Ten Grace College School of Education students pursuing dual licensure in elementary and special education attended and presented at the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) convention in St. Louis April 13-16, 2016.
The Council for Exceptional Children is a professional association of educators dedicated to advancing the success of children with exceptionalities. The CEC convention is the largest and most comprehensive special education professional development event in the world. There were hundreds of sessions and workshops, each helping deliver cutting-edge special education content and resources from the field’s experts. The wide variety of formats provided interactive and engaging programs that addressed relevant topics within special and gifted education.
Grace students Anna Roseler, Lynley Hiser, Kassie Lucas, Liz Freeman, Caitlin Brown, Courtney Kindig, Liz Endicott, Mariah Zumbrun, AnnKelly Myers and Summer Voss attended CEC. They were led by Dr. Cheryl Bremer, associate professor of education and department chair of special education at Grace. While at CEC, the students were provided with strategies on topics that included bullying prevention, behavior modification, co-teaching with general educators and universal design for learning.
The students also presented at the national conference. Their presentation was titled “Developing Tomorrow’s Leaders: Growing a CEC Chapter in Higher Education.” There were over 5,500 people in the audience.
For more information regarding Grace’s education program, visit www.grace.edu. Or, call Cheryl Bremer at 574-372-5100, ext. 6146.