CREC Schools Professional Learning

Professional Learning

The mission of CREC Magnet Schools is to develop a teacher’s talents and embrace innovation to ensure that every CREC teacher is highly effective, constantly innovative, and unquestionably professional. This mission is achieved by offering frequent, high-quality professional learning opportunities that are designed with the goal of empowering educators to creatively and collaboratively address educational challenges and prepare students for success. For students to be successful and deemed college ready, they must demonstrate proficiency with essential knowledge and skills in core content areas and develop the thinking and learning skills to be academically, socially and emotionally prepared for lifelong learning and global citizenship. As a result, professional learning opportunities must be focused on academic content as well as the development of key 21st century skills. All learning should encourage innovation and inspire teachers to seek that which enhances, evolves, or expands student learning and classroom instruction. To support the design of highly effective development opportunities, CREC has adopted Learning Forward's Standards for Professional Learning.

In concert with the standards, CREC’s Continuum of Professional Learning guides the selection of learning designs and encourages sustainable implementation. The Continuum illustrates a learning trajectory that promotes teacher leadership and professional growth.

Professional Learning Events

District-wide Professional Learning Events
Teachers Academy
Teacher's Choice

Professional Learning Links

CREC Magnet Schools encourages all its teachers to continually seek out opportunities for professional learning. Below are links that will guide you to many other professional learning opportunities within CREC and beyond.

CREC Magnet Schools Professional Development Calendar

CREC Agency-wide Events

Connecticut Core Standards Professional Development Opportunities