Modules

PreK-3rd Grade Curriculum and Instruction

  • Learning Standards for PK-3
  • K-3 Social, Emotional and Intellectual Habits
  • Executive Function
  • Intentional, balanced teaching
  • Universal Design for Learning (UDL)
  • Learning environments
  • Child development and responsible inclusive practices
  • Brain research and neuroscience

Assessment Practices with Young Children and Evaluation of Teachers and Programs

  • Collaborative inquiry processes and responsible use of child assessments
  • Use of formative and summative assessments with young children
  • Use of the Connecticut teacher evaluation guidelines, evidence guides, and rubrics with PK-3rd grade teachers
  • Quality indicators for program evaluation using a cycle of continuous improvement
  • Data and cultural literacy

Leading for Equity, Excellence, and Early Success

  • Leading a culture of caring, competence, and excellence (FirstSchool)
  • Leading for learning with children, teachers, and other professionals
  • Building partnerships with families, care givers, and community
  • Navigating within and across agencies, including federal, state, local, public, private, and philanthropic
  • Systems thinking
  • Conflict management
  • Public relations, advocacy, and politics

 

Cost for Participants:  $4,950 however recent grant funding is allowing us to offer a financial incentive of $2,500 bringing the tuition cost to $2,450.

 

1 Ritchie, S., Gutmann, L., Ed. (2014). FirstSchool: Transforming PreK-3rd Grade for African American, Latino, and Low-Income Children. New York: Teachers College Press.

Program Dates, 2019-2020

NOTE: Classes are held at Area Cooperative Educational Services (ACES) Staff Development/Administration Building, located at 205 Skiff Street in Hamden, Connecticut unless otherwise noted.

Module 1: Curriculum and Instruction
July 15 - 19, 2019 from 9am-3pm

Module 2: Assessment and Evaluation
October 18, 19, 2019 from 9am-3pm
November 1, 2, 2019 from 9am-3pm
November 13, 20, 2019 from 5pm-8pm

Module 3: Leadership
March 13, 14, 2020 from 9am-3pm
April 3, 4, 2020 from 9am-3pm
April 22, 29, 2020 from 5pm-8pm

 

Program Dates, 2020-2021

Module 1: Curriculum and Instruction
July 13-17, 2020 from 9am-3pm

Module 2: Assessment and Evaluation
October 16, 17, 2020 from 9am-3pm
November 13, 14, 2020 from 9am-3pm
November 18, and December 2, 2020 from 5pm-8pm

Module 3: Leadership
March 19, 20, 2021 from 9am-3pm
April 23, 24, 2021 from 9am-3pm
April 28, and May 5, 2021 from 5pm-8pm