Summer Conference to Explore the Latest Innovations in Education

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With Presenters Like Heidi Hayes Jacobs and John Covington, the July 2012 School Improvement Innovation Summit Will Enable Educators to Bring Schools and Classrooms Up to Date

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[SIIS] gave me the opportunity to share and connect with some of the most innovative and informed professionals in education. I took home ideas and resources... but most importantly... my optimism for schools and the teaching profession is renewed

Ask any teacher, and she’ll tell you: education is changing. With a rapidly transforming job market, tightening budgets, and competitors nipping at each other’s heels, the stakes are higher than ever. And while emerging models of education are reflecting this fact, becoming more and more results driven, the tools that educators rely on to guide practice are too often falling short. “The game is changing,” says Cory Linton, vice president of School Improvement Network,” and if we’re going to give our students the best chance we can, our teaching strategies will need to change with it.”

In an effort to provide educators with the best tools to drive change forward, Linton and hundreds of others will gather in Salt Lake City, Utah this summer at the School Improvement Innovation Summit (SIIS). The Summit will feature education experts like Heidi Hays Jacobs, John Covington, and Jay McTighe, who will share strategies for overcoming challenges in today’s classroom, and achieving real, quantifiable success, year in and year out. Conference participants can look forward to receiving instruction in:

  •     Innovative leadership techniques that increase college and career readiness
  •     The latest products and tools for teachers and administrators
  •     The most effective pedagogical strategies for 21st century classrooms
  •     Successful integration of the Common Core Standards
  •     Equity tied to practice that works for all students
  •     Innovations in professional development

In addition to providing participants with a new set of educational tools, SIIS gives attendees the chance to interact one-on-one with presenters, creating an intimate learning environment and a unique networking opportunity. “I appreciated the opportunity to speak with speakers after their presentations,” says educator Teresa Anderson of last year’s Summit. “The advice I received from them was incredibly helpful.”

Other participants echo Anderson’s sentiments. Mary Conner, who attended the Summit as well says, “[SIIS] gave me the opportunity to share and connect with some of the most innovative and informed professionals in education. I took home ideas and resources... but most importantly... my optimism for schools and the teaching profession is renewed.”

“It reshaped my thinking about what we’re trying to accomplish in education,” adds Nate Justis, “and how to implement real change.”

This year’s Summit will be held July 16 to 17 at the downtown Salt Lake Hilton. Applicants who sign up before March 1, 2012 will receive $100 off the cost of the Summit. Reserve your seat today at http://conferences.schoolimprovement.com.
About School Improvement Network

Founded in 1991 by teachers, the School Improvement Network provides comprehensive, research-based professional development anytime, anywhere. As the home of The Video Journal of Education, PD 360, Observation 360, the Learning 360 Framework, Equity 360, and Common Core 360, School Improvement Network resources focus on the most relevant topics, feature the top experts, and show educators how to put theory into practice. School Improvement Network works with thousands of schools and districts in every state and around the world and has visited over 3,000 classrooms to document best practices in action. Learn more at http://www.schoolimprovement.com.

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Duane Sprague
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