We hope you will join us for the 2014 Arizona Department of Education Leading Change Conference. Our theme this year is “Lead the Change, Create the Future,” and the conference will provide meaningful professional development in areas such as Arizona’s College and Career Ready Standards implementation, educator evaluation, pay for performance systems, and the transition to Arizona’s new state assessment.

As we face the challenges of implementing Arizona’s College and Career Ready Standards, revised educator evaluations, and increased expectations for early literacy and college & career readiness, we have planned a conference that will provide multiple opportunities to learn from each other, build new professional relationships, celebrate our progress and reflect on our action plans.

We are excited to announce that this year’s Leading Change Conference will again be going GREEN!  In addition to saving resources by going paperless, this will allow you to view session descriptions and download any handouts or materials for sessions you choose to attend before you arrive at the conference.

Participants are encouraged to use their laptops, tablets and mobile devices throughout the conference to help optimize their experience. Presentation descriptions and handouts will be posted on the website as they become available, with handouts indicated by a “+” at the end of the session title.

We look forward to seeing you in Tucson.

ADE Cross-Divisional Status Update – Plenary Session at Leading Change

This Plenary session will provide a “one stop session” update on current hot topics to include the state assessment transition. LEA administrators, teachers and other professional staff will have an opportunity to listen to each of the ADE Division leads as well as the Executive Director for the SBE. Participants will be better able to plan the rest of their session selections based on their interest or need for additional information.