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CEC 2017 - Boston

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The work has already begun for Boston 2017!  My Co-Chair, Claudia Renaldi and I are working to develop the Program with the help of the PAC.  This convention will be much closer to Pennsylvania.  Plan your car pool partners now!  

This convention is happening the same week as the Boston Marathon.  Make your plane, train and hotel reservations NOW! 

The search for our Keynote Speaker and our Featured Session is over! Look for an announcement soon!  

Many educators from Pennsylvania have been accepted to present, others are Strand Leaders and others are Invited Speakers! Our state is well represented.  I am very pleased to feature these amazing Pennsylvanians! 

We have some new and exciting features to this year's convention.  We have 30 hours of sessions devoted entirely to Classroom Teachers!  Claudia and I are very excited about this and hope that you will attend these sessions! We have some important and serious topics to discuss as well.  There will be legal sessions, updates from Washington and some very special strands featuring topics such as the maltreatment of individuals with special needs.  Boston is a great city and we hope that you will make the trip up to see us!

Laura Receveur

2016-17 CEC Program Co-Chair



Join CEC and get the professional development, resources and peer-to-peer support you need to meet today's new challenges in special and gifted education with confidence and make a difference for children and youth with disabilities and gifts and talents. Save the dates, spread the word and don't miss out on this great deal! 
Our PACEC Membership Chair is Samantha Goldman.  Please contact her with questions at goldman.samantha.b@gmail.com


Check out this website!!  We will be featuring some interesting websites in this space.  Many of them can be found at www.topteachertools.com courtesy of Barbara Wilson and Phil Tucker from Bloomsburg University!  

Here are some iPad apps that the TTT team found useful!  Do you have any to add?

 Try it out and post your opinion on Facebook or Twitter

Important Info



 The PACEC Board is proud to announce and welcome the following additions to our 2016 board:

Vice President: Amber McAdoo
Treasurer: Peggy Philapavage
Representative to International CEC: Nick Polcini
Region II: Co-Directors Ashlea Rineer-Hershey & Dr. Toni Mild
Region IV: Janet Josephson 


Our new PACEC officers for 2016 are:

President - Lorie Taylor

President Elect - Michelle Kirias

Vice President - Amber McAdoo

Immediate Past President - Cheryl Zaccagnini


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Here are the daily schedules for today and tomorrow!  

 THURSDAY AT A GLANCE                                                                   



PLEASE DOWNLOAD OUR APP FOR THE ENTIRE PROGRAM!  Search for Crowd Compass Events.  Choose our conference PACEC 2016. 



Planting the Seeds of Inspiration

Our conference will be a day and a half this year! We have two amazing things to highlight this year: The awards night onNovember 10th, and the keynote, Shane Burcaw on November 11th.  On November 10th, you can join CASE (all day sessions), or the half day sessions that will be specific to Students, topics focused on learning disabilities, or topics focused on students with behavioral needs. 

Our keynote speaker onNovember 11th, is Shane Burcaw who is very excited! Shane is a young man with muscular dystrophy, who has created the non-profit,Laughing at My Nightmare. His non-profit is helping other individuals who have also been diagnosed with muscular dystrophy. Please check out his website at http://laughingatmynightmare.com/ to read more 
about what he is doing, and to learn more about his cause.

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