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Military Child Education Coalition™. The American Legion Indianapolis – September 20, 2008. MCEC is. A private, non-profit 501c(3) organization Focused on academic & school-related needs of military-connected children – working with ALL services

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military child education coalition

Military Child Education Coalition™

The American Legion

Indianapolis – September 20, 2008

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MCEC is...

  • A private, non-profit 501c(3) organization
  • Focused on academic & school-related needs of military-connected children – working with ALLservices
  • The only COALITION of all communities:
    • Military Installations
    • School Systems
    • Organizations
    • Caring Individuals

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MCEC’s Service for Our Military Children

Professional Development Training

  • Transition Counselor Institute (TCI)™
    • Phase I – School Transitions & Military Life
    • Phase II – Social/Emotional Challenges
    • Phase III – Advanced Applications
  • Special Education Leaders Institute (SELI)™
  • Phase I - Awareness, Policies, Practices, & Communication
  • Phase II - Social/Emotional Needs, Tech Support, Apps
  • Supporting Children of the National Guard and Reserves™
  • Living in the New Normal (LINN)™

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MCEC’s Service for Our Military Children

Innovative Technology

  • www.MilitaryChild.org
  • SchoolQuest
  • “Ask Aunt Peggie”
  • Education Resource Center (ERC)

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Parent-to-Parent

Student-to-Student (S2S) and

Junior Student-to-Student (JS2S)

MCEC’s Service for Our Military Children

Peer-to-Peer Programs

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MCEC’s Service for Our Military Children

Student Scholarship and Early Literacy Initiatives

  • Scholarships
  • Bernard Curtis Brown NASA Space Camp
  • Frances Hesselbein Leadership Program
  • Early Literacy
  • Tell Me a Story
  • Growing, Learning, Understanding (GLU) Kits
  • Sesame Street Collaboration

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MCEC’s Service for Our Military Children

Extensive Research Experience

  • Secondary Education Transition Study (SETS) Resulting in many positive changes in Army’s policies and programs for student transition
  • US Pacific Command Transitional Study
  • Special Needs Transitional Studies I and II
  • Ongoing:
    • Policy and Legislative Research
    • Resources and Response to Families, Communities, and Schools
    • School data research

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MCEC’s Service for Our Military Children

Publications

  • Periodical: On the Move Magazine
  • Pamphlets/Booklets:
    • Chart Your Course Series (Academic Passport, Map & CD)
    • Preparing for the Journey (Birth  2nd Grade)
    • Getting Your Duckling in a Row (K & 1st Grade Reqs.)
    • The Military Parents’ Guide to No Child Left Behind
    • Touching the Hearts of Children Anthology; The Art of Being a Military Child
    • …and more
  • Specialized:
    • Supporting the Children of the Guard & Reserve
    • Deployment Guide: Staying Involved
    • Complete Guide to College Financing & Admissions

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MCEC’s Service for Our Military Children

Networking

Annual Conferences

July 23-25, 2008

“For the Sake of the Child;

For the Good of the World”

The Gaylord Texas Resort & Convention Center

Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas

Just Completed!

July 15-17, 2009

“Celebrate the Star-Spangled Promise”

Sheraton City Center

Philadelphia, PA

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