October 22, 2018

Marzano Center Essentials for Achieving Rigor

Successful standards-based instruction starts with teaching students foundational knowledge and skills that can be built upon throughout the instructional cycle. This type of instruction requires extended processing and application of knowledge and asks students to ask questions and experiment with their new knowledge.

During these hands-on sessions created by the LSI Marzano Center, teachers will create a toolbox filled with the instructional strategies, tools, and resources that are the focus of each session.

Marzano Center Essentials for Achieving RigorTeaching for Rigor:
A Call for a Critical
Instructional Shift

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Core Instruction

Discover how to use criteria for success to identify critical content and group students as they process, elaborate, record, and represent their knowledge.

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Deepening Core Instruction

Explore how to manage student response rates with questioning sequence techniques, as well as help students practice skills, examine similarities and differences, analyze their reasoning, and revise their knowledge.

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Facilitating Complex Learning

Learn how to organize students and provide guidance and support as students engage in cognitively complex tasks, such as investigation, problem-solving, experimental inquiry, and decision-making.

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Learning Targets and Scales

Participants will create and implement rigorous learning targets and performance scales. They will understand the difference between declarative and procedural knowledge and how processes relate to planning, cognitive, and conative processes required by the standards, and what and how learning targets are used to create a progression of performance levels.

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Monitor & Measure

Teachers will learn how to use rigorous learning targets and performance scales to make instructional decisions and drive formative assessment. Teachers will create formative assessments to track student progress, plan to monitor student learning, and discover how to encourage student ownership of learning.

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Instructional Decision Making

Teachers need to use instructional strategies wisely and efficiently for students to meet rigorous standards. In this session, teachers learn to purposefully select, implement, and align instructional strategies with standards-based performance scales so students can succeed with a rigorous learning progression.

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Conditions for Learning

Learn to construct and plan to implement strategies necessary to design a learning environment that provides a foundation for achieving rigor, encourages social and emotional learning, and enhances instruction. Discover how-to strategies and teach associated conative skills, as well as how to tailor to student needs.

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Monitoring for Learning

Learn how to use classroom formative assessment to help students hit their learning targets. This hands-on session gives teachers the techniques, tools, and resources to monitor for learning during a lesson, use assessment tasks, and adapt instruction based on student evidence.

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Vocabulary for Learning

This hands-on session guides participants through the Marzano 6-step process for vocabulary instruction and provides examples of implementation. Participants have an opportunity to plan specific activities that will help them implement each step in their own classrooms.

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Tracking for Real-Time Learning

For educators who are seeking the most reliable data to effectively inform instruction, this training will foster teachers’ understanding and ability to use monitoring strategies throughout the lesson to collect evidence of standards-based student learning. The evidence collected will then be used to inform instructional decisions that will decrease the number of students requiring intervention.

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Coaching for Implementation

LSI offers on-site coaching sessions intended as a follow-up to training where an expert consultant facilitates a team of instructional leaders in classroom observation or artifact examination, feedback, and coaching to strengthen the implementation of the Essentials for Achieving Rigor.

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Learning Targets & Scales for Leaders

Learn to provide feedback to support teachers when constructing and implementing rigorous learning targets and performance scales to help students understand what they are learning and drive instructional decisions. Discuss how to provide feedback as teachers create or strengthen targets and scales for the classroom.

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Monitoring for Learning for Leaders

Learn how to use classroom formative assessment to help students hit their learning targets. This hands-on session gives teachers the techniques, tools, and resources to monitor for learning during a lesson, use assessment tasks, and adapt instruction based on student evidence.

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Monitor and Measure for Leaders

Learn to provide feedback to support teachers as they use rigorous learning targets from a performance scale to make instructional decisions (monitor) and drive formative assessment (measure). Discuss the importance of connecting assessments with the progression of learning embedded in a performance scale and examine how teachers plan to monitor student learning in both formal and informal ways to track student progress using evidence.

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Instructional Decision Making for Leaders

Discuss how to support and provide feedback to help teachers develop expertise in instructional decision-making. School leaders will enhance their understanding of the instructional decision-making process to more effectively support teachers as they plan to scaffold to rigorous standards.

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