CCSS 2015 Highlights

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 The 2015 Creating Connections to Shining Stars Conference was a tremendous success!  Thanks so much to the Planning Workgroup for their efforts to offer high quality professional development to over 485 participants.

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Over 300 people participated in one of eight in-depth preconference workshops.

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 Filmmaker and parent advocate Dan Habib was our inspirational keynote speaker.

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We learned a great deal from presenters who shared their knowledge and expertise.

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A variety of commercial and non-commercial exhibits were available.

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We had five well-attended Lunch and Learn sessions.

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The new conference app was a hit!  And hardly anyone needed help!

IMG_6509 CCSS 2015 App Help

 Thanks to the VAECE Tidewater area affiliates for our decorations and signage!

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 Our session facilitators and other volunteers helped everything go smoothly!

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We recognized retiring VDOE ECSE Coordinator Phyllis Mondak for her commitment to the Creating Connections to Shining Stars Conference and cross-sector professional development efforts.

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Stay tuned for other VCPD professional development opportunities!