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EASTCONN works in partnership with school districts and educators across northeast Connecticut to continuously improve instruction with the goal of increased learning for all children. From teacher evaluation to Connecticut Core Standards aligned curriculum, our specialists offer a broad range of services. Browse the extensive list of Programs and Services below, and contact us with any specific questions or requests for services.

Please contact Faith Grist (fgrist@eastconn.org) if there is a topic you would like to suggest for a regional PD offering.


Pioneering work across the country and within our state is showing the way on how to effectively create personalized, student centered schools that integrate social, emotional and academic learning creating safe and engaging environments for learning. In this two-day workshop, you'll join co-authors of the ASPEN Institute's National Commission on Social, Emotional, and Academic development who will share their journey in creating personalized, student centered environments that foster an integrated approach to developing the social, emotional well-being of children. Click here for more information.


ISTE Certification helps ambitious preK-grade12 educators rethink and redesign learning activities with technology to engage students in real-world, authentic, active learning. It is learner-focused and pedagogy-based, and gives educators the tools they need to change classroom practice and improve student outcomes, no matter what technology they are using. Participants complete approximately 30 hours of instruction and activities before assembling an e-portfolio that includes artifacts and reflections on their learning. Candidates have up to six months to compile their portfolios, which are then evaluated by the ISTE Certification review team. Click here for details.


Kick off your summer with the Summer Literacy Institute at EASTCONN! Join us June 25-27 for three full-day workshops with presenters Hannah Schneewind, Kate Roberts and Gravity Goldberg. There are also optional half-day sessions on June 24th - an introduction to the program and a literacy leader meet-and-greet with presenter Tiffany Smith. The Institute is perfect for K-8 teachers and curriculum leaders, and both new and returning participants will leave with a repertoire of strategies and tools. Early Bird Registration ends March 15, so don’t delay – register today! Click here for more details.


Join us this summer for Math Recovery Training! This hands-on training will deepen teachers' practice to better assess students' mathematical thinking and provide innovative, targeted teaching strategies for success. Math Recovery is not a curriculum, but rather designed to help teachers use their curriculum more effectively, and to analyze and modify instructional tasks. Course I will cover early numeracy development - including verbal, symbolic and quantitative understanding – and development of addition and subtraction strategies. Course 2 will extend teacher knowledge of conceptual place value, multi-digit addition and subtraction, and early multiplication and division. Registration deadlines are in June, so sign up today! For details, click here.

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