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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:

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 which are based on the Connecticut curriculum framework for physical education and the annual goals of…

A Guide to Educational Terms – English; Spanish (Revised 2014)

This booklet helps families in Connecticut understand the language used in special and general education. The words or acronyms sometimes used during meetings or school visits can be unfamiliar to many people; this resource can help build a level of comfort…

10 Tips for Using Co-Planning Time More Efficiently

Participants in SERC's trainings have found this article very helpful in streamlining their planning time, while at the same time ensuring both teachers' areas of expertise are utilized as they design co-taught lessons.

Model Introduction Checklist - Nick Martin

A checklist to be used by PPT Facilitators to guide the process

Supporting All Children Using the CT ELDS: A Guide for Families - English; Spanish (2016)

This document provides information for families as they think about how they can support their child’s growth and development. It is a companion resource to Connecticut’s Early Learning and Development Standards (CT ELDS) document, which provides a common…

Specific Learning Disability/Dyslexia: Frequently Asked Questions

A list of Frequently Asked Questions about Specific Learning Disabilities/Dyslexia, prepared by CSDE.

The IEP Guide: Page by Page

This useful guide was initially designed by parent Stacy Hultgren and further enriched and revised in January 2015 through the collaboration of the Department of Developmental Disabilities (DDS), Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE), CSDE Parent…

DATA BULLETIN: English Language Learners, School Year 2011-12

Interesting facts about English Language Learners, from the Connecticut State Department of Education, June 2012.

Demonstration Sheltered Content Lessons

These lessons and materials for teaching to English Language Learners were designed to be used as training tools for administrators, coordinators/coaches, and teachers.

Guidelines for In-School and Out-of-School Suspensions - Revised 2010

This document guides school districts in making determinations about whether suspensions should be in-school or out-of-school, in accordance with Section 10-233c of the Connecticut General Statutes, regarding Suspension of Students. Section 10-233c aims to…