Certified Professional Learning Providers

Capitol Region Education Council – CREC

Equity, excellence, and success for all through high-quality educational services.

Organization Description

Since 1966, the Capitol Region Education Council (CREC), working with and for its member districts, has developed a wide array of cost-effective and high-quality programs and services to meet the educational needs of children and adults in Greater Hartford. Our scope extends well beyond our local area-reaching across the nation and around the globe. CREC focuses on connecting people and resources for quality education.

Focus of OpenSciEd Work

Professional Learning Certified by OpenSciEd to support your district/ school adoption of OpenSciEd!

  • Curriculum Launch
  • Student Sensemaking
  • Equitable Discussions
  • Innovative Assessments
  • Universal Design
  • Making Thinking Visible

Whether it is a full implementation, pilot, or customizing your curriculum with OpenSciEd, we’re here to support your school and district instructional technical assistance needs. We provide full-service professional technical assistance including:


  • Creation, equity audits, feedback, design suggestions, lesson planning Instruction

Professional Learning Community services:

  • Planning support, student sensemaking, inquiry-based learning, creating coherence


  • 3-Dimensional science assessment and Interim Assessment Blocks, standards-based grading practices
Supporting Equitable Science Instruction

CREC is an intentionally diverse social justice organization whose members work to acknowledge, respect, and empathize with people of all different identifiers, such as race, socioeconomic status, gender identity and expression, education, age, ability, ethnicity, culture, sexual orientation, language, nationality, and religion. We commit to affirm and honor the lived experiences of others, to willingly challenge inherited beliefs and ideologies, and consequently learn, grow, and serve.

Supporting School Systems

CREC Resource Group experts provide customized, cost-effective solutions to our partners in education—district and school leaders—along with students, corporations, non-profits, and professionals. Our extensive experience in education, regional collaboration, and operations make CREC a trusted partner to deliver and implement innovative strategies that result in improved practice and positive outcomes. We offer training, coaching, program audits, staffing, technical assistance, and more to address the current and future needs of our partners. With our wide range of expertise, we create customized and sustainable professional learning that empowers educators to leverage growth and development that impacts students and supports equity in learning for all — adults and students alike.

Who We Work With

Region 1 Schools

Less than 1,000 Students

Middletown Public Schools

1,000-5,000 Students

Hartford Public Schools

10,000-50,000 Students

Where We Work

We have worked here We are also willing to work here
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OpenSciEd Professional Learning

  • Curriculum Launch
  • Facilitator Training
  • Ongoing Support/Unit Launch
  • Unit Adaptation Support

OpenSciEd Grade Level Focus

  • Middle School