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Virtual 2020 PA Community of Practice Transition Conference

The Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of Special Education is pleased to announce the following webinar opportunity:

July 15, 2020
8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Each year the PA Community of Practice Transition Conference brings together a diverse community of stakeholders to share information, explore resources, and gain knowledge regarding successful practices in secondary transition. The conference attracts more than 800 participants annually. Attendees include educators, students, family members, youth leaders, therapists, agency personnel, vocational rehabilitation staff, and many others. The conference will take place virtually on July 15, 2020.

The conference will feature:
– Keynote presentations
– Twenty-four breakout sessions
– Family and youth engaging sessions

Feature Presenters
Mark C. Perna is a dynamic and motivational public speaker. As an international expert on Generations Y and Z, he has devoted his career to empowering educators and employers to unleash the tremendous potential of today’s young people, both in the classroom and on the job. In his work with educational and business organizations, he has pioneered many best practices for achieving more with today’s young people, including the Education with Purpose philosophy and highly popular Career Tree strategy. Mark, who interviews frequently on radio shows, television, and podcasts, is often cited as the national expert in education enrollment, retention, and performance.

Jonah Berger
We have no control over the cards we are dealt, we have full control as to how we play them. Jonah Berger brings a message of accepting your challenges and then overcoming them. Jonah owns The Rhythm Within; a Denver based business working with kids and adults experiencing special needs. He was born with a form of Muscular Dystrophy, has completed a Triathlon, and climbed the tallest mountain in Colorado! There is a great deal of wonder to be found outside our comfort zones and the perceived limitations of our struggles. Teacher, Mentor, Author, and dynamic personality, Jonah is sure to bring his unique energy to our closing keynote presentation.

Online Registration
All participants should register for this PaTTAN-sponsored event by visiting our website. Select the training calendar and go to July. If you prefer, you may email the registration form to Paula Quinn.

The Virtual 2020 PA Community of Practice Transition Conference is a web-based conference which requires each participant to log in separately to each session using the links that will be provided closer to the conference.

For questions about registration, contact:
Paula Quinn, PaTTAN Pittsburgh
Pam Ranieri, PaTTAN Pittsburgh

For questions about this conference, contact:
Kim Cole, PaTTAN East
Hillary Mangis, PaTTAN Pittsburgh