SERC’s Teaching & Learning Initiative (T&L) encompasses SERC programs that have a focus on curriculum and instruction. All of the programs and projects are designed to provide educators with instructional models to use with students who are demonstrating difficulty learning in the general classroom. SERC is committed to the initiative because its activities:
- Foster high expectations and the belief that all students can learn;
- Provide instructional strategies for teachers to assist students to succeed in general education classrooms;
- Allow for planning and delivery of appropriate and effective instruction that reflects the general curriculum for students with IEPs;
- Support educators in the selection of instructional content that connects to student mastery of CMT and CAPT objectives;
- Cultivate collaborative partnerships between general and special educators and student support services personnel;
- Encourage involvement of families to support student learning;
- Develop alternate service delivery models, such as co-teaching
The T&L Initiative comprises the following initiatives:
- The Council for Exceptional Children Announces that Marilyn Friend will be their key note speaker at their New England Region Conference on November 4, 2011. Please click here for the flyer.
- The latest Paraprofessional District Contact Update Newsletter can be found here.
- Please see our newly posted interview series with experts in the field of literacy. Click on the links below to read the entire interview with each of the experts.
- Jo Gusman, the founder of New Horizons in Education, Inc., is a former teacher and nationally-known presenter who specializes in the area of English language learners. She offered a workshop through SERC on October 29, 2008.
- Dr. Margie B. Gillis is the president and founder of Literacy How, Inc., which provides professional development in the area of literacy to educators. She will be the presenter of the workshops Explicit Teaching: A Model for the Older Dependent Reader on November 15 and 30, 2011 and Multi-sensory Structured Language Instruction on February 4 and March 3, 2012.
- Fay Shin is a Professor in the Department of Teacher Education at California State University, Long Beach. She received her Ph.D. in Education and a Master’s degree in Teaching E.S.L. from the University of Southern California.
For more information, please contact:
, Assistant Director for Program Development & Common Core State Standards at SERC, (860) 632-1485 ext. 378, or
, Executive Assistant at SERC, (860) 632-1485 ext. 225