November 07, 2018

Registration is Open for Building a Secondary Transition Assessment Toolkit: The Why & How

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"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…
November 06, 2018

Leadership Forums: Registration is Open!

in 2018
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…
November 01, 2018

CSDE Regional School Choice Office (RSCO) Hosts Opening Day School Choice Info Fair For 2019-20 Applicants

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On November 3, First School Choice Fair of 2019-20 Application Season to Feature Programming for Grades Pre-K to 12; Fun for the Whole Family (Rain or Shine) (HARTFORD) – The Connecticut State Department of Education’s (CSDE) Regional School Choice Office…
October 24, 2018

2018 Parental Involvement Recognition Award

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Call For Nominations:Deadline: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 Do you know a parent… …who has made positive changes in his or her child’s school or community? … who sets an example through his or her personal involvement to make a difference? The State Education…
October 01, 2018

Grant award announced for new CT Statewide Family Engagement Center

in 2018
As CREC’s partner on this grant, SERC is excited about the announcement of the award to CREC for funding a new CT Statewide Family Engagement Center. We have long approached family engagement as a pillar of our work on behalf of Connecticut’s students and…
August 16, 2018

SERC Director a Keynote Speaker at Fatherhood Conference

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MIDDLETOWN, Conn. — SERC Executive Director Ingrid M. Canady is the morning keynote speaker at the 4th Annual “Dads Matter Too!” Fatherhood Conference at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain August 17. Ingrid grew up in Costa Rica without a…
June 04, 2018

Important News Regarding SERC's Transition

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To Our Partners, Patrons, Families, and Longtime SERC Supporters, As an agency with almost 50 years of service on behalf of all children, especially children with disabilities, children of color, and English learners, we have witnessed the state navigating…
May 02, 2018

2018 Directory of Summer Camps and Programs for Children with Special Needs in Connecticut

in 2018
Dear Friend, Summertime provides a wonderful opportunity for all children to continue growing both academically and socially. This unique directory lists camps and programs for children with and without special needs, offering a range of both outdoor and…
March 01, 2018

An Act Concerning the Funding of the State Education Resource Center

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The Connecticut General Assembly’s Education Committee has introduced a bill proposing funding for SERC. The agency has no previous funding allocation within our current statute, and SERC’s continued operations are now in jeopardy. By establishing funding,…
March 01, 2018

Don’t miss the 2018 National Resource Center for Paraeducators (NRCP) Conference!

in 2018
Don’t miss the 2018 National Resource Center for Paraeducators (NRCP) Conference! Join NEA, WEA and paraeducators from all across the country at the 2018 National Resource Center for Paraeducators (NRCP) Conference, April 27-29 at the DoubleTree by Hilton…
February 27, 2018

Register Now - Facing Today’s Challenges, Embracing Tomorrows Success Conference

in 2018
Childhood Conversations & Together We Will in collaboration would like to welcome you to attend the Together We Will and Childhood Conversations Conference 2018 joint conference. This annual event takes place April 6th and 7th at the Hartford-Windsor Marriott…
February 27, 2018

What do administrators do on a snow day?

in 2018
Kate Fioravanti, Interim Director of the Arts Magnet Middle School in New London, has found a great way to engage her students and community on the happenings of an administrator on snow days. When everyone else is sleeping in, relaxing, and enjoying a day at…
February 22, 2018

FREE professional development provided by SERC on behalf of CT Office of Early Childhood - THRIVE

in 2018
SERC is offering the following FREE professional development on behalf of CT Office of Early Childhood - THRIVE.* CT ELDS Introductory Training (6 hours) An introductory level training on the Connecticut Early Learning and Development Standards (CT ELDS). The…
February 15, 2018

SERC Statement on Florida Shooting

in 2018
SERC is disturbed and saddened by the school shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, on Valentine’s Day—taking so many lives, shattering witnesses and loved ones, shaking another community, and once again altering a place of…
February 02, 2018

Special Education Youth Advisory Council

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The Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE), Bureau of Special Education (BSE) and the State Education Resource Center (SERC) are pleased to announce the first year of our Special Education Youth Advisory Council, which is designed to increase…
January 31, 2018

What’s New at SERC: January 2018

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Parent Trust programs funded After a funding delay, SERC and the CT Parent Information and Resource Center (CT PIRC) have released the request for proposals (RFP) for programs to apply for funding under the Parent Trust Fund Grant. The RFP requires a quick…
January 19, 2018

Improving Outcomes for Students with Disabilities: A Three-Day Series

in 2018
Principals are charged with leading schools so that all students, including those with disabilities, achieve college- and career-readiness curriculum standards. This three-part series will provide school principals with essential knowledge and skills to…
January 19, 2018

PPT Chairperson Training - Spring Series

in 2018
March 14 & 15, 2018 - 9:00 am - 3:00 pm The Planning and Placement Team (PPT) chairperson works as part of the team to develop individualized education programs (IEPs) for students with disabilities that provide access and opportunities for meaningful…
January 09, 2018

Special Education Administrator Coaching Opportunity

in 2018
Brought to you by CSDE (Connecticut State Department of Education) and CAS (Connecticut Association of Schools) “Last call” for applications for the Special Education Administrator Coaching program. If you have been considering this support for the remainder…
December 19, 2017

What’s New at SERC: December 2017

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Three SERC PBIS trainers among first to get endorsed through TOT A select group of endorsed Northeast trainers of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) now includes three SERC consultants, making SERC the agency with the most endorsed trainers…
December 13, 2017

Happy Holidays!

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December 07, 2017

Announcement of SERC Furlough Days

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December 8, 2017 To Our Partners, Patrons, Families, and Long-time SERC Supporters, Since 1969, SERC has supported Connecticut's educators, families, and communities by providing resources, technical assistance, professional learning opportunities, and a…
November 28, 2017

What’s New at SERC: November 2017

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Stamford Prioritizes SRBI in School Improvement Effort SERC is supporting Stamford Public Schools in its district-wide implementation of Scientific Research-Based Interventions (SRBI), a key element in the district’s strategic improvement plan. Stamford had…
October 26, 2017

SERC recognizes Jessica Sager

in 2017
SERC is pleased to congratulate our friend Jessica Sager, the Chief Executive Officer of All Our Kin, for being selected as a 2017 lifetime Ashoka Fellow. Jessica has been a Board member of the SERC Foundation since the Foundation was founded in 2015. Ashoka…
October 17, 2017

What’s New at SERC: October 2017

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New SERC site goes live SERC has launched a redesigned website featuring many new professional learning opportunities heading into 2018. The new site describes SERC’s services aligned with the three elements of the agency’s vision: Equity, Excellence, and…
October 12, 2017

3rd Annual Conference Dismantling Systemic Racism 2018: Conference on Race, Education & Success

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3rd Annual Conference Dismantling Systemic Racism: 2018 Conference on Race, Education & Success Friday, May 11, 2018 Hilton Hartford Hotel The annual Dismantling Systemic Racism: Conference on Race, Education & Success, sponsored by the SERC Foundation in…
October 06, 2017

Special Statements from SERC

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SERC Statement Following Recent Hurricanes SERC continues to be concerned with the ongoing crisis in Puerto Rico and other regions following the devastation wrought by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Not only do United States citizens in Maria’s path still lack…
October 02, 2017

2017-18 SLD/Dyslexia Professional Learning Opportunities

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SERC has collaborated with CSDE to bring CT educators professional learning opportunities on a range of topics related to identification of SLD/Dyslexia and structured literacy instruction Click on the 2017-18 Brochure to review options for online learning…
September 26, 2017

New London Public Schools’ School Improvement Planning

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On August 21, 2017, leadership teams from each of New London’s public schools met to develop and refine their school improvement plans (SIPs). Consultants from SERC and the Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) facilitated the process by building…
September 12, 2017

Introducing: A Transformational Approach to Teaching & Learning

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In 2011, SERC released an important document to encourage Connecticut educators, policy makers, and other stakeholders concerned about educational equity to focus specifically on race. In “Equity in Education: A Transformational Approach,” we outlined five…