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Executive District Leaders' Roundtable

Any central office administrator below the rank of superintendent (e.g., deputy, assistant, or associate superintendent; district director, etc.) who is a member of CAPSS is eligible to be a member of the Roundtable. Roundtable activities are geared to district-wide administrators with responsibilities in curriculum, instruction, and supervision/ evaluation practices. The Roundtable’s Program Leadership Committee have planned the theme of Social and Emotional Learning for the fall sessions and Equity for the spring sessions.

8:30am - 12:00pm

Friday, April 24
25 Oakview Drive, Room 266  |  Trumbull, CT



Wednesday, March 4
30 Realty Drive  |  Cheshire, CT

Dr. Stephan Knobloch, of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, will model how to analyze SEL data to determine the impact of strategies, mid-course adjustments and future plans. District teams will use the modeled data review protocol with their team to analyze district SEL data (in any form brought to the session).  If you would like HMH to use your district data to use as a model for the Data Protocol, email Terry Carroll by February 7th.  This is a first come first serve opportunity. The first district to raise their hand will be connected with HMH to plan the data review for March 4th.

Remember to bring a charged device and your SEL data (in any format) to this session. EDLR members may bring up to 3 guests each.


December 6, 2019
8:30am - 12:00pm

30 Realty Drive, Cheshire, CT
Networking and light breakfast will begin at 8:30am; session will run from 9:00am to 12:00pm

Members may bring 1 or 2 guests as space permits.

Updated Session Overview:

Dr. Stephan Knoblock, of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, will present The Data Analytics Think Tank: Setting a Path to Success.  The purpose of these Think Tanks is to help school district leaders review and reflect on what their district is doing to align strategic, intentional, and evidence-based programs and initiatives by analyzing data and key performance indicators connected to district goals.

Dr. Monte, an Adjunct Professor at Western Connecticut State University and Counselor Education Fieldwork Coordinator, will present Integrating the fields of Social Emotional Learning, Health and Wellness, Positive Education, and Positive Psychology. Social Emotional Learning, Health and Wellness, Positive Education, and Positive Psychology are four evidence-based fields of study that can help make that dream a reality. However, all of these fields must be integrated in order to create a positive school and district culture and climate that helps everyone to learn, grow, and flourish. Everything starts at the top, and administrators, faculty, and staff must be aware of adult behaviors in school and take appropriate steps to inspire their students to achieve great things, both in and out of the classroom. This session will include an overview of how to integrate these fields as well as activities aimed at generating insightful outcomes

Copeify is a Health intelligence and Motivational Messaging application developed by a West Point graduate and his daughter, both from Connecticut.  The Machine learning and anonymous experience is an easy way for students and staff to receive nutritional, life-skills, and character-building content on a smartphone. Schools have options to customize app channels and align daily notifications to their school cultures and yearly goals. Considering today's youth spends a considerable amount of time on their smartphones, this app could be utilized as a positive interface for our students.  The creator, Drew Bartkiewicz, will join us on December 6th to share how this app is being used by schools' faculty and students.
We will continue with our book study on Who You Know: Unlocking Innovations That Expand Students’ Relationships during our spring sessions. See me at our December session if you need a copy, we still have some available.

Friday, October 25, 2019

Relationship-Centered Innovations
9:00am - 12:00pm

261 Skiff Street, Hamden

Networking and light breakfast will begin at 8:30am; session will run from 9:00am to 12:00pm

We will hear from our colleagues in Ellington who have partnered with Columbia Teachers College to include SEL into their instruction, and from our colleagues in Wethersfield who have begun this work at the primary level. In addition, participants will receive a copy of Who You Know: Unlocking Innovations That Expand Students' Relationships.

Members may bring 1-2 guests.

Hope to see you soon!

Irene Parisi and Teresa DeBrito
Executive District Leaders’ Roundtable