Thursday, November 21

Tuesday Sessions At a Glance

Business Manager Strand Session 9:15 am – 10:05 am

The New GME Is Here +
♦ Todd Mason, Grants Manager, ADE
♦ Lois Kruse, Grants Process Director, ADE

Session Location: Mohave East & West
Session Description
Learn more about improved functionality of the new Grants Management System and how existing grant projects will transition to the system.

Presenter Information
Todd Mason
and Lois Kruse from the ADE Grants Management Division are leading implementation of the new Grants Management Enterprise.
Handout: PowerPoint

Business Manager Strand Session 10:15 – 11:05 am

Flexibility Opportunities in Consolidated Schoolwide Programs +
♦ Leigh M. Manasevit, Brustein & Manasevit
Session Location: Sachem Ballroom
Session Description
The presentation will explore the mechanics of consolidating funds in a schoolwide program. Once consolidation is achieved the program will address the many opportunities for flexible uses of federal funds in activities designed to upgrade the entire educational program of the school. It will also explore innovative approaches in this area.

Presenter Information
Leigh M. Manasevit
has practiced in the field of education law since 1974 beginning as a trial attorney in the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. During his government service, As one of the two founding partners of Brustein & Manasevit, Mr. Manasevit established a law practice that addresses the legal issues involving educational institutions public, private, elementary and secondary, or postsecondary on the Federal level. He has appeared extensively before all tribunals of the U.S. Department of Education and regularly pursues Federal court review of unfavorable agency decisions.
Handout: PowerPoint

Business Manager Strand Session 11:10 am – 12:00 pm

Ask the Expert
♦ Leigh M. Manasevit, of Brustein & Manasevit
Session Location: Sachem Ballroom
Session Description
Leigh Manasevit will take your questions, regarding federal programs.

Presenter Information
Leigh M. Manasevit
has practiced in the field of education law since 1974 beginning as a trial attorney in the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. During his government service, As one of the two founding partners of Brustein & Manasevit, Mr. Manasevit established a law practice that addresses the legal issues involving educational institutions public, private, elementary and secondary, or postsecondary on the Federal level. He has appeared extensively before all tribunals of the U.S. Department of Education and regularly pursues Federal court review of unfavorable agency decisions.

Breakout Sessions 9:15 am – 10:30 am

The Secret of Entering Continuous Improvement Plans in ALEAT (Repeat Session)  +
♦ Tee Lambert, ALEAT Help Desk, ADE
♦ Title I Specialists, ADE

Session Location: Arizona Room
Session Description
The Session will help guide ALEAT users through the Continuous Improvement Plan Template to input their LEA plan into ALEAT. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own computers if they would like to follow along. Title I Specialists will be available during this session for one-on-one technical assistance.

Presenter Information
Tee Lambert
has been with the Title I Unit of the Arizona Department of Education for 10 years. Tee has worked with ALEAT from its inception in 2007 and mans the ALEAT Help Desk. Tee is the ESEA Monitoring Coordinator, and works with the Arizona Committee of Practitioners as their clerk.
Handouts:  Plan Template to Enter your CIP   |  Standards for Effective LEAs and CIPs   |  Moving Retired 2013 CIP Goals into the new 2014 CIP

Meeting the Needs of Parents in Diverse Communities Through a Welcoming Parent Education Resource Center +
♦ Cynthia Bryant, Federal Programs Director, Roosevelt School District
Session Location: Aztec B
Session Description
Participants will gain new ideas on how to build a welcoming and resourceful Parent Education Resource Center for a diverse low income high poverty community. Participants will learn how to partner with community agencies, obtain resources/materials and offer free resources, classes and trainings which are meaningful to the parents of the community.

Presenter Information
Cynthia Bryant
has been in the field of education for 25 years. Her experience has included, state director of LEA improvement, adjunct assistant professor and speaker/trainer at the state and national levels.
Handout: PowerPoint

Title I Services to Eligible Students Attending Private Schools +
♦ Amy Huber, Private Schools Coordinator, US Department of Education Services – Non- Public Schools
♦ Gary Fortney, Education Program Director, ADE
Session Location: Aztec C
Session Description
Ms. Huber will review who, what, when and how of Title I Services being provided to eligible students from private schools.

Presenter Information
Ms. Huber
is an Education Program Specialist at the Office of Non-Public Education at the US Department of Education
Handout: PowerPoint

HEY YOU GUYS! Free evidence-based 6-week Summer Reading Curriculum!
♦ Mark Becker, Associate Director, Eight, Arizona PBS
Session Location: Kivas – Computer Lab
Session Description
The Electric Company isn’t just for television anymore! This FREE PBS, evidenced-based 6-week summer curriculum is available online through along with West Ed evaluation results. Aligned to AZ College & Career Ready Standards, this collection of resources will fit seamlessly into the summer school environment and support schools striving to engage students from diverse backgrounds and ability levels.

Presenter Information
Mark Becker
is an associate director with Eight-Education Outreach. He leads ASSET’s role in bringing PBS educational resources to the classroom educator. Mr. Becker spent 13 years in the public school system as a teacher, administrator and professional developer.

Breakout Sessions 10:45 am – Noon

The Future is Now: The Vision of Arizona’s Education Transformation Comes to Life +
♦ Mark T. Masterson, Chief Information Officer, ADE
Session Location: Mohave East & West
Session Description
ADE IT surveyed Arizona’s educational landscape to design a new data system for educators, by educators. Learn what AELAS is and how the plan delivers real-time, integrated data directly to the classroom. Come see the new dashboards that provide teachers with valuable student information in only a few mouse clicks.

Presenter Information
Mark T. Masterson,
Chief Information Officer, was selected by Superintendent Huppenthal to completely reengineer ADE’s Information Technology functions and redesign the statewide education data system.
Handout: PowerPoint

The Bi-national Migrant Student “Who am I and what do I need to succeed?” +
♦ Ralph Romero, DAS of International Coordination, Migrant Education & Hispanic Outreach, ADE
♦ Mary Frances Haluska, State Migrant ID&R Coordinator, ADE

Session Location: Aztec A
Session Description
This session will focus on defining the Bi-national student, identifying the unique needs of the Bi-national student, explaining the promising practices and resources available to address the unique needs including the electronic transfer document for Bi-national students.

Presenter Information
Ralph D. Romero
has dedicated 39 years of service to the State of Arizona. He has worked at the Arizona Department of Economic Security as a Deputy Assistant Director, the Arizona Department of Health Services as an Assistant Director and is currently the Deputy Associate Superintendent for International Coordination, Migrant Education, and Hispanic Outreach at the Arizona Department of Education.
Handouts: PowerPoint | Module I PPT

Activating Reading Readiness by Ability Assessment and Instruction
♦ Mary Kennedy, Curriculum Specialist, Hearn Academy – A Ball Charter School
♦ Peggy Jallad, 1st Grade Teacher; Reading Specialist, Hearn Academy – A Ball Charter School
♦ Krista Kramer, 4th Grade Teacher , Hearn Academy – A Ball Charter School

Session Location: Aztec B
Session Description
Management of a rigorous reading program, such as ours, requires that teacher training be undertaken regularly, materials are supplied readily and students are held to a specific standard at each grade level. Rigor and reading are synonymous at our school, as exhibited by our AIMS Reading scores averaging over 90% passing for the past 3 years.

Presenter Information
Mary Kennedy
is a founding teacher at Hearn Academy. Her teaching experience at Hearn spans 4th, 5th, 7th, and 8th grade. She is currently the Curriculum Specialist at Hearn.

Title II and Title III Services to Eligible Students Attending Private Schools
♦ Amy Huber, Private Schools Coordinator, US Department of Education Services – Non- Public Schools
♦ Gary Fortney, Education Program Director, ADE

Session Location: Aztec C
Session Description
Ms. Huber will review who, what, when and how of Title II and Title III Services being provided to eligible students from private schools.

Presenter Information
Ms. Huber
is an Education Program Specialist at the Office of Non-Public Education at the US Department of Education.

AZ PBS LearningMedia
♦ Mark Becker, Associate Director, Eight, Arizona PBS
Session Location: Kivas – Computer Lab
Session Description
Explore the resources available through PBS LearningMedia. This free public media education resource is a digital media platform for PreK-16 classrooms to help re-imagine learning, transform teaching, and more creatively engage students. It provides over 34,000 digital assets that bring together the best high-quality media from all around our nation, including video, audio, images, interactives, web sites and lesson plans.

Presenter Information
Mark Becker
is an associate director with Eight-Education Outreach. He leads ASSET’s role in bringing PBS educational resources to the classroom educator. Mr. Becker spent 13 years in the public school system as a teacher, administrator and professional developer.

Lunch to Go – Noon

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Updated 11/22/2013