Chapter: Connecticut

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October 12, 2018

November 2, 2018

December 7, 2018

February 1, 2019

March 8, 2019

April 5, 2019

May 10, 2019


Sponsored by a collaboration of CSDE, CREC, SERC/PIRC and our Advisory Group


June 25, 2018

Powerful Partnerships Online Summer Book Group

Join us for a virtual book group this summer.  We will read “Powerful Partnerships:  A Teachers Guide to Engaging Families for Student Success”  by Karen L. Mapp, Ilene Carver, and Jessica Lander, published by Scholastic.  This book is written with practitioners in mind.  You’ll find practical strategies as well as thought-provoking stories from the field revealing what cultural competence means for family engagement.  See a review of the book here.

Dates and Details:

Author Ilene Carver will join the final discussion.  Chapters will be divided up for each session and we will be piloting a book study guide with Scholastic.

A limited number of free copies of the book are available for participants in the book group.  Those who attend the orientation meeting on June 25 will receive a free copy of the book.  If you can’t attend the meeting, you can still be part of the virtual chats and secure the book on your own.

Pick up book and orientation:  Monday, June 25, 2018 at 10:00-11:00 AM

Please note change of location: Due to the enthusiastic response, we must relocate the meeting to a larger venue.  We will NOT meet at the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection in Middletown.

Virtual meetings on a private Facebook group:  Mondays July 9, July 16, July 23 at 8:00-9:00 PM


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10:00 - 11:00 AM


Capital Region Education Council (CREC)
Room 202
111 Charter Oak Avenue

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