Pennsylvania Department of Education Conference


Making a Difference: Educational Practices That Work!

 

March 9-11, 2020


The Pennsylvania Department of Education has been monitoring developments over the weekend, including the recent announcement of two new presumptive positive cases of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Pa. With over 1200 individuals anticipated to be in attendance during the course of four days, PDE is acting in an abundance of caution and is cancelling this specific event. We apologize for the inconvenience.  Further information will be forthcoming regarding the process for reimbursement.  Please continue to view the website for updates.


Update 3.11.20:

Dear PDE Conference Registrants,

We appreciate your patience as we work through the details of the conference cancellation process.

PaTTAN is in the process of refunding conference registration fees. No paperwork is needed from registrants at this time. PaTTAN will be issuing a check directly to the individual, school district, intermediate unit, or other organization that paid the registration fee.

Should you have questions regarding this process, please contact PaTTAN at
ConferenceBilling@pattankop.net
Thank you.

 

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Update 3.9.20:

Dear PDE Conference Registrants,

We appreciate your patience as we work through the details of the conference cancellation process.

  • If your school district, intermediate unit, or other organization paid your registration fee, PaTTAN will work directly with them to refund the fees.
  • If you paid your own registration, you may have to fill out a W-9 form in order to be reimbursed. PaTTAN will be contacting you and providing you with the necessary form.
  • If you made lodging arrangements through the conference block, you do not need to cancel your reservation. You should not receive any late cancellation charges. If you are billed for late charges, please contact PaTTAN at ConferenceBilling@pattankop.net

Should you have questions regarding this process, please contact PaTTAN at ConferenceBilling@pattankop.net

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Update 3.8.20:
If you made a lodging reservation within the conference block at the Hershey Lodge, Hotel Hershey, or Comfort Inn, your lodging will be automatically cancelled. If you made a lodging reservation outside of the conference block, you are responsible for cancelling your lodging.

  

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Join Pennsylvania’s educators for the Bureau of Special Education’s signature event.

This annual statewide conference offers an opportunity to learn and engage with nationally-recognized presenters, as well as colleagues from across the state, highlighting effective instructional strategies and interventions designed to make an educational difference for all students.


Why You Should Attend –

  • Admission to over 40 sessions packed with information from over 20 nationally-renowned speakers.
  • Access to over 50 vendors exhibiting new resources, technology, and services for you and your students.
  • An opportunity to view over 60 poster presentations that highlight effective practices used by local educational agencies and 
  • programs throughout the state.
  • A forum for meeting and talking with Pennsylvania Bureau of Special Education Director Carole Clancy, and Assistant Director Amy Pastorak, as well as BSE advisors.


Who Attends?

 
  • General education and special education administrators and teachers

  • ‚ÄčCareer and technical education administrators and teachers

  • Preschool administrators and teachers

  • Related service providers

  • School psychologists

  • Paraprofessionals

  • Higher education faculty

  • Professional development staff

  • Families of students with disabilities

 

The PDE Conference is designed by the Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network (www.pattan.net), whose mission is to support the efforts and initiatives of the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s Bureau of Special Education, and to build the capacity of local educational agencies to serve students who receive special education services.

 
 

Consultants

- Office Lead
- State Lead
Dennis Cullen PaTTAN - East
Barbara Gilligan PaTTAN - East