Available through the CEC Learning Library, the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) offers a variety of online learning options to help you improve your practice.
Choose from online events that air live or on-demand events that let you learn on your own schedule.
Whether you’re looking for your own learning opportunities, creating someone else’s professional development plan, or planning for an all-staff in-service, there’s something for you.
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.
Presenter Interest Form
Are you interested in presenting for CEC's professional development programs, webinars, eLearning courses or contract trainings? Tell us about yourself and your areas of expertise using this form and you will be included in our directory for potential presentation opportunities!
If you are interested in presenting a session, workshop or keynote at the CEC Annual Convention & Expo, you can learn more about when the Call for Proposals will open at this link.
Virtual Literacy Institute: Tier 1 Literacy in Practice
Six national literacy experts will help special and general educators working with elementary or middle/secondary students address their individual current challenges, improve student engagement, and provide effective Tier 1 literacy instruction.
CEC Standards and HLPs: A Practice-Based Continuum for Teacher Development
Join this free webinar for an overview of how the the CEC Standards and the High-Leverage Practices can offer continuous special education teacher development from initial preparation through ongoing professional development and support.
In this fully online, on-demand program designed for special education teachers, special education administrators, and building/district administrators, you’ll get evergreen strategies to help enhance the support provided to the paraeducators you work with.
View complimentary webinars produced in collaboration with partners like the National Center for Special Education, the CEEDAR Center, and AOTA.
Effective and High-Leverage Practices for Paraeducators
In this FREE on-demand, eLearning program designed for paraeducators, you will be introduced to four areas of high-leverage practice: Collaboration, Assessment, Social/Emotional/Behavioral, and Instruction.
Upcoming Online Events
Live virtual events hosted by CEC, based on the topics you request most.
Online Learning FAQs
The CEC Learning Library is your personal online professional development center. You can access all of CEC’s online professional development offerings through this system, including live and recorded webinars and online programs, by logging in with your CEC account.
Manage your own learning history, get professional development hour (PDH) certificates, register for courses, purchase recordings, and more.
CEC members receive access to special content through the system, including CEC Quick Takes and members-only webinars. Premier and Full members have access to additional content, including the full library of recorded webinars.
Check out this video for an overview of the system.
Starting Summer 2020, you can earn PDH credits for attending live webinars, and for any recorded webinars you watch through CEC's Learning Library. Each webinar, course, or program listing tells you how many PDHs you can earn for that item.
You can print your PDH certificates for any item you’ve completed through the “My History” tab. PDHs are only available for the individual who registered for the webinar, course, or program.
As many people can watch a webinar in the same location as you’d like. Only the registrant for the webinar can access the link to the live webinar or the recording, and only that registrant is eligible to receive professional development hours (PDHs) for completing the webinar.
All registrations for online learning can be done through CEC’s Learning Library. All the items available for purchase or registration can be found in the “Catalog” tab.
CEC members have access to exclusive content as part of your membership benefits. Any content included with your membership will show as a $0 option for “purchase.”
To register multiple individuals or pay using a purchase order, contact email@example.com.
After registering for a live webinar, login information to join the live event will be emailed to you. This login will be unique to you and cannot be shared.
Any items you purchase through the CEC Learning Library will automatically show up in the “My Learning” area. You can launch these webinars or courses whenever you’d like. View this video for an overview of the system.
CEC members will have access to exclusive member content through the duration of your membership.
Any other courses or webinars can be accessed for up to one year from the purchase date. Any online programs containing live virtual events will have information about the duration of that course and materials included in the description.