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CEC Leadership Institute


CEC offers a variety of live and pre-recorded online events that let you learn on your own schedule.


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Each year at the CEC Convention & Expo, thousands of special education professionals from around the world come together to learn, share, grow, and connect. With hundreds of sessions on just about every topic in the field, the CEC Convention & Expo is THE professional development event for special educators to find research, tips, and strategies you can actually apply to supporting students with disabilities and/or gifts and talents. 

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September 30, 2022
Online Event
Please Join the Professional Development/Knowledge & Skills Committee in a Book Club beginning in April 2022 focused on Equity by Design: Delivering on the Power and Promise of UDL by Mirko Chardin...
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November 05, 2022
Online Event
Meet and get to know DISES members, learn about exciting DISES events and opportunities, and chat about current educational topics.
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October 13, 2022
Online Event
Back by popular demand! Pioneers members are invited to gather virtually to discuss contemporary books facilitated by invited guests on a variety of topics. Past participants have reported how much...
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September 23, 2022 - June 30, 2023
Online Event
CEC’s popular JumpStart Program for New and Early-Career Special Educators is back and better than ever. This completely online course was designed to equip new special educators like you with the
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dec isei conference 2022
September 27, 2022 - September 30, 2022
United States, The Hilton Chicago, 720 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL, 60605
The 2022 Division for Early Childhood (DEC) & the International Society for Early Intervention (ISEI) Joint Conference will be an in-person event held in Chicago, Illinois. Registering for the...
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Supporting Paraeducators: Successful Systems & Strategies for Admins and Teachers

Open now! In this fully online, on-demand program designed for special education teachers, special education administrators, and building/district administrators, you’ll get evergreen strategies to help enhance the support provided to the paraeducators you work with.

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