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Over the past 40+ years, the Association for Compensatory Educators of Texas has helped 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.
News and Highlights
*New* Letter from our President, Julie McGuire
On behalf of the (ACET) Association for Compensatory Educators of Texas Executive Board and Program Planning Committee I would like to invite you to join us at the 2017 ACET Fall Conference.....Read more here
*New* Letter from our Executive Director:
Greetings ACET Members:
I was so pleased with the turnout at the Spring ACET conference! We had over 800 people registered and according to the evaluations, we provided very worthwhile sessions.
Now is the time to begin thinking about the awesome Fall ACET conference. It will take place in Houston at the Westin Galleria on October 23rd and 24th. Cost for the conference will be $365. A general outline of times is found under upcoming conferences.
The two day conference will be preceded by a pre-conference, the New Directors’ Academy, on Sunday, October 22nd at an extra cost of $75. Pre-registration for this session is required and you will register for it as you go through the registration process.
TEA will again be heavily involved in the presentations. We are currently working with them to determine the session topics. These should be posted after August 15th when we finalize the conference schedule. We are also interested in having you present your Best Practices. Forms for becoming a presenter will be posted on the website under upcoming conferences. If you are interested in submitting a presentation, please do so before August 7th.
Room reservations will again be attached to the registration process. Registration will open on July 10th.
Deadlines for regular registration, refunds, and cancellation of registration with/without refunds will be posted on the registration page.
We hope to see all of you at the October conference in Houston.
Letter from our President-Elect:
Dear ACET Membership:
I wanted to send a reminder to all of you that our next conference is planned for this upcoming fall, October 23-24, 2017, in Houston, Texas. We will be offering a Sunday pre-conference session for New Directors on October 22, 2017 beginning at 1:00 p.m. The conference will be at the Houston Westin Galleria Hotel. The conference theme is: “ESSA About Time”.
We are hoping to have registration open in July, as well as targeting, July 1st as our date to have “Presenter Proposals” ready for completion. The proposals will be due August 10, 2017. I encourage you to check our site for the upcoming details and to submit a proposal for your best practices.
On behalf of ACET, I look forward to seeing you there.
2017 Scholarship Awards:
Congratulations to all of our 2017 Student and Adult Scholarship winners! The list of winners are posted here.
ACET 2017 Spring Conference - Note from our Executive Director
I hope you had the opportunity to attend the 2017 Spring ACET conference in Austin. We had a great conference with over 750 attendees and a strong conference program.
We want to extend our Thanks to Deputy Commissioner for Governance AJ Crabill for his engaging opening session. His speech set the tone for the rest of the conference. We also want to extend our appreciation for the other members of the Texas Education Staff who presented at the conference. As always, the information they bring to the conference is of great benefit to us as we close out this year and prepare for next year.
In addition to the Texas Education Staff, we had the Washington update brought to us by Ms. Noelle Ellerson Ng from AASA and as always she did a wonderful job of keeping us informed about what is happening on the hill.
With 44 presentations offered, we had a wide coverage of most of the areas you direct across the state. Copies of the power points or handouts that have been given to us are posted on this website. If you registered for the conference, please feel free to review the presentations you may have missed utilizing the handouts provided.
If you missed the choir from McCallum High School under the director of Allison Tucker, you truly missed a wonderful presentation. This is an award winning choir and we were privileged to have them with us.
Also, we want to thank our exhibitors for this conference. A list of these exhibitors can be found on the website as well. (www.acetx.org/highlights_sp17)
Other information that you might enjoy reviewing is our list of scholarship winners and the list of retirees which are on the website as well (to be posted soon).
Our next adventure will take us to Houston on October 23rd and 24th. Registration for this conference will open sometime in July so be sure to watch the website for that information.
We hope to see everyone at the Westin Galleria in the Fall!
ACET Executive Director
ACET 2017 Spring Conference - Evaluation and Certificate of Participation
Thank to all who attended the 2017 Spring Conference in Austin, Texas this past week.
All attendees will be receiving an email with a conference evaluation.
After completing the evaluation a certificate of participation will be accessible for printing.
ACET 2017 Fall Conference Announced
Our next conference will be held in the city of Houston in the month of October.
Check back for updates and more information.