SDE: Connecticut's State Network of Educators

Connecticut's State Network of Educators

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Be part of Connecticut’s State Network of Educators!   As a member of the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium, the Connecticut State Department of Education invites educators who have significant experience in formative assessment and deep knowledge of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) to join Connecticut’s State Network of Educators (SNE) and help review professional learning resources for the Smarter Balanced Digital Library.


Connecticut invites K-12 teachers and administrators and higher education professionals with experience working with the following student populations to apply: general education, gifted and talented, English language learners, and students with disabilities.


Online Application

All qualified educators are invited to apply.  The application period has been extended through Friday, June 14, 2013.  To be considered, please submit your application no later than June 14, 2013.  Click the following link to begin your application:


Connecticut State Network of Educators Online Application

Step by Step Guide to the SNE Application


State Network of Educators (SNE)



The SNE will work with Connecticut ’s State Leadership Team and play a critical role in identifying, submitting, and vetting resources for the Digital Library.  Specifically, between September, 2013 and September, 2014, SNE will:

  • Participate in five (5) web-based trainings.
  • Submit and review resources for the Smarter Balanced Digital Library.
  • Provide valuable feedback on the usability of the Digital Library application.
For their service, selected educators will obtain early access to the Digital Library resources and innovative collaboration tools and a stipend of up to $1500. Minimum criteria for payment are as follows:
  • Attend/complete each of the five (5) trainings.
  • Submit resources into the Digital Library after each of the five trainings:
    • Submit at least one resource after Training 1.
    • Submit at least one resource that is approved for the Digital Library after each of Trainings 2, 3, 4, and 5.
  • Review at least three resources in the Digital Library after each of the five trainings.


Digital Library


Smarter Balanced is committed to providing resources, tools, and professional learning opportunities for educators so that they can tailor instruction to student needs based on information from a coherent, balanced assessment system.  The heart of the formative practice resources is the Digital Library.  The Digital Library is an online, user-friendly, searchable library for educators that contains only high quality vetted resources.  It is interactive and allows educators from member states to use and rate resources and collaborate.


Smarter Balanced


All children deserve an education that prepares them to take advantage of the wide array of career and education options available after high school.

Smarter Balanced is an educator-led consortium of states that helps schools fulfill this mission by providing high-quality assessments of student progress toward meeting the high expectations defined in the CCSS for English language arts and mathematics.


As a state-led organization comprised of K-12 and higher education leaders and educators, Smarter Balanced strives for quality, innovation, transparency, efficiency and fairness in the development of a formative, interim, and summative assessment system to improve teaching and learning and to support accountability.



Additional Information

Connecticut's State Network of Educators Informational Flyer [ PDF ]

Connecticut's State Network of Educators Presentation [ PDF ]


Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium

Visit to learn more about Smarter Balanced.



Direct questions to Joseph Di Garbo, Connecticut's Teacher Involvement Coordinator, at 860-713-6863 or  

Content Last Modified on 5/24/2013 12:18:33 PM