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2018 Special Education Leadership Summer Academy-Leading Special Education: Every Student Succeeds


Monday July 16th, 2018 thru Thursday July 19th, 2018
Location: Bedford Springs Conference Center Map  2138 Business Route 220 Bedford, PA  15522
Description:

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.


      Scheduled Date(s)/Time(s):  
7/16/2018  1:00PM-4:30PM  Registration begins at 10:00
7/17/2018  8:15AM-4:30PM  Registration begins at 8:00
7/18/2018  8:00AM-4:30PM  Registration begins at 7:45
7/19/2018  8:15AM-11:30AM  Registration begins at 8:00
      Location: Bedford Springs Conference Center Map  2138 Business Route 220 Bedford, PA  15522
      Session: 31527   Instructor(s): Multiple Presenters
      Session Contact: Debbie Parra @ 800-441-3215x7242   Email:dparra@pattan.net
      Extra Cost/Credit info:   Individuals attending this workshop must arrive on time and stay the duration of the workshop in order to receive Act 48 Professional Education hours.
      Payment Instructions:   Full registration fee is required by each participant regardless of number of days planning to attend. Early-bird Registration fee: $225 (registration and payment must be received by 4:00 p.m., June 29, 2018). Regular Registration fee: $275 (All registrations and payments must be received by 4:00 pm, July 6, 2018). Payment may be made with check, cash, or purchase order; credit cards will not be accepted. Make checks payable to MCIU 23/PaTTAN and send to Debbie Parra, PaTTAN, 333 Technology Drive Malvern, PA 19355
      Special Instructions:   Early-bird Registration fee: $225 (registration and payment must be received by 4:00 p.m., June 29, 2018). Regular Registration fee: $275 (All registrations and payments must be received by 4:00 pm, July 6, 2018). Payment may be made with check, cash, or purchase order; credit cards will not be accepted. Make checks payable to MCIU 23/PaTTAN and send to Debbie Parra, PaTTAN, 333 Technology Drive Malvern, PA 19355 Registration Cancellations: If you are unable to attend the Academy, you must cancel your registration by 4:00 p.m. July 6, 2018 to receive a refund. Cancellations after that date and no shows will be charged the full registration fee. To cancel your registration or to ask general registration questions, contact Debbie Parra at 800-441-3215 ext. 7242 or dparra@pattan.net. Information and handouts can be found at https://tinyurl.com/SpecEdLeadership-Academy
     

This session registers you for the entire conference. Act 48 clock hours will be awarded by 1/2 day. You will automatically be registered for the keynote and mandatory sessions for each day you choose to attend. Please make sure to choose the breakout sessions you wish to attend on each day before clicking on the "Register" button.

 
 
Registration Fee   : $275.00  

      Scheduled Date(s)/Time(s):  
7/16/2018  1:00PM-4:30PM  Registration begins at 10:00
      Location: Bedford Springs Conference Center Map  2138 Business Route 220 Bedford, PA  15522
      Session: 31528   Instructor(s): Multiple Presenters
      Session Contact: Debbie Parra @ 800-441-3215x7242   Email:dparra@pattan.net
      Extra Cost/Credit info:   Individuals attending this workshop must arrive on time and stay the duration of the workshop in order to receive Act 48 Professional Education hours.
      Payment Instructions:   Full registration fee is required by each participant regardless of number of days planning to attend. Early-bird Registration fee: $225 (registration and payment must be received by 4:00 p.m., June 29, 2018) Regular Registration fee: $275 (All registrations and payments must be received by 4:00 pm, July 6, 2018). Payment may be made with check, cash, or purchase order; credit cards will not be accepted. Make checks payable to MCIU 23/PaTTAN and send to Debbie Parra, PaTTAN, 333 Technology Drive Malvern, PA 19355
      Special Instructions:   Early-bird Registration fee: $225 (registration and payment must be received by 4:00 p.m., June 29, 2018) Regular Registration fee: $275 (All registrations and payments must be received by 4:00 pm, July 6, 2018). Payment may be made with check, cash, or purchase order; credit cards will not be accepted. Make checks payable to MCIU 23/PaTTAN and send to Debbie Parra, PaTTAN, 333 Technology Drive Malvern, PA 19355 Registration Cancellations: If you are unable to attend the Academy, you must cancel your registration by 4:00 p.m. July 6, 2018 to receive a refund. Cancellations after that date and no shows will be charged the full registration fee. To cancel your registration or to ask general registration questions, contact Debbie Parra at 800-441-3215 ext. 7242 or dparra@pattan.net.
     

This session will focus on the importance of building and sustaining relationships with students and families. There will also be two concurrent presentations. One will provide an update on implementation of the state’s ESSA plan, including next steps in the transition to Pennsylvania’s new school accountability system and the other will explore a blueprint for authentic engagement written entirely by stakeholders, which includes tools that are ready-to-use in your work.

Objectives

Participants who attend this day of the Academy will:

  1. Describe strategies for building and sustaining relationships with students and families over time.
  2. Demonstrate how ESSA impacts Pennsylvania.
  3. Identify 3 landmark changes that broke new ground in the education of students with disabilities.

Target Audience

New and aspiring special education leaders; Veteran special education leaders; Anyone responsible for providing leadership to those who work with students with disabilities

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.

 
 
         
         
 
 
      Scheduled Date(s)/Time(s):  
7/16/2018  3:00PM-4:30PM
      Location: Bedford Springs Conference Center Map  2138 Business Route 220 Bedford, PA  15522
      Session: 31606   Instructor(s): Adam Schott
     

On January 16, 2018, the United States Department of Education approved the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s (PDE) ESSA Consolidated State Plan, the state’s most comprehensive federal education blueprint in recent history. The plan was shaped by the guiding principles of transparency, equity, and innovation, and underscores the commonwealth’s commitment to creating more balanced and comprehensive school progress measures, reducing testing time, and supporting educators and students. Hear an update on implementation of the state’s ESSA plan, including next steps in the transition to Pennsylvania’s new school accountability system.

 
 
 
      Scheduled Date(s)/Time(s):  
7/16/2018  3:00PM-4:30PM
      Location: Bedford Springs Conference Center Map  2138 Business Route 220 Bedford, PA  15522
      Session: 31609   Instructor(s): Joanne Cashman, Ed.D.,
     

Sometimes the most well researched and carefully implemented strategies just don´t “stick.” What accounts for disconnect we often see between research and practice? What might make a difference? Over 15 years, 50 national organizations came together to address common challenges through the IDEA Partnership at the National Association of State Directors of Special Education (NASDSE). The lived experience of their members led to a focus on the human side of practice change. In this session, we will explore Leading by Convening (LbC), a blueprint for authentic engagement written entirely by stakeholders, which includes tools that are ready-to-use in your work.

 
 
 

      Scheduled Date(s)/Time(s):  
7/17/2018  8:15AM-12:00PM  Registration begins at 8:00
      Location: Bedford Springs Conference Center Map  2138 Business Route 220 Bedford, PA  15522
      Session: 31529   Instructor(s): Multiple Presenters
      Session Contact: Debbie Parra @ 800-441-3215x7242   Email:dparra@pattan.net
      Extra Cost/Credit info:   Individuals attending this workshop must arrive on time and stay the duration of the workshop in order to receive Act 48 Professional Education hours.
      Payment Instructions:   Full registration fee is required by each participant regardless of number of days planning to attend. Early-bird Registration fee: $225 (registration and payment must be received by 4:00 p.m., June 29, 2018). Regular Registration fee: $275 (All registrations and payments must be received by 4:00 pm, July 6, 2018). Payment may be made with check, cash, or purchase order; credit cards will not be accepted. Make checks payable to MCIU 23/PaTTAN and send to Debbie Parra, PaTTAN, 333 Technology Drive Malvern, PA 19355
      Special Instructions:   Early-bird Registration fee: $225 (registration and payment must be received by 4:00 p.m., June 29, 2018). Regular Registration fee: $275 (All registrations and payments must be received by 4:00 pm, July 6, 2018). Payment may be made with check, cash, or purchase order; credit cards will not be accepted. Make checks payable to MCIU 23/PaTTAN and send to Debbie Parra, PaTTAN, 333 Technology Drive Malvern, PA 19355 Registration Cancellations: If you are unable to attend the Academy, you must cancel your registration by 4:00 p.m. July 6, 2018 to receive a refund. Cancellations after that date and no shows will be charged the full registration fee. To cancel your registration or to ask general registration questions, contact Debbie Parra at 800-441-3215 ext. 7242 or dparra@pattan.net. Information and handouts can be found at https://tinyurl.com/SpecEdLeadership-Academy
     

This session will offer presentations to help special education administrators understand compliance and programming to ensure a solid foundation. Special education leaders will also learn to step back and be mindful of what is going on around them and within them.

Objectives

Participants who attend this session of the Academy will:

  1. Articulate the LEA responsibilities for students under Section 1306.
  2. Identify the principles of universal design for learning (UDL).
  3. Demonstrate how to apply effective practices for secondary transition to meet the requirements of recent legislation.
  4. Identify key responsibility areas that encourage cultural responsiveness.
  5. Demonstrate techniques of mindfulness.
  6. Explain how to apply the MTSS approaches used in academics to related services.

Target Audience

New and aspiring special education leaders; Veteran special education leaders; Anyone responsible for providing leadership to those who work with students with disabilities

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.

 
 
         
         
 
 
      Scheduled Date(s)/Time(s):  
7/17/2018  8:15AM-10:00AM
      Location: Bedford Springs Conference Center Map  2138 Business Route 220 Bedford, PA  15522
      Session: 31660   Instructor(s): BSE and PaTTAN staff
     

Many districts throughout the commonwealth have resident students placed in facilities outside of the district’s geographical boundaries. On the other hand, many districts have within their geographical boundaries, residential placements that house students who would otherwise be non-resident students of the district in which the facility is housed. This session focuses on the respective districts’ special education obligations in each situation.

 
 
 
      Scheduled Date(s)/Time(s):  
7/17/2018  8:15AM-10:00AM
      Location: Bedford Springs Conference Center Map  2138 Business Route 220 Bedford, PA  15522
      Session: 31659   Instructor(s): PaTTAN Educational Consultants
     

What role do high schools play in preparing students for college? What skills do students with autism need to be successful in college? What does the intersection between understanding the needs of students with autism and the transition to college look like for students, teachers, and parents? Project AACHIEVE (An Autism College High School Integration for Educational and Vocational Excellence) seeks to investigate this intersection. This session will discuss the lessons gained from exploring current transition practices for high school students with autism, learning about students’ needs both in high school and college, and seeking to understand the perspectives of students, teachers, and parents in this process. The questions that school systems and administrators can use to guide their efforts to support these students will also be considered.

 
 
 
      Scheduled Date(s)/Time(s):  
7/17/2018  8:15AM-10:00AM
      Location: Bedford Springs Conference Center Map  2138 Business Route 220 Bedford, PA  15522
      Session: 31658   Instructor(s): Lisa Russo
     

In most presentations about Universal Design for Learning, there is one fundamental standard message, and that is that students should have multiple ways to demonstrate understanding, and access to learning using technology. The message is agreeable. However, there is not enough focus on the implementation of the UDL framework within schools, especially cyber charter schools. Although using technology is one way to present information to students, it is not the only way. Lisa Russo, will demonstration ways that UDL can be utilized in a cyber environment but can also be transferred to a brick and mortar classroom with ease before, during and after instruction.

 
 
 
      Scheduled Date(s)/Time(s):  
7/17/2018  10:15AM-12:00PM
      Location: Bedford Springs Conference Center Map  2138 Business Route 220 Bedford, PA  15522
      Session: 31662   Instructor(s): PaTTAN Educational Consultants
     

PBIS is a multi-tiered system of support - a strategically designed framework informed by teaming, data and evidence-based practices. Implicit bias is often manifested in the form of disproportionate discipline. Consequently, Tier 1 Teams need to assure they are detecting for, and addressing, any bias-related, disproportionate disciplinary practices. This session will introduce participants to 8 Key Responsibility Areas that encourage cultural responsiveness. These 8 KRAs feature tools and concepts to address disproportionality, including equitable data teaming, the ladder of inference, and vulnerable decision points.

 
 
 
      Scheduled Date(s)/Time(s):  
7/17/2018  10:15AM-12:00PM
      Location: Bedford Springs Conference Center Map  2138 Business Route 220 Bedford, PA  15522
      Session: 31663   Instructor(s): PaTTAN Educational Consultants
     

This interactive workshop assists participants in applying effective practices for Secondary Transition to recent legislation impacting the transition process. A review of current Pennsylvania projects and resources for Secondary Transition will also be explored.

 
 
 
      Scheduled Date(s)/Time(s):  
7/17/2018  10:15AM-12:00PM
      Location: Bedford Springs Conference Center Map  2138 Business Route 220 Bedford, PA  15522
      Session: 31661   Instructor(s): Jesse Gluckman
     

Participants will examine the benefits Mindfulness can have on climate, leadership, and learning. There will be many opportunities for participants to practice mindfulness in different context. Participants are asked to come with an open mind and a willingness to relax.

 
 
 
      Scheduled Date(s)/Time(s):  
7/17/2018  10:15AM-12:00PM
      Location: Bedford Springs Conference Center Map  2138 Business Route 220 Bedford, PA  15522
      Session: 31664   Instructor(s): Pamela Girvin Hackett
     

While most special educators are familiar with using an MTSS approach for academic needs, the same problem-solving methodology can be applied to related services. This training will provide administrators with a practical framework for designing and implementing an MTSS approach in their district for both therapy services and behavioral health concerns. Providing supports to more students sooner, not only reduces referrals and qualifications, it enables districts to help more children at a lower cost overall. Resources will include suggested Tier 1 and 2 supports, recommendations for teacher and paraprofessional training, and data collection, as well as key metrics to monitor in determining the success of the model.

 
 
 

      Scheduled Date(s)/Time(s):  
7/17/2018  1:15PM-4:30PM
      Location: Bedford Springs Conference Center Map  2138 Business Route 220 Bedford, PA  15522
      Session: 31530   Instructor(s): Multiple Presenters
      Session Contact: Debbie Parra @ 800-441-3215x7242   Email:dparra@pattan.net
      Extra Cost/Credit info:   Individuals attending this workshop must arrive on time and stay the duration of the workshop in order to receive Act 48 Professional Education hours.
      Payment Instructions:   Full registration fee is required by each participant regardless of number of days planning to attend. Early-bird Registration fee: $225 (registration and payment must be received by 4:00 p.m., June 29, 2018). Regular Registration fee: $275 (All registrations and payments must be received by 4:00 pm, July 6, 2018). Payment may be made with check, cash, or purchase order; credit cards will not be accepted. Make checks payable to MCIU 23/PaTTAN and send to Debbie Parra, PaTTAN, 333 Technology Drive Malvern, PA 19355
      Special Instructions:   Early-bird Registration fee: $225 (registration and payment must be received by 4:00 p.m., June 29, 2018). Regular Registration fee: $275 (All registrations and payments must be received by 4:00 pm, July 6, 2018). Payment may be made with check, cash, or purchase order; credit cards will not be accepted. Make checks payable to MCIU 23/PaTTAN and send to Debbie Parra, PaTTAN, 333 Technology Drive Malvern, PA 19355 Registration Cancellations: If you are unable to attend the Academy, you must cancel your registration by 4:00 p.m. July 6, 2018 to receive a refund. Cancellations after that date and no shows will be charged the full registration fee. To cancel your registration or to ask general registration questions, contact Debbie Parra at 800-441-3215 ext. 7242 or dparra@pattan.net. Information and handouts can be found at https://tinyurl.com/SpecEdLeadership-Academy
     

This session will offer special education leaders opportunities to learn about successful strategies and practices upon which to strengthen successful special education programs and services. Having a solid foundation regarding special education law and strategies for ensuring success for all students are essential building blocks for success.

Objectives

Participants who attend this day of the Academy will:

  1. Use case studies to debate outcomes of due process hearings.
  2. Examine resources that have been created by teams working on the Project Max project over the past several years.
  3. Apply techniques for mindfulness.
  4. Identify effective strategies to decrease drop out rates and increase graduation rates for students with disabilities.

Target Audience

New and aspiring special education leaders; Veteran special education leaders; Anyone responsible for providing leadership to those who work with students with disabilities

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.

 
 
         
         
 
 
      Scheduled Date(s)/Time(s):  
7/17/2018  1:15PM-2:45PM
      Location: Bedford Springs Conference Center Map  2138 Business Route 220 Bedford, PA  15522
      Session: 31666   Instructor(s): PaTTAN Educational Consultants
     

A Perennial Favorite! This session will provide participants with an opportunity to review special education regulations and requirements. Brief scenarios of actual Pennsylvania special education due process and court proceedings will be used and participants will be asked to analyze how they would “judge” the case. Additional information will be provided from the Federal and state regulations to support the decision from the scenario.

 
 
 
      Scheduled Date(s)/Time(s):  
7/17/2018  1:15PM-2:45PM
      Location: Bedford Springs Conference Center Map  2138 Business Route 220 Bedford, PA  15522
      Session: 31665   Instructor(s): Jesse Gluckman
     

Participants will examine the benefits Mindfulness can have on climate, leadership, and learning. There will be many opportunities for participants to practice mindfulness in different context. Participants are asked to come with an open mind and a willingness to relax.

 
 
 
      Scheduled Date(s)/Time(s):  
7/17/2018  1:15PM-2:45PM
      Location: Bedford Springs Conference Center Map  2138 Business Route 220 Bedford, PA  15522
      Session: 31667   Instructor(s): PaTTAN Educational Consultants
     

Schools in Pennsylvania are working to increase the graduation rate and decrease the dropout rate for students with disabilities. Participants will complete a planning document that guides them through five phases in how to increase graduation rates in their schools. The five phases include: 1) establishing a local leadership team and an Early Warning System (EWS), 2) analyzing attendance, behavior, and course performance data, 3) identifying target areas for interventions for students who are off-track, 4) developing an action plan, and 5) implementing and monitoring an evaluation plan.

 
 
 
      Scheduled Date(s)/Time(s):  
7/17/2018  3:00PM-4:30PM
      Location: Bedford Springs Conference Center Map  2138 Business Route 220 Bedford, PA  15522
      Session: 31669   Instructor(s): PaTTAN and MCIU staff
     

Project MAX is in its final years as a State Personnel Development Grant but is certainly not ending! Join our panel discussion featuring two Intermediate Units and how they have implemented the features of Project MAX to build major, systems-wide change for classrooms supporting students with complex needs.

 
 
 
      Scheduled Date(s)/Time(s):  
7/17/2018  3:00PM-4:30PM
      Location: Bedford Springs Conference Center Map  2138 Business Route 220 Bedford, PA  15522
      Session: 31668   Instructor(s): PaTTAN Educational Consultants
     

A Perennial Favorite! This session will provide participants with an opportunity to review special education regulations and requirements. Brief scenarios of actual Pennsylvania special education due process and court proceedings will be used and participants will be asked to analyze how they would “judge” the case. Additional information will be provided from the Federal and state regulations to support the decision from the scenario.

 
 
 

      Scheduled Date(s)/Time(s):  
7/18/2018  8:00AM-12:00PM  Registration begins at 7:45
      Location: Bedford Springs Conference Center Map  2138 Business Route 220 Bedford, PA  15522
      Session: 31531   Instructor(s): Multiple Presenters
      Session Contact: Debbie Parra @ 800-441-3215x7242   Email:dparra@pattan.net
      Extra Cost/Credit info:   Individuals attending this workshop must arrive on time and stay the duration of the workshop in order to receive Act 48 Professional Education hours.
      Payment Instructions:   Full registration fee is required by each participant regardless of number of days planning to attend. Early-bird Registration fee: $225 (registration and payment must be received by 4:00 p.m., June 29, 2018). Regular Registration fee: $275 (All registrations and payments must be received by 4:00 pm, July 6, 2018). Payment may be made with check, cash, or purchase order; credit cards will not be accepted. Make checks payable to MCIU 23/PaTTAN and send to Debbie Parra, PaTTAN, 333 Technology Drive Malvern, PA 19355
      Special Instructions:   Early-bird Registration fee: $225 (registration and payment must be received by 4:00 p.m., June 29, 2018). Regular Registration fee: $275 (All registrations and payments must be received by 4:00 pm, July 6, 2018). Payment may be made with check, cash, or purchase order; credit cards will not be accepted. Make checks payable to MCIU 23/PaTTAN and send to Debbie Parra, PaTTAN, 333 Technology Drive Malvern, PA 19355 Registration Cancellations: If you are unable to attend the Academy, you must cancel your registration by 4:00 p.m. July 6, 2018 to receive a refund. Cancellations after that date and no shows will be charged the full registration fee. To cancel your registration or to ask general registration questions, contact Debbie Parra at 800-441-3215 ext. 7242 or dparra@pattan.net. Information and handouts can be found at https://tinyurl.com/SpecEdLeadership-Academy
     

This session will address many of the compliance questions that special education leaders frequently ask. Offerings include strategies for raising the ceiling on expectations for all students. Novice as well as veteran special education leaders will be in attendance and can choose presentations to fit their level of experience.

Objectives

Participants who attend this session of the Academy will:

  1. Explain how Pennsylvania is performing in meeting the SPP indicators as established by the Federal government.
  2. Examine requirements and procedures for test administration of the PASA
  3. Identify outreach and professional development through the Statewide Family Network
  4. Identify soft skills for leadership (novices) or articulate current practices in school safety, significant disproportionality and preparing students who are future ready.

Target Audience

New and aspiring special education leaders; Veteran special education leaders; Anyone responsible for providing leadership to those who work with students with disabilities

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.

 
 
         
         
 
 
      Scheduled Date(s)/Time(s):  
7/18/2018  9:00AM-10:00AM
      Location: Bedford Springs Conference Center Map  2138 Business Route 220 Bedford, PA  15522
      Session: 31674   Instructor(s): Erin Gilsbach
     

Section 504 is a commonly-misunderstood law, and its implementation can often lead to frustration and potential legal compliance issues. In this session, nationally-recognized school law attorney Erin D. Gilsbach will get to the bottom of some of the trickiest Section 504 issues and provide helpful information to solve some of the most common compliance problems. In a practical (and often humorous) down-to-earth style, she uses caselaw and other real-life examples to explain some of the most difficult legal concepts and help untangle the multi-faceted concepts of this often-befuddling law. Atty. Gilsbach will address a wide range of issues, including eligibility, Section 504 plan development, accommodations, extracurricular activities, attendance issues, and more. This is a session you won´t want to miss!

 
 
 
      Scheduled Date(s)/Time(s):  
7/18/2018  9:00AM-10:00AM
      Location: Bedford Springs Conference Center Map  2138 Business Route 220 Bedford, PA  15522
      Session: 31673   Instructor(s): PaTTAN and Bureau of Special Education Staff
     

Whether you are a seasoned administrator or newly hired, you will learn something new about the PA Alternate System of Assessment (PASA). Find out answers to frequently asked questions pertaining to ESSA guidelines, test security, religious opt-outs, enrollment, training requirements, student and school reports, parent requests to view the PASA video, and much more.

 
 
 
      Scheduled Date(s)/Time(s):  
7/18/2018  9:00AM-10:00AM
      Location: Bedford Springs Conference Center Map  2138 Business Route 220 Bedford, PA  15522
      Session: 31671   Instructor(s): Barbara Mozina
     

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA 2004) included many provisions designed to improve the education of students with disabilities. The framework that many states are using to make improvements is the State Performance Plan (SPP)/Annual Performance Report (APR). Under IDEA 2004, all states are required to submit an SPP/APR to the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP). The current plan covers fiscal years 2013 to 2018. It is built around 17 federally required indicators of compliance and performance. States set measurable and rigorous targets for each year and implement effective improvement strategies to reach the targets. States must report annually on their performance in meeting the targets. They must also report to the public on the performance of all local education agencies (school districts, charter schools, and preschool programs) on these targets. This presentation will detail how Pennsylvania is doing to meet the targets and how LEAs can improve their results.

 
 
 
      Scheduled Date(s)/Time(s):  
7/18/2018  9:00AM-10:00AM
      Location: Bedford Springs Conference Center Map  2138 Business Route 220 Bedford, PA  15522
      Session: 31672   Instructor(s): PaTTAN Staff
     

This session is designed to help administrators identify outreach and professional development through the Statewide Family Network. Come hear about the Network and how it was built through a collaborative effort involving three separate agencies. The current Network includes parent participation and offers activities, webinars and parent trainings. The training topics include; presuming competence, having high expectations and working collaboratively on school teams. Find out how you can use the Statewide Family Network as a resource for your schools, your teachers and your parents.

 
 
 
      Scheduled Date(s)/Time(s):  
7/18/2018  10:15AM-12:00PM
      Location: Bedford Springs Conference Center Map  2138 Business Route 220 Bedford, PA  15522
      Session: 31676   Instructor(s): Multiple Presenters
     

This session is designed for veteran special education leaders to share their current practices and ideas surrounding: ESSA – Future Ready, School Safety, Trauma Informed Practices, and Significant disproportionality. Please bring your business cards to share for ongoing networking opportunities.

 
 
 
      Scheduled Date(s)/Time(s):  
7/18/2018  10:15AM-12:00PM
      Location: Bedford Springs Conference Center Map  2138 Business Route 220 Bedford, PA  15522
      Session: 31675   Instructor(s): Multiple Presenters
     

As special education leaders, we are responsible for creating a culture that is responsive to people and issues. This session will focus on the essential skills of leadership that are more about attitude than aptitude! Topics to be discussed will include strategies that address the soft skills of leadership – the people skills needed to be a successful leader. These things include how technology has changed the way we interact with people and how we correspond with them, ways to build relationships with constituents, how to facilitate difficult conversations, team building, and tips for facilitating training, and holding meetings.

 
 
 

      Scheduled Date(s)/Time(s):  
7/18/2018  1:15PM-4:30PM
      Location: Bedford Springs Conference Center Map  2138 Business Route 220 Bedford, PA  15522
      Session: 31532   Instructor(s): Multiple Presenters
      Session Contact: Debbie Parra @ 800-441-3215x7242   Email:dparra@pattan.net
      Extra Cost/Credit info:   Individuals attending this workshop must arrive on time and stay the duration of the workshop in order to receive Act 48 Professional Education hours.
      Payment Instructions:   Full registration fee is required by each participant regardless of number of days planning to attend. Early-bird Registration fee: $225 (registration and payment must be received by 4:00 p.m., June 29, 2018). Regular Registration fee: $275 (All registrations and payments must be received by 4:00 pm, July 6, 2018). Payment may be made with check, cash, or purchase order; credit cards will not be accepted. Make checks payable to MCIU 23/PaTTAN and send to Debbie Parra, PaTTAN, 333 Technology Drive Malvern, PA 19355
      Special Instructions:   Early-bird Registration fee: $225 (registration and payment must be received by 4:00 p.m., June 29, 2018). Regular Registration fee: $275 (All registrations and payments must be received by 4:00 pm, July 6, 2018). Payment may be made with check, cash, or purchase order; credit cards will not be accepted. Make checks payable to MCIU 23/PaTTAN and send to Debbie Parra, PaTTAN, 333 Technology Drive Malvern, PA 19355 Registration Cancellations: If you are unable to attend the Academy, you must cancel your registration by 4:00 p.m. July 6, 2018 to receive a refund. Cancellations after that date and no shows will be charged the full registration fee. To cancel your registration or to ask general registration questions, contact Debbie Parra at 800-441-3215 ext. 7242 or dparra@pattan.net. Information and handouts can be found at https://tinyurl.com/SpecEdLeadership-Academy
     

This session provides strategies for opening the door to success for all students regardless of the type of LEA (school district, charter school, intermediate unit, private school). Participants will learn how to lead school improvement efforts.

Objectives

Participants who attend this session of the Academy may:

  1. Read and discuss scenarios based upon issues faced by charter schools.
  2. Articulate ways in which to rebuild relationships following a due process hearing (regardless of the outcome).
  3. Identify work habits essential to mandated special education data collection and reporting
  4. Articulate ESSA’s provisions for the role of LEAs in improvement of schools identified as needing comprehensive school improvement (CSI) and targeted school improvement (TSI).

Target Audience

New and aspiring special education leaders; Veteran special education leaders; Anyone responsible for providing leadership to those who work with students with disabilities

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.

 
 
         
         
 
 
      Scheduled Date(s)/Time(s):  
7/18/2018  1:15PM-2:45PM
      Location: Bedford Springs Conference Center Map  2138 Business Route 220 Bedford, PA  15522
      Session: 31678   Instructor(s): Office of Dispute Resolution
     

The due process hearing is over, but the Team must continue to work together. How was the team’s relationship affected during due process? How does the team move past this significant conflict? This session will explore how Restorative Practices can be used to rebuild team relationships and find a positive way to continue to work together.

 
 
 
      Scheduled Date(s)/Time(s):  
7/18/2018  1:15PM-2:45PM
      Location: Bedford Springs Conference Center Map  2138 Business Route 220 Bedford, PA  15522
      Session: 31677   Instructor(s): Bureau of Special Education Staff
     

If you are a new (or veteran) educator or administrator in a brick and mortar or cyber charter school, and you are confused about what to do when a problem arises in your school – then this session is for you. Many times you are placed in situations that are unique or unusual. You receive incomplete paperwork on a new student; sometimes no paperwork is received. A student is truant from cyber school but his parent requests tutoring; sometimes students are placed in a partial or full time residential setting without notice to the school. How does the CS resolve issues with discipline when the student is in the process of being evaluated? What are your responsibilities in situations like these? Typically, there are no easy answers and the solutions require complex thoughts and actions. You may not be sure what to do or where to start. Situations like these cause stress in our lives and impact you professionally and personally. In this session real-life issues will be addressed in a variety of formats. Small groups will be formed; scenarios will be distributed, and participants will discuss how to resolve ‘real’ problems. Large group discussions will follow that will enable the audience to hear multiple viewpoints and ultimately, be supported with the regulations, procedures, and/or legal statues that apply. There will also be time to discuss strategies for avoiding educator burn out and the increasing problem of special education leaders leaving the field.

 
 
 
      Scheduled Date(s)/Time(s):  
7/18/2018  1:15PM-4:30PM
      Location: Bedford Springs Conference Center Map  2138 Business Route 220 Bedford, PA  15522
      Session: 31679   Instructor(s): PaTTAN Educational Consultants
     

Designed to assist novice special education leaders, this session features tools and strategies to support mandated data collection and reporting of IDEA related services. This experience will afford energies, ideas, and strategies related to weekly, monthly, and yearly recurring reporting events. Given new skills, participants will identify work habits essential to mandated special education data collection and reporting as well as cyclical monitoring of continuous improvement (CMCI).

 
 
 
      Scheduled Date(s)/Time(s):  
7/18/2018  3:00PM-4:30PM
      Location: Bedford Springs Conference Center Map  2138 Business Route 220 Bedford, PA  15522
      Session: 31680   Instructor(s): PaTTAN and PDE Staff
     

Local education agencies play a fundamental role in establishing the conditions that make it possible for principals to lead school improvement effectively. Through this session, participants will be able to articulate ESSA’s provisions for the role of LEAs in improvement of CSI and TSI schools; define the major enhancements in PDE’s school improvement framework under ESSA; and identify LEA activities associated with rapid and sustained improvement.

 
 
 
      Scheduled Date(s)/Time(s):  
7/18/2018  3:00PM-4:30PM
      Location: Bedford Springs Conference Center Map  2138 Business Route 220 Bedford, PA  15522
      Session: 31681   Instructor(s): Allegheny Intermediate Unit Staff
     

Administrators and educators from the Allegheny Intermediate Unit’s Blind and Visually Impaired Support Program have used the Quality Programs for Students with Visual Impairments (QPVI) to conduct an extensive self-study. Through systematic data collection and analysis, this process has led to strategic decision-making, increased accountability, and consistency in practice. Participants of this session will learn key elements of this prototype and how to apply it to any educational program focused on improving student outcomes. Use of this collaborative model and the resulting findings can serve as a mechanism to provide meaningful and specific professional development that leads to improved programming.

 
 
 

      Scheduled Date(s)/Time(s):  
7/19/2018  8:15AM-11:30AM  Registration begins at 8:00
      Location: Bedford Springs Conference Center Map  2138 Business Route 220 Bedford, PA  15522
      Session: 31533   Instructor(s): Multiple Presenters
      Session Contact: Debbie Parra @ 800-441-3215x7242   Email:dparra@pattan.net
      Extra Cost/Credit info:   Individuals attending this workshop must arrive on time and stay the duration of the workshop in order to receive Act 48 Professional Education hours.
      Payment Instructions:   Full registration fee is required by each participant regardless of number of days planning to attend. Early-bird Registration fee: $225 (registration and payment must be received by 4:00 p.m., June 29, 2018 Regular Registration fee: $275 (All registrations and payments must be received by 4:00 pm, July 6, 2018) . Payment may be made with check, cash, or purchase order; credit cards will not be accepted. Make checks payable to MCIU 23/PaTTAN and send to Debbie Parra, PaTTAN, 333 Technology Drive Malvern, PA 19355
      Special Instructions:   Early-bird Registration fee: $225 (registration and payment must be received by 4:00 p.m., June 29, 2018). Regular Registration fee: $275 (All registrations and payments must be received by 4:00 pm, July 6, 2018). Payment may be made with check, cash, or purchase order; credit cards will not be accepted. Make checks payable to MCIU 23/PaTTAN and send to Debbie Parra, PaTTAN, 333 Technology Drive Malvern, PA 19355 Registration Cancellations: If you are unable to attend the Academy, you must cancel your registration by 4:00 p.m. July 6, 2018 to receive a refund. Cancellations after that date and no shows will be charged the full registration fee. To cancel your registration or to ask general registration questions, contact Debbie Parra at 800-441-3215 ext. 7242 or dparra@pattan.net. Information and handouts can be found at https://tinyurl.com/SpecEdLeadership-Academy
     

This session will provide participants with some strategies to refine and sharpen their leadership skills. Having a solid understanding of how due process and litigation shapes special education, leaders are more likely to ensure that their staff and practices are in compliance. They will also look at the difficulties they face on a regular basis highlighting ten of the most critical issues impacting Special Education administration by exploring issues which impact daily practice.

Objectives

Participants who attend this session of the Academy will:

  1. Articulate practical tips and tools that can be gleaned from due process cases.
  2. Outline high leverage practices that their teachers should master and use to provide specially designed instruction.
  3. Identify ten of the most critical issues impacting Special Education administration.

Target Audience

New and aspiring special education leaders; Veteran special education leaders; Anyone responsible for providing leadership to those who work with students with disabilities

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.

 
 
         
         


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