Performance Task Rubric Development
Support for educators in developing reliable and valid performance-based measures of student achievement.
Through training, coaching, and modeling in the classroom, literacy specialists work collaboratively with schools and districts to analyze data about student learning, in order to determine areas for focused professional development, coaching, and resources.
A research-based system of intensive early intervention that supports accelerated progress for children in first grade who having difficulty learning to read and write.
In accordance with current statute, any person who is employed by a local board of education must submit to a state and national criminal history record check within the first 30 days of the date of employment.
Staff work with teachers and district curriculum coordinators to develop strategies that ensure and promote alignment of curriculum with the state science frameworks.
Staff work with teachers and curriculum coordinators in K-12 to ensure a strong alignment between curriculum and the state math frameworks.
Minority Teacher Recruitment
Through the RESC Minority Teacher Recruitment Program, the Institute of Teaching and Learning, in collaboration with the RESC Alliance, offers mentoring and financial assistance to youth and adults who are aspiring to become teachers.
Leadership & Organization
Services that focus on systemic planning for continuous improvement, the collection and analysis of data to measure achievement, and the communication of results to inform key stakeholders about current performance levels to maximize the opportunity for future learning.
Teacher Education and Mentoring program (TEAM)
Mentors support new teachers through five modules over a 2-year period. The modules focus on classroom environment, planning, instruction, assessment for learning, and professional responsibility. Each module is aligned with a domain of the updated Common Core.
Curriculum Unit Revision Infusing Technology
As a professional development model, CURIT will completely transform the teaching and learning experience for teachers and students. This process prepares educators with the knowledge and skills necessary to revitalize traditional educational practices using technology.
Effective Instructional Strategies
Specialists provide on-site professional development programs, facilitate professional learning communities, analyze data, select appropriate strategies, and provide coaching support in classroom/planning sessions with teachers in order to support high-quality education.
Physical/Psychological Management Training (PMT)
PMT is a unique professional approach to the management of agitated and/or aggressive behavior. Its key concepts revolve first around prevention and second around management. Staff will be trained in how to prevent escalation of aggressive episodes.
Connecticut Core Standards Workshops
Professional development workshops and coaching to assist districts with transitioning to the Connecticut Core Standards as the foundation for curriculum, assessment, rubrics, and instruction.
Educator Effectiveness and Professional Learning
A model evaluation system aligned to the CT Guidelines for Educator Evaluation (core requirements), adopted by the Performance Evaluation Advisory Council, to inform implementation of teacher/administrator evaluation and support systems.
eesmarts: K-12 Energy Education
An energy efficiency and clean energy educational program designed to facilitate students' understanding of the science, math, and technology related to energy efficiency, clean energy sources, and electricity.