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Conference Name
Launch 2022
Description
FOR CREC STAFF ONLY: All CREC certified staff are welcome to attend this annual event! Sessions will encourage meaningful collegial conversations; Professional learning required for ALL CREC teachers and certified staff members and optional for paraeducators and associate instructors (at supervisor's discretion.) Launch focuses on new or revised curriculum as well as the introduction of the 2022-23 areas of focus. Sessions are assigned based on position and content area.
Sub Title
CREC Staff Only
Session Type
Multiple Session
Year Code
2022-2023
Status
OPEN
Maximum Attendance
1000
Max # of Awards
6.5
Min # of Awards
0
Code
241-23-934-004
Topic/Subject:  
934 Magnet Schools
Activity Type
Face to Face
Equivalent
No
Subject Area
[Curriculum]
Target Audience
[CREC Staff]
Area of Focus
No Associated Area of Focus
Award
COC
Objectives
CREC teachers and certified staff will feel prepared for the 2022-23 school year, equipped with new or revised curriculum and an improved professional practice through the lens of the 2022-23 areas of focus.
Additional Notes
Address
OTHER

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Schedule(s)
 DateStart TimeEnd TimeTitleLocationDescriptionRoomAddressInstructor

Date -- 08/29/2022

 08/29/20228:30AM11:30AMGrade 1 -5 Classroom Paraeducators, Associate Instructors, and TutorsGlastonbury-East Hartford Magnet School Overview of Structured Literacy/Continuation of Structured Literacy. (For those that received training last year) Cafe, Gym, Library95 Oak Street Glastonbury, Connecticut SARAH B MANGIAFICO
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 08/29/20228:30AM11:30AMSecondary Paraeducators, AIs, and Tutors, and behavior support staff, RBTsCREC MAGNET SCHOOLS - Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts HS - Learning CorridorRestorative Behavior Management Tools & Strategies (AM Only) DESCRIPTION: How to decrease the likelihood of continued misbehaviors in all area of your school.Theater of the Performing Arts  DANA K TURNQUEST
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 08/29/20228:30AM3:30PMAll Art TeachersNew Britain Museum of American Art30 Americans: building relationships through art: Teachers will view a brand new art exhibit titled 30 Americans. Based on the exhibit, teachers will develop new lesson plans to bring into their classrooms in the fall. Connect with educators to exchange ideas.  56 Lexington Street New Britain, Connecticut WALLIS B JOHNSON
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 08/29/20228:30AM3:30PMELA Grades 6-8 Teachers, Interventionists, AIs and TutorsCREC Greater Hartford Academy of Arts HS (Colt Building)Priority standards, learning progressions and rubrics - In this session participants will review the vertical alignment of priority standards by unit for reading, writing, speaking and listening, explore the learning progressions for the priority standard to create authentic success criteria and rubrics, and review model rubrics for summative assessments. Cafeteria and Rooms S1048 S1053 S1059160 - 172 Hupshope Avenue Hartford, Connecticut SARAH L FITZSIMONS
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 08/29/20228:30AM3:30PMELA Teachers Grade 9-10CREC Greater Hartford Academy of Arts HS (Colt Building)Priority standards, learning progressions and rubrics- In this session participants will review the vertical alignment of priority standards by unit for reading, writing, speaking and listening, explore the learning progressions for the priority standard to create authentic success criteria and rubrics, and review model rubrics for summative assessments. Cafeteria and Rooms: S1037 S1039 S1043 S1044160 - 172 Hupshope Avenue Hartford, Connecticut SARAH L FITZSIMONS
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 08/29/20228:30AM3:30PMELA Teachers Grades 11-12CREC Greater Hartford Academy of Arts HS (Colt Building)Priority standards, learning progressions and rubrics- In this session participants will review the vertical alignment of priority standards by unit for reading, writing, speaking and listening, explore the learning progressions for the priority standard to create authentic success criteria and rubrics, and review model rubrics for summative assessments. Cafeteria and Rooms S1037 S1039 S1043 and S1044160 - 172 Hupshope Avenue Hartford, Connecticut SARAH L FITZSIMONS
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 08/29/20228:30AM3:30PMElementary OTs and PTsCREC IMSMorning Session: Understanding the Expectations of the New IEP Afternoon Session: A Foundational Examination of CT SEDS Spanish Classroom625 Chapel Road South Windsor, Connecticut CAROLE L KERKIN
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 08/29/20228:30AM3:30PMElementary School PsychologistsCREC Museum AcademyMorning Session: Understanding the Expectations of the New IEP Afternoon Session: A Foundational Examination of CT SEDS Room 27211 Turkey Hill Road Bloomfield, Connecticut CAROLE L KERKIN
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 08/29/20228:30AM3:30PMElementary Social WorkersCREC Museum AcademyMorning Session: Understanding the Expectations of the New IEP Afternoon Session: A Foundational Examination of CT SEDS Room 26911 Turkey Hill Road Bloomfield, Connecticut CAROLE L KERKIN
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 08/29/20228:30AM3:30PMElementary Special Education TeachersCREC Ana Grace Acdemy of the Arts (GHAA Elem)Morning Session: Understanding the Expectations of the New IEP Afternoon Session: A Foundational Examination of CT SEDS Cafetorium129 Griffin Road North Bloomfield, Connecticut CAROLE L KERKIN
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 08/29/20228:30AM3:30PMElementary Speech and Language PathologistsCREC IMSMorning Session: Understanding the Expectations of the New IEP Afternoon Session: A Foundational Examination of CT SEDS Upper LIbrary625 Chapel Road South Windsor, Connecticut CAROLE L KERKIN
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 08/29/20228:30AM3:30PMGrade 1 & 2 TeachersCREC Discovery AcademyAM: IM K-5 Math: Teach and Respond Launch- Teachers will explore the 5 practices and discuss how different components of the curriculum can be leveraged to empower students and build agency among teachers. Specific attention will be given to Centers and Mathematical Language Routines as components to help teachers use student thinking to make strategic choices in the classroom. Teachers will also use this time to plan how to leverage the 5 practices in a lesson and across lessons. PM: Literacy K-5: 1&2 - Structured Literacy- In this session participants will review phonological awareness and phonics concepts practiced during a coaching cycle in the 2021-2022 school year. Participants will collaborate to launch the curriculum which includes strategies and lessons for phonological awareness and phonics. Gym176 Cumberland Avenue Wethesfield, Connecticut
 08/29/20228:30AM3:30PMGrade 3 & 4 TeachersCREC IMSAM: Literacy K-5: K-5: 3&4 Structured Literacy- In this session participants will work with a Literacy How coach who will translate the latest reading research into how-to instruction. Teachers will receive The Knowledge to Practice book Series—Phonemic Awareness and Phonics, Syntax, Vocabulary, and Comprehension—based on the current and comprehensive reading model. This day will be an introduction to the coaching cycle for the 2022-2023 school year. PM: IM K-5 Math: Teach and Respond Launch- Teachers will explore the 5 practices and discuss how different components of the curriculum can be leveraged to empower students and build agency among teachers. Specific attention will be given to Centers and Mathematical Language Routines as components to help teachers use student thinking to make strategic choices in the classroom. Teachers will also use this time to plan how to leverage the 5 practices in a lesson and across lessons. Gym625 Chapel Road South Windsor, Connecticut
 08/29/20228:30AM3:30PMGrade 5 TeachersCREC Museum AcademyAM: IM K-5 Math: Teach and Respond Launch- Teachers will explore the 5 practices and discuss how different components of the curriculum can be leveraged to empower students and build agency among teachers. Specific attention will be given to Centers and Mathematical Language Routines as components to help teachers use student thinking to make strategic choices in the classroom. Teachers will also use this time to plan how to leverage the 5 practices in a lesson and across lessons. PM:Utilizing Social Justice standards in your lesson plans.- In this session participants will explore the Social Justice Standards and how to incorporate them in interdisciplinary lessons to maximize student engagement. Room 23111 Turkey Hill Road Bloomfield, Connecticut
 08/29/20228:30AM3:30PMKindergarten Teachers, Associate Instructors, Paraeducators, and TutorsCREC Museum Academy(Note: KG Paras are half day AM Only) AM: Visualizing and Verbalizing Strategies for K teachers- Visualizing and Verbalizing (V/V) develops language comprehension and thinking. The V/V program is designed for explicit and systematic instruction. The kit includes scope and sequence of the program, detailed overview of each step, and sample lessons. This easy to follow manual can be used by teachers, specialists, tutors, and parents. The program will be implemented for small-group instruction in all kindergarten classes. PM: IM K-5 Math: Teach and Respond Launch- Teachers will explore the 5 practices and discuss how different components of the curriculum can be leveraged to empower students and build agency among teachers. Specific attention will be given to Centers and Mathematical Language Routines as components to help teachers use student thinking to make strategic choices in the classroom. Teachers will also use this time to plan how to leverage the 5 practices in a lesson and across lessons.Gym and Room 23111 Turkey Hill Road Bloomfield, Connecticut
 08/29/20228:30AM3:30PMMath Teachers Grades 6-12CREC - Academy of Science and Innovation Secondary Mathematics Launch- After a large group session focusing on the common themes for 2022-23, there will be smaller sessions covering a variety of topics including standards based grading, strategies to implementing a problem based curriculum, among others. Lecture Hall and Rooms 214, 200, 202, 204, 206, 267, and 269600 Slater Road New Britain, Connecticut SCOTT M KAPRALOS
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 08/29/20228:30AM3:30PMMLL TeachersCREC CENTRALAccelerating the Academic Literacy Skills of Your English Language Learners (Grades K-8)- *Practitioners will learn highly practical strategies and activities to accelerate academic literacy skills of Multilingual Learners (MLLs) in grades K-8. *Practitioners will learn proven strategies to significantly increase academic vocabulary, comprehension, language fluency, and reading and writing achievement. *Practitioners will learn practical approaches and tools to significantly boost the literacy skills and confidence of your MLLsRooms 101-102111 CHARTER OAK AVENUE HARTFORD, Connecticut VANESSA SOSA BRIALES
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 08/29/20228:30AM3:30PMMusic TeachersCivic Leadership High SchoolKids Rock- In this session participants will learn new methods of teaching music to students of all ages. All teachers will receive free instruments to take back to their classrooms. Room 1471617 King Street Enfield, Connecticut WALLIS B JOHNSON
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 08/29/20228:30AM3:30PMPhysical Education & Health TeachersCREC Aerospace and Engineering High/Middle SchoolPE/Health Launch- In this session participants will eview and ask questions about the current curriculum, including officially launching the new Health 2 curriculum. We will also discuss the use of inclusive language within the curriculum and classroom. Appropriate scope and sequence, as well as best practices for implementing the curriculum will be discussed.Gym and Room 2311101 Kennedy Road Windsor, Connecticut KAREN H STOWE
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 08/29/20228:30AM3:30PMPK Teachers and ParaeducatorsCREC University of Hartford Magnet SchoolPreKindergarten Launch 2022 (Note: PreK Paras are half day AM Only)Agora & Library196 Bloomfield Avenue West Hartford, Connecticut
 08/29/20228:30AM3:30PMScience and Engineering Teachers Grades 6-12CREC Aerospace and Engineering High/Middle SchoolSecondary Science Launch 2022- In this session participants will prepare for curricular and instructional initiatives for the school year, and collaborate with colleagues on science instruction. Auditorium & First Floor Science Wing- 124, 126, 128, 130, 1331101 Kennedy Road Windsor, Connecticut JULIE M CHRISTIANSON
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 08/29/20228:30AM3:30PMSecondary School CounselorsCREC Aerospace and Engineering High/Middle SchoolSchool Counselors Launch- Participants will begin to understand the related services role relative to the new Connecticut Special Education Data System (CT-SEDS) system. Additionally, counselors will review updated CCR tools in Naviance. Classroom 2381101 Kennedy Road Windsor, Connecticut ASHLEY M MAZZOLI
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 08/29/20228:30AM3:30PMSecondary Social Studies Electives (Sociology, Psychology, IB Courses) TeachersCREC Two Rivers Magnet Middle SchoolSecondary Social Studies Launch 2022- In this session participants will will dig deeper into the Social Studies Curriculum and identify the key standards for each unit and its alignment to the assessments. Teachers will also identify elements of being a "warm demander" and what does that look like in a social studies classroom. Great Hall and Rooms 240, 241, 242, 244, 245, and 250337 East River Drive East Hartford, Connecticut MARYAM WASSIL-WARDAK
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 08/29/20228:30AM3:30PMSecondary Special Education Teachers, and Related Services (Secondary Social Workers, OT, PT, and Speech & Language Pathologists Building based and district-wide Psychologists)CREC Aerospace and Engineering High/Middle SchoolMorning Session: Understanding the Expectations of the New IEP Afternoon Session: A Foundational Examination of CT SEDS Rooms 245 and 2431101 Kennedy Road Windsor, Connecticut CAROLE L KERKIN
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 08/29/20228:30AM3:30PMSocial Studies - World History TeachersCREC Two Rivers Magnet Middle SchoolSecondary Social Studies Launch 2022- In this session participants will will dig deeper into the Social Studies Curriculum and identify the key standards for each unit and its alignment to the assessments. Teachers will also identify elements of being a "warm demander" and what does that look like in a social studies classroom. Great Hall and Rooms 240, 241, 242, 244, 245, and 250337 East River Drive East Hartford, Connecticut MARYAM WASSIL-WARDAK
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 08/29/20228:30AM3:30PMSocial Studies Grade 8, US History, Civics TeachersCREC Two Rivers Magnet Middle SchoolSecondary Social Studies Launch 2022- In this session participants will will dig deeper into the Social Studies Curriculum and identify the key standards for each unit and its alignment to the assessments. Teachers will also identify elements of being a "warm demander" and what does that look like in a social studies classroom. Great Hall and Rooms 240, 241, 242, 244, 245, and 250337 East River Drive East Hartford, Connecticut MARYAM WASSIL-WARDAK
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 08/29/20228:30AM3:30PMSocial Studies Teachers Grades 6 & 7CREC Two Rivers Magnet Middle SchoolSecondary Social Studies Launch 2022- In this session participants will will dig deeper into the Social Studies Curriculum and identify the key standards for each unit and its alignment to the assessments. Teachers will also identify elements of being a "warm demander" and what does that look like in a social studies classroom. Great Hall and Rooms 240, 241, 242, 244, 245, and 250337 East River Drive East Hartford, Connecticut MARYAM WASSIL-WARDAK
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 08/29/20228:30AM3:30PMTechnology Education / Robotics / Engineering Teachers, Digital Media & Computer Science Teachers, Library Media SpecialistsCREC Aerospace and Engineering High/Middle SchoolTechnology Education + Library Media Specialist Launch- Participants will learn and apply technology practices - design thinking and user story mapping. Lab 125 and Room 2461101 Kennedy Road Windsor, Connecticut JOSIAH E HILLS
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 08/29/20228:30AM3:30PMWorld Language TeachersCREC Greater Hartford Academy of Arts HS (Colt Building)Elementary AM: SBG in World Language classroom Elementary PM: Tech tools in the elementary classroom Secondary AM: Part 2 adobe creator and tech tools Secondary PM: SBG in World Language classroomS1016 and S1009160 - 172 Hupshope Avenue Hartford, Connecticut ELKE G HERNANDEZ
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 08/29/202212:00PM3:30PMElementary 1:1 Paraeducators, Behavior Support Staff, and RBTsCREC MAGNET SCHOOLS - Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts HS - Learning CorridorRestorative Behavior Management Tools & Strategies (PM Only) DESCRIPTION: How to decrease the likelihood of continued misbehaviors in all area of your school.Theater of the Performing Arts  DANA K TURNQUEST
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