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EVENTS&PD2015


Innovative, research-based solutions Every year a staggering amount of research is published in the field of education. As a busy educator, you simply don’t have time to sift through each article, take notes on best practices, and translate them into strategies that will improve your teaching. That’s where Marzano Research comes in! We’ll do all of the legwork for you. The end result? Research-based practices you can take straight to the classroom.

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Join us for workshops at our training center At our training center in Centennial, Colorado, we offer workshops for teachers, administrators, and district leaders. These workshops are great opportunities to learn from Dr. Marzano and his associates in small-group settings. You’ll get handson support and the personalized answers you need to impact student achievement.

Can’t make it to the training center? We’ll come to you! We’ve designed on-site PD services on our most popular topics. With high-quality, targeted content and the flexibility to adapt to your schedule and needs, these customized services make it easy to plot your path to success.

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Accelerate learning with effective grading 2-DAY

Fostering a Standards-Based Learning Environment Workshop Standards-based grading is more than tweaking an existing grading system. For leaders, it’s their most transformational initiative and a revolution of existing curriculum, assessment, and reporting practices. At this workshop, school leaders will experience a thoughtful and practical implementation process for each element of an effective standards-based grading system— highlighting the potential pitfalls, opportunities, and challenges. • Review the rationale and process for prioritizing standards.

March 16–17 May 6–7 Centennial, CO

Tammy Heflebower

Jan K. Hoegh

Phil Warrick

• Understand the what, why, and how of proficiency scale development. • Learn how to create, refine, or be a consumer of quality classroombased assessments. • Explore ways to determine meaningful grades.

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Identifying Levels of Mastery: Proficiency Scales Workshop • Distinguish between true learning goals and classroom activities or assignments.

March 18 May 8 Centennial, CO

• Understand the difference between declarative and procedural knowledge. • Translate broad standards into specific learning goals. • Design goals at varying levels of difficulty, and differentiate content for student needs.

Tammy Heflebower

Jan K. Hoegh

Phil Warrick

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Can’t make it to our training center? Bring this PD on-site!

Formative Assessment and Standards-Based Grading On-Site PD • Understand what research reveals about feedback, assessment, and grading. • Review and revise existing assessments for quality. • Collaborate in teams to continuously improve assessments and instruction. • Explore the uses of different kinds of formative assessments.

Standards-Based Grading for School Leaders On-Site PD • Explore concrete steps for implementing standards-based grading. • Learn to recruit and build teams of educators to prioritize standards and write proficiency scales. • Discover three kinds of assessments, and learn how educators can use each type as an effective part of a standards-based grading system. • Understand the unique grading challenges posed by exceptional learners and how to incorporate accommodations and modifications into grading practices.

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Maximize students’ academic potential 1-DAY

Using Questioning Sequences in the Classroom Workshop

June 25 Centennial, CO

Elicit higher-order thinking from students. Research indicates that the intentional use of targeted questions in a coordinated sequence is an effective way to enhance students’ reasoning skills and increase rigor in the classroom. Questioning sequences lead students through the process of making an authentic claim and supporting it with evidence. • Learn the four phases of an effective questioning sequence.

Robert J. Marzano

Sonny Magaña

• Increase the rigor of content through questioning sequences that build students’ argumentation skills. • Understand how to scaffold students’ thinking through appropriate questions about details, categories, elaborations, and evidence.

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Closing the Achievement Gap With Vocabulary Instruction Workshop

June 26

Centennial, CO

• Learn why direct vocabulary instruction is a crucial element of students’ development as readers and thinkers. • Understand the components of a comprehensive framework for vocabulary and how to select a customized set of vocabulary terms aligned with the Common Core or your state standards. • Review a six-step process for effective vocabulary instruction, complete with detailed examples, resources, technology integration suggestions, and templates.

Mitzi Hoback

Diane E. Paynter

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Want to enhance your vocabulary training? Bring this PD on-site!

Vocabulary for English Learners On-Site PD • Understand the three different kinds of terms students must master and how explicit direct instruction helps English learners succeed. • Discover how to use a list of basic and advanced vocabulary to scaffold and support learning for English learners. • Acquire a six-step process for effective vocabulary instruction.

Vocabulary for the Common Core On-Site PD • Learn why direct vocabulary instruction is crucial to developing readers and thinkers. • Explore the research linking vocabulary knowledge with academic achievement. • Gain resources and templates to support your vocabulary instruction.

Vocabulary for the New Science Standards On-Site PD • Discover how vocabulary instruction can enhance students’ understanding of science concepts. • Plan for teaching each of the six steps using descriptions and examples from the NGSS. • Learn to develop systems for assessing and tracking student vocabulary knowledge.

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Reach unprecedented levels of school performance Dr. Marzano’s vision for K–12 education is simple: the vast majority of schools can be highly effective in promoting student learning. To show how, he created the Marzano High Reliability Schools™ framework. This framework, based on 40 years of educational research, defines five progressive levels of performance that a school must master to become a high reliability school—where all students learn the content and skills they need for success in college, careers, and beyond.

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Safe and Collaborative Culture

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Effective Teaching in Every Classroom

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Guaranteed and Viable Curriculum

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Standards-Referenced Reporting

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Competency-Based Education

Make it official! Join the HRS Network, or apply for HRS certification at one or more levels. Contract HRS services for your school or district, and become a lifetime member of the HRS Network. We’ll work with you to determine how to start your HRS journey. Typical enrollment packages include exclusive access for all school or district staff to surveys and the members-only Network Resource Center, data analysis of your survey results, selected professional development to help you reach your HRS goals, one seat at the annual HRS Summit, and networking opportunities with other HRS Network members. Looking to implement HRS across a district? A school? A small or rural school? You can do it! We’ll customize a proposal for your needs. 8


Can’t attend the summit? Check out our Building a High Reliability School Workshop on page 14!

SUMMIT 2015

July 8–9 | Aurora, CO

The Summit Conference and Event Center

The Marzano High Reliability Schools™ framework, based on 40 years of research, defines five progressive levels of performance that a school must master to become a high reliability school— where all students learn the content and skills they need for success in college and careers. This summit is the perfect opportunity to learn more about the framework, whether you want an introduction to the model or are already working to become a high reliability school. You’ll also have the opportunity to engage in facilitated idea and strategy sharing with schools and districts from around the world.

Robert J. Marzano

Phil Warrick

Tammy Heflebower

Jan K. Hoegh

• Explore the Marzano High Reliability Schools™ framework and perspectives for leadership within the specific levels of the model. • Gain a deeper understanding of leadership and strategies that relate to specific leading indicators in specific levels of the model. • Collaborate with colleagues in the discussion and exchange of ideas for school improvement initiatives. • Engage in initial strategic planning initiatives for the upcoming school year with the option to have Marzano Research experts work directly with your school team.

Want to dig deeper? Stay an extra day to attend the Understanding Competency-Based Education Workshop. Learn more on page 10.

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Empower students to take ownership of their learning

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Enhancing Critical Skills Through Classroom Games Workshop

July 23–24 Centennial, CO

Learn to enhance students’ argumentation and reasoning skills. Classroom games have been found to be associated with significant gains in student achievement, increased student curiosity, and more positive student attitudes toward the content being learned. • Identify specific elements of the standards that relate to argumentation and reasoning.

Robert J. Marzano

Julia A. Simms

• Uncover specific component skills that students need to learn as they develop a deeper capacity to logically construct and evaluate arguments. • Discover practical strategies and mini-lesson ideas for teaching the component skills in your classroom. • Explore ways to incorporate games and activities into your lessons, from on-the-fly sponge activities to longer team-based games.

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Understanding Competency-Based Education Workshop

July 10 October 8

Centennial, CO

• Understand the key differences between time-based and performance-based systems of learning. • Learn how shared vision plays an essential role in personal mastery systems. • Discover the importance of continuous improvement, and use tools to assess your organizational needs. Wendy J. Battino

Rick M. Schreiber

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Dig deeper with these on-site competency-based education services offered by the Re-Inventing Schools Coalition (RISC), a division of Marzano Research.

Teaching and Learning in a Compentency-Based Classroom • Understand how to monitor student progress in a competency-based system. • Communicate with parents. • Use instructional strategies that help students apply skills in simulated and real-life scenarios. • Learn how to unpack learning targets, align assessments, and use a balanced instructional model.

Designing Competency-Based Schools and Classrooms • Define personalized learning and competency-based education for your school. • Understand key design issues—related to academics, operations, and community—a school must address to create personalized, competency-based learning models. • Define the elements of an instructional model that supports personalized, competency-based learning. • Discover how the roles of students and teachers differ in a competency-based system and how to support them in the transition.

Designing a Competency-Based District • Define personalized learning and competency-based education for your organization. • Explore common pitfalls or stumbling blocks when transitioning to a personalized learning and competency-based system and how to avoid them. • Learn how to communicate with parents and other stakeholders and facilitate a shared vision. • Develop a plan for district-level implementation and scaling.

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Reinvigorate your teaching 2-DAY

Applying the Art and Science of Teaching Workshop Classroom instructional strategies should clearly be based on sound science and research, but knowing when and with whom to use them is more of an art. At this workshop, you’ll learn how to use the Art and Science of Teaching framework to ensure quality teaching that balances the necessity of research-based data with the equally vital need to understand the strengths and weaknesses of individual students. Understand how the design questions represent a logical planning sequence for successful instruction.

April 22–23 August 18–19 Centennial, CO

Tammy Heflebower

Phil Warrick

• Learn the instructional framework needed for high-level instruction, including 3 lesson segments, 9 design questions, and 41 elements. • Experience various instructional elements for each design question. • Reflect on personal strengths and challenges for each instructional element. • Gain a new understanding of effective teaching and learning.

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Transforming Instruction With Technology Workshop

April 24 August 20 Centennial, CO

• Explore the 41 research-based instructional strategies to improve learning in any classroom. • Understand how to leverage your existing technology to enhance the artful application of these strategies in your classroom. • Learn your own unique pedagogical strengths and areas in which you would like to develop greater proficiency. • Discover new ways to combine individual and collective reflection to build contributive learning communities.

Sonny Magaña

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Need to train a large group? Bring this PD on-site!

The Art and Science of Teaching On-Site PD • Acquire a common language of instruction. • Master essential instructional routines such as providing clear learning goals and defining levels of proficiency. • Acquire strategies for delivering new content, and practice them to deepen understanding. • Discover the importance of applying knowledge by generating and testing hypotheses.

Enhancing the Art and Science of Teaching With Technology On-Site PD • Explore the 41 research-based instructional strategies to improve learning in any classroom. • Understand how to leverage your existing technology to enhance the artful application of these strategies in your classroom. • Learn your own unique pedagogical strengths and areas in which you would like to develop greater proficiency. • Discover new ways to combine individual and collective reflection to build contributive learning communities.

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Take the powerful next step in school reform

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Building a High Reliability School Workshop High reliability organizations (HROs) continually pursue errorfree performance and take proactive steps to prevent failure. In the era of accountability, schools are expected to be HROs. The Marzano High Reliability Schools™ framework provides a clear blueprint for this purpose. This workshop will introduce school leaders to five levels of high reliability and the use of leading and lagging indicators as tools for strategic planning and monitoring school progress.

October 6–7 Centennial, CO

Tammy Heflebower

Jan K. Hoegh

• Explore the five levels of the Marzano High Reliability Schools™ framework, and reflect on where your school or district is within each level. • Understand how to use leading and lagging indicators as tools for strategic planning and monitoring. • Learn the critical commitments for schools at each level of high reliability. • Examine survey data systems to gather baseline information on each level of high reliability.

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Supporting Beginning Teachers Workshop

July 30–31

Centennial, CO

• Gain an understanding of how to establish a solid foundation for mentoring relationships. • Acquire specific strategies to provide essential physical, emotional, and institutional support for beginning teachers. • Learn how a mentor can provide specific and timely feedback in the beginning teacher’s developmental stage.

Robert J. Marzano Tina H. Boogren

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Phil Warrick


Looking for additional learning opportunities? Check out our new on-site PD!

Supporting Beginning Teachers On-Site PD • Understand the foundational research and theory on supporting beginning teachers. • Explore how to identify effective mentors, and gain an understanding of how to establish a solid foundation for mentoring. • Acquire specific strategies to provide essential physical, emotional, and institutional support for beginning teachers.

College and Career Readiness On-Site PD • Gain a clear understanding of what college and career readiness means. • Discover which skills are necessary to be college and career ready. • Learn ways to provide explicit instruction for college- and career-readiness skills.

Creating a Highly Engaged Classroom On-Site PD • Gain sound instructional strategies for engaging students. • Distinguish between short-term attention and deep engagement. • Connect classroom goals to students’ personal goals.

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