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Exciting things are happening at Headquarters! My Co-Chair, Doug Cheney and I are working with Executive Director Alex Graham and Convention Coordinator, Carol Serrano to create a new a different Professional Development event. As a classroom teacher, I am helping to design a convention focused more on the classroom and the practitioners that work in them. We have received thousands of proposals and the reviewers are now evaluating them. We made some changes to the Call for Papers to solicit more proposals from classroom teachers. It seems that our strategy worked and many teachers have submitted. As the summer goes on, the Program Advisory Committee (PAC) will be choosing the proposals that best fit our focus.
The search for a keynote speaker has ended and I think that you will all be excited to see an incredible speaker … However, I cannot break that news yet. Once things are finalized, look for an announcement on the CEC website www.cec.sped.org!!
We are planning several interesting strands including one that focuses on Diversity. I am working with Kelly Carrero,( DDEL) and Vicki McNamara (LAC in St. Louis) to create a series of sessions focusing on Acceptance for All. We must work together to help our students and each other to embrace our differences and celebrate the fact that we are all the same inside!
I will continue to update you each month on our plans! Look for some big names and some new faces as we strive to create a fun and informative convention!
Hope to see you in St. Louis!
2016 CEC Program Co-Chair