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  • Weather this time of year can be unpredictable―will it be hot, cold, sunny, snowing?  What a great time to introduce a science and literacy lesson centered around the weather! This weeks FREE tool is a lesson plan about weather forecasting for students K–3 that will get your students thinking for themselves about the days precipitation. ...

Upcoming Events

2018 Utah CEC General & Special Education Teacher Annual Conference
"Be The Change You Wish To See"
Printable conference materials

CECFlyer2018.jpgDownloadable flyer: CECFlyer2018.pdf
February 23, 2018 from 8:00-4:00 at Hillcrest Jr. High School
(Map and Directions)

Register today at: https://utahcec2018.eventbrite.com!

Breakout sessions will include math and reading instruction, transition, behavior management, and much more.
Registration and a continental breakfast from 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Lunch and an afternoon snack will be served. Please bring your mobile device or printed ticket to check-in.


Keynote Speaker: Michelle Porcelli

Michelle is an award winning Author, Educator, and Counselor with 20 years presenting experience. She will be presenting on coping skills to deal with teacher burn out, classroom management, stress, anxiety, conflict resolutions and alleviating depression for staff and students. She will also be doing two breakout sessions.


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Thousands of special educators gather in Tampa for CEC 2018

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2017 CEC Teacher Conference
"Unleashing Your Potential"

2017 Conference Flyer

A big thank you to all those who attended our last conference!  It was a huge success.  We especially want to thank all those who presented and for our keynote speakers Dr. Chris Cain & Valerie Faulkner.  You can still access the resources from the conference at the link below.

Printable Conference Resources

Policy Insider: Legislative Update

  • Clinical practice and partnership are central to high-quality teacher preparation, and although a variety of delivery models can coexist, they all must incorporate key principles to be effective, according to a report recently released by a commission of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE). In the report, A Pivot Toward Clinical Practice, Its Lexicon, and the Renewal of Educator Preparation, the AACTE Clinical Practice Commission describes a “cacophony of perspectives” across today’s teacher preparation programs regarding what constitutes clinical practice. The commission calls on the field to pivot from its “divergent understandings of terms, structures and quality”...