The Clerc Center's Mary Lightfoot and Matt Barclay will exhibit Clerc Center resources at the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) annual convention in Tampa, FL, February 7-10. CEC brings close to 5,000 teachers, professionals, researchers and administrators in special education from all over the country together to share best practices, new developments in policy and praxis, and the latest research in special education populations, including children who are deaf and hard of hearing.
Matt Barclay will be attending the Council for Administrators of Special Education (CASE) all-day Board Meeting on February 6. CASE is one of many divisions under CEC, representing district-level special education administrators from across the nation. CASE is CEC's largest division.
Mary Lightfoot will be attending the Division of Communication Disorders and Deafness (DCDD), a division under CEC focusing on best practices and emergent research in deaf education. DCDD brings researchers, teachers, university faculty, and allied professionals together to share the latest developments in their work with educating deaf and hard of hearing children and adults.
More than 86% of all deaf and hard of hearing students in the United States are being educated in general education settings. As such, CEC is a key stakeholder conference for disseminating Clerc Center resources supporting the work of this target audience. Two resources are being highlighted at CEC this year are Educating Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing: A Guide of Professionals in General Education Settings, which is an online course designed for teachers and professionals who have never worked with a deaf or hard of hearing student; and An Interpreted Education, a recent webcast production exploring educational interpreting in the k-12 classroom.