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Prioritized Standard for High Leverage Learning

$159

with Sue Palma & Carly Quiros

Calendar Feb 17, 2021 at 1 pm

In this session, K-8 ELA and math priority standards guidance from state and local resources will be shared for educators to consider as they look to focus on the most important learning to successfully complete this school year and expand on learning in 2021-2022. 

Virtual - Zoom link to be provided after registration.

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

Cost: $159/person; Recorded session available after - free to those who attended

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)/Toxic Stress/Trauma- 3 hour virtual training February 23, 2021

$99

with JoAnn Freiberg Jody Lambert

Calendar Feb 23, 2021 at 8:30 am

(Also offered March 18, 2021, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm)

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are the largest public health crisis to be identified in the past thirty years. Traumatic childhood experiences (toxic stress/trauma) impact a child’s daily life in the home, in school and the community as they grow. These adversities (injuries) in childhood also impact adult health and wellbeing, often identified as PTSD. Even when children are too young to remember the events (neglect, physical/emotional/sexual abuse, abandonment, violence, etc.), the body never “forgets.” Childhood adversity affects a child’s ability to learn and behave in productive ways by changing brain chemistry and architecture thus impacting their ability to learn and behave “normally” in schools and other settings. And, if not appropriately treated, these injuries impact life and health outcomes into adulthood. All too often, children who are experiencing trauma, neglect and abuse in their homes and communities are identified in schools as having “special needs,” such as ADHD, ODD or EDD when in fact what they are experiencing is actually trauma/toxic stress. These life circumstances cause diminished executive functioning abilities, learning difficulties, and/or misbehavior. Educators, as well as all other adults, need to be keenly aware of this body of research and practical school- home- and community-based remedies in order to mitigate the impact of toxic stress (ACEs) on successful child cognitive and emotional development, including impulsivity, learning difficulties and misbehavior, not to mention diminished physical health outcomes in adulthood. In this workshop, the critically important information about this life- and practice-changing body of research, including ACEs and the ACEs Scale, will be introduced and the clear and present pathways to healing will be presented.

Cultural Competence and Educational Equity – 3 hour virtual training - February 23, 2021

$99

with JoAnn Freiberg Jody Lambert

Calendar Feb 23, 2021 at 12 pm

(Also offered March 18, 8:30 am - 11:30 am) 

Children/people of color (and special needs) are disproportionately treated inequitably in American society, and what we may see in our society begins in our schools.  In schools, students of color are disciplined, suspended and expelled at far greater rates than their Caucasian peers.  In community settings and in judicial/correctional proceedings, this is also the case. In this session, educators, among others will be introduced to key aspects that are required to become culturally competent adults/educators who embrace and practice equity. This highly interactive workshop includes the exploration of the hierarchy of “Caste” in America, how and why racism and discrimination are so difficult to eliminate (“White Fragility”), the difference between Equity and Equality, the various notions of School Climate, School Culture and the wider Community Culture. In order to map the territory to reach a destination of far more equitable treatment for all, different ideologies of Cultural Diversity will be shared,  as will the relationship between Racism and Discrimination, anti-racist perspectives, the differences between Explicit and Implicit Bias and ultimately, how we can impact our classrooms, schools, workplaces  and all community settings to become truly equitable places to work, learn and socialize led by culturally competent , anti-racist and non-discriminatory individuals who function in institutions free from racism and discrimination.

Engaging Online Instruction

$99

with Liz Radday

Calendar Feb 24, 2021 at 1 pm

With a focus on student-centered learning, participants in this session will explore digital tools and resources to support high quality instruction in a hybrid or virtual learning environment. 

Virtual - Zoom link to be provided after registration.

Audience: All teachers and instructional leaders 

Cost: $99/person; Recorded session available after - free to those who attended

Foundational Skills for Evaluators 2-Day Professional Learning for Administrators of Teachers

$325

with Sue Palma & Carly Quiros

Calendar Mar 9, 2021 at 9 am

March 9 and March 18, 2021 (9 a.m. - 11 a.m.)

The RESC Alliance has updated this professional learning, increasing the focus on high-impact components of the process. The interactive virtual 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 will have opportunities to apply their learning and receive personalized feedback to improve in the effective evaluation of teachers. This professional learning opportunity is intended for new administrators that evaluate teachers or those who want to refresh their skills with observation and providing feedback.

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 

Zoom link will be shared after registration.

 

English/Language Arts Council

Free

with Carly Weiland Quiros

Calendar Mar 10, 2021 at 2 pm

March 10, 2021  2:00 pm - 3:30 pm  (Virtual)

Zoom link will be sent to registered participants prior to the March 10th meeting.

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

Will run

Assessment and Feedback for High Leverage Learning

$159

with Sue Palma & Carly Quiros

Calendar Mar 17, 2021 at 1 pm

In this session, participants will explore how to assess high leverage learning and provide aligned, high-quality feedback to accelerate student learning. Assessment guidance from state and local resources will be shared to maximize growth during the end of the 2020-2021 school year and into the next school year. 

Dates/Times: 3/17/21; 1 pm - 3 pm

Virtual - Zoom link to be provided after registration.

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

Cost: $159/person; Recorded session available after - free to those who attended

 

Cultural Competence and Educational Equity – 3 hour virtual training - March 18, 2021

$99

with JoAnn Freiberg Jody Lambert

Calendar Mar 18, 2021 at 8:30 am

(Also offered February 23, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm) 

Children/people of color (and special needs) are disproportionately treated inequitably in American society, and what we may see in our society begins in our schools.  In schools, students of color are disciplined, suspended and expelled at far greater rates than their Caucasian peers.  In community settings and in judicial/correctional proceedings, this is also the case. In this session, educators, among others will be introduced to key aspects that are required to become culturally competent adults/educators who embrace and practice equity. This highly interactive workshop includes the exploration of the hierarchy of “Caste” in America, how and why racism and discrimination are so difficult to eliminate (“White Fragility”), the difference between Equity and Equality, the various notions of School Climate, School Culture and the wider Community Culture. In order to map the territory to reach a destination of far more equitable treatment for all, different ideologies of Cultural Diversity will be shared,  as will the relationship between Racism and Discrimination, anti-racist perspectives, the differences between Explicit and Implicit Bias and ultimately, how we can impact our classrooms, schools, workplaces  and all community settings to become truly equitable places to work, learn and socialize led by culturally competent , anti-racist and non-discriminatory individuals who function in institutions free from racism and discrimination.





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