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:

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  • Grant award announced for new CT Statewide Family Engagement Center +

    Grant award announced for new CT Statewide Family Engagement Center As CREC’s partner on this grant, SERC is excited about the announcement of the award to CREC for funding a Read More
  • Healthy and Balanced Living Curriculum Framework +

    The framework provides a blueprint for supporting students in making connections and applying skills for a lifetime of health and Read More
  • IDA Dyslexia Handbook: What Every Family Should Know +

    The IDA Handbook provides necessary information regarding a definition of dyslexia, characteristics of dyslexia, appropriate assessment tools, evidence-based interventions, and Read More
  • Connecticut Paraprofessionals Guide to Challenging Behaviors +

    Guide to Challenging Behavior Understanding Challenging Behaviors Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA) A Good BIP Building Strong and Positive Relationships De-escalation Read More
  • Sample PPT/IEP Meeting Agenda - Nick Martin +

    A sample checklist for developing an agenda to lead an effective PPT/IEP Meeting Read More
  • Station Teaching Video +

    Example of Station Teaching in an elementary math class. Read More
  • Webinar Archive: Using Literacy Screening Data to Support Students with Reading Difficulties +

    Originally Broadcast on January 10, 2017 The Connecticut Department of Education has approved universal screening reading assessments to be used Read More
  • Specific Learning Disability/Dyslexia: Frequently Asked Questions +

    A list of Frequently Asked Questions about Specific Learning Disabilities/Dyslexia, prepared by CSDE.     Read More
  • iPad Apps for Learners with Dyslexia/Reading and Writing Difficulties +

    Assistive technology (AT) accommodations are an important part of the specialized instruction students with SLD/Dyslexia require. This resource illustrates AT Read More
  • Powerful Instruction: Culturally Responsive, Universal Design for Learning & Differentiated Instruction +

    This 25 minute multimedia presentation discusses UDL, Culturally Responsive Pedagogy, Differentiated Instruction, and how they integrate into powerful, engaging instruction. Read More
  • The Bureau of Special Education's 15th Annual Back to School Meeting +

    The 15th Annual Back to School meeting, hosted by the Connecticut State Department of Education's Bureau of Special Education, provides Read More
  • Interventions Web Resources (SRBI) +

    Annotated Web Resources, selected individually for quality and benefit.    Read More
  • Families Web Resources (SRBI) +

    Annotated Web Resources, selected individually for quality and benefit.    Read More
  • Guidelines for Speech and Language Programs: Determining Eligibility for Speech and Language Services Under IDEA +

    Overiew: Guidelines for Speech and Language Programs: Determining Eligibility for Speech and Language Services Under IDEA is designed to facilitate Read More
  • Video Module Series - Foundations of Multi-Tiered Systems of Support +

    The Mini-Module Series: Foundations of Multi-Tiered Systems of Support features five chapters of content: The Critical Features of Tier Two Read More
  • Special Education Guide +

    A resource guide for parents and families regarding practices and procedures in special education. Read More
  • Go Ahead, Say Dyslexia +

    An article published on Education Week by Kyle Redford which discusses issues surround Dyslexia such as effective interventions, general confusion Read More
  • The Bureau of Special Education's 17th Annual Back to School Event +

    Supporting Special Education Leaders In an Ever Evolving Educational Environment The Bureau of Special Education, in being respectful and responsive Read More
  • Procedural Safeguards Notice Required under IDEA-Part B - English; Spanish (Revised 2011) +

    The procedural safeguards notice includes a full explanation of all the procedural safeguards available under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Read More
  • Using Text to speech in Android Devices +

    This short video provides information on how to activate use text-to-speech in Android Devices Related Videos: Installing Google Read Write Read More
  • Webinar Archive: Using the Local Educational Agency (LEA) Maintenance of Effort (MOE) Calculator +

    Originally broadcast October 26, 2017. The webinar will provide state-specific instruction on accurately completing a new tool, the MOE Calculator Read More
  • Presentation on SLD/Dyslexia - October 24, 2016 +

    Presentation by CSDE Consultant Pat Anderson, Ph.D.     Read More
  • IDA’s Free Webinar Series +

    The International Dyslexia Association is offering a webinar series to empower educational professionals and families with knowledge and resources to Read More
  • 2017 CT Secondary Transition Symposium: Documents and Downloads +

    Session handouts, agendas, and other related documents from the June 21, 2017 Secondary Transition Symposium are available for download. Read More
  • The Bureau of Special Education's 16th Annual Back to School Meeting +

    The Bureau of Special Education'sBack to School MeetingFriday September 9, 2022   Registration Register online at Downloads and Supporting Read More
  • Secondary Transition Planning Process: Transition Goals 101 +

    During this professional learning activity, we will review the art of goal writing as it pertains to the secondary transition Read More
  • Technology and Transition: Resource Guide to Creating and Sustaining an AT Team at the High School Level +

    This resource manual provides strategies to systematically implement Assistive Technology (AT) services in High Schools. The strategies focus on assisting Read More
  • 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 Read More
  • Perseverance, Resiliency and Hope: A Strength-Based Perspective +

    Sarah Howroyd, LCSW, Manchester, CT HOPE Initiative Co-Founder Sarah Howroyd will share best evidence-based practices for making connections on mental Read More
  • Terms Related to the Education of English Language Learners +

    A glossary of terms useful to educators in the field of English Language Learners.    Read More
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