December 22, 2016

May peace, prosperity, and happiness be yours throughout the holidays and new year.

in 2016
With Warmest Regards, SERC & The SERC Foundation
December 14, 2016

SERC in November: Supporting PBIS and Ed Tech, Visiting on Election Day

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SERC’s Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) team is looking to build a larger network of schools to serve as PBIS model and banner sites. It’s revising the application to make the process of scaling up more fluid while maintaining the high…
November 22, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving from SERC

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This Thanksgiving, SERC staff are thankful. Each day, we are grateful to be able to work with you to ensure that everyone has a seat at the table and has their voices heard. We are thankful for the diversity in our schools, communities, and this great nation.…
November 14, 2016

SERC in October: Fostering Student and Family Engagement, Promoting SCTG

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Building a positive school climate requires leadership from school administration and buy-in from staff. At Preston Plains Middle School in Preston, that leadership also comes from students. The school’s implementation of Positive Behavioral Interventions and…
November 01, 2016

Barkhamsted School Hosts Internationally - Known Reading and Writing Expert

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SERC recently worked with Barkhamsted School to bring well-known author and consultant Kathy Collins to classrooms. Kathy demonstrated writing workshop lessons in grades 1, 3 and 5. Teachers from both Barkhamsted and other nearby schools observed the lessons…
October 31, 2016

CT’s SLD Assessment Resource Guide – New Release!

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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…
October 31, 2016

SERC Faciliates First Roundtable for Family and Community Engagement in Education

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On Monday October 24, 2016, Ingrid M. Canady, SERC’s new Executive Director facilitated the first meeting of the Commissioner’s Roundtable for Family and Community Engagement in Education. The roundtable includes over 30 members intended to reflect a balanced…
October 27, 2016

Ingrid Canady Named SERC Executive Director

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MIDDLETOWN, Conn. - Ingrid M. Canady, a leader of educational equity and excellence at the State Education Resource Center (SERC) for 13 years, has been named SERC’s new Executive Director. The SERC Board of Directors voted unanimously Sept. 26 for Ms. Canady…
October 19, 2016

Parent Leadership Training Grant Recipients Announced

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We are pleased to announce the 2016-2017 Parent Trust Fund/Parent Leadership Training Grant Recipients.
October 12, 2016

SERC in September: New Year, New Leadership, New Opportunities

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A momentous September at SERC leads us into a busy and exciting 2016-2017 school year!
October 07, 2016

Guidelines for Alternative Education Settings Presented to State Board of Education

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Public Act 15-133, An Act Concerning Alternative Education, required the CT State Department of Education to develop guidelines for the provision of alternative education. SERC’s Wendy Simmons has been facilitating the stakeholder’s group that helped to…
October 04, 2016

Announcing SERC’s Assistive Technology Corner and Lending Library

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SERC, in collaboration with the CT Tech Act, has established an Assistive Technology (AT) demonstration site and lending library. Educators, family members, and students can make an appointment with SERC staff and try out AT devices, learn about iOS and…
August 23, 2016

The Bureau of Special Education's 13th Annual Back to School Meeting

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Wednesday, September 14, 2016 Radisson Hotel, Cromwell 9:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m. For program-related questions, contact Stephen Proffitt, Consultant at SERC, 860-632-1485, ext. 322, email: Document Downloads This is a paperless event.…
August 21, 2016

2016-2017 CSDE Usability, Accessibility, and Accommodations Training

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Please Note: This registration is for the optional Usability, Accessibility, and Accommodations trainings. If you are looking for the required (Alternate Assessment System) trainings, please visit this link. Description: The Connecticut State Department of…
August 21, 2016

2016-2017 CSDE Alternate Assessment System Training

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Please Note: This registration is for the required CSDE Alternate Assessment System Training. If you are looking for the optional (Usability, Accessibility, and Accommodations) trainings, please visit this link. The Connecticut State Department of Education…
July 25, 2016

Accessible Educational Materials for Parents and Families

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Schools use a considerable amount of print-based instructional materials to deliver content. Many students, however, cannot access content that requires them to interact with print-based materials. Students who struggle to read may have physical, sensory,…
July 08, 2016

Ensuring Equity and Excellence for All Connecticut Students: The Connecticut State Board of Education’s Five-year Comprehensive Plan 2016–21

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The CT State Board of Education has approved a five-year blueprint that focuses on equity: high expectations for every student, great teachers and leaders, and great schools. We're proud of the state's efforts, which align with our own vision: "Equity.…
June 13, 2016

SERC Statement in Response to Shooting at ‘Pulse’ Nightclub

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At SERC and the SERC Foundation, we mourn the devastating loss of so many innocent lives in Orlando. We empathize with the horror of those who were hurt as well as those who witnessed the massacre. Whether it’s socializers at a gay nightclub or students and…
June 09, 2016

Experience the SERC Difference

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Available Back to School 2016 Professional Learning sessions with SERC are filling up fast!Call SERC today at 860-632-1485 or email to discuss how SERC can help you meet your staff's professional learning goals and kick off the 2016-2017 school…
May 13, 2016

Dismantling Systemic Racism: 2016 Conference on Race, Education, & Success

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Dear Colleagues, Partners, and Friends, On behalf of SERC and the SERC Foundation, we wish to extend our deepest gratitude for your participation in “Dismantling Systemic Racism: 2016 Conference on Race, Education & Success.” Your presence was critically…
May 05, 2016

Congratulations, Jahana Hayes!

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When we heard Jahana Hayes’ keynote in March at Connecticut’s Empowered to Lead Symposium, she spoke of how it felt being one of four finalists for National Teacher of the Year. Now that she has been chosen, it has brought national attention to her work at…
May 03, 2016

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week

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SERC would like to say Happy Teacher Appreciation Week to all of the teachers across Connecticut and across our nation! Thank you for your dedication, passion, tireless enthusiasm and for all you do to ensure our children get the education they deserve.
April 01, 2016

SRBI Symposium III

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Documents & Resources Repository of all documents and resources that were presented at the SRBI Symposium 3 Download Now
January 26, 2016

Dismantling Systemic Racism

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2016 Conference on Race, Education & Success A conference designed for Educators, Family Members, Community Members, Business Leaders and Everyone who plays a part in a child's life.
January 07, 2016

School Nutrition: National organization highlights SERC's partnership with Middletown school

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Thank you to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics! Its website features SERC nutrition consultant Sarah Bourque’s important work at Keigwin Middle School in Middletown.
January 05, 2016

Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports: Data Report and Summary 2014-2015

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The statewide PBIS Initiative's report of Data and Outcomes for 2014-2015 is now available. Read it here.
January 04, 2016

Acting Secretary of Education John King's Resolutions for 2016

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Acting U.S. Secretary of Education John King shared his New Year's Resolutions for 2016 on the blog. We're happy to be introduced to Acting Secretary King, who so eloquently states that: "Our efforts in 2016 must be measured by the progress we make…