SERC is a quasi-public agency established under statute to serve the CT State Board of Education in supporting educational equity and excellence. We do this by providing professional development and information dissemination in the latest research and best practices to educators, service providers, and families throughout the state, as well as job-embedded technical assistance and training within schools, programs, and districts.


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Dismantling Systemic Racism 2019
Conference on Race, Education & Success
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February 7
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Regional Sessions for Educators and Families!

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 Child Find; Evaluation Procedures and Timelines; Least Restrictive Environment (LRE); the Educational Benefit standard; understanding the IEP…

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 student outcomes, we need to develop a comprehensive assessment process. During this professional learning session, district teams will…

Enhancing Instructional Programs within Schools: Training in Special Education 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 CT Core Standards (2010), Common Core of Teaching, and Common Core of Leading: CT School Leadership Standards, and PSEL Guidance Document…

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 educators in making informed decisions about how their students' education will ready them for college, career, and life. This session…

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 educational benefit. The experience is designed to assist educators in making informed decisions about how their students' education will…

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 disabilities and their families. Topics include: Strengthening family engagement practices to support students with disabilities, with a focus on…

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