I'm only months away from getting to be a special education teacher! As good of a job as Northern State University did, I still have a lot to learn! That's why I was so over-the-moon excited when I was told that our CEC club (the group for special education teachers) was giving me, and another CEC officer the opportunity to go to the national conference!! It's such an amazing learning experience, and I couldn't pick a better time in my life for this opportunity to come at!
This is a 4 day conference in St. Louis where they have different speakers and workshops going on in multiple lecture halls all day. This may not sound very exciting, but trust me, 4 days is not enough time to get to experience as much as I would like!! I'll get to learn about new discoveries and research studies for different disabilities, new strategies for working with kids, interventions that I can use in the classroom, and so much more! AND our keynote speaker for the whole conference is Temple Grandin, who is an education idol of mine!! This means that I'm not only preparing myself better for my first year of teaching, but I'm also getting the opportunity to meet one of my favorite leading advocates for special education!! :)
CEC is paying for part of my trip to St. Louis, but I'm still short about $500. This may seem like a lot, but this is more than just a donation for me to take a trip, it's an investment that will keep giving as I use the information I receive at the conference to make the difference in my kids' lives!
Regardless of whether or not you are able to donate, thank you so much for taking the time to read through my fundraiser! :) Have a beautiful day!!