Category Archives: CRISKids

CRIS’ 21st GOLF CLASSIC: Wrap up

The 21st CRIS Golf Classic was a huge success, raising money by gathering old friends and new for an afternoon of the ancient game.  The money raised from the tournament allows CRIS to offer its service at no cost to people living in the community who are blind or unable to read due to learning, physical, intellectual, and emotional disabilities.

For more on the event, click HERE.
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CRISKids Trains @ Fall for Enfield

Kelly Verret trains
CRISKids Outreach Assoc Kelly Verrett shows parents how CRISKids works.

CRISKids for Schools was among the resources offered at Fall for Enfield, a fair for Enfield residents hosted by ERFC. CRISKids for Schools is available to all of the students in Enfield schools and is used by ERFC, an after-school program. CRIS is providing training and support throughout the year.

CRISKids Trains Enfield Teachers

Cassandra Hunt

CRISKids for Schools kicked off the 2018 school year by offering a professional development (PD) session to 78 teachers from Enfield. The session was developed and led by long time CRISKids users Lauren Lieberman and Cassandra Hunt, both of Kennelly School in Hartford.

The PD was hosted by Educational Resources for Children (ERfC) and funded through grants from the Fund for Greater Hartford and The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving.

Enfield Schools’ Page

CRISKids for Schools logo

Materials for the Study

Status of Enfield Requested Books
  • More specifically, the books we are lacking
    • A Day at the Firehouse
      Fantastic Mr. Fox
      Freckle Juice
      Frogs and Toads
      Gorillas (Living in the wild)
      Hatchet
      Henry & Mudge
      Home of the Brave
      The Giving Tree
      The Life Cycle of an Emperor Penguin
      The Thief of Always
      Tuti's Play
      Wishtree
      Wonder

CRIS, ERFC Work for Enfield Students

CRIS is working with ERFC (Enfield Resources for Children) to bring CRISKids for Schools to Enfield students.  The service will put widely read books into audio format for students with disabilities. The initiative is made possible by grants from the Fund for Greater Hartford and the Hartford … Continue Reading ››

History Speaks! An Introduction


Introduce your students to “Voices of World War I,” audio recordings that bring historical documents alive with human narration.

In time for your Veterans Day lesson plans, CRIS Radio has produced a 15-minute audio program that includes recordings of selected WWI state archival records. This specially produced Veterans Day program is available at no cost at CRIS Radio, www.crisradio.org.

CRIS Radio produced this audio program and numerous other recordings of primary source historic documents selected in partnership with the Connecticut State Library. These documents include government records, soldiers’ diaries, letters to home, and newspaper articles. Also included are questionnaires completed by returning military personnel that provides insight on the impact of war on young men and women.

In addition to the 15-minute audio program, students and educators are invited to explore the numerous “Voices of WWI” recordings available on the CRIS website for streaming and downloading, also available at no cost.

Images of the original documents are available on the web site adjacent to the link that brings you to the audio recordings. In many cases, a transcript of the document also is available.