ESSA Conference

ESSA Conference Logo 485Join us at the beautiful El Conquistador Resort and Event Center in Tucson for this year’s ESSA Conference!   Formerly known as the Title I MEGA Conference, the ESSA Conference is a multidisciplinary event hosted by ADE’s School Excellence Unit in collaboration with other federal program areas.

Centered around Student-Focused, Well-Rounded Education, the conference will provide workshops and keynote presentations sharing important strategies and resources for implementing Title I, Title I-D, Title II, Title III, Title IV-A, Title V-B (RLIS), School Improvement and other related programs and services. Valuable networking opportunities for school leaders and educators will be provided, while we celebrate and highlight exemplary programs and practices from across our state!

ADE is also excited to partner with the Arizona Commission on the Arts!   The Joint Arts Education Conference (JAEC) will launch our discussion and establish a creative framework for the week. Young people from throughout the state, ages 15-18, are designing and facilitating this conference to bring together Arizona’s Arts Educators, Teaching Artists, and Administrators for a full day of professional learning. This year’s JAEC focuses on youth-driven practices and Creative Youth Development. Discover how student-centered learning in the Arts can activate your Title I community by creating engaged Students, Parents & Families. Download your JAEC Justification Letter here.

Conference attendees can choose to register and participate in either conference: The JAEC on November 13th, or the ESSA Conference on November 14th and 15th. Participants may also choose to attend both events for a discounted rate.

This year’s conference promises to be a high energy, arts infused spectacular celebrating your investment in the students and families we serve every day!