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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:

Paraprofessionals and SRBI

This document, Paraprofessionals and SRBI, is the first in a series of documents to provide guidance and support to districts in the implementation of the SRBI framework. Download PDF

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 students in meeting their academic goals; and guiding the decision making necessary to meaningfully assess…

International Dyslexia Association Fact Sheets

IDA fact sheets are convenient, professionally reviewed materials designed to improve understanding and support advocacy initiatives. Fact sheets are frequently used to enrich and supplement IEP meetings, school board discussions, and district policy…

CT Teacher Supervisory Checklist

A Checklist of Knowledge and Skills for Teachers Supervising Paraprofessionals in Preschool‐12 Download PDF

Directory of Approved Private Special Education Programs - Revised 2014

This directory contains information regarding each privately operated special education program that is currently approved by the Connecticut State Department of Education.

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 identification of students, and present evidence-based practices for structured literacy instruction and intervention.

2017 Identification Flowchart (CT SDE/Bureau of Special Education)

A revised decision tree for planning and placement teams (PPTs) to use when a student is suspected of having a disability, including the process for reviewing student data and determining eligibility.

SERC Lib Guide on Specific Learning Disabilities/Dyslexia

Within this guide you will find resources on dyslexia and specific learning disabilities from our collections, as well as articles available at the SERC Library. In addition, we have included organizations and associations that provide information on dyslexia…

Reducing Chronic Absence in Connecticut Schools: A Prevention and Intervention Guide for Schools and Districts - 2017

This guide provides a framework that local and regional school district administrators can use to strategically plan and implement preventions and interventions that will lead to the reduction of chronic absence in prekindergarten through grade 12 within…

The Bureau of Special Education's 13th Annual Back to School Meeting

This repository of videos and handouts files is from the 2016 back-to-school meeting held by the CT State Department of Education Bureau of Special Education.