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Date - 04/27/2022
 
TEAM Module 5    *CREC Staff Only
Module 5 will introduce beginning teachers to the Code of Professional Responsibility for Educators and is designed to educate and raise awareness about the multitude of ethical and professional dilemmas faced by educators today. The focus of Module 5 is to raise a level of awareness about the Code of Professional Responsibilities and to discuss your professional obligations and the potential consequences of misconduct. This is a TEAM training and is unpaid.
Course # 241-22-934-021  
Subjects # [TEAM]
Begin Date: 04/27/2022
Course # 241-22-934-021
Status: OPEN
Type: Online
Location: On-Line Course
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Date - 08/10/2022
 
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 # 241-23-913-042  
Subjects # [Equity], [ESL - English as a Second Language/ELL], [K-12 Education]
Begin Date: 08/10/2022
Course # 241-23-913-042
Status: CANCELLED
Type: Face to Face
Location: CREC CENTRAL
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Date - 08/11/2022
 
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 # 241-23-906-005  
Subjects # [Career Development]
Begin Date: 08/11/2022
Course # 241-23-906-005
Status: OPEN
Type: Face to Face
Location: CREC PROGRAMS AND DIVISIONS - Community Education
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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 linguistic supports in any educational setting.
Course # 241-23-913-043  
Subjects # [Equity], [ESL - English as a Second Language/ELL], [K-12 Education]
Begin Date: 08/11/2022
Course # 241-23-913-043
Status: CANCELLED
Type: Face to Face
Location: CREC CENTRAL
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Date - 08/12/2022
 
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 # 241-23-913-044  
Subjects # [Equity], [ESL - English as a Second Language/ELL], [K-12 Education]
Begin Date: 08/12/2022
Course # 241-23-913-044
Status: CANCELLED
Type: Face to Face
Location: CREC CENTRAL
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Date - 08/16/2022
 
IM 3-5 Math: Establishing Instructional Routines   
An IM Certified Facilitator will lead this 3-5 module where participants will experience three key instructional routines from the IM curriculum. Participants explore the conditions that support these instructional routines and explain how instructional routines can promote equity by inviting all students to access grade-level content.
Course # 241-23-913-026  
Subjects # [Mathematics Instruction]
Begin Date: 08/16/2022
Course # 241-23-913-026
Status: CANCELLED
Type: Online
Location: ONLINE VIRTUAL MEETING
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IM K-2 Math: Establishing Instructional Routines   
An IM Certified Facilitator will lead this K-2 module where participants will experience three key instructional routines from the IM curriculum. Participants explore the conditions that support these instructional routines and explain how instructional routines can promote equity by inviting all students to access grade-level content.
Course # 241-23-913-027  
Subjects # [Mathematics Instruction]
Begin Date: 08/16/2022
Course # 241-23-913-027
Status: CANCELLED
Type: Online
Location: ONLINE VIRTUAL MEETING
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IM Math: Instructional Routines (6-8)   
An IM Certified Facilitator will lead this 6-8 module where participants will experience three key instructional routines from the IM curriculum, and then have a chance to plan and rehearse a routine which they can use with students this year. Participants explore the conditions that support these instructional routines to be successful, leading to classrooms where students are sharing their thinking and actively comparing their ideas to their classmates’ ideas.
Course # 241-23-913-024  
Subjects # [Mathematics Instruction]
Begin Date: 08/16/2022
Course # 241-23-913-024
Status: OPEN
Type: Online
Location: ONLINE VIRTUAL MEETING
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IM Math: Instructional Routines (9-12)   
An IM Certified Facilitator will lead this 9-12 module where participants will experience three key instructional routines from the IM curriculum, and then have a chance to plan and rehearse a routine which they can use with students this year. Participants explore the conditions that support these instructional routines to be successful, leading to classrooms where students are sharing their thinking and actively comparing their ideas to their classmates’ ideas.
Course # 241-23-913-025  
Subjects # [Mathematics Instruction]
Begin Date: 08/16/2022
Course # 241-23-913-025
Status: CANCELLED
Type: Online
Location: ONLINE VIRTUAL MEETING
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Date - 08/17/2022
 
IM K–5 Math: Observing in a Problem-Based Classroom   
What does effective problem-based learning look and sound like? School leaders will use video to focus on student learning behaviors in a problem-based classroom, make connections between teacher moves and student learning behaviors, and reflect on how to support teacher learning.
Course # 241-23-913-028  
Subjects # [Mathematics Instruction]
Begin Date: 08/17/2022
Course # 241-23-913-028
Status: CANCELLED
Type: Online
Location: ONLINE VIRTUAL MEETING
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Date - 08/18/2022
 
ETS® ParaPro Assessment Test Preparation Class   
CREC is now offering 2-hour test preparation classes for individuals who need to take the ETS ParaPro Assessment. As an official testing site, we are committed to providing services that will help you prepare for, and ultimately pass the test.
Course # 241-22-906-036  
Subjects # [Career Development]
Begin Date: 08/18/2022
Course # 241-22-906-036
Status: OPEN
Type:
Location: CREC PROGRAMS AND DIVISIONS - Community Education
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IM 6-12 Math: Focus on Mathematical Discourse 1   
How can student discourse lay the foundation for an impactful synthesis? The purpose of this session is to use samples of student work to explore ways to plan and structure synthesizing discussions based on students sharing their ideas. Synthesis is a key part of a problem-based lesson. Teachers apply this learning with their grade-level colleagues in planning for an upcoming lesson.
Course # 241-23-913-029  
Subjects # [Mathematics Instruction]
Begin Date: 08/18/2022
Course # 241-23-913-029
Status: OPEN
Type: Online
Location: ONLINE VIRTUAL MEETING
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New to Instructional Coaching? Starting the Year off Right   
This two day workshop is for new Instructional Coaches who have been recently hired for their role in the upcoming school year. Identify the skills and techniques required to transition from teacher to instructional coach. Participants will have the opportunity to explore different coaching models, learn about coaching cycles, how to work with adults, and strategies to be successful in this new role over the course of a school year. This two day professional development is for brand new coaches with limited experience in the role.
Course # 241-23-913-052  
Subjects # [Coaching]
Begin Date: 08/18/2022
Course # 241-23-913-052
Status: OPEN
Type: Face to Face
Location: CREC CENTRAL
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Date - 08/22/2022
 
Teachers Academy 2022 - Year 1 Teachers    *CREC Employees Only (COPY)
FOR CREC STAFF ONLY: All teachers entering their first year at CREC are required to attend Teachers Academy. Sessions will encourage meaningful, collegial conversations, inspire collaborative problem solving and innovative thinking, and result in resources for immediate classroom application. Session Schedule here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1yKFsFF1IffZVoAvQ9VbsgPsf0m-HnRpTTfvzTKRsgvw/edit?usp=sharing
Course # 241-23-934-003  
Subjects # [Culturally Relevant Teaching], [Curriculum], [Effective Teaching and Instruction], [Inclusive Education], [TEAM]
Begin Date: 08/22/2022
Course # 241-23-934-003
Status: OPEN
Type: Blended
Location: CREC MAGNET SCHOOLS - Academy of Aerospace and Engineering HS
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Teachers Academy 2022 - Years 2/3+    CREC Staff Only
FOR CREC STAFF ONLY: All CREC teachers are welcome to attend this annual event! Sessions will encourage meaningful collegial conversations; inspire collaborative problem solving and innovative thinking; and result in resources for immediate classroom application. Year 2/3 teachers are asked to register here for synchronous sessions that are outlined in the Teachers Academy catalog.
Course # 241-23-934-001  
Subjects # [Culturally Relevant Teaching], [Curriculum], [Effective Teaching and Instruction], [Equity]
Begin Date: 08/22/2022
Course # 241-23-934-001
Status: OPEN
Type: Face to Face
Location: CREC Aerospace and Engineering High/Middle School
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Date - 08/23/2022
 
Introduction to Math Workshop   
This workshop offers an overview on how to initiate, support and sustain math workshop in the elementary classroom. This workshop is an introduction to math workshop. Participants should have no prior training of math workshop and are looking for practical first steps to begin implementation. Participants will learn how to support content and differentiation to meet the needs of diverse learners using the workshop model. We will address different structures, routines and rituals, and connect to state standards in the workshop model.
Course # 241-23-913-053  
Subjects # [Mathematics Instruction]
Begin Date: 08/23/2022
Course # 241-23-913-053
Status: OPEN
Type: Face to Face
Location: CREC CENTRAL
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Date - 08/25/2022
 
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 # 241-23-906-006  
Subjects # [Career Development]
Begin Date: 08/25/2022
Course # 241-23-906-006
Status: OPEN
Type: Face to Face
Location: CREC PROGRAMS AND DIVISIONS - Community Education
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Next Steps in Math Workshop   
This 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 # 241-23-913-054  
Subjects # [Mathematics Instruction]
Begin Date: 08/25/2022
Course # 241-23-913-054
Status: OPEN
Type: Face to Face
Location: CREC CENTRAL
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Date - 08/29/2022
 
Launch 2022    CREC Staff Only
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.
Course # 241-23-934-004  
Subjects # [Curriculum]
Begin Date: 08/29/2022
Course # 241-23-934-004
Status: OPEN
Type: Face to Face
Location: Civic Leadership High School, CREC IMS, CREC - Academy of Science and Innovation , CREC Aerospace and Engineering High/Middle School, CREC Ana Grace Acdemy of the Arts (GHAA Elem), CREC CENTRAL, CREC Discovery Academy, CREC Greater Hartford Academy of Arts HS (Colt Building), CREC MAGNET SCHOOLS - Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts HS - Learning Corridor, CREC Museum Academy, CREC Two Rivers Magnet Middle School, CREC University of Hartford Magnet School, Glastonbury-East Hartford Magnet School , New Britain Museum of American Art
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Date - 08/30/2022
 
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 # 241-23-913-140  
Subjects # [Early Childhood Education]
Begin Date: 08/30/2022
Course # 241-23-913-140
Status: OPEN
Type: Online
Location: ONLINE VIRTUAL MEETING
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Date - 09/08/2022
 
ETS® ParaPro Assessment Test Preparation Class   
CREC is now offering 2-hour test preparation classes for individuals who need to take the ETS ParaPro Assessment. As an official testing site, we are committed to providing services that will help you prepare for, and ultimately pass the test.
Course # 241-22-906-037  
Subjects # [Career Development]
Begin Date: 09/08/2022
Course # 241-22-906-037
Status: OPEN
Type:
Location: CREC PROGRAMS AND DIVISIONS - Community Education
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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 # 241-23-906-007  
Subjects # [Career Development]
Begin Date: 09/08/2022
Course # 241-23-906-007
Status: OPEN
Type: Face to Face
Location: CREC PROGRAMS AND DIVISIONS - Community Education
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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 # 241-23-913-051  
Subjects # [ESL - English as a Second Language/ELL], [K-12 Education]
Begin Date: 09/08/2022
Course # 241-23-913-051
Status: OPEN
Type: Face to Face
Location: CREC CENTRAL
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Date - 09/09/2022
 
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 # 241-23-913-016  
Subjects # [TEAM]
Begin Date: 09/09/2022
Course # 241-23-913-016
Status: CLOSED
Type: Online
Location: ONLINE VIRTUAL MEETING
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Date - 09/15/2022
 
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 # 241-23-906-008  
Subjects # [Career Development]
Begin Date: 09/15/2022
Course # 241-23-906-008
Status: OPEN
Type: Face to Face
Location: CREC PROGRAMS AND DIVISIONS - Community Education
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Date - 09/20/2022
 
Early Childhood Education Council   
Early Childhood Educators in CREC districts meet bi-monthly during the school year. The mission of the Early Childhood Educators Council is to embrace collaboration, improve teaching and learning, and promote excellence and equity in early childhood education through opportunities to network with colleagues, share solutions around problems of practice, and build professional capacity.
Course # 241-23-913-117  
Subjects # [Early Childhood Education]
Begin Date: 09/20/2022
Course # 241-23-913-117
Status: OPEN
Type: Online
Location: ONLINE VIRTUAL MEETING
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Date - 09/22/2022
 
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 # 241-23-906-009  
Subjects # [Career Development]
Begin Date: 09/22/2022
Course # 241-23-906-009
Status: OPEN
Type: Face to Face
Location: CREC PROGRAMS AND DIVISIONS - Community Education
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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 # 241-23-913-058  
Subjects # [ESL - English as a Second Language/ELL]
Begin Date: 09/22/2022
Course # 241-23-913-058
Status: OPEN
Type: Online
Location: ONLINE VIRTUAL MEETING
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Fall TEAM District Facilitator Zoom 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 # 241-23-913-067  
Subjects # [TEAM]
Begin Date: 09/22/2022
Course # 241-23-913-067
Status: OPEN
Type: Online
Location: ONLINE VIRTUAL MEETING
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Date - 09/23/2022
 
New to Instructional Coaching? Starting the Year off Right   
This professional learning series is for new Instructional Coaches who have been recently hired for their role in the upcoming school year. Identify the skills and techniques required to transition from teacher to instructional coach. Participants will have the opportunity to explore different coaching models, learn about coaching cycles, how to work with adults, and strategies to be successful in this new role over the course of a school year. This professional development series is for brand new coaches with limited experience in the role. Identify skills needed to move from the classroom to Instructional Coach role.[Instructional Coaching][Administrators], [Instructional Coaches ], [Superintendents]
Course # 241-23-913-114  
Subjects # [Instructional Coaching]
Begin Date: 09/23/2022
Course # 241-23-913-114
Status: OPEN
Type: Online
Location: ONLINE VIRTUAL MEETING
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Date - 09/27/2022
 
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 # 241-23-913-022  
Subjects # [TEAM]
Begin Date: 09/27/2022
Course # 241-23-913-022
Status: CLOSED
Type: Online
Location: ONLINE VIRTUAL MEETING
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Date - 09/29/2022
 
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 # 241-23-906-010  
Subjects # [Career Development]
Begin Date: 09/29/2022
Course # 241-23-906-010
Status: OPEN
Type: Face to Face
Location: CREC PROGRAMS AND DIVISIONS - Community Education
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Professional Learning Community: Strategies for Multilingual Learners (ELs) Series   
Join a professional learning community that will explore a variety of ways to support Multilingual Learners (ELs) and foster language development in a six sessions series! This PLC will meet virtually once a month for an hour to delve deep into a language support strategy topic. Participants will have the opportunity to implement the strategy in practice in between sessions. As part of the PLC, they will network and collaborate with each other as they reflect on and fine-tune strategy implementation. PLC Schedule: September 29- Student Talk and Interaction; October 27- Vocabulary; December 1- Translanguaging; January 12- Facilitating Comprehension; February 16- Check for Understanding; March 23- Build and Activate Background Knowledge"
Course # 241-23-913-046  
Subjects # [Equity], [ESL - English as a Second Language/ELL]
Begin Date: 09/29/2022
Course # 241-23-913-046
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 # 241-23-913-093  
Subjects # [Mindfulness Instruction], [School Climate], [Social Emotional Learning]
Begin Date: 09/29/2022
Course # 241-23-913-093
Status: OPEN
Type: Online
Location: ONLINE VIRTUAL MEETING
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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 - 10/03/2022
 
A Roadmap for the AAC Journey (Canvas Course)   
**ONGOING REGISTRATION - Closes 1/8/2023** 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 # 241-23-913-101  
Subjects # [Special Education]
Begin Date: 10/03/2022
Course # 241-23-913-101
Status: OPEN
Type: Online
Location: ONLINE VIRTUAL MEETING
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Bridge to Kindergarten Series: Authentic Assessment in Early Childhood   
In this session, participants will explore the various ways to gather authentic assessment data in the early childhood classroom. Specific attention will be given to tools and techniques for gathering formative assessment data to inform instruction. Intended audience: Pre-K and Kindergarten teachers.
Course # 241-23-913-129  
Subjects # [Assessment]
Begin Date: 10/03/2022
Course # 241-23-913-129
Status: OPEN
Type: Online
Location: ONLINE VIRTUAL MEETING
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IM 6-8 Focus on Vertical Alignment: Ratio and Proportion   
How might teachers leverage the coherence of IM 6–12 Math in order to enhance access to grade-level mathematics for students? The purpose of this session is to uncover and explore the development of topics, mathematical diagrams, and representations in the curriculum for ratios and proportional relationships.
Course # 241-23-913-037  
Subjects # [Mathematics Instruction]
Begin Date: 10/03/2022
Course # 241-23-913-037
Status: OPEN
Type: Online
Location: ONLINE VIRTUAL MEETING
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Date - 10/05/2022
 
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 # 241-23-913-087  
Subjects # [Science Instruction]
Begin Date: 10/05/2022
Course # 241-23-913-087
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 # 241-23-913-079  
Subjects # [Mindfulness Instruction], [School Climate], [Social Emotional Learning]
Begin Date: 10/05/2022
Course # 241-23-913-079
Status: OPEN
Type: Online
Location: ONLINE VIRTUAL MEETING
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Date - 10/06/2022
 
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 # 241-23-906-011  
Subjects # [Career Development]
Begin Date: 10/06/2022
Course # 241-23-906-011
Status: OPEN
Type: Face to Face
Location: CREC PROGRAMS AND DIVISIONS - Community Education
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Educator SEL: Preventing Teacher Burnout to Increase student SEL skills: A 3 part series   
Research findings suggest that teachers trained in social-emotional wellness and interventions are more resilient and effective against the consequences of burnout symptoms. Teahcer burnout decreases positive classroom practices, postive decision making and postive classroom climate. This workshop will introduce a SEL tool for self-reflection. This tool will asses all 5 SEL Competencies. Educators will leave the session with an action plan to improve their own social emotional wellness and implement this into their classrooms for improved student social emotional wellness. This will ultimately create a better learning environment, more postive teacher-student relationships and more effective instruction leaving students with better academic performance, greater self-efficacy, and higher quality relationships both in and out of school.
Course # 241-23-913-134  
Subjects # [Self-care], [Social Emotional Learning]
Begin Date: 10/06/2022
Course # 241-23-913-134
Status: OPEN
Type: Online
Location: ONLINE VIRTUAL MEETING
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Date - 10/07/2022
 
Assistive Technology Consortium - Workshop 1: Topic to be determined   
Assistive Technology consortium workshops are scheduled four times a year and cover a variety of topics.
Course # 241-23-913-145  
Subjects # [Assistive Technology], [Special Education], [Speech/Language Instruction]
Begin Date: 10/07/2022
Course # 241-23-913-145
Status: OPEN
Type: Online
Location: ONLINE VIRTUAL MEETING
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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 # 241-23-913-109  
Subjects # [Administration and Supervision]
Begin Date: 10/07/2022
Course # 241-23-913-109
Status: OPEN
Type: Online
Location: ONLINE VIRTUAL MEETING
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Date - 10/12/2022
 
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: 10/12/2022
Course # 241-23-913-099
Status: OPEN
Type: Online
Location: ONLINE VIRTUAL MEETING
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Date - 10/13/2022
 
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 # 241-23-906-012  
Subjects # [Career Development]
Begin Date: 10/13/2022
Course # 241-23-906-012
Status: OPEN
Type: Face to Face
Location: CREC PROGRAMS AND DIVISIONS - Community Education
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Date - 10/18/2022
 
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 # 241-23-913-141  
Subjects # [Early Childhood Education]
Begin Date: 10/18/2022
Course # 241-23-913-141
Status: OPEN
Type: Online
Location: ONLINE VIRTUAL MEETING
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Date - 10/19/2022
 
Igniting Change - CT RESC Alliance   
Join the RESC Alliance on Wednesday, October 19th from 8:30-4:00 for the fall Igniting Change conference. Two nationally renowned keynote speakers, Principal Baruti Kafele and Dr. Rich Milner, will inspire participants to ignite change in their schools and districts. Breakout sessions will be offered aligned to four equity-centered pathways: Grading Reform, Culturally Responsive Pedagogy, Inclusive School Culture, and Equity-Centered Leadership. There will be additional time for networking. Breakfast and lunch will be served.
Course # 241-23-913-057  
Subjects # [Equity], [Leadership], [Professional Development]
Begin Date: 10/19/2022
Course # 241-23-913-057
Status: OPEN
Type: Face to Face
Location: CT Convention Center
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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 # 241-23-913-149  
Subjects # [Language Arts Instruction]
Begin Date: 10/19/2022
Course # 241-23-913-149
Status: OPEN
Type: Online
Location: ONLINE VIRTUAL MEETING
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Business, Finance, and Marketing Professional Learning Conference   
Business, Finance, and Marketing educators are welcome to join us for the day. We will have an inspiring keynote speaker, hands-on sessions with resources for immediate implementation in the classroom, and a lunchtime panel of experts. There is no cost to attend the Conference.
Course # 241-23-934-005  
Subjects # [Curriculum]
Begin Date: 10/19/2022
Course # 241-23-934-005
Status: CANCELLED
Type: Face to Face
Location: Gateway Community College
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