2023 Safe and Supportive Learning Environments: Prevention Before the Crisis Summit

12. Attract Prepare Retain: Working Together to Develop Future Special Educators

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Session Dates

Wednesday August 16, 2023 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM - PaTTAN - CENTRAL

The Pennsylvania Department of Education has dedicated high leverage practices and expertise to successfully Attract, Prepare, and Retain talented professionals into the rewarding world of instruction. Building a well-rounded team is critical to navigate all of the twists and turns that can happen in any given school day. Specific talking points within this session, will detail the intricate partnership of all classroom supports and how tactics of Applied Behavior Analysis may be used to effectively diffuse escalating situations and maximize instructional opportunities. Special attention and spotlights will be dedicated to the successful partnering of our para-educators and their immeasurable talent in keeping students engaged to make the most of every instructional moment.

Target Audience

Suggested participants include the following:

  • Administrators
  • Educators, including early childhood educators
  • Behavioral specialists (school counselors, school psychologists, special educators)
  • Behavioral and mental health providers
  • Emotional Support teachers
  • Emotional Support paraprofessionals
  • Parents/families

Topics Covered: Behavior

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: Tina Rife, at 717-901-2251, or trife@pattan.net.

Event Info

Event Type:



Dr. Kathryn Poggi

Event Contact:


Tina Rife

Content Contact:

Chanda Telleen

Additional Info

A list of nearby hotel locations can be found here: PaTTAN Central Information
Note: You are responsible for securing and paying for your own lodging. Room blocks with discounted rates have not been reserved.