• 2014 Symposium Information

    2014 Symposium Information

    The 2014 Arizona Correctional Educators, Inc. (ACE) Professional Development Symposium is a three-day event which will be held May 28 - 30, 2014 at the Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort and Spa in Chandler, Arizona. This Symposium is a learning and sharing opportunity where teachers, corrections officers, and other industry professionals

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  • Symposium Key Note Speaker

    Symposium Key Note Speaker

    Shane J. Lopez, Ph.D., is the world’s leading researcher on hope. His mission is to teach people that investing in their future pays off today. Dr. Lopez is a Gallup Senior Scientist and Research Director for the Clifton Strengths Institute. He is coauthor of the statistical reports for the Clifton

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  • Scholarships & Grants

    Scholarships & Grants

    Arizona Correctional Educators provides scholarships and grants to qualifying individuals for professional development training.

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  • Make a Donation to Arizona Correctional Educators

    Make a Donation to Arizona Correctional Educators

    Since 2002, we have invested thousands of dollars in local scholarships to those in need in our Arizona regional communities. In 2012 alone, we provided 9 scholarships to individuals who otherwise would not have the funds to attend the event.

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Arizona Correctional Educators

Presents the

12th Annual Professional Development Symposium

Back to the Future:

Making Hope Happen!

General Information

General Information

The 2014 Arizona Correctional Educators, Inc. (ACE) Professional Development Symposium is a three-day event which will be held May 28 - 30, 2014 at the Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort and Spa in Chandler, Arizona. This Symposium is a learning and sharing opportunity where teachers, corrections officers, and other industry professionals from all around Arizona gather to teach, learn, view, shop and support Secure Care Education in a collaborative, productive, positive environment....

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Key Note Speaker

Key Note Speaker
Shane J. Lopez, Ph.D., is the world’s leading researcher on hope. His mission is to teach people that investing in their future pays off today. Dr. Lopez is a Gallup Senior Scientist and Research...

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Agenda

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Pre-Symposium Meetings/Trainings 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm Exhibitor Set-Up 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm Registration Thursday, May 29, 2014 8:00 am – 9:00 am...

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Symposium Registration Forms

Each attendee must complete and submit a registration form. Please choose your registration type below. May 29th - May 30th (Full Registration) May 29th (One Day Registration) May 30th (One...

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Award Nomination Criteria

Purpose: Awarded for outstanding contribution and service to the field of Correctional Education. Criteria: Minimum of five (5) years of service Positive impact on the field of...

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Sponsorship Opportunities

This Title Sponsorship gives ONE organization or Company the opportunity to be exclusively positioned as the ONLY presenting partner in the 2014 A.C.E. Symposium. Role of “Official Title...

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What We Do

Phoenix RisingACE is the only active professional membership organization for correctional educators and related professionals in the state. ACE mission is to advocate for excellence in correctional education by providing high quality services and resources for members. ACE values and promotes excellence, innovation and evidence-based practices supported by data and research.

ACE has aligned their regional organizational structure with the  Arizona Regional Centers which are voluntary structures implemented by County School Superintendents and/or alliance of Education Service Agencies with support from the Governor’s office and Arizona Department of Education (ADE) that provide locally defined and accessible professional development, educational services, and technical services to address the statewide high priority initiatives including but not limited to: Data Use, Standards and Assessment, Great Teacher-Great Leaders, Struggling Schools and STEM.

Correctional Education SymposiumACE joint sponsored “Phoenix Rising” has provided a venue for customized professional development/training for the past nine years for educators and related professionals from county detention, county jails, probation, ADJC, ADC, federal prisons and community colleges as well as the Arizona Supreme Court, AOC. It has been a cost-effective solution to providing professional development and training.

Local, state, national and international presenters have brought a high level of integrity, experience and expertise to symposium attendees.

Secure care education in Arizona is a continuum for court-involved juveniles and adults. Therefore, ACE provides a network where secure care professionals can share expertise and build excellence across the continuum, thus benefitting secure care students.