We know that attending professional development events can be expensive – sometimes prohibitively so. Not to fear! We’ve compiled a list of ways that you can make attending CEC 2015 a reality for you.
Sometimes, those who wait miss the best things. Register before March 18 to get advance pricing savings.
Give Time, Get Money
Roll up your sleeves and save! Sign up to volunteer by March 1, and you’ll receive the lowest registration rates for CEC 2015 – only $270. CEC Student Member volunteers pay only $195!
Snag District Funds
School or district funds can be hard to come by. Make a compelling case for CEC 2015 with the help of this invitation from CEC President Elect Jim Heiden.
You’ll get the best housing deals through CEC, but you can make them even better by getting a (temporary) roommate. Connect with other CEC 2015 attendees in the CECommunity to find a friend to bunk up with, and you’ll save big.
Show your badge at any of the participating vendors, and you’ll receive special attendee discounts. Or, sign up for Lunch Express to pick up a meal in the Expo Hall to save time and money.
Are you local? Use the CECommunity to find carpool buddies. If you’re flying, taking the train, or renting a car, check out these great discounts, specially arranged for CEC 2015 attendees.
Several organizations offer professional development grants to teachers. Check out the NEA Foundation, the American Association of Educators’ Teacher Scholarship, and the Fund for Teachers.