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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:

The Cassidy-Mikulski Resolution

Passed by the U.S. Senate to recognize the significant educational implications of dyslexia. Read more about this article on The Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity website or download the PDF from Yale here.

Connecticut Paraprofessionals Guide to English Language Learners

Instructional Support of English Language Learners in CT Guide to Bilingual and ESL Programs and Services Questions Regarding ESL and Bilingual Education Sample Roles Professinal Development Resources Download PDF

Guidelines for Alternative School Settings - 2014

These guidelines and best practices support the operation of alternative school programs offered by local and regional boards of education. The document includes: a description of the purpose and expectations of alternative education; the criteria for who is…

Core Curriculum Web Resources (SRBI)

Annotated Web Resources, selected individually for quality and benefit.

Connecticut's Framework for SRBI - Commissioner Mark McQuillan (video)

Former Commissioner of Education Mark McQuillan discusses Connecticut's Framework for SRBI in this 11 minute video.

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…

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.

SLPs’ Roles in Schools

A venn diagram examining the varied roles of an SLP in the school setting.

Co-Teaching: Making It Work

If you didn’t catch it, check out the December 2015-January 2016 edition of ASCD’s Educational Leadership devoted to the topic of Co-Teaching.

What's the Difference? A Focus on Dual Language Learning

Introduction: Both parents and teachers marvel at children’s ability to acquire language – a complex undertaking that most youngsters seem to do with ease. Although the process of transitioning between one’s native or home language and the language of…