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

2015 Annual Meeting: April 25, 2015

The MD CEC Annual Meeting will be held on April 25, 2015 from 8:30am - 11:30am at the Loyola Columbia Campus. Marcella E. Franczkowski, Assistant State Superintendent, Division of Special Education and Early Intervention Services from the Maryland State Department of Education will be the keynote speaker. 
Ms. Franczkowski will share her strategic plan for Special Education. Additionally, you will learn more about MDCEC and ways you may get involved to improve the education of students with exceptionalities in Maryland. The winners of the 2014 MDCEC Awards will be recognized, and there will be opportunities for networking with other special education colleagues.
Light refreshments will be served.

Please register at the following link:
http://2015mdcecannualmeeting.eventbrite.com 



Maryland Council for Exceptional Children Executive Board Positions 

Nominations are being accepted for the following Maryland CEC Executive Board positions: President-Elect, Representative to the Representative Assembly, Student Representative and CAN Coordinator. A brief description of each position’s duties is identified in the attachment below. You must be a member in good standing with The Council for Exceptional Children and the Maryland Unit CEC.

If interested, please submit a letter of interest and a resume to Jenny Weaver at: jennyweaver@verizon.net. For questions, please contact Jenny Weaver at 410-286-2422.

MDCEC Executive Board Nominations Descriptions.pdf

Policy Insider: Legislative Update

IES Releases Grant Competitions in Education and Special Education Research and Training for FY 2016

Wednesday April 15, The Institute of Education Sciences (IES) released FY2016 funding announcements for grant competitions in education and special education research and training. The competitions that were released included: • Education Research Grants (84.305A); • Special Education Research Grants (84.324A); • Research Training Programs in the Education Sciences (84.305B); • Research Training Programs in Special Education (84.324B); • Education Research and Development Center Program (84.305C); • Statistical and Research Methodology in Education (84.305D); and • Partnerships and Collaborations Focused on Problems of Practice or Policy (84.305H). Please visit the IES Funding Opportunities page to learn the steps for applying...

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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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