AZLA Fall Conference 2019

"Empower and Engage"



***If you are registering AFTER September 1st, a $20 LATE FEE will be included in the fees and lunch will not be guaranteed. 

Registration for VENDORS and EXHIBITORS:


When: September 21, 2018

Where:  Perry High School (1919 E Queen Creek Rd, Gilbert, AZ 85297)

Keynote Speaker: 

Akash Patel

Global Teacher Prize Finalist, Spanish Teacher at Thomas J. Rusk MS (Dallas ISD) and Founder of Happy World Foundation


Akash Patel is a Spanish and Mathematics teacher with Dallas Independent School District and the Founder of Happy World Foundation, a non-profit organization that promotes global citizenship education, citizen-to-citizen diplomacy and cross-cultural understanding in schools and communities worldwide. He speaks six languages and has traveled to over 40 countries.

In 2018, Patel was selected from over 30,000 teachers as one of the world’s top 50 educators and shortlisted as a finalist for the $1 million Global Teacher Prize. He earned his Associate degree of Liberal Studies at Oklahoma City Community College, a Bachelor of Elementary Education from the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, and a Master degree of Adult and Higher Education from the University of Central Oklahoma.  

Keynote: “Empower Students via Global Connections”

Technology makes it easier than ever to connect students to the world. But how can we better harness these connections to empower learners to think beyond their classroom walls? Global Teacher Prize Finalist Akash Patel will share resources from the Happy World Foundation for standards-based interdisciplinary learning experiences that connect, engage, and empower students as valued global citizens.

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