Important Notice from President-Elect Julia Willett Weekly Regarding Upcoming Spring Conference
Dear ACET Members:
I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for your registration to our upcoming ACET Spring Conference and point out a few changes that you will want to plan for as you make your final travel arrangements. First of all, please note that lunch will be “on your own” for all three days of the conference. Furthermore, Thursday and Friday, we will have an early Continental Breakfast; however, on Wednesday, continental breakfast will be served at the 10 a.m. break (7-8 a.m. will be coffee and drinks). At the Wednesday evening hospitality hour, we will also be serving finger foods.
We are trying something a little different this year with our General Session #3 being devoted to honoring our membership, announcing scholarship winners and holding a business meeting. We are going to deem Thursday as “Crazy Socks Day”, and I hope you will find lots of opportunities to tweet good things about our conference line up through #2017ACETSPRINGCONF.
I hope you will enjoy the changes to our conference. I am super excited about it. Our program planning team has an awesome line up of speakers and presenters that we feel like are going to benefit all of our expertise.
This conference theme is: “Accepting challenges as education transitions: We're all in this together.” I look forward to meeting you in Austin and spending three days of learning and networking. Don’t forget your socks!
Julia Willett-Weekly, ACET President-elect
Federal & State Program Director,
Ector County ISD,
Hotel bookings for ACET 2017 Spring Conference
ACET has established a new procedure for booking rooms at the conference host hotel which requires members to register for the conference prior to booking a hotel room. Instead of finding the hotel link on the website, a link will be included in your conference registration confirmation email.
Rooms are reserved at a reduced rate only with our guarantee that a certain number of rooms will be booked. The organization is responsible to pay for those rooms that go unused. In the past we have had rooms booked for members who did not come to the conference thus costing the organization money. It also makes it difficult to determine the required number of rooms and future conferences may end up with fewer rooms available in the host hotel.
Everyone wins if we are all aware of and considerate of these issues. Thank you for your understanding.
Register and book early – conference registration opens on January 10, 2017
! Here is the link to the registration page
2017 Spring Conference - Update
We’re excited to announce that the 2017 Spring Conference registration will open on Tuesday, January 10th. You will find all related information on the Upcoming Conference webpage
including a conference registration link. Our host hotel this year will again be the Austin Renaissance Hotel; however, unlike previous conferences, to book a room under the ACET special conference rate, members must first register for the conference. The member will receive a conference registration confirmation email with a personalized Renaissance reservation link embedded in the email. This hotel reservation process will also apply to our exhibitors, except that the exhibitor registration will be found on the exhibitor web page. Please NOTE: The ACET Conference Rate at the Renaissance will NOT be available thru the Marriott/Renaissance phone reservation system.
We’re looking forward to another successful conference and look forward to seeing you all there!
2017 Spring Conference Presenter Proposals Now Being Accepted
If you, your school, your school district, or ESC has a program or service delivery model that you would consider a "best practice" we encourage you to submit a Presenter Proposal form for our 2017 Spring Conference. Breakout sessions are scheduled for both Wednesday, April 19 and Thursday, April 20. We're all in the "helping" business so please help by sharing what you do that has proven to be effective in improving your classroom, school, or district! Please click this link to download a copy of the form. (Submission deadline is February 10, 2017). Read more ....
President's Message Posted
On behalf of the (ACET) Association for Compensatory Educators of Texas Executive Board welcome to the ACET website. The ACET Program Planning Committee is working purposefully and enthusiastically to plan a spring conference that will offer a wealth of information as we transition to the Every Student Succeeds Act. This semi-annual event has consistently brought together hundreds of State and Federal Program administrators who are committed to improving our schools and ensuring that our students are career and college ready. This year is no exception. Read more.....
Scholarship Applications Announced
The applications for 2017 scholarships are now available on the scholarship page. www.acetx.org/scholarship2017.
Important Due Dates
February 10th - Postmark deadline for ACET Scholarship Applications to be sent to Regional Directors
March 3nd - Postmark deadline for Regional finalist applications to be sent to State Scholarship Chairman
April 19th-21st - Announcement of ACET scholarship recipients at conference
What a great turnout for the ACET 2016 Fall Conference in Dallas. Thank you ACET members for making our fall conference a big success! Once again, members from all 20 regions were in attendance and helped to push the attendance figure to over 350. The Dallas Sheraton Hotel was a great host and everyone seemed to enjoy the meeting room spaces and guest room accommodations. A big “THANK YOU” goes out to all of our presenters, both general and best practices breakout session speakers who presented very relevant, meaningful, and interesting topics. As usual, all of the sessions were very well attended. Our luncheon keynote speaker, Cindy Moss, was outstanding and of course we really appreciate TEA for sending their best! Please be sure to check the presentations page on our website to review presentation files that most all of our presenters have made available to us (must be logged in to view these files). We also appreciate our exhibitors and sponsors 806 Technologies, School Status, and Discovery Education who make the special effort to attend our conferences and make their products and services available to our members.
The ACET 2017 Spring Conference will be held in Austin, April 19-21. With the many new developments affecting federal programs administration in our state, we expect this conference to be one that’s full of new information and one you won’t want to miss. See you in Austin in April!