The EASTCONN Diversity Educator Consortium provides assistance to public schools in our region to recruit, support, and retain a diverse educator workforce.  Research confirms that all students benefit from interacting with teachers of diverse racial, ethnic, and linguistic backgrounds and this consortium explores opportunities and challenges that districts confront in their efforts to create a diverse learning environment for students.

Facilitator: Anna Forlenza-Baily, 860-455-1571

EASTCONN’s English Learners (EL) Title III Consortium provides a forum for regional EL educators to come together around emerging trends and practices in EL. Practitioners share best practices and EASTCONN staff provide current information on curriculum, assessment, effective instruction and the latest developments from the state and federal levels pertaining to the Title III Grant.

Facilitator: Faith Fisher 860-455-1569

EASTCONN’s free Language Arts and Social Studies Council provides area teachers with a collaborative forum for networking with colleagues and learning about emerging trends and practices across both disciplines. Facilitated by EASTCONN staff, this council offers current information on curriculum, assessment and effective instruction. Participants help determine the group’s direction. Well-regarded outside educators and CSDE consultants attend regularly to share inspiring new teaching and learning perspectives.

Facilitator: Gary Peterson, 860-455-1551

Our Math Council provides a forum for area math teachers to meet regularly to discuss emerging trends and practices in mathematics. Practitioners share best practices and EASTCONN staff provide current information on curriculum, assessment and effective instruction. Often featured are CSDE guest speakers, who share information on current education trends and developments.

Facilitaor: Anna Forlenza-Baily, 860-455-1571

The Regional Staff Development Council brings district and school leaders together in a collegial forum to discuss current educational issues in Connecticut. Topics include curriculum, assessment, the state's educator evaluation model, professional development, legislation and other relevant topics. Speakers from the Connecticut State Department of Education regularly attend sessions to discuss new developments in education, both statewide and national. 

Facilitators: Diane Dugas, 860-455-1569 & Fath Fisher, 860-455-1569

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RSDC CSDE Update May 20, 2021

EASTCONN’s Science Council provides area science teachers with a forum for networking with colleagues and learning about emerging trends and practices in science. Practitioners share best practices and EASTCONN staff provide current information on curriculum, assessment and effective instruction. Outside education and science experts attend regularly to share important information.

Facilitator: Kelly Francis, 860-455-1508

As we return from experiencing a pandemic year the emphasis on reconnection and addressing the social emotional learning (SEL) needs of students, staff and families is essential.  Our new SEL council will provide a forum for teachers, counselors, social workers and others who address SEL needs to meet regularly to discuss emerging trends and best practices in the integration of SEL.  Practitioners will share best practices and EASTCONN staff will provide current information on curriculum, assessment and effective instruction.

Facilitator: David Howes 860-455-1569

Our Technology Council provides technology educators, administrators, educational technologists and all others involved with technology in K-12 with a forum where they can network with peers in a collegial environment, while learning about the latest trends and best practices in technology. Experts in the field and outside consultants regularly attend meetings and provide valuable insights into the latest developments. 

Facilitators: Andrew Depalma, 860-455-1620 & Jessica Jordan Guilbeault, 860-455-1601