MLFTC hosts virtual TECBD conference


Meghan Krein

Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College will host its Teacher Educators for Children with Behavior Disorders Conference virtually this year. The annual conference is the premier educational research conference for teacher educators working with children and youth with severe behavioral disorders. To allow for more participation, the 2020 conference will be offered each Tuesday in November, rather than on consecutive days. TECBD Tuesdays are Nov. 3, 10, 17 and 24. 

Dr. Robert B. Rutherford established TECBD in Arizona in 1976 with the mission to disseminate quality research in the field and to help students, educators and university faculty.

“We are really excited to offer the 2020 TECBD conference virtually. We believe it will be an excellent opportunity for anyone who works with challenging kids to gain new knowledge and strategies,” says Heather Griller Clark, TECBD conference director. 

The conference is designed for administrators, teachers, behavior therapists, counselors, researchers and anyone interested in the education of children and youth with emotional and behavioral disorders. This year’s keynote speaker is John Willis Lloyd, Professor Emeritus at University of Virginia Curry School of Education. He will be presenting on “Scientific Rigor, Transparency and Humane Concern.”

The agenda includes workshops, strands and general sessions delivered in a variety of formats. Over 150 topics will be offered, including aggression in schools, restraint and seclusion, autism research and interventions, inclusion, juvenile justice adn the effects and response to COVID-19. 

Registration is: 

  • $35 for attendees and presenters 

  • Free for ASU faculty and students

  • Free (with limited availability) for K–12 teachers and undergraduate students

Register for the TECBD conference