We are pleased to announce that Teachers Academy 2018 will be held on August 20 and 21, 2018. All teachers entering their first year at CREC are required to attend. In addition, teachers in their second or third year at CREC hired with less than five years of experience must attend. Teachers in their second or third year at CREC hired with five or more years of experience do not have to attend; however, all CREC teachers are welcome to register for and attend any session.

Teachers Academy will take place at the Academy of Aerospace and Engineering, 1101 Kennedy Road, Windsor, CT 06095. Breakfast and registration will begin at 7:30 AM. Sessions will begin promptly at 8:30 AM each day.  Lunch will be provided for all attendees.  Attendees must bring a laptop or other device for note taking and access to online resources. Please be aware that professional attire is expected.

Sessions are designed to inspire you to begin the new school year motivated and empowered to prepare your students for success.

For registration guidance, select one of the following:

Teachers New to CREC

Teachers in their Second or Third Year at CREC

8/15/18: REGISTRATION HAS CLOSED. PLEASE VISIT ON-SITE REGISTRATION AT TEACHERS ACADEMY ON MONDAY, AUGUST 20 BETWEEN 7:30 AND 8:30 AM TO REGISTER.

PLEASE NOTE: When registering, you will be prompted to log into Protraxx with your username and password.  If you do not have a Protraxx account, please select ‘Register” under the ‘New Users’ section on the right of the screen and follow the prompts to create an account. Please note that the “Organization Type” must be set to RESC in order to select a CREC school or program under the “Organization” field. If you have trouble creating an account, call our Protraxx helpline at (860) 509-3787.

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New to CREC

Teachers New to CREC


All certified staff entering their first year at CREC are required to attend the full day session, “M100: CREC 101 - Preparing for a Successful First Year at CREC & TEVAL” on Monday, August 20, 2018.  Directly following this session, you are also required to attend a CREC Education Association meeting from 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM.

Most first year magnet school teachers are also required to attend content or position specific sessions on Tuesday, August 21, 2018. Please review the table below for all required session information.  If your position is not reflected in the table, this means there are no required sessions for you on Tuesday. The catalog offers a variety of sessions related to general instructional practices as well as additional content-specific offerings. Please review the Tuesday session offerings in the 2018 Teachers Academy Catalog and register using the link below.

Any teacher in a Student Services program should reach out to their supervisor for guidance in selecting Day 2 sessions.

2018 Teachers Academy Catalog 

2018 Teachers Academy Registration

Position/

Content Area

Session

Monday, August 21

Tuesday, August 22

Preschool Teachers

AM

M100 – CREC 101 - Preparing for a Successful First Year at CREC & TEVAL

T100 - CREC pre-Kindergarten Year 1

PM

Elementary Teachers

AM

M100 – CREC 101 - Preparing for a Successful First Year at CREC & TEVAL

T101 - Overview of the CREC Elementary Curriculum

PM

Secondary Teachers (Grades 6-12)

AM

M100 – CREC 101 - Preparing for a Successful First Year at CREC & TEVAL

T102 - CREC Curriculum Overview for 6-12 Teachers

PM

Special Education and Related Services (OT, PT, SW, Psych, SLP)

AM

M100 – CREC 101 - Preparing for a Successful First Year at CREC & TEVAL 

T103 - Providing High Quality Services to Students with Special Needs in CREC

(Year 1 Special Education teachers will join T101 - Overview of the CREC Elementary Curriculum

OR T102 - CREC Curriculum Overview for 6-12 Teachers, depending on grade range, for the morning. They will spend the afternoon in T103 - Providing High Quality Services to Students with Special Needs in CREC. Please register for only T103; you will then be enrolled in either T101 or T102 for your morning session, by Central Office.)

PM

EL Teachers

AM

M100 – CREC 101 - Preparing for a Successful First Year at CREC & TEVAL 

T105 - 1st Year ELL Session

PM

PE, Music, and Art

AM

M100 – CREC 101 - Preparing for a Successful First Year at CREC & TEVAL 

Session of Your Choosing

PM

World Language

AM

M100 – CREC 101 - Preparing for a Successful First Year at CREC & TEVAL 

T104 - Spanish Language Curriculum Overview

PM

Second or Third Year at CREC

Teachers in their Second or Third Year at CREC


  1. See below for the Conference Schedule. You may select any session that meets your learning needs. Please select one full day or one AM and one PM session for each day.
  2. Review the Teachers Academy Catalog for session descriptions.
  3. Click HERE to register. 

Monday

Tuesday

Full

Day

M100 -  CREC 101 - Preparing for a Successful First Year at CREC & TEVAL*

T100 - CREC Pre-Kindergarten Year One*

T101 - Overview of the CREC Elementary Curriculum*

T102 - CREC Curriculum Overview for 6-12 Teachers*

T103: Providing High Quality Services to Students with Special Needs in CREC* - Required for Year 2 and 3 Special Ed and Related Services

T104: Spanish Language Curriculum Overview*

AM

M200 - Teaching for Equity

(All Grades & Subjects)

T201 - Questioning and Discussion Techniques with Productive Talk

(All Grades, ELA, Math, Science, Social Studies, Special Education)

M202 - Getting Started with Project Based Learning

(All Grades and Subjects)

T202 - Making Social and Emotional Connections to Improve Student Engagement

(Grades 3-12, ELA, Science, Social Studies, Special Education, Physical Education & Health)

M203 - Teaching as Wizards: Using Pop Culture to Connect & Engage Students in Learning

(Grades 3-8, All Subjects)

T206 - Differentiating Phonics Instruction with FUNdations

(KG-Grade 2,English Language Arts)  

M204 - Counting Collections to Build Number Sense

(Preschool, KG-Grade 5, Math)

T207: Creating Calm:  Strategies to Prevent Challenging Behavior in the Classroom

(KG-Grade 5, All Subjects)

M205 - Organizing Yourself and Your Students for a Successful Year

(KG - Grade 5, Overall Classroom Organization)

PM

M300 - Teaching for Equity

(All Grades & Subjects)

T300 - Google For The Beginner

(All Grades and Subjects)

M301 - Planning using CREC Curriculum and Resources

(Grades 6-12, All Subjects)

T301 - Questioning and Discussion Techniques with Productive Talk

(All Grades and Subjects)

M302 - Routines and Procedures to Set Up Your Classroom: Danielson 2D

(KG- Grade 5, All Subjects)

T302 - Extend learning beyond the Classroom and Connect with the Community through Place-based learning

(Grades 3-12, All Subjects)

M303 -  Using the 5E Instructional Model (Engage, Explore, Explain, Elaborate, Evaluate) for Unit Planning and Lesson Writing

(Grades 3-12, ELA, Math, Science, Social Studies, Special Education)

T304 - Moving Matters

(Preschool-Grade 5, Physical Education & Health)

M304 - Effective Planning for Readers and Writers Workshop

(Grades 3-5, English Language Arts)

T305 - Strategies to Enhance Vocabulary and Reading Comprehension Instruction

(Grades 3-5, English Language Arts, Science, Social Studies)

M305 - Strategies to support student voice and choice in the Secondary Classroom

(Grades 3-12, All Subjects)

T306 - Creating Calm: Strategies to Prevent Challenging Behavior in the Classroom

(Grades 6-12, All Subjects)

* Open to Anyone, Required for First Year Teachers