PAFPC Annual Conference 2017

May 07 - May 10, 2017 Champion, PA

The purpose of Pennsylvania Association Federal Program Coordinators (PAFPC) is to promote an exchange of knowledge, experience, and ideas concerning federal programs in order to enable the members to serve educational entities with greater effectiveness and efficiency. The 48th Annual PAFPC Conference provides the training required by the law, regulations and policies that focuses on program implementation, monitoring, and fiscal accountability. The theme of the Conference Compliance not Complacence centers on the correct use of federal funds for programs with the primary focus on changes in the new Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and the Uniform Grants Guidance (UGG). Mark your calendars for the 48th Annual PAFPC conference on May 7-10, 2017 in Champion, PA.

Learn more at the PAFPC website.

GrapeSEED Lunch and Learn Session

May 04, 2017 Online - Lunch and Learn Session for PA Educators

Join this valuable online session and free pizza lunch with renowned Literacy Consultant Deonna Montei, who will explain why oral language is crucial for literacy success and how schools are seeing remarkable results from supplemental oral language programs that make learning fun and engaging for students.

When and Where:

Date: Thursday, May 4, 2017

Choose a time that works for you:  

11:15 AM – 11:45 AM
12:00 PM – 12:30 PM

Location: The comfort of your own school 

RSVP : Monday, May 1, 2017

Pizza will be delivered at your school!

2017 Annual PHSA Conference

Apr 19 - Apr 20, 2017 State College, PA

The Pennsylvania Head Start Association (PHSA) is a non-profit membership organization. Its purpose is to maximize the cumulative talents of Early Head Start/Head Start parents, staff, administrators and friends to collectively improve the future for economically challenged children, families and communities, by providing quality leadership, training, information and advocacy at the local, state, regional and national levels. Like every year PHSA is organizing its annual conference on April 19-20, 2017 at the Penn Stater Conference Center in State College, PA.

Learn more at the PHSA website.

2017 Pre-K Counts Grantee Spring Conference

Apr 12 - Apr 13, 2017 State College, PA

The Pennsylvania Pre-K Counts pre-kindergarten program, established by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, makes quality pre-kindergarten opportunities available to children and families. It provides families in participating communities with a choice of quality pre-kindergarten options in a school, child care center, Head Start, or nursery school. The Pennsylvania professional development system aims to strengthen early childhood and school-age programs through the development of a well-qualified, skilled, and diverse workforce. The Pennsylvania Key manages state-wide professional development initiatives. This system provides a clearly articulated framework that defines pathways which are tied to certification and addresses the needs of individuals and adult learners. Pennsylvania Pre-K Counts 2017 Grantee Spring Conference is scheduled on April 12-13, 2017 in State College, PA at The Penn Stater Conference Center. 

Learn more at the PA Keys website.

2017 Migrant Education Program and ESL Conference

Mar 27 - Mar 29, 2017 Harrisburg, PA

The division of Migrant Education assists local school districts in improving and coordinating the educational community for the children of the nation’s farm workers who have had their schooling interrupted. The emphasis of the federal legislation is helping migratory children to meet the same high standards expected of all children by coordinating and supporting services that help their progress in school. The Migrant Education and ESL Programs as partners are organizing this conference which will enable participants to learn promising practices to support Pennsylvania’s English learners in the attainment of college and career readiness. Join this exciting event which is designed for content-area instructors and ESL teachers, LEA administrators, community organization and agency staff working with English learners and their families, parents and other ESL stakeholders, and migrant education program staff on March 27-29, 2017 at the Sheraton Harrisburg-Hershey Hotel in Harrisburg, PA.

Learn more at the Migrant Education Program website.


GrapeSEED is now being implemented in the first school district in Pennsylvania! We look forward to working with the state’s schools to promote literacy for all English learners, including English Language Learners (ELL) students, English as a Second Language (ESL) students, and other Limited English Proficiency (LEP) students and struggling readers.

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