HARTFORD — In an effort to help implement the state’s Common Core State Standards, the State Department of Education on Tuesday announced that 97 teachers from 86 schools across Connecticut will participate in its TeachFest Connecticut, an intensive professional learning session on the new educational standards for schools.
In this program, teachers are expected to develop high-quality resources to be shared with fellow teachers. This so-called ‘Connecticut Dream Team’ will also continue working with their peers in the weeks following TeachFest and later serve as teacher leaders at a larger event this summer, state officials said..
Participants teach a wide spectrum of different grade levels, with 60 specializing in English language arts and 37 in mathematics.
TeachFest Connecticut represents one of the professional development opportunities supported by the State Department of Education regarding the implementation of the Common Core State Standards.
The Connecticut Dream Team will first convene in Hartford from April 25-27 for TeachFest Connecticut, a celebration of teaching and an intensive, structured working session facilitated by LearnZillion. A provider of digital curriculum and professional development for the Common Core, LearnZillion developed this innovative model.
A complete list of teachers named to the Connecticut Dream Team may be found here.