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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 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…

The Ideal IEP Committee Meeting - Nick Martin

Strategies to follow in conducting an effective IEP/PPT Meeting

Specific Learning Disability/Dyslexia: Frequently Asked Questions

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

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…

Dyslexia: The evolution of a scientific concept

An abstract that explains the scientific understanding of dyslexia and other learning disabilities.

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…

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 Students (August 2008), and specifically focuses on this framework as it applies to ELLs.

Engaging Parents in Productive Partnerships

Specific strategies that will help school educators/leaders transform potentially disruptive conflict into powerful collaborations that benefit you and your colleagues, parents and, students. In addition, strategies are offered here to assist school educators…

PJ Settlement Synopsis

Moving Forward with Responsible Inclusive Practice in Connecticut Schools: Ensuring that Students with Disabilities are Educated in the Least Restrictive Environment A Settlement to P.J. et al v State of Connecticut, Board of Education, et al (This synopsis…

A Family Guide: Connecticut’s Framework to RTI

This booklet reviews what scientific research-based interventions (SRBI) are and includes questions that parents/guardians might want to ask their child’s school or program in order to learn more about how they are using SRBI as a framework to improve…