2018 PA Community on Transition Conference - Planning Today for a Winning Tomorrow
2018 PA Community on Transition Pre-Conference - Planning Today for a Winning Tomorrow
The vision of the PA Community on Transition is that all Pennsylvania youth and young adults with disabilities will successfully transition to the role of productive, participating adult citizens. Youth will be empowered to recognize their talents, strengths, and voice and have equal access to resources that promote full participation to the communities of their choice.
The primary purpose of the conference is to expand the capacity of schools, agencies, and communities, in partnership with youth, young adults and families, in promoting the successful transition of youth/young adults with disabilities to post-school outcomes of employment, post-secondary education and training, community participation and healthy lifestyles. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about effective practices to assist youth/young adults with disabilities to explore possibilities, to take advantage of their opportunities, and to actively advocate for their future.
2018 Special Education Leadership Summer Academy-Leading Special Education: Every Student Succeeds
This year’s PA Community on Transition Pre-Conference is designed as two closed sessions for professional development and interdisciplinary dialogue. Session one, Secondary Transition Updates, is designed for targeted secondary transition educational consultants from PaTTAN and our statewide Intermediate Units. Session two, OVR Conference Kickoff!, is designed for targeted staff from the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR).
Great Start in Early Intervention: Focus on Young Children with Sensory Impairments and TBI
The Special Education Leadership Summer Academy is designed to increase the knowledge and skills that are vital for special education leaders. The role of a special education leader requires establishing and maintaining a balance between managing compliance and leading improvement. This conference offers a variety of sessions for novice and veteran leaders of special education. Several sessions offer content in both compliance and leadership, and provide administrators with timely topics to help support their efforts in providing effective programs and services for students with disabilities.
Pennsylvania Computer Science for All Summit
The Great Start conference focuses on topics of interest to those living and working with children with sensory impairments and traumatic brain injury, birth through age 6.
As one of the fastest growing sectors in Pennsylvania’s economy, there are 18,000+ unfilled computer science jobs with an average salary of $80,000 and a projected growth of up to 26% annually. To help meet this career demand and fill the gap, Pennsylvania, under the leadership of Governor Tom Wolf and Secretary Pedro Rivera, is working to create and offer opportunities for every learner in computer science. Over the past year, more than 1,300 educators were trained to utilize computer science resources from Code.org, Pennsylvania’s State Board of Education voluntarily endorsed the Computer Science Teachers Association K-12 Computer Science Standards, and Governor Wolf become a leading member of the Governor’s for Computer Science Initiative. The Pennsylvania Computer Science for All Summit is being coordinated to offer educators, school leaders, and stakeholders the opportunity to expand their knowledge and skillset so they can support and provide students with computer science experiences.