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Diane M. Douglas
Superintendent of Public Instruction
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MEGA Conference


The Arizona Department of Education is pleased to present the annual MEGA Conference November 15-17, 2016 at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort 7000 N Resort Dr Tucson, AZ 85750

After fourteen years of operating under No Child Left Behind we finally(!) have a new reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).   As the underlying purpose for ESEA remains the same – supports for schools with high poverty populations – this new version – Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) – offers the opportunity to build on our previous work and create schools that serve all of our students well.   This year’s MEGA Conference will focus on transitions to the new requirements on the horizon.

Times are a changing sums up the landscape as we move to full implementation in school year 2017-2018

MEGA 3-day Registration – $380 per person
A 3-day MEGA registration will enable you to participate in a wide variety of workshops, including Starry, Starry Night on Tuesday Night,
the School Leadership Strand on Wednesday and the Business Managers Strand on Thursday.

Keynote Speakers
Dr. Deborah Estes
Dr. Monique Chism
Leigh M. Manasevit, Esquire

Special Event
Included in 3 Day Conference and School Leadership Registration
Starry, Starry Night
Tuesday evening we will be offering a spectacular evening under the stars. Discover celestial treasures through large telescopes, each accompanied by an astronomy tour guide to operate the telescope. Your tour guide will point out the stars and constellations with a powerful green laser and share the wonders
of the universe as you look through the eyepiece, telling the history, mythology and science behind each object being viewed during the star tour.

This is available with your Mega 3-day and the School Leadership Strand registration.
There will be limited spaces available, so sign up early!

Registration for this event is separate from conference registration.
Click here to register for Starry, Starry Night!
If the event is full, please email [email protected] to be placed on a waiting list.


The MEGA Conference is offering two special strands focusing on
school leadership and business managers
who can attend 1 day only

* PLEASE NOTE *
These strands are only one component of the MEGA Conference Schedule
and are available for all MEGA 3-day attendees.
The additional offer of 100 seats each day is limited
for Business Managers, CFO, Finance Directors, Principals and School Leadership
who can only attend 1 day

School Leadership Strand – $160 per person,
November 16th only,

To provide an opportunity to bring Title I Program Directors and LEA/School Leaders together to gain understanding of how each level of leadership provides a culture of continuous improvement that will result in ever-improving student success. Highlights include MEGA’s Partnership Expo
that will showcase successful school models, non-profit resources for your schools with a focus on the Arts, and much more.

Business Managers Strand – $120 per person,
November 17th only,

To provide an opportunity for Title I Program Directors and Business Managers to gain a better understanding of the
responsibilities of these two roles and provide maximum support for your LEA’s federal programs.

Check out the MEGA Conference website for daily and/or weekly updates.