Educators, students, and families are invited to learn about SLD/Dyslexia via SERC's online webinars and learning modulesextended courses, and CT's SLD/Dyslexia Assessment Resource Guide created in partnership with the CT State Department of Education (CSDE). Online professional learning opportunities are listed in SERC's SLD/Dyslexia brochure and address general SLD/Dyslexia principles via Overview Learning, application of essential concepts to practice in In-depth Learning options, and discussion of Advanced Topics, including English learners (ELs), gifted and talented students with SLD/Dyslexia, and differentiation of speech-language impairment (SLI) from SLD/Dyslexia.

Download our brochure or view SERC's Calendar of Professional Learning Events to learn more about these learning opportunities and face-to-face structured literacy instruction trainings (e.g., Wilson Reading, Just Words, Fundations, Orton-Gillingham).

Not sure what professional learning is best for you or your school staff? Download Just What I Need: A Guide for Educators and Families.

Alternatively, contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to discuss customized professional learning for your school or district.

Online Webinars and Learning Modules

Extended Learning

  • CT Forum on Promising Practices in SLD/Dyslexia Archive

    Archive of documents for the Promising Practices in SLD/Dyslexia forum which took place on December 1, 2015.
  • Just What I Need! A Guide for Educators and Families (a companion document to SERC’s SLD/Dyslexia brochure)

    This document is a companion guide to SERC's SLD/Dyslexia Initiative brochure. It is intended to assist professionals, families, and older students in selecting learning opportunities appropriate for their needs.
  • CT's SLD/Dyslexia Assessment Resource Guide

    This document was prepared by SERC in collaboration with CSDE in response to requests from CT educators and administrators for assessment options appropriate for the identification of SLD/Dyslexia and other reading-related learning disabilities. The guide advocates for integration of general and special education systems for the benefit of all students who are below proficiency in reading. It supports the comprehensive special education identification process that can inform a PPT's…
  • SLD/Dyslexia: Connecting Research to Practice in Connecticut

    This advanced-level professional learning opportunity is a comprehensive series of web-based learning modules that address the foundations of reading acquisition and appropriate identification of SLD/Dyslexia. Connecticut content experts and educational leaders will present current research on reading and language development, subtypes of reading difficulties, implementation of core literacy instruction, assessment of SLD/Dyslexia, and the components of structured literacy instruction,…
  • Identifying Students with SLD/Dyslexia: An Online Course - No Registration Fee!

    This self-paced web-based course offers an early elementary case-study comprehensive approach to understanding reading difficulties and SLD/dyslexia. Participants are guided through a school team's process for a collaborative decision-making system through SRBI, including examining universal screening trends, designing and implementing tiers of reading instruction, monitoring student progress via trend line analysis, and engaging families. The special education eligibility determination process…
  • IDA’s Free Webinar Series

    The International Dyslexia Association is offering a webinar series to empower educational professionals and families with knowledge and resources to address the instructional needs of students who have dyslexia and other learning differences.