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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

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Please mark your calendars for Saturday, April 7, 2018 and plan to join us for this year's Maryland CEC Annual Professional Development Conference!
CONFERENCE FLYER

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION: Register to attend at https://mdcec2018conference.eventbrite.com

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Submit a proposal to present at https://tinyurl.com/MDCECproposal2018 

VOLUNTEERS: Sign up for a Planning Committee at https://tinyurl.com/MDCECvolunteers2018

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Classroom Practices for Today’s Educators

Professional Development Conference

Presented by CEC 246 Montgomery Co, MD & TU@USG CEC Student Chapters

 

When: Saturday, March 3, 2018 from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Sign in begins at 8:30 a.m.

Where: Universities at Shady Grove, Rockville, MD

 

As your local CEC chapter board representatives, we are pleased to invite current and future special and general educators and related service providers to our professional development workshop, "Classroom Practices for Today's Educators,"   

 

The conference is being offered at no cost to attendees - members of CEC as well as interested colleagues supporting students and staff working with students with exceptionalities are encouraged to attend and participate!   The morning will include a key speaker, breakout sessions, and poster presentations, with light refreshments and the chance for door prizes for attendees. 

 

Our keynote presenter, Mary Karapetian Alvord, PhD, a nationally known clinical psychologist and author, will speak about "Building Resilience for Children Experiencing Stress."    Dr. Alvord's practice focuses on building resilience in children and teens with depression, anxiety disorders, ADHD and other emotional and behavioral regulation problems.  She is co-author of Resilience-Builder Program: Enhancing Social Competence and Self-Regulation;  audio recording, Relaxation and Self-Regulation Techniques for Children and Teens and Relaxation; and her book, Conquer Negative Thinking for Teens.   
 

Breakout session presenters and topics include:  Marjorie Cohen - Flexible Seating and UDL strategies; Jenna Landy- Supporting Twice Exceptional Learners;  Caitlyn Curtis- Autism Strategies for teachers;  Tonya Williams-Walker and Kathleen Van De Poll- Practical Strategies to Promote Social Emotional Skills

 

Poster presentations will offer a wealth of successful strategies and projects from a variety of real-world classroom settings.

 

Please register online at Eventbrite for this free event by February 28, 2018.  It’s quick and easy to do.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/classroom-practices-for-todays-educators-tickets-41760197876

 

To apply to present a poster at the conference, contact Rosemarygarr@gmail.com  by Feb.  5, 2018

  • Your position and school or work location:
  • Your email address
  • Poster title
  • Poster topic
  • Grade level, subject, special or general education program or IEP related service
  • Description of the project represented by the poster in 50 words or less.

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