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Preparing Students for the 21st Century
The skills, knowledge, and attitudes 21st century learners bring to our schools and the skills, knowledge, and attitudes they will need to be successful in the technological, globally driven world in which they will live and work have changed dramatically. Dr. Daggett will describe what schools...
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Rigor and Relevance for ALL Students
Highly successful schools have academically rigorous curricula that also incorporate real-world relevance. These schools understand that rigor, while essential, is not adequate to lead all students to high levels of achievement. This presentation will provide an in-depth look at the...
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Components and Characteristics of Successful Schools
Highly successful schools use rigorous curricula that also incorporate real-world relevance. While there is a strong commitment to basic academics as measured by state tests, these tests are the starting line – not the finish line – for their students. Successful schools understand that rigor,...
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Integrating Academics, CTE, the Arts, and Health/Physical Education
Creating a curriculum that is interdisciplinary and offers instruction in applying a wide range of skills and knowledge is central to the success of many of the nation’s highest performing schools. This session will focus on integrating workplace skills (taught in CTE courses), the arts, health,...
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Improving Student Performance During Times of Declining Resources: Addressing Efficiency and Effectiveness
As schools and districts struggle with the conflicting realities of declining resources and the need to improve the performance of all students, innovative solutions must be implemented. Dr. Daggett will describe what the nation’s most successful schools have done to provide all students with a...
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Bringing Focus and Effective Practices to Our Classrooms
Curriculum has expanded to the point of being unwieldy in terms of scope and breadth. To gain control, district and school leaders must have access to reliable data in order to decide what students need to learn to be successful in the 21st century. Educators also need effective instructional...
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Developing 21st Century Literacy in Students
Literacy is the most critical skill needed in the 21st century. As society is challenged by constantly changing technology, individuals need to read and write at higher levels than in the past. Our literacy efforts in schools must include more than the traditional emphasis on prose, however....
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Making Academics and CTE a Seamless System
For both academic education and career and technical education, the next few years will be “the best of times” or “the worst of times.” The last decade has presented great challenges for all educators, brought about principally by No Child Left Behind, coupled with dramatic changes in the...
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Leadership for the Components of School Excellence
For schools to be successful, their leaders must be successful. Building on the eight Components of School Excellence, this presentation will lay out the role of school leadership teams in providing the structure, support, and guidance for each component. Dr. Daggett will also share the nation’s...
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Preparing for the Challenges and Opportunities of the Common Core State Standards
Fueled by moving to the Common Core State Standards and, more importantly, new assessments tied to these standards, schools must make a fundamental shift in both what is taught and how it will be taught. Students will be assessed on standards that are far more rigorous and much more applied than...
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Preparing Students to be College and Career Ready
To successfully meet the growing demand to make all students college and career ready, K-12 educators must overcome a series of challenges. Schools will be required to make a fundamental shift in both what is taught and how it will be taught. Students will be assessed on standards that are far...
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Creating Systemwide Focus on Effectiveness and Efficiency — The Daggett System for Effective Instruction
To improve student performance, especially during times of declining financial resources, the nation’s most rapidly improving schools have found that it is essential to align priorities and initiatives, and work of all levels of the system, from classroom to school to district; around...
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Leading Change During Challenging Times — Lessons Learned from Our Nation’s Most Rapidly Improving Schools
Three evolving challenges are about to accelerate simultaneously, causing the perfect storm for K-12 education. Dr. Daggett will describe the implications of 1) the Common Core State Standards, Next Generation Assessments, and teacher evaluation systems, and how they will fundamentally change...
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Creating a Culture of High Expectations
The nation’s most rapidly improving schools have created a culture of high expectations for all students, not simply because of the pending demands of the Common Core State Standards, Next Generation Assessments, and new teacher evaluation requirements, but rather because they understand the need...
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Teacher Evaluation – Take Control or Be Controlled
Over the next two years, the most intensely debated issue in and around our schools will be teacher evaluations. Pending federal legislation will require it, governors are calling for it, and the media are embracing it. As educators we can either take control of the teacher evaluation process or...
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CTE at a Crossroads
For both academic education and career and technical education, the next few years will be “the best of times” or “the worst of times.” The last decade has presented great challenges for all educators, brought about first by No Child Left Behind and now by Race to the Top, coupled with dramatic...
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Literacy Across the Curriculum
Both the workplace and postsecondary education are demanding higher levels of literacy. This reality is behind the higher expectations that underpin the Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Assessments. Meeting these demands means literacy must become a bell-to-bell responsibility of...
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