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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:

English Learner Programs and Services in Connecticut Public Schools: A Resource Handbook for Administrators (2nd Edition)

This comprehensive guide for educators coordinating programs for English Language Learners is recommended for ALL schools, which are required under No Child Left Behind to identify and assess their ELL students.

Frequently Asked Questions from the Media about Mental Health in Schools

Whenever there is a school shooting or some other highly publicized crisis event that envelops schools, we are asked by the media for our perspective on the role of mental health in schools across the country. Here are five of the most frequently asked…

IEP Facilitation - Practical Insights

This document summarizes practical insights and promising practices for IEP/IFSP facilitation, collected from a broad review of facilitation and special education literature.

Education Guidelines for the Prevention and Management of Lead Poisoning in Children - 2014

These guidelines were developed to inform the practice within school districts regarding: lead prevention; early identification of students exposed to and affected by lead; and educational programming in response to lead exposure in order to mitigate existing or…

Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) Self-Assessment

The purpose of this review is to determine if the policies, practices, and procedures are consistent with the requirements of the IDEA.

Parent’s Guide to Special Education in Connecticut - English; Spanish (2007)

This document provides information for parents, guardians and other family members about laws, regulations and policies affecting special education programs and services. These protections, rights and opportunities with parents, families and schools working…

Guidelines for Speech and Language Programs: Determining Eligibility for Special Education Speech and Language Service under IDEA - Revised 2008

These guidelines are offered to assist school districts in determining which children are eligible for speech and language services under the provisions of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. The document addresses critical issues and recent…

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 by schools to identify students in kindergarten to grade three, who are below proficiency in reading. The results…

Dyslexia in the Classroom: What Every Teacher Needs to Know

The intent of this toolkit is to provide classroom teachers with basic information about dyslexia, dispel some of the myths and misconceptions surrounding it, and be a resource that will increase their capacity to ensure the success of diverse groups of…

Fact Sheet Regarding New Dyslexia State Legislation

A useful fact sheet about the new CT Dyslexia legislation created by the Shipman and Goodwin law firm.