The College of Education, along with the Central Savannah River Area Regional Educational Service Agency, will present Rolling out Career Pathways with Bill Daggett on Friday, Jan. 27, from 2-5 p.m. in the Maxwell Theatre. Also in attendance will be John Barge, Georgia State School Superintendent.
Daggett, CEO of the International Center for Leadership in Education, is recognized worldwide for his proven ability to move education systems toward more rigorous and relevant skills and knowledge for all students.
He has assisted a number of states and hundreds of school districts with their school improvement initiatives, many in response to No Child Left Behind and the demanding adequate yearly progress provisions. Daggett also has collaborated with education ministries in several countries and with the Council of Chief State School Officers, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the National Governors Association, and many other national organizations.
Prior to founding the center, Daggett was a teacher and administrator at the secondary and postsecondary levels and a director with the New York State Education Department, where he spearheaded restructuring initiatives to focus the state’s education system on the skills and knowledge students need in a technological, information-based society.
He is the creator of the Application Model and Rigor/Relevance Framework, a practical planning and instructional tool for determining the relevance of curriculum and assessment to real-world situations. His Rigor/Relevance Framework has become a cornerstone of many school reform efforts throughout the United States. Daggett also is the senior advisor of the Institute for 21st Century Leadership, a joint effort of the Association of Career and Technical Education and the International Center for Leadership in Education.
The author of numerous books about learning and education, textbooks and research studies, reports, and journal articles, Daggett has spoken to hundreds of thousands of educators and education stakeholders in all 50 states. His enlightening, entertaining, and motivating messages have helped his listeners to look at education differently by challenging their assumptions about the purposes, benefits, and effectiveness of American schools.
Daggett has been recognized as a distinguished alumnus by both Temple University and the State University of New York at Albany. He received Albany’s Excellence in Education Award and Temple University’s 2007 Gallery of Success Award.
Dr. Daggett has a special commitment to individuals with disabilities. He and his wife, Bonnie, volunteer their time and lend their support to Wildwood Programs in upstate New York. Wildwood serves the needs of people of all ages who, like their daughter Audrey, have neurological impairments/learning disabilities or autism, by enabling them to become the best that they can be.
For more information, call ASU’s College of Education at 706-737-1499.