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English/Language Arts Council


with Carly Weiland Quiros

Calendar Sep 27, 2021 at 1 pm

September 27, 2021  1:00 pm - 2:30 pm  (Virtual)

Zoom link will be sent to registered participants prior to the meeting.

Learn about state updates related to English/Language Arts and share best literacy practices with colleagues from the EdAdvance region.

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District Facilitator Meeting


with Carly Weiland Quiros

Calendar Sep 28, 2021 at 9 am

September 28, 2021 (9 am - 11 am)

Learn about state updates related to induction and share best practices for supporting beginning teachers and their mentors.

Virtual - Zoom meeting link will be sent after registering

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Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment for High Leverage Learning


with Sue Palma & Carly Quiros

Calendar Sep 29, 2021 at 9 am

In this session, participants explore K-8 ELA and math priority standards guidance from state and local resources and the ways they may inform focused curriculum, instruction, and assessment for high leverage learning. Participants explore ways to design engaging lessons, purposeful formative assessment, and high-quality feedback aligned to priority standards to support acceleration of student learning and growth in 2021 and beyond. 

Audience:  K-8 ELA and Math teachers, Instructional Coaches, Administrators 


Foundational Skills for Evaluators of Teachers


with EdAdvance Staff

Calendar Sep 29, 2021 at 9 am

September 29 and October 6, 2021:  9 am - 11 am (Virtual)

Zoom link will be shared after registration.

The RESC Alliance has updated this professional learning, increasing the focus on high-impact components of the process. The interactive session concentrates on the evaluator’s capacity to observe and analyze teacher performance through the lens of the CT Common Core of Teaching (CCT) and to provide supportive, high quality feedback to teachers. Participants will learn how to use a feedback cycle to collect evidence, analyze the connection to CCT indicators, and help teachers plan for appropriate instructional improvements. They wil lhave opportunitiesto apply their learning and receive personalized feedback to improve in the effective evaluation of teachers.  

 Please Note: This virtual training includes learning over the course of: 

- Asynchronous learning tasks that can be completed at an educator’s    own pace prior to each synchronous (live) session; and 

- Two 2-hour synchronous (live) learning sessions 

Full Course

Social and Emotional Well-Being Support


with Jody Lambert

Calendar Oct 5, 2021 at 8:30 am

The disruption of the last two years is expected to have long-term social and emotional impacts on students and staff.   Academic recovery and progress will depend first on a district’s ability to understand and address the social and emotional needs of the community it serves.  This session will introduce participants to a variety of self reflection tools/activities that can help surface issues that need to be addressed and uncover situations that might require professional interventions.

Audience:  K-12 Educators


Math Council


with Susan Palma

Calendar Oct 6, 2021 at 1 pm

Date:  October 6, 2021 (Virtual)

Time:  1 pm 

Audience:  K-12 Educators and Administrators

The CT State Dept. of Education mathematicis consultant, Jennifer Michalek, will provide education department updates. We will also have some time to ask questons and share ideas with our colleagues to learn their best practices to respond to math issues dring this continuing unique time. Please remember to bring your questions, concerns, and great thinking!  

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Training of Trainers: Initial Support Teacher Training


with Carly Weiland Quiros

Calendar Oct 12, 2021 at 3 pm

October 12, 2021 - 3-5 pm  (VIRTUAL)

This training of trainers is for RESC TEAM Field Staff and experienced mentor teachers who have been previously trained to deliver TEAM Initial Support Teacher (IST) Training through the CT State Department of Education or RESC Alliance. In this training, participants will learn about updates made to IST, which will allow them to deliver the training virtually through a combination of synchronous and asynchronous learning. This training includes pre-work that should be completed prior to the synchronous session.

Virtual Training - Zoom meeting link and pre-work will be sent after registration.

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Initial Support Teacher Training


with Carly Weiland Quiros

Calendar Oct 13, 2021 at 1 pm

This 3-day virtual training (October 13, 20, & 27, 2021) prepares individuals, who have been selected by their districts, to be mentors who will support beginning and student teachers. Training is based on Connecticut’s Common Core of Teaching (CCT), which articulates the foundational standards for all teachers in Connecticut and is linked by state law and regulations to requirements across a teacher’s career including educator preparation, induction, evaluation and professional learning. Participants will focus on coaching skills needed to help beginning teachers become reflective practitioners and learn how to provide support to new teachers through instructional modules.

This virtual training includes approximately 2 days of learning over the course of:

- Three 2-hour synchronous (live) learning sessions

- Asynchronous pre-work learning tasks that can be completed at your     own pace prior to each synchronous (live) session

Participants must complete all parts of the virtual training to be qualified to serve in the role of mentor or cooperating teacher. 

A zoom link will be provided as we get closer to the start of the first session.

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