects # [Assistive Technology], [Literacy/Reading Support], [Special Education]
Begin Date: 09/30/2022
Course # 241-23-913-106
Status: OPEN
Type: Online
Location: ONLINE VIRTUAL MEETING
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Date - 12/13/2022
 
Early Childhood Directors Council   
Early Childhood Directors of community programs in CREC districts meet bi-monthly throughout the year. The mission of the Early Childhood Directors Council is to improve leadership and practice through opportunities to network with colleagues, share solutions around problems of practice, and build professional capacity. The Council meets from 9:30-10:30 and is followed by an optional book study from 10:30-11:00. Topics and book selections are developed by the group. No cost to attend.
Course # 241-23-913-125  
Subjects # [Early Childhood Education]
Begin Date: 12/13/2022
Course # 241-23-913-125
Status: OPEN
Type: Online
Location: ONLINE VIRTUAL MEETING
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Science Council   
Science educators, coaches and administrators are invited to attend 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 # 241-23-913-088  
Subjects # [Science Instruction]
Begin Date: 12/13/2022
Course # 241-23-913-088
Status: OPEN
Type: Online
Location: ONLINE VIRTUAL MEETING
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Date - 12/14/2022
 
Language Arts Council   
CREC’s Language Arts Council provides Language Arts teachers 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 quarterly 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 # 241-23-913-150  
Subjects # [Language Arts Instruction]
Begin Date: 12/14/2022
Course # 241-23-913-150
Status: OPEN
Type: Online
Location: ONLINE VIRTUAL MEETING
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Date - 12/15/2022
 
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 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.
Course # 241-23-906-019  
Subjects # [Career Development]
Begin Date: 12/15/2022
Course # 241-23-906-019
Status: OPEN
Type: Face to Face
Location: CREC PROGRAMS AND DIVISIONS - Community Education
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Assistive Technology Consortium - Workshop 2: Implementing AAC in the Schools   
Assistive Technology consortium workshops are scheduled four times a year and cover a variety of topics.
Course # 241-23-913-146  
Subjects # [Assistive Technology], [Special Education], [Speech/Language Instruction]
Begin Date: 12/15/2022
Course # 241-23-913-146
Status: OPEN
Type: Online
Location: ONLINE VIRTUAL MEETING
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Small Group Instruction for Multilingual Learners (ELs)   
This workshop is geared towards new ML/EL teachers and other educators who work with Multilingual Learners (ELs) in small groups but have limited knowledge about language acquisition, including interventionists, coaches and tutors. In this session, participants will explore strategies, linguistic supports and effective ways to structure small group instruction to support language development. Participants will gain an understanding of how to determine student language needs in order to create language goals and targets and monitor language growth.
Course # 241-23-913-047  
Subjects # [ESL - English as a Second Language/ELL], [K-12 Education]
Begin Date: 12/15/2022
Course # 241-23-913-047
Status: OPEN
Type: Online
Location: ONLINE VIRTUAL MEETING
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Structured Literacy Series: Systematic Teaching of Basic Literacy Skills   
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. No cost to attend.
Course # 241-23-913-157  
Subjects # [Secondary Education], [Special Education], [Speech/Language Instruction]
Begin Date: 12/15/2022
Course # 241-23-913-157
Status: CLOSED
Type: Blended
Location: ONLINE VIRTUAL MEETING
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Date - 12/19/2022
 
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.
Course # 241-23-913-048  
Subjects # [Equity], [ESL - English as a Second Language/ELL], [K-12 Education]
Begin Date: 12/19/2022
Course # 241-23-913-048
Status: OPEN
Type: Online
Location: ONLINE VIRTUAL MEETING
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Date - 01/06/2023
 
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 # 241-23-913-018  
Subjects # [TEAM]
Begin Date: 01/06/2023
Course # 241-23-913-018
Status: CLOSED
Type: Online
Location: ONLINE VIRTUAL MEETING
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Date - 01/09/2023
 
A Roadmap for the AAC Journey (Canvas Course)   
**ONGOING REGISTRATION - Closes 5/15/2023** Are you working with a nonspeaking child for the first time? Do you have a student using AAC inconsistently or in ineffective ways? You might be wondering where to begin, or where to go from here! In this asynchronous self-paced session, participants will begin to explore, build, and refine practical knowledge of the best practices in alternative and augmentative communication (AAC). Participants will explore relevant evidence based practice, resources, tools, and strategies to become better communication partners and facilitators of meaningful and functional communication. Participants will be given a certificate of completion at the end of the course. Coursework must be completed by 6/2/2023.
Course # 241-23-913-102  
Subjects # [Special Education]
Begin Date: 01/09/2023
Course # 241-23-913-102
Status: OPEN
Type: Online
Location: ONLINE VIRTUAL MEETING
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Date - 01/10/2023
 
Introduction to Becoming Anti-Racist Educator: Creating Change in Your Self, Profession, Community, and Beyond   
In this four session series, participants will engage in their growth and development around identity, deficit thinking, culturally relevant and sustaining pedagogy, and anti-racism. This development will enable participants to make change at the individual, professional, and community levels from all positions in an educational organization. Recommended Prerequisites: a growth mindset, desire to learn from / about others, and self-reflective attitude. All Sessions are virtual, with asynchronous content available in-between sessions.
Course # 241-23-913-173  
Subjects # [Equity], [School Climate]
Begin Date: 01/10/2023
Course # 241-23-913-173
Status: OPEN
Type: Blended
Location: On-Line Course
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LRE/Inclusive Practices for Students with Significant Learning Disabilities   
The session will provide educators (special education, general education, related services providers and administrators) with evidenced based practices and curriculum frameworks to support learners with significant disabilities access the curriculum to demonstrate success.
Course # 241-23-913-153  
Subjects # [Special Education]
Begin Date: 01/10/2023
Course # 241-23-913-153
Status: OPEN
Type: Face to Face
Location: CREC CENTRAL
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Date - 01/11/2023
 
Open Choice Leadership for Equity Institute   
These sessions are designed for administrators and educators who work with students enrolled in their suburban school districts. This interactive professional learning opportunity is a half-day format that takes place once a month via Zoom and is designed for a team representing either a school district or a school.• Learn strategies to productively push back against critical race theory accusations, book banning campaigns and more.• Learn the role institutional racism, white fragility, white privilege, color blindness and redlining play in supporting a structural racism framework within education.• Hear one school leader’s description of the implementation of culturally responsive practices and racially equitable policies in her school, the analysis done, tools used, and the outcomes six years later.• Hear students and their advisors describe student-led equity efforts within their schools, along with the growth and development of those efforts over a five-year span.• Hear parents from Hartford who send their children to suburban school districts describe their experiences and how educator actions and/or inactions increased trust or mistrust. Q & A opportunity.•Share with other school district educators' effective strategies and potential approaches to addressing ongoing challenges.
Course # 241-23-938-001  
Subjects # [Equity], [Inclusive Education], [Leadership], [Racial Equity]
Begin Date: 01/11/2023
Course # 241-23-938-001
Status: OPEN
Type: Online
Location: ONLINE VIRTUAL MEETING
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Date - 01/12/2023
 
Bridge to Kindergarten Series: STEAM   
This workshop will explore the various ways early childhood teachers can integrate play-based discovery and creative art experiences throughout the day. The focus will be on sharing engaging strategies for incorporating the program’s goals in developmentally appropriate ways. Intended audience: Pre-K and Kindergarten teachers.
Course # 241-23-913-131  
Subjects # [Mathematics Instruction]
Begin Date: 01/12/2023
Course # 241-23-913-131
Status: OPEN
Type: Online
Location: ONLINE VIRTUAL MEETING
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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.
Course # 241-23-913-049  
Subjects # [Equity], [ESL - English as a Second Language/ELL], [K-12 Education]
Begin Date: 01/12/2023
Course # 241-23-913-049
Status: OPEN
Type: Online
Location: ONLINE VIRTUAL MEETING
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Digging into the 8 Scientific and Engineering Practices (SEPs): Students as “Social Do-ers” in the Post Pandemic Classroom - Session 1. Asking Questions & Defining Problems   
The COVID-19 pandemic has created many challenges for students and educators alike. Social interactions that used to be normal in a classroom have become a challenge for even the veteran educator. This workshop series repositions the Scientific and Engineering Practices (SEPs) at the forefront of instructional design to reconnect students in the science classroom as “social do-ers.” Each workshop is a standalone (register for each session individually) and will focus on the SEP described in the subtitle. Teachers, coaches, and administrators will walk away with newly designed instructional plans to implement in the classroom. Sessions include: 1.Asking Questions & Defining Problems; 2. Developing and Using Models; 3. Planning and Carrying out Investigations; 4. Analyzing and Interpreting Data; 5. Using Mathematics and Computational Thinking; 6. Constructing Explanations and Designing Solutions; 7. Engaging in Argument from Evidence; and 8. Obtaining, Evaluating, and Communicating Information.
Course # 241-23-913-180  
Subjects # [Science Instruction]
Begin Date: 01/12/2023
Course # 241-23-913-180
Status: OPEN
Type: Online
Location: ONLINE VIRTUAL MEETING
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Instructional Coaching Professional Learning Series   
This series of trainings is for new instructional coaches who have been in their role for less than two years. Over the course of four 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.
Course # 241-23-913-114  
Subjects # [Instructional Coaching]
Begin Date: 01/12/2023
Course # 241-23-913-114
Status: OPEN
Type: Online
Location: ONLINE VIRTUAL MEETING
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Structured Literacy Series: Systematic Teaching of Basic Literacy Skills   
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. No cost to attend.
Course # 241-23-913-107  
Subjects # [Secondary Education], [Special Education], [Speech/Language Instruction]
Begin Date: 01/12/2023
Course # 241-23-913-107
Status: CLOSED
Type: Blended
Location: ONLINE VIRTUAL MEETING
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The Anti-Racism Handbook Book Club   
This book group welcomes all people who are interested in understanding foundational concepts while cultivating an antiracist mindset that can be used to make sustainable changes within their communities. Through the sessions, participants will use this workbook-style text to explore complex topics of racial injustice and empower individuals with strategies and skills for confronting racism in personal, professional, and community spaces. Recommended Prerequisite: Open minded attitude. Required: The Anti-Racism Handbook:Practical Tools to Shift Your Mindset and Uproot Racism in Your Life and Community (The Social Justice Handbook Series) - by Edith G. Arrington and Thema Bryant-Davis (purchase on own).
Course # 241-23-913-177  
Subjects # [Equity]
Begin Date: 01/12/2023
Course # 241-23-913-177
Status: OPEN
Type: Online
Location: On-Line Course
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Date - 01/17/2023
 
Digging into the 8 Scientific and Engineering Practices (SEPs): Students as “Social Do-ers” in the Post Pandemic Classroom - Session 2. Developing and Using Models   
The COVID-19 pandemic has created many challenges for students and educators alike. Social interactions that used to be normal in a classroom have become a challenge for even the veteran educator. This workshop series repositions the Scientific and Engineering Practices (SEPs) at the forefront of instructional design to reconnect students in the science classroom as “social do-ers.” Each workshop is a standalone (register for each session individually) and will focus on the SEP described in the subtitle. Teachers, coaches, and administrators will walk away with newly designed instructional plans to implement in the classroom. Sessions include: 1.Asking Questions & Defining Problems; 2. Developing and Using Models; 3. Planning and Carrying out Investigations; 4. Analyzing and Interpreting Data; 5. Using Mathematics and Computational Thinking; 6. Constructing Explanations and Designing Solutions; 7. Engaging in Argument from Evidence; and 8. Obtaining, Evaluating, and Communicating Information.
Course # 241-23-913-181  
Subjects # [Science Instruction]
Begin Date: 01/17/2023
Course # 241-23-913-181
Status: OPEN
Type: Online
Location: ONLINE VIRTUAL MEETING
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Early Childhood Education Council   
Early Childhood educators (Pre-K) in CREC districts meet bi-monthly during the school year. The mission of the Early Childhood Educators Council is to improve teaching and learning through opportunities to network with colleagues, share solutions around problems of practice, and build professional capacity. The Council meets from 1:00-2:00 and is followed by an optional book study from 2:00-2:30. Topics and book selections are developed by the group. No cost to attend.
Course # 241-23-913-119  
Subjects # [Early Childhood Education]
Begin Date: 01/17/2023
Course # 241-23-913-119
Status: OPEN
Type: Online
Location: ONLINE VIRTUAL MEETING
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Transition 101 for Middle School Teams- 2 part series   
High Quality Transition Planning is essential not only in high school, but in middle school as well. This 2 part series is designed for middle school special education teachers, case managers and special education teams. Pursuant to state statute, effective July 1, 2021, transition services are required for each child requiring special education beginning no later than the first individualized education program (IEP) to be in effect when such child turns 14 years of age, or younger if determined appropriate by the planning and placement team (PPT), and updated annually thereafter. Now, more than ever, it is best practice to begin transition planning as early as possible. This workshop will provide middle school teachers and teams will with a detailed scope and sequence of how to transition plan from the exit of elementary school up to the transition to high school.
Course # 241-23-913-133  
Subjects # [Transition Services]
Begin Date: 01/17/2023
Course # 241-23-913-133
Status: OPEN
Type: Online
Location: ONLINE VIRTUAL MEETING
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Date - 01/18/2023
 
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.
Course # 241-23-913-060  
Subjects # [ESL - English as a Second Language/ELL]
Begin Date: 01/18/2023
Course # 241-23-913-060
Status: OPEN
Type: Online
Location: ONLINE VIRTUAL MEETING
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Introduction: 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. You must attend both am and pm sessions. No cost to attend.
Course # 241-23-913-142  
Subjects # [Special Education]
Begin Date: 01/18/2023
Course # 241-23-913-142
Status: OPEN
Type: Online
Location: ONLINE VIRTUAL MEETING
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Date - 01/19/2023
 
Continuing to Become an Anti-Racist Educator: Transforming Policies and Practices for Justice   
In this four session series, participants will continue their efforts beyond the foundations of equity, diversity and inclusion and move deeper into different types of racism, white supremacy, education policy, and education reform vs. transformative education. 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. This continued development will enable participants to make change at the individual, professional, and community levels for educators from all positions in an organization. Recommended prerequisites: General understanding of some/all of the topics included in the “Becoming an Anti-Racist Educator: Creating Change in Your Self, Classroom, Community, and Beyond”. Such as social identity, privilege, equity vs equality, deficit thinking, culturally relevant pedagogy, and culturally responsive teaching. All Sessions are virtual, with asynchronous content available in-between sessions.
Course # 241-23-913-174  
Subjects # [Equity], [School Climate]
Begin Date: 01/19/2023
Course # 241-23-913-174
Status: OPEN
Type: Blended
Location: On-Line Course
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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.
Course # 241-23-913-050  
Subjects # [Equity], [ESL - English as a Second Language/ELL], [K-12 Education]
Begin Date: 01/19/2023
Course # 241-23-913-050
Status: OPEN
Type: Online
Location: ONLINE VIRTUAL MEETING
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Date - 01/25/2023
 
Digging into the 8 Scientific and Engineering Practices (SEPs): Students as “Social Do-ers” in the Post Pandemic Classroom - Session 3. Planning and Carrying out Investigations   
The COVID-19 pandemic has created many challenges for students and educators alike. Social interactions that used to be normal in a classroom have become a challenge for even the veteran educator. This workshop series repositions the Scientific and Engineering Practices (SEPs) at the forefront of instructional design to reconnect students in the science classroom as “social do-ers.” Each workshop is a standalone (register for each session individually) and will focus on the SEP described in the subtitle. Teachers, coaches, and administrators will walk away with newly designed instructional plans to implement in the classroom. Sessions include: 1.Asking Questions & Defining Problems; 2. Developing and Using Models; 3. Planning and Carrying out Investigations; 4. Analyzing and Interpreting Data; 5. Using Mathematics and Computational Thinking; 6. Constructing Explanations and Designing Solutions; 7. Engaging in Argument from Evidence; and 8. Obtaining, Evaluating, and Communicating Information.
Course # 241-23-913-182  
Subjects # [Science Instruction]
Begin Date: 01/25/2023
Course # 241-23-913-182
Status: OPEN
Type: Online
Location: ONLINE VIRTUAL MEETING
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Date - 01/27/2023
 
IM 3–5 Math Winter Module: Planning with a Focus on Student Thinking   
How can planning based on what students know support us in instructional decision-making? In this session, teachers will explore a variety of strategies for attending to student thinking in order to support lesson planning. They will use student work to help inform decisions both before the lesson while they are planning and during the lesson while they are instructing. Teachers will reflect on how to support student thinking from all students in the classroom, and not just a select few.
Course # 241-23-913-032  
Subjects # [Mathematics Instruction]
Begin Date: 01/27/2023
Course # 241-23-913-032
Status: OPEN
Type: Face to Face
Location: CREC CENTRAL
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IM K–2 Math Winter Module: Planning with a Focus on Student Thinking   
How can planning based on what students know support us in instructional decision-making? In this session, teachers will explore a variety of strategies for attending to student thinking in order to support lesson planning. They will use student work to help inform decisions both before the lesson while they are planning and during the lesson while they are instructing. Teachers will reflect on how to support student thinking from all students in the classroom, and not just a select few.
Course # 241-23-913-038  
Subjects # [Mathematics Instruction]
Begin Date: 01/27/2023
Course # 241-23-913-038
Status: OPEN
Type: Face to Face
Location: CREC CENTRAL
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Date - 02/01/2023
 
Digging into the 8 Scientific and Engineering Practices (SEPs): Students as “Social Do-ers” in the Post Pandemic Classroom - Session 4. Analyzing and Interpreting Data   
The COVID-19 pandemic has created many challenges for students and educators alike. Social interactions that used to be normal in a classroom have become a challenge for even the veteran educator. This workshop series repositions the Scientific and Engineering Practices (SEPs) at the forefront of instructional design to reconnect students in the science classroom as “social do-ers.” Each workshop is a standalone (register for each session individually) and will focus on the SEP described in the subtitle. Teachers, coaches, and administrators will walk away with newly designed instructional plans to implement in the classroom. Sessions include: 1.Asking Questions & Defining Problems; 2. Developing and Using Models; 3. Planning and Carrying out Investigations; 4. Analyzing and Interpreting Data; 5. Using Mathematics and Computational Thinking; 6. Constructing Explanations and Designing Solutions; 7. Engaging in Argument from Evidence; and 8. Obtaining, Evaluating, and Communicating Information.
Course # 241-23-913-183  
Subjects # [Science Instruction]
Begin Date: 02/01/2023
Course # 241-23-913-183
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 # 241-23-913-023  
Subjects # [TEAM]
Begin Date: 02/01/2023
Course # 241-23-913-023
Status: OPEN
Type: Online
Location: ONLINE VIRTUAL MEETING
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Date - 02/02/2023
 
Autism Toolbox   
Participants and/or teams in this workshop will learn strategies to support students on the autism spectrum in all environments of the school. Teachers, paraprofessionals and related service providers will leave with a toolbox of strategies to support inclusivity in the general education classroom and special education settings that they can bring back to their classrooms the very next day.
Course # 241-23-913-100  
Subjects # [Autism], [Career Development], [Special Education]
Begin Date: 02/02/2023
Course # 241-23-913-100
Status: OPEN
Type: Online
Location: ONLINE VIRTUAL MEETING
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Date - 02/03/2023
 
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 # 241-23-913-111  
Subjects # [Administration and Supervision]
Begin Date: 02/03/2023
Course # 241-23-913-111
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 # 241-23-913-019  
Subjects # [TEAM]
Begin Date: 02/03/2023
Course # 241-23-913-019
Status: OPEN
Type: Online
Location: ONLINE VIRTUAL MEETING
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Date - 02/06/2023
 
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!
Course # 241-23-913-089  
Subjects # [Science Instruction]
Begin Date: 02/06/2023
Course # 241-23-913-089
Status: OPEN
Type: Online
Location: ONLINE VIRTUAL MEETING
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Date - 02/07/2023
 
Digging into the 8 Scientific and Engineering Practices (SEPs): Students as “Social Do-ers” in the Post Pandemic Classroom - Session 5. Using Mathematics and Computational Thinking   
The COVID-19 pandemic has created many challenges for students and educators alike. Social interactions that used to be normal in a classroom have become a challenge for even the veteran educator. This workshop series repositions the Scientific and Engineering Practices (SEPs) at the forefront of instructional design to reconnect students in the science classroom as “social do-ers.” Each workshop is a standalone (register for each session individually) and will focus on the SEP described in the subtitle. Teachers, coaches, and administrators will walk away with newly designed instructional plans to implement in the classroom. Sessions include: 1.Asking Questions & Defining Problems; 2. Developing and Using Models; 3. Planning and Carrying out Investigations; 4. Analyzing and Interpreting Data; 5. Using Mathematics and Computational Thinking; 6. Constructing Explanations and Designing Solutions; 7. Engaging in Argument from Evidence; and 8. Obtaining, Evaluating, and Communicating Information.
Course # 241-23-913-184  
Subjects # [Science Instruction]
Begin Date: 02/07/2023
Course # 241-23-913-184
Status: OPEN
Type: Online
Location: ONLINE VIRTUAL MEETING
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Date - 02/15/2023
 
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 # 241-23-913-116  
Subjects # [Special Education]
Begin Date: 02/15/2023
Course # 241-23-913-116
Status: OPEN
Type: Online
Location: ONLINE VIRTUAL MEETING
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Language Arts Council   
CREC’s Language Arts Council provides Language Arts teachers 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 quarterly 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 # 241-23-913-151  
Subjects # [Language Arts Instruction]
Begin Date: 02/15/2023
Course # 241-23-913-151
Status: OPEN
Type: Online
Location: ONLINE VIRTUAL MEETING
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Social Studies Council   
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 # 241-23-913-081  
Subjects # [Social Studies]
Begin Date: 02/15/2023
Course # 241-23-913-081
Status: OPEN
Type: Online
Location: ONLINE VIRTUAL MEETING
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Date - 02/16/2023
 
Digging into the 8 Scientific and Engineering Practices (SEPs): Students as “Social Do-ers” in the Post Pandemic Classroom - Session 6. Constructing Explanations and Designing Solutions   
The COVID-19 pandemic has created many challenges for students and educators alike. Social interactions that used to be normal in a classroom have become a challenge for even the veteran educator. This workshop series repositions the Scientific and Engineering Practices (SEPs) at the forefront of instructional design to reconnect students in the science classroom as “social do-ers.” Each workshop is a standalone (register for each session individually) and will focus on the SEP described in the subtitle. Teachers, coaches, and administrators will walk away with newly designed instructional plans to implement in the classroom. Sessions include: 1.Asking Questions & Defining Problems; 2. Developing and Using Models; 3. Planning and Carrying out Investigations; 4. Analyzing and Interpreting Data; 5. Using Mathematics and Computational Thinking; 6. Constructing Explanations and Designing Solutions; 7. Engaging in Argument from Evidence; and 8. Obtaining, Evaluating, and Communicating Information.
Course # 241-23-913-185  
Subjects # [Science Instruction]
Begin Date: 02/16/2023
Course # 241-23-913-185
Status: OPEN
Type: Online
Location: ONLINE VIRTUAL MEETING
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Date - 02/21/2023
 
Early Childhood Directors Council   
Early Childhood Directors of community programs in CREC districts meet bi-monthly throughout the year. The mission of the Early Childhood Directors Council is to improve leadership and practice through opportunities to network with colleagues, share solutions around problems of practice, and build professional capacity. The Council meets from 9:30-10:30 and is followed by an optional book study from 10:30-11:00. Topics and book selections are developed by the group. No cost to attend.
Course # 241-23-913-126  
Subjects # [Early Childhood Education]
Begin Date: 02/21/2023
Course # 241-23-913-126
Status: OPEN
Type: Online
Location: ONLINE VIRTUAL MEETING
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Date - 02/28/2023
 
Assistive Technology Consortium - Workshop 3: Topic to be determined   
Assistive Technology consortium workshops are scheduled four times a year and cover a variety of topics.
Course # 241-23-913-147  
Subjects # [Assistive Technology], [Special Education], [Speech/Language Instruction]
Begin Date: 02/28/2023
Course # 241-23-913-147
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 # 241-23-913-094  
Subjects # [Mindfulness Instruction], [School Climate], [Social Emotional Learning]
Begin Date: 02/28/2023
Course # 241-23-913-094
Status: OPEN
Type: Online
Location: ONLINE VIRTUAL MEETING
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Date - 03/03/2023
 
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 # 241-23-913-020  
Subjects # [TEAM]
Begin Date: 03/03/2023
Course # 241-23-913-020
Status: OPEN
Type: Online
Location: ONLINE VIRTUAL MEETING
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Date - 03/10/2023
 
Digging into the 8 Scientific and Engineering Practices (SEPs): Students as “Social Do-ers” in the Post Pandemic Classroom - 7. Engaging in Argument from Evidence   
The COVID-19 pandemic has created many challenges for students and educators alike. Social interactions that used to be normal in a classroom have become a challenge for even the veteran educator. This workshop series repositions the Scientific and Engineering Practices (SEPs) at the forefront of instructional design to reconnect students in the science classroom as “social do-ers.” Each workshop is a standalone (register for each session individually) and will focus on the SEP described in the subtitle. Teachers, coaches, and administrators will walk away with newly designed instructional plans to implement in the classroom. Sessions include: 1.Asking Questions & Defining Problems; 2. Developing and Using Models; 3. Planning and Carrying out Investigations; 4. Analyzing and Interpreting Data; 5. Using Mathematics and Computational Thinking; 6. Constructing Explanations and Designing Solutions; 7. Engaging in Argument from Evidence; and 8. Obtaining, Evaluating, and Communicating Information.
Course # 241-23-913-186  
Subjects # [Science Instruction]
Begin Date: 03/10/2023
Course # 241-23-913-186
Status: OPEN
Type: Online
Location: ONLINE VIRTUAL MEETING
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Date - 03/15/2023
 
Digging into the 8 Scientific and Engineering Practices (SEPs): Students as “Social Do-ers” in the Post Pandemic Classroom - 8. Obtaining, Evaluating, and Communicating Information   
The COVID-19 pandemic has created many challenges for students and educators alike. Social interactions that used to be normal in a classroom have become a challenge for even the veteran educator. This workshop series repositions the Scientific and Engineering Practices (SEPs) at the forefront of instructional design to reconnect students in the science classroom as “social do-ers.” Each workshop is a standalone (register for each session individually) and will focus on the SEP described in the subtitle. Teachers, coaches, and administrators will walk away with newly designed instructional plans to implement in the classroom. Sessions include: 1.Asking Questions & Defining Problems; 2. Developing and Using Models; 3. Planning and Carrying out Investigations; 4. Analyzing and Interpreting Data; 5. Using Mathematics and Computational Thinking; 6. Constructing Explanations and Designing Solutions; 7. Engaging in Argument from Evidence; and 8. Obtaining, Evaluating, and Communicating Information.
Course # 241-23-913-187  
Subjects # [Science Instruction]
Begin Date: 03/15/2023
Course # 241-23-913-187
Status: OPEN
Type: Online
Location: ONLINE VIRTUAL MEETING
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Date - 03/16/2023
 
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.
Course # 241-23-913-061  
Subjects # [ESL - English as a Second Language/ELL]
Begin Date: 03/16/2023
Course # 241-23-913-061
Status: OPEN
Type: Online
Location: ONLINE VIRTUAL MEETING
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Date - 03/17/2023
 
Defining, Understanding, and Supporting Neurodiversity in the Public Schools   
In today’s diverse classroom, the need to both understand and create opportunities for success for neurodiverse learners is greater than ever. Students arrive in schools with varying levels of experience, self awareness, abilities, and preferences, which are not always best supported by the neurotypical way of doing things. In this virtual workshop, participants will explore the history and present day principles of neurodiversity through a diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) lens. Participants will identify and explore ways of delivering and differentiating instruction in mindful, culturally relevant ways that ensure each learner is given equitable opportunities to grow and advocate for their needs. Through analysis of case studies, resources, and discussion, participants will have opportunities to reflect on their own practices and discuss future implications.
Course # 241-23-913-105  
Subjects # [Autism], [Child and Family Development], [Culturally Relevant Teaching], [Elementary], [Equity], [Inclusive Education], [K-12 Education], [Paraprofessional Support], [Special Education], [Students with Disabilities]
Begin Date: 03/17/2023
Course # 241-23-913-105
Status: OPEN
Type: Face to Face
Location: CREC CENTRAL
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Date - 03/20/2023
 
Implementation: Charting the LifeCourse/Person Centered Planning   
This workshop is a follow up the the Introduction: Charting the LifeCourse series. Participants will become more well versed in the implementation of Charting the LifeCourse using real examples. Participants must have participated in the introduction course to enroll.
Course # 241-23-913-099  
Subjects # [K-12 Education]
Begin Date: 03/20/2023
Course # 241-23-913-099
Status: OPEN
Type: Online
Location: ONLINE VIRTUAL MEETING
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