Welcome, Virginia Paraeducators!
Welcome to the Council for Exceptional Children. We’re glad you’re here!
As a paraeducator, you serve a critical role in special education. CEC has partnered with the Virginia Department of Education to support you in your role.
Here’s how to get started:
Activate Your Membership
Start here to activate your new membership.
Manage Your Member Profile
Manage your member profile so that we know what information is most relevant for you.
Explore Your Member Benefits
Discover the many tools and resources that you can now access, many of which are immediately available.
Activate the Value of Your CEC Membership
Not sure where to start with your CEC membership? Join us for one of our welcome webinars where you can learn about how to navigate your CEC membership and gain immediate access to the resources that are most relevant to you and your daily challenges. Can’t join? No worries – there’s a pre-recorded version of the webinar for your convenience.
Upcoming Trainings with CEC
Your new membership includes special access to four training seminars based around CEC’s High Leverage Practices (HLPs), a series of standards arranged in four areas: collaboration, assessment, social/emotional/behavioral learning, and instruction. These tools are designed to support your unique role as a paraeducator and help you explore evidence-based practices and apply strategies in your classroom.
Upcoming Training Dates
About CEC’s HLP Program
Learn about CEC’s High Leverage Practices, what they mean, and how they can support you in your daily work.
Discover the many additional tools from our High Leverage Practices series. From books to laminated guides and more, we have what you need.
March 14-16, 2024 – San Antonio, TX
Celebrate your role as a Paraeducator and join thousands of your peers and colleagues at the annual CEC Convention & Expo. With hundreds of sessions, dynamic speakers, networking events, and more, you’ll enjoy the convention. Our annual event showcases the latest happenings in special education and keeps you updated on how to be the best in your role.
Register for FREE today!