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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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2022-2023 Training Series – Registration is Open!

The Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) is pleased to continue its partnership with the State Education Resource Center (SERC) to support the effective implementation of the African American/Black and Puerto Rican/Latino Course of Studies. High school educators, including curriculum and department coordinators, 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 participants 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. As this training is organized as a professional learning community, it is highly suggested that staff from the same school/district register for and attend the same cadre.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to the CSDE Project Manager and Director of Equity and Language Dr. Gladys Labas at Gladys.Labas@ct.gov, or the following members of the SERC Team:

  • Michelle LeBrun-Griffin, Consultant for Project Coordination, at Griffin@ctserc.org;
  • Paquita Jarman-Smith, Consultant for African American/Black Content, at Jarman-Smith@ctserc.org; or
  • Nitza Diaz, Consultant for Puerto Rican/Latino Content, at Diaz@ctserc.org.
    • Cohort 2 Registration Link Summer Institute September Quarterly December Quarterly February Quarterly March
      Quarterly
      June Showcase
      Cadre 1 https://serc.info/tngcadre1 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 https://serc.info/tngcadre2 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. 28-29, 2023
      9-3
      June 2, 2023
      Time TBD
      Cadre 3 https://serc.info/tngcadre3 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. 30-31, 2023
      9-3
      June 2, 2023
      Time TBD

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

“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