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Keynote Addresses from School Improvement Network’s 2012 School Improvement Innovation Summit Now Available Online

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After being presented to hundreds of educators from across the nation, keynote addresses from many of today’s leading figures in education innovation are available to the general public.

Speakers from School Improvement Network’s 2012 School Improvement Innovation Summit on July 16-17, 2012 were chosen based on their innovative, high-impact work in education. Their remarks on leadership in education, equity, the Common Core Standards and professional learning, all given in the 20-minute, TED talk format, are now available on the 2012 School Improvement Summit website.

Chet Linton, School Improvement Network CEO and president, spoke about the national security threat rising from declining U.S. test scores and a lack of highly educated, specialized workers, all of which roots back to the urgency to make sure students have the skills necessary to start college or a career after their K-12 education.

“We need…a system of learning that ties into our teacher effectiveness, that ties in student-centered learning and that ties in strong instructional leadership,” Linton said. “Ultimately…that will help us accomplish our cause of making 100% happen and having every student be college and career ready because teachers will be effective and understand how to get there.”

Heidi Hayes Jacobs, PhD, author and director of Curriculum 21, spoke about educating students for the 21st century, especially leaving outdated educational practices for modern methods that connect with today’s students.

“The minute you put anything on paper, it’s over. My friends, paper is dead,” she said. “Kids are looking to see what century you’re in, and you have to choose it.”

Keynote speakers all received School Improvement Network’s Innovation in Education Award, given to education thought leaders whose research or work shows high-impact and innovative strategies for improving student achievement and outcomes.

For access to the 2012 School Improvement Innovation Summit keynote address from every session, click here.     

About School Improvement Network
Founded in 1991 by teachers, School Improvement Network has spent decades researching and documenting the best practices in education. From this research, School Improvement Network has developed the Teacher Effectiveness System (TES). TES outlines a step-by-step process to improve teacher practice, and arms educators with a set of powerful tools that can be used to complete each step. Research shows that districts and schools that use the tools in the Teacher Effectiveness System produce better teachers, and as a result experience dramatic increases in student achievement, driving up student test scores by as much as 30% in a single year. School Improvement Network works with thousands of schools and districts in every state and around the world and has visited over 3,500 classrooms to document best practices in action. Learn more at http://www.schoolimprovement.com.

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