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The “D” in the CEEDAR Center title stands for Development. The development of effective educators (see last month’s feature) does not happen by chance—it requires carefully crafted opportunities to learn with guidance and feedback. Furthermore, teacher development should extend beyond the pre-service training program and continue throughout the career. CEEDAR Center staff members describe this concept as O(TL)2, or "opportunities to learn for teachers and leaders." To help facilitate this process...
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The CEEDAR Center has publicly released our first five partnerships. We have thoroughly enjoyed the preliminary steps of working with these states and look forward to our continued partnerships.
CEEDAR CEC Presentation Schedule
CEEDAR Center staff members are hosting various panel discussions and presentations at this year's Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) Convention and Expo. Click here to see the schedule.
Specific interests steer some researchers while they are in college. Professors in graduate school heavily influence others. Family members also push individuals in certain directions. However, an impersonal, steel Quonset hut behind a vocational school forged James McLeskey’s academic identity.

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CEEDAR partner scan
The special education community and the CEEDAR Center lost a revered colleague, Janette Klingner. The University of Colorado Boulder School of Education shared this in memoriam.
AACTE announced a webinar series on the Common Core State Standards during the month of April. Click here to learn more.
The Senate HELP Committee had a hearing on teacher preparation with a focus on ensuring a quality teacher in every classroom. The archive and transcripts of statements are available here.
The National Center on Intensive Intervention will lead a strand at the CEC Convention and Expo. Learn more about the sessions.
The CEEDAR Center staff and collaborators will be out in force at the CEC Convention and Expo. Take a look at the list on our website.
American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting April 3-7, 2014. Read more here.
Council for Exceptional Children Convention & Expo April 9-12, 2014. Read more here.
OSEPAIR American Institutes for ResearchThe University of Kansas School of EducationThe Council of Chief State School Officers
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