Peer Learning Opportunities

Overview

To support districts and schools in improving student attendance and engagement, CSDE offers two peer learning opportunities Below please find the description, audience and objectives for Talk Tuesdays and the Student Attendance & Engagement Community of Practice.

Attendance & Engagement Community of Practice (CoP).

The Attendance & Engagement Community of Practice is for ALL districts and the target audience is district-level administrators. It is structured in a more formal way than Talk Tuesday, with registration, guest speakers, and intentional time for districts to connect with one another on particular issues. This series of peer learning and networking opportunities are supported in partnership with SERC and Attendance Works.

Objectives: The CoP objectives are to engage district leaders in conversations with topic area expertise, share new resources, research and strategies for supporting school leaders and to share successes and challenges.  Virtual sessions are held monthly and are structured more formally than Talk Tuesdays with registration, guest speakers, and intentional time for districts to connect with one another of particular issues.

Target Audience: ALL districts and the target audience is district-level administrators. 

Schedule: Third Thursday of each month, 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Zoom. 

To subscribe to the Community of Practice Listserv:

  • Send an email from the email address you wish to receive notices to: LISTSERV@list.ct.gov.
  • Remove all text from the body in your email, including your contact information.
  • In the body of your email please type; Subscribe SDE_District_Attendance_Leads (subscriber name) and then send. Subscriber name example; first name last name To unsubscribe to the Community of Practice Listserv:
    If you would like to unsubscribe from this listserv, please remove all text from the body of your email and send the command “signoff SDE_District_Attendance_Leads" to LISTSERV@list.ct.gov from the email address which you would like removed.

Talk Tuesdays:

Talk Tuesdays are a “drop-in” networking opportunity that provides district and school staff an opportunity to learn about “what’s new,” hear from topic area experts and support each other and their work to improve student attendance and engagement. Virtual sessions are held bi-weekly and engage state agency, district and school staff in an open dialogue around student attendance and engagement.

Objectives: The objectives of Talk Tuesdays are to share lessons learned, trouble-shoot common concerns and provide overall support to each other.  Participants help identify the topics for future meetings, present problems of practice, and spend time together in small group discussions. Learn more on the Talk Tuesday webpage!

Target Audience: The target audience for Talk Tuesdays is specifically for Alliance and LEAP Districts, Commissioner's Network Schools, and charter schools, including district, school and community leaders and staff working to improve attendance and engagement. Participants often include school administrators, special education staff, student support staff, bi-lingual educators, home visitors, family engagement specialists, and many others.

Schedule: Sessions are held virtually on alternating Tuesday mornings, 10 to 11:00 a.m. Registration is not required – Talk Tuesdays are a “drop-in” opportunity that is available as participant schedules permit. The next meeting is on Tuesday, December 14. Subscribe to Talk Tuesday listserv below to receive notifications.

Registration: Registration is not required – Talk Tuesdays are a “drop-in” opportunity that is available at participant schedules permit.

To subscribe to the Talk Tuesday Listserv:

  • Send an email from the email address you wish to receive notices to: LISTSERV@list.ct.gov.
  • Remove all text from the body in your email, including any contact information.
  • In the body of your email type Subscribe SDE_Talk_Tuesday (subscriber name) and then send. Subscriber name example; first name last name.

To unsubscribe to the Talk Tuesday Listserv:
If you would like to unsubscribe from this listserv, please remove all text from the body of your email and send the command “signoff SDE_Talk_Tuesday" to LISTSERV@list.ct.gov from the email address which you would like removed.