NOTICE: Coronavirus Guidance for School Districts: Per Governor’s executive order, in-school class cancellations remain in effect until at least April 20, 2020.
Emergency Meal Programs: The State Department of Education is authorizing two distinct categories of COVID-19 Emergency Meal Programs in accordance with federal requirements: 1) COVID-19 Emergency Meal Program Limited to Students Attending School in Specific Districts. School districts on this list are only authorized to serve meals to students attending their schools, and any other child age 18 years or younger residing in the same household; 2) COVID-19 Community-wide Emergency Meal Program for Children. Any child age 18 years or younger can receive meal(s) at any meal service and distribution sites in these towns/cities. They do not have to be a resident or attend school in these towns/cities. Check these links often as more locations continue to be added.

Professional Learning Podcasts


Connecticut Standards for Professional Learning - Podcast Series

Episode 1: Overview of CT Standards for Professional Learning
Description: This overview identifies the key elements of each CT Standard for Professional Learning and practical examples of what each standard looks like in use.

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Episode 2: Implementation - Stages of Change
Description: Understanding the change process is an important part of the Implementation CT Standard for Professional Learning. This podcast focuses on three components of the Concerns-Based Adoption Model for change, which can support implementation of any initiative that requires a change in practice.

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Episode 3: Cultural Competence Standard for Professional Learning in Practice
Description: Culture is multidimensional. It represents the ways that groups of people, based on race, geography, socioeconomic status, beliefs, experience, or other unifying denominators assign meaning to, interact with, and adapt to contexts. Learn how Norwich Public Schools is working collaboratively with teachers, support staff, and administrators to understand the community and schools in order to be more culturally responsive.

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