Diane M. Douglas
Superintendent of Public Instruction
Diane M. Douglas

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

“Times, they are a-Changing” sums up the landscape as we move to full implementation in school year 2017-2018.  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, to support 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.

Keynote Speakers

Tuesday, Dr. Deborah Estes
Wednesday, Dr. Monique Chism
Thursday, Leigh M. Manasevit, Esquire

Registration Information

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

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 attend 1 day only.

School Leadership strand – $160 per person     Wednesday, Nov 16th Only

During this year’s School Leadership strand, there will be four 75 minute interactive, engaging workshops for you to participate in by rotating throughout the day. You will be able to review and provide input on the Arizona’s Plan for ESSA and the new Comprehensive Needs Assessment currently being developed for use at schools and LEAs.

Your expertise and knowledge of school culture and students’ needs will provide valuable input for the Plan. With your help, we can also ensure that all components are included in the Comprehensive Needs Assessment.

You will learn about effective family engagement models and how to implement high-impact strategies to increase student success. There will also be a session dedicated to how effective leaders implement change. We will help you build on your previous work and create schools that serve all of your students with a well-rounded education. Highlights also 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 Manager strand – $120 per person       Thursday, Nov 17th Only

MEGA’s Business Manager strand provides a unique 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.

MEGA Conference Registration

Register for the
Entire Conference, Nov 15-17
$380 per person

Register for the
School Leadership Strand, Nov 16
$160 per person

Register for the
Business Manager Strand, Nov 17

$120 per person