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The First 15 Days of School: Using Readiness Units to Launch a Year of Success


with School Services Staff

Calendar Aug 12, 2021 at 9 am

After a year of constant change, it is especially important for teachers to intentionally cultivate classroom communities filled with academic optimism and constructive routines. Readiness Units, used by many during the fall of 2020, provide resources and guidance for how to do that.  In this session, educators will become familiar with the units, get ideas for how to use them in our current context, and collaborate with colleagues to develop a plan for building community in the first three weeks of school.

Training of Trainers: Initial Support Teacher Training


with Carly Weiland Quiros

Calendar Sep 15, 2021 at 3 pm

September 15, 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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TEAM/TEAM ROP Orientation


with EdAdvance Staff

Calendar Sep 21, 2021 at 3:30 pm

This virtual introductory session provides an overview of the Teacher Education and Mentoring program legislation and includes opportunities to differentiate learning for TEAM and TEAM ROP participants.

Virtual training - Zoom link will be shared after registering.

Initial Support Teacher Training


with Carly Weiland Quiros

Calendar Sep 23, 2021 at 3 pm

This 3-day virtual training (September 23, & 30, & October 7, 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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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.

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 

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