CEC 2019 for Students

CEC 2019 for New & Future Teachers

As a new teacher or teacher-in-training, it may seem like you are expected to know everything about special education the moment you enter the classroom. We know how overwhelming that can seem, and we have you covered. At the CEC 2019 Convention & Expo, you’ll find the information you need from the experts you trust on critical topics ranging from writing IEPs to UDL to writing effective behavior plans.

You can create your own experience with over 800 sessions, workshops, panels, and posters specifically relevant to students and new teachers on all of the topics you want (and some you may not have known you needed!).

Need help navigating the convention? We’ve put together a recommended schedule for you, highlighting the sessions new teachers need most. Don’t miss the CEC Student Forum, created specially to address one of the hottest topics for new teachers—family engagement.

Student Forum

Thursday, Jan. 31, 9:45-10:45 a.m.
Indiana Convention Center, 500 Ballroom

Don’t miss the CEC Student Forum, THE place to be at the convention for new teachers -a session designed by students for students to get invaluable information as you start your career.

This year’s Forum will focus on being explicit in setting expectations for your classroom and for the individuals in it. No matter what age or grade level you’re working with, or in what sort of setting, keeping your classroom focused and knowledgeable is critical.

In our featured presentation, Dr. Patricia Lynch will talk to you about setting expectations in your classroom for both your students and for your paraprofessionals. Then, join in a small discussion group to talk about challenges and solutions you can use in every classroom. By remaining consistent, building strong relationships, and encouraging communication among everyone you work with-students, families, paraprofessionals, and colleagues-you can set yourself up for success.

Honoring Excellence

CEC congratulates Megan H. Foreman, Western Michigan University, the recipient of the 2019 Outstanding Undergraduate Student Award. Megan will be recognized and presented with her award during the Student Forum.

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