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Nov. 8, 2012

ROBERT J. MARZANO AND LEARNING SCIENCES MARZANO CENTER ANNOUNCE BUILDING EXPERTISE 2013

Palm Beach Gardens, Florida

2ND ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL MARZANO CONFERENCE FOR TEACHER & LEADERSHIP EVALUATION

Groundbreaking education conference to take place June 19-21 in Orlando, Florida

Leading education researcher and author Dr. Robert Marzano, in partnership with Learning Sciences Marzano Center for Teacher and Leadership Evaluation, will focus on answers to the country’s most pressing educational questions, this summer at Building Expertise 2013: 2nd Annual International Marzano Conference for Teacher & Leadership Evaluation in Orlando, Florida. Recent national policy initiatives, such as implementation of Common Core State Standards, teacher evaluation, and school leadership evaluation, have raised new questions about the future of public education. This international conference is the next step in answering those questions, offering the education community the most comprehensive look available at the future of school districts, schools, administrators, teachers, students, and the development and achievement of all.

“There are incredibly important initiatives moving through the education profession that will change it forever,” explains Michael Toth, CEO of Learning Sciences International. “In the long run, if implemented correctly, initiatives like Common Core and teacher evaluation will have a positive effect on students, teachers, schools, and even the U.S. economy. But in the short term, these improvements may cause anxiety – which is always the case with large changes to any system. The information we’re sharing at this conference is the next step in bringing educators together. We want to make certain that initiatives such as Common Core State Standards, teacher evaluation, and school leadership evaluation are implemented with fidelity, in ways that really do improve our schools, rather than being merely a matter of compliance.”

Featuring keynote addresses and a special Common Core presentation and discussion by Dr. Marzano, the conference also features breakout sessions covering pressing issues in professional development: classroom strategies that drive student achievement, successful implementation of new evaluation systems, data analysis, building observer reliability, and much more. Dr. Mike Schmoker, author of Focus: Elevating the Essentials to Radically Improving Student Learning will host a special session. Registration is now open at the Marzano Conference website.

The conference will be held at the world-class DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel at the Entrance to Universal Orlando, Florida. Early registration discounts apply through December 31, 2012.

Learning Sciences Marzano Center, located in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, promotes excellence in public education by providing and developing next-generation teacher and leadership evaluation tools and training. Built on a foundation of expert research into best practices in partnership with national researcher and author Dr. Robert Marzano, the Center identifies, develops, and disseminates cutting-edge resources in educational best practices. Their goal is to support teachers to be highly effective, lifelong learners, and in doing so, to significantly impact student growth and achievement over time.

Robert Marzano, PhD is a nationally recognized education researcher, speaker, trainer, and author of more than 30 books and 150 articles on topics such as instruction, assessment, writing and implementing standards, cognition, effective leadership, and school intervention. His practical translations of the most current research and theory into classroom strategies are widely practiced internationally by both teachers and administrators. He is Executive Director of Learning Sciences Marzano Center.

 





Nov. 2, 2012

Teacher Evaluation: What’s Fair? What’s Effective?

Palm Beach Gardens, FL (PRWEB)

November Issue of Educational Leadership Spotlights Robert J. Marzano on the Two Purposes of Teacher Evaluation: Teacher Measurement and Teacher Growth

Learning Sciences Marzano Center for Teacher and Leadership Evaluation is pleased to announce the publication of Dr. Robert Marzano’s essay, “The Two Purposes of Teacher Evaluation,” in the November, 2012 issue of Educational Leadership. The issue is devoted to critical issues in Teacher Evaluation and includes essays by Tony Frontier, Matthew Di Carlo, Rachael Gabriel and Richard Allington, and others. Dr. Marzano, a nationally known educational researcher and developer of the Marzano Teacher Evaluation Model and the Marzano School Leadership Evaluation Model, discusses how districts may use teacher evaluation models as primarily either measurement systems –which provide a static picture of a teacher’s performance at a given point; or as growth systems—which track improvements in teacher pedagogy over time.

“Measuring teachers and developing teachers are different purposes with different implications,” Dr. Marzano notes. “Teacher evaluation systems that are designed to help teachers improve have three primary characteristics. They are comprehensive and specific. They include a developmental scale that enables teachers to track their growth. And they acknowledge and reward growth.”

Dr. Marzano acknowledges that both measurement and teacher development are important aspects of teacher evaluation. But “the distinctions are crucial to the effective design and implementation of current and future teacher evaluation systems,” he adds.

The Marzano Teacher Evaluation Model, developed from decades of research into classroom strategies correlated with student achievement, is an evaluation system that incorporates teacher professional development as a critical component of the model. Through a focus on deliberate practice—or measurable, continuous improvement of instruction—the model is designed to build teacher expertise steadily throughout the course of a career. Teachers identify their instructional strengths and weaknesses, and focus on and master a handful of classroom strategies, or thin slices of instruction, each academic year through a continuous loop of practice, coaching, and feedback.

Learning Sciences Marzano Center, located in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, promotes excellence in public education by providing and developing next-generation teacher and leadership evaluation tools and training. Built on a foundation of expert research into best practices in partnership with national researcher and author Dr. Robert Marzano, the Center identifies, develops, and disseminates cutting-edge resources in educational best practices. Their goal is to support teachers to be highly effective, lifelong learners, and in doing so, to significantly impact student growth and achievement over time.





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  • -Nov. 8, 2012: ROBERT J. MARZANO AND LEARNING SCIENCES MARZANO CENTER ANNOUNCE BUILDING EXPERTISE 2013
    -Nov. 2, 2012: Teacher Evaluation: What’s Fair? What’s Effective?
    -Jul. 10, 2012: Oklahoma State Board of Education Approves Marzano School Leadership Evaluation Model
    -May. 8, 2012: Education Reform & Student Achievement: Learning Sciences Marzano Center Announces National Marzano
    -Apr. 12, 2012: Learning Sciences Marzano Center Launches as School Leadership and Teacher Evaluation Resource for N
    -Jan. 31, 2012: Marzano Causal Teacher Evaluation Model Recommended by Oklahoma Department of Education
    • Marzano Causal Teacher Evaluation Model Recommended by Oklahoma Department of Education

    -Jan. 11, 2012: Dr. Marzano Discusses Research Base and Insights from New Studies
    • New Live Webinar with Dr. Marzano 1/18 at 3pm EDT

    -Dec. 8, 2011: Informal Observations – It’s not a “Gotcha” Tactic
    -Nov. 10, 2011: Building Inter-rater Reliability and Accuracy into a System of Teacher Observation
    -Nov. 2, 2011: Teacher Evaluation with Dr. Robert Marzano and Boone County
    -Oct. 31, 2011: Dr. Marzano Webinar: Measuring and Improving Teacher Effectiveness Through Teacher Observation
    • Dr. Marzano joins us as a co-presenter to provide an overview of the Marzano Causal Teacher Evaluation Model

    -Oct. 21, 2011: Celebrating Teaching through a Comprehensive Evaluation Model
    -Oct. 10, 2011: Dr. Marzano’s Evaluation Model alignment to Arizona’s Framework for Measuring Educator Effectiveness
    -Aug. 17, 2011: LSI Welcomes Washington Districts Seeking to Pilot the Marzano Causal Teacher Evaluation Model
    -Aug. 15, 2011: Technology Platform Supports Two NYSED-Approved Rubrics
    -Jul. 21, 2011: NYSED Approves Dr. Robert Marzano’s Teacher Evaluation Model
    -Jun. 20, 2011: New Jersey Department of Education Approves Dr. Robert Marzano
    -Feb. 16, 2011: LSI Selected by the Florida DOE to Implement a Statewide Teacher Evaluation System