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CEC 2020

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General Sessions

Sady Paulson and Mark Coppin

Sady Paulson and Mark Coppin

Apple Distinguished Educators

Opening General Session
Wednesday, February 5, 2020 | 5:00-6:30 p.m.

Expo Hall B, Oregon Convention Center

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Randy Sprick, Ph.D.

Randy Sprick, Ph.D.

Director of Safe & Civil Schools

Second General Session
Thursday, February 6, 2020 | 8:00–9:00 a.m.

Expo Hall B, Oregon Convention Center

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Award Ceremony

Third General Session
Friday, February 7, 2020 |  8:00–9:00 a.m.

Expo Hall B, Oregon Convention Center

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Future Conventions

When and where will we be hosting future CEC Conventions?

2021

Baltimore, MD

CEC 2021 will take place on February 10-15, 2021

2022

Orlando, FL

CEC 2022 will take place on January 15-19, 2022

2023

Louisville, KY

CEC 2023 will take place on March 1-4, 2023

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Randy Sprick, Ph.D.

Randy Sprick, Ph.D. has worked as a paraprofessional, teacher, and teacher trainer at the elementary and secondary levels. Author of a number of widely read books on behavior and classroom management, Dr. Sprick is director of Safe & Civil Schools, a consulting company that provides inservice programs throughout the country. He and his trainers work with numerous large and small school districts on longitudinal projects to improve student behavior and motivation. Efficacy of that work is documented in peer-reviewed research, and Safe & Civil Schools materials are listed on the National Registry of EvidenceBased Programs and Practices (NREPP). Dr. Sprick was the recipient of the 2007 Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) Wallin Lifetime Achievement Award.

Sady Paulson

Sady Paulson has cerebral palsy, and is an Independent Videographer and national speaker on the power of accessibility. Sady uses Apple’s accessibility tech like Switch Control to interact with her computers, iPhone and iPad. She is an Independent Videographer and national speaker on the power of accessibility.  Sady is also an Apple Distinguished Educator. She was featured in, and edited, the 2016 commercial launching the re-designed Apple accessibility website. She will open CEC 2020 with a powerful message of talent, determination and inclusion.

Mark Coppin

Mark Coppin is the owner of Prairie Assistive Technology. For 32 years, he was the director of assistive technology at the Anne Carlsen Center for students with special needs where he coordinated the provision of assistive technology services. In additon to speaking on the local and national level, Coppin’s experience includes presenting twice at the United Nations on the importance of accessibility. In 2009, Coppin was named an Apple Distinguished Educator. In 2013, he was one of 10 educators recognized as a Champion of Change by the White House.

Randy Sprick, Ph.D.

Randy Sprick, Ph.D. has worked as a paraprofessional, teacher, and teacher trainer at the elementary and secondary levels. Author of a number of widely read books on behavior and classroom management, Dr. Sprick is director of Safe & Civil Schools, a consulting company that provides inservice programs throughout the country. He and his trainers work with numerous large and small school districts on longitudinal projects to improve student behavior and motivation. Efficacy of that work is documented in peer-reviewed research, and Safe & Civil Schools materials are listed on the National Registry of EvidenceBased Programs and Practices (NREPP). Dr. Sprick was the recipient of the 2007 Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) Wallin Lifetime Achievement Award.