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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:

Typical Speech and Language Development for School-Age Children

A Checklist for School Nurses Donna D. Merritt, Ph.D., CCC School nurses, particularly those in elementary schools, may have the broadest perspective of the students in their building, as they can observe children grow and communicate in various settings over…

Guidelines for Identification and Education of Children and Youth with Autism

These Guidelines were developed for families and service providers, to define a consistent statewide base of information that provides clarity and guidance.

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.

Specific Learning Disability/Dyslexia: Frequently Asked Questions

A list of Frequently Asked Questions about Specific Learning Disabilities/Dyslexia, prepared by CSDE.

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 school occupational therapy and best practices in its implementation in the school setting. The…

The Coaching and Self-Reflection Tool for Competency in Teaching English Learners - 2016

This document can guide educators regarding the instructional shifts and rigor inherent in the Connecticut English Language Proficiency (CELP) Standards and their alignment with best practices in Connecticut’s Common Core of Teaching (CCT) Rubric for…

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's Framework for RTI: A Family Guide

Teachers, administrators, and families want all children to succeed. There are many ways to get children who are struggling to learn the additional help they need to be successful. One way is with the use of “scientific research-based interventions” (SRBI).…

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Fact Sheet #122

The TESOL endorsement is required for anyone in the employ of a board of education serving as a teacher of English to speakers of other languages.

Helpful CT Resources for Families - English; Spanish (2007)

The groups listed here can connect families to local community-based resources that provide information about the rights of parents and students under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). They represent organizations that can be responsive…