Throughout the year, AzCEC and our partner divisions and chapters offer opportunities for learning, collaborating, networking and professional growth. Join us in being the Voice and Vision of Special Education. 

Principal's Institute - January 26, 2018

Registration Coming Soon!  

The goal of this Principals Institute is to provide legal information and practical advice to help principals, building administrators charter school directors & others in their daily work with students.

Trauma Informed Practices for Schools - January 31, 2018

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This is an encore presentation of our sold out event in October 2017. Register early to learn about 
Trauma Informed Practices and interventions for behavior, school, families, and students. 

A Special Education Day at the State Capitol - February 1, 2018

Register Here!

Ignite your passion, energy and advocacy for Special Education by joining a select group of educators for A Special Education Day at the State Capitol. Learn how to let your State Representatives know what children and youth with exceptionalities, and educators, need to succeed. We’ll prepare you to advocate in a meaningful way, connect you with other passionate educators from our state, and guide you to make appointments with the locally elected legislator from your home district. Once you are at the State Capitol, you will have the opportunity to speak with your representative and Stand Up for Special Education!

At this year’s Special Education Day, state policy and education experts will provide you with:

  • Briefings and insider perspectives that explain the critical issues facing special education and early intervention.
  • Coaching and practice sessions on delivering effective and compelling advocacy messages.
  • Strategies to share our messages and your students’ success stories with your local state representative.

Registration Closes December 1, 2017. In December you will receive emails and activities to help prepare you for the event.


Chapter 588 - Crisis De-Escalation in the Classroom - February 17, 2018

February 17, 2018
9:00 - 12:00
Phoenix Metro Area 

Registration & Info Here

😡 SNAP! Trauma and crisis can happen at anytime in or out of school for students - be prepared and know how to respond. This workshop explains the different phases of crisis escalation and the appropriate adult response to de-escalate a student who is losing emotional control. Participants will practice effective de-escalation and personal safety techniques, discuss and practice how to avoid triggering a student, and learn how to talk a student through an incident that has occurred to encourage self-management skills in the future.

Presenter: Dr. Daniel Gulchak's passion is sharing the good news about bad behavior to build the capacity of educators and empower students to succeed. He specializes in school-wide systems change including Positive Behavior Interventions and Support, classroom and behavior management strategies, and leveraging technology to improve student behavior and academic achievement.


Annual State Conference - March 2, 2018

All the juicy details are on our Conference page. 


Annual Planning Retreat - May 5, 2018

Come one and all (CEC members only) to collaborate with colleagues to plan events and activities for 2018/2019. Help us evaluate our Strategic Plan and continue to move forward to advance our profession. Details will follow - be a part of the solution!