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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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Friday, March 2, 2018 Keynote Speaker: Holly Robinson Peete


Holly Robinson Peete Bio

Check back here to find updates on the conference and links to our registration site. 

We hope to see you in 2018!! 

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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

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Policy Insider: Legislative Update

  • The U.S. Congress is now on August recess. CEC encourages advocates to schedule home visits during this time. To read more on planning and tips to have an effective home visit with your members of Congress, review this month’s CAN Do! There are two key messages you should address in your August recess meetings, town halls, etc. The first is to continue support for the increase of funding for public education, specifically programs that support children and youth with exceptionalities. The second message is that although there are no immediate policy efforts looming, remind your members of Congress not to...

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Welcome MiDCDD

We are excited to announce that we now have a new active special interest division in Michigan! We are proud to welcome the Michigan Division for Communicative Disabilities and Deafness (MiDCDD).  Please take a minute to read their Newsletter.

 

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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 Members

Concetta Lewis, President

Nichole Moore, President Elect

Ben Hicks, Vice President

Ann Walton, Past President

Mary Bradley, Secretary

Darnella Delfine, Treasurer/DADD Representative

Carolyn Smith-Gerdes, CAN Coordinator

Heather Blankenship, Membership Coordinator

Amanda Brennan, Member at Large

Candi Bush, Member at Large

Corrie Thornton, Member at Large

Andrea Jasper, Member at Large

Lydia Moore, Member at Large

Joe DeMarsh, Student CEC Advisor

Megan Foreman, Student CEC President

Andy Claes, CASE Representative

Rachel Fuerer, CCBD Representative

Rebecca McIntyre, DAS Representative

Adam Danapillis, DCDT Representative

Lohren Nzoma, SEAC Representative

Laurie Jefsen, Executive Director

Denise Smith, Executive Associate

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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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  • For the first time in 38 years, on August 21, a total solar eclipse will be visible along a narrow path that spans the entire United States. Cool! To get your students in the spirit of solar science, this weeks FREE tool is a K–3 lesson plan for teaching students about light, heat, shadows, and ...