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Professional Development Opportunities

SERC believes the most effective learning opportunities are learner-driven, in a variety of formats. We offer comprehensive in-district technical assistance and support, online courses and learning modules, resources through the SERC Library and website, and other means to serve the unique needs of the learner.


Building a Secondary Transition Assessment Toolkit: The Why & How - Session 1

"Assessment data serve as the common thread in the transition process and form the basis for defining goals and services to be included in the IEP" (DCDT Position Statement, Sitlington, et al. 1996). If we are to write relevant goals that support successful…

Building a Secondary Transition Assessment Toolkit: The Why & How - Session 2

"Assessment data serve as the common thread in the transition process and form the basis for defining goals and services to be included in the IEP" (DCDT Position Statement, Sitlington, et al. 1996). If we are to write relevant goals that support successful…

Building IEPs that Work: The Educational Benefit Review Process - Regional Sessions for Educators

This overview of the Educational Benefit Review Process will guide teachers, administrators, and student support services professionals in using this hands‐on protocol to help determine if a student's IEPs were "reasonably calculated" for him/her to achieve…

Building IEPs that Work: The Educational Benefit Review Process - Regional Sessions for Families

This overview of the Educational Benefit Review Process will guide families in using this hands‐on protocol to help determine if a student's IEPs were "reasonably calculated" for him/her to achieve educational benefit. The experience is designed to assist…

Bureau of Special Education Leadership Forum - December

The leadership forums are designed for ConnCase and district special education administrators to build their knowledge around specific Bureau of Special Education (BSE) topics and legal issues to support their roles on behalf of serving students with…

Bureau of Special Education Leadership Forum - December - New Directors

Description: The leadership forums are designed for ConnCase and district special education administrators to build their knowledge around specific Bureau of Special Education (BSE) topics and legal issues to support their roles on behalf of serving students…

Bureau of Special Education Leadership Forum - February

Cultural and Linguistic Considerations in Disability Evaluations The leadership forums are designed for ConnCase and district special education administrators to build their knowledge around specific Bureau of Special Education (BSE) topics and legal issues…

Creating Measurable IEP Goals and Objectives - Hamden - ACES

This professional learning opportunity covers how to write effective academic and behavioral and social‐emotional goals and objectives aligned with grade-level CT Core Standards for individualized education programs (IEPs). The goals must be SMART ‐‐…

Creating Measurable IEP Goals and Objectives - Old Lyme - LEARN

This professional learning opportunity covers how to write effective academic and behavioral and social‐emotional goals and objectives aligned with grade-level CT Core Standards for individualized education programs (IEPs). The goals must be SMART ‐‐…

CT Transition Community of Practice - March Meeting

Connecticut has created the CT Transition Community of Practice (CoP) to centralize all activities, resources, and initiatives related to secondary transition and to provide information and support to students, families, and professionals. The CoP is…

CT Transition Community of Practice - October Meeting

Connecticut has created the CT Transition Community of Practice (CoP) to centralize all activities, resources, and initiatives related to secondary transition and to provide information and support to students, families, and professionals. The CoP is…

Developing FBAs & BIPs Across Special Education & Tiers of Support

In this three‐part session, school administration and staff will learn about systems and structures that aid in supporting students’ behavioral, social‐emotional, and mental health needs for students across tiers of support and special education. Participants…

Enhancing Instructional Programs within Schools: Training in Special Educational Administration

This seven-day series is designed to assist educational leaders by ensuring quality, comprehensive programming for all students. The sessions focus on specific competencies, systems change, and the unification of general and special education as part of the…

Fall Leadership Series: Improving Outcomes for Students with Disabilities

This three-day leadership series will focus on building knowledge for general education school leaders and their teams around critical special education topics to improve outcomes for students with disabilities: multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS),…

Finding and Using Low-Cost/No-Cost Technologies for the Classroom - Spring

Do you know how to access the best technologies for your children’s education? And did you know that many assistive technologies cost little or nothing to you or your school? The State Education Resource Center (SERC) is pleased to offer this hands-on session…

Finding and Using Low-Cost/No-Cost Technology for the Classroom - Fall Session

Do you know how to access the best technologies for your children’s education? And did you know that many assistive technologies cost little or nothing to you or your school? The State Education Resource Center (SERC) is pleased to offer this hands-on session…

Making a Difference Through Co-Teaching

This two‐day session explores how co‐teaching can effectively meet the needs of students, with and without disabilities, in the general education classroom and reviews the advantages and disadvantages of each of the six co‐teaching approaches. Participants…

Orientation for new General Education Administrators about Special Education Procedures/Practices

This two-day series will orient new general education administrators to specific special education procedures and practices to support students with disabilities. The series will cover and apply the topics of critical special education procedures such as…

Orientation for new General Education Administrators about Special Education Procedures/Practices

This two-day series will orient new general education administrators to specific special education procedures and practices to support students with disabilities. The series will cover and apply the topics of critical special education procedures such as…

Parent Focus Groups - Regional Meetings for Parent Feedback

You’re invited! Parent Focus Groups Do you know if your school or district has the resources it needs to fulfill the goals of your child’s IEP? We’re here to listen! A parent meeting is coming to your region so we can hear directly from you about your…

Person-Centered Planning Process for Secondary Transition Planning: An Overview - Regional Sessions

Whether you’re a parent or an educator, you may have many questions about future plans for your students with disabilities. Person-Centered Planning helps guide students and the adults supporting them in answering some of these questions: What is my vision…

Person-Centered Planning with MAPS: A Train the Trainer Session - Regional Sessions

MAPS (Making Action Plans) is a person‐centered planning process that brings together the significant people in a student's life to create a plan for an inclusive future in school, community, and life. MAPS can be used effectively at any age, but it is an…

PPT Chairperson Training - Fall

Participants in this professional learning activity will receive an overview of the rationale for the legal requirements of an individualized education program (IEP); develop in-depth knowledge about the Planning and Placement Team (PPT) process and how it is…

PPT Chairperson Training - Spring

Participants in this professional learning activity will receive an overview of the rationale for the legal requirements of an individualized education program (IEP); develop in-depth knowledge about the Planning and Placement Team (PPT) process and how it is…

Spring Leadership Series: Improving Outcomes for Students with Disabilities

This three-day leadership series will focus on building knowledge for general education school leaders and their teams around critical special education topics to improve outcomes for students with disabilities: multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS),…