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CEC L.I.V.E. Brings Together Thousands of Special Educators from Around the World

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On March 8-13, more than 3,400 special education teachers, researchers, administrators, faculty members, students, and other related service providers gathered for CEC's Learning Interactive Virtual Event (L.I.V.E.).

In the first CEC event of its kind, CEC L.I.V.E. transformed the Annual CEC Convention & Expo into an online experience, with hundreds of virtual sessions addressing topics such as administration/supervision, assessment, arts, autism spectrum disorder and other intellectual disabilities, transition, diversity, early intervention, learning disabilities, communicative disabilities, emotional and behavioral disorders, gifted and talented education, visual impairments, personnel preparation, STEM, research, starting a teaching career, public policy, and more.

The event featured three headline speakers: Dr. Tyrone Howard, Professor of Education and Director of the Black Male Institute at UCLA; Dr. Adam Saenz, Psychologist and Founder of the Applied EQ Group; and father-son filmmakers Dan and Samuel Habib. Attendees heard inspirational messages on culturally responsive teaching, social and emotional learning, and the importance of inclusion for students with disabilities, walking away with new strategies and perspectives on key topics in the field.

All CEC L.I.V.E. sessions will be available to registrants on the virtual convention platform, Whova, on-demand through June 30th, as will the many discussion threads, meet-ups, handouts, and virtual Expo Hall opportunities. Key sessions will also be added to the CEC Learning Library for members to watch throughout the year.

Thank you to the more than 40 exhibitors who participated in CEC L.I.V.E. and the thousands of attendees who came together to make this year's convention an incredible event. We look forward to seeing you next year in Orlando for the CEC 2022 Convention & Expo and 100th Anniversary celebration!

Posted:  18 March, 2021
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