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.
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.
School, Family, Community Partnerships
Programs focused on inter-generational instruction for adults and their children to support and increase the literacy of English Learners.
Specialized Literacy Services
Students with special needs may require programs that provide a multisensory approach to reading and writing. CREC provides a number of options customized to the needs of the students or school.
Supports for Pregnant and Parenting Teens (SPPT)
A grant program serving students in six Connecticut school districts. This project provides school-based support for teens in grades 9 through 12 that focuses on improving the health, education, and social outcomes for pregnant and parenting students and their children.
CREC provides districts with a series of webinars and the opportunity to collaborate on important issues related to identification and instruction of students with Dyslexia.
The APEX Program is the ideal setting for a student who has been expelled from their school district, needs compensatory time and/or credit recovery, and needs to maintain the structure and rigor of coursework in a classroom setting.
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.
Scientific Research-Based Interventions (SRBI) Framework
How to develop, maintain, and extend comprehensive practices. Develop and enhance SRBI structures in a single school or district-wide.
Educators in the region annualy select a piece of literature that highlights a key area of teaching and learning. Participants will receive a copy of the book and a study guide so that they can create book clubs in their districts.
Academy for Life, Employment, and Purpose (LEAP)
LEAP offers structured support and guidance from caring adults to enable students success in job settings and with independent living skills. Students have (or nearly) finished grade 12, may have an intellectual disability, mental health diagnosis, or other challenges.
Introduction to Disabilities: Training for All Staff
Education specialists provide training to staff and/or parents to raise awareness of disabilities that adversely affect educational performance.
ATLAS has been designed to address not only the educational needs of a more fragile student, but also the social and emotional issues that may further hinder a student from reaching their full potential.
The CREC Curriculum Council is monthly meeting designed for assistant superintendents, directors, curriculum coordinators, and district instructional leaders.