www.crec.org/tabs CREC Events, Professional Development and Educational Resources 2016 UPCOMING EVENTS —REGISTRATION IS FREE! April 4 — The Future of Education: Innovative Ideas and Cost Savings Strategies May 9 — Inclusive Practices for Serving Students with Autism SPECIALIZED PRACTICES FOR STRUGGLING LEARNERS March 17 and March 29 — Addressing School Attendance and Adjustment Issues: Two-Day Workshop May 12 — Facilitating Futures Planning June 27, 28 and 29 — Summer Institute Three-Day Workshop: Co-Teaching Strategies for Successful Collaboration to Boost Student Outcomes REGISTER REGISTER REGISTER REGISTER REGISTER LITERACY March 15 and May 10 — CREC Literacy Consortium Contact Mary Janet Candeias at [email protected] or 860-524-4022 March 30 — Using the QRI-5 to Determine Appropriate Instruction for Students with Autism April 5 — Research-Based Writing Instruction: Self-Regulating Strategy Development for Writing Sonya Kunkel Lisa Fiano April 11, 12 and 13— Wilson Reading System® Three-Day Introductory Workshop May 18 — Strategic Instruction Model – Self Questioning Strategy (University of Kansas Model) May 23 and May 24 — Susan Lowell Two-Day Workshop on Dyslexia, Reading Disorders and Specific Learning Disabilities (Grades K-12) July 5, 6, 7 and 8 — Summer Institute: Four-Day Workshop: Structured Teaching Methods to Address Language and Literacy Disorders REGISTER REGISTER REGISTER REGISTER REGISTER REGISTER ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY April 6 — Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Assessment and Intervention Strategies POSITIVE BEHAVIORAL INTERVENTIONS AND SUPPORTS (PBIS) March 23 — PBIS New School Information Session (FREE!) LEADERSHIP March 29 — Cost-Effective Special Education Programs and Services for School Board Members, Central Office and Building Administrators April 6 — Transformative Leadership: Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports-Assess Your Current Systems May 5 —FREE Prep Session for the Connecticut Administrator Test (CAT) with Purchase of Educational Resource (see details below) May 24 and June 8 — The Leadership Challenge® — Includes a 360-Degree Leadership Practices Inventory and The Leadership Challenge Book REGISTER REGISTER REGISTER REGISTER REGISTER REGISTER For more information about any of these activities, contact Mary Janet Candeias at 860-524-4022 or [email protected] Educational Resources For more information about CREC’s educational resources, visit www.crec.org/store or scan the QR code. Online Professional Development Co-Teaching Basics for Special Education and General Education Teams Is a two-part, interactive, anytime webinar series that provides professionals an overview on how to implement co-teaching in their schools. Users of this online professional development tool, will progress through the webinar, while completing activities and assessments along the way. Part one of the series covers basics principles, roles in co-teaching, parity, accommodations, specially designed instruction, communication, and classroom arrangement. Part two describes how to configure group instruction; increase intensity of instruction, provide response opportunities, and increase time-on-task to promote student success. Practice Case Studies for the Connecticut Administrator Test A critical resource for candidates studying school leadership who want to obtain their CT 092 intermediate certification and need to pass the Connecticut Administrator Test (CAT). All candidates must pass four tests: two school improvement case studies and two instructional analysis case studies. The four case studies in this book are designed to mirror the CAT and will help candidates prepare for the exam. (Please see above for details on free prep session for CAT on May 5).