Contact Information:

Erin Derr, Regional Coordinator

2017 Conference Information:

July 10-12, 2017

2017 Call for Presenters

Click here to download the 2017 Call for Presenters Application

Looking for Past Conference Handouts? We have them! Please click on the link below and you will be redirected to Previous SPAC Conference handouts.


For Questions about how to register for the SPAC Conference, please contact:

Carrie Fusco
Phone: 724-458-6700 or 1-800-942-8035 ext. 1244

The Pennsylvania Department of Education’s Annual Parent Conference is designed for parents of school-aged children and administrators/staff who work with parents in education programs. The conference includes keynote speakers, more than 40 individual workshops, award winning childcare, and networking opportunities. Act 48 hours are available for educators and administrators attending the conference.

Who Can Attend the Conference?

Each spring, schools that receive Title I funds get information and applications about the conference.For parents who want to learn ideas and strategies to help their child at home, topics include:

For parents who want to learn ideas and strategies to help their child at home, topics include:
 - Strategies for helping children in various content areas at all grade levels
 - Understanding how children learn (the reading/math learning process)
 - Understanding how schools are organized
 - Understanding what types of additional assistance is available for their child (Title I, tutoring, community organizations)
 - Understanding standards, PSSA, different learning styles
 - Using technology
 - Understanding child development (pre-k, elementary, middle, high school)

For parents who want to become a parent leader at the school level, topics include:

 - Working with principals and classroom teachers
 - Leadership training
 - Awareness of community resources/grants
 - School Improvement requirements
 - Effective Practices/parent outreach programs



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