ADE IT to Host First IT Directors Forum

Published: September 28th, 2016

In an effort to further collaborate with their stakeholders, the Arizona Department of Education IT division (ADE IT) is offering an opportunity to LEAs interested in moving the state forward technologically.

ADE IT is creating the Arizona Education IT Directors Forum, a series of meetings held throughout the year that will consist of IT directors and technology decision-makers from LEAs, as well as ADE IT personnel.

The objective of this forum is to foster a continuous relationship between LEAs and the state that would promote mentoring, collaboration and input on statewide initiatives, as well as create a channel for both upward and downward communication. The information for the first meeting is listed below:

Date: Thursday, October 20, 2016

Time: 1-3 p.m.

Cost: Free

Where: Arizona Department of Education, 1535 W. Jefferson St., Phoenix, AZ 85007

Parking: Visitor parking is offered at ADE. There is also additional parking available across the street at Wesley Bolin park.

Guest Capacity: 281 guests (first-come, first-served)

Agenda Topics: Updates on ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act), AzEDS (Arizona Education Data Standards) and the EducationSuperHighway (broadband access), ADE technologies (ADEConnect and AZDash), future endeavors, Q&A and LEA requests to the legislature (agenda subject to change).

Since ADE believes that receiving LEA input is vital to the state’s future development in education, ADE considers the attendance of LEAs for the first and last meeting of the school year as absolutely critical to the success of this council. Therefore, this meeting will not be webcasted.

However, the bi-monthly meetings in between these two may be conducted by teleconference.

Please register for this event by clicking here. Registration for the Arizona Education IT Directors Forum is also available through ADE’s Event Management System through ADEConnect. If there are any questions or concerns, please feel free to email [email protected]

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