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ACES Professional Development and School Improvement (PDSI) provides cost-effective, customized solution pathways to meet the needs of our collaborative partners by addressing professional learning at every phase.

PDSI works with regional partner districts, CSDE and other clients to anticipate and identify trends, target and access resources, design and implement initiatives and determine program effectiveness through comprehensive data analysis.

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PPROFESSIONAL LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

ACES offers learning opportunities for teaching staff and administrators to acquire new skills or advance in the education profession. In addition to offering ACES-created workshops on specific subject areas, instructional practices, and technology skills, the ACES Staff Development Building in Hamden operates as a conference center for local and statewide trainings. 

 

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 ALTERNATE ROUTE TO CERTIFICATION

The Alternate Route to Certification for Library Media Specialists (ARCLMS), and Alternate Route to Certification for Teachers of English Language Learners (ARCTELL) are advanced educator preparation programs approved by the CT State Board of Education. These programs were developed by ACES to address teacher certification shortage areas. Participation is open to currently certified teachers only.

 

PDSI has expanded access to ARCLMS and ARCTELL through the addition of ACES-created blended and virtual learning curricula.

 

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SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT SERVICES

ACES provides a staff of experienced educators to tailor technical assistance to the specific needs of schools and districts. ACES Educational Specialists offers expertise in a variety of specialties including: curriculum development, instructional strategies, technology integration, data analysis, assessment, facilitation of district planning processes and more.

 

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EDUCATION POLICY FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM (EPFP)

EPFP is a ten-month learning experience for professionals with strong leadership abilities and a concern for issues important to children and education.  Participants work full-time in K-12 public school districts, universities, RESCs and non-profits. Applicants are also accepted from business, municipal and state government, and boards of education. Fellows are typically endorsed and supported by their employer.

 

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REGIONAL CURRICULUM COUNCILS

ACES believes that quality partnerships are essential for the success of our schools, and is committed to supporting strong regional networking opportunities for our districts. Our regional councils provide ongoing venues for educators to convene in order to share and explore solutions to problems of practice and to stay ahead of trends in the field.

 

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INTERDISTRICT COOPERATIVE GRANT PROGRAMS

ACES collaborates with regional member districts to plan, write, and implement programs to address issues of racial/ethnic and economic isolation through Connecticut’s Interdistrict Cooperative Grant Program. 


TEACHER EDUCATION AND MENTORING PROGRAM (TEAM)

ACES provides TEAM support by designing and implementing training for beginning teachers and teacher mentors. Trainings for regional participants are held at the ACES Staff Development Building in Hamden.

 

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CONFERENCE SERVICES

Use ACES to host your next event or training! The ACES Staff Development Building at 205 Skiff Street in Hamden can accommodate up to eighty participants, and includes options for catering, audio/visual equipment, and the latest in computer and projection technology.

 

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For more information, contact Mary Lou Woods.