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October 5-8, 2016
Red Lion Downtowner, Boise, ID
Navigating a sea of change – from stormy waters to safe harbors
Thursday Keynote: Dr. Kristie Pretti-Frontczak
Hi! I’m Kristie, and I help inspired educators, who desperately want to see all children thrive. I provide training, tools, and other resources to support educators in dealing with high-stakes accountability mandates, to push against pressures to “ready” children for Kindergarten, and to address the diverse learning needs of children through intentional teaching delivered within the context of everyday activities…including play.
Friday Keynote: Tim Harris
The famous quote from Walt Disney, “If you can dream it, you can do it” has been the driving force behind the life of Tim Harris. Born in 1986 with Down Syndrome, Tim’s life has been defined by exceeding expectations and inspiring those around him. Tim’s Place Restaurant opened its doors in 2010 as the “World’s Friendliest Restaurant. “In August 2014, Tim Harris started Tim’s Big Heart Foundation (TBHF), a New Mexico non-profit corporation that aims to inspire people from all over the world to lead meaningful and fulfilling lives via entrepreneurship and inclusion in their communities. Tim is looking to help other individuals with intellectual disabilities start their own business. Tim believes that anyone, with the right support, can achieve their dreams.
Concurrent breakout sessions Thursday and Friday will feature presenters from the following Idaho CEC Subdivisions and our 2016 Partners:
Division for Autism and Developmental Disabilities
Council for Children with Behavior Disorders
Division for Career Development and Transition
Division of Early Childhood
Division for Learning Disabilities
Council for Administrators of Special Education
ITAG/SAGE: Association for the Gifted
Idaho Parents Unlimited
Idaho State University
Others to be announced!!
CEC and Subdivision Awards Luncheon will be Friday!! Please submit nominations for the Clarissa Hug Teacher Award, the Yes! I Can student award, and the Paraprofessional Award. See the Idaho CEC website for nomination forms. Let’s celebrate the amazing people who work with amazing kids!
Non-CEC Member $200
CEC Member $150
Presenters $ 50
Register through the Idaho CEC website: www.idahocec.org
Book your rooms early through the Red Lion Downtowner to ensure availability. Make sure you ask for the CEC Conference rate.
Red Lion Downtowner
1800 W Fairview Ave, Boise, ID
Vendors! Please register through the following link: Vendor Registration
The Idaho Special Education Support and Technical Assistance (Idaho SESTA) is seeking two highly qualified individuals for the position of Statewide Instruction Coordinator and Statewide Behavioral Coordinator.
|Statewide Instructional Coordinator||Statewide Behavioral Coordinator|
|This individual would, among other tasks, make presentations at education conferences and workshops regarding special education requirements and effective practices, provide training and technical assistance to school district personnel, assist in monitoring school districts for compliance with state and federal special education laws and participate in instructional reviews. This position requires an understanding of special education rules, regulations and experience providing special education services. Approximately 20% travel time throughout the state is required for training and monitoring. This is a full-time position.||This individual would work collaboratively with the Instructional Coordinators and SESTA team members to provide training and technical assistance to school district personnel and assist in monitoring school districts for compliance with state and federal special education laws as directed by the Idaho State Department of Education, Special Education Department. In addition, the Behavioral Coordinator will make and provide training related to functional behavioral assessment processes and behavior support planning. This individual would need a strong foundation in behavioral principles (ABA) and the ability to provide technical assistance to school personnel related to interventions for students with challenging behavior. This is a full-time position.|
Applicants should apply online through Boise State University, Administration and Professional Careers/Special Education https://hrs.
The State Department of Education is seeking a highly qualified individual for the position of Secondary Special Education Coordinator.
The Secondary Special Education Coordinator is a part of the special education team with key responsibilities for ensuring that school districts have the information and supports necessary to serve students with disabilities and are in compliance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). This position would, among other tasks, make presentations at education conferences and workshops regarding special education requirements and effective practices, provide training and technical assistance to school district personnel, assist in monitoring school districts for compliance with state and federal special education laws and participate in instructional reviews. This position requires an understanding of special education rules, regulations and experience providing special education services. Approximately 20% travel time throughout the state is required for training and monitoring. This is a full-time position serving under appointment of the Superintendent of Public Instruction. Please see the attached job announcement with more details on the position responsibilities and qualifications.
You may forward this announcement to persons who may be interested and qualified for the position. Applicants should apply online through the State of Idaho, Division of Human Resources. A link to the online application can be found in the job posting. Follow the instructions provided on the job posting to complete the Application Checklist and any requested application materials for this position.
This posting is open until filled. Interested candidates should apply as soon as possible. Application review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. This announcement will be closed without notice once a qualified candidate is identified and accepts the position. The State Department of Education seeks to fill this position as soon as possible. Interview dates have not been determined at this time.
The Idaho Council for Exceptional Children will partner with Idaho Parents Unlimited (IPUL) to promote parent partnerships and education at the 2016 Fall Conference in Boise, Idaho on October 6th & 7th, 2016. Our keynote speaker, Tim Harris, will join IPUL and CEC for a meet and greet with parents on Thursday night. IPUL will provide parent-centered sessions during the conference. Parent registration for the conference allows parent participants full access to the 2016 Fall Conference. Get the word out to your students’ parents! Stay tuned for more details.
Find information about upcoming events from the Idaho CEC and it’s special interest subdivisions in the Winter Newsletter! This newsletter contains information about upcoming conferences, new board members, and mini-grant recipients. Follow the link below to view the Winter Newsletter.
Contribute your knowledge, experience, and research for the professional development of Special Education professionals in our state.
Be the Voice and Vision of Special Education in Idaho and Beyond!
Follow the link below to complete and submit the Call for Presenters Application
The Idaho CEC 2016 Fall Conference will take place at the Red Lion Downtowner in beautiful Boise, Idaho on October 6th & 7th, 2016. Pre and Post Conference options are available.
Each year the Idaho Council for Exceptional Children awards mini-grants to support the activities of exceptional children throughout the state. This year Idaho CEC is proud to award our mini-grants to Dr. Pamela Houston – Powell of the Gooding School District, Ione Stanger of the Bonneville Joint School District, and Jessica Smith of Idaho Health and Welfare.
Congratulations to our mini-grant recipients and thank you for your service to exceptional children in Idaho.
From left: Dr. Pamela Houston-Powell of Gooding, Jessica Fischer-Smith of Boise, and Ione Stanger of Bonneville