Dr. Mike Schmoker to Keynote Evans Newton Incorporated's Winter 2012 Administrators Common Core State Standards and Transformational Leadership Symposium

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Nationally Recognized Thought Leader in Education Focuses on the Importance of Curriculum and Lesson Design to Improve Student Learning

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By implementing fairly simple best practices, we can bridge the achievement gap in just a few years.

According to Dr. Mike Schmoker, a nationally recognized leader in education, the U.S. has made only limited progress toward creating truly better schools in the last 30 years of school reform. However, many studies confirm that making essential, simple improvements in curriculum will vastly increase the number of students who are prepared for college and careers. Schmoker will address these issues during his keynote presentation at the Winter 2012 Common Core State Standards and Transformational Leadership Symposium hosted by Evans Newton Incorporated (ENI).

During his presentation, Dr. Schmoker will highlight the three primary elements that educators must focus on to dramatically improve student learning: what we teach; how we teach; and building authentic literacy in both of those. Attendees will leave with best practices that lead to truly substantive education reform.

According to Dr. Schmoker, “By implementing fairly simple best practices (listed above), we can bridge the achievement gap in just a few years.” He continued, “There is compelling evidence that if these three elements are implemented well, they would improve student learning more than all other current initiatives combined.”

The Symposium, hosted by Evans Newton Incorporated, features presentations from education thought leaders and practitioners from across the country. The event will be held at the Scottsdale Marriott at McDowell Mountains in Scottsdale, Arizona, from February 8–10, 2012.

Dr. Schmoker is the best-selling author of the book FOCUS: Elevating the Essentials to Radically Improve Student Learning (ASCD 2011). Dr. Schmoker is a former school administrator, English teacher, and football coach. He has written five books and dozens of articles for educational journals, newspapers, and for TIME magazine. Dr. Schmoker has keynoted at hundreds of state, national, and international events and has consulted for school districts and state and provincial education departments throughout the United States, Canada, and Australia.

For more information or to register, please contact Melissa Myers at 480.290.1035 or email her at mmyers(at)evansnewton(dot)com. You can also register online at http://www.evansnewton.com/symposium.

About Evans Newton Incorporated
Since 1973, the professionals at ENI have worked with schools to improve student achievement, using innovative, customized programs tailored to state objectives and standardized tests. ENI’s TargetTeach® process has been used by schools and districts across the country to create dramatic improvement in student performance while empowering teachers and school leaders through establishing a research-based foundation for sustainable change. The company is headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona. Learn more at: evansnewton.com/turnaround.


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