2015 Annual Conference
Success in Literacy for Students with Disabilities: Expectations and Best Practices

Saturday, January 31, 2015
8:15am – 12:15pm
Loyola University Maryland Graduate Center
8890 McGaw Road, Columbia, MD 21045 “Snow Date” February 21, 2015



The conference is open to all and is free for all CEC members. Continental Breakfast will be 
served.  A $25.00 registration fee will be charged for non‐members. We encourage you to join and 
enjoy the numerous professional benefits of membership including attending the conference for
free. For membership info or to join CEC, visit www.cec.sped.org

Keynote Speaker
Vicki McQuitty, PhD. Assistant Professor, Towson University Co‐Director, Maryland Writing Project

Poster Session and Interactive Sessions:
Current and Future Special and General Educators of Students with Disabilities in Pre‐K, 
Elementary, and Secondary Classrooms

Sponsored by
Maryland Council for Exceptional Children
District of Columbia Council for Exceptional Children
Montgomery County Maryland Council for Exceptional Children: CEC Chapter 246
Maryland Chapter of the Council for Learning Disabilities

Please join us! Registration is now open at
https://2015annualpdsuccessinliteracy.eventbrite.com 

If you are interested in presenting a poster or interactive session to share best practices in 
literacy for students with disabilities, please submit your proposal at 
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MDCEC2015. Click here to download the proposal template. 















If you have any questions or need further information, please contact
Rosemary Garr rgarr@towson.edu or Laila Richman lrichman@towson.edu
 


 



2015 Annual Conference
Success in Literacy for Students with Disabilities: Expectations and Best Practices

Saturday, January 31, 2015
8:15am – 12:15pm
Loyola University Maryland Graduate Center
8890 McGaw Road, Columbia, MD 21045 “Snow Date” February 21, 2015



The conference is open to all and is free for all CEC members. Continental Breakfast will be 
served.  A $25.00 registration fee will be charged for non‐members. We encourage you to join and 
enjoy the numerous professional benefits of membership including attending the conference for
free. For membership info or to join CEC, visit www.cec.sped.org

Keynote Speaker
Vicki McQuitty, PhD. Assistant Professor, Towson University Co‐Director, Maryland Writing Project

Poster Session and Interactive Sessions:
Current and Future Special and General Educators of Students with Disabilities in Pre‐K, 
Elementary, and Secondary Classrooms

Sponsored by
Maryland Council for Exceptional Children
District of Columbia Council for Exceptional Children
Montgomery County Maryland Council for Exceptional Children: CEC Chapter 246
Maryland Chapter of the Council for Learning Disabilities

Please join us! Registration is now open at
https://2015annualpdsuccessinliteracy.eventbrite.com 

If you are interested in presenting a poster or interactive session to share best practices in 
literacy for students with disabilities, please submit your proposal at 
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MDCEC2015. Click here to download the proposal template. 















If you have any questions or need further information, please contact
Rosemary Garr rgarr@towson.edu or Laila Richman lrichman@towson.edu
 


 



Upcoming Events

Maryland State Unit of CEC 2014 Awards 

The Maryland State Unit of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) is seeking nominations for the Maryland State Unit of CEC 2014 Awards. There will be three categories for this year's awards:

  • Special Education Teacher
  • Student Teacher

Winners in each category will be notified this fall and invited to a special meeting of the MD State Unit of CEC this spring for recognition.  Maryland State Unit of CEC will nominate the winners for CEC's 2015 National Awards, if applicable.

Nominations Due December 31, 2014!

See link below for more details. 


State Award Packet 2014.doc

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CEC Awards Programs

Find out more about the CEC awards programs and submit a nomination! Nominations for Teacher and Student Teacher are due December 31, 2014. 

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        CEC Chapter 246, Montgomery County, MD

  presents

    Success in Writing: Best Practices in the General and Alternate Curriculum

 November 20, 2014

4:30 to 6:00pm

At the Carl Sandburg Learning Center, 451 Meadow Hall Rd. Rockville, MD 20851

For more information, click here.

To submit a poster presentation, click here.

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2015 Annual Conference
Success in Literacy for Students with Disabilities: Expectations and Best Practices
 Saturday, January 31, 2015 8:15am – 12:15pm
Loyola University Maryland Graduate Center
8890 McGaw Road, Columbia, MD 21045
“Snow Date” February 21, 2015

 The conference is open to all and is free for all CEC members. Continental Breakfast will be  served.  A $25.00 registration fee will be charged for non‐members. We encourage you to join and  enjoy the numerous professional benefits of membership including attending the conference for free. For membership info or to join CEC, visit www.cec.sped.org

Keynote Speaker Vicki McQuitty, PhD. Assistant Professor, Towson University Co‐Director, Maryland Writing Project

Poster Session and Interactive Sessions: Current and Future Special and General Educators of Students with Disabilities in Pre‐K,  Elementary, and Secondary Classrooms

Sponsored by Maryland Council for Exceptional Children
District of Columbia Council for Exceptional Children
Montgomery County Maryland Council for Exceptional Children: CEC Chapter 246
Maryland Chapter of the Council for Learning Disabilities

Please join us! Registration is now open at https://2015annualpdsuccessinliteracy.eventbrite.com 

If you are interested in presenting a poster or interactive session to share best practices in  literacy for students with disabilities, please submit your proposal at  https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MDCEC2015. Click here to download the proposal template.
 
 If you have any questions or need further information, please contact Rosemary Garr rgarr@towson.edu or Laila Richman lrichman@towson.edu  

 




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CEC is the leading voice for special and gifted education. Through the vision and dedication of more than 30,000 members, CEC sets the standard for high quality education for children and youth with exceptionalities. The Council ensures the needs of children and youth with exceptionalities are met in educational legislation, establishes professional standards for the field and develops initiatives to improve special education practice. And, CEC is known as THE source for information, resources and professional development for special educators.

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