Training Resources for the Administration of Special Education

The State Department of Education, Bureau of Special Education in collaboration with the State Education Resource Center (SERC) annually offers a professional development series to guide and support personnel serving in an administrative capacity in a school district. Each year school administrators from around the state have the opportunity to participate in training sessions designed to inform and support them in the area of special education. Many sessions are appropriate for both general education as well as special education administrators.  Having general and special education administrators participate helps inform and implement unified policies, procedures and practices to ensure improved outcomes for all students.

The following sessions are examples of those currently being offered as professional development resources. Session details may be viewed by following the included links. Please watch the Bureau Bulletin for updates and additions to professional development options and opportunities as the summer progresses.

New Connecticut Administrators of Special Education (NCASE) 2012-13 Informational Forums

The State Department of Education, Bureau of Special Education (BSE) in partnership with the State Education Resource Center (SERC) continues to support new Connecticut administrators of special education through a series of informational forums targeting the most pressing needs for these new administrators.

NCASE informational forums are designed for those educational professionals who have been special education administrators in Connecticut for fewer than two years.

Through a series of live presentations and easy-to-access web-modules, NCASE participants receive information related to the IDEA grant application and current fiscal issues, the latest data issues and updates, extensive web-based resources through BSE and SERC web site tours, along with information on other critical areas of special education administration.

By following the link below you may access the schedule of 2012-13 NCASE informational forums.  If you are a new Connecticut administrator of special education, please take this opportunity to review the upcoming events and consider participating. If you are not new, but know someone who is, please consider supporting them by making them aware of the NCASE offerings.

If you would like to be included in the NCASE email dissemination list, please contact Jacqueline Denault (SERC) at or 860.632.1485 ext. 294.

For questions related to specific content for an NCASE event please contact Jay A. Brown (BSE) at, 860.713.6918 or Thomas Foote (SERC) at, 860.632.1485 ext. 395.

Follow this link to review upcoming NCASE events: NCASE Schedule of Events 2012-13