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Join us for the FCEC's 71st Annual Conference


October 15-17, 2017


Ponte Vedra Beach
Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa
1000 PGA Tour Boulevard
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082

Sponsored by FCEC and NPR, Inc.

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For more information call 1-800-453-7461


Keynote Speaker: Paul J. Riccomini, Ph.D.

paul-riccomini.pngPaul J. Riccomini, Ph.D., began his career as a dual certified general education mathematics teacher of students with learning disabilities, emotional and behavioral disabilities, and gifted and talented students in Grades 7–12 in inclusive classrooms. His teaching experiences required a strong content knowledge in mathematics and the development and maintenance of strong collaborative relationships with both general and special educators. He earned his doctorate in special education from The Pennsylvania State University and his master’s degree in education and Bachelor of Arts in mathematics at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. His research focus is on effective instructional approaches, strategies, and assessments for students who are low achievers and students with learning disabilities in mathematics. He has written several research and practitioner articles related to effective strategies for teaching mathematics to students who struggle and has coauthored three math intervention programs targeting fractions, integers, and algebraic equations. Additionally, he is a co-author of the bestselling Response to Intervention in Math (Corwin, 2010) and Developing Number Sense through the Common Core (Corwin, 2013). Additionally, Dr. Riccomini provides high quality professional development focused on effective mathematics instruction to school districts across the United States. As a former middle and high school general education and special education mathematics teacher, Dr. Riccomini knows firsthand the challenges and difficulties teachers experience every day when working with struggling students. Follow Dr. Riccomini on Twitter @pjr146.

Featured Presenter: Rebecca Hines, Ph.D.

Rebecca Hines Rebecca A. Hines, Ph.D. is an associate professor at the University of Central Florida in Orlando. With degrees and teaching experience in both general and special education, Hines has a unique focus on preparing educators to meet the needs of students with disabilities in the general education classroom. She has taught as a language arts teacher, a teacher of students with severe emotional disturbance in a self-contained setting, and as a middle school co-teacher.

Her rich experiences working in and researching inclusive settings have led Hines to speak at seminars and conferences across the country about her research and classroom experiences. Her other research interests include working with students with emotional/behavioral disorders, universal design for learning, and technology in the classroom. Her latest project is the federal grant entitled, “Teachers in Action with Persons with Disabilities through High-Tech High-Touch Service-Learning”. Hines is co-presenter, with Lisa Dieker, of the National Professional Resources, Inc./Dude Publishing video, Winning Strategies for Inclusive Classrooms.

Guest Speaker: Leanne Grillot

Leanne Grillot Leanne Grillot serves as the Senior Educational Program Director over the Dispute Resolution and Monitoring Section of the Bureau of Exceptional Education and Student Services within the Florida Department of Education. She is responsible for the development, dissemination and tracking of the Exceptional Student Education Policies and Procedures documents and assisting districts with the completion of these documents. Ms. Grillot directs, coordinates and administers all aspects of desktop monitoring and conflict resolution, including the State complaint investigation system, dispute resolution, State-facilitated individual educational plan meetings and the mediation process. Ms. Grillot collaborates with families, school district personnel and agency representatives to ensure that Florida’s educational programs meet the needs of ALL students. Before accepting this position in the bureau, Ms. Grillot was an Educational Program Director for the Dispute Resolution and Monitoring Section and a Program Specialist for students with sensory loss. Before joining the bureau, Ms. Grillot worked for over 20 years in three of the largest states as a teacher of students who have a visual impairment and as an orientation and mobility specialist.

Special Pre-Conference Workshop:

Co-Teaching: Putting All the Pieces Together for Student Success

w/ Marilyn Friend, Ph.D.

Sunday, October 15, 2017
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Pricing and Registration:
$89 members, $139 non-members
3 Professional Development Hours

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Marilyn FriendMarilyn Friend, Ph.D., has spent her career as a general education teacher, special education teacher, researcher, professor, administrator, teacher educator, and staff developer. She is professor emerita of education in the Department of Specialized Education Services at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and she is past president of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), the largest international professional organization dedicated to improving the educational success of children and youth with disabilities and/or gifts and talents. Friend has consulted with school professionals nationally and internationally (more than 3000 presentations and projects in the United States, Canada, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia) as they collaborate to educate their students, assisting them to create classroom partnerships, to form productive and efficient work teams, and to foster inclusive practices. She is the author or co-author of three widely used college textbooks on special education; a variety of co-teaching materials for teachers and administrators, including the best-selling book Co-Teach!; more than 50 articles about collaboration, inclusive practices, and co-teaching; and a highly popular video series on co-teaching and other inclusive practices. She is author of the laminated guides Co-Teaching: Strategies to Improve Student Outcomes and Co-Teaching and Technology published by NPR, Inc./Dude Publishing.

About National Professional Resources, Inc.

National Professional Resources (NPR, Inc.) has been a leader in the field of education publishing since 1968. Founded and operated by educators with a deep commitment to the success of all learners, our mission is to provide teachers, administrators, and other school staff with quality tools and resources that will better enable them to help every student achieve success. To this end, we publish books, quick-reference laminated guides, and produce videos by leading voices in the field of education. We also carry thousands of the most in-demand educational resources from other leading publishers and producers, including material for parents and students.

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