Boston-Bound for CEC Convention

By Christina A. Samuels — March 31, 2008 1 min read
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I’m off to Boston this week for the annual Council for Exceptional Children convention. It’s not quite as jam-packed as the American Educational Research Association meeting, ably covered by Eduwonkette, but I know there will be several times during the convention when I will want to clone myself so that I can attend interesting sessions that just happen to be running concurrently.

I already know to check out the sessions on response to intervention and federal policy, because those topics affect many of our readers. But what other sessions should I make sure to visit on Thursday, Friday, and part of Saturday?

Some odds and ends:

I hope to be a frequent blogger during my time in Boston. If you don’t want to miss anything, please sign up for the RSS feed of this blog with that big orange button to the right that says “Get RSS.” You’ll never miss a post!

Education Week is running an “open house” through April 7, so you can read any story without registering first. So dive into those archives; many of my past blog posts have referenced Ed Week stories, so now you can see what I’ve been talking about.

And finally, also in the “things that are free” category, today is the last day you can see Autism: The Musical for free on the HBO Web site. I found it to be a sweet and touching documentary, but it had its painful moments, too. Though you can only go so deep in 90 minutes, observing the strains and fractures among the parents were just as affecting as seeing these children learn and grow.

The Web site includes a “Meet the Families” link that gives additional information on what the children are up to now. It’s better, though, that you watch the movie first before reading those links. Otherwise, it’s like picking up a good book and skipping to the end.

A version of this news article first appeared in the On Special Education blog.