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We need YOU!
We are currently recruiting for the following positions, please consider serving your community in this capacity:
Regional Representative for Alaska, Southeast (Seat A)
Regional Representative for Alaska, South Central (Seat B)
Regional Representative for Alaska, North Slope/West Coast/Rural (Seat D)
Regional Representatives serve a one year term. Regional Representatives are expected to attend (via phone conference) a monthly board meeting during the regular academic year. The role entails working to represent the interests of your region at the board level and sharing out information with your regional members, as appropriate. If you are interested in applying or learning more, please do not hesitate to contact Robyn Schroeder at RLSCHROE@hotmail.com.

Children and Youth Action Network (CAN) Alaska Representative
To better understand CAN, please review this summary from the Council of Exceptional Children:
CEC’s Children and Youth Action Network (CAN) is an organized group of volunteers who are dedicated to helping advance policy affecting students with disabilities and gifts and talents. CAN seeks to (1) effect the necessary governmental changes at the local, state, and federal levels that will make possible the implementation of CEC policies relating to the education of exceptional children; and (2) further vitalize CEC units by providing meaningful vehicles for membership and CEC public visibility.

As a CAN representative for our state, you may inform and make recommendations to the board and membership regarding policy issues in the nation, our state, and local levels. If you are interested in applying or learning more, please do not hesitate to contact Robyn Schroeder at RLSCHROE@hotmail.com. You may also find more information at the CEC website: CAN Representative





 

Contact

For additional information concerning the Alaska Council for Exceptional Children email Brad Baumgartner, Alaska CEC President at bradleyleo@gmail.com

Current CEC Member?Join our Board!

We are recruiting for the following Board positions. Please contact Brad Baumgartner (bradleyleo@gmail.com) to learn more about Seat E & CAN Representative Positions!

Kenai Peninsula/Kodiak/Aleutians Seat E: VACANT

CAN Representative: VACANT

Reality 101

The following is a link to proposed changes for the IDEA:https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2016/03/02/2016-03938/assistance-to-states-for-the-education-of-children-with-disabilities-preschool-grants-for-children#h-54.

   

The following document is a letter concerning pending legislation (HB 102/SB 103).  The letter is by David Kohler, who is Chair of the Education Committee of the Governor's Council for Disabilities and Special Education: HB 102-SB 103 letter FINAL(1).pdf

Resources

Alaska Special Education Handbook: https://education.alaska.gov/tls/sped/pdf/Handbook/AK_SPED_Handbook.pdf

Alaska Department of Education and Early Development Standards: https://education.alaska.gov/akstandards/cultural/cultural_standards.pdf

Center for Parent Information and Resources: http://www.parentcenterhub.org/nichcy-gone/

Alaska Statewide Mentor Project: http://asmp.alaska.edu/

Alaska Teacher Placement: http://alaskateacher.org/

Guide to Implementing the Alaska Cultural Standards for Educators: https://education.alaska.gov/akstandards/cultural/cultural_standards.pdf

CAST.Org (Universal Design for Learning): http://www.cast.org

Alaska Staff Development Network: http://asdn.org

Anchorage School District Summer Academy: http//asdk12.org/pld/asdsummeracademy

National Center on Intensive Intervention: http://www.intensiveintervention.org/

Alaska K-12 Science Curricular Initiative: http://www.aksci.org/


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State Conference

The next Alaska Statewide Special Education Conference (ASSEC) will be February 4th through the 10th.  For more information, visit: https://www.regonline.com/builder/site/Default.aspx?EventID=1871360 or visit ASSEC's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ASSEC-Alaska-Statewide-Special-Education-Conference-218695781561598/

Join Now

Follow this link to see our new membership costs under Xceptional membership options. School District Packages are awesome and the free webinars will help with professional development. Take advantage of the $300 savings in the new group rate.

Congratulations to mini-grant Recepiants Robyn Meyer and Miranda McCourt as well as Mary Lillie.


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Upcoming Events

 Alaska Statewide Special Education Conference, Main Conference Feb. 5th-7th, Anchorage, AK.  For more information, visit: https://www.regonline.com/builder/site/default.aspx?EventID=1871360

 

Council for Exceptional Children Convention and Expo, Feb. 7th-10th, Tampa, Florida.  For more information, visit: http://www.cecconvention.org/

  


 

 

 

 

     
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    Alaska CEC Board

    We need YOU!
    We are currently recruiting for the following positions, please consider serving your community in this capacity:
    Regional Representative for Alaska, Southeast (Seat A)
    Regional Representative for Alaska, South Central (Seat B)
    Regional Representative for Alaska, North Slope/West Coast/Rural (Seat D)
    Regional Representatives serve a one year term. Regional Representatives are expected to attend (via phone conference) a monthly board meeting during the regular academic year. The role entails working to represent the interests of your region at the board level and sharing out information with your regional members, as appropriate. If you are interested in applying or learning more, please do not hesitate to contact Robyn Schroeder at RLSCHROE@hotmail.com.

    Children and Youth Action Network (CAN) Alaska Representative
    To better understand CAN, please review this summary from the Council of Exceptional Children:
    CEC’s Children and Youth Action Network (CAN) is an organized group of volunteers who are dedicated to helping advance policy affecting students with disabilities and gifts and talents. CAN seeks to (1) effect the necessary governmental changes at the local, state, and federal levels that will make possible the implementation of CEC policies relating to the education of exceptional children; and (2) further vitalize CEC units by providing meaningful vehicles for membership and CEC public visibility.

    As a CAN representative for our state, you may inform and make recommendations to the board and membership regarding policy issues in the nation, our state, and local levels. If you are interested in applying or learning more, please do not hesitate to contact Robyn Schroeder at RLSCHROE@hotmail.com. You may also find more information at the CEC website: CAN Representative

    The following individuals make up the current Board of Directors:
    Past President: Brad Baumgartner
    President: Robyn Schroeder
    Vice President: Heather Batchelder
    Treasurer: Krista James
    Secretary: Sandra Charlestream

    The following individuals make up the Regional Representatives:
    Southeast Seat A: vacant
    South Central Seat B: vacant
    Interior Seat C: Abigail Paul
    North Slope/West Coast/Rural Seat D: vacant
    Kenai Peninsula/Kodiak/Aleutians Seat E: Emily Wentzel Walle

    Other important individuals include:
    CEC Liaison to the Alaska Statewide Special Education Conference: Joanne Healy
    CEC Membership Chair: Stephanie Nafpliotis
    Past President: Phil Patterson
    CAN Representative: Vacant