Pennsylvania Department of Education Conference

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Registration is Open!

March 2-4, 2022

One Event, Two Experiences

 

The 2022 PDE Conference will be offered in a hybrid format - in person at the Hershey Lodge and Convention Center or online through ChimeLive.

Choose the option that's right for you, your school, or your district.

 

Attend Virtually

Attend In Person

Access to live sessions by more than 25 nationally renowned speakers.

$125
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Access to all live sessions PLUS:

  • an Exhibit Hall with Coffee House

  • a Poster Session with P2G Recognition Ceremony

  • a Meet & Greet with BSE Director Carole Clancy

  • fun evening activities

  • a plated luncheon and daily refreshments 

$225
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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.

 

#MakingADifferenceInPA

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APR-Logo_5-21_HRes-(1).pngThe 2022 PDE Conference will feature sessions on Attracting, Preparing, and Retaining Special Education Personnel.

The Pennsylvania Department of Education’s Bureau of Special Education is excited to kick-off the Attract, Prepare, and Retain (APR) initiative at this year’s annual conference to bring forward the BSE’s commitment to increase and diversify qualified special education professionals in the field. The conference will highlight state and national initiatives to address the critical issues facing Local Education Agencies regarding the attraction, preparation, and retainment of special education personnel.

Come prepared to engage in conversations about the innovative strategies and supports that will be available for the 2022-2023 school year, along with long-term initiatives and statewide plans to address this crisis. Featured sessions will include:​

  • Lunchtime Keynote with Carole Clancy, BSE Director and Laurie VanderPloeg, Former OSEP Director and Current CEC Associate Executive Director of Professional Affairs

  • Frontline Perspectives: Attracting, Preparing, and Retaining Special Education Personnel - A panel discussion

  • Unified Champion Schools:  Bringing School Communities Together Through Meaningful Inclusion - Including the rollout of an LEA APR Toolkit

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Why You Should Attend -

 


What You Need to Know -
 

 

Who Attends?

 
  • General education and special education administrators and teachers

  • Career 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 receiving special education and related services

 

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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