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Learning Resources from SERC

Using the search tool at left, use this page to find a wealth of learning resources collected by SERC, from a variety of sources. These sources include SERC Professional Development, to Connecticut State Department of Education official documents, to classroom-ready downloadables spanning a wide variety of topics.

Resources are available in a variety of formats, including web articles, videos and multimedia presentations, printable .PDFs, and downloadable presentations, spreadsheets, and document files.

These resources and many more are available:

State Department of Education Walkthrough Review - Non-Instructional

This Walkthrough Protocol covers IEP Implementation, Use of Supplementary Aids and Services and Best Practices in the Instruction of Students with Disabilities in NON-INSTRUCTIONAL Settings. Download .DOC

Using the Mercury Reader Chrome App

This short video provides information on how use the Mercury Reader in Chrome. The Mercury Reader simplifies the page by removing advertisements which may distract a student. Related Videos: Installing Google Read Write - Free for Educators Using Voice Typing…

Vocabulary Instruction Through Stories and Expansion

"Promising Practice” Ideas for Closing Connecticut’s Achievement Gaps Donna D. Merritt, Ph.D., CCC Vocabulary proficiency has been documented to be a primary predictor in learning to read, and, subsequently, reading to learn in the content areas. As…

Bullying and Harassment in Connecticut: A Guide for Parents and Guardians - 2012

This guide for parents and guardians on the important topic of bullying and harassment in Connecticut organizes and presents critical information in six sections: Taking First Steps; About the Law; Filing a Formal Bullying Complaint; After the Complaint is…

Alternative (Differentiated) Teaching Video

Elementary teachers discuss alternative teaching.

Specific Learning Disability/Dyslexia: Frequently Asked Questions

A list of Frequently Asked Questions about Specific Learning Disabilities/Dyslexia, prepared by CSDE.

Webinar Archive: Increasing Awareness of SLD/Dyslexia

Listen to this discussion by Connecticut leaders in SLD/Dyslexia as they review CT’s definition of dyslexia, explore issues surrounding the identification of students, and present evidence-based practices for structured literacy instruction and intervention.

Scientific Research-Based Interventions for English Language Learners: A Handbook to Accompany Connecticut's Framework for RTI

This document was designed to supplement the publication Connecticut's Framework for RTI- Using Scientific Research-Based Interventions: Improving Education for all Students (August 2008), and specifically focuses on this framework as it applies to ELLs.

English Learner Programs and Services in Connecticut Public Schools: A Resource Handbook for Administrators (2nd Edition)

This comprehensive guide for educators coordinating programs for English Language Learners is recommended for ALL schools, which are required under No Child Left Behind to identify and assess their ELL students.

Guidelines for Identifying Children with Intellectual Disability - Full Document (2007); Executive Summary (2006)

The purpose of this resource document is to provide guidance that supports the appropriate identification of students with intellectual disability while ensuring that they also receive an appropriate education in the least restrictive environment.