Thursday January 30

4:00-7:40 PM

Fitch High School, 101 Groton Long Point Road, Groton, CT

Middle/High School Workshops: Catalyzing Change – John Keogh and Escape Room Challenge – Greg LaChance

Elementary School Workshops: Dancing Between the Lines: the Challenges, Pitfalls, and Successes of Systematic Change – Dr. Cathy Fosnot and Escape Room Challenge – Lyn Channey

     Schedule Details:

4:00 – 5:20 – Registration, Dinner,  Welcome, Raffle

5:30 – 6:30   Session 1 

6:40 – 7:40  Session 2

Cost and Registration:

CCLM members who attended our October focus group can attend this event for free. If not, your can attend for the low cost of $20 which will include CCLM membership for the year. 

In order to attend, please register using the link below. 
Registration will close at 11:59 PM Tuesday, January 23.

Register Here:

There will be no registration at the door.  We hope to see you on the 30th!

Event Fee: $20.00 per person (free for current members). Mail payment to: Elise Archibald, 135 Amherst St, New Britain CT 06053.

Presentation Descriptions

Dancing Between the Lines: The Challenges, Pitfalls, and Successes of Systemic Change Cathy Fosnot, New Perspectives On Learning

This session will offer opportunities to explore a complex, multi-faceted, and wide-reaching approach to systemic change—one that integrates professional development at the start by imbedding it into curriculum and assessment, coupled with the power of professional learning communities using new digital technologies. Participants will have opportunities to deepen their understanding of mathematics and the related developmental learning trajectories (Landscapes of Learning, comprised of big ideas, strategies, and models). 


Catalyzing Change – A Connecticut Perspective

John Keogh, Chair, CT High School Mathematics Reform Committee, Past President CCLM, 

This session we will look at some of the key issues raised by Catalyzing Change.  You will delve into the challenges of this complex systematic change in small groups with your colleagues followed by a whole group discussion and Q&A.

Elementary and Middle/High

Escape Rooms in the Math Classroom
Greg LaChance, Regional School District 8 (RHAM High School)
Lyn Channey, Retired Elementary Math Coach, New Britain

Let’s escape together!  Escape Rooms are team-building, problem solving, critical thinking events which include all learning styles, motivating students to engage in an active exchange of ideas. Participate in a mathematics Escape Room and learn strategies for incorporating these activities into your classroom. Student engagement and teamwork are promoted in these fun, dynamic activities.  Experience the Escape Room!