What do we do?
The primary role of the Council of Educators is to provide public educators with quality training events on disability law issues. Each fall, we hold a conference on Section 504 and a Dyslexia Conference addressing the Texas Dyslexia law. Both of these events are held in Austin, Texas. These are informative and fun conferences, with fabulous general sessions, interesting breakout sessions, lots of time for questions and answers, and a great opportunity to network with other educators. If you can't join us in Austin, we also provide customized training events for individual campuses, school districts or systems, and state departments of education.
How can we keep up during a time of social distancing?
We're working on several solutions. Go to the webinar training and distance learning page to see our plans for customized, live-stream distance learning for your staff wherever they might be. We're also building our capacity to provide in-house webinars to keep you up to speed.
And when conference time rolls around in the Fall?
If you have never attended a CESD Conference, you’ve missed a lot. Speakers are chosen from attorneys and practitioners who know their stuff (and can entertain as well as inform). Each speaker is required to prepare written materials that are included in a notebook that each participant takes home. So, even if you don’t see all of the sessions, you have all of the materials. Folks tell us that they utilize the notebook throughout the year to help answer their questions.