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Ramapo College to Host New Jersey Council for Exceptional Children (NJCEC) Spring Conference on March 18

(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)February 26, 2013

(MAHWAH, NJ) – On Monday, March 18, Ramapo College will host the New Jersey Council for Exceptional Children (NJCEC) Spring Conference in conjunction with the Teacher Education Program and the School of Social Science and Human Services. This event,  “Assessment and You,” will run from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Featured at the conference will be keynote speaker Dr. Roberta Whole, Assistant Professor at Fairleigh Dickinson University’s School of Education. Dr. Wohle is also the former New Jersey Director of Special Education.

In addition to the keynote address, numerous breakout sessions regarding assessment are included.  Hot topics to be discussed include the following:  CCSS/PARCC A Major Educational Change, which focuses on The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) assessment, new technology advances with Smart Boards and I-Pad’s, App resources, strategies to work with children with special needs including Autism, Tourettes Syndrome and others, transition planning, preparing special education students for college, early childhood strategies, brain based learning, and so much more.  Also, a continental breakfast and lunch will be served.

The New Jersey Council for Exceptional Children (NJCEC) is the state representative of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), the largest international professional organization dedicated to improving the educational success of individuals with disabilities and/or gifts and talents. CEC advocates for appropriate governmental policies, sets professional standards, provides professional development, advocates for individuals with exceptionalities, and helps professionals obtain conditions and resources necessary for effective professional practice.

To register, visit http://assessmentandyou.eventbrite.com. Registration fees are $60 for parents, $90 for CEC members, $100 for non-members and $25 for students. For additional details, visit www.njcec.org. For any questions or further information, please email newjerseycec@gmail.com.

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About Ramapo College

Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The comprehensive college is situated among the beautiful Ramapo Mountains, is within commuting distance to New York City, was named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and boasts the best on-campus housing in New Jersey per Niche.com.

Ramapo College provides its students with individualized attention, mentorship, and supports; hands-on learning; and a range of opportunities for service and leadership development. Its graduation and retention rates exceed national averages and it places approximately 1,000 students per year in internships in New York City. The College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice; is recognized as the state’s top college on the list of Best Disability Schools by Great Value Colleges; is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools; and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others.  

Ramapo College’s over 40,000 alumni are the confident, intellectually curious, self-aware, and humble people who are highly sought after and who make a positive impact at local, national, and global levels.  Ramapo College is distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by CollegesofDistinction.com. Every student at Ramapo is enrolled in its unique and award winning Pathways Program which equips and empowers students, across the continuum of their academic career, to secure internships, pursue graduate/professional school, and/or enter the job market. 

Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Applied Mathematics, Business Administration, Contemporary Instructional Design, Computer Science, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a Doctor of Nursing Practice.

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