Upcoming Events

 Making Mathematics Meaningful Through Collaboration Conference 


October 3, 2016 • 8:30am - 3:15pm

Washtenaw Community College

Ann Arbor, MI

The Michigan Council for Exceptional Children (MCEC) and the Michigan Council of Teachers of Mathematics (MCTM), in conjunction with Michigan's Integrated Mathematics Initiative (Mi)^2 will be holding our 2nd annual conference on October 3, 2016 at Washtenaw Community College. We are excited to have Dr. Valerie Faulkner, North Carolina State University, as our Keynote and Morning Institute Speaker.

Review the Conference Flyer for further details

Review the draft Conference Program for session descriptions

Register for Conference

Lodging Information for Conference

Please direct questions to Kevin Dykema at kdykema@mattawanschools.org, Laurie Jefsen at ljefsen.mcec@gmail.com, or Kate Fanelli at kate.fanelli@misquared.org


****Save the Date**** 

Michigan Council for Exceptional Children 77th Annual Conference 

March 1-3, 2017

Amway Grand • Grand Rapids, Michigan


The Michigan Council for Exceptional Children (MCEC) will hold it's 77th Annual Conference on March 1-3, 2017, at the Amway Grand in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Take a look at the schedule for our 2016 Conference. We hope to see you in 2017!!

Registration link for 77th Annual MCEC Conference coming on October 1, 2016!

Policy Insider: Legislative Update

  • The U.S. Department of Education released new guidance on Monday September 26, for states, districts and schools to improve services specific to student who are English learners (EL). The guidance will help ensure that these students are given the opportunity to be challenged with advanced coursework, as many bilingual students have academic advantages in the classroom. These advantages include literacy development, problem solving-skills and other cognitive areas. The guidance also aims to recognize the diversity within the EL student population, including students with disabilities and students who are long term- EL’s.


Call for Presentations

MCEC is now accepting proposals for presentations for our 77th Annual Conference to be held on March 1-3, 2017 at the Amway Grand in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  

Presenter Application

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 Voting Open September 21–October 19

Vote for your 2017 Board of Directors and Student Representatives to the Representative Assembly

2017 Candidates 

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 Celebrating the Formation of Two New Michigan Special Interest Divisions

Council for Children with Behavior Disorders (CCBD)

Teacher Education Division (TED)


Michigan units of CCBD and TED recently elected officers, approved bylaws and were recognized by their national divisions.  We look forward to the participation of their representatives on the MCEC Board, to their contributions to our state professional development efforts, including the 77th Annual MCEC Conference, and to strengthening the efforts of educators in Michigan providing specialized services to all children.



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The Michigan Council for Exceptional Children is a state chapter of the National Council for Exceptional Children, and part of the national community of educators who are the voice and vision of special and gifted education. Our mission is to improve the quality of life for individuals with exceptionalities and their families through professional excellence and advocacy. 
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