Teacher Evaluation Professional Development

Learning Sciences International is the official provider of the Marzano Focused Teacher Evaluation Model for state departments of education, school districts, and school level redevelopment and implementation services.

Regardless if you have deep expertise with a previous version of the Marzano Teacher Evaluation Model or are completely new to the model, our team will be with you during every step of the process to implement. Our services include training observers, implementing a common language of instruction, and building the capacity of teachers to use research-based instructional strategies to improve student learning. Dr. Robert Marzano is Executive Director of Learning Sciences Marzano Center and oversees all product development related to his model.

Learn more about our teacher evaluation implementation services below:

Teacher Evaluation Implementation Services

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Below is a list of the trainings we offer to support the implementation of the Marzano Focused Evaluation Model. We also continue to provide professional development for schools and districts implementing the 2014 protocol and previous versions of the Marzano Teacher Evaluation Model.

Professional Development for District Administrators & Observers

  • Redevelopment (Districts) – Session(s) provide a roadmap for Districts to make major decisions as related to implementation of the Focused Model, including Policies and Procedures and Calculating and Weighting a Final Score. Duration: Half Day (onsite), two 90-minute sessions (virtual).
  • Non-Classroom Instructional Support Personnel Evaluation Model  – Training is designed for personnel who evaluate certificated/licensed teachers whose primary role is to support students and classroom teachers. As a result, districts will be able to determine which personnel should be evaluated with this model and how to evaluate them. Duration: 1 day.
  • Making the Transition* – Participants will be able to explain the similarities and differences with the 2014 model; score using the updated scale for planning, then scaffold to the scale for instructional and conditions and finally the professional behaviors with a short conclusion about scoring. Primary focus of session is monitoring and using student evidence to arrive at the final score. Prerequisite: 2014 Domain 1 Framework and IRR sessions (4 total), Capacity: 50 participants Duration: 1 day.
  • Overview & Inter-Rater Agreement* – 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 five critical conditions for building teacher expertise and the 5-step process to accurately score teachers, including evaluation standards-based lesson plans, observing classroom instruction and evaluating student evidence and providing feedback will also be covered during this three-day session. Capacity: 50 participants per session. Duration: 3 days.

Additional Professional Development for Observers

  • Side-by-Side Coaching for Observers – Onsite coaching sessions where an LSI expert consultant facilitates a team of 1–5 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. During the debriefing, observers share their observation data and learn ways to provide specific feedback to teachers and brainstorm next steps in improving their practice as instructional leaders. Duration: Half or full day.
  • iObservation for Observers – 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. Capacity: 25 participants (onsite), one-on-one (virtual), Duration: Half Day (onsite), Three 60-minute sessions (virtual).

Core Professional Development for Teachers

  • Making the Transition – 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, portfolios, student work, and professional growth plans. Highlights the similarities and differences with the 2014 model. Prerequisite: 2014 Domain 1 Framework session, Capacity: 50 participants.
  • Introduction & Overview – 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. It introduces the 23 high-leverage teacher elements to measure effectiveness and guide a teacher from standards-based planning through selection and implementation of researchbased instructional strategies, to awareness of conditions for learning in the classroom and professional responsibilities. Capacity: 50 participants, Duration: 1 day.

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

Download a PDF of our full catalog of our products and services. To learn more about implementation services, please fill out our contact form.

School Leadership Evaluation Services

Designed to align with the Marzano Teacher Evaluation Model, the new Marzano School Leadership Evaluation Model promotes a school-wide concentration on student achievement using a common language of instruction. The model provides principals and administrators with strategies and tools to empower their teachers, so leaders and teachers can focus together on the ultimate objective: improving student learning.

See below for more details on specific products.

  • Marzano School Leadership Evaluation Domains 1-5 The Marzano School Leadership Evaluation – Domains 1-5 training will introduce the Marzano Leadership Evaluation Model and the research to support the model. Participants will also learn how to use sources of evidence to score and give feedback on the model and track their progress in understanding and applying the model through authentic application and assessment. Audience: Evaluators of principals, principals, assistant principals. (2- or 3-day session)
  • Monitoring the Progress of Leadership Evaluation – This session helps district administrators who evaluate principals determine the individual strengths and weaknesses of those principals and focus on the elements within the framework that generate growth and positively impact student achievement. Attendees will review sources of evidence and related data, examine procedures for providing accurate and consistent feedback, and learn to help principals identify areas for growth. Audience: Evaluators of principals. (1-day private consultation)
  • End-of-Year Progress Monitoring – End-of-year progress monitoring ensures support for districts using the Marzano School Leadership Evaluation Model as it enters the year-one final leadership evaluation period. During a private consultation between administrators and a Marzano Center Senior Level Consultant, participants learn how evidence supports leadership evaluation. The session is delivered before the final leadership evaluation period during the first year of implementation. Audience: Evaluators of principals. (1-day private consultation)

Download a PDF of our full catalog of our products and services. To learn more about implementation services, please fill out our contact form.

Make It All Easier with iObservation®

The leading observation technology platform, iObservation is an interactive web-based data management system for classroom walkthroughs and teacher and leadership evaluation. The system manages the data collection process, so schools can focus on effective teaching and learning. Customization offers flexibility for alignment with your current focus or initiatives. For full details, or to request a demonstration, visit www.iObservation.com.



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