The Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) and the Regional Educational Service Centers (RESC) invite school practitioners to participate in statewide Communites of Practice (CoP). The CoPs will be facilitated by a RESC representative to provide attendees with an excellent, free opportunity: 1) to develop a collaborative community of practitioners, 2) to build connections and share resources, and 3) to identify professional needs in order to inform the CSDE’s Bureau of Special Education and RESCs of future learning activities. CoPs are design to engage practitioners in meaningful discussions and activities that will broaden our capacity to improve outcomes for students with disabilities. A detailed agenda will be sent prior to each event.

Below are the six CoPs that are begin offered for 2018-2019 school year:

Assistive Technology

  • April 5 – 9-11 am – EASTCONN
  • April 23 – 9-11 am – ACES
  • April 25 – 9-11 am – CREC

Occupation Therapy

  • April 23 – 4-6 pm – CREC
  • April 24 – 4-6 pm – EASTCONN
  • April 25 – 4-6 pm – ACES

Physical Therapy

  • March 12 – 4-6 pm – ACES
  • April 2 – 4-6 pm – EdAdvance
  • May 14 – 4-6 pm – LEARN

School Psychology

  • April 23 – 9-11 am – EdAdvance
  • April 24 – 9-11 am – ACES
  • April 25 – 9-11 am – EASTCONN

Social Work

  • May 7 – 1-3 pm – EdAdvance
  • May 14 – 1-3 pm – ACES
  • May 15 – 1-3 pm – LEARN

Speech & Language Pathology
*Note: speech-language eligibility guideline revisions will be discussed at the Speech-language pathology sessions*

  • March 26 – 1-3 pm – LEARN
  • April 1 – 1-3 pm – CREC
  • April 5 – 4-6 pm – ACES

For more information and to register, go to: https://registration.aces.org/?section_id=37