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Professional Learning at EASTCONN Early Childhood Initiatives Teaching & Learning Services Technology Solutions


Greetings! I’m very pleased to share with you EASTCONN’s comprehensive catalog of regional professional learning offerings for 2017-2018. 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. 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. Scott Nierendorf, Director of Teaching and Learning

Index of Professional Learning Opportunities

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Early Childhood Initiatives Teaching & Learning Services Technology Solutions Other Regional PD

Title

Date(s)

Page

2-Hour Asbestos Awareness

Dec. 20, Apr. 12 or Aug. 3

4

3D Printing//Engineering Design

May 10

9

5th Annual Infant Toddler Conference: Fostering Resilient Learners

Mar. 23

12

A Principal’s Guide to Leading Literacy

Oct. 5

18

An Overview of Special Education

Jan. 10

11

Aligning Your Science Curriculum to the Next Generation Science Standards

Sept. 19, Dec. 12

19

Arts Learning Council

Sept. 27, Nov. 21, Feb. 7, Apr. 25

20

Best Practices in Supporting Special Populations: Breaking Down Barriers to Learning

Oct. 10

24

Building Object Reports in PowerSchool

Oct. 18

5

Chromebook App Showcase

May 1

9

Chromebooks — An Introduction

Jan. 19

7

Cloud Storage in Personal Production

Apr. 25

8

Columbia Teacher’s College Saturday Reunion: Bus Trip to New York City

Oct. 21

14

Computational Thinking

Apr. 12

8

Computer Science: Digital Logic and Decision Making

Apr. 18

8

Connecting with Families in Early Childhood Programs

Feb. 9

11

Culturally Responsive Teaching

May 9

12

Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment Community of Practice

Sept. 14, Oct. 19, 2017, Feb. 8, Mar. 15, Apr. 12, 2018

17

Discipline for State Reporting in PowerSchool

Sept. 8

5

Double Robotics Overview & Usage

Oct. 12

5

Early Childhood Conference; Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences & Stress Reduction in the Workplace

Nov. 10

11

Eastern CT PowerSchool User Group

Aug. 17, Feb. 1

4

Engaging Young Engineers

Dec. 1

11

English Language Arts Council

Oct. 24

13

English Learners Consortium Roundtable

Oct. 4, May 23

15

Enhancing Science Literacy (Connecting NGSS & Literacy CCSS)

Oct. 24

20

FileMaker Pro — An Introduction

Nov. 6

6

Foundational Skills for Evaluators of Teachers 3.0 (3-Day Professional Learning for Administrators)

Oct. 13, 18 & 25

18

Feb. 12

7

G-Suite Introduction

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Index of Professional Learning Opportunities (continued) Games & Productive Play in the Classroom

Oct. 5

5

Google Admin & Chrome Management

May 21

10

Google Apps Training

Jan. 11, Jan. 18

7

Introduction to PowerSchool Enterprise Reporting

Dec. 8

6

iPad App Showcase

May 3

9

Literacy Curriculum & Coaching Support

Ongoing

16

Making Content Comprehensible for English Learners: The SIOP Model Strategies and Activities

Oct. 19

15

Making Way for Mindful Leadership - Professional Development for Leaders

Nov. 15, Nov. 29, Dec. 15

19

Math Council

Sept. 27, Nov. 30, Jan. 18, May 10

20

Mathematics Principles to Actions

Sept. 22, Oct.20

20

Migrating to a Google Domain

May 24

10

Mindful Leadership 2.0 – Applications for Your Learning Environment

Nov. 15, Nov. 29, Dec. 15

19

Minecraft: An Intro for Educators

Oct. 31

6

Minecraft: Environmental Design

Dec. 8

6

Mobile STEM Lab Teacher Training – Grades K-2

Sept. 25

21

Mobile STEM Lab Teacher Training – Grades 3-12

Sept. 26

21

Mobile STEM Lab Teacher Training – Grades 6-12

Sept. 28

21

New Principal Induction Series

Sept. 7, Oct. 12, Dec. 14, Feb. 14, Apr. 5

17

Personalized Learning: Future or Fd?

Nov. 1

23

PowerSchool Build & Load Workshop

Jan. 8 & 9

7

Preparing Year-end State Reports in PowerSchool: The TCS & PIS

Apr. 26

8

Principal Coaching

Ongoing

17

Principal Community of Practice

Sept. 12 + 3 additional dates TBD

18

Promoting Self Regulation Through Your Classroom Environment

Apr. 6

12

Regional Staff Development Council (RSDC)

Sept. 14, Oct. 19, Nov. 16, Jan. 11, Feb. 8, Mar. 15, Apr. 12, May 10

17

Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of HOPE

Sept. 27

4

Safety Precautions for Home Visitors

Oct. 6

10

Science Council

Sept. 13, Nov. 15, Jan. 10, Mar. 21, May 16 20

Social Studies Council

Sept. 28, Nov. 30, Jan. 18, May 10

21

Standards Grading & Reporting in PowerSchool

Mar. 1

7

STEMify or STEAMify Your Classroom

Nov. 14, Feb. 6

21

Strategic Advancement Planning

Ongoing

17

Supporting Social Emotional Competencies in Young Children Utilizing The Pyramid Model

Oct. 18, Nov. 29, Jan. 24, Mar. 28

10

Swivl Camera Overview & Usage

Apr. 9

8

Teachers of Reading and Teachers of Writing Workshop Community of Practice (K-8) Kick-Off

Oct. 3

13

Teachers of Reading Workshop Community of Practice (K-8)

Nov. 14, Dec. 12, Jan. 9, Feb. 13, Mar. 13, May 8

13

Teachers of Writing Workshop Community of Practice (K-8)

Nov. 14, Dec. 12, Jan. 9, Feb. 13, Mar. 13, May 8

13

Technology Council

Oct. 12, Nov. 16, Jan. 18, Feb. 15, Mar. 15, Apr. 19, May 17

5

Unpacking the Coaching & Self Reflection Tool for Competency in Teaching ELs

Sept. 16

15

Using Stories to Explore Creativity in the Elementary Music Classroom

Nov. 7

22

VEX Robotics

Apr. 27

9

Web Content Management

Apr. 2

8

Yoga & Mindfulness in the Classroom: Tools to Improve Self-Regulation, Learning & Classroom Climate

Nov. 7

22

Your Summer with PowerSchool: End of Year to Start of Year

May 24

10

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Asbestos 2-Hour Asbestos Awareness Training of custodial and maintenance workers is one of the keys to a successful operations and maintenance (O&M) program. New maintenance/custodial employees must have this training within 60 days of hire. This two-hour Asbestos Awareness Training may include such topics as: • Background information on asbestos • Health effects of asbestos • Worker protection programs • Possible locations of ACM in a building • Recognition of ACM damage and deterioration

Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope 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 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 one of 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’s 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.

Register for one of three dates: Date: Dec. 20, 2017, April 12, 2018 or Aug. 3, 2018 Time: 8:30–11 a.m. Location: EASTCONN Conference Center, Hampton Audience: Maintenance Personnel Presenter: Michael Akana

Fee: $75 (includes breakfast)

Register with dsylvestre@eastconn.org

Digital Learning Eastern CT PowerSchool User Group Join your peers from schools throughout eastern CT at EASTCONN’s Conference Center for a PowerSchool User group meeting. Collaborate on best practices, see (and show off) must-have reports and add-ons and give feedback on desired PowerSchool improvements. Your requests and needs determine the agenda. Start with networking over lunch. Intended for key office and administrative users of PowerSchool as well as technical staff. Questions? Contact Linda Brock at EASTCONN, or Wendy Sonstrom at LEARN.

Join the EASTCONN community to watch this powerful documentary, followed by a panel discussion with leading experts in the field, as we reflect on how to help build resilience in our youth and bring hope to their future. Date: September 27, 2017 Time: 4–6 p.m. Location: EASTCONN Conference Center, Hampton Audience: Superintendents, School Board Members, Administrators, Special Education Directors, School Psychologists, School Social Workers, Teachers, Community Agencies. Course#: 1725300198 Presenter: Diane Dugas Register by: 9/13/17 Fee: None Register: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/15088

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

Fee: $15 (includes lunch)

Date: Aug. 17, 2017

Time: 12–3:30 p.m.

The Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study is one of the largest investigations ever conducted to assess associations between childhood maltreatment and later-life health and wellbeing. Resilience is the sequel to the documentary Paper Tigers.

Course #: 1725300106

Register by: 8/14/17

Date: Feb. 1, 2018

Time: 12–3:30 p.m.

Co-sponsored with CAS and Clifford Beers

Course #: 1725300128

Register by: 1/18/18

Register: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/14950

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Discipline for State Reporting in PowerSchool

EASTCONN 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.

Learn how to correctly enter discipline incidents in PowerSchool to produce the State ED166 report and feed data to the federal CRDC report, including new fields added in 2017. Understand which types of incidents and consequences require reporting, and learn how to properly configure security settings and entry page layout to control entry and viewing. Discuss choices for optional records and the relationship between discipline and attendance rules. Date: Sept. 8, 2017

Dates: Oct. 19, Nov. 16, 2017, Jan. 18, Feb. 15, Mar 15, Apr. 19, May 17, 2018 Time: 8:30–11 a.m.

Time: 1–3:30 p.m.

Location: EASTCONN Conference Center, Hampton

Location: EASTCONN Conference Center, Hampton

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

Audience: Administrators, District Data Specialists, Office Staff Presenter: Linda Brock

Fee: $45

Course #: 1725300029

Register by: 9/1/17

Fee: None

Facilitator: Andy DePalma

Register: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/14845

Oct. 12 Course #: 1725300031 Register by: 10/11/17 Register: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/14850

Games & Productive Play in the Classroom

Nov. 16 Course #: 1725300032 Register by: 11/15/17 Register: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/14851

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!

Jan. 18 Course #: 1725300067 Register by: 1/17/18 Register: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/14893

Date: Oct. 5, 2017

Apr. 19 Course #: 1725300070 Register by: 4/18/18 Register: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/14896

Feb. 15 Course #: 1725300068 Register by: 2/14/18 Register: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/14894 Mar. 15 Course #: 1725300069 Register by: 3/14/18 Register: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/14895

Time: 9 a.m.–12 p.m.

Location: EASTCONN Conference Center, Hampton Audience: All Teachers Presenter: Christian Iamartino

Fee: $45

Course #: 1725300036

Register by: 9/28/17

May 17 Course #: 1725300071 Register by: 5/16/18 Register: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/14897

Register: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/14858

Building Object Reports in PowerSchool

Double Robotics & Usage This video telepresence robot is an extension of the user; its Web-based control allows the user to drive an iPad on a wheeled robotic base and have live interactions with others, from anywhere in the world. Never miss a meeting, class or event with Double Robot! This session will cover basic operation of the robot and its potential for classroom or professional use.

Learn how to use Object Reports to create advanced report cards, transcripts, basic standards-based report cards and both single-student and multi-record student information reports. Understand the differences between object reports, report cards and form letters. Explore some inexpensive 3rd-party tools to assist in report development. Bring some “starter projects” to work on in class.

Date: Oct. 12, 2017

Dates: Oct. 18, 2017

Time: 2–3:30 p.m.

Time: 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

Location: EASTCONN Conference Center, Hampton

Location: EASTCONN Conference Center, Hampton

Audience: Administrators, Principals, School Counselors, Nurses

Audience: District Data Specialists, Technology Directors, Office Support Staff

Presenter: Kerin Griffin

Fee: None

Presenter: Linda Brock

Fee: $95

Course #: 1725300038

Register by: 10/5/17

Course #: 1725300040

Register by: 10/11/17

Register: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/14860

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Register: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/14860


Introduction to PowerSchool Enterprise Reporting

Minecraft: An Intro for Educators Minecraft is a global phenomenon and one of the most popular video games of all time. An immersive first-person avatardriven “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. A Windows or MacOS laptop is required for this workshop. Please bring your own device. Software installation will require the appropriate administrative rights on your laptop. If you are unsure, please check with your local IT support. Date: Oct. 31, 2017

Get started with PowerSchool’s powerful new Enterprise Reporting. Understand how to configure security for report users vs. report developers. Examine the pre-populated reports, and learn how to copy and modify them for your use. Explore some of the powerful filtering, grouping and aggregation tools. Date: Dec. 8, 2017

Location: EASTCONN Conference Center, Hampton Audience: District Data Specialists, Technology Directors Fee: $45

Course #: 1725300044

Register by: 12/1/17

Time: 9 a.m.–12 p.m.

Minecraft — Environment Design

Presenter: Christian Iamartino

Minecraft provides a huge degree of freedom in goals and activities for its players, a major factor in its current success. That 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. 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. Bring your own device.

Fee: $45 Course #: 1725300041 Register by: 10/24/17 Register: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/14863

FileMaker Pro: An Introduction This course is the first in a series. Participants will learn how to build a new database by defining fields and entering data; sort and locate records that match specific criteria in a database; and create multiple layouts in order to display database records to meet various needs, such as entering new records, printing mailing labels and more. Other topics include database design, tables, records and fields, properties of fields, lookup and relationships, value lists, relational relationships, layouts and reports, searching, import and export. Date: Nov. 6, 2017

Presenter: Linda Brock

Register: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/14866

Location: EASTCONN Conference Center, Hampton Audience: All Teachers

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

Date: Dec. 8, 2017

Location: EASTCONN Conference Center, Hampton Audience: All Teachers Presenter: Christian Iamartino Fee: $45 Course #: 1725300045

Have an idea to suggest for professional development?

Location: EASTCONN Conference Center, Hampton Audience: Data Analysts, District Data Specialists, IT Specialists, Support Staff, Technology Directors Fee: $125

Course #: 1725300042

Register by: 10/30/17

Register by: 12/1/17

Register: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/14867

Time: 9 a.m.–3 p.m.

Presenter: Tom Schenking

Time: 1–4 p.m.

Please send to Faith Grist, fgrist@eastconn.org.

Register: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/14864

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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, sex, 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.


PowerScheduler Build & Load Workshop

Chromebooks: An Introduction 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.

In this two-day workshop, learn how to use PowerSchool’s PowerScheduler to create your school’s master schedule and place students in classes. Covers everything from online collection of student course requests and use of prerequisite/ recommendation screening through configuration of courses and schedule constraints, assignment of teachers, and controlling student placement in class sections. Learn how to improve your school’s schedule and deal with common scheduling errors and “choke points.” Recommended for school teams consisting of an administrator, counselor/registrar and PowerSchool administrator. Dates: Jan. 9, 2018

Date: Jan. 19, 2018

Location: EASTCONN Conference Center, Hampton Audience: All Teachers Presenter: Christian Iamartino Fee: $45 Course #: 1725300105

G-Suite Introduction

Location: EASTCONN Conference Center, Hampton Audience: Administrators, Principals, School Counselors, Support Staff, Technology Directors Fee: $250

Course #: 1725300104

Register by: 1/1/18

Register by: 1/12/18

Register: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/14948

Time: 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

Presenter: Linda Brock

Time: 2:30–4 p.m.

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

Register: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/14947

Date: Feb. 12, 2018

Time: 9 a.m.–12 p.m.

Location: EASTCONN Conference Center, Hampton Audience: All Teachers Presenter: Tom Schenking

Fee: $45

Course #: 1725300108

Register by: 2/5/18

Register: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/14952

Standards Grading & Reporting in PowerSchool

Google Apps Training

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.

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. Location: EASTCONN Conference Center, Hampton Audience: Administrators, All Teachers Presenter: Tom Schenking

Fee: $45/session

Date: Mar. 1, 2018

Date: Jan. 11, 2018 Time: 9 a.m.–12 p.m. Course #: 1725300103 Register by: 1/4/18 Register: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/14946

Time: 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

Location: EASTCONN Conference Center, Hampton Audience: Administrators, Curriculum Directors, District Data Specialists, Technology Directors

Date: Jan. 18, 2018 Time: 9 a.m.–12 p.m. Course #: 1725300047 Register by: 1/11/18 Register: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/14869 -7-

Presenter: Linda Brock

Fee: $45

Course #: 1725300127

Register by: 2/22/18

Register: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/14991


Web Content Management

Computer Science: Digital Logic and Decision Making

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: Apr. 2, 2018

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.

Time: 9 a.m.–12 p.m.

Location: EASTCONN Conference Center, Hampton

Date: Apr. 18, 2018

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 Presenter: Kerin Griffin

Fee: $25

Course #: 1725300110

Register by: 3/26/18

Time: 1–4 p.m.

Location: EASTCONN Conference Center, Hampton Audience: Curriculum Directors, Mathematics and Science Teachers, Teacher Leaders Presenters: 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

Register: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/14954

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).

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: Apr. 25, 2018

Date: Apr. 9, 2018

Presenters: Andy DePalma, Christian Iamartino, Kerin Griffin

Time: 9 a.m.–12 p.m.

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

Time: 9 a.m.–12 p.m.

Location: EASTCONN Conference Center, Hampton

Fee: $45

Audience: All Teachers, Department Heads, Early Childhood Administrators/Directors, Literacy Coaches, Staff Developers, Technology Directors

Course #: 1725300116

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

Presenter: Kerin Griffin

Fee: $25

Course #: 1725300111

Register by: 4/2/18

Preparing Year-end State Reports in PowerSchool: the TCS (Teacher Course Student) & PSIS

Register: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/14955

Connecticut’s 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.

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: Apr. 12, 2018

Register by: 4/18/18

Time: 2:30–4 p.m.

Location: EASTCONN Conference Center, Hampton

Date: Apr. 26, 2018

Audience: Curriculum Directors, Mathematics and Science Teachers, Teacher Leaders

Location: EASTCONN Conference Center, Hampton

Presenter: Andy DePalma

Course #: 1725300113

Fee: $45

Register by: 4/5/18

Presenter: Linda Brock

Fee: $95

Course #: 1725300112

Register by: 4/20/18

Register: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/14957

Time: 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

Audience: Data Analysts, District Data Specialists, Support Staff

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Register: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/14956


iPad App Showcase Join us for this 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 Presenter: Christian Iamartino Fee: $45 Course #: 1725300119

Register by: 4/26/18

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

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: Apr. 27, 2018 Time: 1–4 p.m. Location: EASTCONN Conference Center, Hampton Audience: Administrators, All Teachers

3D Printing/Engineering Design

Presenter: Christian Iamartino Fee: $45 Course #: 1725300117

Learn how to use a 3D printer and discuss how to improve your prints, what types of materials you can use, and more. Tips and tricks will be shared! Also learn what software is available to engineer designs.

Register by: 4/20/18

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

Date: May 10, 2018

Chromebook App Showcase

Time: 9 a.m.–12 p.m. Location: EASTCONN Conference Center, Hampton

This course will showcase and discuss a variety of Chromebook apps that may be used in the classroom (or apps that are already in use but have not been fully implemented).

Audience: All Teachers

Date: Tue., May 1, 2018

Fee: $45

Course #: 1725300120

Register by: 5/3/18

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

Time: 1–2 p.m. Location: EASTCONN Conference Center, Hampton Audience: Administrators, All Teachers Presenter: Christian Iamartino Fee: None Course #: 1725300118

Presenter: Tyler Davis

Register by: 4/24/18

Register: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/14962

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Google Admin & Chrome Management

EARLY CHILDHOOD

Learn how to use Google Admin to administer Chrome devices and manage apps on a Google domain. Date: May 21, 2018

Safety Precautions for Home Visitors

Time: 1–4 p.m.

Location: EASTCONN Conference Center, Hampton

This course will educate and prepare home visitors for safety issues while in the field. Checklists prior to visits, precautions to take during and after visits and ideas to promote overall safe practice will be explored.

Audience: Instructional Technology Specialists Presenter: Tom Schenking

Fee: $45

Course #: 1725300122

Register by: 5/14/18

As a result of taking part in this workshop, participants will: • Share ideas for remaining safe in their practice. • Develop a checklist of safety precautions. • Learn methods that will help ensure their safety while conducting home visits.

Register: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/14966

Migrating to a Google Domain

Date: Oct. 6, 2017

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

Location: EASTCONN Administrative Offices, Hampton Audience: Birth to 3, Early Head Start/Head Start Home Visitors Presenter: Maribeth Stearns

Time: 9 a.m.–12 p.m.

Course #: 1725300096

Location: EASTCONN Conference Center, Hampton Fee: $45

Course #: 1725300123

Register by: 5/17/18

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.

As a result of taking part in this workshop, participants will: • Promote children’s success by building relationships and creating supportive environments. • Develop social-emotional teaching strategies. • Determine the meaning of challenging behavior. • Develop a behavior support plan. • Build leadership strategies for supporting children’s social and emotional development and address challenging behavior.

Time: 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

Location: EASTCONN Conference Center, Hampton Audience: District Data Specialists, Technology Directors Fee: $95

Course #: 1725300030

Register by: 5/18/18

Register by: 9/29/17

This four-day workshop series will focus on supporting young children’s social emotional competencies utilizing The Pyramid Model, created by The Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL), a national resource center funded by the Office of Head Start and Child Care Bureau for disseminating research and evidence-based practices to early childhood programs across the country. The workshops will build on the levels of the Pyramid Model with strategies to support all children’s social and emotional well-being in the preschool classroom.

Your Summer with PowerSchool: End of Year to Start of Year

Presenter: Linda Brock

Supporting Social Emotional Competencies in Young Children Utilizing The Pyramid Model

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

Date: May 24, 2018

Fee: $45

Register: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/14939

Audience: Instructional Technology Specialists Presenter: Tom Schenking

Time: 9 a.m.–12 p.m.

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

Dates: Oct. 18, Nov. 29, 2017, Jan. 24, Mar. 28, 2018 Time: 9 a.m.–3 p.m. Location: EASTCONN Administrative Offices, Hampton Audience: Early Childhood Administrators/Directors, Paraprofessionals, Preschool Teachers Presenters: Melanie Smith-Cervera, Anne Sousa Course #: 1725300028 -10-

Fee: $380

Register by: 10/11/17

Register: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/14844


An Overview of Special Education

Early Childhood Conference: Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences and Stress Reduction in the Workplace

What is special education? What is a PPT? What is an IEP? What is an IFSP? What is the difference between part B and part C of IDEA? What is your role as a provider? The answers to these and other questions will be addressed in this training. This training will address special education, what it is, what the law says, and roles and responsibilities related to the IEP/IFSP. Participants will gain an understanding of special education that they will be able to apply to their job. This session supports the criterion 6.A.12 (NAEYC accreditation).

The ACE Study considers the effects of childhood adversity on population health and well-being. Adverse childhood experience prevention is the greatest way to improve well-being and mitigate concerns of potential homelessness, depression and violence in the future. What can be done to build protective systems and promote resilience? Other conference sessions will focus on stress reduction for those who work with vulnerable populations.

As a result of taking part in this workshop, participants will: • Explore special education laws. • Learn the roles parents, children and educators have in the process. • Gain an understanding of the referral process.

As a result of taking part in this workshop, participants will: • Learn about the impact of trauma and stress on a child’s brain development. • Discuss opportunities for building resilience during the early childhood years. • Become part of the problem solving in their community to address childhood adversity. • Create a network to foster self-healing in their community. Date: Nov. 10, 2017

Date: Jan. 10, 2018 Time: 12:30–3 p.m. Location: EASTCONN Conference Center, Hampton Audience: Early Childhood Administrators/Directors, Infant Toddler Teachers/Assistant Teachers, PreK Teachers, Paraprofessionals

Time: 9 a.m.–3 p.m.

Location: EASTCONN Conference Center, Hampton

Presenter: Sheri Lambert Course #: 1725300099

Audience: Early Childhood Educators and Administrators, Family Service Staff, Health Care and Mental Health Care Advocates Presenter: TBD Course #: 1725300097

Register: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/14942

Fee: $95

Register by: 11/3/17

Connecting with Families in Early Childhood Programs

Register: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/14940

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.

Engaging Young Engineers Young children are natural problem solvers and ready to find solutions to everyday problems. Intentionally design learning experiences that support science, technology, engineering and cognitive development of children in your class using a developmental continuum of thinking skills.

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.

As a result of taking part in this workshop, participants will: • Engage in emergent engineering. • Design a well-designed problem that involves testing of ideas. • Explore the engineering design process that translates to engaged learning opportunities for children. • Gain an understanding of how to focus early childhood learning environments around the activity of problem solving. Date: Dec. 1, 2017

Date: Feb. 9, 2018 Time: 9–11:30 a.m. Location: EASTCONN Conference Center, Hampton

Time: 9 a.m.–3 p.m.

Audience: Kindergarten and Preschool Teachers

Location: EASTCONN Conference Center, Hampton Audience: Kindergarten and Preschool Teachers Presenter: Diane Gozemba Course #: 1725300098

Fee: $45 Register by: 1/3/18

Fee: $95

Presenter: Anne Sousa

Fee: $45

Course #: 1725300100

Register by: 2/2/18

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

Register by: 11/24/17

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Promoting Self Regulation Through Your Classroom Environment Self-regulation in young children looks like a child who 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 an important component in supporting children’s self-regulation. In this workshop, we will explore a 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 selfregulation, allowing all children to be successful.

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 on 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 engage in open dialogue that can meaningfully impact your teaching practice.

As a result of taking part in this workshop, participants will: • 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 their own classroom environments and create a plan for change. • Identify how the environment affects children’s self-regulation. • Utilize their classroom environment to promote self regulation. Date: Apr. 6, 2018

As a result of taking part in this workshop, participants will: • 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.

Time: 9 a.m.–12 p.m.

Location: EASTCONN Conference Center, Hampton Audience: Paraprofessionals, Preschool Teachers

Date: May 9, 2018

Presenters: Melanie Smith-Cervera, Sheri Lambert

Location: EASTCONN Conference Center, Hampton

Fee: $45 Course #: 1725300089

Time: 9 a.m.–3 p.m.

Audience: Early Childhood Administrators/Directors/Teachers

Register by: 3/30/18

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

Presenter: Diane Gozemba

Fee: $95

Course #: 1725300102

Register by: 5/2/18

Register: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/14945

Save the Date

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

Time: 9 a.m.–3 p.m.

Location: EASTCONN Administrative Offices, Hampton Audience: Birth to Three, Related Services Staff (OT, PT, SLP), DCF workers, Early Head Start Home Visitors and Education Staff, Infant/Toddler Teachers, Administrators Presenter: TBD

Fee: $95

Course #: 1725300101

Register by: 3/16/18

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

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Teachers of Reading Workshop & Teachers of Writing Workshop Community of Practice (K-8) Kick-Off Event (and additional dates)

ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS

A community of practice is a group of people who share a passion for something they do and learn how to do it better as they interact regularly. If you are passionate about Reading Workshop and want to continue to improve your practice and increase student achievement, join us for the kick off of the Teachers of Reading Workshop Community of Practice. This group is for you! Audience: Kindergarten, Elementary, Middle School Teachers Continental breakfast will be provided. Presenter: EASTCONN Education Specialist As a result of taking part in this workshop, participants will: • Reflect on their practice. • Engage in new learning. • Collaborate on lessons. • Analyze student work. • Provide and receive peer feedback. • Share best practices.

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.

g Kick-Off Events

Two additional meeting dates will also be chosen and announced at a later date. Date: Oct. 24, 2017

Location: EASTCONN Conference Center, Hampton Presenter: EASTCONN Education Specialist Fee: $45/session

Time: 1 p.m.–3 p.m.

Teachers of READING Workshop Kick-Off Event Date: Oct. 3, 2017 Time: 8:30–11:30 a.m. Course #: 1725300085 Register by: 9/26/17

Location: EASTCONN Administrative Offices, Hampton Audience: Elementary Teachers, ELA Teachers Facilitator: Scott Nierendorf

Fee: None

Course #: 1725300188

Register by: 10/16/17

Register: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/14918 Teachers of WRITING Workshop Kick-Off Event Date: Oct. 3, 2017 Time: 12:30–3:30 p.m. Course #: 1725300087 Register by: 9/26/17

Register: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/15078

Register: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/14920

g Teachers of READING Workshop Community of Practice (K-8)

Dates: Nov. 14, Dec. 12, 2017 Jan. 9, Feb. 13, Mar. 13, May 8, 2018 Time: 8:30–11:30 a.m. Location: EASTCONN Conference Center, Hampton Fee: $250 Course #: 1725300084 Register by: 11/7/17 Register: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/14917

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.

g Teachers of WRITING Workshop Community of Practice (K-8)

Dates: Nov. 14, Dec. 12, 2017 Jan. 9, Feb. 13, Mar. 13, May 8, 2018 Time: 1–3:30 p.m. Location: EASTCONN Conference Center, Hampton Fee: $250 Course #: 1725300086 -13-

Register by: 11/7/17

Register: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/14919


Columbia Teachers College Saturday Reunion: Bus Trip to New York City

Coming in June 2018

Writing & Reading Workshop Summer Institutes

Are you looking for ways to help students become critical readers and dynamic writers and thinkers?

Twice annually, Columbia Teacher’s College opens their doors to educators from around the globe to offer the gift of learning. Come join educator colleagues from around the world as they descend upon Columbia University to be inspired and learn about reader/writer workshop from Lucy Calkins and her senior Teachers College Reading and Writing Project (TCRWP) leadership/staff developers.

In these Institutes you will: • Examine core workshop beliefs. • Develop a clear vision of what a powerful workshop looks like. • Learn and practice evidence-based instructional strategies. • Take away tools and resources for planning and implementation.

The fast-paced, awe-inspiring day begins at 9:00 a.m. with a keynote presentation in the magnificent Riverside Church, followed by hundreds of mini workshops that will deepen your knowledge of the reading and writing process, enabling you to walk away with countless literacy strategies to implement in your classrooms. Special sessions on creating the conditions and leading the work of literacy are offered for administrators.

Kate Roberts, TCWRP consultant, will present on the first day of the Institute. EASTCONN consultants will build on Kate’s work in days 2 and 3 with a deep dive into participant learning needs, including: • Developing and delivering effective mini-lessons. • Using conferring to lift the level of student work. • “Unpacking” the units of study.

Bus Trip to Columbia Teachers College, 525 West 120th Street, New York City: In order to arrive on time the bus will depart from the EASTCONN parking lot at 5:15 a.m. Bring your coffee, a bag lunch and dress comfortably. The conference is scheduled to begin at 9:00 AM. The bus will leave immediately following the conference at 3:00 PM and return to the EASTCONN Conference Center. The Conference is FREE to all educators, the $45 fee is for the bus transportation to and from New York City. If you have any questions about this event, please contact the Conference Office at 860-455-1533. Date: Oct. 21, 2017

Time: 5 a.m.–7 p.m.

Course #: 1725300094

Register by: 10/12/17

A survey will be distributed prior to the sessions to collect planning information.

KATE ROBERTS is a national literacy consultant, author, and popular keynote speaker. She taught reading and writing in Brooklyn, NY and worked as a literacy coach before joining the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project in 2005, where she worked as a Lead Staff Developer for 11 years. Kate is the co-author (with Christopher Lehman) of the popular Falling in Love with Close Reading, and of DIY Literacy (with Maggie Beattie Roberts), along with two Heinemann Unit of Study books on Literary Essay. Her work with students across the country has led to her belief that all kids can be insightful, academic thinkers when the work is demystified, broken down and made engaging.

Location: EASTCONN Administrative Offices, Hampton Fee: $45 (for the cost of the bus) Audience: Administrators, all teachers and curriculum leaders Register: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/14937

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EASTCONN English Learners Consortium Roundtable

ENGLISH LEARNERS

EASTCONN’s Title III Consortium Round Table provides a forum for area EL educators to come together around emerging trends and practices in EL. Practitioners share best practices and EASTCONN staff provide current information on curriculum, assessment, effective instruction and the latest developments from the state and federal levels pertaining to the Title III Grant. Location: EASTCONN Administrative Offices, Hampton Audience: English Learner Teachers Facilitators: Scott Nierendorf, Nancy E. Testa

Unpacking the Coaching and Self-Reflection Tool for Competency in Teaching ELs

Fee: None Date: Oct. 4, 2017

To best serve the increasing number of English learners (ELs) in our classrooms, educators need strategies and tools to help them reflect on their practice. In this session, participants will be introduced to The Coaching and Self-Reflection Tool for Competency in Teaching English Learners, a resource designed by the CT EL Strategic Partnership. Through interactive experiences, participants will understand how the tool aligns with the CCT Rubric for Effective Teaching 2016, and supports educators’ implementation of Connecticut English Language Proficiency (CELP) Standards. Participants will use the tool to engage in self-reflection and learning-focused conversations and will draft an action plan for using the tool in their own schools and districts. Participants are asked to bring their own laptop or electronic device.

Special Guest: Megan Alubicki-Flick, State Department of Education Consultant Course #: 1725300190 Register by: 10/3/17 Register: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/15080 Date: May 23, 2018 Time: 9–11 a.m. Special Guest: Megan Alubicki-Flick, State Department of Education Consultant Course #: 1725300191 Register by: 5/22/18 Register: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/15081

Making Content Comprehensible for English Learners: The SIOP Model Strategies and Activities In this workshop, participants will be introduced to the educational needs of ELs and to Sheltered Instruction. The research-based Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP) model will be explained in detail with classroom scenarios that are linked to core curriculum objectives.

As a result of taking part in this workshop, participants will: • Understand the format and purpose of the Coaching and SelfReflection Tool for Competency in Teaching English learners. • Apply new learning about the tool to self-reflection and conversations with colleagues. • Work with colleagues to draft an implementation plan. Date: Sept. 26, 2017

As a result of taking part in this workshop, participants will: • Be introduced to the Sheltered Instruction Observational Protocol (SIOP) Approach. • Learn about the specific SIOP elements, such as comprehensible input, that are particularly critical to include when teaching ELs. • Will gain a clearer understanding of the importance and effectiveness of setting content and language objectives that will increase ELs chances of success in school.

Time: 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m.

Location: EASTCONN Conference Center, Hampton Audience: ESL Bilingual Educators, Coaches, Administrators and other Educators of English Learners Presenter: Alicia Willett

Fee: None

Sponsored by the RESC Alliance, in partnership with CSDE Course #: 1725300142

Time: 9–11 a.m.

Audience: Administrators, All Teachers, Curriculum Directors, English Language Learner Teachers Dates: Oct. 19, 2017 Time: 8:30 a.m. –3 p.m. Location: EASTCONN Administrative Offices, Hampton Special Guest: Nancy E. Testa Fee: $95 Course #: 1725300208 Register by: 10/12/17 Register: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/15098

Register by: 9/19/17

Register: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/15032

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Literacy Curriculum and Coaching Support EASTCONN is excited to offer districts a unique opportunity to systemically implement a K-8 reading and writing workshop model of instruction. Included in this opportunity, our expert literacy consultants have unpacked Lucy Calkins units of study into a UBD curriculum format to assist districts in 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. “A literacy coach is someone whose professional responsibility is to bring evidence-based practices into classrooms by working with teachers in one-to-one or small groups. A literacy coach partners with teachers for job-embedded professional learning that enhances teacher reflection on students, the curriculum, and pedagogy for the purpose of more effective decision-making.” - Cathy A. Toll, author, The Literacy Coaches Survival Guide 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 on certain materials. Please contact Diane Dugas, ddugas@eastconn.org, Director, Center for Educational Leadership, for further information. Instructional coaching to support implementation of UBD curriculum and Units of Study in reading and/or writing

Customizable menu of support to implement reading and writing workshop

• 10 days of coaching • Introduction to the workshop instruction • Curriculum overview • How to use the curriculum • Creating the workshop environment • Model lessons • Review and use of rubrics and checklists • Development process for unit assessments

• In addition to all services in column • Coaching of coaches one, the following will build upon • Effective literacy implementation by: strategies in the • Specific training in grade level classroom implementation • Literacy audits • Providing co-planning and coteaching opportunities • Reflection on implementation • Understanding learning progressions • Customized support development of mini-lessons and conferring with students

$9,500 Reading or Writing Daily rate of $800 $11,500 Both Reading and Writing A package of 5 days $3,500

Customized support for other literacy coaching and services K-12 is available upon request

Per Diem Rate

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Customized Administrator Coaching in the Leadership of Literacy • Literacy walkthroughs • Action planning • Budgeting • Professional literacy Learning for leaders

Per Diem Rate


New Principal Induction Series

LEADERSHIP

Are you a first year principal or new to a district in the region? Join other principal colleagues to network as you maneuver through the joys and challenges of your first year. Together we will address the balance of day-to-day management and big picture planning/action of leadership.

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.

We will take a deeper dive into the reality of the role by addressing the following: • Transforming School Climate and Culture into a Growth Mindset • Inspiring Teachers • Increasing Practical Communication Strategies • Prioritizing your Focus • Budgeting Strategically • Understanding Soft Politics • Managing the Day-to-Day Events • Establish Professional and Personal Balance

For further information, contact Diane Dugas, ddugas@ eastconn.org, Director, Center for Educational Leadership.

Dates: Sept. 7, Oct. 12, Dec. 14, 2017, Feb. 15, Apr. 5, 2018 Time: 1–3 p.m.

Regional Staff Development Council

Location: EASTCONN Conference Center, Hampton

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.

Presenter: Diane Dugas

Fee: $225

Course #: 1725300090

Register by: 8/31/17

Audience: First year principals, or new principals to the school

Register: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/14933

Dates: Sept. 14, Oct. 19, Nov. 16, 2017, Jan. 11, Feb. 8, Mar. 15, Apr. 12, May 10, 2018 Time: 8:30–10:30 a.m.

Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment Community of Practice

Location: EASTCONN Conference Center, Hampton Facilitator: Scott Nierendorf Audience: Curriculum Leaders, Principals, Staff Development Specialists, Lead Teachers

Join this professional learning community that engages Curriculum Directors for learning within a supportive, self created community. Curriculum Directors 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.

Register with fgrist@eastconn.org

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.

Dates: Sept. 14, Oct. 19, 2017, Feb. 8, Mar. 15, Apr. 12, 2018 Time: 11 a.m.–1 p.m. Location: EASTCONN Conference Center, Hampton Audience: Curriculum Directors

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.

Presenter: Diane Dugas

Fee: $225

Course #: 1725300092

Register by: 9/7/17

Register: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/15082

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Principal Community of Practice “Great leaders inspire people around them to reach extraordinary levels of performance.” - Lyle Kirtman, 2014. Understanding your leadership style and its impact on others is the first step of this journey. Principals are invited to come together to form a community of practice centered on understanding how their leadership style influences others. Together we will address the complexities and challenges of the change process and how leadership styles play a role in the process. Time will be allotted to apply knowledge of your style to your day-to-day practice and challenges. Three (3) additional future meeting dates will be determined by the participants. Dates: Sept. 12, 2017 and 3 additional meeting dates (TBD)

Time: 9–11 a.m.

Location: EASTCONN Conference Center, Hampton

Audience: Principals

Presenter: Diane Dugas

Course #: 1725300091

Fee: $225

Register by: 9/5/17

Register: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/14934

Foundational Skills for Evaluators of Teachers 3.0 (3-Day Professional Learning for Administrators) The RESC Alliance has updated this professional learning, increasing the focus on high-impact components of the process. These interactive sessions will concentrate on the evaluator’s capacity to observe and analyze teacher performance through the lens of the CT Common Core of Teaching (CCT) and to provide supportive, high quality feedback to teachers. Participants will learn how to use a feedback cycle to collect evidence, analyze the connection to CCT indicators, and how to help teachers plan for appropriate instructional improvements. They will have multiple opportunities to apply their learning and receive personalized feedback to improve in the effective evaluation of teachers, as well as the opportunity to engage in a summative demonstration of proficiency.

A Principal’s Guide to Leading Literacy Are you a Principal or Assistant Principal committed to turning your classrooms into rich reading and writing environments? Have you been wondering “How can I provide my teachers with the support they deserve to effectively teach reading and writing?” “What are the essential look fors in literacy?” Join your principal colleagues in a networking opportunity to explore, share and answer questions like these. Using the book by Lucy Calkins and Laurie Pessah, The Principal’s Guide to Leadership in the Teaching of Writing, as well as other leading literacy resources and the experience within our group, we will learn best practices in leading the important school reform of teaching literacy.

Please Note: Participants must bring a laptop with Microsoft Word (version 8 or later), earbuds, and a copy (electronic or paper) of your district’s Teacher Evaluation Plan. Food and beverage are not provided. Dates: Oct. 13, 18 & 25, 2017 Time: 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

Date: Oct. 5, 2017 Time: 8:30–11:30 a.m. Location: EASTCONN Conference Center, Hampton

Location: EASTCONN Conference Center, Hampton Audience: New Administrators that evaluate teachers, or those who want to refresh their skills with observation and feedback.

Audience: Principals, Assistant Principals, Curriculum Leaders Presenter: Diane Dugas Fee: $95 (includes cost of book) Course #: 1725300092

Presenters: Diane Dugas, Scott Nierendorf

Register by: 9/28/17

Fee: $430

Register: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/14935

Course #: 1725300182

Register by: 10/6/17

Register: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/15072

An opportunity to extend our learning from one day into a yearlong Community of Practice is offered. Dates: Dec. 12, 2017, Feb. 13, Mar. 13, 2018 Fee: $125 Separate registration is required: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/14936 -18-


Mindful Leadership 2.0 – Applications for Your Learning Environment

Making Way for Mindful Leadership – Professional Learning for Leaders

For those Leaders who have explored personal practices of Mindfulness (or who have taken Mindful Leadership 1.0), this series creates an intentional, supported space to expand your practice and to plan. This is not an introduction to a new “leadership system” that adds to the burden of already overworked people. Rather, it brings the concepts of mindfulness into practical application and school-based planning, for anyone in a leadership role, through specific exercises that address practical issues. The concept is from Finding the Space to Lead by Janice Marturano, which we will use as a guide. Participants will receive a copy as part of their registration fee. Each session will allow significant time for individual and group application of strategies discussed. Suggested prerequisite: Mindful Leadership 1.0. May be taken concurrently.

Educational Leaders encounter challenges on a daily basis, including those that impact our effectiveness and sense of wellbeing. 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, personal goals and health. This series will provide participants with tools they can start using immediately to positively impact school culture, daily work habits and relationships. Note: This is a repeat of Course #1625300040 from fall 2016. As a result of taking part in this workshop, participants will: • Receive an overview of mindfulness in education, and how it applies to leaders. • Create a culture of mindfulness, including meetings and conversations. • Monitor and manage your own mindful leadership. • Learn about resources for further learning.

As a result of taking part in this workshop, participants will: • Learn about applications of mindfulness for leaders. • Create a detailed action plan to foster a school-based culture of mindfulness. • Develop and apply mindful leadership approaches for their school/community. • Receive resources for further learning.

Dates: Nov. 15, Nov. 29 & Dec. 15, 2017 (snow date: 12/20) Time: 8:30 a.m.–12 p.m. Location: EASTCONN Conference Center, Hampton

Dates: Nov. 15, Nov. 29 & Dec. 15, 2017 (snow date: 12/20) Time: 1–3:30 p.m.

Audience: District Leaders, Coordinators, Principals, Teacher Leaders

Location: EASTCONN Conference Center, Hampton Audience: Administrators, Teacher Leaders Presenters: Toni Ryan, Scott Nierendorf Course #: 1725300049

Presenters: Toni Ryan, Scott Nierendorf Fee: $155

Fee: $160

Course #: 1725300048

Register by: 11/8/17

Register by: 11/8/17

Register: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/14870

Register: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/14871

Science/STEM/Math Aligning your Science Curriculum to the Next Generation Science Standards Participants will learn techniques to redesign their science curriculum while reviewing shifts and changes brought on by the Next Generation Science Standards. In addition, participants will be given techniques that will allow them to evaluate current science curriculum for NGSS alignment and ways to adjust curriculum to ensure it is NGSS aligned. Participants will be expected to bring sample science curriculum documents As a result of taking part in this workshop, participants will: • Understand the curriculum shifts and changes in NGSS. • Learn methods to align current curriculum with NGSS.

• Identify methods to evaluate current science curriculum. • Collaborate with other science educators.

Location: EASTCONN Conference Center, Hampton

Audience: All Teachers, Curriculum Directors

Presenter: Stacey Williams-Watson

Fee: $95/workshop

Offered Twice: Date: Sept. 19, 2017 Time: 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m. Register: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/14879

Course #: 1725300056

Register by: 9/12/17

Date: Dec. 12, 2017 (snow date 12/14) Time: 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m. Register: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/14880

Course #: 1725300057

Register by: 11/29/17

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Mathematics Principles to Actions

EASTCONN Math Council

Using the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Principles to Actions along with select PD modules from The Mathematics Assessment Project, participants will learn how to actualize the Common Core State Standards for Math (CCSSM) by creating rich learning opportunities in their classrooms. The goal is to promote discussion about current practices and how these could change to promote deep mathematical thinking and problem solving skills. Each participant will receive a copy of the NCTM’s Principles to Actions.

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. *Specific meeting information for all dates will be announced.

Dates: Sept. 22 & Oct. 20, 2017

Location: EASTCONN Conference Center, Hampton

Time: 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m.

Location: EASTCONN Conference Center, Hampton Audience: Middle & High School Teachers

Audience: Administrators, Curriculum Directors, Department Heads, Elementary & Mathematics Teachers

Presenter: Patricia Susia

Fee: $215

Presenter: TBD

Course #: 1725300063

Register by: 9/14/17

Register: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/14886

Date: Sept. 27, 2017 Time: 1–3 p.m. Course #: 1725300072 Register by: 9/26/17 Register: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/14899

EASTCONN Science Council

Date: Nov. 30, 2017 Time: 1–3 p.m. Course #: 1725300073 Register by: 11/29/17 Register: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/14900

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 provides current information on curriculum, assessment, effective instruction and updates to the NGSS transition. Outside education and science experts attend regularly to share important information. The EASTCONN Science Council offers district science teachers the opportunity to come together in a collaborative forum to share information and effective practices, and network with colleagues from throughout the region.

Fee: None

Date: Jan. 18, 2018 Time: 1–3 p.m. Course #: 1725300074 Register by: 1/17/18 Register: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/14901 Date: May 10, 2018 Time: 1–3 p.m. Course #: 1725300075 Register by: 5/9/18 Register: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/14902

Enhancing Science Literacy (Connecting NGSS and Literacy CCSS)

Dates: Sept. 13, Nov. 29, 2017, Jan. 10, Mar. 21, May 16, 2018 Time: 1–3 p.m.

Participants will employ instructional strategies to enhance the skills students need to think, read and communicate like a scientist.

Location: EASTCONN Conference Center, Hampton Audience: Administrators, Principals, Science Teachers

As a result of taking part in this workshop, participants will: • Learn strategies to help students access and interpret science text. • Learn strategies to help students learn how to communicate with precision and clarity.

Facilitator: Stacey Williams-Watson Fee: None Sept. 13 Course #: 1725300058 Register by: 9/12/17 Register: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/14881 Nov. 15 Course #: 1725300059 Register by: 11/14/17 Register: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/14882

Date: Oct. 24, 2017

Jan.10 Course #: 1725300060 Register by: 1/9/18 Register: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/14883

Audience: Curriculum Coordinators, Elementary Teachers, Science Team Leaders

Time: 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m.

Location: EASTCONN Conference Center, Hampton

Presenters: Stacey Williams-Watson, EASTCONN Education Specialist

Mar. 21 Course #: 1725300061 Register by: 3/20/18 Register: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/14884

Fee: $95 Course #: 1725300050

May 16 Course #: 1725300062 Register by: 5/15/18 Register: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/14885 -20-

Register by: 10/17/17

Register: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/14872


STEMify or STEAMify Your Classroom Participants will learn how to implement inquiry based STEM curriculum in their classroom. As a result of taking part in this workshop, participants will: • Learn strategies to incorporate STEM in the classroom. • Learn strategies on how to plan for STEM learning. • Spark student interest in STEM related careers. • Obtain sample STEM NGSS aligned lessons.

Mobile STEM Lab Teacher Training: Are you interested in having the EASTCONN 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 NGSS connection, curriculum and links to resources. Sign up now for discounted lab visits thanks to the sponsorship of SUEZ.

Location: EASTCONN Conference Center, Hampton Audience: Curriculum Directors, Kindergarten, Elementary, Middle and High School Teachers

Audience: Administrators, Curriculum Leaders, Kindergarten, Elementary and Science Teachers, Principals, Science Team Leaders Presenter: Stacey Williams-Watson

Presenter: Stacey Williams-Watson

Fee: None

Fee: $95

Date: Nov. 14, 2017 (snow date: 12/11)

Location: EASTCONN Conference Center, Hampton

Time: 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. Course #: 1725300054

g Grades K-2

Register by: 11/7/17

Register: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/14877

Curriculum options: K-2: Effects of sunlight, living or nonliving, force and motion, ecosystem

Date: Feb. 6, 2018

Time: 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

Course #: 1725300055

Register by: 2/6/18

Date: Sept. 25, 2017

Time: 9 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Register: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/14878

Course #: 1725300051

Register by: 9/18/17

Social Studies

Register: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/14874

EASTCONN Social Studies Council

g Grades 3-12

Join us to share best social studies practices and engage in new thinking about social studies instruction. Learn about the instructional shifts identified in CT Elementary and Secondary Social Studies Framework, C3 Framework, CT Core Standards, and Smarter Balanced Assessments. Identify professional learning needs/opportunities for colleagues in the social studies field.

Curriculum options: Wildlife sampling, watershed, biodiversity, climate change; intro to robotics, heredity and adaptation, feeding the hungry, waste water treatment, erosion and deposition, ecosystem, igloos, clean energy, forensics. Date: Sept. 26, 2017

Time: 9 a.m.–3 p.m.

Course #: 1725300052

Register by: 9/19/17

Register: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/14875

For more information about the Social Studies Council, please contact Scott Nierendorf at snierendorf@eastconn.org.

g Grades 6-12

Date: Sept. 28, 2017

Curriculum options: Waste water treatment. *Location: Killingly Wastewater Treatment Plant, Danielson

Audience: Elementary, Social Studies Teachers

Date: Sept. 28, 2017

Time: 9 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Course #: 1725300053

Register by: 9/21/17

Time: 1–4 p.m.

Location: EASTCONN Conference Center, Hampton Presenter: TBD

Fee: None

Course #: 1725300162

Register by: 9/27/17

Register: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/15052

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Regional P.D. 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.

Location: EASTCONN Conference Center, Hampton Audience: Art, Drama and Music Teachers Presenter: Sarah Mallory

Date: Sept. 27, 2017 Time: 3–4:30 p.m. Course #: 1725300149 Register by: 9/26/17 Register: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/15039 Date: Nov. 21, 2017 Time: 3–4:30 p.m. Course #: 1725300150 Register by: 11/20/17 Register: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/15040 Date: Feb. 7, 2018 Time: 3–4:30 p.m. Course #: 1725300151 Register by: 2/6/18 Register: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/15041 Date: Apr. 25, 2018 Time: 3–4:30 p.m. Course #: 1725300152 Register by: 4/24/18 Register: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/15042

Fee: None

Using Stories to Explore Creativity in the Elementary Music Classroom Every music teacher knows the power of a good story. They engage students, promote literacy and can be a jumping off point for students to explore their own creativity. This workshop will immerse participants in stories and how to use them to encourage musical creativity. We will look at a variety of books for the elementary grade levels and experience different musical activities that incorporate musical skills and creativity.

Yoga and Mindfulness in The Classroom: Tools to Improve Self-Regulation, Learning and Classroom Climate

Participants are asked to bring a storybook to share and a laptop/ tablet. We will choose 4-5 books to focus on in the afternoon session. We will be building and presenting musical activities for each of the focus books. As a result of taking part in this workshop, participants will: • Explore strategies to expand creativity through stories. • Connect with other music educators in the region. • Contribute to a regional collection of activities for elementary music educators. Date: Nov 7, 2017

Yoga 4 Classrooms is easy for teachers, students, parents and therapists to use, and helps to create a more harmonious, learning-friendly school day. Absolutely no yoga experience is required. Date: Nov 7, 2017

Location: EASTCONN Administrative Offices, Hampton

Time: 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

Audience: All Teachers, Health Educators, Occupational Therapists, Physical Education Teachers, Physical Therapists, Related Service Providers, School Wellness Team Members, Speech and Language Pathologists

Location: UCONN School of Fine Arts Audience: Department Heads, Music Teachers, Teacher Leaders, PreK, Kindergarten and Elementary Teachers Presenters: Kathy Adams, Cara Bernard, Joe Abramo Fee: $45 Course #: 1725300023

Time: 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

Register by: 10/31/17

Presenter: Emily Rosen

Fee: $119

Course #: 1725300064

Register by: 10/24/17

Register: http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/14888

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Hosted By:

Personalized Learning:

Register Now!

FUTURE OR FAD? A Full Day Think-Shop!

This conference is designed to challenge participants in their understanding of personalized learning, and to create opportunities for conversation to learn about and critique if (or how) personalized learning fits their district’s vision and mission. Participants should bring their ideas and questions to join important conversations.

Wednesday November 1, 2017 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Southern Connecticut State University New Haven, CT Audience: Superintendents, Asst. Superintendents, Building Leaders and Teachers. Cost: $125 per person or $500 for district teams of 5 people Register: www.aces.org/ct-resc-2017 Information: Scott Nierendorf snierendorf@eastconn.org 860-455-1569

Keynote Speakers:

Benjamin Riley Founder and Executive Director of Deans for Impact

Will Richardson International author, educator and speaker

Breakout Session Topics Will Include:

• Getting Started with Personalized Learning • Challenges and Opportunities • Advancing Your District’s Personalized Learning Initiative • Community Building - Social-emotional Connections • Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment • Voice and Choice: Student and Teacher Agency • Engaged Learning for ALL Learners • Technology and Data • Grades and Personalized Learning

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Best Practices In Supporting Special Populations: Breaking Down Barriers To Learning October 10, 2017, 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. EASTCONN Conference Center, Hampton, CT EASTCONN Psychological & Behavioral Consultation Services will host our first full-day conference on supporting students with special needs! With more than a dozen sessions across the day, speakers will present on topics including: trauma-informed supports, strategies for maximizing academic engagement, overcoming challenges when implementing interventions, critical features of effective behavior support plans, supporting students with ASD in inclusion settings, special topics in neuropsychology, and many more!

AGENDA:

Keynote Speaker: Melissa Collier-Meek, Ph.D., BCBA, Assistant Professor, UMASS-Boston, Department of Counseling & School Psychology STRANDS Choose sessions within or across strands throughout the day! 8:30–9:00

TIME 9:10–10:30

10:40–12:00

Supporting Students Across Tiers: Current Topics Impacting Schools

Improving Student Behavior: Expanding Your Toolbox of Strategies

Instruction & Intervention for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders

“The Intervention Isn’t Working!”: Assessing Implementation to Guide Next Steps

Increasing Engagement: Keeping Students On-Task and Out of Trouble

Helping Students Get Unstuck: Improving Cognitive Flexibility in High Functioning Students with ASD

Breaking Down Barriers to Implementing BIPs: A Roadmap to Success

Create a Ripple Effect: How Group Rewards Can Target Individual Students and Change Your Classroom Climate

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words: Using a Variety of Visual Supports for Students with ASD

LUNCH

12:00-12:30 12:40–2:00

2:10–3:30

Neuropsychology of Dyslexia

Trauma Informed Practices: Keys to Fostering Safe and Supportive School Environments

Beyond the Small Group: Maximizing the Impact of Social Skills Instruction

Reframing the Top of the Triangle: Supporting Students in Alternative Settings

How to Make Rewards Actually Rewarding: Improving the Effectiveness of Reinforcement

Getting Started with Discrete Trial Instruction

Neuropsychology of Dyslexia: Evidence-Based Assessment & Intervention

Presented by: Ashley Boyle, MA; Chris Barclay, PhD; Erin Crosby, MA, BCBA; Jacquelyn DuBois, PhD; Erin Dunn, PhD; Rose Jaffery, PhD, BCBA-D; Melinda Judson, B.S. Ed.; Jessica Miglio, M.S. Ed., BCBA; Ravit Stein, PhD, BCBA-D; Eva Troyb, PhD COURSE ID: 1725300065

REGISTER BY: 10/3/17

COST: $139 Special discounted rate of $119.00 for district teams of 4 or more. Please contact Paula Hanlon phanlon@eastconn.org, 860-455-1589 to register a team. Continental breakfast and lunch are included. 376 Hartford Turnpike • Hampton, CT • eastconn.org

REGISTER http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/14890

AUDIENCE: BCBAs, Behavior Support Personnel, Literacy Coaches Math Coaches, School Counselors, School Psychologists Social Workers, Special Education Directors, Special Educators 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

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