Upcoming CEC and Professional Development Opportunties

Champions for Young Children Symposium
Champions for Young Children Symposium Registration.pdf

2nd Annual SC Interagency Transition Conference  September 20-22, 2015
PST Conference Flyer.pdf

If you are a SCCEC chapter that would like to advertise an upcoming event, please contact publications@southcarolinacec.com

Reality 101

Teaching with our goals in mind

As our kindergarten team was leaving a meeting the other day the reading specialist added one more comment, “Let’s change how we are talking about our reading groups,” she suggested, “ Instead of referring to our groups as the reading...

Time for a Reality Check

Reality 101 is currently on hiatus while we work on some updates. Stay tuned for new-and-improved content for new special educators by new special educators. In the meantime, we'll be checking in with some of our former bloggers from time...

Lisa: Moving fast in slow motion

The end of the year for a teacher is experienced as a unique combination of fast-forward and slow motion. The last few weeks of school are always riddled with end-of-the-year activities that are meant to culminate a school year and...

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SCCEC Professional Development Conference

Thanks to everyone for their work on the 2015 Leadership Training Institute.  To find out how you can stay more connected, view the following presentation.
Staying Connected.pptx

Save the date! The 2016 SCCEC Professional Development Conference will be held February 4-6, 2016.  More information to come!

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The Programs in Special Education at the University of South Carolina announce a new opportunity for individuals interested in pursing a Ph.D. in Special Education Leadership.

 This new, grant-funded, five-year program is designed to provide preparation in a Ph.D. in special education, and include a specialized cognate in transition. In addition to a Ph.D., graduates will receive the graduate endorsement in transition services. We will support 12 students – 10 part-time doctoral students and 2 full-time doctoral students.

All participants will receive a)full tuition, b) annual money for travel to conferences, and c) financial support for dissertation research.  The two, full-time students will also receive annual stipends of $30,000.  Interested? First, contact either  Dr. Kathleen J. Marshall atKathleen@mailbox.sc.edu or Dr. Tony Plotner at plotner@mailbox.sc.edu. Second, apply to the Ph.D. program in special education! Candidates must meet all listed requirements for the Ph.D. program. We will begin reviewing candidates for these positions immediately. 


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