Second Annual Teachers’ Institute

Teachers’ Institute
“ALL students, ALL Teachers”
July 10-11, 2014

General Information

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The Arizona Department of Education’s K–12 Academic Standards and Exceptional Student Services divisions are hosting this summer’s Teachers’ Institute tailored to the needs of both general education and special education teachers. This two-day conference will feature nationally recognized educator Dr. Anita Archer, author of Explicit Instruction—Effective and Efficient Teaching, and Dr. Richard Villa, author of over a hundred articles and book chapters regarding inclusive education, differentiated instruction, and collaborative planning. The institute will also feature presentations from prominent local Arizona general and special education teachers who will highlight methods and strategies found to be effective in Arizona schools. Breakout sessions will be pertinent to both general education and special education teachers, as well as cover topics specific to certain special education populations.

Conference Schedule: Thursday, July 10: 8:15 a.m.–4:00 p.m.; Friday, July 11: 8:15 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Conference Venue:
Glendale Renaissance Hotel
9495 West Coyotes Boulevard
Glendale, Arizona 85305


Conference Agenda

An overview agenda of the Teachers’ Institute has been posted to the Conference Agenda page.  You will also be able to view a schedule at a glance for both Thursday and Friday.

Session Descriptions

Session Descriptions have been posted on the Thursday and Friday pages.

Vendors & Exhibitors

If you are interested in participating as vendor or exhibitor at the Teachers’ Institute, please visit the Vendors page.


Please visit the Presenters page to learn more about our national and local presenters.