New Teacher/Early Career

Webinar: A Valuable Partner: Setting the Stage For Effective Family Engagement

As a new—or experienced—teacher, it can sometimes seem like it’s you against the world…including the families you work with. You’re the education expert. Why can’t they see that? In this webinar, Sean Roy, a longtime parent advocate and national technical assistance provider, and John Waterman, an experienced educator and parent of a child with exceptionalities, will help you understand what ...

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The New Special Education Teachers Induction Toolkit

Strong induction programs help new special education teachers manage their classrooms and improve morale, self-efficacy, and student outcomes. We have curated CEC’s most popular and comprehensive onboarding resources (a combined value of over $700) and developed a step-by-step, multimedia resource to help you effectively prepare your team of new teachers. The resources can be used in many ways for individual or ...

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The Survival Guide for New Special Education Teachers

Since its first publication, The Survival Guide for New Special Education Teachers has helped novice teachers bridge the gap between training and classroom practice. This all-new edition, updated to reflect the needs and priorities of 21st-century special educators, offers practical guidance on such topics as roles and responsibilities, school environment and culture, classroom organization and management, collaboration with other professionals, and ...

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CEC Professional Library

Continually updated to include CEC’s most recent and relevant publications, the CEC Professional Library is an essential collection of foundational work in the field of special education. This collection is an essential reference and resource for teachers, administrators, and teacher-educators. The set includes: What Every Special Educator Must Know: Professional Ethics and Standards (aka: The Red Book, 2016) A Principal’s Guide ...

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Webinar: Building Resilience in Special Educators

Special educators have demanding jobs that require high levels of energy and resilience. You’re probably stressed by these demands, but haven’t been prepared to effectively manage it all. Eventually, job stress escalates to the level of burnout, which has far-reaching consequences that ultimately impact students. With effective coping resources, however,you can build resilience to burnout, optimize your job performance, and ...

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What Every Special Educator Must Know: Professional Ethics & Standards

CEC wrote the book on special education … literally. What Every Special Educator Must Know, known as The Red Book, details the ethics and standards for special education preparation and practice, outlining the critical knowledge and skill sets for every special education professional. This is the field’s standard-bearing book, essential for programs seeking CEC National Recognition, faculty developing curriculum, state ...

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Webinar: The IEP Process: Essential Strategies for Special Education Teachers

The IEP process is full of legal mandates and requirements that cause anxiety for all special education teachers, and can be particularly daunting for new special educators. A productive IEP process requires that the IEP team ― teachers, families, and related services providers ― have the resources they need to collaborate to create measurable, legally defensible, and truly individualized IEPs ...

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Webinar: Administrators: Helping New Special Education Teachers Thrive in the Classroom

The number of special educators leaving the field every year is well known and a cause for great concern. Special educators leave their jobs in greater numbers than their general education counterparts for many reasons, but we do know that a positive school culture has a tremendous effect on the success rate of a new teacher. When it comes to ...

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Webinar: Thriving as a New Special Education Teacher

Having support and resources helps special education teachers to not only survive, but thrive during their first years in the classroom. This webinar will share effective strategies new teachers need to enhance student learning, collaborate with colleagues, and assess student progress. Catherine Creighton Martin and Clara Hauth, authors of the brand-new edition of The Survival Guide for New Special Education ...

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New Special Education Teacher Toolkit

The first year in the classroom is a make-or-break time for new special educators, so make sure you’re prepared with two essential publications from CEC: The Survival Guide for New Special Education Teachers, with real, practical information and how-tos, and What Every Special Educator Must Know, CEC’s famous “Red Book,” detailing the ethics, standards, knowledge and skill sets every special educator needs. ...

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