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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:

Dyslexia: A Brief for Educators, Parents, and Legislators

The purpose of this technical assistance paper is to briefly describe what is currently known about dyslexia, focusing particularly on methods of early identification, prevention, and remedial instruction.

Connecticut Assistive Technology Guidelines

The Connecticut AT Guidelines help to define the process for considering, implementing, and evaluating technologies that equalize the learning experience for students of all abilities.

Connecticut’s Early Learning and Development Standards - English; Spanish (2014)

These guidelines are statements of what children should know and be able to do from birth to age 5 and are made available to inform families, teachers, caregivers and other professionals about common developmental and learning progressions, so that they can…

Reducing Chronic Absence in Connecticut Schools: A Prevention and Intervention Guide for Schools and Districts - 2017

This guide provides a framework that local and regional school district administrators can use to strategically plan and implement preventions and interventions that will lead to the reduction of chronic absence in prekindergarten through grade 12 within…

The Ideal IEP Committee Meeting - Nick Martin

Strategies to follow in conducting an effective IEP/PPT Meeting

CT Teacher Supervisory Checklist

A Checklist of Knowledge and Skills for Teachers Supervising Paraprofessionals in Preschool‐12 Download PDF

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 Individualized Education Program (IEP). We will review both Post-School Outcome Goals Statements and the Annual goals and Objectives…

Parent and Educator Resource Guide to Section 504 in Public Elementary and Secondary Schools

The attached resource guide reminds all educational institutions receiving Federal financial assistance from the Department that they must vigilantly work to ensure compliance with Section 504 and other Federal laws that protect students with disabilities.…

Executive Summary: Knowledge and Practice Standards for Teachers of Reading

The International Dyslexia Association offers these standards to guide the preparation, certification, and professional development of those who teach reading and related literacy skills in classroom, remedial, and clinical settings.

A Guide to Comprehensive School Counseling Program Development - 2008

This document describes an exemplary model of a comprehensive school counseling program that has been developed to guide school districts as they endeavor to link school counseling program goals and content with their school improvement efforts. It can also…