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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:

Report on Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) - 2005

The purpose of this document is to provide an integrated source of information that reflects the most current knowledge about ADHD from medical, educational, social and psychological perspectives. The information is intended to be useful to educators, parents…

Concussion Education Plan and Guidelines for Connecticut Schools - 2015

The purpose of this document is to provide accurate information, resources, requirements and guidance needed to implement school district concussion education plans. Implementation guidance includes suggested roles and responsibilities for the range of school…

IDA Dyslexia Handbook: What Every Family Should Know

The IDA Handbook provides necessary information regarding a definition of dyslexia, characteristics of dyslexia, appropriate assessment tools, evidence-based interventions, and suggestions for managing a dyslexic's educational process.

Connecting Connecticut Resource Directory - Revised 2015

This comprehensive directory provides service-related descriptions and contact information for agencies across the state that serve schools, community providers and parents in supporting children with disabilities in Connecticut. Included are live links…

Developing Quality Programs for Pupil Services: A Self-Evaluative Guide

This compilation of standards has been developed to guide school districts in their efforts to ensure that the programs and services provided by their pupil services staff are of the highest caliber and provide optimal benefit to the school community. The…

Six Approaches to Co-Teaching (printable PDF)

This illustrated PDF explains the Six Approaches to Co-Teaching

Printable School and Classroom Tags in Four Languages!

The following documents are printable school & classroom tags in four languages. PDF and MS Word downloads.

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.

Frequently Asked Questions About Paraprofessionals

What is Connecticut’s definition of a paraprofessional? A paraprofessional is an employee who assists teachers and/or other professional educators or therapists in the delivery of instructional and related services to students. The paraprofessional works…

Q&A with Dr. Margie Gillis

Dr. Margie Gillis, expert on literacy and Specific Learning Disabilities/Dyslexia, sat down with SERC for a brief Question and Answer session where she shared her insights into literacy and struggling readers.