Pre-Conference Sessions

Building expertise begins with a solid grounding in the Marzano Causal Teacher Evaluation Model. The pre-conference is designed for those new to the model or desiring in-depth training. Select from two sessions for a full day of in-depth training in the Marzano Teacher Evaluation Model on Wednesday, June 20.

Foundations on the Marzano Causal Teacher Evaluation Model
In this dynamic one-day training, get the big picture on Dr. Marzano’s tested model for teacher growth and evaluation. Drawing on 40 years of research and multiple on-site classroom studies, the Marzano Causal Teacher Evaluation Model is designed to help teachers get better, year by year, so that their students improve too. We’ll demonstrate ways for teachers to plan lessons for the greatest student impact and engagement. You’ll participate in activities to help you, as an observer, recognize which strategies are being used and at what level of expertise. Participants will come away with a richer understanding of how the Marzano Teacher Evaluation Model provides a common language of instruction so that teachers, students, and leaders can work together to form a solid foundation.

Instructional Coaching Using the Marzano Causal Teacher Evaluation Model
Even world-class violinist Itzhak Perlman had a coach. He positioned his wife in the audience at every concert because he couldn’t “hear himself” on stage. New thinking on performance and expertise – whether in athletics, music, or pedagogy - points to coaches as having a profound impact on growth and learning. In the context of K-12 education, coaches and teacher leaders can dramatically improve the practice of both new teachers and seasoned educators. The informal guidance and feedback that coaches provide help teachers self-identify strengths and target weaknesses in a supportive environment. Join us to review real-world classroom examples and share best practices in the art of coaching teachers to keep improving their practice throughout their careers.