Resources and training for teaching ESL and citizenship, access to organizations/agencies that provide support for teachers, and resources to incorporate English language/civics content into adult ESL classrooms.
Connecticut Competency System (CCS)
The Connecticut Competency System (CCS) Training exploits the Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment Systems' (CASAS) focus on learner strengths, and the measurement of skill growth in an instructional setting.
National External Diploma Program (NEDP)
The NEDP Center provides technical assistance, portfolio reviews, and a variety of professional development trainings for Connecticut NEDP practitioners.
Connecticut Adult Numeracy and Mathematics Institute
The Connecticut Adult Numeracy and Mathematics Institute (CANMI) offers professional development using the guidelines of the National Mathematics Advisory Panel (NMAP) for content, instructional strategies, and teacher preparation.
Workforce Education: Adult Ed at Work
The workplace provider user group, Adult Ed at Work, provides a forum for the exchange of issues, ideas and best practices. The group welcomes all adult education programs offering workforce education.
General Educational Development
The GED diploma is an excellent way for adults 17 and older to find their way to better paying jobs and higher education. This service provides classroom instruction and individualized tutoring sessions, equivalent to high school education, preparing students for the GED exam.
Integrated Education and Training
IBEST is a model that concurrently provides basic literacy education and occupational skills training to ABE/GED/ESL students. This integrated approach prepares students for various careers in industries where support skills are in demand or part of expected job requirements.
English Language Acquisition for Adults
Adult ELL classes provide intermediate and advanced classroom instruction for participants seeking to develop English language skills in reading, writing, listening, and oral communication.
Technology Professional Training and Certification
CREC's IT Academy offers training that allows school and district staff to become certified quickly in current technologies.
Workforce Training Solutions (WTS)
WTS offers high-quality, cost effective professional development and customized services to meet the unique needs of each client within the convenience of their workplace.
Advanced Alternate Route to Certification for Special Education (AARC)
An exciting and innovative 14-month competency-based course of study approved by the Connecticut State Department of Education for certified teachers to earn a cross-endorsement in Comprehensive Special Education.
A variety of online learning programs that expand learning opportunities.
Developing and Implementing Secondary Transition Planning
Technical assistance and professional development for transition planning. CREC specialists work with staff to complete a transition plan that connects all annual goals, objectives, and activities.
CREC mindfulness strategy services include benefits such as increased student focus and concentration, raised self-awareness and understanding of others, decreased stress, improved school-wide culture and climate, stronger impulse control, and a reduction in violence.