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EASTCONN Divisions EASTCONN’s programs, products and services are organized under six main headings: 1. Adult Services

• Adult Basic Education & High School Completion........ page 2-3 • Community Programs...................... page 3-4 • Employment & Training Programs................... page 4-5 • English Language Learner Services........................................ page 5 • Parent & Family Programs...................................... page 5

4. Organizational Support Services

• Early Childhood Consultation ......... page 6-7 • Early Childhood Materials & Products................... page 7 • Early Childhood Programs & Direct Services......................... page 8

• Administrative Support..................... page 19 • Communications Services................. page 19-20 • Conference & Event Management................................ page 20 • Cooperative Purchasing.................... page 20 • Employer & Business Services....................................... page 20-21 • Facilities & Information Technology (IT) Services.............. page 21-22 • Human Resources Management............................... page 22 • Personnel & Staffing Solutions.................... page 22 • Program Design & Development........................... page 23 • Transportation Services..................... page 23

3. K-12 Student Services

5. Teaching & Learning Services

2. Early Childhood Initiatives

• Assistive Technology......................... page 9-10 • Interdistrict School-Year Programs...................................... page 10-13 • Magnet Schools & Other Options for Students...................................... page 13-14 • Professional Development & Support for Special Education Professionals ... page 14 • Programs for Students with Developmental Disabilities.................................. page 14 • School-to-Career............................... page 15 • Schools for Non-Traditional Learners....................................... page 15 • Schools for Students with Behavioral Challenges.................. page 16 • Services for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders & Other Developmental Disabilities.................................. page 16 • Summer, Vacation, After-School Programs................. page 17 • Other Student Services...................... page 18

• Educational Leadership..................... page 24 • Professional Development & Coaching................................. page 24-28 • School Improvement......................... page 29-32

6. Technology Solutions

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Data Solutions Support & Training................................... page 33 Educational Technology Integration................................... page 34 Technology Planning & Development........................... page 34-35 Technology Products......................... page 35

Staff Directory..........................................page 36-37 EASTCONN Facility Locations................page 38 EASTCONN Administration....................page 39 Program Index..........................................page 40-41

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From the Executive Director

Hello! We encourage you to use this 2012-2013 EASTCONN Programs & Services Catalog as a starting point. Then, we hope you’ll contact us, so we can answer your questions and help you deliver the education services and programs you need.

Paula M. Colen, Executive Director

EASTCONN staff, whose expertise spans a broad variety of specialties in both education and other, related fields, would welcome the chance to assist you. Their enthusiastic know-how can help you meet your greatest professional challenges with innovative ideas and customized, cost-effective solutions.

You can also search EASTCONN’s Web site at www.eastconn.org, where you’ll find programs and services descriptions and a list of EASTCONN staff. It all starts with a conversation.

Paula M. Colen Executive Director 860-455-1565 pcolen@eastconn.org EASTCONN, a public, non-profit agency, has been serving the education needs of northeastern Connecticut’s schools and communities since 1980.

MISSION: EASTCONN will initiate, support and facilitate partnerships, collaborations and regional solutions that are responsive to the needs of all learners through exemplary programs, products and services.

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Adult Services EASTCONN promotes and supports lifelong learning for parents, workers and citizens of northeastern Connecticut. Whether it’s high school completion, job training, or parenting support, our adult services are designed to develop interests, increase abilities and expand options. The descriptions of services that follow are only a sampling of the ways that we can help you address your adult programming needs. Contact any of our program staff, or call Rich Tariff, Director of Adult Services, at 860-455-1562, to begin the conversation.

Adult Education & High School Completion

prior to July 1, 2011 may also be eligible to enroll in adult education. Phyllis Bonneau......................... 860-455-1593 Braulio Santiago........................ 860-455-1601

Adult Services

g American Citizenship Preparation These classes prepare adults to pass the American Citizenship Test, with a special emphasis on questions used by the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS). Phyllis Bonneau......................... 860-455-1593 Braulio Santiago........................ 860-455-1601 g Education Refresher Offered at CTWorks East (Danielson, New London, Norwich and Willimantic), the Education Refresher is a short-term program that helps prepare adults to enter the job market or to meet entry requirements for training programs and post-secondary education opportunities. Each student is assessed and receives an individualized plan of study, as well as appropriate referrals to free-of-charge adult education classes. Suzanne Cimochowski............... 860-455-1596 g English-as-a-Second-Language

Family Literacy

EASTCONN Adult Services partners with Head Start to provide Family Literacy classes to eligible Windham families. Families in need of English-as-aSecond-Language (ESL) classes are targeted for this program. Braulio Santiago........................ 860-455-1601 g High School Completion Adult Education offers three alternatives to complete a high school education. Our counselors can help you determine which program is the best option for you. Choose from among the GED, the Credit Diploma and the National External Diploma. As of July 1, 2011, to enroll in adult education, an individual must be 17 years of age or older. Individuals who are 16 years of age and withdrew from school with parent consent page 2

g JFES (Jobs First Employment Services)

Intensive Customer Service Training

This intensive program prepares JFES ( Jobs First Employment Services) participants with intensive training in employability and customer service skills, as well as GED preparation. Suzanne Cimochowski............... 860-455-1596 g Life Skills & Basic Skills Instruction Intended for students who are at least 17, who are no longer enrolled in high school, and who lack a high school diploma, this free skills-enhancement program will help students improve their math, reading and writing skills. The program offers a free evaluation, individual counseling to create a customized learning plan and convenient day/evening classes. The ultimate goal is to help students obtain a high school diploma and choose a vocation. Phyllis Bonneau......................... 860-455-1593 Braulio Santiago........................ 860-455-1601 www.eastconn.org


Adult Services g Non-Traditional Learner Program EASTCONN provides United Services clients with classes to improve their English-as-a-Second Language (ESL) skills and to prepare them for the GED exam. Residents also develop problem-solving, decision-making and other critical-thinking skills. Braulio Santiago........................ 860-455-1601 g Out-of-School Youth: Get with the B.E.A.T. Get with the B.E.A.T. (Better Education Always Triumphs) is a program for out-of-school youth, ages 17-21, that provides opportunities for completing high school, obtaining post-secondary education and/or securing job training. Suzanne Cimochowski............... 860-455-1596

as adult students who are in need of tutoring services, are encouraged to apply. Suzanne Cimochowski............... 860-455-1596 g Workplace Education & Training Local businesses and non-profit agencies can customize a costeffective package of literacy and English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) training components that meet their workforce development needs. Training can be provided in the workplace or at a convenient EASTCONN adult education site. Rich Tariff................................. 860-455-1562 Suzanne Cimochowski............... 860-455-1596

Community Programs

g Capitol Theater Arts Academy (CTAA) Created for northeastern Connecticut residents of all ages and taught by some of Connecticut’s finest arts professionals, CTAA classes explore disciplines like dance, theater, cartooning, creative writing, and individual music lessons. Classes are offered in fall and spring sessions at the beautiful, Art Deco-era Capitol Theater, which houses CTAA in busy downtown Willimantic. CTAA also offers a summer theater program for children entering grades 4-12. Rachel Roccoberton Griffin.......860-465-5636 g Regional Management of Mandated Adult

Education Programs

We manage all aspects of your mandated adult education programs, including grant submission, fiscal management, participant recruitment, assessment services, instructional services, post-program assessment and reporting. Regional cost-sharing has expanded the number of adult education offerings that are available. Rich Tariff................................. 860-455-1562 g Transitions to Post-Secondary Education This program helps guide students who will be completing one of EASTCONN’s high school equivalency programs (the GED Diploma, the Adult Credit High School Diploma or the External Diploma), as they transition into a variety of post-secondary education and training programs. Phyllis Bonneau......................... 860-455-1593 g Volunteer Literacy Tutoring Program Volunteer tutors work with adult learners on basic reading, writing, math or English-as-a-Second-Language skills. Tutoring, provided free of charge, can be on a one-to-one basis or in a classroom setting. Tutoring is offered at multiple sites in EASTCONN-region towns. Adults interested in volunteering, as well www.eastconn.org

g Community Education Non-credit, recreational, personal improvement and career advancement courses are offered at nearby community sites for northeastern Connecticut residents of all ages. A new selection of reasonably priced courses is offered year-round, including a creative summer program for youngsters, ages 6-17, that combines academics and fun. Joan Trivella............................. 860-455-1618 page 3


Adult Services g Driver Education Taught by state-certified driver-education professionals, these classes prepare teens and adults, through in-class instruction and behind-the-wheel training, to obtain their Connecticut state driver’s licenses. EASTCONN’s driving schools are in two convenient locations: Willimantic and Danielson. Lynn Galovich........................... 860-428-7455 Frank Salce................................ 860-228-6751

g EASTCONN Adventure Program for Adults EASTCONN Adventure custom-designs experientially based programs for team-building, leadership training and professional development. The activities, adapted for participants of all ages and fitness levels, are designed to explore both positive communication and collaboration skills, and identify new strategies for building effective teams. EASTCONN offers both indoor and outdoor Adventure options, all specifically designed to create a safe environment for learning. Francine Piela........................... 860-455-1545

g EASTCONN Trail Blazers This 15-week summer program, funded by the Eastern Connecticut Workforce Investment Board (EWIB), provides on-the-job experience for qualified 18-to-25-year-olds from eastern Connecticut who are interested in improving their employability skills and learning more about the “green” and/or environmental fields. Suzanne Cimochowski............... 860-455-1596 Rich Tariff................................. 860-455-1562

g Education Refresher Offered at CTWorks East (Danielson, New London, Norwich and Willimantic), the Education Refresher is a short-term program that helps prepare adults to enter the job market or to meet entry requirements for training programs and post-secondary education opportunities. Each student is assessed and receives an individualized plan of study, as well as appropriate referrals to free-of-charge adult education classes. Suzanne Cimochowski............... 860-455-1596 g

Employment & Training Programs

JFES (Jobs First Employment Services) Case Management

EASTCONN Adult Services is responsible for the case management services for Temporary Family Assistance (TFA) clients at the Eastern Connecticut Workforce Investment Board’s four CTWorks locations. Suzanne Cimochowski............... 860-455-1596 g STEM Classes (Science, Technology, Engineering

and Math) for Adults

These classes are for adults who want to improve their job marketability in the high-tech employment field. Students with or without high school diplomas focus on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) in classes like: STEM Design Squad Workshops, Foundations of Algebra, and The Adult Learner’s page 4

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Adult Services Guide to College Success. Classes are designed to help prepare students for success as they enter the job market or college. Suzanne Cimochowski............... 860-455-1596 Braulio Santiago........................ 860-455-1601 g Transitions to Post-Secondary Education This program helps guide students who will be completing one of EASTCONN’s high school equivalency programs (the GED Diploma, the Adult Credit High School Diploma or the External Diploma), as they transition into a variety of post-secondary education and training programs. Phyllis Bonneau......................... 860-455-1593

g English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) Instruction Our Adult Education-certified instructors provide free instruction for non-English-speaking adults who are 17 years of age and older. Beginner-to-intermediate-level classes are available. Daytime and evening classes are offered at convenient locations throughout northeastern Connecticut. Suzanne Cimochowski............... 860-455-1596 Phyllis Bonneau......................... 860-455-1593 Braulio Santiago........................ 860-455-1601

g Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Adult

& Dislocated Worker Program at CTWorks

With a focus on getting participants back to work, this program provides employment assistance for low-income adults and laidoff workers. Assistance includes outreach, recruitment, intake and eligibility determination, case management, job-search assistance and follow-up, and retention services. Convenient locations in both Danielson and Willimantic. Suzanne Cimochowski............... 860-455-1596 Rich Tariff................................. 860-455-1562

English Language Learner Services g Education Refresher Offered at CTWorks East (Danielson, New London, Norwich and Willimantic), the Education Refresher is a short-term program that helps prepare adults to enter the job market or to meet entry requirements for training programs and post-secondary education opportunities. Each student is assessed and receives an individualized plan of study, as well as appropriate referrals to free-of-charge adult education classes. Suzanne Cimochowski............... 860-455-1596

Parent & Family Programs

g Early Childhood Parent Education/

Parenting Workshops

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English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) Family Literacy

Workshops on a range of topics are available to support parents in increasing their parenting skills, improving their knowledge of children’s growth and development and learning how to support learning. Early childhood specialists are available to provide regional or on-site training. Elizabeth Aschenbrenner............ 860-455-1518

EASTCONN Adult Services partners with Head Start to provide Family Literacy classes to eligible Windham families. Families in need of English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) classes are targeted for this program. Braulio Santiago........................ 860-455-1601

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Early Childhood Initiatives EASTCONN works with parents, communities and schools to ensure that all children enter school ready to succeed. EASTCONN can design and implement high-quality, early-childhood education programs and services. We can also assist with data collection, planning and policy development, facilitation and community engagement, workshops for parents and professionals, facilities consultation, and program design and evaluation. The descriptions of services that follow are only a sampling of the ways that we can help you address your early childhood needs. Contact any of our program staff, or call Elizabeth Aschenbrenner, Director of Early Childhood Initiatives, at 860-455-1518, to begin the conversation.

Early Childhood Initiatives

Early Childhood Consultation

g Child-Specific Consultation

& Assessment

Comprehensive evaluation and on-site observation are available to districts to assist teachers in selecting the most appropriate instructional or behavioral management strategies for individual children. We offer a full range of specialists, from those in early childhood to professionals across the entire spectrum of special needs, preK to grade 12. Elizabeth Aschenbrenner..............860-455-1518 Ron Morin..................................860-228-3240

g Early Childhood Council Facilitation EASTCONN staff with experience in community collaboration, early childhood policy and practice and comprehensive services, will work with your community to support the development and implementation of an Early Childhood Council. Elizabeth Aschenbrenner.......860-455-1518 g Early Childhood Program Monitoring

& Evaluation

Our early childhood specialists can help to create or improve early childhood programs, birth through grade 3. Consultation can include program and curriculum design, as well as facility and learning environment design and evaluation. Elizabeth Aschenbrenner..............860-455-1518 g Early Childhood Training,

g Connecticut Accreditation Facilitation

Consultation & Coaching

Early childhood specialists provide a range of professional development services customized to meet your program and district needs. Professional development related to curriculum, teaching and assessment is directly connected with state and national standards. On-site training and coaching is aimed at accomplishing program improvement goals that lead to increased child outcomes. Elizabeth Aschenbrenner..............860-455-1518

Project (AFP)

The Connecticut Accreditation Facilitation Project (AFP) is an established resource system of regional teams providing critical leadership and support for the achievement of quality standards and excellence in early childhood programs. AFP services include overviews of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Program Standards and Accreditation Performance Criteria; technical assistance with the process of accreditation; and individualized support for programs engaged in the self-study. Debra Stipe..................................860-455-1559 page 6

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Early Childhood Initiatives NEW Evaluation of Language & Literacy

Assessment Practices

EASTCONN staff will work with a school district to review its current practices in language and literacy assessments so that they align with those skills that are critical for reading on grade-level as well as with the Common Core State Standards in kindergarten through second grade. Elizabeth Aschenbrenner..............860-455-1518 g NAEYC Accreditation Consultation Information, consultation and training are available to preschool and kindergarten programs that want to pursue accreditation by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Debra Stipe.................................860-455-1559 NEW PreK-Grade 3 Alignment EASTCONN staff facilitate the review of components of aligned preK-grade 3 structures and components that address the alignment of standards, instruction and assessment, as well as family engagement and transitions, using a research-based tool with schools, districts and communities; staff will work with the local team to develop an improvement plan. Elizabeth Aschenbrenner..............860-455-1518

or improvement of comprehensive, quality programs and services for children and their families. Collaboration within and across communities and service providers is emphasized. Assistance with grant-writing is also available. Elizabeth Aschenbrenner........................... 860-455-1518

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Support for Dual-Language & English Language Learners

Training and on-site consultation is available to staff to support the language development of dual and English language learners in the early years and grades. Elizabeth Aschenbrenner........................... 860-455-1518 g Teaming & Conflict Resolution EASTCONN can provide training, coaching and support to groups that must function as high-performance work teams. Learning how to manage conflict resolution is a critical part of effective team performance. Provide your teams with the skills they need to achieve their outcomes. Lisa Taylor................................................ 860-455-1563 g

Transition Planning — Birth-to-Three & Preschool-to-Kindergarten

Early childhood specialists offer consultation to communities and schools regarding best practices for transitioning children into kindergarten. By facilitating a broad-based group, we can assist communities and schools in developing comprehensive transition plans that support successful, positive experiences for children and families. Elizabeth Aschenbrenner........................... 860-455-1518

g Preschool Curriculum Assessment

& Learning

Training and consultation are available to your staff on curriculum and assessment (with an emphasis on linking teaching to curriculum and assessment) and aligning the preschool curriculum with that of the primary grades, including the Common Core State Standards. Training on the Connecticut Preschool Curriculum and Assessment Frameworks is also available. Elizabeth Aschenbrenner........................... 860-455-1518 g

Strategic Data-Driven Planning for Early Childhood Programs & Services

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Early Childhood Materials & Products

g Connecticut Preschool Assessment Framework

(CTPAF) Web-Based Software

This reasonably priced, Web-based application is available for teachers and program directors who use the Connecticut Preschool Assessment Framework. Teacher-friendly and secure, this database eliminates the need for handwritten reports and allows teachers and administrators to view individual, classroom and program results. Elizabeth Aschenbrenner........................... 860-455-1518 page 7


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Early Childhood Programs & Direct Services

g Birth-to-Three Program Early intervention services are provided in the home for young children, birth to age 3, who have been identified with disabilities, and their families; services include parenting support and collaboration with early-intervention providers. Maribeth Stearns...................................... 860-455-1557

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English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) Family Literacy

EASTCONN Adult Services partners with Head Start to provide Family Literacy classes to eligible Windham families. Families in need of English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) classes are targeted for this program. Braulio Santiago....................................... 860-455-1601 g Head Start EASTCONN administers Head Start, a comprehensive, federally funded program for income-eligible preschool-age children and their families in Windham and Tolland counties. Centerbased programs are available in Killingly, Plainfield, Putnam, Stafford, Vernon and Windham. The home-visiting program, combined with a play group, is available for families in the Putnam, Killingly, Plainfield and Windham areas. Stafford and Windham Public Schools provide the Head Start programs in their respective regions. Benefits of Head Start include strong family involvement and support with health, dental, nutrition and mental health needs. Elizabeth Aschenbrenner........................... 860-455-1518

Early Childhood Parent Education/ Parenting Workshops

Workshops on a range of topics are available to support parents in increasing their parenting skills, improving their knowledge of children’s growth and development and learning how to support learning. Early childhood specialists are available to provide regional or on-site training. Elizabeth Aschenbrenner........................... 860-455-1518 g Early Head Start EASTCONN administers the Early Head Start program in Windham County. This program serves income-eligible pregnant women and children, birth to age 3, and their families, in a home-visiting and center-based program. EASTCONN offers Early Head Start in northeastern Connecticut, while Windham Public Schools provides the program for the greater Windham area. Stafford Public Schools offers a home-based program in the Stafford area. Benefits of Early Head Start include strong family involvement and support with health, dental, nutrition and mental health needs. Elizabeth Aschenbrenner........................... 860-455-1518 Mary Jane Crotty (Windham).................. 860-465-2627 Shelley Michaud (Stafford)........................ 860-684-3181

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g Multidisciplinary Consultative, Assessment

& Support Services

Access our in-house team, which specializes in Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and other developmental disabilities to build internal capacity through training and support in an optimal, inclusive, educational environment. Let us complement your inhouse team and support your individualized programming for students in their home school. Ron Morin............................................... 860-228-3240 www.eastconn.org


K-12 Student Services EASTCONN works with local school districts to ensure that all the children in our region, from preschool through high school and beyond, have access to a rich variety of learning opportunities. From in-district support services to regional schools, EASTCONN is a valuable, additional resource for students, parents and educators. The descriptions of services that follow are only a sampling of the ways that we can help you address your students’ needs. Contact any of our program staff, or call Thomas Cronin, Director of Education Services, at 860-455-1512, to begin the conversation.

g Assistive Technology Demonstration

g Assistive Technology Consortium The Consortium is the result of continued collaboration efforts between EASTCONN and the Connecticut Tech Act Project. Consortium membership provides districts with customized and flexible support and services to meet the needs of students and staff. Through the support of the Connecticut Tech Act, Consortium Members can access an expanded library of assistive technology tools for use in professional development, student assessment and trial use of devices within their school districts. Consortium membership includes priority scheduling of services and participation in four half-day and a full-day of Consortium trainings. Carol Magliocco...........................860-228-3483 Amy Norton.................................860-228-3486 g Assistive Technology Consultation EASTCONN’s Assistive Technology (AT) team works directly with staff and students in the classroom to support the effective use of AT, including Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC), to support student learning. Consultative services include maximizing the www.eastconn.org

Center and Lending Library

Housed at EASTCONN’s Columbia facility, the expanded Lending Library is supported through an award from the Connecticut Tech Act Project, as well as through the support of vendors, software developers and manufacturers. The Lending Library contains devices in the following major categories: Communication Devices, Tools for Computer Access, Technologies for Access to Print, Writing and Organizational Tools, Low-Vision Technologies, and Adapted Toys and Environmental Control Devices. Consortium member districts can try devices from the Lending Library, enabling staff to become familiar with new devices and use new tools on a trial basis with students in their customary learning environment. Carol Magliocco...........................860-228-3483 Amy Norton.................................860-228-3486 Alicia Dinda................................860-228-3240 g Assistive Technology Student Assessment EASTCONN’s Assistive Technology (AT) specialists are available to assess your students’ needs and identify potential AT and Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) solutions, from low- to high-tech, to provide students with access, support their progress in the general curriculum and enhance their independence in achieving learning outcomes. Assessment is on-site and includes review of the EASTCONN Student Information Guide, review of relevant education records, consultation with the student’s educational team, trial use of potential AT solutions and a final assessment report. Carol Magliocco...........................860-228-3483 Amy Norton.................................860-228-3486 page 9

K-12 Student Services

Assistive Technology

use of a district’s existing AT resources and identifying new and emerging resources to complement a district’s curriculum and students’ educational programs. Carol Magliocco...........................860-228-3483 Amy Norton.................................860-228-3486


K-12 Student Services g Assistive Technology Training Assistive Technology (AT) and Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) solutions are constantly changing as the world of online applications, portable electronics and wireless access continue to make devices more commonly used and affordable. Staying current has become increasingly difficult. EASTCONN’s AT specialists have established partnerships with a number of AT manufacturers and distributors to ensure that the most up-to-date information can be shared. Districts can participate in an EASTCONN workshop or arrange for a customized AT training to meet the needs of district staff. Carol Magliocco...........................860-228-3483 Amy Norton.................................860-228-3486 g

Augmentative and Alternative Communication Services

EASTCONN’s Assistive Technology (AT) team can provide a range of services for students with communication needs. Services include evaluation of appropriate communication solutions from low- to high-tech; assistance with documentation for funding; training regarding implementation of communication technology, including device programming; and use and integration into the educational program. Through the Lending Library, established and expanded through an award from the Connecticut Tech Act, and relationships with leading vendors, EASTCONN’s assistive technology team can try out various communication devices with students to determine the device that best matches the student’s needs. Carol Magliocco...........................860-228-3483 Amy Norton.................................860-228-3486 Alicia Dinda................................860-228-3240

g Wheelchair & Adaptive Equipment Consultation EASTCONN’s certified Assistive Technology Professionals (ATPs) are available to consult with school district teams regarding students’ positioning and mobility needs. Services include assistance with evaluation, design and acquisition of equipment, such as customized power and manual wheelchairs, and positioning and mobility devices. EASTCONN’s ATPs are also available for trainings and follow-up consultation. Carol Magliocco...........................860-228-3483

Interdistrict School-Year Programs

g Arts in the Afternoon Students in grades 4-8 will work in diverse teams during school, after school and over the summer. Students participate in EASTCONN Adventure activities to promote self-esteem, build confidence and to increase group problem-solving abilities, in addition to building their visual and performing arts skills by working with guest artists. Nancy Vitale................................860-455-1568

g Creating Community Builders Students in grade 5 integrate art, science and technology in the service of others through community projects. Interdistrict teams of students collaborate to plan, design, coordinate and present their finished products to community members. Through literature, 5th-graders explore the concept of character and the ways in which it defines and creates community. Cathy Smith-Carolan..................860-455-1556 Donna Drasch.............................860-455-1516 g Energy for the Future Students enrolled in Energy for the Future are engaged in a sustained investigation of evolving energy sources. Interdistrict teams explore energy myths, nuclear power technology/controversy, solar photovoltaics, wind turbines and other emerging technologies, while they design and construct their own alternapage 10

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K-12 Student Services tive energy models – such as solar ovens and cars that must meet certain performance criteria. Nancy Vitale................................860-455-1568 g Faces of Culture This Interdistrict Grant school-year program is designed for students from participating districts in grades 8-12. Viewed through the indigenous arts and crafts lenses of several different historical periods, this engaging, interdisciplinary study of culture culminates in student art projects and performances that are showcased at an annual arts symposium. Nancy Vitale................................860-455-1568

g Farming the Land and Sea Why do Connecticut farmers and fishermen grow and harvest the products they do? Students in grades 2 and 3 will learn about state agriculture and aquaculture. Students in 2nd grade will focus on foods that come from the land, with activities that allow them to explore the life cycles of plants, as well as balanced nutrition, while 3rd-graders will focus on adaptations that allow certain plants and animals to thrive in local aquatic environments. Mary Lou Smith..........................860-455-1555 g Forensics 101 Together, about 300 high school students explore not only the science of crime scene forensics, but also the many other areas of study that comprise forensic science. Students also explore a wide variety of careers that use forensic thinking to solve real-life problems. Kevin Segar.................................860-455-1549 g Growing Green Ideas Growing Green Ideas brings interdistrict teams of students in grades 9-12 together to focus on the differences and similarities across customs and community, while collaborating to explore food cycles, Connecticut farming, the food industry and healthy www.eastconn.org

eating. Diverse guests will include scientists, researchers, farmers, writers and nutritionists, who will conduct collaborative, hands– on workshops. Nancy Vitale................................860-455-1568 g Healthy Youth, Mind and Body “How do I stop a bully?” Students in grades 6 and 7, who participate in Healthy Youth, Mind and Body will explore this question and other concepts as they engage in a sustained exploration of health, physical and cyber-safety issues. Nancy Vitale................................860-455-1568 g Heroes and Heroines “Who is my hero?” Students in grade 3 explore this question and other universal concepts of character development and social responsibility through fiction and non-fiction as they engage in a sustained exploration of heroic figures, both past and present. Nancy Vitale................................860-455-1568

g Imagination Connection Using literacy and creative writing as a foundation for multicultural understanding, 300 second-graders from five schools read multicultural stories, folktales and poems and create a collaborative folktale or a collection of poetry. Students exchange pen-pal letters with their interdistrict peers, participate in EASTCONN Adventure team-building and illustrate their poems and folktales. This grant includes a bilingual class. The program culminates with a celebration of books and Adventure activities. Lisa Taylor..................................860-455-1563 g Interdistrict Program Design & Management Every two years, EASTCONN collaborates with area school districts to respond to CSDE-funded Interdistrict Grant opportunities designed to boost students’ academic skills and increase their understanding and experience of diversity. If selected for funding, programs are limited to districts that have signed on to participate in that funding cycle. Contact us for more information about currently funded programs or new grant opportunities. Nancy Vitale................................860-455-1568 page 11


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Learning Lands: Stewardship & Conservation in Northeastern CT

Students in grades 5-8 from four school districts meet several times over the course of the school year to explore the concept of diversity through the study of our natural environments, conservation and biodiversity. Students focus on investigating flora and fauna, as well as vernal pools and the value of biodiversity on Joshua Trust properties in northeastern Connecticut. Joshua’s Trust properties provide a natural classroom where students can conduct scientific research in a living laboratory. Students participate in workshops to learn about regional ecosystems and habitats, biodiversity, invasive species and the ways in which human development is impacting local wetlands. Students conduct field research to identify vernal pools and to understand their value as amphibian breeding habitats. Use of global positioning systems is integral to mapping natural resources on Trust properties. Dan Mullins...............................860-455-1539 g Legacy Explorations Students in grades 5-8 meet throughout the year to participate in various activities relating to human rights, civil rights and diversity. Participants read different types of literature related to their own rights, contribute a piece of writing to a program anthology, attend speeches given by advocates of civil rights and civil liberties organizations, take part in numerous EASTCONN Adventure activities to enhance team-building skills, and visit a local history museum. Their overall focus is on acquiring a better understanding of rights and the importance of diversity. Nancy Vitale................................860-455-1568 g MAPPS: Matching Areas and People Project Third-graders experience a sense of place and belonging as they explore natural wildlife habitats and study the local history of development and its environmental impact; they also participate in orienteering and map-building activities. Cathy Smith-Carolan..................860-455-1556

g Minds in Motion Using real-life explorations and inquiry activities, students in grades 5-12 explore forces/motion, astronomy and optics/photonics. Throughout their hands-on team investigations, students study the big questions in science, including humanity’s relationship with the natural world. Nancy Magnani..........................860-455-1536 g Mosaic This experientially based leadership training program focuses on students’ team-building and community engagement skills as students in grades 6-12 grapple with real-world service learning projects. These projects meet the needs of other students, families, schools and communities. Students will work together with the Center for Community Engagement at Eastern Connecticut State University. Karen Neville..............................860-455-1542 g New Images: CT Youth Learn Together Students in grades 7-12 explore digital photography and creative writing as a way to share their own views of the world. Students focus on composition and theme by examining images at the Lyman Allyn Museum, the Florence Griswold Museum and the New Britain Museum of American Art, and then create visual expressions that reflect the world as they see it through their own eyes. Karen Neville..............................860-455-1542 g Our Changing Earth, Our Connected World Students in grades 5-7 engage in a sustained exploration of the geosciences as they explore the relevance and impact that geology has on their lives and on the world around them. Nancy Vitale................................860-455-1568 g Skills for Success Students in grades 9-12 participate in team-building activities to master both personal and interpersonal skills for the workplace and post-secondary educational settings. Career development workshops focus on career acquisition and retention skills, technical writing, reading and effective study and learning skills. Cyndi Wells..................................860-455-1572 g Successful Journeys Ninth-grade students will have an opportunity to meet several times during the school year to explore diversity and multiculturalism, and to focus on the importance of respecting other cultures and perspectives. A variety of carefully crafted field experiences will challenge students to collaborate with student-peers from other participating towns as they solve challenging experiential exercises. Success will require effective communication and leadership skills, trust and respect. Students develop positive friendships and team-building skills. Nancy Vitale................................860-455-1568

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K-12 Student Services g The 4th R: Robotics Students in grades 4-8 are introduced to the world of robotics through this engaging program. While working in diverse engineering teams, students use problem-solving and critical-thinking skills to help them understand the role of robotics in today’s manufacturing environment. This program culminates with the annual EASTCONN Robotics Challenge. During the Challenge, students showcase their understanding of robotics by solving a unique engineering/manufacturing challenge that requires computer programming, engineering design and Lego parts. Nancy Magnani..........................860-455-1536 g Water, Wildlife, People (WWP) Water, Wildlife & People focuses on ecosystems and man’s impact on water resources and wildlife habitats, as 4th-graders explore the concept of diversity through the study of natural environments — from local, aquatic, freshwater streams to the estuaries of eastern Long Island Sound. Mary Lou Smith..........................860-455-1555 g Waves of History For students in grades 9-12, Waves of History combines diversity awareness with activities based on the history of immigration and the many ways in which immigration affects our society. Participants will take part in reading and writing workshops, and attend a conference during which they will hear from speakers who have immigrated to the United States. Students will explore their own families’ immigration history and will be involved in a variety of other experiential activities that include EASTCONN Adventure team-building exercises. Nancy Vitale................................860-455-1568

g Educational & Vocational Center (EVC) The EASTCONN Educational and Vocational Center (EVC) addresses the special educational needs of students, grades K-12, with behavioral challenges. Conveniently located on Route 66 in Columbia, EVC merges best practice in academic and clinical programming to meet the needs of students with social, emotional and behavioral issues. The center offers an integrated, handson, day-treatment program with both on-site clinical support and a highly successful, comprehensive vocational program. Thomas Cronin............................860-455-1512 Denise Resonina..........................860-963-3328 Heather Cymbala.........................860-228-4317

Magnet Schools & Other Options for Students

g ACT Arts Magnet High School ACT (Arts at the Capitol Theater) is a full-day, comprehensive, arts magnet high school located in the Capitol Theater in downtown Willimantic. The curriculum is arts-integrated and standards-based with differentiated instruction to address individual learning needs. Students study with certified academic teachers and professional artists in this small, arts-focused learning community. Each grade is limited to approximately 35 students, making this an intimate, focused, artistic learning environment for about 140 students, grades 9-12. Thomas Cronin............................860-455-1512 Tracy Pelletier..............................860-465-5636

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g New Education Options EASTCONN collaborates with the Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE), public schools, higher education and community leaders to promote increased educational options for students and families. From needs assessment to conceptualization of design models, and from funding-source referrals to implementation, EASTCONN staff members are able to help create innovative choices for students. Maureen Crowley........................860-455-1513 page 13


K-12 Student Services g Quinebaug Middle College (QMC) This regional magnet high school offers an innovative educational experience to non-traditional learners who are capable students, but who are also disengaged from the more traditional high school environment. Located on the Quinebaug Valley Community College campus in Danielson, QMC provides students with the individual support they need to succeed, while they complete their high school education, attend college classes and earn college credits. Community service, internships and student engagement are essential educational components of this unique high school/college experience. Open to grades 10-12. Gino LoRicco...............................860-412-7400 Melissa Jacobs..............................860-412-7400

AT training to meet the needs of district staff. Carol Magliocco...........................860-228-3483 Amy Norton.................................860-228-3486 g Occupational Therapy Services Occupational therapists address student needs related to fine motor skills, visual perceptual motor skills, adaptive skills and sensory processing. They provide direct special education services, as well as consultation services, as part of the educational team in the school to which they are assigned. Carol Magliocco...........................860-228-3483 g Physical Therapy Services Physical therapists support the gross motor, sensorimotor and mobility needs of individual students and systems. Specific student services include screening, evaluation, development and implementation of Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) and 504 plans, adaptive equipment services and wheelchair evaluations. Consultation and training services focus on motor development, positioning and handling, and body mechanics. Carol Magliocco...........................860-228-3483 g School Nurse & Health-Related

g Virtual High School Access more than 160 full-semester, online, high school and some middle school courses through a statewide consortium program. Courses are available in all content areas, including a selection of Advanced Placement (AP) courses. Jim Huggins................................860-455-1525 Carol Klemyk...............................860-455-1569

Professional Development & Support for Special Education Professionals

g Assistive Technology Training Assistive Technology (AT) and Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) solutions are constantly changing as the world of online applications, portable electronics and wireless access continue to make devices more commonly used and affordable. Staying current has become increasingly difficult. EASTCONN’s AT specialists have established partnerships with a number of AT manufacturers and distributors to ensure that the most up-to-date information can be shared. Districts can participate in an EASTCONN workshop or arrange for a customized page 14

Consultative Services

EASTCONN is available to help with a broad range of training options for your nursing staff, your administrators and other educational personnel who require OSHA-mandated training. Take advantage of a wide variety of health-related trainings for nurses and other certified and non-certified staff, including quality-ofservice evaluations. Patricia Piatek.............................860-228-4317 g Teaming & Conflict Resolution EASTCONN can provide training, coaching and support to groups that must function as high-performance work teams. Learning how to manage conflict resolution is a critical part of effective team performance. Provide your teams with the skills they need to achieve their outcomes. Lisa Taylor..................................860-455-1563

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Programs for Students with Developmental Disabilities Autism Spectrum Disorders and Other Developmental Disabilities Program, Pre-K through 8

Located at EASTCONN’s Commerce Drive facility in Columbia, our program provides a highly structured, intensive and individualized classroom experience for children in grades preK-8 with autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disabilities. Students are supported by a multidisciplinary team, which includes a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), an www.eastconn.org


K-12 Student Services occupational therapist, a speech-language pathologist, a physical therapist and assistive technology specialists. Parental/guardian involvement is a key component of the program. Extended school-year services are available. Individual student diagnostic evaluations and school-based consultation services are also provided. Ron Morin..................................860-228-3240

g Woodstock Academy: Cooperative Program This collaborative program between Woodstock Academy and EASTCONN provides services for high-school-age students (grades 9-12) with intellectual/developmental disabilities. EASTCONN special education personnel and Woodstock Academy educators work together with LEAs, individual students and their families to facilitate growth in identified educational areas and transition planning. Ron Morin..................................860-228-3240

Schools for Non-Traditional Learners g High School Completion Adult Education offers three alternatives to complete a high school education. Our counselors can help you determine which program is the best option for you. Choose from among the GED, the Credit Diploma and the National External Diploma. As of July 1, 2011, to enroll in adult education, an individual must be 17 years of age or older. Individuals who are 16 years of age and withdrew from school with parent consent prior to July 1, 2011 may also be eligible to enroll in adult education. Phyllis Bonneau...........................860-455-1593 Braulio Santiago..........................860-455-1601 g Northeast Regional Program This highly regarded K-12 program addresses the educational needs of non-traditional students with behavioral challenges. Located in Putnam, Northeast Regional Program merges best practice in academic and clinical programming to meet the needs of elementary, middle- and high school students who have social, emotional and behavioral issues. The program offers an integrated, hands-on, day-treatment program with both on-site clinical support and a highly successful, comprehensive vocational program. Lower and upper grades are taught in separate wings. Denise Resonina..........................860-963-3328 Thomas Cronin............................860-455-1512

g Young Adult Programming and Services Young adult students with developmental disabilities, ages 18-21, are provided with a continuum of transition services to address the activities of daily living, as well as developing community and vocational/work skills to prepare them for adult responsibilities. Ron Morin..................................860-228-3240

School-to-Career g Cool Directions This is a year-round, in-school, youth initiative for students, ages 14-21 (grades 9-12), who participate in team-building, portfolio development and employment activities. The program also offers a summer component with paid jobs. Cyndi Wells..................................860-455-1572 www.eastconn.org

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g Educational and Vocational Center (EVC) The EASTCONN Educational and Vocational Center (EVC) addresses the special educational needs of students, grades K-12, with behavioral challenges. Conveniently located on Route 66 in Columbia, EVC merges best practice in academic and clinical programming to meet the needs of students with social, emotional and behavioral issues. EVC offers an integrated, hands-on, day-treatment program with both on-site clinical support and a highly successful, comprehensive vocational program. Thomas Cronin............................860-455-1512 Denise Resonina..........................860-963-3328 Heather Cymbala.........................860-228-4317

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Services for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders Autism Spectrum Disorders & Other Developmental Disabilities Program, Pre-K through 8

Located at EASTCONN’s Commerce Drive facility in Columbia, our program provides a highly structured, intensive and individualized classroom experience for children in grades preK-8 with autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disabilities. Students are supported by a multidisciplinary team, which includes a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), an occupational therapist, a speech-language pathologist, a physical therapist and assistive technology specialists. Parental/guardian involvement is a key component of the program. Extended school-year services are available. Individual student diagnostic evaluations and school-based consultation services are also provided. Ron Morin..................................860-228-3240

g Interim Diagnostic Placement EASTCONN offers short-term, flexible placement for up to 45 days for students who need to be educated outside the publicschool setting while individual diagnostic and/or programmatic assessment is provided. Call for availability. Thomas Cronin............................860-455-1512 Ron Morin..................................860-228-3240 g Northeast Regional Program This highly regarded K-12 program addresses the educational needs of non-traditional students with behavioral challenges. Located in a new facility in Putnam, Northeast Regional Program merges best practice in academic and clinical programming to meet the needs of elementary, middle- and high school students who have social, emotional and behavioral issues. The program offers an integrated, hands-on, day-treatment program with both on-site clinical support and a highly successful, comprehensive vocational program. Lower and upper grades are taught in separate wings. Denise Resonina..........................860-963-3328 Thomas Cronin............................860-455-1512 page 16

g Interim Diagnostic Placement EASTCONN offers short-term, flexible placement for up to 45 days for students who need to be educated outside the publicschool setting while individual diagnostic and/or programmatic assessment is provided. Call for availability. Thomas Cronin............................860-455-1512 Ron Morin..................................860-228-3240 g Multidisciplinary Consultative, Assessment

& Support Services

Access our in-house team, which specializes in Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and other developmental disabilities to build www.eastconn.org


K-12 Student Services internal capacity through training and support in an optimal, inclusive educational environment. Let us complement your inhouse team and support your individualized programming for students in their home school. Ron Morin..................................860-228-3240 g Psychological/Behavioral Services Psychology support services are provided to schools in the area of comprehensive evaluation and consultation for low-incidence learners, behavioral consultation and training (SRBI, PBIS, FBA), and student-specific program consultation. Interim school psychology assignments are based on psychologist availability. Student-specific consultation, overall program assessment and staff training are key components of these services. EASTCONN is staffed with a licensed psychologist, Board Certified Behavioral Analyst, doctoral level school psychologist/behaviorist and school psychologists (CAGS). Ron Morin..................................860-228-3240 Carol Magliocco...........................860-228-3483

g EASTCONN Adventure Program for Students The EASTCONN Adventure Program can fast-track your student group into a cohesive and high-performing team. Plan a single or multi-day Adventure Program for your class, group, or team at your site or our facility in Hampton. Through our experiential activities, participants learn strategies to increase trust and develop communication, leadership and problem-solving skills. Francine Piela.............................860-455-1545

Summer, Vacation, After-School Programs

g Capitol Theater Arts Academy (CTAA) Created for northeastern Connecticut residents of all ages and taught by some of Connecticut’s finest arts professionals, CTAA classes explore disciplines like dance, theater, cartooning, creative writing, and individual music lessons. Classes are offered in fall and spring sessions at the beautiful, Art Deco-era Capitol Theater, which houses CTAA in busy downtown Willimantic. CTAA also offers a summer theater program for children entering grades 4-12. Rachel Roccoberton Griffin...........860-465-5636

g Northeast Regional Summer Program, Grades K-12 This comprehensive, individualized summer school program helps students maintain basic academic skills and build effective social skills through small-group activities and community-based experiences. For grades K-8, the program is facility-based, providing lively and engaging small-group activities and community-based experiences. For grades 9-12, the program is community-based with a vocational component, enabling students to build workrelated skills and earn a summer paycheck. Students may also earn high school credit. Denise Resonina..........................860-963-3328 Thomas Cronin............................860-455-1512 g Summer Musical Theater Program

g Cool Directions: Summer Component The summer component is a continuation of the year-round, in-school youth program, Cool Directions. Youth have the opportunity to participate in paid, project-based learning projects, as well as team-building, ropes-course activities, and/or work at individual sites. Cyndi Wells..................................860-455-1572 www.eastconn.org

at the Capitol Theater Arts Academy (CTAA)

Each summer, northeastern Connecticut students who will be entering grades 4-12 may perform onstage or work behind the scenes in this exciting, Broadway-style, musical theater experience through EASTCONN’s Capitol Theater Arts Academy (CTAA). This highly regarded summer program, which culminates in a fully staged show, takes place at the Capitol Theater, a state-of-the-art theatrical and teaching facility in bustling, downtown Willimantic. Rachel Roccoberton Griffin...........860-465-5636

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Other Student Services

g Child-Specific Consultation & Assessment Comprehensive evaluation and on-site observation are available to districts to assist teachers in selecting the most appropriate instructional or behavioral management strategies for individual children. We offer a full range of specialists, from those in early childhood to professionals across the entire spectrum of special needs, preK to grade 12. Elizabeth Aschenbrenner..............860-455-1518 Ron Morin..................................860-228-3240 g EASTCONN Adventure Program for Students The EASTCONN Adventure Program can fast-track your student group into a cohesive and high-performing team. Plan a single or multi-day Adventure Program for your class, group, or team at your site or our facility in Hampton. Through our experiential activities, participants learn strategies to increase trust and develop communication, leadership and problem-solving skills. Francine Piela.............................860-455-1545 g Multidisciplinary Consultative, Assessment

& Support Services

Access our in-house team, which specializes in Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and other developmental disabilities to build internal capacity through training and support in an optimal, inclusive educational environment. Let us complement your inhouse team and support your individualized programming for students in their home school. Ron Morin..................................860-228-3240

of comprehensive evaluation and consultation for low-incidence learners, behavioral consultation and training (SRBI, PBIS, FBA), and student-specific program consultation. Interim school psychology assignments are based on psychologist availability. Student-specific consultation, overall program assessment and staff training are key components of these services. EASTCONN is staffed with a licensed psychologist, Board Certified Behavioral Analyst, doctoral level school psychologist/behaviorist and school psychologists (CAGS). Ron Morin..................................860-228-3240 Carol Magliocco...........................860-228-3483 g Related Services Our staff members are available for assessment and treatment of student needs, as well as for staff development and training to support students and school systems, including Scientific Research-Based Interventions (SRBI) initiatives. Service delivery is designed with student and curricular needs combined, ranging from direct student therapy to collaboration and consultation. Full-time or part-time staffing assignments are accepted for ongoing involvement; student-specific evaluations are also available. Carol Magliocco...........................860-228-3483 g Speech & Language Services Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) and speech-language pathology assistants (SLPAs) are available for full or partial caseloads and/or for individual students (including diagnostic evaluations, consultation and treatment). Speech-language pathologists are integral to school-wide Scientific Research-Based Intervention (SRBI) initiatives, providing universal screening, progress monitoring and intervention services across the tiers. Carol Magliocco...........................860-228-3483

g Occupational Therapy Services Occupational therapists address student needs related to fine motor skills, visual perceptual motor skills, adaptive skills and sensory processing. They provide direct special education services, as well as consultation services, as part of the educational team in the school to which they are assigned. Carol Magliocco...........................860-228-3483 g Physical Therapy Services Physical therapists support the gross motor, sensorimotor and mobility needs of individual students and systems. Specific student services include screening, evaluation, development and implementation of Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) and 504 plans, adaptive equipment services and wheelchair evaluations. Consultation and training services focus on motor development, positioning and handling, and body mechanics. Carol Magliocco...........................860-228-3483 g Psychological/Behavioral Services Psychology support services are provided to schools in the area page 18

g Wheelchair & Adaptive Equipment Consultation EASTCONN’s certified Assistive Technology Professionals (ATPs) are available to consult with school district teams regarding students’ positioning and mobility needs. Services include assistance with evaluation, design and acquisition of equipment, such as customized power and manual wheelchairs, and positioning and mobility devices. EASTCONN’s ATPs are also available for trainings and follow-up consultation. Carol Magliocco...........................860-228-3483 www.eastconn.org


Organizational Support Services EASTCONN is committed to facilitating collaborative, regional approaches to school operations. From cooperative purchasing to regional staff recruitment, we work to find more cost-effective ways of using your resources.

Administrative Support g Cooperative Purchasing EASTCONN’s regional Cooperative offers its members the opportunity to purchase products from established providers. Contracts include quality products and services with competitive pricing and rebate incentives. Current contracts exist for custodial supplies, food service items, office supplies, copy paper, photocopier and printer units, service and supplies, and fuel oil. Members save their school districts time and money. Sandra Garcia .............................860-455-1584 John Baskowski............................860-455-1502 g Grants Development & Management Whether your grant is local, statewide or federal, EASTCONN can help you write and produce grants, facilitate the process with your staff and/or manage the fiscal and administrative sides of your program. We have more than 30 years of experience and demonstrated expertise in obtaining and managing significant grant dollars. Maureen Crowley........................860-455-1513 g Regional Management of Mandated

Adult Education Programs

We manage all aspects of your mandated adult education programs, including grant submission, fiscal management, participant recruitment, assessment services, instructional services, post-program assessment and reporting. Regional cost-sharing has expanded the number of adult education offerings that are available. Rich Tariff...................................860-455-1562

small projects to community-wide initiatives. Ongoing monitoring and evaluation support are also available. Jane Cook....................................860-455-1510 Jim Huggins................................860-455-1525

Communications Services

g Communications Training & Support Our in-house staff can help you increase positive media coverage or enhance your written, graphic, or digital communications, including newsletters, press releases, Web sites, online surveys and multi-media presentations. We can provide direct service, training, or on-site support and coaching. Dotty Budnick .............................860-455-1506 g Desktop Publishing Services We can design and deliver finished projects or provide on-site coaching to your administrative support staff. From newsletters to posters to presentations, we can improve your capacity to communicate with all your audiences through effective graphic design. Our staff have won state and national recognition for Web and publication design. Cindy Laurendeau.......................860-455-1530

g Technology Planning & Evaluation This service provides assistance for districts interested in creating or implementing a systemic and long-term technology plan that meets Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) requirements. Facilitation and support are available for all types of planning, from

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The descriptions of services that follow are only a sampling of the ways that we can help you address your early childhood needs. Contact any of our program staff, or call Paula M. Colen, Executive Director, at 860-455-1565, to begin the conversation.


Organizational Support Services g Media Consultation Services Let us help you increase your positive press. We have seasoned journalists on staff who can help you choose newsworthy topics, write successful press releases, and/or distribute your press releases to appropriate media outlets. We maintain a current list of education reporters and local and state media outlets. Our staff can edit and distribute releases for you, or teach you how to do it yourself. Teddie Sleight..............................860-455-1553 g Online Surveys and Data Analysis We offer customized design, hosting and data-analysis support for your online survey and data collection projects. Our familiarity with educational data and school improvement will help ensure that these projects yield the data that you need to answer your driving questions. Susan Mostowy............................860-455-1566 g Spanish Translation Services Improve your communications with Spanish-speakers of all ages by using our Spanish translator. Experienced and accurate, our translator will ensure that you are able to communicate clearly with your Latino audience/s whenever you need to share either day-to-day or critical information. Teddie Sleight .............................860-455-1553

Conference & Event Management

Cooperative Purchasing g Cooperative Purchasing EASTCONN’s regional Cooperative offers its members the opportunity to purchase products from established providers. Contracts include quality products and services with competitive pricing and rebate incentives. Current contracts exist for custodial supplies, food service items, office supplies, copy paper, photocopier and printer units, service and supplies, and fuel oil. Members save their school districts time and money. Sandra Garcia .............................860-455-1584 John Baskowski............................860-455-1502

Employer & Business Services g Conference & Meeting Support We can help you plan and manage your events at our facilities or alternate venues of your choice across Connecticut. From initial planning of your event to assisting with on-site logistical support, we offer comprehensive event management support, such as online and on-site registration, sourcing facilitators and presenters, materials production and mailing, registrant fee and event fiscal management, sourcing and supplying support materials, catering and vendor exhibit management. Jennifer Etheridge........................860-455-1558

g Conference & Meeting Support We can help you plan and manage your events at our facilities or alternate venues of your choice across Connecticut. From initial planning of your event to assisting with on-site logistical support, we offer comprehensive event management support, such as online and on-site registration, sourcing facilitators and presenters, materials production and mailing, registrant fee and event fiscal management, sourcing and supplying support materials, catering and vendor exhibit management. Jennifer Etheridge........................860-455-1558

g EASTCONN Adventure Program for Adults EASTCONN Adventure custom-designs experientially based programs for team-building, leadership training and professional development. The activities, adapted for participants of all ages and fitness levels, are designed to explore both positive communication and collaboration skills, and identify new strategies for building effective teams. EASTCONN offers both indoor and

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Organizational Support Services outdoor Adventure options, all specifically designed to create a safe environment for learning. Francine Piela.............................860-455-1545 g Eastern Connecticut Health Insurance Program As of July 1, 2012, this new health insurance collaborative allows its municipal and public school members to reduce costs for their employees’ health insurance. Subject to the executive board’s approval, public school districts and municipalities may apply for membership. John Baskowski............................860-455-1502

g Spanish Translation Services Improve your communications with Spanish-speakers of all ages by using our Spanish translator. Experienced and accurate, our translator will ensure that you are able to communicate clearly with your Latino audience/s whenever you need to share either day-to-day or critical information. Teddie Sleight..............................860-455-1553

g Asbestos Inspection & Management Our licensed Asbestos Inspector/Management Planner will help you stay in compliance with state and federal regulations related to asbestos-containing materials in schools, including inspections, three-year re-inspections, training and management-plan development. Michael Akana............................860-455-1543 g Desktop Support Services Our technical support team can help you with all your computer desktop needs, from set-up to preventive maintenance to diagnostics and repair. Services are delivered on-site. Susan Mostowy............................860-455-1566 Thomas Schenking........................860-455-1548 Michael Akana............................860-455-1543 g Facilities Audit Services EASTCONN supports school districts that do not have the on-staff expertise necessary to make determinations about longrange facilities needs, including maintenance and overall improvement planning. Call us to explore your options. Thomas Cronin............................860-455-1512 Michael Akana............................860-455-1543

g Workplace Education & Training Local businesses and non-profit agencies can customize a costeffective package of literacy and English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) training components that meet their workforce development needs. Training can be provided in the workplace or at a convenient EASTCONN adult education site. Rich Tariff...................................860-455-1562 Suzanne Cimochowski..................860-455-1596

Facilities & Information Technology (IT) Services

g Asbestos-Designated-Person Staffing Services We offer several options to meet your needs for a hazardousmaterials-designated staff person to ensure that you remain in compliance with all school-related and AHERA regulations. We can provide you with a trained person on a temporary or permanent basis, or you can contract with us to perform your six-month inspections. Michael Akana............................860-455-1543 www.eastconn.org

g Facilities Forum This regional council meets quarterly and focuses on sharing solutions to common issues for both facilities directors and those whose work involves the maintenance and management of school buildings. Forum members have an opportunity to discuss regulatory and fiscal challenges, while connecting with peers and sharing useful strategies and resources. Michael Akana............................860-455-1543

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Organizational Support Services g Hazardous Materials Support & Training for Schools Use us to survey your facilities, develop a chemical hygiene plan and train your staff in both asbestos awareness and hazardous materials communications to ensure compliance with state and federal mandates. All new maintenance and custodial staff are required to be trained with a two-hour asbestos awareness training class within 60 days from date of hire. Michael Akana............................860-455-1543 g IT (Information Technology) Staff Support Services We can provide you with trained IT staff on a temporary, full- or part-time basis, or you can contract with us for short-term projects. Call us to discuss your IT needs. Susan Mostowy............................860-455-1566 Thomas Schenking........................860-455-1548 Michael Akana............................860-455-1543

g Nursing Staff Support Services We can help you with all aspects of school nursing, from staffing and support with hiring details, to training and supervision. Steven Wapen..............................860-455-1554 g Personnel Recruitment Assistance We offer a range of strategies to help you recruit and hire educational personnel, including cooperative advertising and access to our Web-based employment system. Steven Wapen..............................860-455-1554

g Radon Measurement Service Provider Use the expertise of our nationally certified Radon Measurement Technician to test your school or day care facility for radon. We will determine whether your building(s) meets mandated State of Connecticut Department of Public Health codes. Michael Akana............................860-455-1543 g Technology Infrastructure Network Management Supplement your in-house staff with our technology infrastructure experts. We can help you with your infrastructure project, network support, product development or technology audits. Susan Mostowy............................860-455-1566 Thomas Schenking........................860-455-1548

Human Resources Management g CT REAP: Web-Based Employment System Reach across the global marketplace with Connecticut’s statewide, Web-based, employment system for recruiting teachers and other certified administrators. Steven Wapen..............................860-455-1554 g Fingerprinting Services EASTCONN offers fingerprinting services to Local Education Agencies and their applicants in compliance with Connecticut state law. Angela Frati................................860-455-1550 Janet Smith..................................860-455-1554

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Personnel & Staffing Solutions g Asbestos-Designated-Person Staffing Services We offer several options to meet your needs for a hazardousmaterials-designated staff person to ensure that you remain in compliance with all school-related and AHERA regulations. We can provide you with a trained person on a temporary or permanent basis, or you can contract with us to perform your six-month inspections. Michael Akana............................860-455-1543 g IT (Information Technology) Staff Support Services We can provide you with trained IT staff on a temporary, full- or part-time basis, or you can contract with us for short-term projects. Call us to discuss your IT needs. Susan Mostowy............................860-455-1566 Thomas Schenking........................860-455-1548 Michael Akana............................860-455-1543 g Shared Staffing Use EASTCONN to recruit, interview and hire qualified fulltime or part-time staff to fill district positions that include paraprofessionals with specialized training, as well as hard-to-fill certified and administrative support positions. Steven Wapen..............................860-455-1554 www.eastconn.org


Organizational Support Services Program Design & Development g Collaborative Initiatives Across Districts EASTCONN facilitates collaboration among school districts around a variety of topics like common curriculum development, staff development, grant-writing, and the design of programs and services for students. Regional collaborations maximize local dollars and expand program options. Maureen Crowley........................860-455-1513 g Grant Development Council This facilitated council promotes a collaborative culture and helps increase the potential for attracting increased resources to local and collective school districts. Led by a professional, proven grant-writer, members build grant-writing skills, share information, both online and at group meetings, and work together to identify and more effectively leverage funding sources for new programs and services. Maureen Crowley........................860-455-1513 g Interdistrict Program Design & Management Every two years, EASTCONN collaborates with area school districts to respond to CSDE-funded Interdistrict Grant opportunities designed to boost students’ academic skills and increase their understanding and experience of diversity. If selected for funding, programs are limited to districts that have signed on to participate in that funding cycle. Contact us for more information about currently funded programs or new grant opportunities. Nancy Vitale................................860-455-1522 g New Education Options EASTCONN collaborates with the Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE), public schools, higher education and community leaders to promote increased educational options for students and families. From needs assessment to conceptualization of design models, and from funding-source referrals to implementation, EASTCONN staff members are able to help create innovative choices for students. Maureen Crowley........................860-455-1513

needs assessments, developing new and improving existing service models, identifying funding sources, preparing grant proposals, developing action/implementation plans and facilitating the development process. Maureen Crowley........................860-455-1513 g

Strategic Data-Driven Planning for Early Childhood Programs & Services

EASTCONN can help communities or programs create longrange or short-term plans for the development, implementation, or improvement of comprehensive, quality programs and services for children and their families. Collaboration within and across communities and service providers is emphasized. Assistance with grant-writing is also available. Elizabeth Aschenbrenner..............860-455-1518

Transportation Services g Student Transportation Services With a fleet of 100-plus vehicles that include GPS tracking and cell phones, EASTCONN offers day-to-day mini-van transportation and “yellow bus� services for both regular and special education students traveling to destinations ranging from local areas to neighboring states. Drivers and aides are experienced carriers of both medically fragile students and students with behavioral challenges. Other services include employment and training transportation, consultation about current transportation vendor contract efficiency and transportation to special events. Frank Salce..................................860-228-6751

g Program Evaluation We can help you respond to local, regional, federal, private foundations and grantor questions about how your program design results in benefits to students; how it aligns with program goals; and its degree of effectiveness as compared to other strategies. Maureen Crowley........................860-455-1513 g Program Planning, Design & Development We can assist program, service and school representatives in designing and developing innovative educational and professional development programs, including designing and conducting www.eastconn.org

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Teaching & Learning Services EASTCONN works in partnership with educators across northeast Connecticut to continuously improve instruction with the goal of increased learning for all children. From standards-based curriculum design to data-driven school improvement, our specialists offer a broad range of expertise. The descriptions of services that follow are only a sampling of the ways that we can help you address your teaching and learning needs. Contact any of our program staff, or call Jim Huggins, Director of Teaching, Learning and Technology, at 860-455-1525, to begin the conversation.

Teaching & Learning Services

Educational Leadership g Connecticut Administrator Test (CAT) EASTCONN manages this administrator testing program for the Connecticut State Department of Education. Individuals applying for their Connecticut Administration Certification must take and pass the Connecticut Administrator Test (CAT), which is administered at convenient sites around the state. Nancy Jagaczewski.......................860-455-1527 Debbie Siegel...............................860-455-1551 g PreK-8 Principals’ Consortium A consortium of preK-8 principals meets on a regular basis to address the unique needs and challenges of preK-8 school leaders. Members will identify specific topics of interest, areas for collaboration and opportunities for resource-sharing. Debbie Siegel...............................860-455-1551 Amy Drowne...............................860-455-1591 g

Professional Development Workshops & Training

EASTCONN staff will work with you to customize professional development at the school district level. We are able to offer quality presentations at your site or one of ours. Our trained consultants can design an effective professional development plan that can include ongoing support and follow-up coaching. Jim Huggins................................860-455-1525 Amy Drowne...............................860-455-1591

g SRBI and School Climate: Preventing

& Addressing Barriers to Learning

Districts receive training and technical assistance in assessing and improving school climates that support student achievement through a focus on relevance and relationships, two essential aspects of teaching that engage students in learning. Lisa Taylor...................................860-455-1563 g SRBI Planning & Implementation Support Our staff can help you develop an effective plan for the implementation of your Scientific Research-Based Interventions (SRBI) framework. We can provide assistance with a needs assessment that will identify key areas for implementation. Our staff can also assist you with universal assessment and progress monitoring, as well as curriculum review and the identification of effective intervention strategies. Kelly Doubleday Bush..................860-455-1514 Amy Drowne...............................860-455-1591

Professional Development & Coaching

g Assessment Strategies Select and begin using methods that go beyond standardized testing to best support your goals for assessing student learning, monitoring student achievement and informing instruction. Our staff can assist in developing common formative assessments to support progress monitoring in Scientific Research-Based Interventions (SRBI). Helen Weingart............................860-455-1575 Kelly Doubleday Bush..................860-455-1514 g Assistive Technology Training Assistive Technology (AT) and Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) solutions are constantly changing as the world of online applications, portable electronics and wireless access continue to make devices

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Teaching & Learning Services more commonly used and affordable. Staying current has become increasingly difficult. EASTCONN’s AT specialists have established partnerships with a number of AT manufacturers and distributors to ensure that the most up-to-date information can be shared. Districts can participate in an EASTCONN workshop or arrange for a customized AT training to meet the needs of district staff. Carol Magliocco...........................860-228-3483 Amy Norton.................................860-228-3486 g Connecticut Accreditation Facilitation Project (AFP) The Connecticut Accreditation Facilitation Project (AFP) is an established resource system of regional teams providing critical leadership and support for the achievement of quality standards and excellence in early childhood programs. AFP services include overviews of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Program Standards and Accreditation Performance Criteria; technical assistance with the process of accreditation; and individualized support for programs engaged in the self-study. Debra Stipe.................................860-455-1559 g Curriculum Development & Design We can help you to research, design, and/or develop curriculum in any academic area, using a variety of strategies, including projectbased instruction, differentiated instruction and school-to-career organizers. Our staff are trained in using the new Connecticut Curriculum Development Guide, as well as the Common Core State Standards. We can assist you in the development of a quality, comprehensive curriculum aligned to Connecticut standards. Helen Weingart............................860-455-1575 Kelly Doubleday Bush..................860-455-1514 Amy Drowne...............................860-455-1591 g Data Analysis Support & Training EASTCONN staff can provide data analysis support and training to school districts. Whether it’s providing on-site coaching to administrators and data coaches in using technology to analyze data, or providing reports, EASTCONN’s experienced consultants can assist with all of your data analysis needs. Jim Huggins................................860-455-1525 g Data Coach & Data Facilitator

Professional Development

Effective implementation of district and school data teams requires effective and skilled data-team facilitation. EASTCONN staff are skilled in using a variety of strategies and techniques to support a data-driven dialogue that produces results. Kelly Doubleday Bush..................860-455-1514 Amy Drowne...............................860-455-1591 g Data Team Facilitation Certified by the Leadership and Learning Center, EASTCONN’s data team facilitators can provide on-site assistance in www.eastconn.org

the planning, development and implementation of district, school and instructional data teams. Our consultants are trained in all of the Connecticut Accountability for Learning Initiative (CALI) modules and can support your data team efforts. Kelly Doubleday Bush..................860-455-1514 Amy Drowne...............................860-455-1591 g EASTCONN Adventure Program for Adults EASTCONN Adventure custom-designs experientially based programs for team-building, leadership training and professional development. The activities, adapted for participants of all ages and fitness levels, are designed to explore both positive communication and collaboration skills, and identify new strategies for building effective teams. EASTCONN offers both indoor and outdoor Adventure options, all specifically designed to create a safe environment for learning. Francine Piela.............................860-455-1545

g EASTCONN Councils Council participants are able to meet peers in a collegial environment, where they can share ideas, discuss successful strategies, unravel common challenges, and explore the latest topical developments, all of which support their school-related needs. Guest speakers may share best practices and EASTCONN staff facilitate mini-workshops on topics of common interest to council members. The following EASTCONN Councils are open to all interested persons, free of charge: • Facilities Forum Michael Akana............................................. 860-455-1500 • Grant Development Council Maureen Crowley......................................... 860-455-1513

• Language Arts Council Donna Drasch.............................................. 860-455-1516 • Math Council Kelly Doubleday Bush................................... 860-455-1514

• PreK-8 Principals’ Consortium Debbie Siegel................................................ 860-455-1551 • Regional Staff Development Council Jim Huggins................................................. 860-455-1525 • Science Council Nancy Magnani........................................... 860-455-1536 • Technology Council Jane Cook..................................................... 860-455-1510 page 25


Teaching & Learning Services g Effective Instructional Strategies EASTCONN can provide training, coaching and consultation to help expand the repertoire of effective instructional strategies used by your classroom teachers. Our staff members are certified in the Effective Teaching module provided by the CSDE through the Connecticut Accountability for Learning Initiative (CALI), which promotes school improvement. Kelly Doubleday Bush..................860-455-1514 Amy Drowne...............................860-455-1591

identify and more effectively leverage funding sources for new programs and services. Maureen Crowley........................860-455-1513 g Hazardous Materials Support & Training for Schools Use us to survey your facilities, develop a chemical hygiene plan and train your staff in both asbestos awareness and hazardous materials communications to ensure compliance with state and federal mandates. All new maintenance and custodial staff are required to be trained with a two-hour asbestos awareness training class within 60 days from date of hire. Michael Akana............................860-455-1543 g Language Arts Council EASTCONN’s Language Arts Council provides a forum for area language arts teachers to come together around emerging trends and practices in language arts. Participants and guest speakers share best practices and EASTCONN staff provide mini-workshops on curriculum, assessment and instruction topics of interest. CSDE consultants also attend and share information on the latest developments. Donna Drasch.............................860-455-1516 Cathy Smith-Carolan..................860-455-1556

g English Language Learners (ELL)

Professional Development

Training and technical assistance are available to school districts with low-incidence English language learners, including ELL Consortium members receiving Title III funding. Services include policy development, program design and development, NCLB and CSDE testing requirements, identification, testing support and professional development. Elaine Rothenberg.......................860-455-1547 g English Language Learners (ELL) Title III Consortium This Consortium provides a forum for area ELL educators to come together around emerging trends and practices in ELL. 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. Elaine Rothenberg.......................860-455-1547 Carol Klemyk...............................860-455-1569 g Grant Development Council This facilitated council promotes a collaborative culture and helps increase the potential for attracting increased resources to local and collective school districts. Led by a professional, proven grant-writer, members build grant-writing skills, share information, both online and at group meetings, and work together to

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g Literacy Professional Development EASTCONN provides training and technical assistance to schools that seek to align their literacy curriculum with the newly adopted Common Core State Standards, strengthen their literacy program to best meet the needs of all learners, implement best practices, administer and analyze literacy assessments and use data to inform instruction. Kelly Doubleday Bush..................860-455-1514 Amy Drowne...............................860-455-1591 g Math Council 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. Connecticut State Department of Education consultants attend and share information on the latest developments at the Department. Kelly Doubleday Bush..................860-455-1514 g Professional Development Workshops & Training EASTCONN staff will work with you to customize professional development at the school district level. We are able to offer quality presentations at your site or one of ours. Our trained consultants can design an effective professional development plan that can include ongoing support and follow-up coaching. Jim Huggins................................860-455-1525 Amy Drowne...............................860-455-1591 www.eastconn.org


Teaching & Learning Services g Regional Staff Development Council The Regional Staff Development Council at EASTCONN brings district and school leaders together in a collegial forum to dialogue around current educational issues in Connecticut. Topics include curriculum, assessment, professional development, legislation and other relevant educational topics. Speakers from CSDE attend and share information on the latest developments at the Department. Jim Huggins................................860-455-1525 Carol Klemyk...............................860-455-1569

g Science Professional Development EASTCONN’s Science Cadre can provide you with a variety of science trainings and support, including curriculum alignment, instructional strategies, assessment and analysis of Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) results. Cadre members will customize their services to meet your district’s needs. Mary Lou Smith..........................860-455-1555 Nancy Magnani..........................860-455-1536

g School Nurse & Health-Related

Districts receive training and technical assistance in assessing and improving school climates that support student achievement through a focus on relevance and relationships, two essential aspects of teaching that engage students in learning. Lisa Taylor..................................860-455-1563

Consultative Services

EASTCONN is available to help with a broad range of training options for your nursing staff, your administrators and other educational personnel who require OSHA-mandated training. Take advantage of a wide variety of health-related trainings for nurses and other certified and non-certified staff, including quality-ofservice evaluations. Patricia Piatek.............................860-228-4317 g Science Council EASTCONN’s Science Council provides a forum for area science teachers to come together around emerging trends and practices in science. Practitioners share best practices and EASTCONN staff provide current information on curriculum, assessment and effective instruction. CSDE consultants share information on the latest developments. Mary Lou Smith..........................860-455-1555 Nancy Magnani..........................860-455-1536

g SRBI and School Climate: Preventing

& Addressing Barriers to Learning

g SRBI Planning and Implementation Support Our staff can help you develop an effective plan for the implementation of your Scientific Research-Based Interventions (SRBI) framework. We can provide assistance with a needs assessment that will identify key areas for implementation. Our staff can also assist you with universal assessment and progress monitoring, as well as curriculum review and the identification of effective intervention strategies. Kelly Doubleday Bush..................860-455-1514 Amy Drowne...............................860-455-1591 g SRBI: Social-Emotional-Behavioral

Barriers to Learning

As part of your School Climate Plan, EASTCONN can help you identify and implement strategies and interventions to address your students’ social, emotional and behavioral challenges in ways that allow you to improve student learning and that align with a Scientific Research-Based Interventions/Response to Interventions (SRBI/RtI) approach. Consultation, training and technical assistance are available. Lisa Taylor..................................860-455-1563 g Supporting Students’ Behavioral Success:

Team Training

Training and technical assistance are available to elementary, middle and high school teams in the prevention and early intervention of social, emotional and behavioral challenges that interfere with students’ success in school. Lisa Taylor..................................860-455-1563 g Teacher Education and Mentoring (TEAM) Program When you hired your new teachers, you made an investment in their potential. By providing mentoring and comprehensive induction, you can help novice teachers and students reach their potential. EASTCONN provides regional and in-district trainwww.eastconn.org

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Teaching & Learning Services ing and technical assistance to districts implementing Connecticut’s Teacher Education and Mentoring (TEAM) Program. TEAM is a state-wide program that provides support for beginning teachers and mentors. In addition to training and technical assistance for mentors, beginning teachers, administrators and TEAM Coordinating Committees members, our staff can assist your district in the development of a comprehensive induction system and provide coaching and resources tailored to meet your unique needs. Nancy Celentano..........................860-455-1507 Jim Huggins................................860-455-1525

g Teaching American History Curriculum & Support Access our free, nationally recognized and locally developed curricula for teaching American history. Created by a professional learning community of American-history teachers from across northeastern Connecticut, these vetted history lessons for grades 5-12 focus on the use of primary sources and local resources, including those found at local museums and historical sites. Customization and on-site curriculum integration support are available. Access the free lessons at www.eastconn.org/tah. Jim Huggins................................860-455-1525

g Teaming & Conflict Resolution EASTCONN can provide training, coaching and support to groups that must function as high-performance work teams. Learning how to manage conflict resolution is a critical part of effective team performance. Provide your teams with the skills they need to achieve their outcomes. Lisa Taylor..................................860-455-1563 g Technology Council EASTCONN’s Technology Council provides a forum for technology educators to come together around emerging trends and practices in technology. Practitioners share best practices and EASTCONN staff provide current information on emerging technology and the latest trends in educational technology. Educators hear the latest information from CSDE consultants, who attend meetings. Jane Cook....................................860-455-1510 g Technology Curriculum Integration Technology integration specialists work with educators to ensure that technology is integrated across the curriculum as a tool for teaching and learning. Our consultants can provide assistance with integrating 21st-century technology skills into your curriculum. Jim Huggins................................860-455-1525 g Technology Professional Development & Coaching Our highly qualified educational technology specialists, who have expertise in curriculum and technology, train and coach teachers, administrators and support staff to integrate technology tools into their educational settings. Four broad areas of training are available that are aligned with the Connecticut Teacher Technology Competencies: educational technology concepts and operations; creating learning experiences; productivity and professional practice; and social, legal, ethical and human issues. Trainings can be held at your school, using your equipment, or at an EASTCONN facility. Jim Huggins................................860-455-1525 g Web-Based Instructional Strategies As the Internet expands exponentially and students must learn how to effectively harness its power, new Web 2.0 tools provide a wealth of resources and opportunities for educators. Highly qualified EASTCONN educational technology specialists provide training and coaching in using the latest Web 2.0 technologies as tools for teaching, learning and communication. Jane Cook....................................860-455-1510 Jim Huggins................................860-455-1525

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Teaching & Learning Services School Improvement g Advanced Placement (AP)

Professional Development Program

Access our professional development and support to learn how you can increase not only the number of AP courses offered in your school or district, but also the number of students enrolled in AP courses, and their passing rates on AP exams. Helen Weingart............................860-455-1571 g Assessment Strategies Select and begin using methods that go beyond standardized testing to best support your goals for assessing student learning, monitoring student achievement and informing instruction. Our staff can assist in developing common formative assessments to support progress monitoring in Scientific Research-Based Interventions (SRBI). Helen Weingart............................860-455-1571 Kelly Doubleday Bush..................860-455-1514 g Collaborative Initiatives Across Districts EASTCONN facilitates collaboration among school districts around a variety of topics like common curriculum development, staff development, grant-writing, and the design of programs and services for students. Regional collaborations maximize local dollars and expand program options. Maureen Crowley........................860-455-1513

g Curriculum Development & Design We can help you to research, design, and/or develop curriculum in any academic area, using a variety of strategies, including projectbased instruction, differentiated instruction and school-to-career organizers. Our staff are trained in using the new Connecticut Curriculum Development Guide, as well as the Common Core State Standards. We can assist you in the development of a quality, comprehensive curriculum aligned to Connecticut standards. Helen Weingart............................860-455-1571 Kelly Doubleday Bush..................860-455-1514 Amy Drowne...............................860-455-1591 www.eastconn.org

g Data Analysis Support & Training EASTCONN staff can provide data analysis support and training to school districts. Whether it’s providing on-site coaching to administrators and data coaches in using technology to analyze data, or providing reports, EASTCONN’s experienced consultants can assist with all of your data analysis needs. Jim Huggins................................860-455-1525 g

Data Coach & Data Facilitator Professional Development

Effective implementation of district and school data teams requires effective and skilled data-team facilitation. EASTCONN staff are skilled in using a variety of strategies and techniques to support a data-driven dialogue that produces results. Kelly Doubleday Bush..................860-455-1514 Amy Drowne...............................860-455-1591 g Data Team Facilitation Certified by the Leadership and Learning Center, EASTCONN’s data team facilitators can provide on-site assistance in the planning, development and implementation of district, school and instructional data teams. Our consultants are trained in all of the Connecticut Accountability for Learning Initiative (CALI) modules and can support your data team efforts. Kelly Doubleday Bush..................860-455-1514 Amy Drowne...............................860-455-1591 g Database Development & Assessment Systems We will design or customize an electronic data management system to meet your unique needs within the budget that you have available. Our services include consultation with all stakeholders to ensure that the systems we develop are user-friendly and deliver the reports you require. Susan Mostowy............................860-455-1566 Jim Huggins................................860-455-1525 g District and School Improvement Planning Access our menu of planning services to develop a data-driven improvement plan. We can provide facilitation for your team in the analysis of multiple sources of district and school data and assist in identifying key areas for improvement. Your plan will include measurable goals, effective strategies and indicators of success. We will assist you in developing a monitoring plan to evaluate your progress. Jim Huggins................................860-455-1525 Amy Drowne...............................860-455-1591 g Early Childhood Program Monitoring & Evaluation Our early childhood specialists can help to create or improve early childhood programs, birth through grade 3. Consultation can include program and curriculum design, as well as facility and learning environment design and evaluation. Elizabeth Aschenbrenner..............860-455-1518 page 29


Teaching & Learning Services g EASTCONN Councils Council participants are able to meet peers in a collegial environment, where they can share ideas, discuss successful strategies, unravel common challenges, and explore the latest topical developments, all of which support their school-related needs. Guest speakers may share best practices and EASTCONN staff facilitate mini-workshops on topics of common interest to council members. The following EASTCONN Councils are open to all interested persons, free of charge: • Facilities Forum Michael Akana............................ 860-455-1543

• Grant Development Council Maureen Crowley........................ 860-455-1513

• Language Arts Council Donna Drasch............................. 860-455-1516 • Math Council Kelly Doubleday Bush.................. 860-455-1514 • PreK-8 Principals’ Consortium Debbie Siegel...............................860-455-1551 • Regional Staff Development Council Jim Huggins................................ 860-455-1525 • Science Council Nancy Magnani.......................... 860-455-1536 • Technology Council Jane Cook.................................... 860-455-1510

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. Elaine Rothenberg.......................860-455-1547 Carol Klemyk...............................860-455-1569 g Grant Development Council This facilitated council promotes a collaborative culture and helps increase the potential for attracting increased resources to local and collective school districts. Led by a professional, proven grant-writer, members build grant-writing skills, share information, both online and at group meetings, and work together to identify and more effectively leverage funding sources for new programs and services. Maureen Crowley........................860-455-1513 g Interdistrict Program Design & Management Every two years, EASTCONN collaborates with area school districts to respond to CSDE-funded Interdistrict Grant opportunities designed to boost students’ academic skills and increase their understanding and experience of diversity. If selected for funding, programs are limited to districts that have signed on to participate in that funding cycle. Contact us for more information about currently funded programs or new grant opportunities. Nancy Vitale................................860-455-1522

g Effective Instructional Strategies EASTCONN can provide training, coaching and consultation to help expand the repertoire of effective instructional strategies used by your classroom teachers. Our staff members are certified in the Effective Teaching module provided by the CSDE through the Connecticut Accountability for Learning Initiative (CALI), which promotes school improvement. Kelly Doubleday Bush..................860-455-1514 Amy Drowne...............................860-455-1591 g English Language Learners (ELL)

Professional Development

Training and technical assistance are available to school districts with low-incidence English language learners, including ELL Consortium members receiving Title III funding. Services include policy development, program design and development, NCLB and CSDE testing requirements, identification, testing support and professional development. Elaine Rothenberg.......................860-455-1547 g English Language Learners (ELL) Title III Consortium This Consortium provides a forum for area ELL educators to come together around emerging trends and practices in ELL. page 30

g Language Arts Council EASTCONN’s Language Arts Council provides a forum for area language arts teachers to come together around emerging trends and practices in language arts. Participants and guest speakers share best practices and EASTCONN staff provide mini-workshops on curriculum, assessment and instruction topics of interest. CSDE consultants also attend and share information on the latest developments at the Department. Donna Drasch.............................860-455-1516 Cathy Smith-Carolan..................860-455-1556

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Teaching & Learning Services g Literacy Professional Development EASTCONN provides training and technical assistance to schools that seek to align their literacy curriculum with the newly adopted Common Core State Standards, strengthen their literacy program to best meet the needs of all learners, implement best practices, administer and analyze literacy assessments and use data to inform instruction. Kelly Doubleday Bush..................860-455-1514 Amy Drowne...............................860-455-1591 g Math Council 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. Connecticut State Department of Education consultants attend and share information on the latest developments at the Department. Kelly Doubleday Bush..................860-455-1514 g NAEYC Accreditation Consultation Information, consultation and training are available to preschool and kindergarten programs that want to pursue accreditation by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Debra Stipe.................................860-455-1559 g Professional Development Workshops & Training EASTCONN staff will work with you to customize professional development at the school district level. We are able to offer quality presentations at your site or one of ours. Our trained consultants can design an effective professional development plan that can include ongoing support and follow-up coaching. Jim Huggins................................860-455-1525 Amy Drowne...............................860-455-1591

g Project Opening Doors Now in its fifth year, Project Opening Doors (POD) is a highly successful, statewide initiative that encourages minority, underserved and low-income high school students to enroll — and succeed — in more AP classes. Managed by EASTCONN, POD provides critical educational supports to ensure students’ success. Helen Weingart............................860-455-1571 g Regional Staff Development Council The Regional Staff Development Council at EASTCONN brings district and school leaders together in a collegial forum to dialogue around current educational issues in Connecticut. Topics include curriculum, assessment, professional development, legislation and other relevant educational topics. Speakers from CSDE attend and share information on the latest developments at the Department. Jim Huggins................................860-455-1525 Carol Klemyk...............................860-455-1569 g Science Council EASTCONN’s Science Council provides a forum for area science teachers to come together around emerging trends and practices in science. Practitioners share best practices and EASTCONN staff provide current information on curriculum, assessment and effective instruction. CSDE consultants attend and share information on the latest developments at the Department. Mary Lou Smith..........................860-455-1555 Nancy Magnani..........................860-455-1536 g Science Professional Development EASTCONN’s Science Cadre can provide you with a variety of science trainings and support, including curriculum alignment, instructional strategies, assessment, and analysis of Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) results. Cadre members will customize their services to meet your district’s needs. Mary Lou Smith..........................860-455-1555 Nancy Magnani..........................860-455-1536 g

SRBI and School Climate: Preventing & Addressing Barriers to Learning

Districts receive training and technical assistance in assessing and improving school climates that support student achievement through a focus on relevance and relationships, two essential aspects of teaching that engage students in learning. Lisa Taylor..................................860-455-1563 g SRBI Planning and Implementation Support Our staff can help you develop an effective plan for the implementation of your Scientific Research-Based Interventions (SRBI) framework. We can provide assistance with a needs assessment that will identify key areas for implementation. Our staff can also assist you with universal assessment and progress www.eastconn.org

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Teaching & Learning Services monitoring, as well as curriculum review and the identification of effective intervention strategies. Kelly Doubleday Bush..................860-455-1514 Amy Drowne..............................860-455-1591 g SRBI: Social-Emotional-Behavioral

Barriers to Learning

As part of your School Climate Plan, EASTCONN can help you identify and implement strategies and interventions to address your students’ social, emotional and behavioral challenges in ways that allow you to improve student learning and that align with a Scientific Research-Based Interventions/Response to Interventions (SRBI/RtI) approach. Consultation, training and technical assistance are available. Lisa Taylor..................................860-455-1563 g Strategic Data-Driven Planning

for Early Childhood Programs & Services

EASTCONN can help communities or programs create longrange or short-term plans for the development, implementation, or improvement of comprehensive, quality programs and services for children and their families. Collaboration within and across communities and service providers is emphasized. Assistance with grant-writing is also available. Elizabeth Aschenbrenner..............860-455-1518 g Supporting Students’ Behavioral Success:

Team Training

Training and technical assistance are available to elementary, middle and high school teams in the prevention and early intervention of social, emotional and behavioral challenges that interfere with students’ success in school. Lisa Taylor..................................860-455-1563 g Teaching American History Curriculum & Support Access our free, nationally recognized and locally developed curricula for teaching American history. Created by a professional learning community of American-history teachers from across northeastern Connecticut, these vetted history lessons for grades 5-12 focus on the use of primary sources and local resources, including those found at local museums and historical sites. Customization and on-site curriculum integration support are available. Access the free lessons at www.eastconn.org/tah. Jim Huggins................................860-455-1525 g Teaming & Conflict Resolution EASTCONN can provide training, coaching and support to groups that must function as high-performance work teams. Learning how to manage conflict resolution is a critical part of effective team performance. Provide your teams with the skills they need to achieve their outcomes. Lisa Taylor..................................860-455-1563 page 32

g Technology Curriculum Integration Technology integration specialists work with educators to ensure that technology is integrated across the curriculum as a tool for teaching and learning. Our consultants can provide assistance integrating 21st-century technology skills into your curriculum. Jim Huggins................................860-455-1525 g Technology Planning & Evaluation This service provides assistance for districts interested in creating or implementing a systemic and long-term technology plan that meets Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) requirements. Facilitation and support are available for all types of planning, from small projects to community-wide initiatives. Ongoing monitoring and evaluation support are also available. Jane Cook....................................860-455-1510 Jim Huggins................................860-455-1525 g Technology Professional Development & Coaching Our highly qualified educational technology specialists, who have expertise in curriculum and technology, train and coach teachers, administrators and support staff to integrate technology tools into their educational settings. Four broad areas of training are available that are aligned with the Connecticut Teacher Technology Competencies: educational technology concepts and operations; creating learning experiences; productivity and professional practice; and social, legal, ethical and human issues. Trainings can be held at your school, using your equipment, or at an EASTCONN facility. Jim Huggins................................860-455-1525

g Virtual High School Access more than 160 full-semester, online, high school and some middle school courses through a statewide consortium program. Courses are available in all content areas, including a selection of Advanced Placement (AP) courses. Jim Huggins................................860-455-1525 Carol Klemyk...............................860-455-1569 g Web-Based Instructional Strategies As the Internet expands exponentially and students must learn how to effectively harness its power, new Web 2.0 tools provide a wealth of resources and opportunities for educators. Highly qualified EASTCONN educational technology specialists provide training and coaching in using the latest Web 2.0 technologies as tools for teaching, learning and communication. Jane Cook....................................860-455-1510 Jim Huggins................................860-455-1525 www.eastconn.org


Technology Solutions EASTCONN helps schools envision, acquire and maintain technology systems that enhance student learning. From on-site technology integration training to customized database development, we are committed to ensuring that schools keep pace with the accelerating demand for the effective use of technology.

Data Solutions Support & Training g Data Analysis Support & Training EASTCONN staff can provide data analysis support and training to school districts. Whether it’s providing onsite coaching to administrators and data coaches in using technology to analyze data, or providing reports, EASTCONN’s experienced consultants can assist with all of your data analysis needs. Jim Huggins................................860-455-1525 g Data Coach and Data Facilitator

Professional Development

Effective implementation of district and school data teams requires effective and skilled data-team facilitation. EASTCONN staff are skilled in using a variety of strategies and techniques to support a data-driven dialogue that produces results. Kelly Doubleday Bush..................860-455-1514 Amy Drowne...............................860-455-1591 g Data Management Services EASTCONN staff provide support and training to key district personnel who are responsible for managing and supporting district data systems. Available tools include student information systems, locally developed databases and assessment systems. Susan Mostowy............................860-455-1566 Jim Huggins................................860-455-1525 g Database Development

& Assessment Systems

We will design or customize an electronic data management system to meet your unique needs within the budget that you have available. Our services include consultation with all stakeholders to ensure that the systems we develop are user-friendly and deliver the reports you require. Susan Mostowy............................860-455-1566 Jim Huggins................................860-455-1525 www.eastconn.org

g District and School Improvement Planning Access our menu of planning services to develop a datadriven improvement plan. We can provide facilitation for your team in the analysis of multiple sources of district and school data and assist in identifying key areas for improvement. Your plan will include measurable goals, effective strategies, and indicators of success. We will assist you in developing a monitoring plan to evaluate your progress. Jim Huggins................................860-455-1525 Amy Drowne...............................860-455-1591 g MyRTI™ MyRtI™ is a secure, Web-based assessment collection and analysis tool that utilizes cutting-edge Web 2.0 tools to report on student progress in school, district or state assessments and to define indicators that will assist in identifying and monitoring interventions in accordance with the SRBI (Scientific Research-Based Interventions) framework. Susan Mostowy............................860-455-1566 Jim Huggins................................860-455-1525 g Online Surveys and Data Analysis We offer customized design, hosting and data-analysis support for your online survey and data collection projects. Our familiarity with educational data and school improvement will help ensure that these projects yield the data that you need to answer your driving questions. Susan Mostowy............................860-455-1566 g Technology Council EASTCONN’s Technology Council provides a forum for technology educators to come together around emerging trends and practices in technology. Practitioners share best practices and EASTCONN staff provide current information on emerging technology and the latest trends in educational technology. Educators hear the latest from CSDE consultants, who attend meetings. Jane Cook....................................860-455-1510 page 33

Technology Solutions

The descriptions of services that follow are only a sampling of the ways that we can help you address your technology needs. Contact any of our program staff, or call Jim Huggins, Director of Teaching, Learning and Technology, at 860-455-1525, to begin the conversation.


Technology Solutions Educational Technology Integration g Assistive Technology Consultation EASTCONN’s Assistive Technology (AT) team works directly with staff and students in the classroom to support the effective use of AT, including Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC), to support student learning. Consultative services include maximizing the use of a district’s existing AT resources and identifying new and emerging resources to complement a district’s curriculum and students’ educational programs. Carol Magliocco...........................860-228-3483 Amy Norton.................................860-228-3486 g Effective Instructional Strategies EASTCONN can provide training, coaching and consultation to help expand the repertoire of effective instructional strategies used by your classroom teachers. Our staff members are certified in the Effective Teaching module provided by the CSDE through the Connecticut Accountability for Learning Initiative (CALI), which promotes school improvement. Kelly Doubleday Bush..................860-455-1514 Amy Drowne...............................860-455-1591 g Professional Development Workshops & Training EASTCONN staff will work with you to customize professional development at the school district level. We are able to offer quality presentations at your site or one of ours. Our trained consultants can design an effective professional development plan that can include ongoing support and follow-up coaching. Jim Huggins................................860-455-1525 Amy Drowne...............................860-455-1591

g Technology Curriculum Integration Technology integration specialists work with educators to ensure that technology is integrated across the curriculum as a tool for teaching and learning. Our consultants can provide assistance integrating 21st-century technology skills into your curriculum. Jim Huggins................................860-455-1525 g Technology Professional Development & Coaching Our highly qualified educational technology specialists, who have expertise in curriculum and technology, train and coach teachers, administrators and support staff to integrate technology tools into their educational settings. Four broad areas of training are available that are aligned with the Connecticut Teacher Technology Competencies: educational technology concepts and operations; creating learning experiences; productivity and professional practice; and social, legal, ethical and human issues. Trainings can be held at your school, using your equipment, or at an EASTCONN facility. Jim Huggins................................860-455-1525 g Web-Based Instructional Strategies As the Internet expands exponentially and students must learn how to effectively harness its power, new Web 2.0 tools provide a wealth of resources and opportunities for educators. Highly qualified EASTCONN educational technology specialists provide training and coaching in using the latest Web 2.0 technologies as tools for teaching, learning and communication. Jane Cook....................................860-455-1510 Jim Huggins................................60-455-1525

Technology Planning & Development g Assistive Technology Consultation EASTCONN’s Assistive Technology (AT) team works directly with staff and students in the classroom to support the effective use of AT, including Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC), to support student learning. Consultative services include maximizing the use of a district’s existing AT resources and identifying new and emerging resources to complement a district’s curriculum and students’ educational programs. Carol Magliocco...........................860-228-3483 Amy Norton.................................860-228-3486 g IT (Information Technology) Staff Support Services We can provide you with trained IT staff on a temporary, full- or part-time basis, or you can contract with us for short-term projects. Call us to discuss your IT needs. Susan Mostowy............................860-455-1566 Thomas Schenking........................860-455-1548 Michael Akana............................860-455-1543

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Technology Solutions g Technology Council EASTCONN’s Technology Council provides a forum for technology educators to come together around emerging trends and practices in technology. Practitioners share best practices and EASTCONN staff provide current information on emerging technology and the latest trends in educational technology. CSDE consultants attend and share information on the latest developments at the Department. Jane Cook....................................860-455-1510

Technology Products g Connecticut Preschool Assessment Framework

(CTPAF) Web-Based Software

This reasonably priced, Web-based application is available for teachers and program directors who use the Connecticut Preschool Assessment Framework. Teacher-friendly and secure, this database eliminates the need for handwritten reports and allows teachers and administrators to view individual, classroom and program results. Elizabeth Aschenbrenner..............860-455-1518 g Database Development & Assessment Systems We will design or customize an electronic data management system to meet your unique needs within the budget that you have available. Our services include consultation with all stakeholders to ensure that the systems we develop are user-friendly and deliver the reports you require. Susan Mostowy............................860-455-1566 Jim Huggins................................860-455-1525

g Technology Curriculum Integration Technology integration specialists work with educators to ensure that technology is integrated across the curriculum as a tool for teaching and learning. Our consultants can provide assistance integrating 21st-century technology skills into your curriculum. Jim Huggins................................860-455-1525 g Technology Infrastructure Network Management Supplement your in-house staff with our technology infrastructure experts. We can help you with your infrastructure project, network support, product development or technology audits. Susan Mostowy............................860-455-1566 Thomas Schenking........................860-455-1548 g Technology Planning & Evaluation This service provides assistance for districts interested in creating or implementing a systemic and long-term technology plan that meets Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) requirements. Facilitation and support are available for all types of planning, from small projects to community-wide initiatives. Ongoing monitoring and evaluation support are also available. Jane Cook.....................................860-455-1510 Jim Huggins................................860-455-1525

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g MyRTI™ MyRtI™ is a secure, Web-based assessment collection and analysis tool that utilizes cutting-edge Web 2.0 tools to report on student progress in school, district or state assessments and to define indicators that will assist in identifying and monitoring interventions in accordance with the SRBI (Scientific Research-Based Interventions) framework. Susan Mostowy............................860-455-1566 Jim Huggins................................860-455-1525 g Online Surveys and Data Analysis We offer customized design, hosting and data-analysis support for your online survey and data collection projects. Our familiarity with educational data and school improvement will help ensure that these projects yield the data that you need to answer your driving questions. Susan Mostowy............................860-455-1566 g Virtual High School Access more than 160 full-semester, online, high school and some middle school courses through a statewide consortium program. Courses are available in all content areas, including a selection of Advanced Placement (AP) courses. Jim Huggins................................860-455-1525 Carol Klemyk...............................860-455-1569

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Program Contacts Akana, Michael Facilities, Hampton 860-455-1543 makana@eastconn.org

Cymbala, Heather Educational & Vocational Center, Columbia 860-228-4317 hcymbala@eastconn.org

Aschenbrenner, Elizabeth Early Childhood Initiatives, Hampton 860-455-1518 easchenbrenner@eastconn.org

Dinda, Alicia Assistive Technology Commerce Drive, Columbia 860-228-3240 adinda@eastconn.org

Bonneau, Phyllis Adult Services Northeast Learning Center, Danielson 860-455-1593 pbonneau@eastconn.org

Doubleday Bush, Kelly Teaching & Learning, Hampton 860-455-1514 kdoubleday@eastconn.org

Budnick, Dotty Marketing & Communications, Hampton 860-455-1506 dbudnick@eastconn.org

Drasch, Donna Teaching & Learning. Hampton 860-455-1516 ddrasch@eastconn.org

Celentano, Nancy Mentoring & Induction, Hampton 860-455-1507 ncelentano@eastconn.org

Drowne, Amy Teaching & Learning, Hampton 860-455-1591 adrowne@eastconn.org

Cimochowski, Suzanne Adult Education Northeast Learning Center, Danielson 860-455-1596 scimochowski@eastconn.org

Etheridge, Jennifer Conference Services, Hampton 860-455-1558 jetheridge@eastconn.org

Colen, Paula M. Organizational Support, Hampton 860-455-1565 pcolen@eastconn.org Cook, Jane Teaching & Learning, Hampton 860-455-1510 jcook@eastconn.org Cronin, Thomas F. K-12 Student Services, Hampton 860-455-1512 tcronin@eastconn.org Crowley, Maureen Planning & Development, Hampton 860-455-1513 mcrowley@eastconn.org page 36

Frati, Angela Human Resources, Hampton 860-455-1550 afrati@eastconn.org Garcia, Sandra Cooperative Purchasing, Hampton 860-455-1584 sgarcia@eastconn.org Galovich, Lynn Driver Education, Danielson/Willimantic 860-228-7455 lgalovich@eastconn.org Goodell-Pelletier, Tracy ACT Capitol Theater,Willimantic 860-465-5636 tpelletier@eastconn.org

Griffin, Rachel Roccoberton CTAA Capitol Theater, Willimantic 860-465-5636 rgriffin@eastconn.org Huggins, Jim Teaching, Learning & Technology Hampton 860-455-1525 jhuggins@eastconn.org Jagaczewski, Nancy Teaching & Learning, Hampton 860-455-1527 njagaczewski@eastconn.org Jacobs, Melissa QMC Quinebaug Valley C.C., Danielson 860-412-7400 mjacobs@eastconn.org Klemyk, Carol Teaching & Learning, Hampton 860-455-1569 cklemyk@eastconn.org Laurendeau, Cindy Marketing & Communications, Hampton 860-455-1530 claurendeau@eastconn.org Levin, Gracie Teaching & Learning, Hampton 860-455-1531 glevin@eastconn.org LoRicco, Gino QMC Quinebaug Valley C.C., Danielson 860-412-7400 gloricco@eastconn.org Magliocco, Carol Assistive Technology Commerce Drive, Columbia 860-228-3483 cmagliocco@eastconn.org

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Program Contacts Magnani, Nancy Teaching & Learning, Hampton 860-455-1536 nmagnani@eastconn.org

Rothenberg, Elaine Teaching & Learning, Hampton 860-455-1547 erothenberg@eastconn.org

Stipe, Debra Early Childhood, Hampton 860-455-1559 dstipe@eastconn.org

Mahony, Michael Teaching & Learning, Hampton 860-455-1537 mmahony@eastconn.org

Salce, Frank Transportation, Columbia 860-228-6751 fsalce@eastconn.org

Tariff, Rich Adult Services, Hampton 860-455-1562 rtariff@eastconn.org

Morin, Ron K-12 Student Services Commerce Drive, Columbia 860-933-7371 (cell), 860-228-3240 rmorin@eastconn.org

Santiago, Braulio Adult Education Community Learning Center Willimantic 860-455-1601 bsantiago@eastconn.org

Taylor, Lisa Teaching & Learning, Hampton 860-455-1563 ltaylor@eastconn.org

Mostowy, Susan Teaching & Learning, Hampton 860-455-1566 smostowy@eastconn.org Neville, Karen Teaching & Learning, Hampton 860-455-1542 kneville@eastconn.org Norton, Amy Assistive Technology Commerce Drive, Columbia 860-228-3240 anorton@eastconn.org Piatek, Patricia Educational & Vocational Center Columbia 860-228-4317 ppiatek@eastconn.org Piela, Francine Teaching & Learning, Hampton 860-455-1545 fpiela@eastconn.org Resonina, Denise Northeast Regional Program, Putnam 860-963-3328 dresonina@eastconn.org

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Schenking, Thomas IT Services, Hampton 860-455-1543 tschenking@eastconn.org Siegel, Debbie Teaching & Learning, Hampton 860-455-1551 dsiegel@eastconn.org

Trivella, Joan Community Education Northeast Learning Center, Danielson 860-455-1618 jtrivella@eastconn.org Vitale, Nancy Teaching & Learning, Hampton 860-455-1522 nvitale@eastconn.org

Sleight, Teddie Marketing & Communications, Hampton 860-455-1553 tsleight@eastconn.org

Wapen, Steven Human Resources, Hampton 860-455-1554 swapen@eastconn.org

Smith-Carolan, Cathy Teaching & Learning, Hampton 860-455-1556 ccarolan@eastconn.org

Weingart, Helen Teaching & Learning, Hampton 860-455-1571 hweingart@eastconn.org

Smith, Janet Human Resources, Hampton 860-455-1554 jsmith@eastconn.org

Wells, Cyndi Teaching & Learning, Hampton 860-455-1572 cwells@eastconn.org

Smith, Mary Lou Blanchette Teaching & Learning, Hampton 860-455-1555 msmith@eastconn.org Stearns, Maribeth Birth-to-Three, Hampton 860-456-1557 mstearns@eastconn.org

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EASTCONN Facility Locations Administrative Offices & Conference Center

Central Administrative Offices, 376 Hartford Turnpike, Hampton, CT 06247........... 860-455-0707; Fax: 860-455-8026 (includes Adult & Community Services, Early Childhood Initiatives, Facilities/IT, Finance, Human Resources, K-12 Student Services, Planning & Development, Teaching & Learning Services, Technology Solutions) Conference Center & Services, 376 Hartford Turnpike, Hampton, CT 06247............ 860-455-0707; Fax: 860-455-0689

Adult & Community Services

Community Learning Center, Windham Mills, 322 Main St., Willimantic, CT 06226 860-423-2591; Fax: 860-450-0853 Central Administration, 376 Hartford Turnpike, Hampton, CT 06247.........................860-455-0707; Fax: 860-455-8026 Northeast Learning Center, 111 Connecticut Mills Ave., Danielson, CT 06239.............860-779-3770; Fax: 860-779-3384

Early Childhood Initiatives

Central Administration, 376 Hartford Turnpike, Hampton, CT 06247.........................860-455-0707; Fax: 860-455-8026 Early Head Start/Head Start Programs:

• Killingly Head Start, 1620 Upper Maple St., Dayville CT 06241, 860-779-0410, Fax: 860-779-1377

• Northeast Learning Center Head Start 111 Connecticut Mills Ave., Danielson, CT 06239 860-779-3770, Fax: 860-779-3384 • Plainfield Head Start — Moosup Gardens 10B Gorman St., Moosup, CT 06354 860-564-7199, Fax: 860-564-2630 • Plainfield Head Start — Plainfield Early Childhood Center, 651 Norwich Rd., Plainfield, CT 06374 860-564-7787, Fax: 860-564-6409

Vernon Early Childhood Programs: • Center Road School, 20 Center Rd. Vernon, CT 06066, 860-870-6300 • Lake Street School, 201 Lake St. Vernon, CT 06066, 860-870-6085 • Maple Street School, 20 Maple St. Vernon, CT 06066, 860-870-6175 • Northeast School, 69 East St. Vernon, CT 06066, 860-870-6080 • Skinner Road School, 90 Skinner Rd. Vernon, CT 06066, 860-870-6180

• Putnam Head Start, 33 Wicker St., Putnam, CT 06260 860-928-0004, Fax: 860-963-5357

K-12 Student Services

Arts at the Capitol Theater (ACT), Capitol Theater Arts Academy (CTAA), Capitol Theater, 896 Main St., Willimantic, CT 06226..............................................860-465-5636; Fax: 860-465-8115 Autism Program, Related Services, Assistive Technology, 10 Commerce Dr., Columbia, CT 06237....................................................................860-228-3240; Fax: 860-228-3206 Central Administration, 376 Hartford Turnpike, Hampton, CT 06247.........................860-455-0707; Fax: 860-455-8026 Driver Education, Danielson & Willimantic...................................................................860-428-7455 Educational & Vocational Center (EVC), 14 Route 66, Columbia, CT 06237.............860-228-4317; Fax: 860-228-1147 Northeast Regional Program (NRP), 508A Pomfret St., Putnam CT 06260 .................860-963-3328; Fax: 860-963-3332 Quinebaug Middle College (QMC), 742 Upper Maple St., Danielson, CT 06239........860-412-7400; Fax: 860-412-7388 Transportation, 65 Willimantic Rd., Columbia, CT 06237...........................................860-228-6751; Fax: 860-228-6756 Woodstock Academy, 57 Academy Rd., Woodstock, CT 06281....................................860-928-1132; Fax: 860-963-4931

Transportation

Student Transportation, 65 Willimantic Rd., Columbia, CT 06237........................... 860-228-6751; Fax: 860-228-6756

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EASTCONN Administration EASTCONN Administration 376 Hartford Turnpike, Hampton, Connecticut 06247 860-455-0707 ~ Fax: 860-455-8026 ~ E-mail: first-name initial+last name@eastconn.org

Executive Director Paula M. Colen....................................... 860-455-1565 Adult Services Rich Tariff............................................... 860-455-1562 Early Childhood Initiatives Elizabeth Aschenbrenner......................... 860-455-1518 Facilities & IT Michael Akana........................................ 860-455-1500 Finance John Baskowski....................................... 860-455-1502 Human Resources Steven Wapen.......................................... 860-455-1570 K-12 Student Services Thomas F. Cronin................................... 860-455-1512 Marketing & Communications Dotty Budnick........................................ 860-455-1506 Planning & Development Maureen Crowley.................................... 860-455-1513 Teaching, Learning & Technology Jim Huggins............................................ 860-455-1525 Transportation........................................................ Frank Salce.............................................. 860-228-6751

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Program Index

ACT Arts Magnet High School.................................. 13 Advanced Placement—Professional Development Program.......................................... 29 American Citizenship Preparation.............................. 2 Arts in the Afternoon................................................. 10 Asbestos-Designated-Person Staffing Services............. 21, 22 Asbestos Inspection & Management........................... 21 Assessment Strategies.................................................. 24, 29 Assistive Technology Consortium............................... 9 Assistive Technology Consultation.............................. 9, 34 Assistive Technology Demonstration Center & Lending Library................................................ 9 Assistive Technology Student Assessment................... 9 Assistive Technology Training..................................... 10, 14, 24 Augmentative & Alternative Communication Services....10 Autism Spectrum Disorders & Other Developmental Disabilities Program, PreK-8.............14, 16 Birth-to-Three Program.............................................. 8 Capitol Theater Arts Academy (CTAA)...................... 3, 17 Child-Specific Consultation & Assessment................. 6, 18 Collaborative Initiatives Across Districts..................... 23, 29 Communications Training & Support........................ 19 Community Education.............................................. 3 Conference & Meeting Support................................. 20 Connecticut Administrator Test (CAT)...................... 24 Connecticut Accreditation Facilitation Project (AFP)........................................................ 6, 25 Connecticut Preschool Assessment Framework (CTPAF) Web-Based Software.............................. 7, 35 Cool Directions.......................................................... 15 Cool Directions: Summer Component....................... 17 Cooperative Purchasing.............................................. 19, 20 Creating Community Builders................................... 10 CT REAP: Web-Based Employment System.............. 22 Curriculum Development & Design.......................... 25, 29 Data Analysis, Support & Training............................. 25, 29, 33 Data Coach & Data Facilitator Professional Development........................................................ 25, 29, 33 Data Management Services........................................ 33 Data Team Facilitation............................................... 25, 29 Database Development & Assessment Systems........... 29, 33, 35 Desktop Publishing Services....................................... 19 Desktop Support Services........................................... 21 District & School Improvement Planning.................. 29, 33 Driver Education........................................................ 4 Early Childhood Council Facilitation......................... 6 Early Childhood Parent Education/Parenting Workshops............................................................ 5, 8 Early Childhood Program Monitoring & Evaluation......................................................... 6, 29 page 40

Early Childhood Staff Training, Consultation & Coaching.......................................................... 6 Early Head Start......................................................... 8 EASTCONN Adventure Program for Adults............. 4, 20, 25 EASTCONN Adventure Program for Students....................17, 18 EASTCONN Councils........................................................25, 30 EASTCONN Trail Blazers......................................... 4 Eastern CT Health Insurance Program....................... 21 Education Refresher................................................... 2, 4, 5 Educational & Vocational Center (EVC).................... 13, 16 Effective Instructional Strategies................................. 26, 30, 34 Energy for the Future................................................. 10 English Language Learners (ELL) Professional Development......................................................... 26, 30 English Language Learners (ESL) Title III Consortium........................................................... 26, 30 English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) Family Literacy...................................................... 2, 5, 8 English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) Instruction....... 5 Evaluation of Language & Literacy Assessment Practices................................................................ 7 Faces of Culture......................................................... 11 Facilities Audit Services.............................................. 21 Facilities Forum.......................................................... 21 Farming the Land & Sea............................................ 11 Fingerprinting Services............................................... 22 Forensics 101............................................................. 11 Grants Development & Management........................ 19 Grant Development Council...................................... 23, 26, 30 Growing Green Ideas.................................................. 11 Hazardous Materials Support & Training for Schools.22, 26 Head Start.................................................................. 8 Healthy Youth, Mind & Body.................................... 11 Heroes & Heroines.................................................... 11 High School Completion........................................... 2, 15 Imagination Connection............................................ 11 Interdistrict Program Design & Management............. 11, 23, 30 Interim Diagnostic Placement.................................... 16 Information Technology (IT) Staff Support Services... 22, 34 JFES Case Management............................................. 4 JFES Intensive Customer Service Training.................. 2 Language Arts Council............................................... 26, 30 Learning Lands: Stewardship & Conservation in Northeastern CT.............................................. 12 Legacy Explorations................................................... 12 Life Skills & Basic Skills Instruction........................... 2 Literacy Professional Development............................. 26, 31 MAPPS (Matching Areas & People Project)............... 12 www.eastconn.org


Program Index Math Council............................................................. 26, 31 Media Consultation Services...................................... 20 Minds in Motion........................................................ 12 Mosaic....................................................................... 12 Multidisciplinary Consultative Assessment & Support Services............................................... 8, 16, 18 MyRtI™...................................................................... 33, 35 NAEYC Accreditation Consultation........................... 7, 31 New Education Options............................................. 13, 23 New Images: CT Youth Learn Together...................... 12 Non-Traditional Learner Program.............................. 2 Northeast Regional Program...................................... 15, 16 Northeast Regional Summer Program, Grades K-12... 17 Nursing Staff Support Services................................... 22 Occupational Therapy Services................................... 14, 18 Online Surveys & Data Analysis................................. 20, 33, 35 Our Changing Earth, Our Connected World............. 12 Out of School Youth: Get with the B.E.A.T............... 3 Personnel Recruitment Assistance............................... 22 Physical Therapy Services........................................... 14, 18 PreK-8 Principals’ Consortium................................... 24 PreK-Grade 3 Alignment............................................ 7 Preschool Curriculum, Assessment & Learning.......... 7 Professional Development Workshops & Training...................................................................24, 26, 31, 34 Program Evaluation.................................................... 23 Program Planning, Design & Development............... 23 Project Opening Doors.............................................. 31 Psychological/Behavioral Services............................... 17, 18 Quinebaug Middle College (QMC)........................... 14 Radon Measurement Service Provider........................ 22 Regional Management of Mandated Adult Education Programs.............................................. 3, 19 Regional Staff Development Council.......................... 27, 31 Related Services.......................................................... 18 School Nurse & Health-Related Consultative Services................................................................. 14, 27 Science Council.......................................................... 27, 31 Science Professional Development.............................. 27, 31 Shared Staffing........................................................... 22 Skills for Success......................................................... 12 Spanish Translation Services....................................... 20, 21

Speech & Language Services....................................... 18 SRBI & School Climate: Preventing & Addressing Barriers to Learning............................. 24, 27, 31 SRBI Planning & Implementation Support................ 24, 27, 31 SRBI: Social-Emotional Behavioral Barriers to Learning........................................................... 27, 31 Strategic Data-Driven Planning for Early Childhood Programs & Services ........................... 7, 23, 32 STEM Classes (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) for Adults.............................. 4 Student Transportation Services ................................. 23 Successful Journeys..................................................... 12 Summer Musical Theater Program at CTAA............... 17 Support for Dual-Language & English Language Learners................................................................ 7 Supporting Students’ Behavioral Success: Team Training....................................................... 27, 32 Teacher Education And Mentoring (TEAM) Program................................................................ 27 Teaching American History Curriculum & Support... 28, 32 Teaming & Conflict Resolution................................. 7, 14, 28, 32 Technology Council..........................................................28, 33, 35 Technology Curriculum Integration.................................28, 32, 34, 35 Technology Infrastructure Network Management...... 22, 35 Technology Planning & Evaluation............................ 19, 32, 35 Technology Professional Development & Coaching... 28, 32, 34 The 4th R: Robotics................................................... 13 Transition Planning: Birth-to-Three & Preschool to-Kindergarten.................................................... 7 Transitions to Post-Secondary Education.................... 3, 5 Virtual High School................................................... 14, 32, 35 Volunteer Literacy Tutoring Program......................... 3 Water, Wildlife, People (WWP)................................. 13 Waves of History........................................................ 13 Web-Based Instructional Strategies............................. 28, 32, 34 Wheelchair & Adaptive Equipment Consultation...... 10, 18 Woodstock Academy: Cooperative Resources Program................................................ 15 Workplace Education & Training............................... 3, 21 Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Adult & Dislocated Worker Program at CTWorks.............. 5 Young Adult Programming & Services....................... 15

EASTCONN will provide equal employment opportunities to all persons without discrimination with respect to race, color, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, genetic information, veteran status, or disability. Further, it is the policy of EASTCONN that no person shall be excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or otherwise be discriminated against under any program because of race, color, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, genetic information, veteran status, or disability. EASTCONN will neither knowingly use the services of, nor otherwise deal with, any business, contractor, subcontractor, or agency that engages in unlawful discrimination.

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