Learning Labs

Learning Labs

New to the Convention & Expo, Learning Labs provide an interactive, hands-on opportunity to explore various products, services, and concepts. As a participant you will enhance your understanding of the topics highlighted in each lab and come away with practical tools and strategies to implement in your classroom.

For CEC 2017, CEC has developed four learning labs:

  • “The Highly Engaged, Inclusive Classroom”
    • Thursday, April 20 from 11:00 a.m. to noon in Lab 4, Hall D.
    • Presented by Susan Hentz, author of CEC’s Collaborate Smart.
  • “Seeing Strengths in Our Students”
    • Thursday, April 20 from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. in Lab 4, Hall D.
    • A demo of the new eTops student observation system.
    • Presented by Mary Ruth Coleman (a CEC Past President and author of CEC’s U-STARS~PLUS series) and Dave Edyburn (former JSET editor, Dean of Research at Florida State University, and software designer).
  • “Co-Teaching in Action”
    • Thursday, April 20 from 2:15 to 3:15 p.m. in Lab 4, Hall D.
    • Presented by Susan Hentz, author of CEC’s Collaborate Smart.
  • “Caring for Students, Caring for Yourself”
    • Friday, April 21 from 11:00 a.m. to noon in Lab 4, Hall D.
    • Write your IEP for wellness and learn 10-minute yoga activities you can do in the classroom.
    • Presented by Brandi Ansley (author of the TEC article “Optimizing Special Educator Wellness and Job Performance” and Research2Practice podcast guest) and Carla Tantillo, author of Cooling Down Your Classroom.