For schools or districts that have questions about the impact of an instructional program or strategy on outcomes for students, CREC staff will develop and implement an evaluation that meet the client's needs.
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.
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.
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.
The Student Success Plan (SSP) is an individualized, student-driven plan that is developed to address every student's needs and interests, including helping them to stay connected to school and achieve postsecondary educational and career goals.
Paraeducator Certificate Program
Online, five-course program of study, provided in conjunction with Charter Oak State College, designed for aspiring or practicing paraeducators interested in obtaining college credit.
School Counseling Services
Quality school counseling services through professional development and technical assistance from experienced school counselors.
Speech-Language Pathology Assistant Certificate
Seven-course, online program of study for aspiring and/or practicing speech and language pathology assistants presented by CREC and Charter Oak State College.
Language Disorders & the English Language Learner
Teams of educators have the opportunity to learn about practices and resources that improve services and instruction to ELL students with language disorders.
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.
Supporting Positive School Climate
Experts assess school climate, develop programs and services aligned with the SRBI framework, and provide professional learning opportunities on important subjects such as bullying, PBIS, restraint, rules and routines, and discipline.
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.
Instructional Methods for Exceptional Learners
A variety of customized workshops to assist districts in developing and refining academic, social, and behavioral inclusion practices for PreK-12 and transition classrooms.
CREC Juvenile Detention Center Education Program
In collaboration with the John J. Allison Jr. Polaris Center, the CREC Detention Centers Education Program provides educational services to the children placed in Hartford Juvenile Detention Centers (JDC).
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.