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Curriculum Now Available!

The highly anticipated moment is here! SERC is incredibly pleased to share the results of hard work and dedication to the development of CT's African American/Black and Puerto Rican/Latino Course of Studies. History in the making! Thank you!

Download the Curriculum Here

UPDATED: Request for Proposals (RFP) for the African American/Black and Puerto Rican/Latino Course of Studies Implementation: Round 2

 

Update: A Round 2 of this Request for Proposals is being offered.


SERC RFP Number:  BL072021A
State Education Resource Center (SERC)
Contact Person: Michelle LeBrun-Griffin (griffin@ctserc.org)

 

On June 23, 2021, CT PA 21-2 identified SERC as the lead organization for coordination and provision of professional learning and implementation support for CT’s African American/Black and Puerto Rican/Latino Course of Studies.

SERC is seeking competitive proposals from qualified and interested organizations or individuals with proven expertise and experience in one or more of the following at the high school level:  curriculum evaluation, content, pedagogy, instructional coaching, networking, and resource development.

For more information, including Proposal Requirements, Instructions, and Dates, download the updated RFP here.




Professional Learning and Training Schedule Announced

TO: Superintendents of Schools, Directors of Curriculum and Instruction, and High School Principals
FROM: Irene E. Parisi, Chief Academic Officer
DATE: June 7, 2021
SUBJECT: African American/Black and Puerto Rican/Latino Course of Studies – Professional Learning and Training Schedule

The Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) is pleased to continue its partnership with the State Education Resource Center (SERC) to support the implementation of the African American/Black and Puerto Rican/Latino Course of Studies. High School educators initiating the course in the 2021-2022 school year are invited to participate in the full professional learning series, optional field study and coaching, and networking opportunities.

African American/Black and Puerto Rican/Latino Course of Studies
2021-2022 CSDE/SERC Training Schedule

LEADERSHIP LAUNCH (virtual) – July 14 – one team per school, including Director of Curriculum and Instruction, Principal, School Counseling Department Chair, Social Worker, Social Studies Department Chair, Teacher(s)

  • Session 1: 8:30-10, Session 2: 11-12:30, Session 3: 1:30-3 (mixed Cadres)

SUMMER INSTITUTE (in-person with remote option) – Cadre 1: July 26-30, Cadre 2: Aug 2-6, Cadre 3: Aug 9-13, 9-3:30 – one team per school, including Social Studies Department Chair and Teacher(s)

  • Day 1 – AM Overview of Course, PM Review of Expectations
  • Day 2 – AM/PM Pedagogy and Considerations for Teaching Course
  • Day 3 – AM Overview Unit 1, PM Overview Unit 2
  • Day 4 – AM Lesson Development, PM Overview Unit 3
  • Day 5 – AM Lesson Development, PM Next Steps/Overview of Field Study

QUARTER 1 TRAINING (in person with remote option) – Cadre 3: Sept 27-28, Cadre 1: 29-30, Cadre 2: Oct 1-2

  • Day 1 – AM Overview Unit 4, PM Lesson Development
  • Day 2 – AM Overview Unit 5, PM Lesson Development

QUARTER 2 TRAINING (in person with remote option) – Cadre 2: Nov 29-30, Cadre 3: Dec 1-2, Cadre 1: Dec 3-4

  • Day 1 – AM Overview Unit 6, PM Lesson Development
  • Day 2 – AM Overview Unit 1, PM Lesson Development

QUARTER 3 TRAINING (in person with remote option) – Cadre 1: Jan 31-Feb 1, Cadre 2: Feb 2-3, Cadre 3: Feb 4-5

  • Day 1 – AM Overview Unit 2, PM Lesson Development
  • Day 2 – AM Overview Unit 3, PM Lesson Development

QUARTER 4 TRAINING (in person with remote option) – Cadre 3: Mar 28-29, Cadre 2: Mar 30-31, Cadre 1: Mar 1-2

  • Day 1 – AM Overview Unit 4, PM Lesson Development
  • Day 2 – AM Overview Unit 5, PM Lesson Development

SHOWCASE – June 9, 2022 (virtual) – one team per school, including Director of Curriculum and Instruction, Principal, Social Studies Department Chair, Current and Future Teachers

  • Session 1: 8:30-10
  • Session 2: 11-12:30
  • Session 3: 1:30-3 (mixed Cadres)

This information was published in a memorandum from the CT State Department of Education, Dated June 7, 2021. To read the complete memo, please download:

“Sec. 2. (NEW) (Effective July 1, 2019) (a) For the school year commencing July 1, 2021, and each school year thereafter, each local and regional board of education shall include African-American and black studies and Puerto Rican and Latino studies as part of the curriculum for the school district, pursuant to section 10-16b of the general statutes, as amended by this act.”

Connecticut PA 19-12