Special Education Conference 2016 Special Education Conference 2016

Date: October 24-25, 2016
Location: Kalahari Resort and Convention Center, Wisconsin Dells, WI



The Special Education Conference (SEC) will be held at the Kalahari Convention Center in Wisconsin Dells, WI on October 24 and 25, 2016. SEC will offer over 25 sessions plus keynote and feature speakers, that will appeal to regular and special educators working with students with disabilities! This is an excellent opportunity to learn technology, teaching strategies, IEP development, new initiatives, best practices and get relevant, current special education information at one conference!  

Keynote Speaker Monday, October 24, 2016

Steven L. Layne serves as Professor of Literacy Education at Judson University in Elgin, IL, where he directs the university’s masters and doctoral programs in Literacy Education.  Dr. Layne’s research and writing focus on the affective domain as well as on public speaking.  He is a fifteen-year veteran of public education—serving as a classroom teacher in grades two, three, five, six, seven, and eight. 

Dr. Layne is a respected literacy consultant, motivational keynote speaker, and featured author who works with large numbers of educators and children during school visits and at conferences held throughout the world each year.  His work has been recognized with awards for outstanding contributions to the fields of educational research, teaching, and writing from organizations such as USA Today newspaper, The Milken Family Foundation, The National Council of Teachers of English, and the International Reading Association. 

Dr. Layne has authored 27 books including multiple award-winning titles in both the picture book and young adult genres including his beloved classic—The Teachers’ Night before Christmas, the teen thriller This Side of Paradise and the heartwarming picture book Love the Baby.  Dr. Layne’s first professional book for educators, Igniting a Passion for Reading:  Successful Strategies for Building Lifetime Readers was released in 2010 to wide acclaim.  Newer titles include the YA novel Paradise Lost, the picture book Stay with Sister, and a new edition of his bestselling gift book Life’s Literacy Lessons:  Poems and Stories for Teachers. In February of 2015, Dr. Layne’s newest professional book—In Defense of Read-Aloud—was released.  He lives with his wife Debbie—who is an elementary principal—their four children:  Grayson, Victoria, Jackson and Candace + one very adorable 65 lb. collie named Shelby in St. Charles, Illinois.


Regular Pricing

Participant $279.00
Full Time Student $200.00
Presenter $279.00
Lunch (Mon Oct 24, 2016) - Hot Open Faced Turkey Sandwich - Seasoned with aromatics, roasted and accompanied by savory garlic mashed potatoes, turkey gravy and chef’s choice vegetable. Choice of Coffee or tea. $15.00

*Registration fees are non-refundable. Registrant substitutions may be made without an additional registration fee.

*Credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, and Discover) are the accepted form of payment for registration. CESA 11 will appear on your credit card statement. Vendor address for prior approval purposes: CESA #11, 225 Ostermann Drive, Turtle Lake, WI 54889. For any questions contact info@edevents.org.