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Over the past 40 years, the Association for Compensatory Educators of Texas has helped thousands of educators provide programs for educationally disadvantaged children in Texas. ACET is committed to insure that all children from Texas reach the pinnacle of success.
Wow! What a great turnout for the ACET 2014 Fall Conference. Thank you ACET members for making this fall conference a big success and memorable experience! Members from all 20 regions were in attendance and helped push the attendance figure to 350. The Corpus Christi Omni Hotel was a great host and everyone seemed to enjoy the meeting room spaces as well as the downtown/seawall location. A big “THANK YOU” goes out to all of our presenters, general, focus and best practices concurrent session speakers who presented useful and interesting topics. As usual, all of the sessions were well attended and no big surprise was the New Directors Academy turnout which was over 150 – that’s a lot of new directors in the state! Keynotes by Ervin Knezek and Steven Spillan were very well received and of course we really appreciate TEA for sending their best headed up by Anita Villarreal and Nora Hancock and Cory Green as well as some new faces to the ACET Conference scene. We also appreciate our exhibitors and sponsors TECS, Educational Technology, Pearson and Thinking Maps who make the special effort to attend our conferences and make their products and services available to our members.
The ACET 2014 Spring Conference will be held in Austin, April 7-9, 2015. With the many new anticipated 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 next April!
The ACET Program Planning Committee has met and chosen presentations for the 2014 Fall Conference. This is shaping up to be a very informative conference.
The list of presentations includes:
ACET General Sessions will also feature:
Detailed information and schedules will be posted on the Conference pages.
The federal government General Services Administration (GSA) has released the new Per Diem and Lodging Rate schedules that are effective October 1, 2014. These new rates will affect the ACET Fall conference single rate at the Corpus Christi Omni Bayfront Hotel and conference overflow hotels that ACET has agreements with whose rates are tied to the federal (GSA) Per Diem Lodging Rate schedule. Please note that reservations (single room) made at the Omni Bayfront Hotel will be subject to the GSA rate change and will increase from $97.00 to $103.00 per night.
The ACET Fall Conference web pages will be activated beginning the week of July 14. The Fall Conference, scheduled for Wednesday, October 8 thru Friday, October 10, will be located at the Omni Bayfront Hotel. The city of Corpus Christi and the Omni Bayfront Hotel have played hosts to our fall conference on multiple occasions with the last conference there occurring in 2011. The Omni Bayfront is considered a downtown hotel but it is also just across the street from the seawall harbor area with restaurants and recreation activities. The conference is sure to be a great one and new directors will be happy to know that the New Director’s Academy will be back by popular demand! See you in Corpus Christi.
If you are one of the 20 ACET 2014 Scholarship winners this is the time to begin working with your college or university so that you can access your scholarship award for the fall semester. Two important items to remember are that in order for ACET to disburse a check to your institution of higher learning we must have an enrollment verification and the address of the department that works with your scholarship funding (usually the college’s financial aid office).