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Final Farewell for Eisenhower Mathematics and Science Consortia

Esteemed Education Reform Leader Dr. Willard Daggett to Deliver Keynote Address and Professional Development Session at the North Central Eisenhower Mathematics and Science Consortium Final Advisory Board and State Teams Meeting

June 1, 2005

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS—Dr. Willard Daggett, president of the International Center for Leadership in Education, will deliver the keynote address on achieving high academic standards for all students—at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 14, 2005, at the Sofitel in Rosemont, Illinois—for the final North Central Eisenhower Mathematics and Science Consortium Advisory Board and State Teams meeting. In addition, he will conduct a professional development session expanding upon the topic on Wednesday, June 15. Dr. Daggett will focus on the effective use of data to drive instruction and how new technologies will impact the need for advanced academic skills.

"We couldn't think of a more appropriate speaker to deliver the final address to our board members and state teams," stated Barbara Youngren, director of the North Central Eisenhower Mathematics and Science Consortium at Learning Point Associates. "Dr. Daggett's work with education reform aligns with the work we currently conduct through Learning Point Associates."

The North Central Eisenhower Mathematics and Science Consortium has delivered research-based technical assistance to more than 2,500 educators throughout the North Central region and has distributed more than 27,000 high-quality products.

Part of Learning Point Associates, this group is well known for helping schools and districts develop curriculum frameworks aligned with state standards; review, select, and implement curriculum materials; implement instructional strategies; introduce and implement Lesson Study; and collaborate on school improvement planning.

"As I work with the nation's most successful schools, I am finding an increased focus on math and science," Dr. Daggett said. "The work of the Eisenhower Mathematics and Science Consortia is a great example of how to do this well."

About Dr. Willard Daggett
Dr. Willard Daggett is president of the International Center for Leadership in Education. He is known worldwide for his efforts to move the education system toward more rigorous and relevant skills and knowledge for all students. Dr. Daggett has held both teaching and administrative positions and is the author of 12 textbooks. He is the designer of the Application Model, which provides a framework to determine the relevance of curriculum and assessment to real-world situations. The Application Model is part of the Rigor/Relevance Framework, which has become a cornerstone of reform initiatives throughout the world. For more information, call 518-399-2776 or visit www.daggett.com.

About Learning Point Associates
In 2003, Learning Point Associates became a nationally and internationally focused education nonprofit organization. With offices in Naperville, Illinois; Chicago; and Washington, D.C., Learning Point Associates is a resource for all education stakeholders. It works directly with K–16 practitioners, policymakers, and funders to build research- and technology-based products, tools, and resources; deliver capacity-building professional services and technical assistance; and conduct high-integrity evaluation and policy research.

In 1984, Learning Point Associates was founded as the North Central Regional Educational Laboratory (NCREL®), one of the 10 regional educational laboratories funded by the U.S. Department of Education. The organization was chartered to perform and deliver research, development, technical assistance, and policy activities to address critical education issues for the seven-state Midwest region (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin). NCREL continues as a wholly owned subsidiary of Learning Point Associates.


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