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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:

The Bureau of Special Education's 14th Annual Back to School Meeting

Document downloads and a video archive of the Wednesday, September 13, 2017 meeting are here.

Response to Intervention (RTI): A Primer for Parents

This useful parent-friendly primer includes essential concepts and key terms related to Response to Intervention.

CT Guide for the Training, Use and Supervision of Speech-Language Pathology Aides and Assistants in Connecticut

This document integrates material taken directly from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Guidelines for the Training, Credentialing, Use and Supervision of SpeechLanguage Pathology Assistants (Asha, 38, Spring 1996), and the Report the…

Connecticut's Framework for RTI: A Family Guide

Teachers, administrators, and families want all children to succeed. There are many ways to get children who are struggling to learn the additional help they need to be successful. One way is with the use of “scientific research-based interventions” (SRBI).…

The Connecticut Guidelines for Training and Support of Paraprofessionals

The Connecticut Guidelines for Training and Support of Paraprofessionals was published and endorsed by the Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) to inform and guide district personnel in the many important factors to consider in the use of…

Directory of Transition Services in College, University and Community-Based Settings - 2010

This directory provides transition service sites that go beyond academics to support young adults with disabilities in attaining the skills necessary for independence in adult life in an age-appropriate environment.

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 well-being. Four overarching curricular outcomes, across a continuum of expectations from Pre-K through grade 12, equip students…

Helpful CT Resources for Families - English; Spanish (2007)

The groups listed here can connect families to local community-based resources that provide information about the rights of parents and students under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). They represent organizations that can be responsive…

IEP Rubric

SERC has developed an Individualized Education Program (IEP) Rubric that measures the quality of IEP development for students with disabilities. The rubric is constructed on the premise that all students are entitled to the general education curriculum within…

The Ideal IEP Committee Meeting - Nick Martin

Strategies to follow in conducting an effective IEP/PPT Meeting