CEC 2017 Convention Preview


We hope to see you at the Council for Exceptional Children's Special Education Convention & Expo!

If you are attending #CEC2017, be sure to stop by Attainment Company, booths 802 & 803. We'll be offering in-booth demos of our new products starting Wednesday evening until Friday at noon: all participants will have a chance receive a FREE gift!

Three of our authors will be leading sessions during the convention. We hope you can include these in your busy convention schedule! You can use the schedule builder tool here to help plan your trip.

Program Chair Featured Session: Technology Integration in Literacy

Date & Time: Wednesday, 4/19: 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Location: Hynes Room 306

This session will describe multiple ways educators can integrate technology into literacy instruction to promote academic access and understanding for students with autism or intellectual disability. Specific topics include research-based technology interventions and supports for (a) early reading, (b) comprehension instruction, and (c) access to literacy across content areas.

Session Leader: Leah Wood, Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo

Co-Presenters: Jenny Root, Florida State University, Tallahassee, and Caryn Allison, Arkansas Department of Special Education, Little Rock

Voices From the Field: Educators with Disabilities

Date & Time: Thursday, 4/20: 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Location: Hynes Room 105

This session will provide an opportunity for educators with disabilities to share their unique perspective of working with individuals with disabilities while managing their own challenges related to their disability. The 1-hour session will include an overview of research surrounding educators with disabilities, a Q&A session with the facilitators, and an open Q&A session at the end for questions from the audience. The panel participants will share strategies that make them a successful educator. Additionally, panelists will discuss how their disability supports their working with individuals with disabilities.

Leader: Jennifer Diliberto, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Presenters: Mary Ruth Coleman, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and Kathryn Haselden, Francis Marion University, Florence, SC

Exhibitor Showcase: GoWorksheet and Stages Math

Date & Time: Thursday, 4/20 from 11:00 AM  - 12:00 PM
Location: Hynes Room, Learning Lab 1A, Hall C

Learn about research-based rationale for using apps to increase student engagement and achievement. These apps provide a powerful set of easily customizable features to enable all learners to demonstrate their abilities. Come to this fun and exciting session and receive a code for a FREE app you can use with your learners!

Session Leaders: Madalaine Pugliese, Emeritus Simons College, Marblehead, MA, and Ann Meyer, Attainment Company, Inc., Verona, WI

Let us know in the comments if you have any questions about the presentations. See you in Boston!

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