Upcoming CEC and Professional Development Opportunties

Meet the South Carolina Superintendent candidates in a Town Hall Style meeting on Thursday, October 23rd at Glenn Forest School in West Columbia. 

SCCEC will host the next board meeting on Saturday, December 13th. 

Winthrop University's CEC chapter will be hosting Inclusion Across the Lifespan, Saturday, November 8th from 8 am to 12 pm.  Read Winthrop Conference Flyer.pdf to find out more. 

South Carolina's Interagency Transition Conference is November 17-18 in Charleston, SC. For more information, visit
Transition Conference







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SCCEC Professional Development Conference

Do you have something to share?  Please click the link below to submit a proposal for the 2015 Conference. All proposals are due by October 31st, 2014. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1MwJ9vkerAucXlDyeMdGHkupwQx2rkE_in0Cv0ndviGA/viewform

Save the date! The 2015 SCCEC Professional Development Conference will be held in Myrtle Beach February 5th through the 7th at the Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort. We look forward to seeing you there.

For details, go to the Conference Tab above.

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Award and Grant Opportunities

It is time to nominate the best of the best for 2015 and fund your innovative project! We know that you know someone who makes each day matter for students.  We are looking for educators who are changing the lives of their students, cultivating their communities, and paving the way for a new generation of leaders.

Does this sound like one of your colleagues? If so, we invite you to nominate a fellow educator for one of the SCCEC awards or to apply for a grant. Ten educators will be recognized at the SCCEC Conference in February. Instructional Mini Grants and the Betty Brown Training Grant winners will also be recognized and awarded at the SCCEC conference.

Please go to the Awards tab above to nominate the hard working educators, advocates and students in South Carolina.  Directions for submission are provided under each award in the drop down menu. 
 
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Opportunities for Growth

Don't miss the opportunity to participate in CEC Webinars!  To find out more, go to
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Are you aware of the great things happening for South Carolina's Development Disabilities Council?  Check out their latest newsletter! DDC Newsletter Final Fall 2014.pdf

Great things are also happening for SCDCDT.  Check them out!DCDT Fall 2014 Newsletter.docx

Membership

The field of education, and specifically special education, is becoming increasingly difficult and complex. Now it is more important than ever to be connected to some of the best professionals in the field. CEC membership is the best way to have your voice as a special education teacher heard in the world. Click here for more information on the benefits of membership.