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    The DEC Family Committee is recruiting members and we've extended the deadline to apply! The DEC Family Committee functions as a necessary and significant arm of the DEC Executive Office, formed to highlight and promote family engagement within the organization, ...

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    Hello all , Are you interested in sharing your thoughts on whether a  national lead teacher certification system  for early childhood educators would be possible? We invite you to participate in a short (about 20 minute) survey! Who should take ...

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    Curriculum based measures work well if you have pre-K in your building and you are assessing children in your building based on what they are doing in their classroom's curriculum to see their progress, as well as evaluating the effectiveness of instruction ...

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    I am serving as Treasurer for our Virginia subdivision. I am looking for information around what other subdivisions are doing to generate revenue for your state DEC. I am looking for success stories as to how you all are doing this in your state. We could ...

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    Hello Teachers, Teacher Assistants/Aides, and Paraprofessionals!     My name is Melissa Jackson, I am a Doctoral Candidate at Hunter College in New York City, and I am currently completing my dissertation. I am conducting a research study to ...

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    Call for nominations for DISES 2021 Award Nominate a worthy colleague!! The Division of International Special Education and Services (DISES) seeks nominations for a special award. DISES will recognize a professional who has made a significant ...

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    Are you interested in presenting at DEC this fall but would like some tips about how to create competitive conference proposals? Please consider checking out Dr. Jenna Weglarz-Ward's presentation "Developing Competitive Conference Proposals" on the DECIDE ...

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    You may have seen Hailey Love's post with information and resource links related to the DEC Personnel Preparation Committee's upcoming conference presentation on Monday, January 25th from 4:15-5:15 PM ET.   We invite you to join us as we share information ...

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    The DEC Personnel Preparation Committee (PPC) invites you to attend our DEC Conference session on Monday, January 25 at 4:15pm EST . During this interactive presentation, we will summarize the role of the PPC; highlight personnel preparation needs of ...

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    I am curious if people who are doing poster sessions at this year's conference have some ideas for how they are modifying the way they prepare/deliver this information in the new virtual format.  The templates used in the past may not work in this format ...

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