SOURCE: Evans Newton Incorporated

Evans Newton Incorporated

August 16, 2011 16:17 ET

Common Core State Standards and School Transformation Symposium Hosted by Evans Newton Incorporated in October 2011

Interactive Seminar Provides Tools to Help Administrators Lead Their Districts Through the Implementation of the Common Core

SCOTTSDALE, AZ--(Marketwire - Aug 16, 2011) - The Fall 2011 Common Core State Standards and School Transformation Symposium, hosted by Evans Newton Incorporated (ENI), will be held at the Scottsdale Marriott at McDowell Mountains in Scottsdale, Arizona, from October 5-7, 2011. The event features interactive workshops, panel discussions, and research findings to aid administrators in increasing and maintaining student achievement results while transitioning to the Common Core State Standards by the 2014 deadline.

Participants will leave with concrete ideas for implementing systemic change and comprehensive data analyses that lead to increased student learning -- keys to success -- while transitioning to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS).

Nationally recognized thought leaders and practitioners will present on the following topics:

  • Leading the Transition to CCSS: Participants will engage in an interactive group activity that will reveal some of the greatest challenges that the CCSS present for school and district leaders.
  • The Process of Transitioning to the CCSS: Starting with the revision of the Curriculum Pacing Guide, Putnam County School District will share some of the opportunities and challenges of transitioning to CCSS.
  • Distributed Leadership in School Transformation: The superintendent of Dorchester School District Two and SCASA's 2012 "Superintendent of the Year" will share some pros and cons of his leadership style as it relates to school transformation.
  • Collaborative Leadership Strategy in School Transformation: The principal of Eugene Field Elementary School will discuss how engaging the staff and community from the ground up in this process has lead to huge gains in student achievement and community participation.
  • Transforming an Underperforming School: The principal of Clifton Elementary School will share her experience in moving from a chronic underperforming school to one that achieved AYP in 2011.
  • Implementing the Common Core State Standards with Integrity and Fidelity: A nationally recognized leader on data analysis will provide participants with a framework for Continuous School Improvement to help during their transition.
  • Leading Transformation: Panel discussion about solutions and challenges successful ENI partners have had throughout the transformation process, led by an Executive Director Emeritus of AASA. Panel participants include all of the CCSS School Transformation Event Speakers.

For more information or to register, please contact Melissa Myers at 800.443.0544 ext. 219 or You can also register online at To receive ENI's discounted hotel rate at the Scottsdale Marriott at McDowell Mountains, please contact Vickie Hoffman at 800.443.0544 ext. 310 or

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Since 1973, the professionals at ENI have been working with schools to improve student achievement using innovative, customized programs tailored to state objectives and standardized tests. Our 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 by establishing a research-based foundation for sustainable change. The company is headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona. Learn more at:

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