School Climate & Bullying
School climate refers to the quality and character of school life. This training provides support to school staff and builds capacity for the development and maintenance of a positive and respectful school climate.
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.
The CT Welcoming Schools initiative aims to make parents feel more welcome, to celebrate the diversity of the school community, and set unique goals to improve how inviting the school appears to its community.
This course is designed to prepare students for 21st century learning. The goal is to teach and assess digital concepts, skills, and understanding, so students will successfully use computer technology in everyday life.
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.
21st Century Community Learning Centers
Providing supports to 21st Century Community Learning Center after school programs through professional development, training, and networking opportunities.
Outdoor Adventure Therapy Program
The Polaris Center offers a full-scale high and low Adventure Therapy ropes course managed by staff that have extensive experience and training in the field of ropes course initiatives and experiential learning.
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.
A leadership development institute for high school students that help them understand and appreciate the rich diversity in our communities, identify issues of bias and intolerance, and develop leadership skills that will enable them to create positive change.
Therapeutic Crisis Intervention
Services include: initial training with physical interventions, initial training without physical interventions, refresher training, planning and assessment, and embedded support.
Student Consultation and Support
CREC experts conduct risk assessments, assess programs and services, and meet with students, parents, and staff to ensure program success and positive school climate.
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.
In an effort to assist districts with the challenges of school security, CREC is offering security training and services. CREC's Director of Security is a retired State Police Lieutenant and can assist districts in various ways to ensure school security.
Yoga 4 Classrooms is a low-cost, simple, and professional development program which addresses children's physical and psychological well-being through yoga and mindfulness techniques used throughout the day to relieve stress, calm bodies, and increase student focus.
CREC mindfulness strategy services include benefits such as increased student focus and concentration, raised self-awareness and understanding of others, decreased stress, improved school-wide culture and climate, stronger impulse control, and a reduction in violence.