Exclusive Providers of Marzano Evaluation PD

Onsite or live virtual: Put the best academic research into action

“There’s just not a lot of time for observation. We compacted the elements into broader categories. It’s much more efficient and can be effectively used even with two or three observations.”

Dr. Robert J. Marzano

Powerful Strategies for Busy Observers & Teachers

With totally new challenges and rules for success and time constraints, it’s never been more important for teachers and observers to rapidly master relevant competencies.

Our Marzano Research-Based professional development does this by focusing on the very best scientific principals and research that includes:

  • PD for Districts and Observers
  • Supplementary Observer PD
  • Evaluative PD for Teachers
  • Non-Evaluative PD for Teachers

It’s time to bring these dynamic methods for creating powerful strategies to your district. Now your team can grow professionally and improve learning in the classroom while they become skilled at adapting to learning environment changes.

Developed with World Recognized Education Research Authority – Dr. Robert Marzano

True to its name, the Focused Teacher Model efficiently focuses on student results with leading indicators – and the PD sessions are a perfect compliment.

Cut evaluation time by more than 50%!

Through a variety of options, teachers and observers alike will become highly skilled at delivering and observing standards-based instruction, reinforced by improved inter-rater agreement and strong diagnostic feedback.

This increased expertise will help everyone regain control of their time.

Move It Off Your Desk And Take It Online

iObservation is an easy-to-use tablet-friendly platform that’s a powerful resource for teachers and administrators. It collects, manages, and reports longitudinal data from classroom walkthroughs, teacher evaluations, and teacher observations.

It’s the only authorized platform with Dr. Robert Marzano’s official research-based strategies for teacher effectiveness. Get ready to dramatically improve the evaluation experience for your entire district, its leadership, teachers, and non-classroom professionals.

Onsite and Live Virtual Professional
Development Sessions

PD for Districts and Observers

Title: Overview and Inter-Rater Agreement* [CORE PD]

Audience:
Observers

Description:

Day 1: Introduction This session focuses on an overview of the Marzano Focused Teacher Evaluation Model, which includes a comprehensive and research-based description of teacher effectiveness that measures the impact of teachers using observation protocols, classroom artifacts, student work, and professional growth plans. The session teaches district leaders, principals, and all staff who observe or support teachers to focus on the 23 core competencies to measure effectiveness and guide a teacher from standards-based planning through selection and implementation of research-based instructional strategies, to awareness of conditions for learning in the classroom and professional responsibilities.

Day 2: Inter-Rater Agreement
This session focuses on five critical conditions for building teacher expertise and learning the process for using protocols to observe classroom instruction. As part of that practice, participants will utilize the protocol to observe classroom videos and determine which strategies are being used.

Day 3: Scoring and Deepening Calibration* This session focuses on utilizing the five-step process to accurately score teachers, including evaluating standards-based lesson plans, observing classroom instruction, and evaluating student evidence, as well as providing feedback using the scale.

* Optional: A scoring assessment can be added at the end of the session.

Prerequisite:
None

Capacity:
On-Site: 50 participants per session
Live Virtual: ????

Delivery & Duration:
{{{NEED INFO}}}}

Product Code:
PD000-M051
PD000-M052
PD000-M053

 

Title: Focused Non-Classroom Instructional Support Personnel Evaluation Model

Audience:
Observers

Description:
Training is designed for personnel who evaluate certified/licensed teachers whose primary role is to support students and classroom teachers. As a result, districts can determine which personnel should be evaluated with the model and how to evaluate them.

Prerequisite:
None

Capacity:
{{{NEED INFO}}}}

Delivery & Duration:
{{{NEED INFO}}}}

Product Code:
PD000-M060

Additional PD for Observers

Title: Side-By-Side Coaching for Observers

Audience:
Observers

Description:
During these on-site coaching sessions, a Learning Sciences International (LSI) expert consultant facilitates a team of one to five administrators in the classroom observation and feedback process. The consultant and administrative team participate in a briefing to establish goals for the coaching session, followed by classroom visits. Observers then share their observation data and learn ways to provide specific feedback to teachers and brainstorm next steps in improving their practice as instructional leaders.

Prerequisite:
None

Capacity:
{{{NEED INFO}}}}

Delivery & Duration:
{{{NEED INFO}}}}

Product Code:
PD000-M057-F
PD000-M057-H

 

Title: iObservation® for Observers

Audience:
Observers

Description:
Technical training helps observers strengthen their newfound knowledge of the Marzano Focused Teacher Evaluation Model and protocol by offering opportunities to practice applying the model in iObservation. Hands-on work encourages familiarity with the content and reveals how technology can enhance leaders’ productivity and help them focus on supporting instructional growth.

Prerequisite:
None

Capacity:
On-Site: 25 participants
Live Virtual: One-on-One

Delivery & Duration:
On-Site: Half day
Live Virtual: Three 60-minute Sessions

Product Code:
PD000-M061
PD300-M1
PD300-M2
PD300-M3

Core PD for Teachers

Title: Making the Transition

Audience:
Teachers

Description:
This session highlights the similarities and differences with the 2014 model and focuses on a general overview of the Marzano Focused Teacher Evaluation Model. This includes descriptions of teacher effectiveness that measures the impact of teachers using observation protocols, classroom artifacts, portfolios, student work, and professional growth plans.

Prerequisite:
2014 Domain 1 Framework session

Capacity:
{{{NEED INFO}}}}

Delivery & Duration:
{{{NEED INFO}}}}

Product Code:
PD000-M058
PD000-M058-F


Title: 
Introduction and Overview

Audience:
Teachers

Description:
This session focuses on an overview of the Marzano Focused Teacher Evaluation Model, which includes a comprehensive, robust, and research-based description of teacher effectiveness that measures the impact of teachers using observation protocols, classroom artifacts, student work, and professional growth plans. The training introduces the 23 core competencies to measure effectiveness and guide a teacher from standards-based planning through selection and implementation of research-based instructional strategies.

Prerequisite:
None

Capacity:
{{{NEED INFO}}}}

Delivery & Duration:
{{{NEED INFO}}}}

Product Code:
PD000-M059

Non-Evaluative PD for Teachers

Title: Essentials for Achieving Rigor

Audience:
Teachers

Description:
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 go beyond what is taught by asking questions and experimenting with their new knowledge.

Teachers can strengthen the instructional strategies they currently utilize and uncover other strategies and criteria required to reach rigorous standards. During these hands-on sessions, teachers will create a toolbox filled with the instruction strategies, tools, and resources that are the focus of each session.

Sessions include:

  • Monitoring for Learning or Tracking for Real-Time Learning,
  • Core Instruction
  • Teach to Reach for Core Instruction
  • Deepening Core Instruction
  • Teach to Reach for Deepening Core Instruction
  • Facilitating Complex Learning
  • Learning Targets and Scales
  • Monitor and Measure
  • Instructional Decision Making
  • Conditions for Learning
  • Vocabulary for Learning

Prerequisite:
None

Capacity:
{{{NEED INFO}}}}

Delivery & Duration:
{{{NEED INFO}}}}

Product Code:
{{{NEED INFO}}}}

Virtual Training

Value Stack for Virtual Marzano Center Offerings (Do not need to be evaluation clients):

  • Our live LSI Marzano Center faculty will provide teachers and leaders with the knowledge, support, and resources needed to deliberately grow practices.
  • Participants can be at school or at home.
  • Participants increase planning and instructional rigor in classrooms including online classrooms.
  • Strategies are applicable to all regardless of local models of instruction or evaluation models, no requirement for evaluation model, or previous LSI training.
  • Beneficial for all teachers and leaders – novice and veteran.

Standards – Based Planning for Instructional Success

Audience:
Teachers

Size:
20 maximum per cohort
3 hours 

Description:
There is never enough time for teachers to plan; making sure the time spent is impactful for learning is vital. Join our virtual (live or asynchronous) session, led by our expert Marzano faculty, to discover a process that deepens teachers’ understanding and practice of planning for standards-based instruction with clear learning targets, intentionally scaffolds lessons for rigor, aligns resources and tasks, and uses appropriate student data to plan for all students’ success.

*We would need to remove FTEM language to make it fit a broader audience

Conditions for Learning

Audience:
Teachers

Size:
20 maximum per cohort
3 hours

Description:
How do teachers create an environment for learning in their classrooms? Can online classrooms also be engaging? This virtual session, led by our live expert Marzano faculty, will give teachers new strategies and to enhance their current teaching, regardless of whether that takes place at school or home.

 

Monitoring for Learning

Audience:
Teachers

Size:
20 maximum
3 hours

Description:
Unit tests and exit slips are not enough. Monitoring student learning is crucial for teachers to collect evidence of standards-based learning. Join our live expert Marzano faculty in this virtual session to effectively use formative evidence to inform instructional decisions in the moment.

 

Virtual Coaching

Value Stack for Virtual Coaching:

  • Coaching is live with our expert Marzano Center Faculty
  • Custom to your needs
  • Flexible scheduling
  • Available for coaching in any Marzano Center product, including, but not limited to: Side-by-Side coaching for teacher evaluation, Implementation coaching, Feedback for teachers, Teacher leader coaching for peer feedback, Teacher coaching for growth

 

Marzano Center – Virtual Coaching

Audience:
Teachers and Leaders

Size:
10 max. per session
Available in 1-hour increments

Description:
As educators navigate today’s ever-changing instructional landscape, the need for expert feedback and in-the-moment coaching is even more critical. Our live Marzano Center faculty can customize virtual coaching teachers and leaders to ensure good pedagogy and leadership continues whether the instruction is at school or home.

Virtual Self-Paced Learning

Value Stack

  • Self-Paced, always available, web-based technology allows you to increase leader effectiveness anywhere, anytime.
  • Encourages leaders to form a cadre of learning through sharing of best practices in evaluation
  • Increases observer fidelity and accuracy
  • New leaders can easily and quickly gain foundational knowledge of evaluation

iAcademy Courses

Duration:
1-year license

Instructional Design – estimated 6.5 hours, audience: teachers

Description:
Dr. Robert Marzano’s expert videos provide teachers with the strategies needed to design instruction aligned to essential standards to create units, organize learning targets, plan for assessments, and plan intentional instructional strategies.

Marzano Focused Teacher Evaluation Model for Observers – estimated 7 hours, audience: observers

Description:
Dr. Robert Marzano’s expert videos guide observers through the Focused Teacher Evaluation Model, giving participants the ability to identify and understand the domains, elements, and scales. This course is a great refresher for the FTEM 3-day training or can be used to provide training to new administrators.

Marzano Focused Teacher Evaluation Model for Teachers – estimated 6 hours, audience: teachers

Description:
Dr. Robert Marzano’s expert videos guide teachers through the Focused Teacher Evaluation Model, giving participants the ability to identify and understand the domains, elements, and scales.

 

iFidelity

Audience:
Leaders

Duration:
1-year license

Description:
iObservation Fidelity Modules help evaluators calibrate, assess, and certify observer accuracy. This self-paced, web-based platform includes master-scored classroom videos that districts can use to proctor sessions as they measure and analyze observer accuracy. Two types of module formats, unsecure and secure, facilitate evaluation. In the unsecure format, a master scoring team led by Dr. Robert Marzano provides correct answers to improve scoring rationale and calibration. In the secure module format, the answer key remains secure, allowing a district to use the same assessment multiple times. Consider combining iFidelity with our virtual coaching to maximize observer calibration!

PD for Districts and Observers

Title: Overview and Inter-Rater Agreement* [CORE PD]

Audience:
Observers

Description:

Day 1: Introduction This session focuses on an overview of the Marzano Focused Teacher Evaluation Model, which includes a comprehensive and research-based description of teacher effectiveness that measures the impact of teachers using observation protocols, classroom artifacts, student work, and professional growth plans. The session teaches district leaders, principals, and all staff who observe or support teachers to focus on the 23 core competencies to measure effectiveness and guide a teacher from standards-based planning through selection and implementation of research-based instructional strategies, to awareness of conditions for learning in the classroom and professional responsibilities.

Day 2: Inter-Rater Agreement
This session focuses on five critical conditions for building teacher expertise and learning the process for using protocols to observe classroom instruction. As part of that practice, participants will utilize the protocol to observe classroom videos and determine which strategies are being used.

Day 3: Scoring and Deepening Calibration* This session focuses on utilizing the five-step process to accurately score teachers, including evaluating standards-based lesson plans, observing classroom instruction, and evaluating student evidence, as well as providing feedback using the scale.

* Optional: A scoring assessment can be added at the end of the session.

Prerequisite:
None

Capacity:
On-Site: 50 participants per session
Live Virtual: ????

Delivery & Duration:
{{{NEED INFO}}}}

Product Code:
PD000-M051
PD000-M052
PD000-M053

 

Title: Focused Non-Classroom Instructional Support Personnel Evaluation Model

Audience:
Observers

Description:
Training is designed for personnel who evaluate certified/licensed teachers whose primary role is to support students and classroom teachers. As a result, districts can determine which personnel should be evaluated with the model and how to evaluate them.

Prerequisite:
None

Capacity:
{{{NEED INFO}}}}

Delivery & Duration:
{{{NEED INFO}}}}

Product Code:
PD000-M060

Additional PD for Observers

Title: Side-By-Side Coaching for Observers

Audience:
Observers

Description:
During these on-site coaching sessions, a Learning Sciences International (LSI) expert consultant facilitates a team of one to five administrators in the classroom observation and feedback process. The consultant and administrative team participate in a briefing to establish goals for the coaching session, followed by classroom visits. Observers then share their observation data and learn ways to provide specific feedback to teachers and brainstorm next steps in improving their practice as instructional leaders.

Prerequisite:
None

Capacity:
{{{NEED INFO}}}}

Delivery & Duration:
{{{NEED INFO}}}}

Product Code:
PD000-M057-F
PD000-M057-H

 

Title: iObservation® for Observers

Audience:
Observers

Description:
Technical training helps observers strengthen their newfound knowledge of the Marzano Focused Teacher Evaluation Model and protocol by offering opportunities to practice applying the model in iObservation. Hands-on work encourages familiarity with the content and reveals how technology can enhance leaders’ productivity and help them focus on supporting instructional growth.

Prerequisite:
None

Capacity:
On-Site: 25 participants
Live Virtual: One-on-One

Delivery & Duration:
On-Site: Half day
Live Virtual: Three 60-minute Sessions

Product Code:
PD000-M061
PD300-M1
PD300-M2
PD300-M3

Core PD for Teachers

Title: Making the Transition

Audience:
Teachers

Description:
This session highlights the similarities and differences with the 2014 model and focuses on a general overview of the Marzano Focused Teacher Evaluation Model. This includes descriptions of teacher effectiveness that measures the impact of teachers using observation protocols, classroom artifacts, portfolios, student work, and professional growth plans.

Prerequisite:
2014 Domain 1 Framework session

Capacity:
{{{NEED INFO}}}}

Delivery & Duration:
{{{NEED INFO}}}}

Product Code:
PD000-M058
PD000-M058-F


Title: 
Introduction and Overview

Audience:
Teachers

Description:
This session focuses on an overview of the Marzano Focused Teacher Evaluation Model, which includes a comprehensive, robust, and research-based description of teacher effectiveness that measures the impact of teachers using observation protocols, classroom artifacts, student work, and professional growth plans. The training introduces the 23 core competencies to measure effectiveness and guide a teacher from standards-based planning through selection and implementation of research-based instructional strategies.

Prerequisite:
None

Capacity:
{{{NEED INFO}}}}

Delivery & Duration:
{{{NEED INFO}}}}

Product Code:
PD000-M059

Non-Evaluative PD for Teachers

Title: Essentials for Achieving Rigor

Audience:
Teachers

Description:
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 go beyond what is taught by asking questions and experimenting with their new knowledge.

Teachers can strengthen the instructional strategies they currently utilize and uncover other strategies and criteria required to reach rigorous standards. During these hands-on sessions, teachers will create a toolbox filled with the instruction strategies, tools, and resources that are the focus of each session.

Sessions include:

  • Monitoring for Learning or Tracking for Real-Time Learning,
  • Core Instruction
  • Teach to Reach for Core Instruction
  • Deepening Core Instruction
  • Teach to Reach for Deepening Core Instruction
  • Facilitating Complex Learning
  • Learning Targets and Scales
  • Monitor and Measure
  • Instructional Decision Making
  • Conditions for Learning
  • Vocabulary for Learning

Prerequisite:
None

Capacity:
{{{NEED INFO}}}}

Delivery & Duration:
{{{NEED INFO}}}}

Product Code:
{{{NEED INFO}}}}

Virtual Training

Value Stack for Virtual Marzano Center Offerings (Do not need to be evaluation clients):

  • Our live LSI Marzano Center faculty will provide teachers and leaders with the knowledge, support, and resources needed to deliberately grow practices.
  • Participants can be at school or at home.
  • Participants increase planning and instructional rigor in classrooms including online classrooms.
  • Strategies are applicable to all regardless of local models of instruction or evaluation models, no requirement for evaluation model, or previous LSI training.
  • Beneficial for all teachers and leaders – novice and veteran.

Standards – Based Planning for Instructional Success

Audience:
Teachers

Size:
20 maximum per cohort
3 hours 

Description:
There is never enough time for teachers to plan; making sure the time spent is impactful for learning is vital. Join our virtual (live or asynchronous) session, led by our expert Marzano faculty, to discover a process that deepens teachers’ understanding and practice of planning for standards-based instruction with clear learning targets, intentionally scaffolds lessons for rigor, aligns resources and tasks, and uses appropriate student data to plan for all students’ success.

*We would need to remove FTEM language to make it fit a broader audience

Conditions for Learning

Audience:
Teachers

Size:
20 maximum per cohort
3 hours

Description:
How do teachers create an environment for learning in their classrooms? Can online classrooms also be engaging? This virtual session, led by our live expert Marzano faculty, will give teachers new strategies and to enhance their current teaching, regardless of whether that takes place at school or home.

 

Monitoring for Learning

Audience:
Teachers

Size:
20 maximum
3 hours

Description:
Unit tests and exit slips are not enough. Monitoring student learning is crucial for teachers to collect evidence of standards-based learning. Join our live expert Marzano faculty in this virtual session to effectively use formative evidence to inform instructional decisions in the moment.

 

Virtual Coaching

Value Stack for Virtual Coaching:

  • Coaching is live with our expert Marzano Center Faculty
  • Custom to your needs
  • Flexible scheduling
  • Available for coaching in any Marzano Center product, including, but not limited to: Side-by-Side coaching for teacher evaluation, Implementation coaching, Feedback for teachers, Teacher leader coaching for peer feedback, Teacher coaching for growth

 

Marzano Center – Virtual Coaching

Audience:
Teachers and Leaders

Size:
10 max. per session
Available in 1-hour increments

Description:
As educators navigate today’s ever-changing instructional landscape, the need for expert feedback and in-the-moment coaching is even more critical. Our live Marzano Center faculty can customize virtual coaching teachers and leaders to ensure good pedagogy and leadership continues whether the instruction is at school or home.

Virtual Self-Paced Learning

Value Stack

  • Self-Paced, always available, web-based technology allows you to increase leader effectiveness anywhere, anytime.
  • Encourages leaders to form a cadre of learning through sharing of best practices in evaluation
  • Increases observer fidelity and accuracy
  • New leaders can easily and quickly gain foundational knowledge of evaluation

iAcademy Courses

Duration:
1-year license

Instructional Design – estimated 6.5 hours, audience: teachers

Description:
Dr. Robert Marzano’s expert videos provide teachers with the strategies needed to design instruction aligned to essential standards to create units, organize learning targets, plan for assessments, and plan intentional instructional strategies.

Marzano Focused Teacher Evaluation Model for Observers – estimated 7 hours, audience: observers

Description:
Dr. Robert Marzano’s expert videos guide observers through the Focused Teacher Evaluation Model, giving participants the ability to identify and understand the domains, elements, and scales. This course is a great refresher for the FTEM 3-day training or can be used to provide training to new administrators.

Marzano Focused Teacher Evaluation Model for Teachers – estimated 6 hours, audience: teachers

Description:
Dr. Robert Marzano’s expert videos guide teachers through the Focused Teacher Evaluation Model, giving participants the ability to identify and understand the domains, elements, and scales.

 

iFidelity

Audience:
Leaders

Duration:
1-year license

Description:
iObservation Fidelity Modules help evaluators calibrate, assess, and certify observer accuracy. This self-paced, web-based platform includes master-scored classroom videos that districts can use to proctor sessions as they measure and analyze observer accuracy. Two types of module formats, unsecure and secure, facilitate evaluation. In the unsecure format, a master scoring team led by Dr. Robert Marzano provides correct answers to improve scoring rationale and calibration. In the secure module format, the answer key remains secure, allowing a district to use the same assessment multiple times. Consider combining iFidelity with our virtual coaching to maximize observer calibration!