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Michigan Council for Exceptional Children 78th Annual Conference 

February 28th-March 2nd, 2018

Amway Grand • Grand Rapids, Michigan

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We hope to see you in 2018!!


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Leading Special Education at the School Site: A Comprehensive Workshop

This spring, CEC will bring its most sought-after workshop to two different locations in Michigan—that means TWO opportunities to development the skills that you need as an administrator to serve all the students in your school.

 

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Making Math Meaningful through Collaboration

3rd Annual Joint Conference- sponsored by Michigan CEC and Michigan Council of Teachers of Mathematics, in conjunction with Michigan's Integrative Mathematics Initiative

October 23, 2017, 8:30a-3:00p

Lansing Community College-West, Lansing, Michigan

Policy Insider: Legislative Update

  • The U.S. Supreme Court today issued a unanimous opinion in the case, Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District, ruling in favor of the parents of a Colorado student with autism who indicated that the district did not meet the requirements of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) thereby, denying him a free appropriate public education (FAPE). Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr who wrote the opinion said, “when all is said and done, a student offered an educational program providing ‘merely more than de minimis’ progress from year to year can hardly be said to have been offered...

Announcements

77th Annual MCEC Conference

The 77th Annual MCEC Conference was held on March 1-3, 2017 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. We had another successful conference with over 1,100 participants; 4 Wednesday workshops; 120 breakout sessions; and an amazing Honors and Awards celebration.

2017 Conference Program

Marcia Tate's Keynote Handout

Presenter handouts can be found on the conference app – search your app store for: MiCEC Events. 

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2017-18 MCEC Board of Directors

Election results for open positions on the 2017-18 Board of Directors are:

  • Vice-President – Ben Hicks, Charlevoix-Emmet ISD
  • Secretary – Mary Bradley, Muskegon Area ISD
  • Membership Director – Heather Blankenship, Monroe County ISD
  • Member at Large – Candi Bush, Parent/Family Center for Children with Special Care Needs
  • Member at Large – Andrea Jasper, Central Michigan University
  • Member at Large – Lydia Moore, Oakland Schools

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Laurie VanderPloeg is the 2017 CEC President Elect

We are very pleased to announce that Laurie VanderPloeg, former President of Michigan CEC and 2013-14 CASE President is the 2017 President Elect for CEC.  She will serve as President of CEC in 2018.  Our very proud congratulations to Laurie, who has continued to be an active supporter of Michigan CEC through her service at the national level and in her work as the Director of Special Education for Kent ISD. Laurie will be a Wednesday workshop speaker this year at the 77th Annual Michigan CEC Conference, presenting on "Whatever Happened to Specially Designed Instruction", on Wednesday, March 1, 2017.

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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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Tool of the Week

  • In less than a month, education professionals from all over the world will travel to Boston for CECs 2017 Convention and Expo. So this weeks FREE tool involves the story of a pair of mallards who raise their ducklings in the city of Boston! The story is part of a K–3 science lesson about life ...