The Center offers a series of cost-effective and powerful professional learning institutes.  These team-centered experiences provide research-based frameworks, powerful adult learning, and practical tools that are readily transferred back into district, schools, and classrooms.

Upcoming Virtual Learning Opportunities:

Acceleration Workshop – – FALL SESSION NOW REGISTERING!

September 20, 27, October 4, & 18, 2021
4pm – 6pm EST

Planning and enacting curriculum and instruction to advance the learning progress of all students.  These virtual workshop sessions are intended for instructional leaders (superintendents, principals, assistant principals, instructional coaches, and department chairs) and teacher teams of all levels. They address planning and delivering curriculum and instruction by accelerating learning for every student, rather than focusing on remediation, review, or other deficit thinking.

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3-Day Coaching Institute (In-Person) – – SOLD OUT!!
email Bridget to be added to the waitlist

September 23, 30, & Oct 7, 2021
Mercy by the Sea, 167 Neck Rd, Madison, CT 06443

The Coaching Institute is a three-day workshop (or the equivalent), in person or virtually, that aims to provide educators of all types (whether or not they have the word “coach” in their title) with the knowledge and skills to be able to support the thinking and planning of others. The workshop addresses these areas:

  • Ensuring that coaching supports equity, instructional practice, and leadership;
  • Listening brilliantly;
  • Asking questions that shift thinking:
  • Getting to grips with the nuances of feedback;
  • Supporting problem-solving, decision-making, and self-regulation;
  • Harnessing coaching to support strategy design, implementation, and continuous improvement.

The workshop promotes coaching as a practice, and there are ample opportunities to role play, give and receive feedback, and self-assess (by recording, listening to, and analyzing one’s own coaching).

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The CSDE has partnered with the Center and CAS to support new administrators by facilitating Educational Leadership Simulations during Fall 2021. These simulations will feature real-world problems of practice and they will be facilitated using an equity, antiracism lens. The simulations are free and available to all building leaders with 5 years’ experience or less working under their 092 certificate. Each of the six simulations are offered at two alternative time slots.

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Easily, the most engaging and important PD I have ever attended!

Leading for Equitable Classrooms Institute participant, 2018

The entire workshop was useful – start to finish. I had no prior experience with Instructional Rounds, and this workshop was super informative and very engaging. I really like how it was laid out – the first day of learning in the morning and practicing, and then going live the next day. I really enjoyed the discussions within our groups. I enjoyed it all.

Instructional Rounds Institute participant, 2019

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