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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:

Scheduling for Success: Common Planning Time

Common planning time among educators is a crucial element in the success of an inclusive school. Inclusive Schools Network's blog post includes ideas for districts, schools and co-teaching teams to maximize time and resources they have available in order to…

2017 CT Secondary Transition Symposium: Documents and Downloads

Session handouts, agendas, and other related documents from the June 21, 2017 Secondary Transition Symposium are available for download.

IEP Rubric

SERC has developed an Individualized Education Program (IEP) Rubric that measures the quality of IEP development for students with disabilities. The rubric is constructed on the premise that all students are entitled to the general education curriculum within…

Read. Consider. Do. Volume 2

In Volume 2 of our Read.Consider.Do. feature, we offer a thought-provoking article for you to read, some questions for you to consider, and some things you can do to share, deepen, or implement your learning. We hope you join us in this independent…

Connecticut's Blueprint For Reading Achievement

Conclusions and recommendations of the Early Reading Success Panel, including competencies required for reading success. View Report (External Link)

Benefits of Co-Teaching

Why co-teach? Because there are numerous benefits, of course. Sometimes it is helpful to review those benefits, particularly if you and your colleagues are overwhelmed by the prospect of this paradigm shift. I am providing these in an easy-to-read bullet…

Connecticut's Framework for RTI: A Family Guide

Teachers, administrators, and families want all children to succeed. There are many ways to get children who are struggling to learn the additional help they need to be successful. One way is with the use of “scientific research-based interventions” (SRBI).…

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…

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.

Just the Facts – Effective Reading Instruction for Students with SLD/Dyslexia (2016)

Information provided by The International Dyslexia Association, 2012 A resource to provide educators and families with "Dyslexia Basics."