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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:

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

Multisensory Structured Literacy Instruction: Group Instructional Methodology

Structured literacy instruction is an essential component of specialized instruction for students with SLD/Dyslexia. The New Jersey State Department of Education has prepared a two-hour free video and accompanying handouts that describe the elements of this…

Go Ahead, Say Dyslexia

An article published on Education Week by Kyle Redford which discusses issues surround Dyslexia such as effective interventions, general confusion surrounding the condition as well as potentially capable classmates who were "left alone to struggle in regular…

Data Team Video Clips

The following video clips are of data teams in action, and educators discussing their experiences in the Data Teams Project (Literacy).

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.

Literacy Data Teams: Analyzing Literacy Data for Tiers of Instruction

This SERCWorks issue describes some of the highlights of the Analyzing Literacy Data for Tiers of Instruction project, which helps school-based data teams establish and enhance the systems necessary to inform instruction and raise the literacy achievement of…

The Dyslexia Toolkit, An Essential Resource Provided by the National Center for Learning Disabilities

A resource to assist educators and families in supporting students identified with dyslexia.

Connecticut Paraprofessionals Guide to Challenging Behaviors

Guide to Challenging Behavior Understanding Challenging Behaviors Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA) A Good BIP Building Strong and Positive Relationships De-escalation Download PDF

Connecticut Paraprofessionals Guide to Data Collection

Data Collection Basics Providing Objective Documentation Supporting Teachers Paraprofessional and Teacher Collaboration Online Resources Download PDF

Reaching and Engaging with Hispanic Communities: A Research-Informed Communication Guide for Nonprofits, Policymakers, and Funders

From the Crimsonbridge Foundation, this guide is designed to help service providers and educators build communication strategies to more easily and effectively reach out to Latino children and families.