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CEC 2021 LIVE

 

Questions about what the session types below actually mean? Check out our Session Guide to customize your #CECLIVE schedule and learn more about the overall experience!

 

Schedule at a Glance

Schedule will update frequently. Please check back for updates. Times are based on Eastern Standard Time (EST).  

Monday, March 8

View nearly a thousand sessions that have been pre-recorded for you. On Demand is available from March 8 – June 30. Speakers will be available to answer questions during the designated time or after.

 

Sessions have been scheduled at the designated times and are available On Demand:

  • Thursday, March 11, 4-6PM
  • Friday, March 12, 2:45-5:00 PM
  • Saturday, March 13, 10-11AM; 1:15-4:45PM

Time to visit the Expo Hall, CEC Hub, and Technology Playground

 

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Tuesday, March 9

View nearly a thousand sessions that have been pre-recorded for you. On Demand is available from March 8 – June 30. Speakers will be available to answer questions during the designated time or after.

 

Sessions have been scheduled at the designated times and are available On Demand:

  • Thursday, March 11, 4-6PM
  • Friday, March 12, 2:45-5:00 PM
  • Saturday, March 13, 10-11AM; 1:15-4:45PM

Time to visit the Expo Hall, CEC Hub, and Technology Playground

 

View Exhibitors

 

View Sponsors

Note: Additional registration is required for workshops

 

Workshop 09: Diving DEEPER: Application of Collaboration HLPs for Preservice Teachers
Brooke Lylo, Stephanie Gardner, & Robin Drogan

 

Workshop 11: Developing Legally Compliant Functional Behavior Assessments
Paula Chan, David Bateman, Sonja de Boer
 

Wednesday, March 10

View nearly a thousand sessions that have been pre-recorded for you. On Demand is available from March 8 – June 30. Speakers will be available to answer questions during the designated time or after.

 

Sessions have been scheduled at the designated times and are available On Demand:

  • Thursday, March 11, 4-6PM
  • Friday, March 12, 2:45-5:00 PM
  • Saturday, March 13, 10-11AM; 1:15-4:45PM

Time to visit the Expo Hall, CEC Hub, and Technology Playground

 

View Exhibitors

 

View Sponsors

Thursday, March 11

View nearly a thousand sessions that have been pre-recorded for you. On Demand is available from March 8 – June 30. Speakers will be available to answer questions during the designated time or after.

 

Sessions have been scheduled at the designated times and are available On Demand:

  • Thursday, March 11, 4-6PM
  • Friday, March 12, 2:45-5:00 PM
  • Saturday, March 13, 10-11AM; 1:15-4:45PM

Time to visit the Expo Hall, CEC Hub, and Technology Playground

 

View Exhibitors

 

View Sponsors

Welcome to the 2021 Convention
Dennis Cavitt, President; Convention Officials

 

Keynote Speaker
Tyrone C. Howard, PhD

Tyrone Howard

Dr. Howard is considered one of the premier experts on educational equity and access in the country. He was the inaugural director of the UCLA Pritzker Center for Strengthening Children and Families, which is a campus-wide consortium examining academic, mental health, and social-emotional experiences and challenges for California’s most vulnerable youth populations. Professor Howard’s research examines equity, culture, race, teaching, and learning.

 

Professor Howard has published over 75 peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, and technical reports. He has published several bestselling books, among them, Why Race & Culture Matters in Schools and Black Male(d): Peril and promise in the education of African American males. His most recent book, All Students Must Thrive, focuses on equity, race, trauma, and learning, and has become a must-read for all educators. In 2019, Howard was listed by Education Week as one of the 60 most influential scholars in the nation, informing educational policy, practice, and reform. 

This session is limited to All-Access Pass attendees. Come hear from and interact with Dr. Tyrone Howard in a more intimate environment.

Friday, March 12

View nearly a thousand sessions that have been pre-recorded for you. On Demand is available from March 8 – June 30. Speakers will be available to answer questions during the designated time or after.

 

Sessions have been scheduled at the designated times and are available On Demand:

  • Thursday, March 11, 4-6PM
  • Friday, March 12, 2:45-5:00 PM
  • Saturday, March 13, 10-11AM; 1:15-4:45PM

Time to visit the Expo Hall, CEC Hub, and Technology Playground

 

View Exhibitors

 

View Sponsors

Choose from 4 concurrent sessions, download the materials, and interact live with the speakers and fellow attendees. You can select any of the mainstage sessions to attend “live” during each designated time slot and then watch recordings of the others at your convenience.

 

Meet CEC’s new Associate Executive Director of Professional Affairs, Laurie VanderPloeg! This is open to all attendees.

Adam Saenz

Dr. Adam Saenz will deliver an inspirational message that will include personal excerpts from his life, recently published books and experiences. Mark your calendars for a presentation you’ll want to attend. 

 

Dr. Adam Sáenz earned his Ph.D. in School Psychology from Texas A&M University as a United States Department of Education doctoral fellow.  He completed his predoctoral clinical training under a fellowship appointment to Harvard Medical School, and he has a post doctorate in clinical psychology from the Alpert Medical School of Brown University.  Dr. Sáenz also earned a doctorate of Ministry in Pastoral Counseling from Graduate Theological Foundation with residency at Christ Church college of Oxford University.

 

Dr. Sáenz is the author of the bestselling book, The Power of a Teacher, and his most recent book, The EQ Intervention: Shaping a Self-Aware Generation Through Social and Emotional Learning, was released through Greenleaf Press in the spring of 2020.

 

He currently serves as the Executive Director of the Oakwood Collaborative, the counseling and assessment clinic he founded in 2003. He consults with school systems internationally in the areas of emotional intelligence, self-care, and the dynamics of relationship-based learning.  In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Sáenz serves as a high school track and field coach.  He is a member of the Association for Applied Sports Psychology and he is a lifetime member of the Texas Track and Field Coaches Association.  

 

Dr. Sáenz and his wife, Kim, have been married 25 years, and they have four children: Alisa, Mya, Isaiah, and Andrew.
 

This session is limited to All-Access Pass attendees. Come hear from and interact with Dr. Adam Saenz in a more intimate environment.

BYOD (device, drink, donut – you decide) as you hop around the many interactive social hours sponsored by our Divisions and other CEC groups. 

Saturday, March 13

View nearly a thousand sessions that have been pre-recorded for you. On Demand is available from March 8 – June 30. Speakers will be available to answer questions during the designated time or after.

 

Sessions have been scheduled at the designated times and are available On Demand:

  • Thursday, March 11, 4-6PM
  • Friday, March 12, 2:45-5:00 PM
  • Saturday, March 13, 10-11AM; 1:15-4:45PM

Exhibitors will be in their booths ready to answer questions, share special offers and “virtual swag,” and meet with convention attendees.

 

Also use this time to explore the Expo Hall, CEC Hub, and Technology Playground.

 

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Start your morning learning some sitting Yoga poses you can do when in front of your computer or sitting in your classroom.

This session is limited to All-Access Pass attendees. Join CEC President Dennis Cavitt for an interactive discussion about CEC now and in the future. 
 

These live, 30-minute Zoom sessions are informal and don’t require additional registration. We encourage you to attend the speakers' mainstage presentations when they air (or watch them after!) and then join the following Office Hours to have your questions answered by the experts!

 

Paula Chan, Ph.D., Cleveland State University  

Brian Ernest, Ph.D., Montana State University-Billings and Elisabeth (Lisa) Rice, Ph.D., George Washington University  

    Yes I Can Awards

    Each year at the CEC Convention & Expo, the Yes I Can Awards recognize 12 outstanding students with exceptionalities in six categories: Academics, Arts, School & Community Activities, Self-Advocacy, Technology, and Transition. Join us as the former and incoming Yes I Can Committee Chairs, as well as the CEC President-Elect, interview this year's recipients and celebrate their incredible achievements. 

     

    Pearson logo

    A special thanks to Pearson for their continued support of the Yes I Can program.

     

     

    Building an Inclusive Life

    Before Samuel Habib was diagnosed with a disability at age 1, the Habib family rarely thought about the inclusion of people with disabilities. Since then, they have advocated for Samuel’s inclusion nearly every day – in their schools, city, and even in their extended family. Now at 20 years old, Samuel is leading the advocacy charge for his own life. He is a student at his local community college in Concord, New Hampshire. In high school, Samuel was on the school yearbook staff, the school television station, and played “Unified Sports” track, basketball, and soccer. Samuel is working towards a career as a multi-media storyteller in film and other mediums. Yet he still faces challenges on many levels due to his rare GNAO1 neurodevelopmental disorder, including periodic seizures, movement disorders, hospitalizations, fatigue and the inaccessible homes of his extended family and friends. Samuel and Dan Habib will share a short preview of their new work-in-progress film, and discuss how they have tried to build a culture of inclusion in their family, school district, and community, and plan for a full adult life as Samuel enters his 20’s.

     

    Dan Habib

    This will be a conversation and preview you’ll want to share. 

     

    Dan is the creator of award-winning documentary films including his most recent film Intelligent Lives, and his previous documentaries Who Cares About Kelsey?, Mr. Connolly Has ALS, Including Samuel (which focuses on his own son Samuel, who has cerebral palsy), and many other short films on disability-related topics. 

     

     

     

     

    Samuel Habib

    Samuel is a young man with complex disabilities, navigating the path to work, college, relationships, and moving out of his family home, while he seeks out wisdom from a diverse mix of remarkable people across the country.

     

     

     

    This session is limited to All-Access Pass attendees. Come hear from and interact with the keynote speakers in a more intimate environment.
     

    These live, 30-minute Zoom sessions are informal and don’t require additional registration. We encourage you to attend the speakers' mainstage presentations when they air (or watch them after!) and then join the following Office Hours to have your questions answered by the experts!

     

    Eric Rossen, Ph.D., National Association of School Psychologists  

    Melissa Ainsworth, Ph.D., and Marci Jerome, Ph.D., George Mason University  

      Choose from 3 concurrent sessions, download the materials, and interact live with the speakers and fellow attendees. You can select any of the mainstage sessions to attend “live” during each designated time slot and then watch recordings of the others at your convenience.

       

       

          BYOD (device, drink, donut – you decide) and enjoy entertainment, games, and activities as you network with leaders and colleagues in the field. Attendees will have a choice between:

           

            March 14 – June 30

            View nearly a thousand sessions that have been pre-recorded for you. On Demand is available from March 8 – June 30. No more worrying about missing a session. Go back and view them all on your own schedule!

             

            Sessions have been scheduled at the designated times and are available On Demand:

            • Thursday, March 11, 4-6PM
            • Friday, March 12, 2:45-5:00 PM
            • Saturday, March 13, 10-11AM; 1:15-4:45PM

            Date

            Mar. 8, 2021 - Mar. 13, 2021
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