Pennsylvania Department of Education – Annual Conference 2011

The 2011 PDE Conference is Jan. 11-14 at the Hershey Lodge & Convention Center in Hershey.  This conference is FREE for parents with children who have IEPs or GIEPS. Parents who have a GIEP for their child are only eligible for a registration fee scholarship and the deadline is January 3, 2011.  The final deadline for the Registration Fee Parent Scholarships is Jan. 3.

What you need to do now:

1. Complete pp. 11-14 of the attached Conference Brochure.

This is the weblink: Conference Brochure

2. Send your completed forms by Jan. 3, 2011 to:

Ms. Dana Colson, PaTTAN

200 Anderson Road

King of Prussia, PA  19406

The primary focus of this conference centers around special education issues, but there are a few sessions devoted to gifted education.  The following sessions will be of interest to parents of gifted children:

Wed. Jan. 12, 2:00 – 4:00 PM Session #20,

“What Administrators Need to Know About Gifted Education”

Julia Roberts, Ph.D. Western Kentucky University

Thur. Jan. 13, 9:00 – 11:00 AM Session #26,

“Social and Emotional Needs of Children Who Are Gifted”

James T. Webb, Ph.D., President of Great Potential Press, Inc.

& founder of SENG (Supporting Emotional Need of the Gifted)

Thur. Jan. 13, 12:30 – 2:30 PM Session #35,

“Motivation and Underachievement”

James T. Webb, Ph.D., President of Great Potential Press, Inc.

& founder of SENG (Supporting Emotional Need of the Gifted)

See the attached conference brochure for a complete list of all sessions.  More conference details can be found at PaTTAN Conference Website Please use the PDE contact info below if you have any questions.