Scottsdale, AZ — July 16, 2012 — Leading a school transformation requires a laser-sharp focus on student learning and achievement. Whether schools implement existing state standards or the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), the ability to use data to drive decisions is critical to ensure students are meeting increasingly rigorous learning outcomes. To help principals and their instructional teams drive continuous improvement, Evans Newton Inc. (ENI), a leading provider in professional development, coaching, and school transformation for K-12 districts, today announces a new course called the “Instructional Leadership Academy & Institute.”

Delivered in a blended model of on-site and virtual professional learning, the Instructional Leadership Academy & Institute helps educational leaders and their leadership teams gain the knowledge and skills to lead an effective conversion to data-driven, 21st century instruction. It incorporates ENI’s proven “learn and apply” methodology, which enables participants to seamlessly extend their knowledge and skills from the training room to the classroom.

Through this three-module course, participants will learn how to conduct collaborative observations of classroom instruction, called learning walks, to improve teacher effectiveness and satisfaction, and reduce turnover. Participants will explore how to use data from the Learning Walks and other tools and resources to monitor student progress and drive continuous improvement, addressing 21st century skills and the CCSS. Participants will also form local Communities of Professional Practice to reinforce best practices for transforming teacher-led classrooms into dynamic, student-centered learning environments.

The Instructional Leadership Academy & Institute is the latest in a series of new offerings from ENI, a company of education professionals who are experts in school transformation. Through its comprehensive, customizable programs and leadership training courses, ENI helps school and district leaders achieve dramatic improvements in teacher and student performance.

About Evans Newton, Inc.
Since 1973, ENI has been a trusted partner for K-12 schools and districts, collaborating with education’s leaders to measurably enhance student achievement. Through a highly collaborative process of goal setting, standards alignment, curriculum and assessment development professional development and coaching, ENI empowers teachers and school leaders to transform their schools and get results. More information can be found at www.evansnewton.com.

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Leslie Eicher