Throughout the year, AzCEC and our partner divisions and chapters offer opportunities for learning, collaborating, networking and professional growth. Join us in being the Voice and Vision of Special Education. 

Chapter 588 - Crisis De-Escalation in the Classroom - February 24, 2018

February 24, 2018
9:00 - 12:00
Phoenix Metro Area 

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😡 SNAP! Trauma and crisis can happen at anytime in or out of school for students - be prepared and know how to respond. This workshop explains the different phases of crisis escalation and the appropriate adult response to de-escalate a student who is losing emotional control. Participants will practice effective de-escalation and personal safety techniques, discuss and practice how to avoid triggering a student, and learn how to talk a student through an incident that has occurred to encourage self-management skills in the future.

Presenter: Dr. Daniel Gulchak's passion is sharing the good news about bad behavior to build the capacity of educators and empower students to succeed. He specializes in school-wide systems change including Positive Behavior Interventions and Support, classroom and behavior management strategies, and leveraging technology to improve student behavior and academic achievement.


Annual State Conference - March 2, 2018

All the juicy details - including registration - on our Conference page. 


AzDEC - Arizona Division for Early Childhood Annual Conference

March 3, 2018
8:30 - 3:00
Halle Heart Museum, Tempe, AZ

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36bee1ec-39ed-4fa0-9ff1-a87614b8b2df.jpg✅ Three Great Presentations! 

* All the Classroom's a Stage: Incorporating the Performing Arts into Early Childhood Curricula
* Universal Design for Learning (UDL) in Preschool
* Notice, Wonder, Play – STEM for Our Youngest Learners

Annual Planning Retreat - May 5, 2018

Come one and all (CEC members only) to collaborate with colleagues to plan events and activities for 2018/2019. Help us evaluate our Strategic Plan and continue to move forward to advance our profession. Details will follow - be a part of the solution! Registration will open in the spring, after the Annual State Conference.