Teacher Education And Mentoring (TEAM) Program
TEAM is a professional growth model that incorporates the Connecticut Standards for Professional Learning and provides Connecticut’s beginning teachers with multiple opportunities to reflect on their practice, analyze student data and outcomes, and identify areas for growth and improvement for their individual professional learning. Launched by the Connecticut State Department of Education in 2010, TEAM was – and is – intended to help new teachers improve their teaching skills, obtain beneficial mentoring support from experienced teachers, and stay in Connecticut’s public school system. In partnership with the CSDE and other education professionals, EASTCONN designed the original TEAM portal and Dashboard, which continue to be used by the CSDE and teachers, statewide.
EASTCONN is a key TEAM administrator, managing not only the TEAM portal and Dashboard, but also TEAM’s administrative details on behalf of the CSDE. EASTCONN provides TEAM Dashboard Access for all LEAs. The CSDE, in collaboration with the Regional Educational Service Center (RESC) Alliance, announced that all LEAs have access to the TEAM Dashboard, beginning August 30, 2020. Districts continue to have options for module completion.
Professional Development for TEAM Participants (mentors and reviewers) is available through each of the RESCs. Find the PD offerings here.
To obtain more detailed information about the TEAM program, please visit the CSDE’s web pages at https://portal.ct.gov/SDE/Talent_Office/Talent-Office-home-page/TEAM-Program.
For questions about TEAM, please contact Anna Forlenza-Bailey, (860-455-1571 or AForlenza-Bailey@eastconn.org).