2023 Pennsylvania Department of Education (In-Person) Conference

2023 Pennsylvania Department of Education Conference: Attract-Prepare-Retain Opportunities

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Session Dates

Thursday March 02, 2023 2:15 PM - 4:30 PM - Hershey Lodge and Convention Center


Sessions will focus on special education law, assistive technology, autism, paraprofessionals, literacy, MTSS, learning engagement and environment, equity, and Attract-Prepare-Retain.

Participants will be able to:

  • Cite examples of how Pennsylvania entities are attracting and retaining special education personnel.
  • Describe how these career pathways differ from those historically taken.
  • Identify how these pathways will address the needs of today’s potential special education personnel workforce.

Target Audience

General education and special education administrators and teachers, paraprofessionals, school psychologists, professional development staff, and families of students with disabilities are encouraged to attend.

Topics Covered: Special Education Law

Reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate individuals who have special needs as addressed by the Americans with Disabilities Act and who need assistance at this event. Contact: Debra Jordan at (610) 878-7224 or djordan@pattan.net.

Event Info

Event Type:


Credit Type:

Act 48 Clock Hour
Hours of Instructional Time
No credit


Multiple Presenters

Event Contact:


Debra Jordan

Content Contact:

Barbara Gilligan
(800) 441-3215 ext. 7247

Additional Info

By registering for the PDE Conference, you authorize PDE/BSE/PaTTAN to record and edit into the program and related materials your name, likeness, image, voice and participation in and performance on film, tape or otherwise for use in the above program or parts thereof. You agree that the Program may be edited and otherwise altered at the sole discretion of the producer and used in whole or in part for any and all broadcasting, non-broadcasting, audio/visual, and/or exhibition purposes in any manner or media, in perpetuity.

Inclement Weather: The conference will take place rain or shine, regardless of weather conditions.