The Learning Sciences
The Learning Sciences Marzano Center is a leader in solutions for teacher and leader evaluation and growth. Through three key focus areas, we’ll help you implement systems that drive student achievement.
Ensure that teachers are prepared to instruct students in the cognitively complex skills necessary to meet new college and career readiness standards.
Observation and Evaluation
With options for teachers, school leaders, district leaders, and non-classroom personnel, the Learning Sciences Marzano Center offers a wide variety of high-impact observation / evaluation models.
Fully Integrated Technology
iObservation® is the ideal observation and evaluation companion, offering an interactive web-based data management system for classroom walkthroughs and teacher and leader evaluation.
Our Leadership Team
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We are the #1 solution for teacher and leader evaluation and continuous growth.
We specialize in deep implementation of teacher growth systems, with the goal of increased student achievement.
We help you develop your teachers and leaders, because every student benefits when every teacher and leader is continuously growing.
We know that you share that goal.
What Educators Are Saying
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Last week, we learned about Dr. Ilene Winokur’s lifelong love of education, which has led her from teaching third grade at an American school in Kuwait to her current post as managing director of Specialized Solutions, Kuwait’s first and only educational consulting company. Recently, Winokur wrote an article for an international education journal, focusing on[…]
When Dr. Ilene Winokur AlZaid was young, people often told her she’d make a great teacher. She wasn’t quite sure why they said that – perhaps it was her ability to relate to all types of people or her infinite patience – but she respected the teaching profession so deeply that she didn’t feel capable[…]
Last week, we spoke with Chrisencia Barzey and Brian Schum, two educators at A.D. Henderson University School, a public K-8 school on the campus of Florida Atlantic University. Both teachers told us that since the school implemented the Marzano Teacher Evaluation Model in 2011, they have grown professionally, increasing their focus on planning, creating learning[…]
A.D. Henderson University School, a public elementary and middle school situated on the campus of Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, is known for its rigorous academics and great teachers, but even at this 2004 National Blue Ribbon School, teachers are always striving to get better. Along with the rest of Palm Beach County, A.D.[…]
You know the drill: identify critical content, deliver it to students, and then give them homework to deepen their knowledge of the new material. This works, but do you ever get the urge to shake things up a little? Would your students benefit from a change to the usual routine that gives them more control[…]
Historically, education has been about developing students’ cognitive skills to improve their ability to store and process information. This is still critical, of course, but today’s rigorous college and career readiness standards also emphasize the development of students’ conative skills to prepare them for higher education and the global workplace. Put simply, students use conative[…]
Originally published in CenterEd in June, 2014. Today’s students need to know how to accept ownership of their own learning. An educator’s job becomes much easier when students are able to take control of their progress; but how, exactly, can you teach that? The Learning Sciences International Essentials for Achieving Rigor series of instructional guides[…]
Originally published in CenterEd in June, 2014. Bonny Eagle Middle School in Buxton, Maine, has been piloting iObservation, Learning Sciences International’s observation and professional development software for educators, and it’s already seeing the results. This week, the school’s principal, Mick Roy, shares an experience with a Bonny Eagle teacher who was able to put the[…]
Originally published in CenterEd in June, 2014. Over the past two weeks, we’ve been sharing valuable insight from administrators at the largest middle school in the state of Maine—Bonny Eagle Middle School. Having taken part in a pilot of iObservation, Learning Sciences International’s observation and professional development software, and instructed the faculty to study elements[…]
Originally published in CenterEd in June, 2014. Last week, we spoke with Mick Roy, principal of Bonny Eagle Middle School in Buxton, Maine, along with assistant principals, Stacey Schatzabel and Benjamin Harris. Bonny Eagle, the largest middle school in the state, has taken part in a pilot of iObservation, Learning Sciences International’s observation and professional[…]
Originally published in CenterEd in May, 2014. Buxton, Maine, takes good care of its young learners. Class sizes are small, its student-to-teacher ratio is only about 12 to 1, and each year the district spends far more than the national average on each public school student. With a low unemployment rate and a relatively affluent[…]
Bak Middle School of the Arts, a public magnet school in West Palm Beach, Florida, is every creative kid’s dream school. Not only can students “major” in a wide array of art concentrations, but Bak’s reputation for academic excellence further increases its standing as one of the community’s most highly sought after middle schools. Bak[…]