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When your children fnish school, how will you know i they are college and career ready?Tis is a di cult question, whether you are a principal or a parent, whether that question is asked in the context o new education policy, or whether it reects the everyday concerns o running a school or raising a child. Do we know what our children need to make them college and career ready? Do amilies have access to the right inormation sothey know what to expect o their schools and what schools expect o them?Proessional development rom the State Education Resource Center (SERC) is built around the supports, services, andinterventions necessary to meet all students’ educational needs. All students need access to the grade-level curriculum.eachers need the resources and confdence to manage a wide range o student needs, with the guidance and support o administrators. Our proessional development entails meeting needs at all levels—district, school, student, amily—tohelp students achieve college and career readiness.
On-site, Online, Ongoing
Proessional development should not be limited to seminars held on set dates, or even at specifc locations. SERC’sservices are on-site, online, and ongoing. Tis is the most eective means o improving practice and allows orgreater convenience and exibility. Research, recent education reorm, and eorts to implement the Common CoreState Standards all recognize that improving student outcomes demands a comprehensive, continuous approach toproessional development.
To guide you through our learning opportunities,see the Table of Contents on page 7.