We invite you to join us for the fifth annual EdTechTeam Arizona Summit featuring Google for Education and hosted by Grand Canyon University in partnership with the Arizona K12 Center.
The Arizona K12 Center serves as a vital hub connecting Arizona's educators with the most current best practices in professional development. As the demands of our 21st Century economy and demographics emerge, the education community is called upon to respond in kind. New approaches are required to address new challenges. At the same time, we cannot afford to simply embrace innovation for its own sake. Now more than ever, research-based answers are essential to enhancing teacher performance and student learning.
With the practitioner standing at the intersection of theory and practice, the Arizona K12 Center develops and facilitates leading professional development solutions for our classrooms today. They support Arizona’s teachers to new and improved practice. When they help teachers be their best, they are helping their students to do the same. Watch this video to learn more about their work.
Since 1949, Grand Canyon University has been helping students find their purpose and achieve their potential by preparing them to pursue their chosen career, advance in their current career or re-career into a different field. As a Christian university, GCU also encourages students to find their purpose in Christ, with an emphasis on applying Christian values and ethics to their studies and to the workplace. GCU offers online and campus-based degree programs within a dynamic learning environment for both traditional students as well as working professionals. Our classes involve engaging interaction with classmates as well as individual attention from instructors who care about your success. As a regionally accredited university, GCU is consistently ranked among top colleges offering online courses by noteworthy sources including Fortune Small Business, TheBestSchools.org and more. For more information, visit www.gcu.edu.
Travel Information

Phoenix, AZ

Things are different in the desert. The sky is bigger. The stars are brighter. The sunsets stops you in your tracks. America’s sixth largest city still has real cowboys and rugged mountains and the kind of cactus most people see only in cartoons. Phoenix is the gateway to the Grand Canyon, and its history is a testament to the spirit of puebloans, ranchers, miners, and visionaries. (I took this text from the Visit Phoenix webpage) After the conference you have the evenings to explore the greater Phoenix area and there are tons of great restaurants to choose from. Extend your stay and enjoy a day trip to one of many tourist favorites to include Sedona, Flagstaff, Jerome, and Tombstone. If you would rather stay close by you can always visit the Desert Botanical Gardens, Heard Museum, Phoenix Art Museum, Arizona Science Center, or enjoy a day of golf, shopping, or a sporting event. Visit Phoenix, has just the information you need to make your stay in Phoenix and the surrounding area a memorable one.

Nearby Points of Interest

  • The Orpheum Theatre
  • Phoenix Zoo
  • Phoenix Art Museum

Air Travel & Transportation

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport: 
Grand Canyon University is a short 15 minute drive from Sky Harbor Airport.
When exiting the airport: 
  • Follow signs for I-10 West / SR-51 North
  • Continue on I-10 West for 5 miles
  • Exit 143A onto I-17 North towards Flagstaff
  • Continue on I-17 North for 3.4 Miles
  • Exit 203 - Camelback Road
  • Turn left onto Camelback Road
  • Grand Canyon University will be on your right
METRO Light Rail
Just steps from the front door of GCU, the Valley METRO Light Rail serves the central Phoenix and Tempe corridors. Tickets for a single ride or a multi-day pass can be purchased online or at any train station, please visit their website for more information.
Valley Metro BUS 
The Valley Metro BUS system is one of the largest in North America with over 55 million riders each year. A fleet of over 1,200 buses connect people to locations throughout the greater Phoenix area as well as the surrounding cities including Tempe, Scottsdale and Mesa. Single ride and multi-day passes can be purchased at various locations or online, please visit their website for more information.

Hotel Recommendations

Approximately 6 miles from GCU
Embassy Suites Phoenix Biltmore: 
2630 E. Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85016.
Phone: 602-955-3992
The Ritz-Carlton Phoenix:
2401 E. Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85016
Phone: 602-468-0700.
Approximately 7-12 miles from GCU
Arizona Biltmore:
2400 E. Missouri Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85016.
Phone: 602-955-6600
Hyatt Place Phoenix-North:
10838 N. 25th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85029
Phone: 602-997-8800
Sheraton Crescent Hotel: 
2620 W. Dunlap Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85021
Phone: 602-943-8200
Courtyard by Marriott Phoenix West/Avondale: 
1650 N. 95th Ln, Phoenix, AZ 85037
Phone: 623-271-7660
Renaissance Phoenix Glendale Hoel and Spa: 
9495 W. Coyotes Blvd, Glendale, AZ 85305

Driving and Parking Information

Attendees can enter 33rd Ave and Camelback and park in the parking structure. Parking permits are not required
Driving Directions
Use Google Maps to generate your own directions.
Note: All registrations are final and non-refundable but transferable.
Please contact [email protected] for more information. There are no refunds for no shows.