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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  • A Family Guide to Assistive Technology in Connecticut +

    This informational brochure introduces basic concepts of Assistive Technology in schools. Available in English and Spanish.     Read More
  • UDL At A Glance + produced this video to provide a concise overview of Universal Design for Learning, and provide answers to frequently asked Read More
  • Stepping Forward: A Self-Advocacy Guide for Middle and High School Students +

    This guide was created for middle and high school students as an instructional tool for the development of self-advocacy skills Read More
  • OSERS Dyslexia Dear Colleague Letter +

    The Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) released guidance to state and local educational agencies which clarifies that Read More
  • Read. Consider. Do. +

    Read. Consider. Do. READ. CONSIDER. DO. In our Read.Consider.Do. feature we offer a thought-provoking article for you to read, some questions for you Read More
  • 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. Read More
  • 2010 Guidelines for Identifying Children with Learning Disabilities +

    This document provides detailed information on the revised eligibility criteria for students with a specific learning disability that are more 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
  • IEP Manual and Forms +

    The CSDE IEP Manual is an excellent resource to guide educators in using/developing compliant and quality IEP’s. Read More
  • IEP Rubric for Scoring Secondary Transition +

    The Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) and the State Education Resource Center (SERC) have developed an Individualized Education Program Read More
  • 2017 Identification Flowchart (CT SDE/Bureau of Special Education) +

    A revised decision tree for planning and placement teams (PPTs) to use when a student is suspected of having a Read More
  • Stepping Forward: A Self-Advocacy Guide for Middle and High School Students - 2013 +

    This resource book for middle and high school students with disabilities is designed to help them self-advocate in developing goals Read More
  • Integrating Substance Use Prevention and Intervention into a Multi-Tiered System of Support +

    Kelly Perales, LCSW, Co-Director of the Midwest PBIS Network This keynote will highlight how the core features of a Multi-Tiered 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
  • Guidelines for the Identification and Education of Children and Youth with Autism - Revised 2011 +

    These guidelines address critical issues and current research important to individuals who are concerned about children and youth with autism Read More
  • Guidelines for Identifying Children with Learning Disabilities - Full Document (September 2010); Executive Summary (2009) +

    This document offers suggestions for increasing the capacity of general and special education to meet the instructional needs of students Read More
  • Effective IEP Meetings: Tested Tips +

    Practical strategies to assist parents and school educators in facilitating and participating in IEP meetings to support students with disabilities. Read More
  • Demonstration Sheltered Content Lessons +

    These lessons and materials for teaching to English Language Learners were designed to be used as training tools for administrators, Read More
  • Guidelines for Adapted Physical Education: Competent, Confident, Joyful Moving for a Lifetime - 2012 +

    This guidelines document for adapted physical education (APE) will assist APE teachers in assessing, planning and implementing their instructional programs 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
  • Guidelines for the Training and Support of Paraprofessionals Working with Students, B-21 - 2012 +

    This document revision highlights the increasing numbers of paraprofessionals in Connecticut, the federal requirements under The No Child Left Behind Read More
  • Using a Word Bank Process to Develop Standards-Based IEP Goals & Objectives +

    This multimedia presentation is designed to provide a tool and a process for helping Connecticut educators develop standards-based IEPs. It Read More
  • Family Engagement and Children With Disabilities - A Resource for Educators +

    A series of articles/resources to assist school educators/leaders in fostering collaborative relationships with families of children with disabilities. Read More
  • Identification, Assessment, and Instruction of English Language Learners with Learning Difficulties in the Elementary and Intermediate Grades +

    The aim of this guide is to help teachers consider whether struggling ELLs have a learning difficulty or whether their Read More
  • Scientific Research-Based Interventions for English Language Learners: A Handbook to Accompany Connecticut's Framework for RTI +

    This document was designed to supplement the publication Connecticut's Framework for RTI- Using Scientific Research-Based Interventions: Improving Education for all 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
  • The Educational Benefit Review Process +

    A Reflective Process to Examine the Quality of IEPs The purpose of the Educational Benefit Review Process is to provide Read More
  • Paraeducator Online Modules: Executive Function 101 +

    This informational video module addresses the following questions: What is Executive Functioning, why is it important and how can you 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
  • Connecticut's Framework for SRBI - Commissioner Mark McQuillan (video) +

    Former Commissioner of Education Mark McQuillan discusses Connecticut's Framework for SRBI in this 11 minute video. Read More
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