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What a GREAT discussion! 
On December 15, Dr. Tammy Ellis-Robinson and Dr. Kim Colvin from the University at Albany shared their initial findings from a survey and interviews with special education teachers and administrators about Special Education Innovations and Challenges experienced throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Check out the webinar here! For more information about their study, or to participate in future research with them, email Dr. Ellis-Robinson:

In our latest webinar, Naomi Tyler from the Iris Center provided a guided tour of all the AMAZING features available! If you missed it (or want to watch again), click here! You may want to fast forward to about minute 12- that's when the tour begins!

Missed the webinars with Dr. Maheady or Dr. Budin on HLPs? Watch them at your convenience!  Transcripts  included with recording.  
In the first webinar, Dr. Maheady provided an overview of the development and research supporting the use of High Leverage Practices in working with children and youth with disabilities (here!). During the second webinar, Dr. Budin focused on how HLP 7- Establish a Consistent, Organized, and Respectful Learning Environment impacts the classroom AND the Zoom room (here!).

Want more information about HLPs? Join us for the next webinar or visit or the Iris Center

No problem- you can view our Presentation Slides here! Emails will be coming soon with requests for volunteers, approval of bylaw revisions, & professional learning opportunities! Check back here often! 

A big THANKS! 
Thanks to everyone who provided feedback about the NEW  bylaws! The executive board will finalize any additional changes and vote on them at the next meeting! Make sure to check out the NEW Leadership Handbook for additional information about leadership roles, committees, and other ways to get involved!

Looking to Extend Your Certification? Contact Liz Daley from the Greater Capital Region Teacher Center for more information about the FREE, ONLINE courses necessary! Certification Extension Info

Help Wanted! NYS CEC seeks dedicated special education teachers & administrators to join the leadership team! More information coming soon about ways to volunteer & to lead! 

Check out a previous issue of Exceptional Individuals, the journal of NYS CEC.

Posted:  29 March, 2021

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