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Division Dialogue: What's New from CEC's Divisions for March 2022

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Welcome to Division Dialogue, a member-exclusive newsletter feature from CEC and its 18 Special Interest Divisions. Learn more about what CEC Divisions are up to and tap into the latest events, resources, and offerings.

Division of International Special Education and Services (DISES) International Panel Discussion

Please join DISES on April 2 for an international panel discussion regarding "Help and Support for At-promise Learners’ Academic and Emotional Well-being: Moving the 2022 UNESCO Report to Inform Inclusive Practices in Our Communities." Register here.

Plus, don't forget that the DISES Global Leadership Summit will be held June 27-28 in Breckenridge Colorado. Join presenters from around the world discussing global initiatives in special needs education. Learn more.

Visit DISES Website

Division on Career Development and Transition (DCDT) Conference on May 14-17, 2022

We encourage you to join us in May in Myrtle Beach for the DCDT Conference. This three-day conference will feature 250 sessions on:

  • Transition Assessment
  • Culturally Responsive Practices
  • Transition to Postsecondary Education
  • Transition to Employment
  • Transition to Independent Living
  • Family/Community Partnerships in Transition
  • Self-Determination & Student Involvement
  • Personnel Preparation/Professional Development
  • Mental Health Issues
  • Practitioner-to-Practitioner sessions.

In addition, we will share evidence-based practices from our featured DCDT partners including CASE!

Learn More

Division for Research (CEC-DR) Lunching with the Experts

Join the CEC-DR Diversity Committee on March 31 to discuss "Lunching with the Experts" with Dr. Aydin Bal and his team. You can register using the button below or clicking here. You can also view last month's webinar on culturally responsive innovation in schools.

In addition, we are excited to welcome Dr. Emily Solari as the incoming CEC-DR Vice-President. Dr. Solari is the Edmund H. Henderson Professor of Reading Education at the School of Education and Human Development in the C&I and Special Education Department at University of Virginia (UVA). We appreciate her leadership and look forward to serving with Dr. Solari in the years ahead.

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CEC Pioneers Division (CEC-PD) Ice Cream Social

Pioneer members are invited to attend an Ice Cream Social on April 21 from 7:00-8:00pm EST to continue its monthly celebrations of CEC's 100th Anniversary. Bring your favorite ice cream/gelato flavor and your favorite CEC anecdotes. We will swap ice cream recipes, play a CEC history trivia game, and engage with other CEC-PD members!

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Teacher Education Division (TED) Translational Strategies to Address the Educator Shortage Webinar Series

TED is excited to announce our three-part webinar series featuring Dr. LaRon A.Scott and Laurie VanderPloeg. Part two will be taking place on April 13 at 5:30pm EST. This series is free; register for part two of the series below! All webinars are recorded and will be posted on our website if you are unable to attend live.

IHEs, LEAs, and SEAs can learn:

  • How to work cohesively to translate Information (e.g., research) to Implementation (e.g., practice)
  • Attract, Prepare, and Retain strategies
  • Innovation practices
  • Exemplar models
  • Funding flexibilities
  • And more

Supporting resources will be shared that can help agencies tackle the educator shortage. Collectively we can make a difference!

Register Today

Council of Administrators of Special Education (CASE) Annual CASE Conference

Save the date for the 2022 Annual CASE Conference on November 9-11 (Wednesday-Friday) in Salt Lake City, Utah! The Call for Proposals deadline is April 15. This year promises an exciting venue, dynamic keynotes, and expert presenters. See you in Salt Lake City!

Submit Proposal

Division for Communication, Language, and Deaf/Hard of Hearing (DCD) Coffee Chat Session

DCD will host a Coffee Chat session on April 30 at 9:00 (PDT)/11:00 (CDT)/12:00 (EDT). This is a free, informal gathering for new and potential members to get to know each other, learn more about the work DCD is doing, and share ideas for future professional development projects and events. Use the Zoom link to join.

DCD Website

Division on Autism and Developmental Disabilities (DADD) Welcomes New 2022 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Liaisons

We are excited to announce our new 2022 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion student liaisons, who will help us engage with the expertise and perspectives of underrepresented communities and improve our commitment to intersectionality in special education:

  • Janet Enriquez from University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  • Emily Stover from Florida State University
  • Melanie Martin from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

DADD’s annual March Madness (virtual) Writing Group is also currently underway, with members coming together to set goals, progress monitor, and engage in productive scholarship!

DADD Website

Division for Emotional and Behavioral Health (DEBH) Presents Behavior Now!

Behavior Now! is a podcast series for educators and education professionals on topics related to the behavioral, mental, and social-emotional health of children. The Behavior Now! podcast offers a thoughtful discussion of current topics faced by those who support and educate youth with and without disabilities as part of DEBH's mission to bring quarterly media content to its members. Join your hosts Brian Barber and Ben Riden as they “follow the science” related to children with behavioral disorders.

Listen Today

Division for Early Childhood (DEC) Integrating Research and Practice in Early Childhood Intervention Conference

Registration is now open for "Integrating Research and Practice in Early Childhood Intervention," a joint conference hosted by the Division for Early Childhood (DEC) and the International Society on Early Intervention (ISEI). The conference will take place on September 27-30 in Chicago, Illinois, at the Hilton Chicago. Join hundreds of professionals who work with young children with disabilities (0-8) and families this fall! Discounts are available for DEC members, practitioners, family members, students, and early career professionals.

Register Today

Posted:  23 March, 2022

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