Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) January 18, 2012
Evans Newton Incorporated (ENI) is proud to announce the nationally recognized thought leaders who will present at the Common Core State Standards and Transformational Leadership Symposium from February 8–10, 2012 in Scottsdale, AZ. The forum of education leaders includes:
- Keynote speaker Dr. Mike Schmoker, author of the best-selling book FOCUS: Elevating the Essentials to Radically Improve Student Learning. 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.
- Dr. Paul D. Houston, founding partner of the Center of Empowered Leadership and an advocate for the Common Core State Standards Initiative, will moderate a panel discussion, titled “Leading Transformation,” addressing solutions and challenges that successful schools and districts have had throughout the transformation process.
- Denette Kolbe, supervisor of data analysis and training, and Virginia Mayfield, math instructional coach, from Putnam County School District, TN, will share how Putnam is transitioning into CCSS and transforming their schools by focusing on leadership development.
- Michelle Mansheim, principal of Clifton Elementary School of Mesa County School District 51, CO, will share how Clifton achieved significant gains on their state test results and how leadership strategies can positively impact student proficiency.
The symposium will be held at the Marriott at McDowell Mountains Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona, and will feature interactive workshops and presentations to aid administrators in transitioning to the CCSS. Participants will leave with concrete ideas for implementing systemic change and comprehensive data analyses that lead to increased student learning.
For more information or to register, please contact Melissa Myers at 480.290.1035 or 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.