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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:

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 Act (IDEA) and its regulations. Notice must be provided to parents of students with disabilities one time…

State Department of Education Walkthrough Review - Instructional

This Walkthrough Protocol covers IEP Implementation, Use of Supplementary Aids and Services and Best Practices in the Instruction of Students with Disabilities in INSTRUCTIONAL Classes. Download PDF

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…

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.

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)

Secondary Transition Planning Process- 2014 diagram

This diagram outlines a student-centric approach to determining post-high school goals.

Beyond the Blueprint: Literacy in Grades 4-12

Beyond the Blueprint provides a broader, deeper, well-informed research-based orientation required to help older students develop into highly literate citizens.

CT Guidelines for Occupational Therapy in Educational Settings

Overview: Occupational therapy and the occupational therapist’s role in educational settings have evolved along with educational reforms. More recently therapists, school administrators, and teachers are searching for service models relevant to educational…

Directory of Transition Services in College, University and Community-Based Settings - 2010

This directory provides transition service sites that go beyond academics to support young adults with disabilities in attaining the skills necessary for independence in adult life in an age-appropriate environment.

The Ideal IEP Committee Meeting - Nick Martin

Strategies to follow in conducting an effective IEP/PPT Meeting