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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:

Secondary Transition IEP Checklists

Checklists that assure proper Secondary Transition steps have been completed to assure excellent student IEPs.

Response to Intervention: Core Principles

Response to Intervention (RtI) is the practice of providing high-quality instruction/intervention matched to student needs and using learning rate over time and level of performance to make important educational decisions. The Core Principles of Rtl: We can…

Autism Spectrum Disorders Fact Sheet

This fact sheet from the CDC describes some of the signs of ASDs and what can you do if you think your child has ASD. In English and Spanish.

IEP Manual and Forms

The CSDE IEP Manual is an excellent resource to guide educators in using/developing compliant and quality IEP’s.

Guidelines for Feeding and Swallowing Programs in Schools

The CSDE offers these guidelines to help school districts determine which children need feeding and swallowing services and to provide quality feeding and swallowing programs for them. This document emphasizes the need for a collaborative team process through…

10 Tips for Using Co-Planning Time More Efficiently

Participants in SERC's trainings have found this article very helpful in streamlining their planning time, while at the same time ensuring both teachers' areas of expertise are utilized as they design co-taught lessons.

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…

IDA Dyslexia Handbook: What Every Family Should Know

The IDA Handbook provides necessary information regarding a definition of dyslexia, characteristics of dyslexia, appropriate assessment tools, evidence-based interventions, and suggestions for managing a dyslexic's educational process.

Connecticut Assistive Technology Guidelines

The Connecticut AT Guidelines help to define the process for considering, implementing, and evaluating technologies that equalize the learning experience for students of all abilities.

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…