Resources

Overview

Learning Resources from SERC

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 Bureau of Special Education’s 20th Annual Back to School Meeting

    For more information and document downloads for the Bureau of Special Education's 20th Annual Back to School Meeting, please Visit

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  • Assistive Technology - Maintenance and Care

    View a brief video outlining maintenance and care of assistive technology devices for K-12 students.

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  • The Bureau of Special Education’s 19th Annual Back to School Meeting: Leading Forward

    The Bureau of Special Education'sBack to School MeetingFriday September 9, 2022   Registration Register online at https://2022CSDE-BackToSchool.eventbrite.com Downloads and Supporting

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  • The Bureau of Special Education's 16th Annual Back to School Meeting

    The Bureau of Special Education'sBack to School MeetingFriday September 9, 2022   Registration Register online at https://2022CSDE-BackToSchool.eventbrite.com Downloads and Supporting

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  • IDEA Part B Trainings: Supporting Documents and Downloads

    The following documents were disseminated in support of the Building Capacity and Establishing Sustainable Supports Summit, the IDEA Part B

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  • Practice Guidelines for Delivery of School Social Work Services: Promoting the Social-Emotional Competencies of Students – Linking Families, Schools and Communities - Updated 2017

    These guidelines assist school social workers in identifying their scope of services; developing and implementing programs and interventions to support

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  • Research-based Universal Screening Reading Assessments for Grades K-3

    Connecticut public schools are required to select their universal reading assessments from this approved list.   

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  • Paraeducator Online Modules: Executive Function 101

    This informational video module addresses the following questions: What is Executive Functioning, why is it important and how can you

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  • The Bureau of Special Education's 18th Annual Back to School Virtual Event

    Special Education Recovery and ResiliencySeptember 15, 2021- 9:00-12:00   Part I – Live Session 9:00-10:15   Welcoming Remarks: Charlene Russell-Tucker, Acting

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  • The Bureau of Special Education's 17th Annual Back to School Event

    Supporting Special Education Leaders In an Ever Evolving Educational Environment The Bureau of Special Education, in being respectful and responsive

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  • Perseverance, Resiliency and Hope: A Strength-Based Perspective

    Sarah Howroyd, LCSW, Manchester, CT HOPE Initiative Co-Founder Sarah Howroyd will share best evidence-based practices for making connections on mental

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  • Integrating Substance Use Prevention and Intervention into a Multi-Tiered System of Support

    Kelly Perales, LCSW, Co-Director of the Midwest PBIS Network This keynote will highlight how the core features of a Multi-Tiered

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  • MTSS: A School District Approach to Prevention and Intervention

    Kelly Perales, LCSW, Co-Director of the Midwest PBIS Network & McKenzie Harrington-Bacote, Office of School Wellness, Laconia School District, New Hampshire

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  • Using a Word Bank Process to Develop Standards-Based IEP Goals & Objectives

    This multimedia presentation is designed to provide a tool and a process for helping Connecticut educators develop standards-based IEPs. It

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  • CSDE IDEA Part B Grant Maintenance of Effort (MOE) Resources 2020

    Webinar Archive: Maintenance of Effort (MOE) & IDEA Part B Grant:

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  • Video Module Series - Foundations of Multi-Tiered Systems of Support

    The Mini-Module Series: Foundations of Multi-Tiered Systems of Support features five chapters of content: The Critical Features of Tier Two

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  • Using Speech-Language Pathology Assistants and Aides in Connecticut

    Using Speech-Language Pathology Assistants and Aides in Connecticut

    This learning module has been developed with support from the Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) for administrators and school-based

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  • Guidelines for Assistive Technology - Updated 2013

    These guidelines provide both school districts and Birth to Three service providers guidance to ensure that all children identified for

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  • Connecticut Assistive Technology Guidelines

    The Connecticut AT Guidelines help to define the process for considering, implementing, and evaluating technologies that equalize the learning experience

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  • Guidelines for Speech and Language Programs: Determining Eligibility for Speech and Language Services Under IDEA

    Overiew: Guidelines for Speech and Language Programs: Determining Eligibility for Speech and Language Services Under IDEA is designed to facilitate

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  • 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

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  • Grant award announced for new CT Statewide Family Engagement Center

    Grant award announced for new CT Statewide Family Engagement Center

    As CREC’s partner on this grant, SERC is excited about the announcement of the award to CREC for funding a

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  • SRBI: Connecticut’s Framework for RtI - Executive Summary and Full Document

    Using Scientific Research-Based Interventions: Improving Education for All Students: Connecticut's framework for RtI

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  • The Bureau of Special Education's 15th Annual Back to School Meeting

    The 15th Annual Back to School meeting, hosted by the Connecticut State Department of Education's Bureau of Special Education, provides

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  • 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

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  • Webinar Archive: Remediating and Accommodating Students with SLD/Dyslexia at the Secondary Level

    Originally Broadcast on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 School teams face multiple challenges in meeting the learning needs of secondary-level students

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  • Webinar Archive: Increasing Awareness of SLD/Dyslexia

    Listen to this discussion by Connecticut leaders in SLD/Dyslexia as they review CT’s definition of dyslexia, explore issues surrounding the

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  • Read. Consider. Do.

    Read. Consider. Do.

    READ. CONSIDER. DO. In our Read.Consider.Do. feature we offer a thought-provoking article for you to read, some questions for you

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  • IEP Rubric

    SERC has developed an Individualized Education Program (IEP) Rubric that measures the quality of IEP development for students with disabilities.

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  • CT Guidelines for Physical Therapy in Educational Settings

    Overview: Physical therapy and the physical therapist’s role in educational settings have evolved along with educational reforms. More recently therapists,

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  • Installing Google Read Write - Free for Educators

    This short video provides information on how to install Google Read Write for free if you are an educator. Related

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  • Using Voice Typing with Google Docs

    This short video provides information on how use voice typing in Google Docs. Related Videos: Installing Google Read Write - Free

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  • Using Text to speech in Android Devices

    This short video provides information on how to activate use text-to-speech in Android Devices Related Videos: Installing Google Read Write

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  • Using Text to Speech in Apple Products - iPad or iPhone

    This short video provides information on how to activate use text-to-speech in an iPad or iPhone Related Videos: Installing Google

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  • Using the Mercury Reader Chrome App

    This short video provides information on how use the Mercury Reader in Chrome. The Mercury Reader simplifies the page by

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  • CT's SLD/Dyslexia Assessment Resource Guide

    This document was prepared by SERC in collaboration with CSDE in response to requests from CT educators and administrators for

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  • Introduction to Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)

    This ten minute multimedia presentation discusses the universal importance of human communication, and introduces us to some children who may

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  • Assistive Technology and Accessible Educational Material Supports -- The Role of School Leadership

    This 11 minute presentation discusses assistive technology and accessible educational material supports for students disabilities.

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  • The Educational Benefit Review Process

    A Reflective Process to Examine the Quality of IEPs The purpose of the Educational Benefit Review Process is to provide

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  • Webinar Archive: Using the Local Educational Agency (LEA) Maintenance of Effort (MOE) Calculator

    Originally broadcast October 26, 2017. The webinar will provide state-specific instruction on accurately completing a new tool, the MOE Calculator

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  • iPad Apps for Learners with Dyslexia/Reading and Writing Difficulties

    Assistive technology (AT) accommodations are an important part of the specialized instruction students with SLD/Dyslexia require. This resource illustrates AT

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  • The Bureau of Special Education's 14th Annual Back to School Meeting

    Document downloads and a video archive of the Wednesday, September 13, 2017 meeting are here.

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  • OSERS Dyslexia Dear Colleague Letter

    The Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) released guidance to state and local educational agencies which clarifies that

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  • Procedural Safeguards Notice Required under IDEA-Part B - English; Spanish (Revised 2011)

    The procedural safeguards notice includes a full explanation of all the procedural safeguards available under the Individuals with Disabilities Education

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  • Guidelines for the Training and Support of Paraprofessionals Working with Students, B-21 - 2012

    This document revision highlights the increasing numbers of paraprofessionals in Connecticut, the federal requirements under The No Child Left Behind

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  • Complaint Resolution Process - Revised 2011

    This booklet specifies the process to be used by the Connecticut State Department of Education, Bureau of Special Education, in

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  • 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

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  • Guidelines for Occupational Therapy in Schools - 2017

    These guidelines provide a concise, comprehensive reference manual for occupational therapy practitioners, administrators and families and define the role of

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  • Guidelines for the Identification and Education of Children and Youth with Autism - Revised 2011

    These guidelines address critical issues and current research important to individuals who are concerned about children and youth with autism

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  • Guidelines for Identifying Children with Learning Disabilities - Full Document (September 2010); Executive Summary (2009)

    This document offers suggestions for increasing the capacity of general and special education to meet the instructional needs of students

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