Pennsylvania Department of Education

Session Dates

Monday February 26th, 2018 12:30PM — 5:00PM

PDE Conference 2018 Making a Difference: Educational Practices That Work!

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. Conference topics include: Reading, Writing, Mathematics, Secondary Transition, Behavior, Autism, Parent Engagement, STEM, Leadership, and Legal Issues.

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.

Credit will be awarded by 1/2 day. Individuals attending this course must arrive on time and stay the duration of the course in order to receive Act 48 Professional Education hours. Requests for exceptions are to be brought to the attention of the individual´s Superintendent or IU Director prior to the course.

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Tom Wolf, Governor


  • Hershey Lodge and Convention Center

Event Type

  • Conferences

Credit Type

  • Act 48 (4 hours)
  • Hours of Instructional Time (4 hours)

Registration Contact

Debra Jordan,, 800-441-3215x7224

Content Contact

Barbara Gilligan,, (800) 441-3215 ext. 7247

Topics Covered

Chapter 14/IDEA


  • Multiple Presenters

Additional Information

Conference attendees may book a room at the Hershey Lodge and Convention Center, Hershey, PA at the conference rate of $129.00 per night. You may book your room at " Lodge)":, or if you prefer to speak to a Reservation Agent, please call the Hershey Lodge Reservation office at 855-729-3108, and ask for the room block for the PaTTAN - PA DEPT OF EDUCATION ANNUAL CONFERENCE, February 25-28, 2018. 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.