Modules

1. PreK – 3rd-Grade Curriculum and Instruction 

  • Learning standards for PreK-3 — aligned, relevant, and integrated language, communication, and literacy, including dual language learning; mathematics; social and emotional development; motor and physical development, health, and well-being; scientific inquiry; social studies; creative arts; logic and reasoning; and cognition
  • K-3 social & intellectual habits
  • Executive function
  • Intentional, balanced teaching
  • Universal Design for Learning (UDL)
  • Learning environment
  • Child development, exceptionalities, brain research

2. 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
  • Balanced assessment practices that include authentic assessment and the appropriate use of standardized tools
  • 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

3. Leading for Equity, Excellence and Early Success

  • Leading a culture of caring, competence, and excellence1
  • Leading for learning, children, teachers, and staff
  • Building partnerships with families, caregivers, and community
  • Navigating within and across agencies, including federal, state, local, public, private, and philanthropic
  • Systems thinking
  • Conflict management
  • Data literacy and continuous improvement
  • Public relations, advocacy, and politics

 

Cost for Participants:  $4,750

 

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, 2018-2019

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 16 - 20, 2018 from 9am-3pm

Module 2: Assessment and Evaluation
October 19, 20, 2018 from 9am-3pm
November 2, 2018 from 9am-3pm*which will be held at The Friendship School, 24 Rope Ferry Road, Waterford, Connecticut
November 3, 2018 from 9am-3pm
November 14, 28, 2018 from 5pm-8pm

Module 3: Leadership
March 22, 23, 2019 from 9am-3pm
April 26, 2019 from 9am-3pm *which will be held at the Charter Oak International Academy, 425 Oakwood Ave in West Hartford, Connecticut
April 27, 2019 from 9am-3pm
May 1, 8, 2019 from 5pm-8pm

Program Dates, 2019-2020

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 – 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