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.
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.
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.
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.
Facilitation and Presentation Certification
Two-day workshop focusing on facilitation and presentation skills, techniques for delivering powerful training, and the effective use of technology.
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.
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.
Secondary Special Education Issues
Programs for students with disabilities teach independent management of everyday expectations through specially designed instruction and targeted, direct instruction.
Workshops, webinars, technical assistance, and coaching services are available to develop and advance co-teaching practices.
These professional development opportunities align with the CT School Leader Standards and focus on how leaders use critical reflection and analysis to create learning communities that embrace equitable opportunities and successful outcomes for all students.
Universal Design for Learning Implementation Coaching
Providing school staff with a customized series of professional learning opportunities, professional coaching, facilitation, supports, resources, and the tools needed to assist districts throughout the UDL implementation process.
Universal Design for Learning (UDL)
Framework for designing curricula and learning environments that allow all students to reach the same high goals by reducing barriers and providing rich supports for learning.