Converging Ideas: Connections for Student Success!
Special Education Stakeholders,
The ADE/ESS is pleased to present the opening of registration for Arizona’s 2020 IDEA Conference, Converging Ideas: Connections for Student Success! We are excited that the IDEA Virtual Conference is here and we are ready to open professional and personal development for this school year with rich and relevant learning opportunities.
Throughout the 2020—2021 school year, the conference will feature 24 sessions targeted to professionals in the education community, and 18 sessions targeted to youth and families. The youth and family sessions will be held on Tuesdays from 7:00—8:00 p.m., and the professional sessions will take place on Thursdays from 2:45—4:00 p.m. IDEA Virtual Conference professional learning opportunities will be provided to participants FREE for the entire school year!!
The IDEA Virtual Conference Kick Off begins next week! The youth and family strand kick off is Tuesday, September 1 – and the professional strand kick off is Thursday, September 3.
Please note: The IDEA Virtual Conference will host learning opportunities in a regular schedule throughout the year as follows:
- Professional sessions will be held on the 1st, 2nd, and 4th Thursday of every month from 2:45 p.m.—4:00 p.m.
- Youth and Family sessions will be held on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month from 7:00 p.m.—8:00 p.m.
Information, session descriptions, dates, and registration information can all be found at https://www.azed.gov/ideaconference. Session information will be made available approximately one month in advance on the website so that participants can reserve time in their busy schedules for important learning and connecting opportunities.
Please contact Aanya Rispoli for any questions related to the 2020 IDEA Virtual Conference. We appreciate all of the hard work being undertaken at the beginning of the school year and look forward to a productive year ahead.