CREC: Capitol Region Education Council Public Catalog 
 
Search - Search by State
 To search for classes, enter data in one or more of the following fields and then click SEARCH. Just click SEARCH to find all classes!
Name of Activity Class
Keyword:
Course Code (Activity Code)
-
-
-
Subject Area
select
Topic Code
select
Topic/Subject:  
select
Date Range
Target Audience
select
State
    Quick Search   
Online Course   Face to Face   Currently Enrolled 

Date  
123
Page size:
 111 items in 3 pages
Activity
123
Page size:
 111 items in 3 pages
Date - 09/20/2021
 
Engagement and Achievement in Science Education: NGSS and Universal Design for Learning (K-12)   
ONGOING REGISTRATION! - The authors of NGSS explicitly name Universal Design for Learning (UDL) as a necessary tool for the creation of science units that are meaningful, accessible and challenging for all students. This asynchronous course provides participants with opportunities to become familiar with shifts in NGSS instruction and UDL guidelines, as well as opportunities to identify potential barriers and make adjustments to better support all students. Completion takes about 8-10 hours, and participants have two (2) months to finish all of the activities in the course. Note: Day of workshop, instructor will send access link to materials by 9AM. If you enroll after material release date, you will receive access link within five (5) days.
Course # 241-22-913-178  
Subjects # [Science Instruction], [Social Emotional Learning], [Social Justice and Equity], [Special Education]
Begin Date: 09/20/2021
Course # 241-22-913-178
Status: OPEN
Type: Online
Location: ONLINE VIRTUAL MEETING

Date - 10/01/2021
 
A Roadmap for the AAC Journey (Canvas)   
**ONGOING REGISTRATION - Closes 11/15/2021** 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.
Course # 241-22-913-267  
Subjects # [Communications], [K-12 Education], [Special Education]
Begin Date: 10/01/2021
Course # 241-22-913-267
Status: OPEN
Type: Online
Location: ONLINE VIRTUAL MEETING

Date - 10/20/2021
 
Assistive Technology for Secondary Students with SLD/Dyslexia Course   
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. Release of Materials on 10/20/2021.
Course # 241-22-913-156  
Subjects # [Assistive Technology], [Literacy/Reading Support], [Special Education]
Begin Date: 10/20/2021
Course # 241-22-913-156
Status: OPEN
Type: Online
Location: ONLINE VIRTUAL MEETING

Date - 10/27/2021
 
Anti-Racist Educator Framework Series   
Join us for this important workshop series focused on how to become an Anti-racist Educator. Throughout this series we will learn how to: · Engage in productive conversations about race · Apply an anti-racist equity lens to policy and practices· Develop a professional learning plan for culturally relevant pedagogy · Take a leadership role on equity and social justice projects in the community
Course # 241-22-913-256  
Subjects # [Equity], [Social Justice and Equity]
Begin Date: 10/27/2021
Course # 241-22-913-256
Status: OPEN
Type: Online
Location: ONLINE VIRTUAL MEETING

Date - 10/29/2021
 
New to Instructional Coaching? Starting off Right!   
This one day professional learning series is for new Instructional Coaches who have been recently hired for their role this 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 one day professional development is for brand new coaches with limited experience in the role.
Course # 241-22-913-262  
Subjects # [Coaching]
Begin Date: 10/29/2021
Course # 241-22-913-262
Status: CLOSED
Type:
Location: ONLINE VIRTUAL MEETING

Date - 11/02/2021
 
eesmarts - Climate Change for High School   
Educators are introduced to activities involving Earth’s natural cycles including the carbon cycle and how Earth’s climate has changed over time. They will look at evidence from the past through the study of proxies such as foraminifera, ice core data, the Albedo Effect, and phenology. They will also consider the impact of humans on the environment, and what can be done to lessen harmful effects. Some strategies for performing activities in virtual settings as well as in class during the global pandemic will be suggested. NGSS PE’s Addressed:HS-ESS2-2HS; ESS2-4HS; ESS2-6HS; ESS3-4HS; ESS3-5HS; ESS3-6
Course # 241-22-913-265  
Subjects # [Science Instruction]
Begin Date: 11/02/2021
Course # 241-22-913-265
Status: OPEN
Type: Online
Location: ONLINE VIRTUAL MEETING

 
eesmarts - Escape Room and Choose Your Own Adventure Workshop (Grades 5-8)   
This workshop features two interactive experiences developed to enhance the eesmarts curriculum or as a stand-alone to support NGSS. In the Escape Room, clues must be gathered and puzzles solved using science knowledge to successfully complete the challenge. The focus of the content in this particular activity involves the transformation of energy and its impact on the environment. In the Choose Your Own Adventure participants have the opportunity to meaningfully engage in design challenges and are provided complete data sets for a variety of tested variables that are accessed through the choices they make throughout the adventure. The examples offered showcase the efficiency of wind turbine blade designs, the strength of a variety of electromagnets, and how different surfaces on earth (arctic, desert, ocean, etc.) are impacted by the Greenhouse Effect. These two formats provoke high student interest and engagement due to their game-like nature. The use of technology lends itself very well to both in-person and remote learning. NGSS PE’s Addressed: MS-PS2-3; MS-PS3-1; MS-PS3-4; MS-PS4-2; MS-LS1-6; MS-ESS3-
Course # 241-22-913-266  
Subjects # [Science Instruction]
Begin Date: 11/02/2021
Course # 241-22-913-266
Status: OPEN
Type: Online
Location: ONLINE VIRTUAL MEETING

 
CREC Magnet Schools Nov 2, 20201 District-wide PD Day    *CREC Magnet Schools Staff Only
FULL SCHEDULE: 8:30-11:30 Secondary District PD Time at various locations focused by content/speciality - BRING DEVICE & HEADPHONES12:30 - 3:30 Elementary District PD Times at various locations focused by content/specialityIgnore the start/emd time listed in Protraxx scheudule field, This link is registration for elementary and secondary staff for district PL on 11/2 lasting 3 hours.
Course # 241-22-934-015  
Subjects # [Effective Teaching and Instruction]
Begin Date: 11/02/2021
Course # 241-22-934-015
Status: OPEN
Type: Face to Face
Location: OTHER

Date - 11/03/2021
 
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 # 241-22-913-006  
Subjects # [TEAM]
Begin Date: 11/03/2021
Course # 241-22-913-006
Status: OPEN
Type: Online
Location: ONLINE VIRTUAL MEETING

Date - 11/04/2021
 
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 # 241-22-906-006  
Subjects # [Career Development]
Begin Date: 11/04/2021
Course # 241-22-906-006
Status: OPEN
Type: Blended
Location: CREC PROGRAMS AND DIVISIONS - Community Education

 
NGSS Instructional Practices 2: Developing and Using Models (Secondary)   
This virtual workshop provides participants with the opportunity to review the major goals of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), identify strong student-centered instructional strategies focused on one of the Science and Engineering Practices (SEP) for in-person and virtual environments, and make adjustments accordingly to better address student needs.
Course # 241-22-913-215  
Subjects # [Science Instruction]
Begin Date: 11/04/2021
Course # 241-22-913-215
Status: OPEN
Type: Online
Location: ONLINE VIRTUAL MEETING

Date - 11/05/2021
 
Assessment of Afterschool Program Practices Tool (APT) for 21st CCLC Programs    Assessment of Afterschool Program Practices Tool (APT) for 21st CCLC Programs
The Assessment of Afterschool Program Practices Tool (APT) was developed by the National Institute on Out-of-School Time (NIOST) with 21st Century Community Learning Centers in mind! The APT provides a way for after school staff to access the quality of their services and use data to make program improvements. Quality after school programs produce positive outcomes in youth!
Course # 241-22-934-009  
Subjects # [Afterschool]
Begin Date: 11/05/2021
Course # 241-22-934-009
Status: OPEN
Type: Face to Face
Location: CREC Van Dyke Conference Center

Date - 11/08/2021
 
Seesaw and Google Classroom   
In this interactive virtual workshop participants will explore and identify how integrating Seesaw with Google Classroom can enhance student engagement for learning. Participants will explore how to use the Google Classroom roster to create Seesaw classes and share activities directly.
Course # 241-22-913-069  
Subjects # [Technical Education], [Technology]
Begin Date: 11/08/2021
Course # 241-22-913-069
Status: OPEN
Type: Online
Location: ONLINE VIRTUAL MEETING

 
Seesaw and Google Classroom   
In this interactive virtual workshop participants will explore and identify how integrating Seesaw with Google Classroom can enhance student engagement for learning. Participants will explore how to use the Google Classroom roster to create Seesaw classes and share activities directly.
Course # 241-22-913-070  
Subjects # [Technical Education], [Technology]
Begin Date: 11/08/2021
Course # 241-22-913-070
Status: OPEN
Type: Online
Location: ONLINE VIRTUAL MEETING

 
6 HR ANNUAL V ENDORSEMENT TRAINING   
CREC Transportation is offering a 2 day Zoom class, for those looking to acquire their 6 hr R-360 form to renew their V endorsement on their CT license or to remain qualified by attending the annual 6 HR V Endorsement Training on the CT DMV required topics. Completing the class will result in a R-360 form for "V endorsement renewal only" and a CST-3 form for the employer/employee driver qualification file. MUST ATTEND BOTH DAYS of the 2 day zoom class, 3 hours each day. THIS CLASS IS NOT FOR DRIVERS WHO NEED THE 10 HR TRAINING TO ACQUIRE THE V ENDORSEMENT FOR THE FIRST TIME.
Course # 241-22-971-001  
Subjects # [Transportation]
Begin Date: 11/08/2021
Course # 241-22-971-001
Status: OPEN
Type: Online
Location: ONLINE VIRTUAL MEETING

Date - 11/09/2021
 
Moving Matters   
Students (of all ages) are sedentary for longer and longer stretches of time which can have a negative impact on academic achievement as well as overall health. In addition, stress, which is common among children and teens, makes it difficult to focus and concentrate. Being and relaxed in mind and body is a pre-requisite to learning. But how can a teacher incorporate physical breaks without sacrificing valuable instructional time? Using simple yoga stretches and breathing techniques throughout the class period or day can enhance focus and concentration, ease anxiety and create a sense of connectedness in your classroom. Participants will: • Explore the connection between learning readiness and feeling safe and comfortable in body and mind • Learn simple breathing exercises and yoga stretches that can be easily integrated throughout the day without any special equipment, space or training • Have fun and reduce stress for both students and teachers!
Course # 241-22-913-092  
Subjects # [Mindfulness Instruction], [School Climate], [Social Emotional Learning]
Begin Date: 11/09/2021
Course # 241-22-913-092
Status: OPEN
Type: Online
Location: ONLINE VIRTUAL MEETING

 
NGSS Instructional Leadership Series (Secondary)   
In this blended learning series, participants will participate in virtual, collaborative sessions and be expected to complete individual reflective assignments between sessions. This course will expose participants to research-based leadership and coaching practices to support the development of adult learners and educational change. Strategies, tools, and case studies will be examined and analyzed to specifically support educators with implementing and supervising NGSS implementation through an equity lens.
Course # 241-22-913-243  
Subjects # [Science Instruction]
Begin Date: 11/09/2021
Course # 241-22-913-243
Status: OPEN
Type: Blended
Location: ONLINE VIRTUAL MEETING

Date - 11/10/2021
 
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 # 241-22-913-251  
Subjects # [Curriculum]
Begin Date: 11/10/2021
Course # 241-22-913-251
Status: OPEN
Type: Online
Location: ONLINE VIRTUAL MEETING

Date - 11/12/2021
 
Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) Montessori Refresher Course 2021    Primary 3-6 Diploma Holders
MTCNE is hosting an Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) Refresher Course in Hartford, CT. The Refresher Course is intended to provide AMI Diploma holders fresh perspectives and insights into the work they practice in the classroom daily. Gretchen Hall and Gerry Leonard, MTCNE’s very own Directors of Training, will be prepared to guide attendees through a deep dive into The Art of Writing: Supporting Self-Expression. The Refresher Course is open to all, though the AMI Refresher Course Certificate will only be awarded to AMI Diploma holders who complete the course requirements. There will be two registrations: AMI Diploma Holder REGISTRATION (OPEN NOW) and GENERAL REGISTRATION (opens Oct. 15, 2021).
Course # 241-22-913-183  
Subjects # [Montessori]
Begin Date: 11/12/2021
Course # 241-22-913-183
Status: OPEN
Type: Blended
Location: Montessori Training Center Northest, ONLINE VIRTUAL MEETING

 
Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) Montessori Refresher Course 2021    Elementary (6-12) Diploma Holders
MTCNE is hosting an Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) Refresher Course in Hartford, CT. The Refresher Course is intended to provide AMI Diploma holders fresh perspectives and insights into the work they practice in the classroom daily. Gretchen Hall and Gerry Leonard, MTCNE’s very own Directors of Training, will be prepared to guide attendees through a deep dive into The Art of Writing: Supporting Self-Expression. The Refresher Course is open to all, though the AMI Refresher Course Certificate will only be awarded to AMI Diploma holders who complete the course requirements. There will be two registrations: AMI Diploma Holder REGISTRATION (OPEN NOW) and GENERAL REGISTRATION (opens Oct. 15, 2021).
Course # 241-22-913-259  
Subjects # [Montessori]
Begin Date: 11/12/2021
Course # 241-22-913-259
Status: OPEN
Type: Blended
Location: Montessori Training Center Northest, ONLINE VIRTUAL MEETING

 
Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) Montessori Refresher Course 2021    Elementary (6-12) General
MTCNE is hosting an Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) Refresher Course in Hartford, CT. The Refresher Course is intended to provide AMI Diploma holders fresh perspectives and insights into the work they practice in the classroom daily. Gretchen Hall and Gerry Leonard, MTCNE’s very own Directors of Training, will be prepared to guide attendees through a deep dive into The Art of Writing: Supporting Self-Expression. The Refresher Course is open to all, though the AMI Refresher Course Certificate will only be awarded to AMI Diploma holders who complete the course requirements. There will be two registrations: AMI Diploma Holder REGISTRATION (OPEN NOW) and GENERAL REGISTRATION (opens Oct. 15, 2021).
Course # 241-22-913-260  
Subjects # [Montessori]
Begin Date: 11/12/2021
Course # 241-22-913-260
Status: OPEN
Type: Blended
Location: Montessori Training Center Northest, ONLINE VIRTUAL MEETING

 
Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) Montessori Refresher Course 2021    Primary (3-6) General
MTCNE is hosting an Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) Refresher Course in Hartford, CT. The Refresher Course is intended to provide AMI Diploma holders fresh perspectives and insights into the work they practice in the classroom daily. Gretchen Hall and Gerry Leonard, MTCNE’s very own Directors of Training, will be prepared to guide attendees through a deep dive into The Art of Writing: Supporting Self-Expression. The Refresher Course is open to all, though the AMI Refresher Course Certificate will only be awarded to AMI Diploma holders who complete the course requirements. There will be two registrations: AMI Diploma Holder REGISTRATION (OPEN NOW) and GENERAL REGISTRATION (opens Oct. 15, 2021).
Course # 241-22-913-261  
Subjects # [Montessori]
Begin Date: 11/12/2021
Course # 241-22-913-261
Status: OPEN
Type: Blended
Location: Montessori Training Center Northest, ONLINE VIRTUAL MEETING

Date - 11/16/2021
 
Connecting Mind, Body and Emotion for Student Success   
The research is compelling—students’ academic achievement is highly dependent on cognitive, physical, and emotional well-being. CASEL, the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning, identifies self-awareness and self-management as two important competencies for student success. How can we teach these important skills? Mindfulness, (awareness of the present moment with kindness and curiosity) and yoga, (mindful movement) help students become aware of their emotions, thoughts, and bodily sensations. This can have a positive impact on behavior, stress levels, relationships and the ability to focus and concentrate in and outside of school. In this workshop participants will: • Learn how mindfulness and yoga support all social and emotional learning programs • Experience mindfulness activities and mindful movement that can benefit teachers and student alike • Develop the skills and strategies for incorporating simple mindfulness, breathing, and movement activities with students K-12.
Course # 241-22-913-091  
Subjects # [Mindfulness Instruction], [School Climate], [Social Emotional Learning]
Begin Date: 11/16/2021
Course # 241-22-913-091
Status: OPEN
Type: Online
Location: ONLINE VIRTUAL MEETING

 
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 # 241-22-913-131  
Subjects # [Early Childhood Education]
Begin Date: 11/16/2021
Course # 241-22-913-131
Status: OPEN
Type: Online
Location: ONLINE VIRTUAL MEETING

 
NGSX Virtual Series: Becoming a Nex-Gen Science Teacher   
NGSX is partnering with CREC to offer a virtual pathway, Becoming a Next-Gen Science Teacher (V-BNGST), for new and veteran science teachers, STEM coaches, district science leaders, and any educator interested in learning about what NGSS looks like in action. This blended learning workshop series will be facilitated using the NGSX web-based professional learning program and consists of six full day, virtual live sessions. Facilitators will creatively and strategically use multiple web-based tools to engage participants in productive discussions, and review effective instructional strategies such as driving question boards, summary tables, and productive talk moves. In addition to the virtual sessions, participants will be expected to complete 30-60 minutes of additional asynchronous learning after each session. NOTE: When you enroll for this course, you are securing your spot only for 6 sessions. Each participant will have a materials box that they will need to pick up at CREC central. The instructor will send you an email before the start of the workshop with further details about pick-up and accessing the live sessions.
Course # 241-22-913-257  
Subjects # [Science Instruction]
Begin Date: 11/16/2021
Course # 241-22-913-257
Status: OPEN
Type: Blended
Location: ONLINE VIRTUAL MEETING

Date - 11/17/2021
 
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 # 241-22-913-139  
Subjects # [Special Education]
Begin Date: 11/17/2021
Course # 241-22-913-139
Status: OPEN
Type: Online
Location: ONLINE VIRTUAL MEETING

Date - 11/18/2021
 
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 # 241-22-906-007  
Subjects # [Career Development]
Begin Date: 11/18/2021
Course # 241-22-906-007
Status: OPEN
Type: Face to Face
Location: CREC PROGRAMS AND DIVISIONS - Community Education

Date - 11/19/2021
 
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 # 241-22-913-106  
Subjects # [Administration and Supervision]
Begin Date: 11/19/2021
Course # 241-22-913-106
Status: OPEN
Type: Online
Location: ONLINE VIRTUAL MEETING

 
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 # 241-22-913-117  
Subjects # [Language Arts Instruction]
Begin Date: 11/19/2021
Course # 241-22-913-117
Status: OPEN
Type: Online
Location: ONLINE VIRTUAL MEETING

Date - 11/29/2021
 
Wilson Reading Training   
This workshop provides an overview of the Wilson Reading System.
Course # 241-22-913-099  
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: 11/29/2021
Course # 241-22-913-099
Status: OPEN
Type: Online
Location: ONLINE VIRTUAL MEETING

Date - 11/30/2021
 
NGSS Instructional Practices 6: Constructing Explanations and Designing Solutions (Secondary)   
This virtual workshop provides participants with the opportunity to review the major goals of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), identify strong student-centered instructional strategies focused on one of the Science and Engineering Practices (SEP) for in-person and virtual environments, and make adjustments accordingly to better address student needs.
Course # 241-22-913-231  
Subjects # [Science Instruction]
Begin Date: 11/30/2021
Course # 241-22-913-231
Status: OPEN
Type: Online
Location: ONLINE VIRTUAL MEETING

Date - 12/01/2021
 
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 # 241-22-913-007  
Subjects # [TEAM]
Begin Date: 12/01/2021
Course # 241-22-913-007
Status: CLOSED
Type: Online
Location: ONLINE VIRTUAL MEETING

Date - 12/02/2021
 
Multi-Tiered Systems of Support and Restorative Practices   
This workshop will describe the rationale for Restorative Practices in schools, identify and demonstrate a continuum of restorative practices and discuss a restorative approach as an alternative to traditional discipline practices. Participants will examine strategies for aligning and integrating Restorative Practices within a multi-tiered system of support.
Course # 241-22-913-155  
Subjects # [Administration and Supervision], [Behavioral/Mental Health], [Early Intervention], [Effective Teaching and Instruction], [Inclusive Education], [K-12 Education], [Professional Development], [Special Education], [Teacher Training]
Begin Date: 12/02/2021
Course # 241-22-913-155
Status: CANCELLED
Type: Online
Location: ONLINE VIRTUAL MEETING

Date - 12/07/2021
 
NGSS Instructional Practices 7: Engaging in Argument from Evidence (Secondary)   
This virtual workshop provides participants with the opportunity to review the major goals of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), identify strong student-centered instructional strategies focused on one of the Science and Engineering Practices (SEP) for in-person and virtual environments, and make adjustments accordingly to better address student needs.
Course # 241-22-913-235  
Subjects # [Science Instruction]
Begin Date: 12/07/2021
Course # 241-22-913-235
Status: OPEN
Type: Online
Location: ONLINE VIRTUAL MEETING

Date - 12/08/2021
 
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 # 241-22-913-143  
Subjects # [ESL - English as a Second Language/ELL]
Begin Date: 12/08/2021
Course # 241-22-913-143
Status: OPEN
Type: Online
Location: ONLINE VIRTUAL MEETING

 
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 # 241-22-913-124  
Subjects # [Instructional Technology], [K-12 Education], [Technology]
Begin Date: 12/08/2021
Course # 241-22-913-124
Status: OPEN
Type: Online
Location: ONLINE VIRTUAL MEETING

Date - 12/09/2021
 
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 # 241-22-906-008  
Subjects # [Career Development]
Begin Date: 12/09/2021
Course # 241-22-906-008
Status: OPEN
Type: Blended
Location: CREC PROGRAMS AND DIVISIONS - Community Education

 
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 # 241-22-913-276  
Subjects # [Equity], [Social Justice]
Begin Date: 12/09/2021
Course # 241-22-913-276
Status: OPEN
Type: Online
Location: ONLINE VIRTUAL MEETING

 
Seesaw Activity Blast   
In this interactive virtual workshop, we will explore creating a multipage, station-based, workshop-based, and choice board activity. Participants will learn how to integrate scratch off, spotlights, magnifiers, dice, and identify best practices for creating activities whether you are teaching face to face or remote. We will review how to embed screencasts, video, and audio in activities to support all learners.Note: If you're using the free version of Seesaw, not all premium activity features will be available.
Course # 241-22-913-073  
Subjects # [Technical Education], [Technology]
Begin Date: 12/09/2021
Course # 241-22-913-073
Status: OPEN
Type: Online
Location: ONLINE VIRTUAL MEETING

 
Seesaw Activity Blast   
In this interactive virtual workshop, we will explore creating a multipage, station-based, workshop-based, and choice board activity. Participants will learn how to integrate scratch off, spotlights, magnifiers, dice, and identify best practices for creating activities whether you are teaching face to face or remote. We will review how to embed screencasts, video, and audio in activities to support all learners.Note: If you're using the free version of Seesaw, not all premium activity features will be available.
Course # 241-22-913-074  
Subjects # [Technical Education], [Technology]
Begin Date: 12/09/2021
Course # 241-22-913-074
Status: OPEN
Type: Online
Location: ONLINE VIRTUAL MEETING

 
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 # 241-22-913-094  
Subjects # [Mindfulness Instruction], [School Climate], [Social Emotional Learning]
Begin Date: 12/09/2021
Course # 241-22-913-094
Status: OPEN
Type: Online
Location: ONLINE VIRTUAL MEETING

 
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 # 241-22-913-136  
Subjects # [Mindfulness Instruction], [School Climate], [Social Emotional Learning]
Begin Date: 12/09/2021
Course # 241-22-913-136
Status: OPEN
Type: Online
Location: ONLINE VIRTUAL MEETING

 
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 # 241-22-913-275  
Subjects # [Assistive Technology], [Literacy/Reading Support], [Special Education], [Speech/Language Instruction]
Begin Date: 12/09/2021
Course # 241-22-913-275
Status: OPEN
Type: Online
Location: ONLINE VIRTUAL MEETING

Date - 12/10/2021
 
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. You wiill be notified when books are available for pick-up.
Course # 241-22-913-269  
Subjects # [Secondary Education], [Special Education], [Speech/Language Instruction]
Begin Date: 12/10/2021
Course # 241-22-913-269
Status: OPEN
Type: Blended
Location: On-Line Course

Date - 12/15/2021
 
Google Classroom: Getting Started   
This virtual session will showcase the layout and features of Google Classroom at the beginner level. We will review the learning platform from the teacher and student perspective to support effective instruction in and out of the school building.
Course # 241-22-913-049  
Subjects # [Technical Education], [Technology]
Begin Date: 12/15/2021
Course # 241-22-913-049
Status: OPEN
Type: Online
Location: ONLINE VIRTUAL MEETING

 
Google Classroom: Getting Started   
This virtual session will showcase the layout and features of Google Classroom at the beginner level. We will review the learning platform from the teacher and student perspective to support effective instruction in and out of the school building.
Course # 241-22-913-050  
Subjects # [Technical Education], [Technology]
Begin Date: 12/15/2021
Course # 241-22-913-050
Status: OPEN
Type: Online
Location: ONLINE VIRTUAL MEETING

Date - 12/17/2021
 
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 # 241-22-913-118  
Subjects # [Mathematics Instruction]
Begin Date: 12/17/2021
Course # 241-22-913-118
Status: OPEN
Type: Online
Location: ONLINE VIRTUAL MEETING

 
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. You wiill be notified when books are available for pick-up.
Course # 241-22-913-270  
Subjects # [Secondary Education], [Special Education], [Speech/Language Instruction]
Begin Date: 12/17/2021
Course # 241-22-913-270
Status: OPEN
Type: Blended
Location: On-Line Course

 
Assessment of Afterschool Program Practices Tool (APT) for 21st CCLC Programs    Assessment of Afterschool Program Practices Tool (APT) for 21st CCLC Programs
The Assessment of Afterschool Program Practices Tool (APT) was developed by the National Institute on Out-of-School Time (NIOST) with 21st Century Community Learning Centers in mind! The APT provides a way for after school staff to access the quality of their services and use data to make program improvements. Quality after school programs produce positive outcomes in youth!
Course # 241-22-934-010  
Subjects # [Afterschool]
Begin Date: 12/17/2021
Course # 241-22-934-010
Status: CANCELLED
Type: Face to Face
Location: CREC Van Dyke Conference Center

Date - 01/04/2022
 
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 # 241-22-913-174  
Subjects # [Science Instruction]
Begin Date: 01/04/2022
Course # 241-22-913-174
Status: OPEN
Type: Online
Location: ONLINE VIRTUAL MEETING