Video: Watch the culminating event from this year's Moving from Compliance to Coherence conference.
On February 25, 2016, the Connecticut State Department of Education, in partnership with the RESC Alliance and the Connecticut Association of Schools, sponsored our second annual professional learning conference entitled, Moving from Compliance to Coherence: Aligning Student and Educator Goals and Practices, at the Radisson Hotel in Cromwell. Over 280 educators attended the conference.
An exciting feature of this year’s conference was the culminating event — a storytelling hour, in partnership with Matthew Dicks, a West Hartford school teacher and 23-time Moth Story SLAM champion, whose stories have been featured on NPR’s nationally syndicated Moth Radio Hour and weekly podcast and founder of CT Speak Up. Five educators and one student told personal stories about their experiences. The day ended with Commissioner Dianna Wentzell sharing a story of her own. Overall, the day provided a unique opportunity for educators to come together and learn from one another.