Performance Task Rubric Development
Support for educators in developing reliable and valid performance-based measures of student achievement.
Staff work with teachers and curriculum coordinators in K-12 to ensure a strong alignment between curriculum and the state math frameworks.
Smarter Balanced Digital Library Consortium
CREC is seeking districts interested in developing a regional consortium to learn collaboratively about Smarter Balanced formative assessment tools.
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.
PBandMath is a Common Core aligned math word problem generator. Teachers can generate hundreds of word problems to print or display on an interactive whiteboard or projector.
Teacher quality is one of the most significant contributors to student learning and achievement. The blended solutions theory of support is based on effective professional development, and focuses on the teaching and learning of specific academic content.
Common Core Standards for Pupil Services Staff
An in-depth examination of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), connecting them to the role of Pupil Services staff members.
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.
Helping new and experienced teachers gain a greater understanding of specific practices, and providing useful options for educators in need of skill development for professional improvement plans.
The TLICC provides learning on current topics of instructional coaching, and the role coaches play with school leadership, reform, data and assessment, and the implementation of the new CT Core State Standards.
Collaboration and Specially Designed Instruction for Special Educators
Customized workshops, technical assistance, and coaching sessions designed to meet new professional development requirements, focusing on methods for implementing IEPs through the development of specially designed instruction.
The Blueprint: Building Powerful Special Education Practices
A training curriculum that provides a variety of products and services to help your organization maximize student educational benefit, emphasizing aligning well-developed IEPs to the Common Core State Standards, specially designed instruction, and inclusion.
Strategic Instruction Model (SIM): Learning Strategies
Research-based, student-focused interventions that facilitate independent management of complex content of the Common Core through learning skills. Certified SIM professional developers will customize a program for the intervention team.
Secondary Special Education Issues
Programs for students with disabilities teach independent management of everyday expectations through specially designed instruction and targeted, direct instruction.