Callaway Gardens Conference Center
Pine Mountain, GA
September 19 – 21, 2012
As students in Georgia are expected to meet more rigorous content and higher thinking skills with the rollout of the Common Core Standards, educators must look for new, innovative and cost-efficient ways to successfully educate all children, including those with serious disadvantages and disabilities. Georgia Department of Education’s Division for Special Education Services and Supports just presented this year’s Parent Mentor Partnership Kick-Off Conference at Callaway Gardens. The conference showcased research findings, best practices and community-building models from an array of outstanding experts and practitioners who understand the dynamics of family and social change that impact the success rate of our schools. Networking opportunities allowed participants to restock their toolbox and walk away with effective activities to engage all families in education, particularly those living in poverty.