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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:

Scheduling for Success: Common Planning Time

Common planning time among educators is a crucial element in the success of an inclusive school. Inclusive Schools Network's blog post includes ideas for districts, schools and co-teaching teams to maximize time and resources they have available in order to…

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…

Math Talk: The Value of Discourse in Math Class and Ways to Encourage it

Student: The answer is 17. Teacher: How did you get that? Student: I don’t know. I just did it in my head. I got 17. Examples like the exchange above are all too common in math classrooms. The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for Mathematics call for…

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…

Secondary Transition Planning: IEP Checklist - English; Spanish (2016)

This checklist is intended as an organizational tool in support of secondary transition planning and goal development within the Individualized Education Program (IEP) for students with disabilities, ages 15-21 or any younger student for whom transition…

Frequently Asked Questions from the Media about Mental Health in Schools

Whenever there is a school shooting or some other highly publicized crisis event that envelops schools, we are asked by the media for our perspective on the role of mental health in schools across the country. Here are five of the most frequently asked…

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)

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 Videos: Using Voice Typing with Google Docs Using Text to speech in Android Devices Using Text to Speech in Apple Products - iPad or iPhone…

UDL At A Glance produced this video to provide a concise overview of Universal Design for Learning, and provide answers to frequently asked questions.

Station Teaching Video

Example of Station Teaching in an elementary math class.