2013 Directors Institute

Save The Date Flyer

Please visit the Vendors page to see a list of featured Vendors for the 2013 Directors Institute.

Session Handouts and Materials have been posted.

Click on the titles of each session and then click on the link for each handout.  ADE/ESS has created fillable PDF documents that allow users to type notes if using a mobile device, tablet, or laptop.  Click on the Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday pages to view session materials.

Map for Parking

View Renaissance Glendale Hotel and Spa Parking in a larger map

Presenter Bios have been posted to the Presenters page.

Session Descriptions for Keynotes and Breakout Sessions have been posted on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday pages.

The Conference Schedules for each day have been posted on the Schedule page.


The 2013 Directors Institute will be held at the Renaissance Glendale Hotel and Spa.

Renaissance Glendale Hotel
9495 W. Coyotes Blvd.
Glendale, AZ 85305
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Please click on the picture below for a map of the conference center.

Hotel Information

Renaissance Glendale Hotel
9495 West Coyotes Boulevard
Glendale, Arizona 85305
1-800-HOTELS1 (468-3571) and reference the group code “ADEADEA” or the “Directors Institute.”  Please note the hotel does not take guest reservations.

Online Reservations: www.marriott.com/phxgr

Directors Institute 2013 – Opening the Door to the Common Core

The Directors Institute 2013: Opening the Door to the Common Core will be held August 26–August 28, 2013, at the Renaissance Glendale Hotel. Sessions will cover a range of topics and current issues facing special education directors in Arizona. Participants will receive updates on federal and state requirements, and will be able to access hands-on resources that can be used immediately.

Conference Schedule:

Monday:  8:15 a.m.–4:00 p.m.; Tuesday: 8:15 a.m.–4:00 p.m.; Wednesday: 8:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m.

All registrations include participation over the entire three-day conference; no one- or two-day registrations are available. Early Bird Registration begins March 12 and continues through June 14, 2013, at $300 per participant. Standard registration begins June 17 and continues until August 2, 2013, at $325 per participant. Beginning August 5, 2013, and space permitting, registration will increase to $350 per participant. Space is limited—please register as soon as possible.

Upon completion of registration, you will receive a confirmation number. If you do not receive a confirmation number, your registration is not complete. Confirmation numbers are not a guarantee of admittance; payment must be received before you attend the conference. Payment is accepted by check or purchase order only; either form of payment must be received before the registration deadlines. Purchase order numbers are NOT required for early registration, but payment information for ALL registrations must be submitted by August 5, 2013. Please advise ADE of any substitutions by August 12, 2013. Contact Abby Sanchez via phone at (602) 364-3026 or via email at Abby.Sanchez@azed.gov. No cancellation or refunds will be allowed. Two weeks prior to the conference, all paid, registered attendees will receive information on how to access all printed material.

Additional Information

For detailed conference information contact:

Linda Mosteller
Phone: 602-542-4469
Email: linda.mosteller@azed.gov


Make payment payable to Arizona Department of Education.

Mail to:

Arizona Department of Education
Attn: Abby Sanchez
1535 W. Jefferson, Bin #24
Phoenix, Arizona 85007

Please be prompt in informing your business office of your registration. A confirmation number is required on the day of the event and should also be included on your purchase order.
A registration fee is charged for all registrants, including those who do NOT SHOW.

Purchase orders sent by fax WILL BE ACCEPTED AT THIS NUMBER ONLY: 602-542-5404

For questions regarding registration, please contact:

Abby Sanchez
Phone: 602-364-3026
Email: Abby.Sanchez@azed.gov

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