CEC 2018 for Charter School Personnel

CEC 2018 for Charter Schools

The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) is a professional association of educators dedicated to advancing the success of children with exceptionalities. We want to help all educators provide quality instruction that will enable every student pursue their full potential.

CEC is the special education expert, and the CEC 2018 Convention & Expo is the special education event of the year, featuring over 600 sessions, strands, poster sessions, and more!

As part of a charter school team, you’re at the forefront of America’s educational future. By attending CEC 2018, you’ll gain additional skills and knowledge to help you help all your students. You can design your own educational experience—there are over 350 of our sessions are on topics that are of special interest to charter schools, including:

  • co-teaching and collaboration,
  • creating positive school environments,
  • supporting students with emotional and behavioral disorders, and
  • providing high-quality differentiated and intensive instruction.

We’ve pulled together a list of some of the sessions we think you’ll particularly enjoy in this suggested schedule. You can view and search all CEC 2018 sessions here.

Don’t miss a special meeting just for charter school personnel on Friday, Feb. 9 from 12:00-1:30 p.m. with Lauren Morando Rhim, Executive Director of the National Center for Special Education in Charter Schools and Azure Angelov, co-author of CEC’s “Charting the Course: Special Education in Charter Schools,” for a fireside chat about issues related to educating students with a range of disabilities in autonomous charter schools and best practices emerging across the country. Learn more about the session here.

In addition to the knowledge you need, you’ll also get discounts on CEC products, be able to visit with over 200 exhibitors and explore new products in the Expo Hall, and have limitless opportunities to network with your fellow educators and leaders in the field.

Earn while you learn!
At CEC 2018 you can earn up to 23 professional development hours (PDHs). If you’re from Florida, attending CEC 2018 can help satisfy your ESE recertification requirements—particularly in special education content! Documentation provided by CEC will allow you to submit your earned PDH hours to your district for CEU approval.

Make the case to your administrator for attending CEC 2018 with our justification toolkit, so you can get the support for travel, funding, and time off. Show them this flyer too, which highlights some of the many ways you and your charter school colleagues will benefit from attending CEC 2018.

Register now!


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Want more information now? Check out “Charting the Course: Special Education in Charter Schools,” by Addie Angelov and David Bateman. You’ll discover the essential aspects of delivering special education services in your unique educational setting. This book was developed in collaboration with prominent charter school organizations and with the support of the National Association of State Directors of Special Education.

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