Summer, 2014
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Student Chapters
Are you Interested in starting a CEC Student Chapter?
Do you already have a Student Chapter but want to get more connected with NJCEC and other Student Chapters?
Dr. Lynn DeCapua
Student Chapter Advisor





for All

Current Members or Student Members


Present an innovative "Teaching Technique" that you have either used in the classroom or have seen presented by a mentor.


Submit your " Teaching Technique" describing in 500 words or less how that special technique benefits special education students. 

This technique must be aligned with the

Common Core Standards.



Ideas submitted to

Barry Schwartz, VP of NJCEC at bms17@verizon.net

Due Date:  August 15, 2014.


Winners will be announced by the awards committee on:

 September 3, 2014


All winners should be available to present their "Teaching Technique" at the

NJCEC Spring 2015

Conference at Ramapo College in March 2015.


New Jersey Council for Exceptional Children (NJCEC) is having 2 conferences this year.....




ANNUAL Spring Conference

Bridging The Gap


Ramapo College of New Jersey, Mahwah, NJ

Hosted by

Ramapo College Teacher Education Program

The School of Social Science and Human Services


Save The Date - Save The Date - Save The Date 

Monday, March 16, 2014 - 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Save The Date - Save The Date - Save The Date 


Keynote Speaker

Danielle Kovach 

Danielle Kovach is the 2014 Council for Exceptional Children Teacher of the Year. She has been teaching in the Hopatcong School District for 15 years.  Currently a third grade special education teacher at the Tulsa Trail Elementary School, Kovach has taught both special and general education. Kovach is the 2011 New Jersey State Teacher of the Year and was awarded The National Education Association Foundation Award for Teaching Excellence in 2012.


Save The Date - Save The Date - Save The Date 

NJCEC- The Madison Institute - 
Foundation for Educational Administration
is hosting a 
Everybody Reads!
Literacy, Common Core and Our Special Needs Student
Save The Date - Save The Date - Save The Date 
February 5th, 2014
Save The Date - Save The Date - Save The Date 
Monroe Township

Other Upcoming Conferences and Events


New Jersey Division for Early Childhood

Annual Fall Conference 2014

Building Foundations in

Early Childhood Education

Friday, October 24, 2014

8:15am - 3:00pm

Kean University - University Center

1000 Morris Avenue

Union, NJ 07083


Early Bird Registration Deadline: August 31, 2014 


Fall 2014 

Professional Development 

Workshops and Institutes

Here is a sample of some of the sessions:


Beginner Educator Support Group

Sept. 16 - Session I, Oct. 30 - Session. II, Jan. 23, 2015 - Session III
Fee: N/A - TMI Consortium Members Only.

SGO Institute
Sept. 18 - Session I; Jan. 8, 2015 - Session II
Fee: $298.00 for Non-TMI Consortium members.
FREE for TMI Consortium Members.

PARCC Institute - Session I: Preparing for ELA, Grades 3 - 5

September 30
Fee: $149.00 for Non-TMI Consortium members FREE for TMI Consortium Members

The Reading Brain™: Effective Strategies and Interventions to Support the
Challenged Reader (Grades K-12)
October 2 Fee: $99/$149
Presenter: Dr. Jim Gamble


Learn more:Call Megan Siemsen, 551.206.4890 or  www.tmieducation.com



Navigate the Maze-Learning Disabilities Conference

Sunday, October 19th   8am-4pm

Rutgers University- -Livingston Campus- Student Center

84 Joyce Kilmer Avenue  Piscataway, New Jersey 08854

Parents, Individuals with LD, and Professionals can choose from six workshops in each of three sessions.  Topics include: Executive Function, Dept. of Vocational Services,Testing Accommodations-Educational Testing Service, Dyslexia Simulation, Assistive Technoolgy, and much more.

Keynote Speaker: Peggy McDonald, Director of Special Education, NJ DOE

For more information and to register visit:

www.ldanjOct19.eventbrite.com or www.ldanj.org

 Questions? Contact the Learning Disabilities Association of NJ at info@ldanj.org or 732-645-2738




Education in the Age of Disruptive Innovation
with Ian Jukes!
Participants will learn the essentials of an ABLE classroom and the teaching and learning that foster the New Basics for the 21st century as well as an introduction to the 2014-2015 Project ABLE/21st Century Fluencies Initiative.

Location: Ramapo College of New Jersey, Mahwah NJ

Keynotes and breakout sessions will include:

* Opening Keynote: Education in the Age of Disruptive Innovation (Ian Jukes)
* Literacy Is Not Enough: New Basics for the Digital Age (Ian Jukes)
* PA-21: Beyond Literacy To Fluency: The New Learning Process (Brian Chinni and Ms. Nicky Mohan)
* Afternoon Keynote: Looking Back, Looking Forward (Ian Jukes/Brian Chinni)
Date: October 10, 2014, 8:00 am- 3:00 pm 

For descriptions of or to register go to

PD Programs tab 2014-2015 Workshops and Conferences 


This information is being provided as a courtesy by NJCEC.
NJCEC does not take any responsibility for the accuracy of the information. 
Volunteers Needed!!

Please consider volunteering with NJCEC





Speaker Proposals - AMTNJ 7th Annual 


2015 SPEAKER PROPOSAL - Invitation to Speak


The Association of Mathematics Teachers of New Jersey Special Education and Mathematics Preparing for the Common Core Standards and PARCC Assessment: Update 2015

will be held on:

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

At St. Peters University, Jersey City, New Jersey


AMTNJ invites individual and group proposals to speak at the 7th Annual Conference.

Please complete the proposal form by August 30, 2014


Submit proposal online at:




Marie Noble, Bergenfield Public Schools & Shelly Meyers, The Richard Stockton College of NJ


This information is being provided as a courtesy by NJCEC.
NJCEC does not take any responsibility for the accuracy of the information. 

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