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Accreditation Quality Improvement System (AQIS)
The Connecticut Accreditation Quality Improvement System (AQIS) 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. AQIS 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.

ACT Performing Arts Magnet High School
ACT (Arts at the Capitol Theater) is a full-day, comprehensive, public, performing arts magnet high school located in the Capitol Theater in downtown Willimantic. The college preparatory 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 students in grades 9-12. Students who reside in the partner towns of Eastford, Killingly, Norwich, Plainfield, Stafford, Windham and Woodstock have the benefit of a secured amount of ACT seats; however, students may also attend from other Connecticut towns.
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America the Melting Pot
EASTCONN facilitates an Interdistrict cooperative grant on behalf of five districts. Students in 7th and 8th grade delve into the worldwide struggle for human rights, and the resulting impact on immigration to the United States. Students explore how immigration has contributed to a rich and diverse cultural landscape and how their own family’s journey and cultural roots have enriched their respective communities. Students develop their cultural competency and individualized SEL growth through a series of experiential challenges with groups of students from diverse school districts. Team building and cooperative problem solving promote a positive sense of personal identity, respect for the diverse experiences of others and develop critical thinking skills and teamwork. Furthermore, workshops with historians, artists, educators and immigrants provide students with opportunities to conduct genealogical research and develop interview skills. A culminating project allows them to present their own immigrant journey to peers and the community.

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). Classes are provided free to residents of the 21 northeastern Connecticut towns that comprise EASTCONN's Adult Education consortium.
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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.
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Asbestos-Designated-Person Staffing Services
We offer several options to meet your needs for a hazardous-materials-designated staff person to ensure that you remain in compliance with all school-related and Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (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.
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Assistive Technology (AT) & Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Assessment
EASTCONN’s AT and AAC specialists are available to assess your students' needs in their customary learning environment and identify potential AT and/or AAC solutions from low- to high- tech. AT and AAC solutions may support students’ abilities to access, participate and progress in the general curriculum and may support maximal independence when performing tasks in their learning environment. Assessments require districts to complete EASTCONN’s Student Information Guide for AT or AAC. The Assessment includes review of relevant educational records, consultation with the educational team, trial use of potential AT/AAC solutions, generation of an assessment report and presentation of the findings at a PPT.
Website: Click here to visit the AT webpage and learn more!

Assistive Technology (AT) & Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Consultation
EASTCONN’s AT and AAC specialists are available to provide support in educational environments to ensure effective use and integration of AT and/or AAC tools. Consultative services are designed to provide observation and suggestions regarding the use of current AT and/or AAC tools. Consultation results range from improved effectiveness and integration of current AT and AAC tools to a recommendation for further staff or student training or evaluation to determine whether new AT or AAC solutions are needed.
Website: www.eastconn.org/at

Assistive Technology (AT) & Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Services Consortium Membership
The Consortium is offered as the result of continued collaboration between EASTCONN and the Connecticut Tech Act Project. Consortium membership is offered to districts who utilize a minimum of four days of EASTCONN's AT and/or AAC services. Membership provides districts with a flexible, customizable package of both AT and AAC services to meet the needs of students and staff. Packages include assessment, training and consultation. Consortium members can access EASTCONN's continually expanding Assistive Technology Lending Library and are offered priority scheduling of services.
Website: www.eastconn.org/at

Assistive Technology (AT) & Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Training
EASTCONN’s AT and AAC specialists offer a range of AT and AAC training at EASTCONN's facilities or at a location of your choosing. Training can be focused on the individual needs of a student or a specific technology solution, such as programming an AAC device. Training may also be adapted to explore a broader range of solutions for academic needs, such as AT tools to support reading or writing.
Website: www.eastconn.org/at

Assistive Technology (AT) Lending Library
AT Consortium member districts have full access to the Lending Library, a continually expanding collection of AT and Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) tools. AT and AAC tools can be used for student trial, ensuring that the device is a good match for the student, or as a loaner when a student device is in need of repair. District staff can borrow AT and AAC tools in order to familiarize themselves with these devices and their features. The AT Lending Library is housed at EASTCONN’s Commerce Drive facility in Columbia. More information about the AT and AAC tools that are available in the library can be found on our website, www.eastconn.org/at.
Website: Click here to visit the lending library website.

Autism Spectrum Disorders & Other Developmental Disabilities Program, K through Grade 12
This program provides a highly structured, intensive and individualized classroom experience for children in preK-grade 12 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.
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Back-Office Support
Smaller organizations with limited resources often struggle to provide back-office, financial services in a cost-effective manner. EASTCONN's Finance Office can provide the affordable support and expertise needed, saving you both time and money. EASTCONN's Finance Office staff can: assess your finance department needs and develop a plan of support; supervise current staff; provide business management support to administrators; assist with state report preparation; manage end-of-year fiscal close-outs and more.

Birth-to-Three Program
Early intervention services are provided in the home or community, in conjunction with families, for young children identified with developmental delays. Services include coaching/modeling, parent support, referrals, collaboration with other providers/services, and transition to the school system when a child turns 3.

Center for Educational Leadership
The EASTCONN Center for Educational Leadership offers educators professional learning communities, cohorts, coaching and customized learning opportunities that examine the nature of leadership in today's world. Through research-based professional learning experiences, the Center supports district leaders as they consider and analyze a range of leadership options, actions and instructional methods. Administrators and other district leaders benefit from interactive, experiential activities that are dedicated to evidence-based practices and personal reflection.
Website: Visit our webpage to learn more.

Classroom Technology Implementation and Assessment
Are you having difficulty implementing new technologies in your classrooms? Have you invested in technology that goes underutilized or doesn’t meet your expectations? EASTCONN can assist you in achieving the best possible results, from installation to implementation, including lesson integration and training. Let our expertise help you bridge the gap.

Clinical Day Treatment Programs, K-12
Offered at two conveniently located sites across northeastern Connecticut, EASTCONN’s well-respected Clinical Day Treatment Program is designed for K-12 students who need a highly structured, supportive, therapeutic environment in order to achieve academic and behavioral success. The main goal of this program is to help students acquire the academic, social, emotional and behavioral skills necessary to successfully return to their local public schools, or a less restrictive environment. Our dedicated, caring staff offer individualized instruction with a multi-modality approach and high-interest materials. Four core components are at the heart of this program: educational services, clinical support services, vocational services and family/community involvement. Extended school-year services are available.
Website: Clinical Day Treatment Programs

Community Arts Connection After School Program
EASTCONN operates the Community Arts Connection (CAC) after-school program for elementary and middle school children who reside at Windham Heights, a federally-funded complex located outside of Willimantic. Open since 2007, CAC is designed to support students’ academic achievement and open their eyes to the arts. The program provides tutoring, homework assistance, creative activities, nutritious snacks, library books, field trips, free tickets to arts performances and more. CAC students participate in imaginative activities that connect to monthly themes. Willimantic Public Library operates a satellite branch at CAC, increasing students’ access to reading materials. Through rich community partnerships, CAC students participate in a range of activities designed to bolster their academic abilities, increase their leadership and team building skills and provide opportunities to enjoy new experiences.

Community Education
Non-credit, recreational, personal improvement and career advancement courses are offered at nearby community sites for learners of all ages. A selection of reasonably priced courses are offered year-round. Enrichment trips with coach bus transportation are offered with multiple pick-up sites throughout the region.
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Conference & Meeting Support
Professional conference staff can help you plan and manage your event, either at one of our facilities or at an alternate venue of your choice in Connecticut. From initial event planning to assisting with on-site logistical support, we offer comprehensive event management to include 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.
Website: Visit the Conference Center website for more information!

Connecticut Administrator Test (CAT)
EASTCONN manages the 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).

The Educational Testing Service (ETS) will first administer the new computer-delivered CAT in September 2018. ETS will have information regarding the new CAT available beginning July 2018 on the ETS website, including test registration and preparation information.
Website: CAT Web page

Connecticut Core Standards
The Connecticut Core Standards define the rigorous skills and knowledge in English language arts and mathematics that need to be learned by students, so they can succeed academically in both credit-bearing courses and in workforce training programs. EASTCONN supports the implementation and alignment to the Connecticut Core Standards through consortiums, unit development teams, full-day and in-district professional learning opportunities.

Connecticut Early Learning and Development Standards
Training and consultation are available for your staff on curriculum and assessment (with an emphasis on linking teaching to curriculum and assessment) and aligning preschool curricula with that of the primary grades, including the Connecticut Core Standards. Training on the Connecticut Early Learning and Development Standards and Assessment Frameworks is also available.

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 (CTPAF). Teacher-friendly and secure, this database eliminates the need for handwritten reports and allows teachers and administrators to view individual, classroom and program results.
Website: www.ctpaf.org

COOL Directions
This is a year-round, in-school, youth initiative for students, up to 21 years old, and in grades 11 or 12. Students participate in work readiness, portfolio development and employment activities. The program also offers part-time paid internships, financial literacy and job search skills. Youths must meet Department of Labor Guidelines to participate.

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. Current contracts exist for custodial supplies, food service items (bread, cafeteria paper & supplies, groceries à la carte, milk, produce), office supplies, photocopiers and printer units, technology equipment and fuel oil. Open to school districts, municipalities and non-profit organizations, the Cooperative saves its members time and money.
Website: Cooperative Purchasing Page

CT REAP: Web-Based Employment System
Reach across the marketplace with Connecticut's statewide, web-based employment system for recruiting teachers and other certified administrators.
Website: www.ctreap.net

Curriculum Development & Design: NGSS and ELA
Our expert staff can help you research, design and/or develop curricula in Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) or English language arts (ELA) using a variety of strategies, including project-based instruction, differentiated instruction and school-to-career organizers. Our staff have extensive experience with Connecticut Core Standards, and can assist you with developing a quality, comprehensive curriculum aligned to current Connecticut Standards.

Customer Service Academy
Course participants will prepare for the nationally recognized National Retail Foundation's Customer Service and Sales credential. This credential will help entry-level sales and service associates learn skills related to front line work in retail (or any industry that values customer service and sales skills). Individuals taking the course will learn about products and services; assessing and meeting customer needs; preparing for selling, gaining customer commitment and closing the sale; store operations and inventory control; the process of merchandising; the importance of common employability skills; and how to craft a polished resume.

Data Analytics and Reporting
Everyone is collecting data everywhere. Are you working for it, or is it working for you? The true power of data can only be realized when you can use it when you need it, where you need it. Let EASTCONN’s analytics experts organize your data and create on-target reporting, ready for on-demand download or delivery via e-mail. Move beyond the cumbersome and inadequate reporting features built into common software and take the next step in data-driven decision-making.
Website: Click here to view our Analytics and Reporting Services

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.

District & 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. Some districts are using this process to create a 3-year professional learning plan to guide professional development (PD) activities.

DOTS (Documentation & Observation for Teaching System)
CT DOTS Online is the only system specifically designed to meet the data entry and analysis demands required by CT DOTS. Early childhood professionals now have a paper-free method of observing children, collecting evidence/artifacts and evaluating their skills against a standard set of indicators. CT DOTS Online is available anytime, anywhere and from any device.

Double Robot Avatar
When a teacher or student is unable to be in the classroom, a Double Robot allows users to stay involved as if they were physically in the room. This video telepresence robot is an extension of the user; its Web-based, intuitive control allows the user to drive an iPad on a wheeled robotic base around the building and have live interactions with others, so as never to miss a meeting, a class or event. Face-to-face interactions are a valuable component of collaboration and learning, which Double Robot can make possible. Devices are available for daily or long-term rental.
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Driver Education
Taught by state-certified driver-education professionals, these popular 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.
Website: Click here to visit the Driver Education website

Early Childhood Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS)
Our certified CLASS staff are available to observe, record and provide feedback for your preK classrooms on the dimensions of emotional support, classroom organization and instructional support. CLASS has scientifically identified specific early experiences that children need in order to succeed in school and life. It has organized these experiences into teacher classroom behaviors that are observable and that support high-quality care and education. The CLASS tool provides data for program planning and classroom support systems.

Early Childhood Council Facilitation and Strategic Planning
EASTCONN staff with experience in community collaboration, early childhood policy and practice, as well as comprehensive services, will work with your community to support the development and implementation of an Early Childhood Council. Our staff can also serve as your school readiness liaison to the Connecticut Office of Early Childhood, or fulfill the role of school readiness monitor for your state-funded program. We can help you develop a strategic plan for increasing your capacity and improving the quality of your early childhood services. In addition, our expert staff can assist your program with grant-writing services.

Early Childhood Parent Education/Parenting Workshops
Workshops on a range of topics are available to help parents increase their parenting skills, improve their knowledge of children's growth and development, and learn how to support learning. Early childhood specialists are available to provide regional or on-site training.

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.

Early Childhood Training, Consultation and Coaching
Early childhood specialists provide a range of professional development services customized to meet your program needs. Professional development related to curriculum, teaching and assessment, and learning environments, is directly connected to state and national standards. On-site training and coaching is aimed at accomplishing program improvement goals that lead to improved child outcomes.
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Early Head Start
EASTCONN administers the Early Head Start program in Windham and Tolland Counties. This program serves income-eligible pregnant women and children, birth to age 3, and their families, in home-visiting and center-based programs. 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.
Website: Visit our webpage to learn more.

EASTCONN Mobile STEM Laboratory
The EASTCONN Mobile STEM Lab is EASTCONN's newest STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) learning resource for teachers and students in pre-K through grade 12. The Mobile STEM Lab travels to schools and recreational areas throughout Connecticut. On the Mobile STEM Lab, students enjoy access to sophisticated, state-of-the-art STEM equipment and engage in learning experiences that address Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) topics, such as watersheds, biodiversity, climate change, feeding the hungry, water waste treatment and robotics. The EASTCONN Mobile STEM Lab may also be used as a resource for training, summer camps and workshops for students and teachers.
Website: STEM on the Move website

Eastern Connecticut Health Insurance Program (ECHIP)
This health insurance collaborative enables its municipal and public school members to more effectively manage and reduce costs for their employees' health insurance. Subject to approval by the collaborative's executive board, public school districts and municipalities may apply for membership. Visit the ECHIP web site at www.echipct.org to learn more.
Website: More information about ECHIP

Educator Supervision, Evaluation and Professional Development Plans - Consultation and Support
EASTCONN provides training and onsite support working with leaders, teams or individuals to develop quality supervision, evaluation and professional learning plans. Grounded in the high yield practices of reflection and feedback, we can provide assistance for educators at all levels.

Employer Services
Local businesses can customize cost-effective training packages in literacy and English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL), customer service, Microsoft Office, or manufacturing that meet their workforce development needs. Training can be provided in the workplace or at a convenient EASTCONN adult education site.
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English Learner (EL) Professional Support
Training and technical assistance are available to school districts with low-incidence English learners (EL), including EL Consortium members receiving Title III funding. Services include policy development, program design, Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) testing requirements, identification, testing support and professional learning.

English Learners (EL) Title III Consortium
EASTCONN's English Learners (EL) Title III Consortium provides a forum for regional EL educators to come together around emerging trends and practices in EL. Practitioners share best practices and EASTCONN staff provide current information on curriculum, assessment, effective instruction and the latest developments from the state and federal levels pertaining to the Title III Grant.

English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) Family Literacy
EASTCONN Adult Programs partners with Head Start to provide Family Literacy classes to eligible Windham families.
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English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) Instruction
Our Adult Education certified instructors provide free instruction for non-English-speaking adults who are 17 and older. Beginner- to intermediate-level classes are available. Daytime and evening classes are offered at convenient locations throughout northeastern Connecticut.
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eObserve Data Management System for Classroom Observation
eObserve is an online observation tool for classroom assessments and/or informal or formal teacher observations. Designed to be used on a tablet or computer, this web-based program allows school staff to observe and input evidence as its happening and run real-time reports. Let us customize eObserve to meet your district’s specific needs.
Website: Visit EASTCONN's Technology Solutions webpage!

Executive Briefings and Technology Updates
Do you or members of your leadership team need to come up to speed on technology topics before making critical decisions? Do you need to discreetly improve your understanding of administrative or educational technology? Technology Solutions can provide small-group and individual briefings and updates on request, giving you the edge you need to succeed with technology. Content can address any topic, historical or current, at the location of your choice.

Executive Function Skills
The lack of self-regulation in children is cited as an increasing problem in schools today. Behavioral and academic issues often result from underlying problems with executive function. EASTCONN staff can work with school districts to increase the executive function skills of preschool through grade 1 students. We provide training and on-site coaching to administrators and teachers in implementing strategies to support children's self-regulation, while increasing their literacy and math skills.

Facilities Audit Services
EASTCONN supports school districts that do not have the on-staff expertise necessary to make determinations about long-range facilities needs, including maintenance and overall improvement planning. Call us to explore your options.
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Facilities Forum
This regional council 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.
Website: Click here for a list of upcoming forum dates.

Fingerprinting Services
EASTCONN offers fingerprinting services to Local Education Agencies and their job applicants in compliance with Connecticut state law. Conveniently located fingerprinting services, provided by EASTCONN experts, help ensure a smooth hiring process for potential employees.
Website: Click here for fingerprinting FAQ's

Food Services
EASTCONN’s experienced, creative and professional staff can provide your organization, group or school district with a wide variety of services, including small-group or large-group catering, the National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program or After-School Snack Program. Committed to providing exceptional service and fresh food, our Food Services group is co-located at Quinebaug Valley Community College (QVCC), where EASTCONN staff prepares high-quality food in a polished, commercial-kitchen setting. Food Services also operates “Food for Thought,” a successful, bustling café at QVCC.
Website: EASTCONN Food Services

Get Back to Work Through American Job Center East
With locations in Danielson, Willimantic and Montville, the American Job Centers provide employment assistance to job seekers. Individualized services are available for low-income adults and laid-off workers. Assistance includes employment/career guidance, job search information, potential training funding for eligible applicants, an ongoing connection to employer recruitment opportunities and on-the-job training opportunities.
Website: Employment & Training

Grants Development & Management
Whether the funding source is local, statewide, federal, or private and public foundations, 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. Additionally, we provide grant development workshops. We have more than 30 years of experience and demonstrated expertise in obtaining and managing significant grant dollars.

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 complete a two-hour asbestos awareness training class within 60 days from date of hire.
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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. Center-based programs are available in Killingly, Plainfield, Putnam and Windham. A home-based program is available to families in Tolland County. Head Start incorporates a strong family involvement component, ensuring that families are involved in their child's education. Other benefits of Head Start include support with health, dental, nutrition and mental health needs.

Health Careers Advancement Program
Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) provide opportunities for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) recipients and other low-income individuals to enter and advance along four healthcare career pathways, including patient care and nursing, emergency medicine, community health and patient navigation, and health information management. Participants increase their employability in health careers through a series of preparatory programs that include classes in work readiness, skills-building, job training, and community college. Participants are supported by intensive case management and job placement assistance.

High School Completion
Adult Education offers three alternatives for completing a high school education. Our counselors can help adults determine which program is the best option. Choose from among the GED, the Adult High School Credit Diploma and the National External Diploma Program. Participants must be 17 or older.
Website: Learn more about your options

IET (Integrated Education and Training)
IET is an innovative education model that integrates basic-skills adult education with technical instruction. The curriculum is jointly designed by certified adult education instructors and specialists in the manufacturing field. Classes are co-taught by adult education and technical training instructors. EASTCONN’s IET program helps students prepare for the GED; earn the manufacturing industry-recognized Certified Production Technician Certification and create a digital portfolio demonstrating work readiness skills.

Information Technology Support Services
Our technology support team can help you with all your computer and mobile devices, from deployment and set-up to preventive maintenance and repair. We can provide you with trained Information Technology (IT) staff on a temporary, full- or part-time basis. Or, you can contract with us for short-term projects. Services include: troubleshooting peripherals, desktops and laptops, networks, set-up for technology labs, preventive maintenance, desktop and server support, technology equipment repair, IT diagnostic services and audio/visual equipment support, and end-user support.

JET (Jobs, Employment & Training) for 17-24-year-olds
Get a JET start on your future! Explore career options and participate in paid internships and on-the-job training. Improve your work readiness skills and learn about resume writing, dressing for success, interview techniques and more. Education and training classes will help you complete your high school diploma and/or earn a nationally recognized Customer Service credential.
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Jobs First Employment Services (JFES) Case Management
We oversee case management services for Temporary Family Assistance (TFA) clients at the Eastern Connecticut Workforce Investment Board's American Job Center locations in Danielson and Willimantic.

Language and Literacy Assessment Practices
EASTCONN staff will work with your school district to review its current practices in language and literacy assessments so they align with critical, grade-level reading skills and Connecticut Core Standards for kindergarten through second grade.

Language Arts Council
Our Language Arts Council provides a forum for area language arts teachers to explore 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 in education.
Website: Click here for Council Schedule

Leadership Development
We provide professional learning opportunities that are grounded in the Connecticut Standards for School Leaders and Standards for Teachers. Through a variety of administrator groups, teacher-leader cohorts, online learning and coaching, we can provide customized support to district administrators as they develop leadership capacity within their own district learning communities. Online collaboration and on-site coaching contribute to this work, minimizing time out of your building.

Library Council
Regional Library Council provides area Library Media Specialists and Circulation Librarians with an opportunity to share practices, discuss current trends, and align curricular goals.

Life Skills & Basic Skills Instruction
Intended for adults 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, writing and technology 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 prepare for employment, the military and/or post-secondary training.
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Literacy Professional Learning
Professional development and technical assistance are available for schools seeking to align their literacy curriculum with the Connecticut Core Standards, and strengthen their literacy program. EASTCONN can provide support to meet the needs of all learners, implement best practices, administer and analyze literacy assessments and use data to inform instruction.

Magnet School Admissions Management (Lottery Services)
Using an online platform, our technology staff will create a custom student application for your school. Select questions parents need to answer, set parameters by which priority groups (if any) are created, publicize the lottery and announce the results. Technology Solutions will validate applicants, verify the random selection and provide your school with the results. In addition, our staff can manage all communications with applicants. EASTCONN will assure compliance with procedures as your impartial agent.

Math Council
Our Math Council provides a forum for area math teachers to meet regularly to discuss emerging trends and practices in mathematics. Practitioners share best practices and EASTCONN staff provide current information on curriculum, assessment and effective instruction. Often featured are Connecticut State Department of Education guest speakers, who share information on current education trends and developments.
Website: Click here for Council Schedule

Mathematics Professional Learning
We support math educators and leaders, to facilitate a smooth transition to the Connecticut Core Standards for mathematics. We provide high-quality training, job-embedded coaching and consultation to educators to deepen their understanding and implementation of effective instructional practices. We also help build content knowledge based in the Connecticut Core for mathematics and develop assessments to drive instruction.

Media & Crisis Communications Support
Our experienced staff can help you manage and increase your positive press, whether as part of your day-to-day operations, or as a result of a crisis situation. In general, they can help you choose newsworthy topics, write successful press releases and/or distribute your press releases to appropriate media outlets. They can also assist your organization with media relations during an unexpected event. We maintain a current list of education reporters and local and state media outlets. Staff can edit and distribute releases for you, or teach you how to do it yourself.

NAEYC Accreditation Consultation
Our expert Early Childhood staff will provide information, consultation and training to preschool and kindergarten programs that want to pursue accreditation by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).
Website: Click here for more information about AQIS

Network Management
Supplement your in-house staff with our networking experts. Our on-site or remote support services can ensure your networking equipment and servers stay running and optimized to your needs, while improving your network's availability and overall performance. We can provide support for Windows and Mac networks, servers, switches, routers, WAN connections and wireless networks. We are available for long-term assignments as well as ad-hoc projects including server and networking equipment upgrades, server migrations and wireless network upgrades.

Neuropsychology Services
Psychological and Behavioral Consultation Services (PBCS) offers comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations to identify a child's cognitive strengths and weaknesses, determine how a child learns best, and outline appropriate and beneficial intervention strategies. Assessments are selected to address specific referral questions and could evaluate attention, memory, language, problem solving, visual skills, executive functioning and other cognitive functions. Results and recommendations are shared with the child's family and with the school team. Consultation services are also available to facilitate the implementation of recommendations and to consider how to proceed when a comprehensive evaluation may not be warranted.

Non-Traditional Learner Program
EASTCONN provides non-traditional clients with technology-rich classes to prepare them for the GED exam and/or improve their English reading, writing and speaking skills. Participants also develop problem-solving, decision-making and other critical-thinking skills all within a workplace readiness context.

Occupational Therapy Services
EASTCONN’s occupational therapy practitioners address the needs of students in the areas of fine motor, visual motor integration, visual perception skills, sensory processing, prevocational and life skills. Our experienced occupational therapy staff provide screening, evaluation, direct intervention and consultative services in both therapeutic and classroom settings. Occupational therapy staff work as part of a student’s educational team, providing services from pre-K to young adult transitional services.

Personalized, Student-Centered Learning
EASTCONN offers districts support through multiple entry points as they pursue a personalized, student-centered learning system. We can facilitate and engage the school community in the development of your Portrait of a Graduate; measurement and reporting of student knowledge skills and habits of mind; student agency; competency based instruction and project-based learning. As districts seek to prepare learners for the ever-changing life they will lead, EASTCONN's highly qualified staff have been trained with leading professional organizations in the field to bring you innovative practices.

Personnel Recruitment Assistance
We offer a range of strategies to help you recruit and hire qualified personnel, including cooperative advertising and outreach via our web-based employment system.

Physical Therapy Services
EASTCONN’s physical therapists address the gross motor, sensorimotor, mobility and positioning needs of students. Our experienced therapists provide screening, evaluation, direct intervention and consultative services. As part of the student’s educational team, physical therapists support motor development to maximize access to the educational environment and promote participation in the general educational curriculum.

PowerSchool Consulting
EASTCONN's expert student information system and programming staff support PowerSchool districts with implementation planning and execution. Support services include the transition to standards-based instruction and reporting; training for administrators, teachers, counseling, office and technical support staff; state and federal reporting compliance; scheduling (including PowerScheduler); customization and report development; and cross-system integration with related applications such as learning management, assessment, food service, transportation, library and communications systems.
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PreK-Grade 3 Alignment
EASTCONN staff facilitate a review of components of aligned preK-grade 3 structures and components that address the alignment of standards, instruction, assessment, family engagement and transitions, using a research-based tool. Staff will work with your local school, district or community team to develop an improvement plan.

Principals' Community of Practice
We offer a consortium for principals in the EASTCONN region to network and meet the unique needs of small district leaders. Specific areas for collaboration and sharing are identified by the group and can include "Instructional Rounds". Face-to-face and online collaboration opportunities support this collegial exchange.

Psychological & Behavioral Consultation Services
Psychological and Behavioral Consultation Services is committed to assessment-driven intervention practices, using data-based decision-making to provide an effective continuum of support for students, teachers, teams, programs and systems. Assessment services include: Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA); psychoeducational assessment; ecological assessment/needs assessment; and diagnostic assessment. Services are delivered through a consultative framework and areas of support often include: School-wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (SWPBIS); academic, behavioral and social-emotional interventions; and autism programming. EASTCONN is staffed with licensed psychologists, Board Certified Behavioral Analysts (BCBAs), school psychologists, special education teachers and behavior interventionists. Services are delivered to districts and schools across eastern Connecticut.
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Quinebaug Middle College (QMC) Magnet High School
Located on the Quinebaug Valley Community College campus in Danielson, QMC is a public, magnet high school open to all Connecticut residents in grades 9-12. Students attend QMC at no cost to them; funding is provided by the sending district. The overarching theme of QMC is that of the middle college experience. QMC enrolls students who are bright, capable learners who seek more control over their educational program. Students are expected to participate in and contribute to QMC's democratic learning community through daily advisory classes and weekly "Town Meetings." Students work in service to others through service learning and Senior Capstone programs. At QMC, every student’s learning program is customized to help students realize their full potential.
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Radon Measurement Service Provider
Use the expertise of our nationally-certified Radon Measurement Technician to test your school or daycare facility for radon. We will determine whether your building(s) meets mandated State of Connecticut Department of Public Health codes.
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Reading & Writing Workshop Services
EASTCONN provides in-depth coaching in the TC Reader/Writer workshop model of instruction for all levels. Professional learning, coaching and planning are available to support implementation of Readers and Writers Workshop. EASTCONN can lead on-site professional development, and provide coaching strategies such as fishbowl demonstrations, modeling and gradual release. We work alongside teachers to demonstrate different teaching methods and structures. Additional topics focus on developing effective mini-lessons, unpacking units of study and using the conferring process to elevate the level of student work.

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.

Regional Staff Development Council
The Regional Staff Development Council at EASTCONN brings district and school leaders together in a collegial forum to discuss current educational issues in Connecticut. Topics include curriculum, assessment, the state's educator evaluation model, professional development, legislation and other relevant educational topics. Speakers from the Connecticut State Department of Education regularly attend sessions to discuss new developments in education, both statewide and national.
Website: Click here for Council Schedule

Regional Transition Services
Young adult students with disabilities, ages 18-21, receive a continuum of transition services through this program. Students prepare for adult responsibilities as they become more proficient in the activities of daily living and develop technology, community, vocational/career and/or college-readiness skills.

Related Services
Related Services encompasses the areas of Assistive Technology, Augmentative and Alternative Services, Occupational Therapy Services, Physical Therapy Services and Speech-Language Services.
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School Climate Support
We can help districts to create a safe school climate plan through a range of services to support districts and administrators. Consultation on plan development and guidance on establishing Naviance® platforms is available and can be customized to your needs.

Science Council
Our Science Council provides area science teachers with a forum for networking with colleagues and learning about emerging trends and practices in science. Practitioners share best practices and EASTCONN staff provide current information on curriculum, assessment and effective instruction. Outside education and science experts attend regularly to share important information.
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Science/STEM/NGSS Professional Learning and Curriculum Alignment
EASTCONN science specialists can provide a variety of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) professional learning and support, including curriculum alignment, instructional strategies and assessment. Our science specialists will customize services to meet your district needs.
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Secure Online Assessment Delivery
EASTCONN's assessment delivery system meets your evaluation needs by providing online administration of your custom assessments. Our staff will consult with you to capture the item design appropriate to your desired measures. Assessments can include any combination of questions, and reporting can be customized to suit your needs. We can provide proctored services for your assessment on our equipment to your statewide audience through our partner sites in Hamden, New Britain and Hampton.

Security and Investigation Services
Our team is poised to support districts’ safety, security and investigative needs in a variety of ways. We can conduct a review of school safety plans to ensure that the most current safety and security protocols are in place. We provide CPR, AED and other emergency training to ensure that staff are prepared for any emergency. We can help guidance personnel plan and implement attendance incentive or intervention programs. Additional services include residency and truancy investigations performed by trained professionals. Services are available on a case-by-case basis, and they can be customized to meet district needs.

Shared Staffing
EASTCONN can be your professional resource to handle the recruitment and selection of qualified personnel for all your staffing needs. EASTCONN works directly with Districts to provide specialized paraprofessionals and administrative support personnel for short or long-term needs.

Social Studies Council
Our Social Studies Council provides area social studies teachers with a forum for networking with colleagues and learning about emerging trends and practices in social studies. Practitioners share best practices and EASTCONN staff provide current information on curriculum, assessment and effective instruction. Outside education and social studies experts attend regularly to share new developments and important information.
Website: Click here to view the Council schedule

Social, Emotional and Academic Development

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.

Speech-Language Services
EASTCONN’s speech language pathologists provide diagnostic evaluations, consultation and treatment in the areas of language disorders, speech sound disorders, voice, fluency, hearing, auditory processing and social/pragmatic language disorders. Our experienced professionals are committed to providing the most current, evidenced-based intervention and data based progress monitoring.
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Strategic Planning for School Communities
Long-range planning involving the entire school community is essential for district coherence and continued advancement. Strategic planning is a process that engages multiple stakeholders in identifying priorities and developing an action plan to accomplish specific goals and outcomes. In this multiple component process, including focus group conversations, surveys, a scan of current data and work group sessions, a shared vision and road map are accomplished to achieve identified outcomes. Led by EASTCONN’s trained facilitators, the development of a coherent plan supports districts in allocating resources and serving as a communication tool for advancement.

Student Information Systems Management
The education process involves a complex ecosystem of software applications, many using the same core data. Are your systems and procedures streamlined to minimize staff labor and ensure the timeliness and accuracy of your information and reporting? Our on-staff experts can evaluate your current systems and operations, recommend integrated solutions, and provide training and support to key district personnel who are responsible for district and/or statewide data systems. Available tools include student information, learning management, assessment, communication, transportation and other education-focused systems, as well as locally developed solutions.

Summer Youth Employment and Training Program
Youth, ages 14-21, have an opportunity to participate in paid, project-based learning opportunities, at individual and group community work sites to learn career pathway, communication and financial literacy skills. Youth must meet Department of Labor Guidelines to participate.

Survey Deployment & Analysis
We offer customized design, hosting and data-analysis support for your 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 essential questions, and prepare you for administrative and community conversations. Our analysis tools permit quick turnaround in producing presentation-ready results reporting.
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Surveys for Educator Evaluation and School Climate
EASTCONN provides valid and reliable customized surveys that meet the Connecticut system for Educator Evaluation requirements to survey parents, staff, and sometimes students, while also meeting the legislative requirement to collect School Climate data.
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Teacher Education and Mentoring (TEAM) Collaborative
EASTCONN provides regional and in-district professional learning support to districts implementing the recently revised Teacher Education and Mentoring (TEAM) program. The new TEAM Collaborative provides support for beginning teachers and mentors, along with District and School Leaders. This model enables districts to continue using the online TEAM workspaces to meet statutory requirements, and facilitates support for Beginning Teachers.
Website: TEAM Website

Technology Academy
This Workforce Innovation and Opportunities-approved training program prepares participants for the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) 2013 certification with endorsements in PowerPoint, Word, Outlook and Excel. MOS is a nationally recognized information technology (IT) credential.

Technology Council
Our Technology Council provides technology educators with a forum where they can network with peers in a collegial environment, while learning about the latest trends and best practices in technology. Experts in the field and outside consultants regularly attend meetings and provide valuable insights into the latest developments.
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Technology Infrastructure Monitoring
EASTCONN's Information Technology (IT) experts can help you assess and anticipate problems and changes in your technology infrastructure, enabling you and your staff to be more proactive in addressing system concerns. We can assist you by building easy-to-read dashboards and providing instantaneous alerts to system irregularities. Our experts can help you maintain and/or improve technology-related productivity across your organization.

Technology Lunch 'n' Learn
Choose a topic and we'll provide the lunch. Our Conference Center in Hampton is the perfect place to host your Lunch 'n' Learn. Our experts in technology can present a short, focused learning experience for your staff on a variety of topics related to your current technology needs. Topics include, but are not limited to: Microsoft Office Suite; Protecting Your Hardware; Security; Becoming Internet Savvy; and Quick Tips/Shortcuts. Join us in Hampton, or our technology experts will bring a session to the location of your choice.

Technology Professional Development
Our Technology Solutions staff can provide you with new and/or advanced technology skills. Learn about gaming in the classroom, Google apps for education, malware awareness and Google training. Create databases using FileMaker Pro and Microsoft Office. Other topics are available upon request.

Technology Strategic Planning
Strategic planning for educational technology can ensure that your district's instruction and curriculum meet the demands of the 21st century. Our technology planning experts can help your district evaluate, create and implement a systemic and long-term technology plan to meet your goals. Facilitation and support are available for all types of planning, from small projects to district-wide initiatives. Ongoing monitoring and evaluation support are available. We can also assist with reviewing your current technology infrastructure and provide Information Technology (IT) staff to supplement your existing staff.

Transition Planning: 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.

Transitions for 21st Century Careers: Workforce Readiness
This multi-faceted program provides support and guidance for current adult education students as well as adult education graduates. These services include: embedded classroom support for career pathway development within the GED, CDP and ESL programs; program-wide transitions events; visits to local post-secondary programs with appropriate referrals and counseling; guest speakers; and contextualized academic instruction in manufacturing and health care content areas. Transition Coaches engage students early and support them throughout the process of exploring, identifying and transitioning to appropriate post-secondary experiences whether employment, training, military, entrepreneurship or college enrollment.

Transitions to Post-Secondary Education
This program supports students who are completing one of EASTCONN's high school programs (the GED Diploma, the Adult High School Credit Diploma or the National External Diploma Program) as well as English Language Learners and Citizenship preparation students as they transition into a variety of post-secondary education and training programs.
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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 trained carriers of both medically fragile riders, as well as those with behavioral challenges. Other services include human service agency client transportation, consultation regarding current transportation vendor contract efficiency and charter-bus transportation to special events.
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Truancy and Residency Services
EASTCONN’s Truancy and Residency Services are designed to help districts lower their overall truancy numbers and raise student attendance rates. This service also provides support to districts throughout the legal processes that accompany truancy. Residency Services are designed to assist districts in determining whether or not a student legally resides within their school district, allowing for more accurate enrollment and per-pupil cost projections. Residency Services are often used in conjunction with our Truancy Services.
Website: Truancy & Residency Services Forms

Video Production Services
Video Production engages students and enhances projects by creating visuals that speak for themselves. Recording class events, advertising a product, project or program, creating a webinar or a video for a training class can all be done through EASTCONN’s Video Services. We have all the tools necessary for recording, editing and creating a final product for your use.
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Virtual High School
Virtual High School (VHS) offers more than 200 core and elective courses for middle and high school students that prepare them for college and careers. Courses are available in all content areas, including a selection of Advanced Placement (AP) courses.

Volunteer Literacy Tutoring Program
Volunteer tutors work with adult learners on basic reading, writing, math or English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) 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 are encouraged to apply.

Web Application Development
Our technology team can turn your manual processes into business-driven, user-friendly, highly innovative custom Web applications. Whether it's simple form data collection or a full-featured application, we can turn your ideas and/or current processes into a database driven, scalable and globally available solution for any device. Working closely with you, we'll determine the most effective solutions, while also ensuring that your application is intuitive, easy to use and serves your user needs.

Woodstock Academy Cooperative Program
This collaborative program between EASTCONN and Woodstock Academy provides services for high-school age students (grades 9-12) with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities on the campus of Woodstock Academy. EASTCONN special education personnel and Woodstock Academy educators work together with the Local Education Agency (LEA), individual students and their families to facilitate growth in identified educational areas and transition planning.