TREC brings together the region’s educators, resources, and partners to support their evolving professional growth.
TREC is a group of educators committed to supporting teacher professional development in the Tucson Region. We want to build professional development capacity, increase teacher retention, and develop teacher leaders.
Our mission: TREC brings together the region’s educators, resources, and partners to support their evolving professional growth.
Our vision: A collaborative community that cultivates a thriving teaching profession.
Our values: Equity, Connections, Teachers are Experts, Inclusivity, Innovation
Upcoming PD Events & Webinars
Pre-K Loose Play Workshop – December Sessions
Dive into the world of age-appropriate loose parts and the world of sticks, rocks, leaves, water, mud, boxes and...
Upcoming PD Programs
Educator Emotional Resilience CoP 2023-2024
This CoP is focused on educator emotional resiliency and uses the book Onward, by Elena Aguilar...
Math for Early Learners: May 6, 2023
What does a mathematical exploration look like in preschool?
TREC Webinar: Mentoring as Leadership
We’ll discuss the meaning of mentorship as well as ways teachers can lead as mentors in both formal and informal…
Stress Strategies for the Teacher–Combating Compassion Fatigue
This webinar will focus on Compassion Fatigue.
Social Emotional Learning Resources
A list of SEL Resources including Educator Emotional Resilience and mindfulness, support for students and some basics...
Field Trip Best Practices to Inspire Student Learning
In this webinar we will explore ways to maximize the impact of the field trips you work so hard to…
Best Practices for Language Access in Educational Settings Webinar
This TREC webinar was hosted by Holly Silvestri from National Center for Interpretation (NCI) at the University of Arizona. It…
TREC September Webinar: Social and Emotional Learning from the Inside Out
More than any other content area, Social and Emotional Learning begins from the inside out. Join us and explore many strategies…
Math for Early Learners: May 14
The webinar will focus on Math for Early Learners including concepts of shape, space, sound, and symbol across mathematics and…
Math for Early Learners: May 21
For this TREC webinar, we have partnered with the Center for Recruitment and Retention of Mathematics Teachers (CRR). The webinar…
TREC April 2022 Webinar: Sharing Successes Implementing Equitable Grading
TREC's April Webinar will explore topics of equitable grading. The webinar will include student perspectives around equitable grading, what equitable…
Tooting Your Own Horn: Writing About Your Accomplishments
This workshop will discuss the challenges of writing about ourselves and our accomplishments in application responses and similar materials. It will explore…
Highlighting PD Programs
We will be hearing from PD Providers about upcoming PD Programs. PD Programs generally are professional development opportunities that last…
TREC Educator Celebration—Bright Spots 2021
TREC’s vision is a collaborative community that cultivates a thriving teaching profession. For this December event we want to take…
Supporting Transgender Students in the Classroom Panel
Teachers in the region have identified supporting transgender students as a gap in the region and have asked for more…
Community of Practice info session 2021-2022
Join TREC Teacher Leaders as they outline opportunities for educators to join a TREC CoP for the 2021-2022...
PD Spotlight Event (July 29)
Learn about a variety of great PD Providers.
TREC PD Provider Spotlight (July 27)
A webinar with information about various PD Providers, such as CRR, Scholarships A-Z, ASU Prep Digital, SAZAEYC, and World of…
Math for Early Learners: June 12
We will explore the ways a child engages in understanding space, shape, and measurement in ways that we can fortify…
Math for Early Learners: June 5
In this workshop we will use mathematically powerful fluency building games to uncover the qualities we need to look for…
TREC June Summit 2021: Celebrating Educators
Join Cortney and Niki--two Tucson educators, Ben's Bells, and David Fitzsimmons as we have some fun, remember the importance of…
TREC June Summit 2021: Trauma-Informed Teaching and Care
Teachers can improve the academic and behavioral outcomes of all their students while improving the school experience and preventing re-traumatization…
TREC June Summit 2021: Wellness in the Workplace Panel
Join panelists as they share information and strategies for both yours and your students' well-being. These professionals, including educators, will…
TREC SEL April Webinar: Riding the Waves of Change
This webinar will focus on the perseverance and successes of educators throughout this year of changes.
A Brief Introduction to Social Emotional Learning
We use the term Social Emotional Learning (SEL) frequently, but what does it mean? What is and is not SEL?
Building Resilience as a Protective Factor for Burnout
This webinar serves as part two in the TREC Stress Strategies for the Educator and Classroom webinar series, where the…
Best Practices in Online and Hybrid Instruction
In this recorded webinar, we will explore what quality online teaching looks like, look at considerations for managing students in…
Social-Emotional Learning Webinar by Playformance
Take time to honor yourself by joining Anna and Kevin as we explore ways to fill up our teacher well…
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
This workshop on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) will cover how these stressful or traumatic experiences can influence a child’s behavior,…
TREC Book Study Information Session
Join us at our info session to learn more about emotional resilience, the book Onward, and how the year-long book…
Managing Transitions: Making the Most of Uncertainty
In this session, we will use the framework offered by William Bridges for managing transitions to understand and process the…
A Panel on Creating and Supporting Trauma Informed Classrooms
This webinar will be a panel of educators answering your questions and sharing strategies for creating trauma-informed classrooms following COVID-19…
Social Emotional Learning
This webinar will begin with a brief introduction to social emotional learning. Then Moses Thompson will share how school gardens…
Compassion Fatigue, Stress, and Self-Care
The first topic in this webinar will discuss strategies to help manage challenging topics like suicide, self-injury, and inclusive mental…
Stress Strategies for the Educator and the Classroom
Recording of webinar now available. Please register for access to the recording. This webinar will review the evidence base for…
How to use Google JamBoard
The following video is a short tutorial on how to use Google JamBoard from NAU College of Education.
Building Culturally Relevant Schools Post-Pandemic with Dr. Gloria Ladson-Billings
Join nationally recognized education researcher, Dr. Gloria Ladson-Billings and PBS Wisconsin to learn about the four factors that have led…