Pennsylvania Department of Education Conference


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March 9-11, 2020


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.

Who should attend -

  • 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



The PDE Conference is designed by the Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network (, 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.


Dennis Cullen PaTTAN - East
Barbara Gilligan PaTTAN - East
Ron Logan PaTTAN - East