A PDF version of the #Connect&Inspire Agenda can be downloaded here.

To obtain a conference registration code, email conf.registration@educatearizona.com.

 

Friday September 7, 2018

5:30 – 6:15 pm | Conference Check-In & Happy Hour Mixer

6:15 – 6:45 pm | Opening Remarks

6:45 – 7:30 pm | Happy Hour Mixer

Saturday September 8, 2018

8:00-9:00 am | Conference Check-in, Continental Breakfast, & Vendor Exhibit

9:00- 9:50 am | Opening Speakers, Keynote: Clifton Taulbert

9:50-10:10 am | Arizona Education Data Walk

10:10-10:20 am | Transition

10:20-10:50 am | Break-out Session: TED Talks -Inspiring talks from students, teachers, administrators and community members. WHY each goal is so critical to expand educational opportunity and excellence in Arizona, and HOW they did it.

10:50-11:00 | Transition

11:00-11:50| Break-out Session: Panels of teachers, administrators, businesses, nonprofits and community members share WHY each goal is so critical to expand educational opportunity and excellence in Arizona, and HOW they did it.

Breakouts include:

Early Literacy- “How might we use intervention and prevention strategies through community efforts to address this issue?”

STEM Readiness – “How can we  bring awareness & relevance to math/STEM? How can math/STEM make the connection to the real world and greater educational opportunity in the future?”

High School Graduation – “How might we help build a community of support that allows students to see themselves past high school and what the roles look like and experience them? How might we help address attendance issues like bullying, mental health, support structures and more so students have an opportunity to be successful in high school?  

Navigating Post-Secondary Systems.- “How might we help students navigate complex post-secondary systems as a community?”  

11:50-12:50 | Lunch and Vendor Exhibit

1:00-1:45 | Design Thinking: Setting the Stage

1:45-1:55 | Transition

1:55-4:30 | Tackling Education Challenges as a Community: Engage in a Collaborative Design Thinking Challenge where you’ll join a diverse, small group (business, non-profit, educators, and more) to brainstorm a solution to a relevant problem. Small groups will come together, led by an experienced facilitator to ensure all voices are heard. Then, using a prototype design, we’ll pitch ideas and decide which to keep moving forward. Groups will have the opportunity to further connect and enact their designs with the potential of attracting additional support following the conference.

4:30-4:45 | Transition

4:45-5:00 | Closing

 
A PDF version of the #Connect&Inspire Agenda can be downloaded here.