2023 Pennsylvania Department of Education (In-Person) Conference

49. Developing Future Special Educators: Forging the Pathway to Tomorrow's Special Education Careers

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Session Dates

Friday March 03, 2023 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM - Hershey Lodge and Convention Center


Attracting the educators of tomorrow to the field of special education through authentic experiential learning opportunities is the purpose of the Developing Future Special Educators Grant. Join this panel of grantees (local education agencies, institutes of higher education, and students) from across Pennsylvania, as they unpack their unique implementation journeys and share their stories of advancing future special education personnel by increasing the interest and knowledge of secondary and post-secondary students in this diverse and rewarding career pathway towards effecting positive outcomes for students with disabilities. This session will culminate with details and information on how your school entity can forge its own path in creating the special educators of tomorrow through your work today.

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:



Christine Moon

Event Contact:

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.