Early Childhood Education
A variety of services aimed at improving early childhood education for students in preschool through Grade 3, including facilitation, audits, and best practices.
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.
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.
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.
A web platform to create 3-dimensional STEM instructional units driven by real-world phenomena. Reference the Next Generation Science Standards and linked Common Core Standards, drag-and-drop NGSS elements into learning sequences, and share/manage created curriculum with collea
Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) Services
Staff work with teachers and district curriculum coordinators to develop strategies that ensure and promote alignment of curriculum with the state science frameworks.
Data-Driven Decision Making and Data Team Facilitation
Data teams provide a structure for analyzing data in order to inform decisions regarding instruction and impact on student achievement. CREC's knowledgeable staff provide training, coaching, and data team facilitation.
Staff work with teachers and curriculum coordinators in K-12 to ensure a strong alignment between curriculum and the state math frameworks.
Using Data in a Changing Landscape
This training explores how the practice of data teams/data-driven decision making and the setting of SMART goals for student performance intersects with the requirements of the new teacher evaluation model and the new state accountability system.
Career and Technical Education
Take advantage of this professional development designed for CTE teachers and administrators on current topics in education such as teacher evaluation, Connecticut Core Standards, career pathways and technology. Workshops and conferences also focus on CTE subject areas.
Student Learning Objectives Audit
CREC can assist districts in reviewing student learning objectives, to ensure they result in fair and valid evaluations of student performance and teacher efficacy.
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.
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.
Online Assessment Readiness
CREC has developed a set of consulting services to address critical needs in the areas of technology readiness, including district- and building-level infrastructure audits, student preparation, teacher and proctor supports, and digital assessment design.
Smarter Balanced Digital Library Consortium
CREC is seeking districts interested in developing a regional consortium to learn collaboratively about Smarter Balanced formative assessment tools.