Friday, January 15, 2016


The mission of the Minnesota Council for Exceptional Children is to improve the practices and resources of persons working on behalf of individuals with exceptionality in the State of Minnesota


The Minnesota Council for Exceptional Children (MNCEC) is a professional association of educators dedicated to advancing the success of children with exceptionalities. The MNCEC works in accord with the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) as a state unit. We accomplish our mission through advocacy, and professional development that align with Minnesota and National standards.
The Minnesota Council for Exceptional Children (MNCEC) is seeking dynamic submissions for its 2016 live webinar series. MNCEC is soliciting proposals for one-hour webinars that address hot topics identified by MNCEC’s membership as being the most essential to their current professional development needs.

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To Submit a proposal, Click the image below:
Image of heads linked in a circle indicating collaboration virtually.  Links to the webinar proposal form.

These hot topics include, but are not limited to:
  • Access to the general education curriculum
  • Assessment 
  • Linking Accommodations and Modifications to instruction through Assessment
  • Behavior management
  • College and career ready standards
  • Co-teaching (general and special education)
  • Early intervention and early childhood education
  • Family engagement
  • Intensive intervention
  • Multi-tiered Systems of Support (MTSS)
  • Post-secondary transition
  • Olmstead Plan
  • Resources and strategies for students and new special education teachers
  • School-based mental health
  • Strategies, programs & services for students with disabilities 
  • Assistive Technology
  • Universal design for learning
  • Workforce development, including preparation, recruitment, and retention
All submissions must include the following information about the proposed webinar:
  • Presenter information (short professional bio)
  • Webinar title
  • Webinar description (abstract: 50-100 words)
  • Alignment of webinar content with CEC's professional standards
  • Learner outcomes (please include 3-4 learning objectives that precisely describe the skills, knowledge and/or behaviors that participants will know or be able to demonstrate after the workshop)
  • Target audience
  • Evidence to support the content of proposed webinar
  • Availability to present during the 2016 Spring/Fall semesters
Selected presenters will be notified of their acceptance and provided with additional information by the MNCEC professional development committee no later than Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016.

To Submit a proposal, Click the link or image below:
Image of heads linked in a circle indicating collaboration virtually.  Links to the webinar proposal form.
Presentations will be recorded for registered participants.

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CEC is the leading voice for special and gifted education. Through the vision and dedication of more than 27,000 members, CEC sets the standard for high quality education for children and youth with exceptionalities. The Council ensures the needs of children and youth with exceptionalities are met in educational legislation, establishes professional standards for the field and develops initiatives to improve special education practice. CEC is THE source for information, resources and professional development for special educators.