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JumpStart for New Special Educators - Program Overview

Navigating the first few years as a special educator can be tough. Really tough. Don’t panic; prepare yourself to meet the challenges of special education instead. 

CEC’s popular JumpStart Program for New and Early-Career Special Educators is back and better than ever. This completely online program is designed to equip new special educators with the critical information, resources, peer network, and expert guidance needed for success in the 2022-2023 school year. Some of the most renowned subject matter experts in the field will deliver live, dynamic workshops and Q&A sessions on what you need to know to start your special education career successfully.

In order to take special education support to a new level, CEC has partnered with Let's Go Learn to provide a special education toolkit to enable teachers to write both educationally-sound and legally-compliant IEPs.  Here are just a few of the tools to which you'll be provided immediate access: diagnostic assessments, PLAAFP writer, goals and objectives generator, progress monitoring, parent reports, and much more!  

To complete the JumpStart program, participants must attend each live workshop and view at least 4 on-demand sessions.

Registration

Registration for the Fall Cohort ends September 25!

Fall Cohort Live Workshops

Fall Cohort On-Demand Courses

Thank you to our sponsors!

Click to find out about the Let's Go Learn Included Teacher Toolkit

 

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How It Works

LIVE SESSIONS

Fall Cohort live sessions begin
September 27, 2022

PROGRAM DURATION

September-November
(access for 1 year to all content)

AUDIENCE

New special educators
in their first 3 years in the classroom

FORMAT

100% online (live and on-demand)

Topics

Instruction, Assessment, Collaboration & More!

COST

$150 Member / $250 Non-Member

Register now for JumpStart!

Registration for the Fall Cohort ends September 25.

 

What Do I Get?

  • 4 live, virtual workshops focused on instruction, assessment, collaboration, social/emotional/behavior, and leadership skills with strategies to address challenges in the 2021-2022 school year.
     
  • Live Q&A with the experts following their workshops so your critical questions can get answered.
     
  • Access to 8 to 10 on-demand sessions on critical topics for special educators—review what you need, when you need it throughout the year.
     
  • Curated library of learning resources to supplement the workshop content.
     
  • A secure, online learning community accessible only to program cohort members, subject matter expert presenters, and CEC staff. 
     
  • Participants will earn a certificate of completion and verification of up to eight (8) professional development hours (PDHs) upon completion of the program.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

What Do I Get?

  • 4 live, virtual workshops focused on instruction, assessment, collaboration, social/emotional/behavior, and leadership skills with strategies to address challenges in the 2022-2023 school year.
    • Fall Cohort Live Workshops:
      • Live Kickoff | Tuesday, Sept. 27, 5-6 pm | Danielle Kovach, Ed.D. and Kareem Thompson, Ed.D.
      • Developing Lesson Plans for Delivery of Explicit Instruction | Wednesday, Oct. 12, 6:30-8pm ET | Regina Frazier
      • Working with Colleagues: The Complexities of Leadership and Collaboration | Wednesday, October 19, 2022, 4:30-6 pm | Marilyn Friend, Ph.D.
      • Mental Health, Trauma, and Resilience in BIPOC Youth: Strategies for Educators | Monday, Nov. 7, 4-5:30 pm ET | Janine M. Jones, Ph.D., NCSP, LP
    • Spring Cohort Live Workshop Dates TBD  
  • Live Q&A with the experts following their workshops so your critical questions can get answered.  
  • Access to 8 to 10 on-demand sessions on critical topics including IEPs, SDI, working with families, progress monitoring, FBAs & BIPs, and more—review what you need, when you need it throughout the year.  
  • Curated library of learning resources to supplement the workshop content.  
  • A secure, online learning community to connect with your colleagues accessible only to program cohort members, subject matter expert presenters, and CEC staff.   
  • Earn a certificate of completion and verification of professional development hours (PDHs) upon completion of the program.
  • Registration opens September 26, 2022
  • Registration closes in December 2022
  • Live kickoff session TBD
  • Access to all on-demand workshops late-January 2023 – June 2023

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Last Updated:  3 August, 2022

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