2017 National Principals Conference

Jul 09 - Jul 11, 2017 Philadelphia, PA

 The National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) is a professional organization serving elementary and middle school principals and other education leaders throughout the United States, Canada, and overseas. NASSP is the leading organization of and voice for school principals, assistant principals, and school leaders from across the United States and in over 35 countries around the world. Join the first-ever joint conference for Pre-K through grade 12 school leaders in the 2017 National Principals Conference on July 9 – 11 in Philadelphia, PA

Learn more at the National Principals Conference website.

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.


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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