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Professional Learning at EASTCONN 2016-2017


EASTCONN Presents: A Leadership Symposium with Dr. Ellie Drago-Severson, Teachers College, Columbia University “Leading for Adult Development: Effective Strategies for Supporting Capacity Building in Schools, Districts, and Organizations” Around the globe, leaders in schools and within systems face unprecedented demands that are arguably adaptive in nature. These murkier kinds of challenges, which are complex and harder to define require something different from leaders. Unlike technical challenges, which can be addressed by increasing skills, knowledge, and expertise, the mounting adaptive challenges that practicing and aspiring principals face in education require new internal capacities and approaches.

Collaborative Goal / Theory of Action If

we provide and support collaborative professional learning opportunities for administrators and teachers to further develop expertise in leadership, learning, and teaching,

THEN:

• Administrators will continue to build their understanding and capacity as instructional leaders; • Teacher leaders and classroom teachers will continue to build their understanding and capacity as learners and as facilitators of learners; • There will be collaboration and consistency across one’s district/school; and • All students will be successful due to access to effective and high-quality instruction.

As a result of taking part in this workshop, participants will: • Explore a developmentally based model of leadership for growth, adaptable to professional learning initiatives. • Learn about a developmental approach to giving and receiving feedback. • Develop skills for building growth-enhancing cultures that support individual and group growth, reflection, and transformation. Date: Nov. 15, 2016

Time: 8 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

Location: EASTCONN Conference Center, Hampton Audience: Administrators and teacher leaders Fee: $150 (includes breakfast and lunch) Course #: 1625300068

Register by: 11/8/16

Register: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/14080 REGISTER EARLY: The first 25 people to register will receive a free copy of Leading Adult Learning: Supporting Adult Development in Our Schools (Corwin/The National Staff Council, 2009). A special registration fee of $99 per person, for districts registering teams of 3 or more. Please contact Paula Hanlon directly at phanlon@eastconn.org to register your team. Dr. Ellie Drago-Severson is Professor of Education Leadership and Adult Learning nd Leadership at Teachers College, Columbia Univerity. She is also an internationallycertified evelopmental coach who works with superintendents, principals, and teacher leader to build internal capacity and achieve goals.

REGISTER ONLINE If you have questions regarding registration, or have difficulty using the online form, call 860-455-1533, or e-mail conferenceoffice@eastconn.org. It is the policy of EASTCONN that no person shall be excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or otherwise be discriminated against under any program because of race, color, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, genetic information, gender identity or expression, veteran status, disability or any other classification protected by state or federal law.


ADMINISTRATION/LEADERSHIP Regional Staff Development Council This regional forum will address current initiatives, strategies and resources that contribute to school improvement. Connect with colleagues from other districts. Gain current information on CSDE and other state initiatives Dates: Sept. 15, Oct. 20, Nov. 17, 2016 & Jan. 12, Feb. 9, Apr. 20, May 18, 2017 Time: 8:30-10

:30 AM

Location: EASTCONN Conference Center, Hampton Facilitator: Scott Nierendorf Audience: Curriculum leaders, principals, staff development specialists, lead teachers Register with fgrist@eastconn.org

Prosocial Behavior Development – An Introduction

Creating a Growth Mindset for Developing Student Learning Goals

This session will provide a model for prosocial skill and behavioral development, which has application for both students and the adults who teach them. Integrating elements of character education, social emotional learning and mindfulness, participants will learn: • A framework for understanding prosocial behavior development • Research that supports the value of teaching these practices directly to students and educators • Specific activities they can bring back to their schools and districts

As districts continue to move from compliance to coherence when implementing educator evaluation and support systems, approaching the development of student learning goals with a growth mindset can be a key leverage tool to improve student learning. During this three-hour training, participants will learn to: Identify school-wide student learning goals that have the greatest leverage to improve student learning. Communicate those goals to staff and engage them in determining their collective contributions to advance student learning. Implement effective goal-setting strategies that encourage collaboration and shared responsibility for positive student outcomes. Teams of at least three educators are encouraged. This workshop is no cost to participants thanks to CSDE funding.

Location: EASTCONN Conference Center, Hampton Audience: Administrators, principals and teacher leaders Presenters: Dr. Toni Ryan and Scott Nierendorf

Dates: Sept. 29, 2016

Fee: $50

Location: EASTCONN Conference Center, Hampton

Time: 8:30–11:30 a.m.

Audience: Administrators and all teachers

Offered two times, choose from:

Presenter: Alicia Willett

Date: Sept. 28, 2016 Time: 8:30–11:30 a.m. Course #: 1625300294 Register by: 9/21/16 Register: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/14356 Date: Oct. 20, 2016 Time: 8:30–11:30 a.m. Course #: 1625300295 Register by: 9/21/16 Register: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/14357

Fee: CSDE Supported (no cost to participants) Course #: 1625300317

Register by: 9/22/16

Register: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/14379

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ADMINISTRATION/LEADERSHIP

“Making Way for Mindful Leadership” – Professional Learning for Leaders Educational leaders at all levels encounter challenges on a daily basis. A growing base of research and practical applications around mindfulness can enhance your role as a leader, and lead to more synthesis between your professional role and personal goals. Topics will include: • Overview of mindfulness in education and how it applies to leaders • Creating a culture of mindfulness, including meetings and conversations • Monitoring and managing your own mindful leadership • Resources for further learning Dates: Oct. 6, Dec. 7, 2016 & Jan. 19, 2017

Teacher Leadership Academy

Time: 8:30–11:30 a.m. Location: EASTCONN Conference Center, Hampton

EASTCONN has partnered with the Connecticut Association of Schools (CAS) to develop future leaders among our districts’ teachers through a Teacher Leadership Academy. The Academy assists teacher leaders and potential teacher leaders in developing and strengthening effective leadership practices.

Audience: Administrators and teacher leaders Facilitators: Dr. Toni Ryan and Scott Nierendorf Fee: $165, includes a continental breakfast Course #: 1625300040

Register by: 9/29/16

The curriculum of the Leadership Academy includes the following vital skills needed by those in leadership positions within our schools.

Register: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/14027

• Exercising instructional leadership • Leading change and getting others to follow • Analyzing your own and other’s leadership capabilities • Developing a personal Theory of Action • Conducting difficult conversations • Working with diverse perspectives • Establishing and sustaining collaborative teams • Facilitating professional groups Participating districts are encouraged to have their attending teacher leader(s) engage in a district-based leadership project. EASTCONN and CAS specialists will provide the guidance needed to help structure this experience for participants. Dates: Oct. 20, Nov 28, 2016 & Jan. 11, Feb. 15, Mar. 21, 2017 (snow date: 4/20/17) Time: 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. Location: EASTCONN Conference Center, Hampton Audience: Department heads, Literacy coaches and teacher leaders Presenters: Erin Powers-Bigler, Diane Dugas, Everett Lyons Fee: $650 Course #: 1625300100

Register by: 10/13/16

Register: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/14120

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ADMINISTRATION/LEADERSHIP

Communities of Practice We will create a professional learning community that engages administrators for learning within a supportive, selfcreated community. Administrators will interact, test ideas, challenge their inferences and interpretations, and process new information with each other. As new ideas are analyzed, multiple sources of knowledge and expertise will expand and test the new concepts as part of the learning experience. Examination of the five dimensions of professional learning communities will structure our examinations of current problems of practice. Four additional dates will be scheduled with participants at the first meeting.

CSDE Foundational Skills for Evaluators of Teachers The newly revised CSDE Foundational Skills for Evaluators of Teachers training is designed to concentrate on the evaluator’s capacity to observe and analyze teacher performance and practice inherent in the CT Common Core of Teaching (CCT) and to provide supportive, high quality feedback to teachers. The primary focus of this training is on written feedback that focuses on areas of strengths and areas of growth explicitly connected to the rubric and observable classroom practices/evidence.

Assistant Principals Communities of Practice Dates: Oct. 5, 2016

The training is designed to link written feedback to verbal feedback and coaching strategies. This supports not only the evaluator’s ability to organize written feedback but consider how this feedback creates a platform for formal conferences that are instructionally focused, dialogic, and student-centered.

Time: 12–2 p.m.

Location: EASTCONN Conference Center, Hampton Audience: Assistant Principals

Presenter: Alicia Willett

Fee: $325 (all 5 dates, includes lunch) Course #: 1625300040

Training includes both formative reviews of practice along with a final demonstration of proficiency. Participants take part in two formal video-based observations during the five-day training. Participants will receive feedback about their own practice that will help to codify key skills and prepare them to connect teacher practice to student learning.

Register by: 9/28/16

Register: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/14358

Directors of Curriculum, Instruction, & Assessment Communities of Practice Dates: Oct. 20, 2016

Note: Participants must bring a laptop with Microsoft Word (version 7 or later), earbuds and a copy (electronic or paper) of your district’s Teacher Evaluation Plan.

Time: 12–2 p.m.

Location: EASTCONN Conference Center, Hampton Audience: Curriculum directors

*Food and beverage are not provided for this workshop.

Presenter: Alicia Willett

Fee: $325 (all 5 dates, includes lunch)

Dates: Oct. 26, Oct. 27, Oct. 28, Oct. 31 & Nov. 1, 2016

Course #: 1625300040

Time: 8:30 a.m.–3:30 a.m.

Register by: 9/29/16

Location: EASTCONN Administrative Offices, Hampton

Register: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/14358

Audience: Administrators, complimentary observers and evaluators

Principals Communities of Practice

Presenters: Alicia Willett , Scott Nierendorf

Dates: Oct. 25, 2016

Course #: 1625300299

Fee: CSDE Supported (no cost to participants)

Time: 12–2 p.m.

Location: EASTCONN Conference Center, Hampton Audience: Principals

Register: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/14361

Presenter: Alicia Willett

Fee: $325 (all 5 dates, includes lunch) Course #: 1625300297

Register by: 10/19/16

Register by: 9/29/16

Register: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/14359

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DIGITAL LEARNING Gamification: A Place to Start

The Internet is Trying to Get You: Malware Awareness

This session will discuss how to introduce elements of game play into all types of activities as an approach to increasing attention and productive time on task. Not strictly limited to the classroom, gamification is an approach to introducing goals, constructive constraints, economies and tokens into all learning contexts. Although packaged games offer some interesting options, the ability to recast learning goals as game goals specific to your context supports a best-fit solution. Come play with us! This session will be comprised of a mix of instructor led discussion and group activities. The emphasis will be on face-toface game play. Date: Oct. 5, 2016

Learn how to spot virus and malware and how to keep your PC free from them. We will explore the many ways that viruses and malware can infiltrate your PC, sometimes without you even knowing it. You’ll learn tips and techniques to keep your files safe from viruses, especially the dreaded crypto viruses that can quickly destroy all the data on your PC and possibly the network. We will also discuss backups and explore how to spot bogus emails so you don’t become a victim of phishing! Date: Oct. 6, 2016

Time: 3–5 p.m.

Location: EASTCONN Conference Center, Hampton

Time: 9 a.m.–12 p.m.

Location: EASTCONN Conference Center, Hampton

Presenter: Christian Iamartino

Presenter: Christian Iamartino

Audience: Administrators, data analysts, instructional technology specialists, principals, staff developers, superintendents, support staff and technology directors

Audience: Administrators, all teachers, curriculum directors, instructional technology specialists, staff developers and technology directors

Fee: $20

Fee: $25 Course #: 1625300192

Course #: 1625300181

Register by: 9/28/16

Register by: 9/29/16

Register: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/14243

Register: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/14253

EASTCONN Technology Council A forum for district technology coordinators, technology integration specialists and teachers interested in using technology to enhance teaching and learning. Latest information on state and federal technology initiatives with an opportunity to share resources and information with educators across the region. Dates/Time: Oct. 20, Nov. 17, Dec. 15, 2016 & Jan. 19, Feb. 16, Mar. 16, Apr. 20, May 18, 2017, 3:30–5 p.m. Location: EASTCONN Conference Center, Hampton

Facilitator: Andy DePalma

Audience: All teachers, data analysts, instructional technology specialists and technology directors

Fee: None

Oct. 20: Course #: 162530079 Register by: 10/19/16 Register: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/14132

Feb. 16: Course #: 162530083 Register by: 2/16/17 Register: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/14137

Nov. 17: Course #: 162530080 Register by: 11/16/16 Register: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/14133

Mar. 16: Course #: 162530084 Register by: 3/15/17 Register: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/14138

Dec. 15: Course #: 162530081 Register by: 12/14/16 Register: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/14134

Apr. 20: Course #: 162530085 Register by: 4/19/17 Register: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/14139

Jan. 19: Course #: 162530082 Register by: 1/18/17 Register: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/14135

May 18: Course #: 162530086 Register by: 5/17/17 Register: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/14140

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DIGITAL LEARNING

Double Robotics Overview and Usage Having your own Double in the office means you can be free to roam around anywhere without having to schedule a meeting. Place an iPad tablet in this mobile robotic base and control it via a remote iOS device or computer from anywhere in the world. The session will give an overview of the Double Robotics and will provide basic operation of the robot. Date: Oct. 13, 2016

Time: 2–3:30 p.m.

Location: EASTCONN Conference Center, Hampton Audience: Administrators, adult education teachers, guidance professionals, instructional technology specialists, occupational therapists, parent/teacher organization members, principals, special education directors, staff developers and technology directors Presenter: Tom Schenking

Fee: None

Course #: 1625300183

Register by: 10/6/16

Register: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/14245

Minecraft: An Introduction for Educators Minecraft is a global phenomenon, and one of the most popular video games of all time. An immersive first-person avatar-driven “sandbox” game, Minecraft offers a huge degree of player freedom. It is not uncommon for younger players to tell teachers and parents, “You can do anything you want” when asked about the game goals, leading to vast confusion among many adults as to what the game is about. This session is designed to provide a complete introduction to the game, from installation, play options, and shared play to an understanding of how game goals are adopted and achieved, through setting the stage for learning activities.

Minecraft: Environment Design Minecraft provides a huge degree of freedom in goals and activities for its players, a major factor in its current success. The same creative freedom can give educators and parents the opportunity to design environments for learning, supporting beneficial constraints in activity. This session will guide participants through the process of designing multiplayer environments, and creating opportunities for rich interactions.

A Windows or MacOS laptop is required for this workshop, *BYOD. The software installation will require the appropriate administrative rights on your laptop. If you are unsure, please check with your local IT support. The course fee includes a Minecraft player account you can take with you. This session is a precursor to advanced Minecraft workshops. Date: Nov. 1, 2016

This session requires prior knowledge of the game and a Minecraft player account, or prior completion of the Minecraft: An Introduction for Educators workshop. A Windows or MacOS laptop with Minecraft pre-installed is required for this workshop, *BYOD. Date: Dec. 2, 2016

Time: 9 a.m.–12 p.m.

Audience: Administrators, all teachers, instructional technology specialists, staff developers and technology directors

Audience: Administrators, all teachers, curriculum directors, instructional technology specialists, staff developers and technology directors Fee: $95

Course #: 1625300191

Register by: 10/25/16

Time: 1–4 p.m.

Location: EASTCONN Conference Center, Hampton

Location: EASTCONN Conference Center, Hampton, Rooms:

Presenter: Andy DePalma

Presenter: Andy DePalma

Fee: $95

Course #: 1625300193

Register by: 11/25/16

Register: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/14254

Register: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/14252

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DIGITAL LEARNING

FileMakerPro— An Introduction This course is the first course in this series. Participants will learn how to build a new database by defining fields and entering data, sort database records and locate records in a database that match specific criteria, and learn to create multiple layouts in order to display database records differently to meet various needs, such as for entering new records, printing mailing labels, and more. Other topics include database design, tables, records an fields, properties of fields, lookup and relationships, value lists, relational relationships, layouts and reports, searching, import and export. Date: Nov. 9, 2016

Time: 9 a.m.–12 p.m.

Location: EASTCONN Conference Center, Hampton Audience: Data analysts, district data specialists, instructional technology specialists, support staff and technology directors Presenter: Tom Schenking

Fee: $125

Course #: 1625300184

Register by: 11/2/16

Register: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/14246

Google Apps for Work

Augmented Reality & Your iPhone

This course will teach you how to effectively set up and use Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Docs, and Google Drive.

Augmented reality is rapidly changing the way that people interact with their world, bridging the gap between our reality and the virtual world. With the success of several recent mobile applications, it is now apparent that augmented reality is the new paradigm, and we have only just scratched the surface. This informational session will introduce attendees to the basic concepts behind augmented reality, exploring the many existing uses of augmented reality available today on various app stores, including demos of exciting apps, and will also discuss where the technology may be going in the future.

Date: Jan. 5, 2017

Time: 9 a.m.–12 p.m.

Location: EASTCONN Conference Center, Hampton Audience: Administrators and all teachers Presenter: Bethany Newton Fee: $25 Course #: 1625300163

Register by: 12/29/16

Register: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/14224

Date: Jan. 10, 2017

Time: 9 –11 a.m.

Location: EASTCONN Conference Center, Hampton Presenter: Christian Iamartino

Chromebooks —An Introduction

Audience: Administrators, department heads, staff developers, support staff and technology directors

An initial introduction to Chromebooks connecting to a wireless network pre-set up. Learn to enroll your Chromebook with Google using your Gmail account and learn to use Play Store to install useful applications. Date: Jan. 24, 2017

Fee: $25 Course #: 1625300195

Location: EASTCONN Conference Center, Hampton Audience: All teachers Fee: $20

Course #: 1625300196

Register by: 1/17/17

Register by: 12/27/16

Register: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/14256

Time: 2:30–4 p.m.

Presenter: Paul Colella

Register: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/14257

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DIGITAL LEARNING

Google Apps in Education

Web Content Management

This half-day course provides an in-depth, hands-on workshop on Google apps for education that schools use the most. It will help teachers acquire the knowledge of each product in order to assist students to excel inside & outside the classroom. The course covers Google’s full range of products for teaching & learning, allowing students/teachers to work and learn together anywhere, anytime.

Do you have ideas for your team’s website? Do you want to have a better understanding on how content is created, maintained and updated on our website? In this session, come learn some tips and tricks from Technology Solutions web and media services specialist for making sure your content is up-to-date and engaging. See how EASTCONN utilizes Joomla to manage the website and how it can work for you!

Date: Feb. 2, 2017

Date: Apr. 4, 2017

Time: 9 a.m.–12 p.m.

Presenter: Kerin Griffin

Audience: All teachers

Audience: Administrators, all teachers, curriculum directors, staff developers, superintendents and technology directors

Presenter: Bethany Newton Fee: $25

Time: 9 a.m.–12 p.m.

Location: EASTCONN Conference Center, Hampton

Location: EASTCONN Conference Center, Hampton

Course #: 1625300164

Register by: 1/26/17

Register: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/14224

Fee: $25 Course #: 1625300166

Register by: 3/28/17

Register: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/14227

Statistics & Analysis on the Cheap As educators we can’t get away from stats. Stats are everywhere. We need to understand the data we gather ourselves and the data foisted upon us. Perhaps you even need to support stats in your classroom. The big problem? The big statistics packages used at colleges and universities are incredibly expensive, and well beyond the means of most individuals and even most districts. This workshop will solve your problems using R. R is an opensource software package that can do it all exactly the way you need it. From simple calculations to deep-level analysis, if you can learn a little programming, you’ll be able to save yourself a bundle of time and money. A Windows or MacOS laptop is required for this workshop, *BYOD. The software installation will require the appropriate administrative rights to your laptop. If you are unsure, please check with your local IT support. Date: Feb. 7, 2017

Swivl Camera Overview and Usage Swivl is an iPad dock that moves (swivels) with the presenter to capture presentations while moving around the room. Learn how Swivl makes lecture capture an easy reality. In this session, you will learn how to create an account, connect a device, record, edit and package a demonstration!

Time: 9 a.m.–12 p.m.

Location: EASTCONN Conference Center, Hampton Audience: Administrators, all teachers, curriculum directors, data analysts, instructional technology specialists, staff developers and technology directors Presenter: Christian Iamartino

Fee: $25

Course #: 1625300194

Register by: 1/31/17

Date: Apr. 18, 2017

Time: 9 a.m.–12 p.m.

Location: EASTCONN Conference Center, Hampton Audience: All teachers, department heads, early childhood administrators/directors, literacy coaches,, staff developers and technology directors

Register: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/14255

Presenter: Kerin Griffin

Fee: $25

Course #: 1625300167

Register by: 4/11/17

Register: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/14228

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EARLY CHILDHOOD Professional Learning Community: Improving Instruction for Children With Disabilities

Supporting Social Studies in the PreK-K Classrooms This session is designed to take an in-depth look at supporting Social Studies utilizing the CT ELDS and CT Social Studies Frameworks for Kindergarten and how to integrate Social Studies in other content areas.

This is a four part professional learning community. During these sessions we will have a chance to collaborate with our peers, share our strategies we use, receive feedback on them and discuss specific special education topics we address in our programs. This is a great opportunity to be able to share, collaborate and learn with your peers.

As a result of taking part in this workshop, participants will: • Learn how to support Social Studies curriculum by designing a unit of study, starting with a big idea. • Integrate the CT ELDS and CT Social Studies Frameworks for Kindergarten to enhance social studies curriculum. • Utilize Webb’s Depth of Knowledge to promote inquiry through exploration of Social Studies topics. • Incorporate social studies learning experiences in other content areas

As a result of taking part in this workshop, participants will: • Receive concrete examples of strategies tailored to classroom instructional practices and discuss how these strategies may be used • Discuss a variety of topics around special education • Strengthen their practice through collaboration, coaching, and shared planning • Have repeat opportunities for collaborative discussions with peers

Date: Oct. 7, 2016

Time: 9 a.m.–3 p.m.

Location: EASTCONN Administrative Offices, Hampton Presenter: Melanie Smith-Cervera

Dates: Oct. 4, Dec. 13, 2016 & Feb. 7, Apr. 4, 2017

Audience: Kindergarten,PreK teachers, paraprofessionals and teacher assistants

Time: 2–4 p.m. Location: EASTCONN Conference Center, Hampton

Fee: $95

Presenter: Shari Lambert

Course #: 1625300282

Audience: Kindergarten, PreK and special education teachers and paraprofessionals

Register by: 9/30/16

Register: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/14344

Fee: None Course #: 1625300290

Register by: 9/27/16

Register: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/14352

Increasing and Linking Standards for Vocabulary in the CT ELDS and Common Core Classroom: PreK-Grade 2 Learn to increase vocabulary using an evidence-based approach to learning in your classroom. Vocabulary forms a divide between children who succeed and those who do not, especially between poor children and their privileged counterparts. Without vocabulary knowledge, children cannot interpret text meaningfully or respond in ways that enable them to fully participate in classroom discussions. As a result of taking part in this workshop, participants will: • Acquire strategies for teaching vocabulary to young children that have been shown to accelerate children’s academic vocabulary, conceptual development and comprehension. • Integrate strategies for planning and presenting vocabulary instruction. • Systematically monitoring children’s word learning progress. • Utilize evidence-based, developmentally appropriate teaching strategies. Date: Oct. 11, 2016

Presenter: Susan Neuman

Time: 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m.

Location: EASTCONN Conference Center, Hampton

Fee: $95

Course #: 1625300283

Register by: 10/4/16

Audience: Kindergarten, preK, grades 1 and 2 teachers , curriculum directors and early childhood administrator/directors Register: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/14345

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EARLY CHILDHOOD

Creating a Calm Classroom: Helping Children to Self-Regulate Throughout Their School Day

Investigating Science with Young Children This workshop will explore science activities teachers can use in the classroom to support the CT ELDS for Preschool and the Next Generation Science Standards for Kindergarten. We will also focus on how science can be explored in other content areas.

Children learn at their highest potential when their emotions and bodies are calm and focused. Maintaining this state throughout a school day can be challenging for many children. This workshop will examine some of the reasons for these challenges as well as assisting teaches to help maintain balance for children during their “academic day.”

As a result of taking part in this workshop, participants will: • Gain a deeper understanding of the science domain and science standards • Utilize Webb’s Depth of Knowledge to promote inquiry through science exploration • Develop science activities that provide students with higher order thinking experiences, promoting scientific inquiry

As a result of taking part in this workshop, participants will: • Understand a variety of ways children present as deregulated. • Add tools to your toolbox to help children regulate in your class. • Explore practical applications for classroom management. • Learn to decrease teacher stress. Date: Nov. 18, 2016

Date: Dec. 2, 2016

Time: 9 a.m.–12 p.m.

Location: EASTCONN Conference Center, Hampton

Time: 9 a.m.–12 p.m.

Audience: Kindergarten and preK teachers, paraprofessionals and teacher assistants

Location: EASTCONN Conference Center, Hampton Audience: Teachers and assistant teacher working with children in preK through grade 3

Presenter: Melanie Smith-Cevera Fee: $45

Presenter: Emily Werner

Fee: $45

Course #: 1625300284

Register by: 11/11/16

Register: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/14347

Course #: 1625300285

Register by: 11/25/16

Register: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/14346

Working with Vulnerable Families to Foster Resilient Learners

Promoting Creativity in the Early Childhood Classroom

Families experiencing vulnerabilities, such as poverty, single parenting, unemployment, relationship problems, depression, drug and alcohol use, and social isolation creates the potential risk of poor physical or mental health. What can you do to help?

This workshop will focus on supporting creativity in the classroom to help children engage in and enjoy the arts. Participants will have hands-on experiences to help create learning experiences for the children in their classrooms, focusing on the CT ELDS Creative Arts Domain.

As a result of taking part in this workshop, participants will: • Engage in discussion and problem solving on how to support the well-being of families and children that may be endangered by parental or family circumstances. • Examine relationship-based competencies that promote child well-being. • Learn about resources in your region.

As a result of taking part in this workshop, participants will: • Learn how to foster an appreciation for the arts in children. • Develop increased knowledge in the Creative Arts Domain of the CT ELDS. • Intentionally plan learning experiences using the CT ELDS Creative Arts Domain. Date: Jan. 13, 2017

Date: Feb. 9, 2017

Time: 12–3:30 p.m.

Location: EASTCONN Conference Center, Hampton

Location: EASTCONN Administrative Offices, Hampton

Audience: Infant/Toddler teachers/assistant teachers, preK and kindergarten teachers, school counselors and social workers

Audience: PreK teachers, paraprofessionals and teacher assistants Presenter: Melanie Smith-Cervera Fee: $45 Course #: 1625300286

Time: 9 a.m.–3 p.m.

Register by: 1/6/17

Presenter: Diane Gozemba

Fee: $95

Course #: 1625300287

Register by: 1/27/17

Register: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/14349

Register: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/14348

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EARLY CHILDHOOD

Using Large Motor and Sensory Exploration to Support the Needs of all Children

Big Ideas and Essential Questions Revisited Have you ever wished that there was a follow-up training that would help you refine and monitor your implementation of new learning? Well, this workshop is for you! The training is designed to review using big ideas and essential questions to promote higher order thinking, critique your current work using peer review, and provide guided practice on writing a unit of study on a standard you have not yet addressed. Participants will be expected to bring recent learning experience plans and artifacts such as pictures and/or student work that demonstrate their current use of big ideas and essential questions.

Ever feel like you just don’t know what to do with some of the children in your class? Sometimes what we are doing as teachers needs to change. This session will explore strategies to use such as large motor and sensory exploration to help children find success with social emotional skills in the classroom. As a result of taking part in this workshop, participants will: • Learn how to develop a classroom that is responsive to the needs of all children • Identify steps to use to manage when conflict arises • Reflect on their own classroom environments and create a plan to make changes

*For an additional fee, a classroom observation and one-on-one consultation with the presenter prior to the workshop is available for teachers and/or administrators.

Date: Mar. 2, 2017

As a result of taking part in this workshop, participants will: • Increase knowledge of higher order thinking and the impact that it has on their classroom. • Utilize peer and expert support to review and receive feedback on units of study. Date: Feb. 24, 2017

Audience: PreK and kindergarten teachers and assistant teachers Presenter: Shari Lambert

Fee: $45

Course #: 1625300289

Register by: 2/23/17

Audience: Curriculum coordinators, early childhood administrators/directors and early childhood teachers Fee: $95

Course #: 1625300288

Register by: 2/17/17

Register: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/14351

Location: EASTCONN Administrative Offices, Hampton

Time: 8:30–11:30 a.m.

Location: EASTCONN Administrative Offices, Hampton

Time: 9 a.m.–3 p.m.

Presenter: Debra Stipe

Register: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/14350

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4th Annual Infant Toddler Conference Stay tuned for working with our most vulnerable children and families Fri., Mar. 17, 2017 • 9 a.m.–3 p.m., EASTCONN Conference Center, Hampton For Infant Toddler program teachers and paraprofessionals and Birth-to-Three providers; administrators in infant/ toddler programs; related services staff(OTs/PTs/SLPs) working with infant/toddlers

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ENGLISH / LANGUAGE ARTS Integrating Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Principles in Today’s Classroom

Using Text Sets to Engage and Support all Learners Enhance your instructional units and support all learners in accessing grade-level text by utilizing text sets.

Enhance your understanding of the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework to assist in the design of instructional goals, practices, assessments, and resources that can be customized to meet the individual needs of all students.

A text set is a collection of related texts organized around a topic or line of inquiry determined by an anchor text. In a wellconstructed set, the texts are meaningfully connected and “talk to one another” so that in reading the set, students will: build or deepen their knowledge about a topic, make meaningful connections between texts of varying genres, and engage in the reading of authentic and rich text.

Participants will have the opportunity to create or revise a learning task and design it with multiple entry points that activate students’ background knowledge, highlight big ideas and guide how students process, visualize and manipulate information in order to become purposeful, motivated and resourceful learners.

Come learn about and engage in the process of developing a strong text set for an upcoming instructional unit.

Date: Nov. 18, 2016

Date: Nov. 14, 2016

Time: 8:30am – 3 p.m.

Location: EASTCONN Conference Center, Hampton

Location: EASTCONN Conference Center, Hampton

Facilitator: Erin Powers-Bigler

Audience: Administrators, all teachers and curriculum leaders

Audience: English language arts and social studies teachers, curriculum leaders and literacy coaches

Facilitators: Erin Powers-Bigler, Alicia Willett

Course #: 1625300051

Register by: 11/11/16

EASTCONN English Language Arts Council EASTCONN’s English Language Arts Council provides a forum for educators to come together around emerging trends and practices in ELA. Join us to share best practices and engage in new learning and innovative thinking around ELA/Literacy instruction. Dates: Oct. 6, Dec. 9, 2016 & Feb. 9 & May 11, 2017 Time: 1– 3 p.m. Location: EASTCONN Administrative Offices, Hampton Audience: K-12 ELA teachers, literacy coaches, curriculum leaders and administrators Fee: None

Register: Course #: 1625300052 Register by: 10/5/16 Oct. 6: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/14052 Course #: 1625300053 Register by: 12/8/16 Dec. 9: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/14053 Course #: 1625300054 Register by: 2/8/17 Feb. 9: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/14054 Course #: 1625300055 Register by: 5/1017 May 11: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/14056

Register by: 11/7/16

Register: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/14051

Register: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/14041

Facilitator: Erin Powers-Bigler

Time: 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m.

Fee: $95

Fee: $95 Course #: 1625300049

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MATHEMATICS EASTCONN Math Council

Common Program Collaborative for Mathematics (Grades K-5) Does your school have a program that is or needs to be integrated with the Connecticut Core Standards for Mathematics for planning, instruction, and assessment? Meet with teachers from across the region to receive professional learning, collaborate and plan for instruction and assessment to address the expectations of the CT Core Standards and Smarter Balanced Assessment using common programs such as Envisions, GoMath, EngageNY, Bridges, Eureka Math, etc. Participants will need to bring their own program materials, including Teacher Manuals and student books. Participants will break off into small groups based on grade level bands and programs used.

Audience: Curriculum directors, department heads, elementary teachers and mathematics teachers Facilitator: TBD

Course #: 1625300035 Register by: 1/17/17 Jan. 19: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/14010

Location: EASTCONN Conference Center/Administrative Offices, Hampton

Course #: 1625300036 Register by: 3/1/17 Mar. 2: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/14011

Audience: Elementary and mathematics teachers Course #: 1625300031

Register by: 10/21/16

Course #: 1625300034 Register by: 11/8/16 Nov. 10: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/14009

Time: 8:30–11 a.m.

Fee: $250

Fee: None

Course #: 1625300033 Register by: 9/14/16 Sept. 15: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/14008

Dates: Oct. 28, Nov. 18, Dec. 16, 2016 & Feb. 10, Mar. 17, 2017

Dates/Time: Sept. 15, Oct. 10, Nov. 10, 2016 & Jan. 19, Mar. 2, May 4, 2017, 1–3 p.m. Location: EASTCONN Conference Center, Hampton

As a result of taking part in this workshop, participants will: • Align planning, instruction and assessment to the major shifts in the CT Core Standards and the expectation of SBAC. • Connect with other teachers within the region to increase collaboration in planning for instruction and assessment.

Presenter: Kevin Liner

EASTCONN’s Math Council provides a forum for area math teachers to come together around emerging trends and practices in mathematics. Practitioners share best practices and EASTCONN staff provide current information on curriculum, assessment and effective instruction. Often featured are Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) guest speakers, who share information on current education trends and developments. Participants will network, connect, and share best practices.

Course #: 1625300037 Register by: 5/3/17d May 4: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/14012

Register: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/14003

Planning for and Teaching Mathematicians Through the Workshop Model “A workshop is different from a lesson because the children are more than students, they are beholders of grand jobs—readers, writers, mathematicians, historians, and more.”– Maggie Siena, from Reading to Math: How Best Practices in Literacy Can Make You a Better Math Teacher, Grades K-5, pg. 74. Using Wendy Ward Hoffer’s book Minds on Mathematics, participants will learn structures and strategies to effectively plan for and teach mathematics through a workshop model. This Community of Practice will meet 5 times throughout the school year. Each participant will receive a copy of Wendy Ward Hoffer’s book Minds on Mathematics with registration. Dates/Time: Oct. 21, Nov. 10, 2016 & Jan. 20, Feb. 17, Mar. 24, 2017, 8:30–11 a.m. Location: EASTCONN Conference Center, Hampton Audience: Elementary and mathematics teachers Presenter: Kevin Liner

Fee: $250

Register: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/14028

Course #: 1625300041

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Register by: 10/14/16


PowerSchool PowerSchool Custom Field Migration

Whiteboard Your Schedule with PowerSchool’s Visual Scheduler

Custom data fields in PowerSchool are used for core and State data as well as school-specific needs. But the way they are stored and accessed is changing. Learn what you need to do to “migrate” your data to PowerSchool’s “extended schema” structures so your district can stay current with State Reporting and take advantage of new PowerSchool functions. Date: Sept. 26, 2016

Use PowerSchool’s Visual Scheduler to carry out electronic “whiteboard” scheduling, then automatically load students into the resulting Master Schedule. Learn how to configure your scheduling settings for visual drag-and-drop development of a schedule or to make adjustments to a pre-existing one.

Time: 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m.

Date: Jan. 18, 2017

Location: EASTCONN Conference Center, Hampton

Fee: $100

Course #: 1625300156

Register by: 9/19/16

Time: 12:30–3:30 p.m.

Location: EASTCONN Conference Center, Hampton

Audience: District data specialists and technology directors Presenter: Linda Brock

Audience: Administrators, principals, school counselors, support staff and technology directors

Register: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/14217

Presenter: Linda Brock

Fee: $45

Course #: 1625300157

Register by: 1/11/17

Register: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/14218

Preparing for Standards Grading in PowerSchool

Making the Transition to PowerTeacher Pro

Learn how PowerSchool supports your school’s standards initiative. Set up grade scales and standards in PowerSchool, enable standards entry for teachers, and discuss district-level control of grading calculations. Learn how to export and import standards using Excel, including recommendations for standards identifiers and character counts. Understand how to manage changes in standards from year to year. Finally, review the objects used for standards-based report cards. Districts still on PowerSchool 8.x can also learn about the transition process to upgrade. Date: Dec. 2, 2016

PowerSchool’s new PowerTeacher Pro gradebook brings student performance to the forefront. Experience PowerTeacher Pro from a teacher’s perspective, then learn to administer PowerTeacher Pro and configure traditional and standards grading. Finally, discuss how to manage a successful transition. *Special EASTCONN Region District Rate $80.00, reflected at time of billing* Date: Feb. 7, 2017

Location: EASTCONN Conference Center, Hampton

Time: 8:30–11:30 a.m.

Audience: Administrator teams, curriculum directors, district data specialists, principals, school counselors, teacher leaders and technology directors

Location: EASTCONN Conference Center, Hampton Audience: Administrators, curriculum directors, PowerSchool specialists and technology directors Presenter: Linda Brock

Fee: $45

Course #: 1625300161

Register by: 11/24/16

Time: 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

Presenter: Linda Brock

Fee: $95

Course #: 1625300157

Register by: 1/11/17

Register: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/14218

Register: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/14222

PowerSchool Enterprise Reporting Certification Provided by PowerSchool, the two-day Enterprise Reporting Certification Summit will cover setup and use of PowerSchool’s exciting new Enterprise Reporting tool. Learn how to use Enterprise Reporting’s powerful, interactive data analytic reports, delve into advanced SQL, and learn to build and publish your own interactive reports. (Register through PowerSchool’s PowerSource site.) Dates: Oct. 19 & 20, 2016

Time: 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m. Location: EASTCONN Conference Center, Hampton

Audience: PowerSchool Users

Presenter: PowerSchool Instructor

Course #: 1625300155

Register by: 10/8/16

Fee: $1000

Register: https://support.powerschool.com/training/2/courses/calendar/main.action

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SCIENCE / STEM

Mobile STEM Lab Teacher Training Are you interested in having the QMC Mobile STEM lab come visit your school? Sign up now for this unique training experience. You will learn everything you need to know to work with your students on the lab; including Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) connections, curriculum, and links to Common Core. Audience: Administrators, principals and science teachers Presenter: Stacey Watson Fee: None

• Elementary (Grades K-2)

• Middle School

Focus: Erosion and Deposition, Ecosystems Date: Sept. 20, 2016

Time: 9 a.m.–3 p.m.

Course #: 1625300188

Register by: 9/13/16

Focus: Health curriculum, Biodiversity, Climate Change, Feeding the Hungry-Soil, Introduction to Robotics

Location: EASTCONN Conference Center, Hampton Register: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/14233

Time: 9 a.m.–3 p.m.

Course #: 1625300176

Register by: 9/14/16

Time: 9 a.m.–3 p.m.

Course #: 1625300178

Register by: 9/15/16

Register: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/14240

Focus: Health curriculum, Erosion and Deposition, Ecosystems, Survival (identifying what is living versus non-living), Watersheds/Water systems

Location: EASTCONN Conference Center, Hampton

• Elementary (Grades 3-5)

Date: Sept. 21, 2016

Date: Sept. 22, 2016

• High School

Focus: Health curriculum, Introduction to Robotics, Feeding the Hungry-Soil, Waste Water Treatment

Location: EASTCONN Conference Center, Hampton Register: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/14238

Date: Sept. 15, 2016

Time: 9 a.m.–3 p.m.

Course #: 1625300178

Register by: 9/8/16

Location: Killingly Waster Water Treatment Plant Register: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/14237

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SCIENCE/STEM

Next Generation Science Standards for Elementary School Teachers Participants will receive an in-depth exploration to the Next Generation Science Standards, focusing on all three dimensions: core ideas, crosscutting concepts, and science and engineering practices. In addition, participants will identify strategies to incorporate more science into the elementary school classroom. Location: EASTCONN Conference Center, Hampton Audience: Administrators, curriculum directors, elementary and science teachers and science team leaders Presenter: Stacey Watson

Fee: $95

EASTCONN’s Science Council provides area science teachers and anyone interested in science with a forum for sharing and learning about emerging trends and practices in science. Practitioners share best practices and EASTCONN staff provide current information on curriculum, assessment, effective instruction and updates to the NGSS transition. Outside education and science experts attend regularly to share important information. Join us for this Council and build a network of science educators from across the region. Dates: Oct. 18, 2016 & Feb. 8, Apr. 26, 2017 Time: 1–3 p.m. Location: EASTCONN Conference Center, Hampton

Offered two times, choose from: Date: Oct. 4, 2016 Course #: 1625300058

EASTCONN Science Council

Time: 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m. Register by: 9/27/16

Audience: Administrators, curriculum directors, elementary and science teachers Facilitators: Nancy, Magnani, Stacey Watson

Register: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/14061

Fee: None

Date: Jan. 11, 2017 Course #: 1625300059

Course #: 1625300062 Register by: 10/17/16 Oct. 18: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/14069

Time: 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m. Register by: 1/9/17

Register: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/14061

Course #: 1625300063 Register by: 2/7/17 Feb. 8: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/14070

Next Generation Science Standards for Teachers K-12

Course #: 1625300064 Register by: 4/25/17 April 26: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/14075

This session will introduce teachers to the recently adopted Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Teachers will become familiar with the new shifts in science learning. In addition, teachers will gain knowledge and strategies on ways to implement these new standards in the classroom.

Next Generation Science Standards Curriculum Alignment

As a result of taking part in this workshop, participants will: • Understand the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). • Identify new shifts and changes in science teaching and learning. • Learn strategies for incorporating NGSS in the classroom. Date: Oct. 17, 2016

Time: 8:30 a.m.–12 p.m.

Location: EASTCONN Conference Center, Hampton Audience: Administrators, curriculum directors, elementary and science teachers and science team leaders Presenter: Stacey Watson

Fee: $45

Course #: 1625300056

Register by: 10/10/16

Register: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/14057

Participants will be introduced to the Next Generation Science Standards curriculum shifts and changes. In addition, participants will be given techniques that will allow them to evaluate current science curriculum for NGSS alignment. Participants will be expected to bring their district’s curriculum outline or curriculum map as well as any current science curriculum documents. There will be two scheduled half-day follow-up sessions on November 16, and December 13, 2016. Register separately for one or both sessions. Date/Time: Oct. 27, 2016, 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m. Location: EASTCONN Conference Center, Hampton Audience: Administrators, curriculum directors, elementary and science teachers and science team leaders Presenter: Stacey Watson

Fee: $95

Course #: 1625300057

Register by: 10/20/16

Register: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/14060

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SCIENCE/STEM

Developing Assessments and Rubrics for the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) Participants will be introduced to the Next Generation Science Standards and suggestions to developing, implementing, and monitoring assessments. Location: EASTCONN Conference Center, Hampton Audience: Administrators, curriculum directors, elementary and science teachers and science team leaders Presenter: Stacey Watson

Fee: $95

Offered two times, choose from: Date/Time: Nov. 9, 2016, 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m. Course #: 1625300060 Register by: 11/2/16 Register: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/14063 Date/Time: Feb.15, 2017, 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m. Course #: 162532374

Register by: 2/8/17

Register: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/14082

Next Generation Science Standards Curriculum Alignment: Follow-up These events are follow-ups for those who already attended the full-day workshop on October 27.

Incorporating the Engineering Design Process in the Science Classroom

Participants will collaborate with colleagues incorporating techniques learned in the 1st NGSS Curriculum Alignment Professional Development. These sessions will focus on evaluating current science curriculum in participants schools/ districts for NGSS alignment. In addition, participants will work towards developing and improving current curriculum to ensure it is NGSS aligned.

Participants will learn how to integrate the engineering design process into the science classroom with a focus on NGSS strategies. In addition, participants will walk away with engineering ideas and activities to implement in their classroom. Location: EASTCONN Conference Center, Hampton

Location: EASTCONN Conference Center, Hampton

Audience: Administrators, curriculum directors, elementary and science teachers and science team leaders Presenter: Stacey Watson

Audience: Administrators, curriculum directors, elementary and science teachers and science team leaders

Fee: $95

Presenter: Stacey Watson

Offered two times, choose from: Date: Nov. 15, 2016 Course #: 1625300065

Date/Time: Nov. 16, 2016, 8:30 a.m.–12 p.m. Course #: 1625300070 Register by: 11/9/16 Register: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/14101

Time: 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m. Register by: 11/8/16

Date/Time: Dec. 13, 2016, 8:30 a.m.–12 p.m. Course #: 1625300071 Register by: 12/6/16 Register: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/14102

Register: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/14077 Date: Feb. 13, 2017 Course #: 1625300069

Fee: $45

Time: 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m. Register by: 2/6/17

Register: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/14083

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SOCIAL STUDIES EASTCONN Social Studies Council EASTCONN’s Social Studies Council provides a forum for educators to come together around emerging trends and practices in the social studies. Join us to share best social studies practices and engage in new thinking around social studies instruction. Learn about the instructional shifts and inquiry process identified in the CT Elementary and Secondary Social Studies Framework, C3 Framework and the CT Core Standards. For more information about the Social Studies Council, please contact Alicia Willett at awillett@eastconn.org. Dates: Sept. 22, Dec. 8, 2016 & Feb. 23, May 4, 2017 Time: 1–3 p.m. Location: EASTCONN Conference Center, Hampton Audience: Administrators, curriculum leaders history and social studies teachers Facilitator: Alicia Willett Fee: None

Course #: 1625300045 Register by: 9/21/16 Sept. 22: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/14035 Course #: 1625300046 Register by: 12/7/16 Dec. 8: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/14036

Inquiry Instruction in the Social Studies: A Community of Practitioners! The RESC Alliance is collaborating to promote and support Inquiry Instruction in Social Studies through a series of professional learning opportunities. Through a series of workshops, a cohort of educators will establish an understanding of why inquiry in the classroom is critical and understand the instructional and content shifts. Additionally, teachers will further their understanding of the alignment between the C3 Framework, CT Social Studies Framework and instructional practices. Through content immersion in the four major disciplines in social studies - civics, economics, geography, and history - participants will design inquiry-based experiences in collaboration with their peers. Audience: Administrators, curriculum directors, elementary, history and social studies teachers and teacher leaders Facilitators: Alicia Willett, Kate Ericson

Course #: 1625300047 Register by: 2/22/17 Feb. 23: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/14037

• Elementary (K-2) Series

Course #: 1625300048 Register by: 5/3/17 May 4: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/14038

Location: EASTCONN Conference Center, Hampton

Teaching the 2016 Presidential Campaign and Election Process in the Classroom Come and learn about different activities and resources to help your students understand this year’s presidential campaign and election process as they explore the main questions and issues that have emerged during this most unusual presidential election season: What is the difference between a primary versus a caucus? Why are some primaries closed while other are open? What is contested or brokered convention? What is a delegate versus a super-delegate? How does the Electoral College work? Participants will have the opportunity to design learning activities around the presidential campaign and election process for implementation in their classrooms. Date/Time: Sept. 30, 2016, 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. Location: EASTCONN Conference Center, Hampton

Dates: Oct. 21 & Dec. 12, 2016 Time: 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m. Facilitators: Alicia Willett, Kate Ericson Fee: $200 Course #: 1625300239

Register by: 10/14/16

Register: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/14300

• Elementary (3-5) Series

Dates: Oct. 3, Dec. 13, 2016 & Mar. 22, 2017 Time: 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m. Location: LEARN, 44 Hatchetts Hill Rd., Old Lyme, CT Fee: $290 Course #: 1625300240

Register by: 9/26/16

Register: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/14301

• Grades 6-12 Series

Dates: Oct. 7, Nov. 29, 2016 & Mar. 23, 2017 Time: 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m.

Audience: Administrators, all teachers and curriculum directors

Location: EASTCONN Conference Center, Hampton/ Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, UCONN

Facilitator: Alicia Willett

Fee: $95

Fee: $290

Course #: 1625300050

Register by: 9/23/16

Course #: 1625300241

Register: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/14046

Register by: 9/30/16

Register: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/14302

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OTHER OFFERINGS EASTCONN Arts Learning Council EASTCONN’s Arts Council will provide a forum for area arts teachers to come together and work collaboratively to promote creativity and link learning through the arts as a mechanism to engage all students. Teachers from the following disciplines: art, music, and drama are invited to participate. The focus will be how to integrate your discipline into the curriculum in your schools and connect to the arts organizations in your communities to enhance programming. Connecticut State Department of Education guest speakers, who can share information on current education developments will be announced.

Dates: Oct. 11, Dec. 14, 2016 & Feb. 8, Mar. 10, 2017 Time: 3–4:30 p.m.

Location: EASTCONN Conference Center, Hampton Audience: Art, drama and music teachers Facilitator: Diane Gozemba

Fee: None

Course #: 1625300029 Register by: 10/4/16 Oct. 11: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/14149 Course #: 1625300094 Register by: 12/13/16 Dec. 14: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/14150 Course #: 1625300095 Register by: 2/7/17 Feb. 8: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/14151

Course #: 1625300096 Register by: 4/11/17 Apr. 19: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/14152

Eastern Connecticut PowerSchool User Group Users of PowerSchool in all capacities from throughout Eastern Connecticut are welcome at this collaborative, peer-to-peer support group. Facilitated by PowerSchool experts from EASTCONN and LEARN, the User Group will meet quarterly to discuss student data needs, “student information ecosystems,” and PowerSchool-related systems. Meetings alternate between EASTCONN’s Conference Office in Hampton and LEARN’s facility in Old Lyme. At September’s meeting we will discuss the State’s Data Summit; review and refresh for upcoming State reports, including peer problemsolving; and discuss implementation of PowerTeacher Pro. A working lunch is provided. Dates for future 16-17 meetings to be determined. Next Meeting: Sept. 30, 2016 Time: 12–3 p.m. Location: LEARN, 44 Hatchetts Hill Rd, Old Lyme Facilitators: EASTCONN’s Linda Brock and LEARN’s Wendy Jean Sonstrom Fee: None Register: http://www.learn.k12.ct.us/PowerSchool

iNQUIRY iNSTITUTE (i2): Think Differently! Looking for ways to engage and inspire your students? If so, come and join us for this three-part series on the inquiry process. Partner with EASTCONN’s Education Specialists and area educators to design lessons and learning activities that foster students’ curiosity, creativity, and critical thinking. Day 1: Oct. 11, 2016 – Teachers will explore the meaning, purpose, and role of inquiry in their classrooms. Day 2: Nov. 8, 2016 – Teachers will learn strategies to plan for and implement inquiry in their classrooms. Day 3: Mar. 10, 2017 – Teachers will further their understanding of the role of formative and summative assessment in inquiry and begin designing their own assessments. Dates: Oct. 11, Nov. 8, 2016 & Mar. 10, 2017 Time: 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m. Location: EASTCONN Conference Center, Hampton Audience: Educators from all content areas Facilitators: Erin Powers-Bigler, Alicia Willett & Stacey Watson Course #: 1625300029

Fee: $340 (or $125/day)

To Register for all 3 days or the days of your choice please contact Paula Hanlon at phanlon@eastconn.org or 860-455-1589

REGISTER ONLINE If you have questions regarding

registration, or have difficulty using the online form, call 860455-1533, or e-mail conferenceoffice@eastconn.org.


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