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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 October 1, 2021
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Registration for Leadership Launch 2022 is now open!

The Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) is pleased to continue its partnership with SERC to support the effective implementation of the African American/Black and Puerto Rican/Latino Course of Studies.  District and school leaders and educators initiating the course in the 2022-2023 school year are invited to participate in one of the Leadership Launch sessions scheduled for Wednesday, April 27, 2022.  At this session, information regarding the model curriculum, expectations, and training series will be shared.  Participants from the same school are encouraged to register for the same session as schedules permit.  Session times and registration links can be found below.  A session recording will be available on the website for future reference.  Questions regarding registration for sessions may be directed to Heather Dawes, Project Specialist, at dawes@ctserc.org and content for sessions to Michelle LeBrun-Griffin, Consultant, at griffin@ctserc.org.

Registration Links: Wednesday, April 27

Session A – 8:00 am to 9:30 am – https://serc.info/launch22a

Session B – 11:00 am to 12:30 pm – https://serc.info/launch22b

Session C – 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm – https://serc.info/launch22c

2022-2023 CSDE/SERC Training Series for the African American/Black and Puerto Rican/Latino Course of Studies

To assist with district planning, we are releasing “save-the-date” information for the 2022-2023 CSDE/SERC Training Series.  Please note, all dates are tentative and contingent on funding.  Educators, including department and curriculum coordinators, and administrators, who will be implementing the course next year are invited to participate.  All sessions are planned to be virtual and at no cost to districts with the exception of release time/substitute coverage.  Each cadre will be capped at 50 schools/150 registrants to serve the anticipated number of new schools participating.  Additional staff from schools currently participating in the 2021-2022 Training Series will be added, as space permits.  It is suggested schools save the dates for each Cadre until registration is made available, and Cadre selection is confirmed.  As this training is organized as a professional learning community, it is suggested that staff from the same school/district attend the same training.  Given this advance notice, switching between Cadres to accommodate schedules will not be permitted.  Please contact Heather Dawes, Project Specialist, SERC at dawes@ctserc.org with any questions you may have.

African American/Black and Puerto Rican/Latino Course of Studies
2022-2023 CSDE/SERC Training Series
SAVE-THE-DATES*
(*All dates are tentative and contingent on funding.)

Cohort 2

Leadership Launch

Summer Institute

September Quarterly

December Quarterly

February Quarterly

March
Quarterly

June Showcase

Cadre 1

Apr. 27, 2022
8-9:30

June 20-24, 2022
9-3

Sept. 20-21, 2022
9-3

Dec. 1-2, 2022
9-3

Feb. 2-3, 2023
9-3

Mar. 23-24, 2023
9-3

June 2, 2023
Time TBD

Cadre 2

Apr. 27, 2022
11-12:30

July 18-22, 2022
9-3

Sept. 22-23, 2022
9-3

Dec. 6-7, 2022
9-3

Feb. 7-8, 2023
9-3

Mar. 27-28 28-29, 2023
9-3

June 2, 2023
Time TBD

Cadre 3

Apr. 27, 2022
2-3:30

Aug. 1-5, 2022
9-3

Sept. 28-29, 2022
9-3

Dec. 8-9, 2022
9-3

Feb. 9-10, 2023
9-3

Mar. 29-30 30-31, 2023
9-3

June 2, 2023
Time TBD

Please note: there was an error in the originally posted March 2023 dates. Corrected dates are shown.

“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