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Spring & Summer 2018

Professional Learning at EASTCONN Early Childhood Initiatives Teaching + Learning K-12 Professional Learning Technology Solutions


EASTCONN Professional Learning at EASTCONN EASTCONN works in partnership with school districts and educators across northeast Connecticut to continuously improve instruction with the goal of increased learning for all children. From teacher evaluation to Connecticut Core Standards aligned curriculum, our specialists offer a broad range of services.

Early Childhood Initiatives Early Childhood Initiatives Offers: Professional Learning Opportunities • Professional Learning Communities of Practice • Early Childhood Consultation & Coaching • Evaluation & Program Improvement Consultation • NAEYC Accreditation Support • Workshops Aligned to Standards & Best Practice • Curriculum Development Support • Early Childhood Assessment Materials & Products Family Goal Setting Expertise • School Readiness Liaison & Monitoring Services • Executive Function Curriculum & Coaching Expertise • Pyramid Model Training • Programs for Young Children & Families

Teaching + Learning Services Teaching & Learning Services Include: Center for Educational Leadership Curriculum Instruction & Assessment • Professional Learning Regional Groups & Councils • School Improvement Strategies

Technology Solutions Technology Solutions can provide: Data Solutions Support & Training Educational Technology Integration • PowerSchool Support & Training • Technology Infrastructure Support • Technology Products & Services • Website Development & Support

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EASTCONN Director of Teaching and Learning

Greetings! I’m very pleased to share with you EASTCONN’s comprehensive catalog of regional professional learning offerings for the spring and summer of 2018. The workshops, councils and learning opportunities listed here are intended to inspire and inform our region’s K-12, early childhood and technology educators as they strive to strengthen their practice and improve student outcomes. Educators and experts from across EASTCONN’s Teaching & Learning, Early Childhood and Technology divisions will lead these sessions, but are also here to provide you with the customized, targeted programming that your teachers or districts require.

Scott Nierendorf

Director of Teaching and Learning

Please feel free to contact me anytime to discuss the many ways in which EASTCONN is poised to help you with your teaching and learning needs.

Sincerely, Scott Nierendorf Director of Teaching and Learning 860-455-1569 snierendorf@eastconn.org

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Programs and Services Catalog

A monthly e-blast listing upcoming workshops, events and free council and group meetings. Also included are useful resources for educators.

EASTCONN’s quarterly newsletter features local education stories, as well as the latest in education news from across northeastern CT and the state.

This twice-yearly publication, provides a summary of all the programs and services that EASTCONN offers.

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Professional Learning Opportunities

Early Childhood Initiatives Early Childhood Administrator Network............................. Page 2

Using the NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct......................................... Page 2

Bring Out The Leader in You Part 1 & 2.................................................. Page 2

Connecting with Families in Early Childhood Programs................................. Page 3

5th Annual Infant/Toddler Conference at EASTCONN: Fostering Resilient Learners...................................... Page 2 & 4

Promoting Self Regulation Through Your Classroom Environment..... Page 3 Culturally Responsive Teaching................. Page 3

Teaching + Learning K-12 Professional Learning STUDENT CENTERED LEARNING

SCIENCE/NGSS/STEM

Fostering Resilent Learners....................... Page 5

Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) Curriculum Unit Development Institute..................................................... Page 15

Students at the Center.............................. Page 6 LEADERSHIP Principal Community of Practice............... Page 7 Foundational Skills for Evaluators of Teachers.................................................... Page 7 Unpacking the Coaching and Self-Reflection Tool for Competency in Teaching English Learners: A Workshop for Administrators.................... Page 7 & 20 Principal Coaching.................................... Page 8 Stategic Advancement Planning............... Page 8 Creating Effective Teams........................... Page 9 ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS Disciplinary Literacy for K-12 Teachers..... Page 10 Enhancing Science Literacy....................... Page 10 & 15 Writing and Reading Workshop Summer Institute....................................... Page 11 & 12 Literacy Curriculum and Coaching Support..................................... Page 13-14

Enhancing Science Literacy....................... Page 10 & 15 STEM/NGSS Curriculum & Coaching Support..................................... Page 16 & 17 MATHEMATICS Bridge the CCS (Elementary).................... Page 15 Bridge the CCS (Middle/High).................. Page 15 Math Recovery.......................................... Page 18 ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS Effective English Learner Support............. Page 19 Knowing Your English Learners: Foundational Implications......................... Page 20 Unpacking the Coaching and Self-Reflection Tool for Competency in Teaching English Learners: A Workshop for Administrators.................... Page 7 & 20 SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING Engage Students and Empower Learning with Mindfulness in Your Classroom......... Page 21 Resilience.................................................. Page 21

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Table Of Contents MISCELLANEOUS Asbestos Awareness.................................. Page 22

EASTCONN Councils................................ Back Page

EASTCONN Contacts at a Glance............ Page 28 EASTCONN Locations.............................. Page 29

Technology Solutions Google Apps Training............................... Page 23 Standards Grading and Reporting in PowerSchool........................ Page 23

Computer Science: Digital Logic & Decision Making........................................ Page 25 Cloud Storage in Personal Production...... Page 25

Technology Council................................... Page 23

VEX Robotics............................................. Page 25

Chromebooks: An Introduction................ Page 24

iPad App Showcase................................... Page 26

Preparing Year-end State Reports in PowerSchool: the TCS & PSIS............... Page 24

3D Printing/Engineering Design............... Page 26

Web Content Management...................... Page 24 Swivl Camera Overview & Usage.............. Page 24 Computational Thinking............................ Page 25

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Google Admin & Chrome Management............................................. Page 26 Your Summer with PowerSchool: End of Year................................................ Page 26 Migrating to a Google Domain................. Page 27


EASTCONN Early Childhood Initiatives

Early Childhood Initiatives (ECI), which includes children from birth to grade 3, offers an array of professional, systems development and programs to the region’s families, school districts and communities. Through these services, professional development, coaching and consultation are provided to early care and education programs and public schools in our region, including support for program development, accreditation and professional learning on standards, curriculum, assessment and implementation of instruction. ECI engages families in a two-generation approach through goal setting, parenting workshops and connecting them to adult education services and job training. We administer and provide direct services to children and their families as the grantee for the federally funded Head Start and Early Head Start programs in Windham and Tolland Counties and the subsidized Birth-to-Three Program. Evidence-informed practices to increase outcomes for children are promoted.

Early Childhood Initiatives Offers: • Professional Learning Opportunities • Professional Learning Communities of Practice • Early Childhood Consultation & Coaching • Evaluation and Program Improvement Consultation • NAEYC Accreditation Support • Workshops Aligned to Standards and Best Practice

• Curriculum Development Support • Early Childhood Assessment Materials & Products • Family Goal Setting Expertise, and School Readiness Liaison & Monitoring Services • Executive Function Curriculum and Coaching Expertise, Pyramid Model Training • Programs for Young Children & Families

Please contact Diane Gozemba, Director of Early Childhood Initiatives at DGozemba@eastconn.org for more information. 1.

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EASTCONN Early Childhood Initiatives Early Childhood Administrator Network EASTCONN Early Childhood Initiatives offers an administrator’s networking meeting to preschool public school administrators. The purpose of this networking meeting is to offer support to administrator’s operating a preschool program in the public school setting. Topics are based on interest of the group and include early childhood best practices, state funding requirements, shared professional development and resource sharing. Dates: March 23, 2018, May 17, 2018 Location: EASTCONN Conference Center, Hampton Facilitator: Melanie Smith-Cevera, Early Childhood Specialist Fee: None Email: MSmith-Cervera@eastconn.org for more information.

Bring Out The Leader in You Part 1 & 2 This course will help licensed child care providers understand that everyone is or can be a leader, that managing is not the same as leading, and that leadership skills need to be developed. Learn to identify traits of a leader and reflect on your own personal leadership style. Explore how to provide opportunities for others to be leaders and understand how to provide guidance and direction in order to establish an effective teaching team. Participants will explore the five stages of supervision and coaching, and techniques to implement with their teaching team. This training is comprised of two, 2-hour sessions. To complete this training, participants must attend both sessions. Course Objectives: Understand that everyone is or can be a leader; that managing is not the same as leading, and that leadership skills need to be managed. Identify traits of a leader and leadership styles. Reflect on your own personal leadership traits. Explore how to provide opportunities for others to be leaders. Dates: March 14 & March 28, 2018 Times: 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Location: EASTCONN Conference Center, Hampton Audience: Early Childhood Administrators/Directors Infant Toddler Teachers/Asst. Teachers, Kindergarten Teachers, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Leaders Grades: Birth - 3, Pre-K, K www.eastconn.org

Facilitator: Sheri Lambert

Fee: None

Course #: 1725300499 Register by: 3/7/18 Register: http://www.thrivect.org/enroll/in-person-training/ other-trainings/bring-leader/

5th Annual Infant/Toddler Conference at EASTCONN: Fostering Resilient Learners Date: March 23, 2018

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Location: EASTCONN Conference Center, Hampton Audience: Birth-to-Three, Related Services Staff (OT, PT, SLP), and DCF Workers, Early Head Start Home Visitors and Education Staff, Infant/Toddler Teachers, Administrators Presenters: Marianne Barton, Deborah Adams, Diane Gozemba, Emily Werner Fee: $95.00 Course #: 1725300101

Register By: 3/16/18

Register: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/14944

See page 4 for more details. Using the NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct This course will help child care providers become familiar with the NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct, understand the difference between Ideals and Principles in the code, understand the difference between an Ethical Responsibility and an Ethical Dilemma, know the steps to solving an ethical situation using the code, and practice using the code on provided case study scenarios. Course Objectives: Familiarize participants with NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct. Explore whether an action is ethical or not. Examine a framework for addressing ethical issues in your program. Date: April 3, 2018

Time: 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Location: EASTCONN Conference Center, Hampton Audience: Early Childhood Administrators/Directors, Infant Toddler Teachers/Asst. Teachers, Kindergarten Teachers, Paraprofessionals, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Leaders, Grades: Birth - 3, Pre-K, K Facilitator: Sheri Lambert

Fee: None

Course #: 1725300504

Register by: 3/27/18

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EASTCONN Early Childhood Initiatives Promoting Self Regulation Through Your Classroom Environment Self-regulation in young children looks like a child that is able to focus his attention; control his emotions; and manage his thinking, behavior and feelings. The development of these self-regulation skills is a key factor for children to be successful throughout life. The classroom environment is a key component in supporting children’s self-regulation. In this workshop, you will explore your current classroom environment and how materials, furniture arrangement and the use of visual mediators support self-regulation in young children. Participants should come prepared to reflect on their current classroom design and create a plan to make changes to promote self-regulation. CT ELDS • Domains: Social Emotional and Cognition • NAEYC Criteria: Standards 1 and 3 • CT Core Knowledge and Competency Framework: Domains 1 and 3 • Meets School Readiness PD requirement for early childhood topic Course Objectives: • Gain an understanding of self-regulation and how the environment can support it. • Learn how to develop a classroom environment that is responsive to the needs of all children. • Reflect on individual classroom environments and create a plan for change. • Identify how the environment affects children’s self-regulation. • Utilize classroom environments to promote self regulation. Date: April 6, 2018

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Location: EASTCONN Conference Center, Hampton Audience: Paraprofessionals, Preschool Teachers, Grades: Pre-K Facilitator: Melanie Smith-Cervera, Sheri Lambert Fee: $45.00 Course #: 1725300089

Register by: 3/30/18

Register: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/14932

Connecting with Families in Early Childhood Programs The early childhood years are when parents first experience working with teachers to promote learning at home and school. Find out how to create meaningful experiences with families through parent meetings, home visits and volunteer opportunities that support the well-being of children. Learn how to creatively engage parents who may have difficulty participating. As a result of taking part in this workshop, participants will: • Provide families with information related to child development. • Establish effective school-to-home and home-to-school communication. • Learn strategies that will help families extend their children’s learning at home. Date: April 26, 2018

Time: 9–11:30 a.m.

Location: EASTCONN Conference Center, Hampton Audience: Kindergarten and Preschool Teachers Facilitator: Anne Sousa

Fee: $45

Course #: 1725300100

Register by: 4/19/18

Register: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/14943

Culturally Responsive Teaching Celebrate the past and imagine the future by creating a shared vision for providing culturally responsive practices for children and families in your program. This session will encourage self-reflection of your current practices and peer sharing to learn new strategies that promote cultural competence. Participants will be provided an opportunity to explore an anti-bias approach to teaching and experience open dialogue that may meaningfully impact their teaching practice. Course Objectives: • Understand how personal experiences, biases and values impact our work. • Explore personal attitudes and beliefs about diverse children and families. • Reflect on culturally responsive practices that build relationships with children and families. Date: May 9, 2018

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Location: EASTCONN Conference Center, Hampton Audience: Early Childhood Administrators/Directors, Early Childhood Teachers, Grades: Pre-K, K, 1, 2, 3 Facilitator: Diane Gozemba Fee: $45.00 Course #: 1725300102

Registration by: 5/2/18

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EARLY CHILDHOOD INITIATIVES

5th Annual Infant/Toddler Conference at EASTCONN:

Fostering Resilient Learners Keynote and morning presenter:

Marianne Barton, PhD

Marianne Barton, PhD, is the Director of Clinical Training in the Department of Psychology at the University of Connecticut, where she is also Director of the Psychological Services Clinic. Barton specializes in infant and early childhood mental health. She is a consultant for early childhood programs, including Birth to Three and Child FIRST, and is member of the Board of Directors for the CT Association for Infant Mental Health and Child FIRST.

Barton’s keynote address will focus on the the experience of trauma in the lives of young children, its effects on the developing brain and the impact of early relationships on long term behavioral patterns.

Date & Time: March 23, 2018, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Audiences: Infant/toddler teachers, administrators, Early Head Start home visitors and education staff, Birth-to-Three, related services staff (OT, PT, SLP), and DCF workers. Course#: 1725300101 Register by: 3/16/2018 Fee: $95, includes breakfast and lunch Register: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/14944

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Morning Session:

Addressing the Effects of Trauma in the Context of Early Relationships

This session will focus on strategies for working with parents and children to support resilience. Participants will learn strategies for recognizing and addressing difficult relationship patterns, engaging parents in reflection on child behavior, and developing a personal reflective and self-care practice.

Afternoon Sessions: The ABC’s of the CKC

This session will cover the Connecticut Core Knowledge and Competency (CKC) Framework self-assessment tool and how it supports a common language, professional development expectations and a broader base of knowledge across early childhood roles. Presented by Deb Adams, CT OEC Education Consultant and Diane Gozemba, EASTCONN Director of Early Childhood Initiatives.

Creating a Calm Environment

Learn how to create a calm environment for infants and toddlers using a trauma-informed lens. Presented by Emily Werner, play therapist and Sheila Skahan, faculty at Three Rivers Community College and content expert on environments.

Questions or information: Phone: 860-455-1533 or email conferenceoffice@eastconn.org EASTCONN Conference Center 376 Hartford Turnpike, Hampton, CT 06247

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EASTCONN Teaching + Learning EASTCONN Teaching + Learning K-12 Professional Learning STUDENT CENTERED LEARNING

Join Us for an ONLINE Book Study

FOSTERING RESILIENT LEARNERS: Strategies for Creating a Trauma-Sensitive Classroom by Kristin Souers and Pete Hall Hosted by EASTCONN’s Center for Educational Leadership

As educators, you often deal with the impact of childhood trauma and toxic stress, which often manifests as increased behavior challenges in the classroom. In the face of this trauma and stress, how do we help our students grow into resilient adults? Join us to answer this question and to learn about groundbreaking research from those experienced in working with trauma-affected students. Learn how children can overcome challenging circumstances to become healthy, productive and resilient human beings. As a result of taking part in this workshop, participants will: Understand what trauma is and how it hinders the learning, motivation and success of all students. Build strong relationships and create a safe space to enable students to learn at high levels. Adopt a strength-based approach that leads teachers to re-calibrate how they view destructive student behaviors. Manage frustration and burnout with essential self-care techniques.

1st Meeting:

2nd Meeting:

on-site at EASTCONN; Part I: Trauma

Online; Part II: Self-Awareness and Part III: Relationships

July 19, 2018 (8:30 - 10 a.m.)

Join us for breakfast and a screening of Resilience, a documentary based on the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) study. A demonstration of Google Hangouts, the online platform for our future book study meetings, will also be provided.

July 26, 2018 (8:30 - 9:30 a.m.)

3rd Meeting:

August 2, 2018 (8:30 - 9:30 a.m.)

Online; Part IV: Belief and Part V: Live, Love and Laugh

To participate in this workshop, participants must purchase a copy of Fostering Resilient Learners: Strategies for Creating a Trauma-Sensitive Classroom and have access to Google Hangouts.

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Facilitator: Diane Dugas, Center for Educational Leadership Fee: $55.00 Course#: 1825300012 Register by: 7/12/18 Register: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/15414


TEACHING AND LEARNING

Join Us for an ONLINE Book Study STUDENTS AT THE

CENTER

By Bena Kallick and Allison Zmuda Hosted by EASTCONN’s Center for Educational Leadership Map out a transformative model of personalization that puts students at the center. Based on their exciting work in the field, authors Bena Kallick and Allison Zmuda map out a transformative model of personalization that puts students at the center and asks them to employ a set of dispositions for engagement and learning known as “habits of mind.”

April 5 - 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.; chapters 1-3 April 12 - 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.; chapters 4-5 April 26 - 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.; chapters 6-7 To participate, participants must prepurchase the

Google Hangouts. Instructions for Google Hangouts will be sent prior to the first meeting.

1. Voice: Involving students in the “what” and “how” of learning and equipping them to be stewards of their own education. 2. Co-creation: Guiding students to identify the challenges and concepts they want to explore and outline the actions they will take.

ONLINE MEETING SCHEDULE

book on thier own and have access to

Together we will rethink traditional teacher and student roles to reexamine goal setting, lesson planning, assessment and feedback practices by prioritizing:

3. Social Construction: Having students work with others to theorize, pursue common goals, build products and generate performances. 4. Self-Discovery: Having students reflect on their own to develop skills and knowledge so that they will acquire new understandings of themselves and how they learn. Facilitator: Diane Dugas, EASTCONN Director of Center for Educational Leadership

Fee: $45 Course#: 1725300508 Register by: 3/29/18 Register: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/15412

Questions or information: Phone: 860-455-1533 or email conferenceoffice@eastconn.org EASTCONN Conference Center 6. 376 Hartford Turnpike, Hampton, CT 06247


EASTCONN Teaching + Learning K-12 Professional Learning

Foundational Skills for Evaluators of Teachers

Unpacking the Coaching and Self-Reflection Tool For Competency In Teaching English Learners: A Workshop For Administrators

A series of interactive sessions will concentrate on new evaluators’ capacity to observe and analyze teacher performance through the lens of the CT Common Core of Teaching (CCT) and provide supportive, high quality feedback to teachers. Participants will learn how to use a feedback cycle to collect evidence, analyze the connection to the CCT indicators, and how to help teachers plan for effective instructional advancements. Participants will have multiple opportunities to apply their learning and receive personalized feedback to strengthen their capacity to effectively evaluate teachers, as well as the opportunity to engage in a summative demonstration of proficiency.

As a result of attending this workshop, participants will understand the format and purpose of the Coaching and Self-Reflection Tool for Competency in Teaching English Learners, build capacity to use the Coaching Tool effectively in reflection and conversations with colleagues, teachers and support staff, and will

LEADERSHIP

In this workshop, administrators will learn to use the Coaching and Self-Reflection Tool for Competency in Teaching English Learners in professional coaching conversations, in self-reflection of BEST Practices for English Learners (ELs), and for reflection and discussion for any teacher of ELs.

Participants must bring a laptop with Microsoft Word (version 8 or later), earbuds and an electronic or paper copy of their district’s Teacher Evaluation Plan. Lunch is not provided, please bring your own brown bag lunch. We can also provide directions to local area restaurants, or you may order from the EASTCONN Food for Thought Cafe menu and have your lunch delivered. Food for Thought lunch is $10. Cash only. Dates: July 9, July 12, July 18, 2018 Time: 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Location: EASTCONN Conference Center, Hampton Audience: Central Office Administrators, Principals, Assistant Principals, Special Education Directors, new Administrators that evaluate teachers, or those who want to refresh their skills with observation and feedback. Facilitator: Diane Dugas

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.

Fee: $450

Course #: 1825300013 Register by: 7/2/2018 Register: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/15416 7.

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EASTCONN Teaching + Learning K-12 Professional Learning engage in conversations using vocabulary specific to the coaching tool. Date: March 14, 2018 a.m.

Time: 8:30 a.m. - 11:30

Location: EASTCONN Conference Center, Hampton Audience: Administrators, Principals, Special Education Directors, TEAM Trained Cooperating & Mentor Teachers Facilitator: Nancy Testa

Fee: $45.00

Course #: 1725300477

Register by: 3/7/18

Register: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/15381

Principal Coaching Self-knowledge has long been established as one of the hallmarks of great leaders. As public leaders, we need to know ourselves so we can get the most from our colleagues and create effective teams. Leadership coaching opportunities through the Center for Educational Leadership provide an experiential and individualized leader development process that builds a leader’s understanding of him/herself as a leader, strengthening their capability to achieve short- and long-term organizational goals. Through one-on-one and/or group leadership interactions, driven by data from multiple perspectives, and based on mutual trust and respect, the Principal and Coach work in partnership to achieve maximum impact. For further information, contact Diane Dugas, ddugas@eastconn.org, Director, Center for Educational Leadership.

Strategic Advancement Planning Strategic Advancement Planning is a process that engages stakeholders in establishing a coherent pathway of progress for learning over a period of 3-5 years. Serving as a road map for decision-making, budget planning, communication and common purpose, the development of a District/School Advancement Plan uses the district vision and mission to identify goals and action steps that drive systemic focus. If you do not have a plan or are coming to the completion of your current plan please contact Diane Dugas, ddugas@eastconn.org, Director, Center for Educational Leadership, for further information.

Join One Of Our Online Book Studies For more information contact: Diane Dugas, EASTCONN Director of Center for Educational Leadership at Ddugas@eastconn.org or 860-455-1591. See pages 5, 6 & 9 for details.

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TEACHING AND LEARNING

Join Us for an ONLINE Book Study

CREATING EFFECTIVE TEAMS A Guide for Members and Leaders By Susan Wheelan

Collaboratively hosted by EASTCONN’s Center for Educational Leadership and CREC A practical guide for building and sustaining top-performing teams. EASTCONN’s Center for Educational Leadership and CREC Institute of Teaching & Learning invites you to a book study of Creating Effective Teams: A Guide for Members and Leaders by Susan A. Wheelen. Creating Effective Teams describes why teams are important, how they function and what makes them productive. Together we will explore the stages of team development, team roles and responsibilities, challenges within teams and strategies for success. Facilitated online-dialogue with peers will provide an opportunity for participants to share resources and contribute to the learning. Objectives/participant outcomes: • Understand how effective teams work and how to support them. • Learn how to create and structure effective teams. • Gather best practices on leading, monitoring and sustaining high performance.

MEETING SCHEDULE 4/10/18 – Kick-off event at UConn, meet the author’s protege, 4 - 5:30 p.m.; chapters 1-3

4/24/18 – Online meeting; chapters 4-6 5/1/18 – Online meeting; chapters 7-10 5/15/18 – Online meeting; chapters 11-12

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Participants should prepurchase the book on their own prior to the 1st session.

Facilitator: Diane Dugas, EASTCONN Director of Center for Educational Leadership and Tamara Gloster, CREC Assistant Director for Teaching & Learning

Fee: $75 Course#: 1725300510 Register by: 4/3/18 Register: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/15415 Upon registration, directions for online participation will be sent.

Questions or information: Phone: 860-455-1533 or email conferenceoffice@eastconn.org EASTCONN Conference Center 376 Hartford Turnpike, Hampton, CT 06247


EASTCONN Teaching + Learning K-12 Professional Learning ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS/ LITERACY Disciplinary Literacy for K-12 Teachers According to Timothy Shanahan, author and former president of the International Literacy Association, “disciplinary literacy is NOT the new name for content area reading.” Then what is it? In this workshop, participants will investigate the difference between these two literacy approaches and the implications of this shift for K-12 literacy instruction. Date: March 27, 2018

Time: 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Audience: K-12 Teachers Facilitator: Tiffany Smith

Fee: $95.00

Course #: 1725300480

Registration By: 3/20/18

Location: EASTCONN Conference Center, Hampton Register: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/15384

Enhancing Science Literacy (Connecting NGSS and Literacy CCSS) Participants will learn instructional strategies to enhance the skills students need to think, read, and communicate like a scientist. Registration fee includes a free book for classroom use, continental breakfast and lunch. Course Objectives: • Identify literary and informational text to teach science content • Learn strategies to help students access and interpret science text • Learn strategies to help students learn how to communicate with precision and clarity • Design a science literacy lesson to bring back to your class Location: EASTCONN Conference Center, Hampton Date: April 28, 2018

Time: 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Audience: Curriculum Coordinators, Elementary Teachers Science Teachers, Science Team Leaders Facilitator: Stacey Williams-Watson, Tiffany Smith Fee: $110.00 Course #: 1725300461 Register by: 4/18/18 Register: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/15365

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TEACHING AND LEARNING

WRITING & READING WORKSHOP SUMMER INSTITUTE for K-8 Teachers & Curriculum Leaders Are you looking for ways to help students become critical readers and dynamic writers and thinkers? Whether you are new or returning to the Writing & Reading Summer Institute, we will tailor our sessions to your needs and give you resources for planning and implementation.

NEW PARTICIPANTS WILL:

• Examine core workshop beliefs. • Develop their vision of what a powerful workshop looks like. • Learn and practice evidence-based instructional strategies.

RETURNING PARTICIPANTS WILL:

• Continue to “unpack” the units of study and refine mini-lessons. • Learn methods to leverage the workshop structure through conferring and small-group work. • Expand their repertoire of instructional strategies to lift the level of student work. DAY SCHEDULE OPTIONS

DAY 1

Teachers College Writing and Reading Project consultant Kate Roberts will kick off the institute with sessions on: • Developing skills-focused units to scaffold whole class and independent reading. • DIY literacy tools for making your instruction stick.

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DAY 2

EASTCONN literacy consultants Linda Kauffmann and Tiffany Smith will guide participants as they transfer a self-selected unit of study into a learning plan of sequenced mini-lessons to augment their curricular documents.

DAY 3 & 4

Hannah Schneewind will present Jennifer’s Serravallo’s reading and writing strategies. Serravallo is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Reading Strategies Book. Learn more at www.jenniferserravallo.com.

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WORKSHOP DAY OPTIONS OPTION 1

Writing & Reading Workshop Summer Institute, Days 1-2 Dates/Time: June 20-21, 2018, 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Fee: $300/person Course #: 1725300467 Register by: 4/1/18 http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/15371

OPTION 2

Writing & Reading Workshop Summer Institute, Days 1-2 w/Day 3 Day 3 consists of: READING Strategies (w/free copy of Serravallo’s The Reading Strategies Book) Dates/Time: June 26, 2018, 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Fee: $495/person Course #: 1725300470 Register by: 4/1/18 http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/15374

OPTION 3

Writing & Reading Workshop Summer Institute, Days 1-2 w/Day 4 Day 4 consists of: WRITING Strategies (w/free copy of Serravallo’s The Writing Strategies Book) Dates/Time: June 27, 2018, 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Fee: $495/person Course #: 1725300473 Register by: 4/1/18 http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/15377

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OPTION 5

Writing & Reading Workshop Summer Institute, Days 3-4 Days 3 and 4 consist of: WRITING & READING Strategies (w/free copies of both Serravallo’s strategies books) Dates/Time: June 26-27, 2018, 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Fee: $395/person Course #: 1725300474 Register by: 4/1/18 http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/15378 Register for all 4 days of the institute at a reduced rate of $590 (w/free books) Fee: $590/person Course #: 1725300466 http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/15370 Register a team of 3 or more at $575/person (w/free books) Contact Paula Hanlon at phanlon@eastconn.org

PRESENTERS HANNAH SCHNEEWIND

is a former Teachers College staff developer who worked closely with Lucy Calkins to develop reading curriculum. She is also a certified Connecticut Reading Specialist who has trained with Jennifer Serravallo.

KATE ROBERTS

is a highly regarded national literacy consultant, author, educator and keynote speaker. Kate is the co-author of the popular Falling in Love with Close Reading, and of DIY Literacy, published by Heinemann. Learn more about Kate at: www.heinemann.com/authors/99261.

RATES APPLY UNTIL APRIL 1, 2018

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Literacy Curriculum & Coaching Support EASTCONN is excited to offer districts a unique opportunity to systemically implement a K-8 reading and writing workshop model of instruction. Our expert literacy consultants have unpacked Lucy Calkins’ units of study into a UBD curriculum format to assist districts with ease of implementation. This curriculum supports a balanced literacy approach and includes a written philosophy, curriculum map, standards-aligned units of study and rubrics. We are offering this resource in conjunction with 10 days of instructional coaching support for implementation. Coaches engage with teachers in customized one-on-one or small group settings, partnering to support “job-embedded professional learing” (Cathy A. Toll, The Literacy Coaches Survival Guide).

Introductory Reading & Writing Workshop Implementation Support This menu is recommended for schools/districts just beginning workshop implementation.

Instructional coaching to support implementation of UBD curriculum and Units of Study in reading and/or writing Includes: • • • • • • • •

Introduction to the workshop instruction model Curriculum overview How to use the curriculum Creating the workshop environment Model lesson study Review and use of rubrics and checklists Understanding learning progressions Team or individal observations with coaching conversations

Reading or Writing: $9,500; Reading and Writing: $11,500

Customizable Menus of Support Reading and/or writing workshop

K-12 literacy coaching and other services

Administrator Coaching in the Leadership of Literacy

The following services may added to support implementation:

Please select from the services below or contact us to discuss your specific needs:

Please select from the services below or contact us to discuss your specific needs:

1. Specific training in grade level implementation 2. Co-planning and co-teaching opportunities 3. Reflection on implementation 4. Development process for unit assessments 5. Team or individual observations with coaching conversations

1. 2. 3. 4.

Coaching of coaches Literacy audits PLC/data team support High-impact strategies to optimize student learning 5. Leveraging student discourse to foster critical thinking 6. Disciplinary literacy w/in the content areas 7. Team or individual observations with coaching conversations

1. 2. 3. 4.

Per Diem Rate

Per Diem Rate

Daily rate: $800

Literacy walkthroughs Action planning Budgeting Professional literacy learning for leaders

5-day package: $3,500

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Advanced Reading & Writing Workshop Implementation Support This menu of focused support is recommended for schools/districts beyond years 1-2 in workshop implementation.

Support Focus : Structures & Strategies for Self-direction

Support Focus: Assessment & Feedback

Support Focus : Reconciling Rigor and Relevance Through Texts, Talk & Tasks

Enhance skills for managing the workshop environment and fostering student independence in reading/writing.

Enhance skills for assessing and analyzing student learning and providing effective feedback to lift the level of student work.

Enhance skills for engaging and challenging readers and writers through complex texts, meaningful tasks, and authentic discourse.

Sample learning topics and coaching activities: • • • •

Workshop management systems/routines Mini-lesson development & delivery Culling and refining literacy strategies Creating literacy tools that support independent work

Sample learning topics and coaching activities: • • • • •

Reviewing purpose and use of rubrics/ checklists/learning progressions Calibrating and student work analysis protocols Developing effective conferring techniques for individuals and small groups Engaging students in the feedback loop Identifying learning targets for goal setting

Sample learning topics and coaching activities: • • • • • •

Evaluating text complexity Studying bands of text complexity Matching readers with challenging and engaging texts Planning authentic and engaging instructional read alouds and appropriate literacy tasks Scaffolding partnerships and book clubs Lifting the level of student discourse

5-day package: $3,500

5-day package: $3,500

5-day package: $3,500

10-day package: $6,000

10-day package: $6,000

10-day package: $6,000

Shared Purchasing Option - For districts seeking to purchase reading and/or writing workshop libraries or resources, EASTCONN has established a shared purchasing opportunity with Heinemann for certain materials.

For more information, contact: Diane Dugas, Director of Center for Educational Leadership, at ddugas@eastconn.org or 860-455-1591 Tiffany Smith, Education Specialist for Literacy, at tsmith@eastconn.org or 860-455-1559 www.eastconn.org

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EASTCONN Teaching + Learning K-12 Professional Learning SCIENCE/NGSS/STEM Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) Curriculum Unit Development Institute Experience the NGSS Conceptual shifts as you investigate the architecture of the standards. Engage in the curricular design process following a research-based protocol. Generate a NGSS-aligned sample unit that is anchored in a phenomenon and is peer reviewed. Develop learning sequences that are three-dimensional and coherent. Obtain and share other participants’ developed units. At the end of this four-day institute, participants will have access to the sample units developed collaboratively for use or modification by their districts. In addition, participants will leave with the skills and tools needed to develop additional NGSS units. Prerequisites: An introduction to NGSS and/or an NGSS equivalent course (contact presenter swatson@eastconn. org to ensure prerequisites are met). Fee for this 4-day event includes all materials, continental breakfast and lunch

Winter Institute

Location: EASTCONN Conference Center, Hampton Dates: February 28, March 1, March 13, May 15, 2018 Time: 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Snow Date: March 14, 2018 Time: 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Audience: Administrators, Curriculum Directors, Elementary Teachers, Science Teachers, Science Team Leaders Facilitator: Stacey Williams-Watson Fee: $390.00 Course #: 1725300394 Register by: 2/21/18 Register: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/15296

Summer Institute

Location: EASTCONN Conference Center, Hampton Dates: July 23, July 24, July 25, July 26, 2018 Time: 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Audience: Administrators, Curriculum Directors, Elementary Teachers, Science Teachers, Science Team Leaders Facilitator: Stacey Williams-Watson Fee: $390.00 Course #: 1825300016 Register by: 7/16/18 Register: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/15435

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Enhancing Science Literacy (Connecting NGSS and Literacy CCSS) Participants will learn instructional strategies to enhance the skills students need to think, read and communicate like a scientist. Registration fee includes a free book for classroom use, continental breakfast and lunch. Course Objectives: • Identify literary and informational text to teach science content • Learn strategies to help students access and interpret science text • Learn strategies to help students learn how to communicate with precision and clarity • Design a science literacy lesson to bring back to your class Location: EASTCONN Conference Center, Hampton Date: April 28, 2018

Time: 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Audience: Curriculum Coordinators, Elementary Teachers Science Teachers, Science Team Leaders Facilitator: Stacey Williams-Watson, Tiffany Smith Fee: $110.00 Course #: 1725300461 Register by: 4/18/18 Register: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/15365

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EASTCONN Teaching + Learning K-12 Professional Learning MATHEMATICS Bridge the Gap: CCS - Math and Classroom Instruction using NCTM’s Principles to Actions PD Modules

Bridge the Gap: CCS - Math and Classroom Instruction using NCTM’s Principles to Actions PD Modules

Elementary Teachers

Middle and High School Teachers

Using the NCTM Principles to Actions PD modules and book, participants will examine and discuss learning tasks that are designed to bridge the gap between the CCS-M and classroom instruction.

Using the NCTM Principles to Actions PD modules and book, participants will examine and discuss learning tasks that are designed to bridge the gap between the CCS-M and classroom instruction.

Under the community of practice model, participants will meet in two sessions.

Under the community of practice model, participants will meet in two sessions.

Sessions will include:

Sessions will include:

Session #1 provides an overview of NCTM’s Principles to Actions followed by an exploration of related learning tasks. Session #2 is a PLC reflection/discussion of what happened in each participant’s lesson(s) that embedded one or more of the tasks. If time permits, exploration of the implementation of other tasks can occur. All pre-registered participants will receive a copy of NCTM’s book. Continental breakfast and lunch is included on both days of the workshop. Objective: As a result of taking part in this workshop, participants will: • Understand and be able to utilize several mathematical tasks designed to bridge the gap between the CCS-M and classroom instruction. • Receive feedback from their PLC on the level of success of usage of these tasks. • Learn of the implementation of other tasks by PLC members. Dates: April 16, May 22, 2018 Time: 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Location: EASTCONN Conference Center, Hampton Audience: Math Coaches, Mathematics Teachers Facilitator: Patricia Susla Fee: $215 Course #: 1725300519 Register by: 4/9/2018 Register: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/15428

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Session #1 provides an overview of NCTM’s Principles to Actions followed by an exploration of related learning tasks. Session #2 is a PLC reflection/discussion of what happened in each participant’s lesson(s) that embedded one or more of the tasks. If time permits, exploration of the implementation of other tasks can occur. All pre-registered participants will receive a copy of NCTM’s book. Continental breakfast and lunch is included on both days of the workshop. Objective: As a result of taking part in this workshop, participants will: • Understand and be able to utilize several mathematical tasks designed to bridge the gap between the CCS-M and classroom instruction. • Receive feedback from their PLC on the level of success of usage of these tasks. • Learn of the implementation of other tasks by PLC members. Dates: April 18, May 24, 2018 Time: 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Location: EASTCONN Conference Center, Hampton Audience: Math Coaches, Mathematics Teachers Facilitator: Patricia Susla Fee: $215 Course #: 1725300518 Register by: 4/11/2018 Register: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/15427

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STEM/NGSS Curriculum & Coaching Support EASTCONN is excited to offer districts a unique opportunity to systemically implement NGSS aligned curriculum. Included in this opportunity are NGSS aligned units incorporating a UBD design format to assist districts with ease of implementation. We can offer several NGSS curriculum unit development options for districts. EASTCONN’s professional science/STEM coaches will work closely with teachers, in customized one-on-one or small group settings, to bring evidence-based instructional practices into the classroom and to support NGSS implementation.

Customizable Menus of Support

NGSS Curriculum Unit Development Institute

Instructional Coaching to Support Implementation of NGSS Curriculum Units of Study

Individualized Instructional coaching NGSS for implementation Curriculum Development of NGSS developed

• Experience the NGSS conceptual shifts • Engage in a UBD curricular design process • Create an NGSS aligned unit • Collaborate with other teachers throughout the region • Obtain and share other participants’ developed units

10 days of coaching includes:

Districts may opt for individualized curriculum development

The following services may be added to support implementation:

Daily rate: $800

Daily rate: $800

Daily rate: $800

5-day package: $3,500

5-day package: $3,500

• Overview of NGSS • Curriculum overview • How to use the curriculum • Creating a scientific environment • Model lessons • Process for rubric development • Understanding learning progressions

4-day institute: 10 days of $390 per person coaching Winter/Spring 2018: including 2/28, 3/1, 3/13, 5/15 written Summer 2018: curriculum: 7/23, 7/24, 7/25, 7/26 $9,500

curriculum

5-day package: $3,500

1. Specific training in grade level implementation 2. Co-planning and co-teaching opportunities 3. Reflection on implementation 4. Development process for unit assessments 5. Team or individual observations with coaching conversations

K-12 NGSS/Science coaching and other services 1. Coaching of coaches 2. PLC/data team support – connecting teams directly to student work 3. High-impact strategies to optimize student learning (learning targets, self-assessment, feedback, metacognition) 4. Developing student questions and discourse 5. Leveraging student discourse to foster critical thinking 6. Team or individual observations with coaching conversations

Fall 2018: TBD

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Advanced NGSS Implementation Support This menu of focused support is recommended for schools/districts that have begun NGSS curriculum implementation. Focused support may be customized to include in-district individual and/or team coaching.

Support Focus: Structures & Strategies for Self-direction

Support Focus: Assessment & Feedback

Support Focus: Mobile STEM Lab

Enhance skills for managing the NGSS environment and fostering student independence in science.

Enhance skills for assessing and analyzing student learning and providing effective feedback to lift the level of student work.

Sample learning topics and coaching activities:

Sample learning topics and coaching activities:

Increase student content knowledge and skills in STEM areas, and increase student engagement and interest in STEM education. The STEM lab serves as a tool for enhanced 21st century learning to ensure that students are prepared for the changing global economy.

• Help students think like a scientist • Strategies for students owning investigations • Mini-lesson development & delivery • Culling and refining science and engineering practices • Leveraging management systems to foster engagement & ownership rather than compliance

• Reviewing use of rubrics/checklists/learning progressions • Calibrating and student work analysis protocols • Develop formative assessment to adjust and differentiate instruction • Developing effective conferring techniques for individuals and small groups • Making feedback transferrable • Engaging students in the feedback loop • Identifying learning targets for goal setting • Increasing teacher knowledge and competence • STEM-based NGSS aligned curriculum for grades Pre-K – 12 • Develop curriculum and pre and post assessments

• Increasing teacher knowledge and competence • Teacher training on STEM lab curriculum and equipment • STEM-based NGSS aligned curriculum for grades Pre-K–12 • Pre and post curriculum and assessments.

5-day package: $3,500

5-day package: $3,500

1 day (2 classes): $1,200

10-day package: $6,000

10-day package: $6,000

3 days (6 classes): $3,200 5 days (10 classes): $4,500

For more information, contact: Stacey Williams -Watson, at swatson@eastconn.org or 860-455-1508 www.eastconn.org

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Coming this Summer 2018

Course Objectives: Math Recovery Training is a unique learning approach to professional development for improving elementary numeracy instruction and student achievement of Math Common Core Standards. This hands-on 4-day training will deepen teachers practice to better assess students mathematical thinking and provide innovative, targeted teaching strategies for success. Math Recovery is not a curriculum, but rather designed to help teachers use their curriculum more effectively, and analyze and modify instructional tasks. EASTCONN, in collaboration with Add+VantageMR, will offer two courses:* Course I (summer 2018): Early numeracy development including verbal, symbolic and quantitative understanding. Development of addition and subtraction strategies. Course II (summer 2019): Teacher knowledge of conceptual place value, multi-digit addition and subtraction, and early multiplication and division. Each participant will leave with a teacher handbook, three assessment kits and resource books. *It is not necessary to take both courses. A third course, Fractions, is offered online.

• Transform numeracy education, connect research with practice and empower educators to advance student mathematical thinking and success. • Assist teachers in intervening with students before they fall further behind their peers. • Provide teachers with diagnostic assessments to identify students’ understanding of number concepts. • Learn to design targeted lessons to meet student’s learning goals. • Provide effective ongoing assessment and monitoring practices for student progress. • Teach strategies that hold students accountable for learning.

Presented by: Add+VantageMR Facilitator: Diane Dugas, EASTCONN Director of Center for Educational Leadership Registration info to come.

While dates are being finalized, interested participants should contact: Diane Dugas, Director of Center for Educational Leadership, ddugas@eastconn.org

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ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS Effective English Learner Support: Strengthening the Role of Classroom and ESL Teachers, Bilingual Tutors, Paraprofessionals, Instructional Coaches, Curriculum Specialists and Other Support Staff This workshop offers a framework for exploring and clarifying the role of the classroom teacher, bilingual tutor, paraprofessional, instructional coaches and other support staff working with English Learners (ELs) in the classroom. It will provide participants with applicable best practices for second language acquisition as well as provide them with highly effective, high-yielding strategies to best support ELs in all stages of English language development. The workshop will provide participants with an overview of the formal stages of second language acquisition, how to provide intensive support for students in all stages of English language acquisition, and how

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to assist students in mainstream classes. Additionally, participants will be provided with multiple examples of practical approaches, highly effective learning strategies and a “toolkit” of essential implementational “tools” to bring back to the classroom. As a result of taking part in this workshop, participants will: •

Learn the eight fundamental strategies for differentiating instruction and teaching ELs across the curriculum and grade levels.

Be provided with numerous methods of developing high-yielding instructional models and techniques in their classrooms for students in all stages of English language development.

Date: February 27, 2018

Time: 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Location: EASTCONN Conference Center, Hampton Facilitator: Nancy Testa

Fee: $95.00

Course #: 1725300517

Register by: 2/20/18

Time: 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Register: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/15426

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EASTCONN Teaching + Learning K-12 Professional Learning Knowing Your English Learners: Foundational Implications In this workshop, participants will examine English Learners’ (ELs) ability levels through the lens of literacy, understand the four language acquisition levels, and begin to outline the steps that are needed to improve classroom and school environments. This workshop will present realistic expectations that educators should have during ELs’ developmental phases (newcomer through advanced) and describe how to build a rich instructional program on what ELs are able to do.

Unpacking the Coaching and Self-Reflection Tool for Competency in Teaching English Learners: A Workshop for Administrators In this workshop, administrators will learn to use the Coaching and Self-Reflection Tool for Competency in Teaching English Learners in professional coaching conversations, in self-reflection of BEST Practices for English Learners (ELs), and for reflection and discussion for any teacher of ELs.

Participants will learn how to successfully transition ELs from their first months of school through the formal stages of learning English. They will learn about the specific elements, such as comprehensible input, that are particularly critical to include when teaching ELs. In addition, participants will gain a clearer understanding of the importance and effectiveness of setting content and language objectives that will increase ELs’ successes in school.

As a result of attending this workshop, participants will understand the format and purpose of the Coaching and Self-Reflection Tool for Competency in Teaching English Learners; build capacity to use the Coaching Tool effectively in reflection and conversations with colleagues, teachers and support staff; and will engage in conversations using vocabulary specific to the coaching tool.

Date: March 12, 2018

Location: EASTCONN Conference Center, Hampton

Time: 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Location: EASTCONN Conference Center, Hampton Audience: All Teachers, English Language Learner Teachers, Special Education Directors, Support Staff Teacher Leaders Facilitator: Nancy Testa

Fee: $95.00

Course #: 1725300479

Register by: 3/5/18

Date: March 14, 2018

Time: 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Audience: Administrators, Principals, Special Education Directors, TEAM Trained Cooperating & Mentor Teachers Facilitator: Nancy Testa

Fee: $45.00

Course #: 1725300477

Register by: 3/7/18

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REGISTER ONLINE

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EASTCONN Teaching + Learning K-12 Professional Learning SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING Engage Students and Empower Learning with Mindfulness in Your Classroom Mindfulness is the basic human ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we’re doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around us. As an educator, choosing to teach using a mindful approach can be the difference between a great day with your students, or one where you get closer to professional burnout. In this dynamic workshop, learn why mindfulness is important to your professional and personal well-being, and how you can harness the power of noticing and mindful choice to improve your health, balance your emotions and strengthen your relationships with your students and peers.

As a result of taking part in this workshop, participants will: • Learn how a focus on mindfulness can enrich and empower their lives. • Develop action plans to include mindful practices into their day. • Learn several mindful and self-regulation activities to bring back to their classrooms. Dates: March 9, 2018 Time: 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Location: EASTCONN Conference Center, Hampton Audience: All Teachers Facilitator: Esther Soffer Roberts

Fee: $45

Course #: 1725300515 Register by: 3/2/2018 Register: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/15424

EASTCONN is pleased to provide facilitation of either school district or community conversations around the powerful documentary, RESILIENCE. Resilience: The Biology of Stress & The Science of Hope chronicles the birth of a new movement among pediatricians, therapists, educators and communities, who are using cutting edge brain science to disrupt the cycles of violence, addiction and disease. This powerful, one-hour documentary delves into the science of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and our growing efforts to treat and prevent Toxic Stress. Now understood to be the leading causes of everything from heart disease and cancer, to substance abuse and depression, anxiety and suicide, research has shown that extremely stressful experiences in childhood can alter brain development and have lifelong effects on health and behavior. However, as experts and practitioners profiled in Resilience prove, what is predictable is also preventable. In this documentary, they dare to talk about the effects of divorce, abuse, neglect and poverty, with the hope that science can help us break the cycle of adversity and disease. A café style conversation or panel discussion can be can be facilitated.

AUDIENCE: All educators, community members, Health professionals, support organizations

COST: $450 per session

For more information contact: Diane Dugas, EASTCONN Director of Center for Educational Leadership Ddugas@eastconn.org or 6860-455-1591 www.eastconn.org

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EASTCONN Organizational Support MISCELLANEOUS OR OTHER

Asbestos Awareness

2-Hour Class

Training of custodial and maintenance workers is one of the keys to a successful operations and maintenance program. New maintenance/ custodial employees must attend Asbestos Awareness Training within 60 days of hire. This two-hour Asbestos Awareness training includes such topics as: • Background information on asbestos • Health effects of asbestos • Worker protection programs • Possible locations of asbestos-containing materials (ACM) in a building • Recognition of ACM damage and deterioration Date: August 3, 2018 Time: 8:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. Location: EASTCONN Conference Center, Hampton Audience: Maintenance Personnel Facilitator: Michael Akana Fee: $75 (includes breakfast) Register: Contact Donna at dsylvestre@eastconn.org

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EASTCONN Technology Solutions

Facilitator: Linda Brock

Fee: $45.00

Course #: 1725300127

Register by: 2/22/18

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Google Apps Training This course will teach you how to effectively set up and use Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Docs and Google Drive. Learn how to get a free Google account and set up for instant access to documents. Learn how to upload and use documents already created with Microsoft Office and how to share documents with colleagues, back up documents offline and edit without an internet connection. Date: April 3, 2018

Time: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m

Course #: 1725300047

Register by: 4/3/18

Register: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/14946 Location: EASTCONN Conference Center, Hampton Audience: Administrators, Adult Education Teachers All Teachers, Beginning Teachers, Elementary Teachers Facilitator: Tom Schenking

Fee: $45/session

Standards Grading and Reporting in PowerSchool

Technology Council A forum for district technology coordinators, technology integration specialists and teachers interested in using technology to enhance teaching and learning. Learn the latest information on state and federal technology initiatives with an opportunity to share resources and information with educators across the region. Date: March 15, 2018

Time: 8:30 a.m - 11:00 a.m.

Course #: 1725300069

Register by: 3/14/18

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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.

Date: April 19, 2018

Time: 8:30 a.m - 11:00 a.m

Course #: 1725300070

Register by: 4/18/18

Date: March 1, 2018

Audience: All Teachers, AP Computer Science Teachers Data Analysts, Instructional Technology Specialists Teacher Leaders, Technology Directors

Time: 8:30 a.m – 3:30 p.m.

Location: EASTCONN Conference Center, Hampton Audience: Administrators, Curriculum Directors, District Data Specialists, Technology Directors www.eastconn.org

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Time: 8:30 a.m - 11:00 a.m

Course #: 1725300071

Register by: 5/16/18

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EASTCONN Technology Solutions Web Content Management Do you have ideas for your team’s website? Do you want to have a better understanding of how content is created, maintained and updated on our website? 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. Date: April 2, 2018

Time: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Location: EASTCONN Conference Center, Hampton

Complete introduction to getting started with your Chromebook, including registering with Google (setting up your Gmail account), connecting to a wireless network, and using the Play Store to install applications.

Audience: Administrators, All Teachers, Board of Education Members, Community Based Organization Staff, Comprehensive School Health Educators, Curriculum Directors, Data Analysts, Department Heads, Early Childhood Administrators/Directors, Food Service Staff, Guidance Professionals, Literacy Coaches, Occupational Therapists, Parent/Teacher Organizations, Physical Therapists, School Nurses, Staff Developers, Superintendents, Tech Directors

Date: March 8, 2018

Facilitator: Kerin Griffin

Fee: $25

Location: EASTCONN Conference Center, Hampton

Course #: 1725300110

Register by: 3/26/18

Audience: All Teachers

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Chromebooks: An Introduction

Time: 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Facilitator: Christian Iamartino Fee: $45.00 Course #: 1725300105

Register by: 3/1/18

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Preparing Year-end State Reports in PowerSchool: the TCS & PSIS Connecticut’s Teacher Course Student (TCS) report includes a complex of student data based on both classes and grades. It gets even more complicated if your school uses Standards grading, gives partial credit throughout the year, or has students with hand-entered grades. Learn where and how to set up PowerSchool for this report as well as how to handle less traditional grading models and “one-offs.” Discuss the submission process and how to address common errors in data. Date: April 26, 2018

Time: 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Location: EASTCONN Conference Center, Hampton Audience: Data Analysts, District Data Specialists Support Staff Facilitator: Linda Brock

Fee: $95.00

Course #: 1725300112

Register by: 4/20/18

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Swivl Camera Overview & Usage Swivl is an iPad dock that moves (swivels) with the presenter to capture presentations while the presenter is moving around the room. Learn how Swivl makes lecture capture an easy reality. Learn how to create an account, connect a device, record, edit and package a demonstration. Date: April 9, 2018 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, Technology Directors Facilitator: Kerin Griffin

Fee: $25

Course #: 1725300111

Register by: 4/2/18

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EASTCONN Technology Solutions Computational Thinking An introduction to computational thinking in the classroom, this session covers current theory and practice, and the relevance of this approach to STEM instruction. Date: April 12, 2018

Time: 2:30 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Location: EASTCONN Conference Center, Hampton Audience: Curriculum Directors, Mathematics and Science Teachers, Teacher leaders Facilitator: Andy DePalma Fee: $45 Course #: 1725300113

Register by: 4/5/18

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Computer Science: Digital Logic and Decision Making Computer science is taking on increasing significance in K-12, as evidenced by the CT State Board of Education’s recent position statement. This course takes the next steps by taking participants from binary math through actual circuit implementation with integrated circuits. This is a great opportunity for those teaching robotics or other STEM instructors. Date: April 18, 2018

Time: 1 – 4 p.m.

Location: EASTCONN Conference Center, Hampton Audience: Curriculum Directors, Mathematics and Science Teachers, Teacher leaders Facilitator: Andy DePalma, Christian Iamartino, Kerin Griffin Fee: $150 (includes all materials) Course #: 1725300114

Register by: 3/11/18

Register: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/14958

Cloud Storage in Personal Production How do you choose which cloud storage is best for you? Learn about and compare Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive and iCloud. Find the best solution for your files and discuss what works (and doesn’t work). Date: April 25, 2018

Time: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Location: EASTCONN Conference Center, Hampton Audience: Administrators, All Teachers, Curriculum Directors, Library Media Specialists

VEX Robotics This workshop will showcase the capabilities of VEX as a toolset to facilitate robotics development in the classroom. Learn about EasyC, ROBOTC and VirtualWorlds. The session will emphasize both hardware and software of these systems. Date: April 27, 2018

Time: 1 – 4 p.m.

Location: EASTCONN Conference Center, Hampton Audience: Administrators, All Teachers Facilitator: Christian Iamartino Fee: $45 Course #: 1725300117

Register by: 4/20/18

Register: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/14961

Facilitator: Andy DePalma, Christian Iamartino, Kerin Griffin Fee: $45 Course #: 1725300116

Register by: 4/18/18

Register: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/14960 www.eastconn.org

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EASTCONN Technology Solutions iPad App Showcase A showcase and roundtable discussion on various apps that can be used on the iPad. These apps can include but are not limited to: educational games, web browsers, video editors and more! Date: May 3, 2018

Time: 1 – 4 p.m.

Location: EASTCONN Conference Center, Hampton Audience: Administrators, All Teachers Facilitator: Christian Iamartino Fee: $45 Course #: 1725300119

Register by: 4/26/18

Register: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/14963

3D Printing/Engineering Design Learn how to use a 3D printer! Discuss what can be done to improve your prints, the types of materials you can use, and more. Tips and tricks will be shared! There will also be discussion on available software to engineer designs. Date: May 10, 2018

Time: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Location: EASTCONN Conference Center, Hampton Audience: All Teachers Facilitator: Tyler Davis

Fee: $45

Course #: 1725300120

Register by: 5/3/18

Register: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/14964

Your Summer with PowerSchool: End-of-Year to Start-of-Year You manage PowerSchool; you can’t take the summer off! Get a handle on closing out the old year and “ringing in the new” while your staff are still available for data entry and corrections. Review required and recommended year-end settings, data validation, reports and procedures including final grading processes. Understand the “EOY” process and how it relates to both state report submission and scheduling. Discuss new year settings to review and when to make changes. Date: May 24, 2018

Time: 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Location: EASTCONN Conference Center, Hampton Audience: District Data Specialists, Technology Directors Presenter: Linda Brock

Fee: $95

Course #: 1725300030

Register by: 5/18/18

Register: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/14846

Google Admin & Chrome Management

Learn more.

Update on using Google Admin to administer Chrome devices and manage apps on a Google domain. Date: May 21, 2018

Time: 1 – 4 p.m.

Location: EASTCONN Conference Center, Hampton Audience: Instructional Technology Specialists Facilitator: Tom Schenking

Fee: $45

Course #: 1725300122

Register by: 5/14/18

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EASTCONN TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS

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EASTCONN Technology Solutions

Student Data Systems Support Through EASTCONN EASTCONN can help you improve your staff’s Student Information System (SIS) skills and productivity! We offer: •

Timely workshops on critical SIS processes

Individualized on-site professional development

Eastern CT PowerSchool User Group (cosponsored with LEARN)

Consultation, training and support for PowerSchool, Infinite Campus, Tyler SIS and related applications

Consultation services can assist with implementing advanced features, adopting CCS and Standards Grading, transitioning to a new SIS and more. Districts may also consider an annual contract for expert on-site support and maintenance.

Affordable annual contracts based on district size.

Contact: Linda Brock Student Information Specialist 860-455-1521 • lbrock@eastconn.org

Migrating to a Google Domain Thinking about switching to Google and Gmail instead of Microsoft Exchange? Learn how to migrate your existing domain to use Google for email and G-Suite for document creation, sharing and calendar functions. Date: May 24, 2018

Time: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Location: EASTCONN Conference Center, Hampton Audience: Instructional Technology Specialists Presenter: Tom Schenking

Fee: $45

Course #: 1725300123

Register by: 5/17/18

Register: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/14967

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Contacts At-A-Glance • 2018–2019 CENTRAL ADMINISTRATION CONTACTS Gary S. Mala Michael Akana

Executive Director

Hampton

gmala@eastconn.org

860-455-1565

Facilities

Hampton

makana@eastconn.org

860-455-1543

Finance

Hampton

jbaskowski@eastconn.org

860-455-1592

Kimberly Bush

Transportation

Columbia

kbush@eastconn.org

860-228-6751

Thomas F. Cronin

K-12 Student Services

Hampton

tcronin@eastconn.org

860-455-1512

Maureen Crowley

Research & Development / Grant Writing

Hampton

mcrowley@eastconn.org

860-455-1513

Andrew DePalma

Technology Services

Hampton

adepalma@eastconn.org

860-455-1620

Early Childhood Initiatives

Hampton

dgozemba@eastconn.org

860-455-1518

Human Resources

Hampton

mmarcaccio@eastconn.org

860-455-1570

Teaching & Learning Services

Hampton

snierendorf@eastconn.org

860-455-1569

Eric Protoulis

K-12 Special Education Services

Columbia

eprotoulis@eastconn.org

860-228-3483

Teddie Sleight

Marketing & Communications

Hampton

tsleight@eastconn.org

860-455-1553

Adult & Community Programs

Hampton

rtariff@eastconn.org

860-455-1562

John Baskowski

Diane Gozemba Melanie Marcaccio Scott Nierendorf

Richard Tariff

PROGRAMS & SERVICES CONTACTS Adult Education Services (American Citizenship, ESL, GED)

Kristin Hempel

Willimantic khempel@eastconn.org

860-455-1609

Adult Employment & Training

Suzanne Cimochowski

Danielson

scimochowski@eastconn.org

860-455-1596

Adventure Program for Adults & Students

Cyndi Wells

Hampton

cwells@eastconn.org

860-455-1572

Arts at the Capitol Theater (ACT)

Sarah Mallory

Willimantic smallory@eastconn.org

860-465-5636

Assistant to Executive Director

Carol Klemyk

Hampton

cklemyk@eastconn.org

860-455-1565

Assistive Technology / Related Services

Carol Magliocco

Columbia

cmagliocco@eastconn.org

860-228-3483

Back-Office Support / Finance

Bethany Desjardin

Hampton

bdesjardin@eastconn.org

860-455-1534

Birth-to-Three Services

Rebecca Breen

Hampton

rbreen@eastconn.org

860-455-1557

Center for Educational Leadership (CEL)

Diane Dugas

Hampton

ddugas@eastconn.org

860-455-1591

Clinical Day Treatment Programs / Regional Transition Services / Woodstock Academy Cooperative Program,

Eric Protoulis

Columbia

eprotoulis@eastconn.org

860-228-3240

Community Education / Employer Services

Sandra Garcia

Willimantic sgarcia@eastconn.org

860-455-1584

Conference Services

Paula Hanlon

Hampton

phanlon@eastconn.org

860-455-1533

Connecticut Administrator Test (CAT)

Nancy Jagaczewski

Hampton

njagaczewski@eastconn.org

860-455-1527

Cooperative Purchasing / Community Education

Sandra Garcia

Willimantic sgarcia@eastconn.org

860-423-2591

Driver Education / Security & Investigation Services

Don Skewes

Hampton

dskewes@eastconn.org

860-576-1763 (c)

Early Childhood Initiatives

Anne Sousa

Hampton

asousa@eastconn.org

860-455-1510

Eastern Connecticut Health Insurance Program (ECHIP)

Larisa Carr

Hampton

lcarr@eastconn.org

860-455-1546

Employment & Training Programs, American Job Center

Andrea Messenger

Willimantic amessenger@eastconn.org

860-455-1622

Executive Function/Purposeful Play

Elizabeth Aschebrenner

Hampton

easchenbrenner@eastconn.org

860-455-1501

Food Services

Heather Plourde

Hampton

hplourde@eastconn.org

860-455-1552

Human Resources / Fingerprinting Services

Janet Smith

Hampton

jsmith@eastconn.org

860-455-1554

Interdistrict School Year Programs

Cyndi Wells

Hampton

cwells@eastconn.org

860-455-1572

K-12 Curriculum, Instruction, Accreditation & Assessment

Toni Ryan

Hampton

tryan@eastconn.org

860-455-1580

NAEYC Accreditation / Accreditation Quality Improvement System (AQIS)

Sheri Lambert

Hampton

slambert@eastconn.org

860-455-1585

NGSS / STEM / Mobile STEM Lab

Stacey Williams-Watson

Hampton

swatson@eastconn.org

860-455-1508

PowerSchool Services

Linda Brock

Hampton

lbrock@eastconn.org

860-455-1521

Psychological & Behavioral Consultation Services

Ravit Stein

Columbia

rstein@eastconn.org

860-228-3240

Quinebaug Middle College (QMC)

Gino LoRicco

Danielson

gloricco@eastconn.org

860-932-4118

Teaching & Learning Administrative Assistant

Faith Grist

Hampton

fgrist@eastconn.org

860-455-1569

Technology Solutions

Tom Schenking

Hampton

tschenking@eastconn.org

860-455-1548

Transportation Services

Julio Nieves

Columbia

jnieves@eastconn.org

860-228-6751

Video Services / IT / Webmaster

Kerin Griffin

Hampton

kgriffin@eastconn.org

860-455-1594

Youth Employment & Training / Naviance

Cyndi Wells

Hampton

cwells@eastconn.org

860-455-1572


EASTCONN Sites In The EASTCONN Region

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Regional Groups & EASTCONN Councils 2018

ARTS LEARNING COUNCIL

Facilitator: Sarah Mallory Meets 3–4:30 p.m. at Hampton: April 25, 2018 FREE: Register at www.eastconn.org/councils-groups

ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS COUNCIL

Facilitator: Maureen Crowley Meets 9:30 – 11 a.m. at Hampton: April 19, 2018 FREE: Register with mcrowley@eastconn.org

MATH COUNCIL

Facilitator: Tiffany Smith Meets 1–3 p.m. at Hampton: April 3, 2018, Additional dates TBA FREE: Register at www.eastconn.org/councils-groups

Facilitator: Diane Dugas Meets 1–3 p.m. at Hampton: March 8, 2018, May 10, 2018 FREE: Register at www.eastconn.org/councils-groups

REGIONAL STAFF DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL

ENGLISH LEARNERS CONSORTIUM ROUNDTABLE

Facilitator: Scott Nierendorf Meets 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. at Hampton: Mar. 15, 2018 April 12, 2018 • May 10, 2018 FREE: Register with fgrist@eastconn.org

TECHNOLOGY COUNCIL

Facilitator: Andy DePalma Meets 8:30 – 11 a.m. at Hampton: Mar. 15, 2018 • April 19, 2018 • May 17, 2018 FREE: Register at www.eastconn.org/councils-groups

SOCIAL STUDIES COUNCIL

Facilitator: Scott Nierendorf Meets 1 – 3 p.m. at Hampton: May 3, 2018 FREE: Register at www.eastconn.org/councils-groups

URSA/NASA

GRANT DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL

Meets 8:30 a.m.–12 p.m. at EASTCONN Administrative Offices Hampton: Feb. 22, 2018 • Mar. 22, 2018 • April 26, 2018 May 24, 2018 (Location TBD) Register with cklemyk@eastconn.org

Facilitator: Nancy Testa Meets 9 – 11 a.m. at Hampton: May 23, 2018 FREE: Register at www.eastconn.org/councils-groups

SCIENCE COUNCIL

Facilitator: Stacey Williams-Watson (swatson@eastconn.org) Meets 1 – 3 p.m. at Hampton: Mar. 21, 2018 • May 16, 2018 FREE: Register at www.eastconn.org/councils-groups

ConnCASE

Facilitator: Carol Magliocco Meets 8:30 a.m.–12 p.m. at EASTCONN Administrative Offices, Hampton: Feb. 16, 2018 • Mar. 16, 2018 April 27, 2018 • May 25, 2018 No pre-registration necessary. Carol Magliocco at cmagliocco@eastconn.org

FACILITIES FORUM

Facilitator: Michael Akana Meets 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. at Hampton: Additional dates TBA FREE: Register with dsylvestre@eastconn.org

Contact EASTCONN facilitators at 860-455-0707, or via e-mail by using first-name initial+last name@eastconn.org.

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