• A Focus on Agency

    At Learning Sciences International, collective agency is developed through a progression that involves a focus on the individual and collective whys of a team and organization. This requires a shift in the way we see ourselves and one another as we journey through crisis. Participants will be guided through this progression toward collective agency to fully understand how an investment and commitment within vision and mission may fuel a synergy between students, teachers, teacher leaders, and the extended school community to afford sustainable, transformational change.

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  • A Foundation for Coaching & Leading Teams During COVID-19: Flow with the Buffalo

    Using two SEL Core Competencies, Responsible Decision-Making and Relationship Skills, leaders and teams will create a personalized Buffalo Story to share with their teams and learn effective methods that they may put into practice to lead their teams through the difficulties of the COVID-19 storm.

  • A Foundation for Teaching During COVID-19: Flow with the Buffalo

    Participants will learn ways to activate the power of team and community in the midst of crisis. Teachers will create a personalized Buffalo Story to share with their students and learn effective methods that they may put into practice to lead their student teams through the difficulties of the COVID-19 storm.

  • A Journey Through Empathy (Part 1 of 2)

    Empathy is a four-tiered journey that allows us to lead and support one another with compassion. In this two-part series, participants are guided through a personal journey through the four tiers of empathy and learn the steps they must take to guide their teams and their students toward a place of compassion. When we operate through a lens of compassion, we equip ourselves and our teams with the tools to thrive within a crisis.

  • A Journey Through Empathy (Part 2 of 2)

    Empathy is a four-tiered journey that allows us to lead and support one another with compassion. In this two-part series, participants are guided through a personal journey through the four tiers of empathy and learn the steps they must take to guide their teams and their students toward a place of compassion. When we operate through a lens of compassion, we equip ourselves and our teams with the tools to thrive within crisis.

  • A New Vision for Teaching & Learning

    Learn about the vision of rigor and discuss instructional shifts in the classroom to implement that vision.

  • Actionable Feedback in a Virtual Environment

    Participants will engage in strategies to shift their approach to give feedback that allows the receiver to take action and chart their growth.

  • Amplify Your Teacher Feedback Results: Using Marzano Evidences in ELA & Math

    Would you like to increase the effectiveness and impact of your feedback to teachers using the Focused Teacher Evaluation Model? The addition of available ELA and Math evidences will support richer feedback around rigorous core instruction and College and Career Readiness standards. This session will allow you to explore the expanded protocols and practice using them for feedback in simulated teaching sessions.

  • Ask an Expert: Marzano’s Focused Model Q & A

    An experienced staff developer/coach in Marzano Focused Teacher Evaluation Model will answer your questions around specific elements, scoring, and implementation of the model.

  • Ask Better Questions to Get Deeper Thinking

    Text-specific questions are a more effective type of text-based questions. Learn how to create these using text you already have.

  • Bring in the Coach! Virtual Coaching Follow Up

    You had a great learning experience during your virtual workshop, now what? Follow that up with live virtual support on implementing what you learned, including tips and Q and A sessions with an expert in the field.

  • Building a Meaningful PLC in a Virtual Environment

    Are you still wondering how to continue to engage teachers on a virtual platform? Are your Professional Learning Communities (PLC's) at a standstill? They don't need to be. Let us help you refuel and re-engage teachers in a virtual PLC process that will raise confidence and performance levels to drive your continuous improvement model. Participants will learn how to build a virtual PLC to support teacher growth and standards-based instruction.

  • Building Classrooms of Community Through a SEL Lens

    Are you looking for new and innovative ways to bring SEL into your classrooms? This session will guide participants through an experience of building and re-building community in their existing classrooms through a SEL lens and framework.

  • Building Online Performance Scales for Students & Teachers

    In an online classroom, the need for clarity is vital. Create visible expectations for students through online performance scales that guide students to success!

  • Classroom Techniques for Creating Conditions for Rigorous Instruction

    Offers teachers a practical guide to help improve the performance of instructional strategies designed to fuel results-driven rigorous instruction. With step-by-step activities for each of its five main strategies, the guide doesn’t just provide useful information, it turns that information into actionable insights and templates for bringing solid ideas to life.

  • Coaching for Establishing Relationships, Routines, Roles, and Rigor: Face to Face and Virtually

    This two-hour follow-up to the session "Establishing Relationships, Routines, Roles, and Rigor at the Beginning of the School Year: Face to Face and Virtually" provides two staff developers who coach participants on their implementation plan and facilitate peer feedback as participants listen and reflect on each other's virtual or blended task design. (Note: Pricing for this session is different than other virtual sessions due to dual facilitators)

  • Coding is Elementary! Why & How to Implement an Elementary Coding Program

    Participants will learn the why and examples of how to start a coding program in elementary schools. The "why" will be connected to; digital literacy standards, the 4 C's of 21st century learning, the essential skills that are hardest to hire, the "maker" mindset, and computational thinking.

  • Congratulations! You’re in Charge of a Virtual School, Now What?

    Collaboratively explore best practices, solve problems and design motivational strategies leading to successful implementation of virtual school.

  • Creating & Using Learning Targets & Performance Scales

    Provides explicit steps for teaching students to use performance scales to help students meet rigorous standards.

  • Creating the Schools Our Children Need

    Solutions to the problem of improving education for our children require each school district to make smart decisions about what will make the most difference in their district. In order to create the schools our children need, district leaders must understand why what we’re doing right now really won’t help much, and critically, what we can do instead.

  • Cultivating Coaching Mindsets: An Action Guide for Literacy Leaders

    A detailed framework to help literacy leaders promote the advancement of literacy instruction that improves and deepens learning. Explore facilitation techniques for providing meaningful feedback while respecting teachers’ views and knowledge—supporting teachers as they build their capacity to reflect on and improve literacy learning for all students.

  • Deep Dive into Marzano Element: Helping Students Examine Similarities and Differences

    Participants will examine the skills, nuances and effective uses of this element from the Marzano Focused Teacher Evaluation Model.

  • Deep Dive into Marzano Elements: Helping Students Engage in Cognitively Complex Tasks

    Participants will examine the skills, nuances and effective uses of this element from the Marzano Focused Teacher Evaluation Model.

  • Deep Dive into Marzano Elements: Helping Students Examine Their Reasoning

    Participants will examine the skills, nuances and effective uses of this element from the Marzano Focused Teacher Evaluation Model.

  • Deep Dive into Marzano Elements: Identifying Critical Content

    Participants will examine the skills, nuances and effective uses of this element from the Marzano Focused Teacher Evaluation Model.

  • Deep Dive into Marzano Elements: Revising Knowledge

    Participants will examine the skills, nuances and effective uses of this element from the Marzano Focused Teacher Evaluation Model.

  • Deep Dive into Marzano Elements: Using Questions to Help Students Elaborate on Content

    Participants will examine the skills, nuances and effective uses of this element from the Marzano Focused Teacher Evaluation Model.

  • Deliberate Coaching: A Toolbox for Accelerating Teacher Performance

    Deliberate Coaching is a toolbox of behavioral techniques for educators and leaders who are looking to move their coaching from haphazard to deliberate.

  • Dig Deeper into Content by Using Student-Centered ELA Routines

    Alleviate the cognitive load from instructional routines so students can devote more brain power to what matters most - content. Learn instructional routines you can put in place tomorrow that will help students orient themselves in text and improve reading comprehension.

  • Distance Learning Has Started, Now What? Why do I feel so “Distant”?

    Leaders & Coaches will learn how to stay involved and engaged with their teachers, students, and parents during this virtual time. How to still implement fidelity of programs, equity & access for students, and all while keeping a balance of pressure & support.

  • Effective Formative Assessment

    Dive into practical, hands-on ways for teachers to create classroom conditions where students self-regulate their learning, reflect and act on feedback.

  • Elevate Learning by Building Team Ownership

    Scaffold tasks toward a learning target and plan how to monitor, verify, and support students who are not moving toward the learning target. Prepare for students to interact responsibly by sharing their thinking, using evidence.

  • Embedding Formative Assessment Professional Development Online Program

    A Two-Year Professional Development Program for Schools and Colleges: Teacher Learning Communities in Action

  • Embedding Formative Assessment: Practical Techniques for K-12 Classroom

    Explores five key instructional strategies, along with practical formative assessment techniques for implementing each strategy in K-12 classrooms.

  • Engage with Tech Tools while Planning Rigorous Instruction

    Participants will learn to create and implement specific online tools to use with students. These may include: Google slides, Google Docs, Google Forms, Mentimeter, Padlet, FlipGrid, Seasaw, Peardeck, Others used by a district may possibly be incorporated if feasible.

  • Engaging in Cognitively Complex Tasks

    Classroom Techniques to Help Students Generate & Test Hypotheses Across Disciplines. Provides explicit steps, examples, and adaptations to teach students how to investigate, experiment, solve problems, and deepen their understanding of content.

  • Establishing Relationships, Routines, Roles, and Rigor: Face to Face and Virtually

    This session focuses on establishing those pivotal beginning of the year relationships with our class virtually and face to face. Explore the value of establishing academic roles and routines that contribute to a high level of student teaming. Analyze and create the beginning of the year tasks that set the stage for both. Learn how relevant and rigorous tasks can be more engaging and motivating for students to meet and work together virtually.

  • Examining Reasoning

    Classroom Techniques to Help Students Produce and Defend Claims. Provides explicit steps for teaching students to examine errors in reasoning.

  • Examining Similarities & Differences

    Classroom Techniques to Help Students Deepen Their Understanding. Provides explicit steps for teaching students how to examine similarities and differences.

  • Fascinating Teaching Strategies that Work Online & in the Classroom

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

  • Formative Assessment in a Brain-Compatible Classroom

    Explains theories behind various assessment types and addresses ways to create brain-compatible learning environments that foster high achievement.

  • Four Easy Ways to Transition to Great Online Instruction

    Are you struggling with the transition to online instruction? During this session, we will discuss four ways to navigate the transition without tears - for you or your students!

  • Get Students Thinking by Creating Standards-Aligned Rigorous Tasks

    Do your teachers need support to create Rigorous Tasks for their students? Learn how to determine the intent of state standards and create aligned tasks for students. Rigorous Tasks are critical in the development of high-level thinking in students. Creating these with fidelity will ensure teachers are challenging students with complex tasks.

  • Google: Mastering the Basics for Remote Teaching

    The basics of Google Classroom, Slides, Docs, and Forms will be demonstrated and used by participants. Lessons and units for virtual teaching can be effectively organized and implemented by even the least confident teachers when these tools are the basis for instruction.

  • Great Teaching Made Easy: How to Develop Growth Mindsets in the Classroom

    Study the different areas of pedagogy you need to focus on, then explore practical strategies you can use to make change happen. With more than 200 exemplar questions and over 60 strategies, activities, and techniques, this book is your go-to guide for establishing, cultivating, and sustaining growth mindsets in the students you teach.

  • Great Teaching Made Easy: How to Use Questioning in the Classroom

    Gives classroom teachers everything they need to embed outstanding questioning in their teaching and raise achievement across the board.

  • Guiding Students During A Crisis Requires a Resiliency Tap

    Teachers rely on their creative banks to provide ways to help navigate through crisis and guide students. Through the support of an LSI Faculty Coach, learn ways in which you may model and teach the art of self-regulation and redirect students' mixed emotions into positive change in the classroom, school, and extended school community

  • Guiding Teams During A Crisis Requires a Resiliency Tap

    Are you looking for more innovative ways to lead your team during a crisis? Are you wondering how you will navigate through a new normal after the storm? Through the support of an LSI Leadership Coach and Faculty Coach, learn ways to tap into the untapped potential of your team to pinpoint strengths and activate those strengths into supportive teaming structures that radically transform school communities and boost teacher and student performances.

  • How Administrators Can Give Feedback That Doesn’t Sound Like Evaluation

    Help your teachers improve instruction and student outcomes by giving feedback in a way that teachers find supportive rather than evaluative.

  • How Do I Know They Are Learning? Online Tools to Check for Understanding

    You've made the transition to online instruction. Now how do you know that students are learning? Explore three online tools to check for student understanding.

  • How Do I Know They Got It? Verifying Learning with Learning Targets & Success Criteria

    We'll walk through the process of breaking a standard into learning targets and then identify how students will be able to determine when they have met those targets. Strengthen your ability to verify that learning has occurred and teach students how to use learning targets and success criteria to guide their work, increasing student autonomy and efficacy.

  • How to Perfectly Align eLearning Tasks to Your Standards

    Want to engage in exploring and designing high-quality virtual performance tasks? In this session we will explore performance task design, learn how to build a task library for students to access synchronously and asynchronously aligned to academic standards. Create tasks where students view, interpret, and analyze multiple resources to construct a product or performance. See a variety of ways to post student resources for one-stop access.

  • How to Take the Complexity Out of Teaching with Complex Texts

    Learn how to engage all learners in grade level content through the use of rich, complex text. Build students’ vocabulary and content knowledge while improving reading skills and teaching standards. We will share strategies that every teacher can adopt to raise ELA achievement while increasing student efficacy and confidence.

  • How To Transition from the Sage on the Stage to the Guide on the Side

    Participants will be presented with a standards-based lesson-planning structure that encompasses direct instruction, partner and team work and tasks that provide all students opportunities to meet grade-level standards.

  • I Don’t Get It! How to Recognize & Address Math Misconceptions

    Participants will learn how to employ instructional practices that allow students to learn mathematical content.

  • Identifying Critical Content: Classroom Techniques to Help Students Know What is Important

    Academic standards call for increased rigor, but simply raising complexity is not enough. Students must also take responsibility for their own learning. They need to be able to determine which content is critical, why it is important, how it connects to their existing knowledge, and when it will inform their future learning. Through this book study, you will learn the explicit steps for teaching students to identify critical content.

  • Igniting Student Ownership

    Empower students to use Learning Targets and Success Criteria to own their learning, verify that learning is occurring, and plan for effective student teaming structures.

  • Improving Reading Comprehension Through Better Questions & Tasks

    Participants will delve into a key ELA action identified by researchers as pivotal to improved reading comprehension; how teachers ask and scaffold questions and tasks. Learn how asking better questions will lead to improved reading comprehension for all students.

  • In Praise Of Foibles: The Impact of Mistakes, Failure, and Fear on Continuous Improvement in Schools

    Learn the exact research-based techniques and best practices in order to establish an environment of safety instead of fear, encourage risk-taking and resilience set high expectations and achieve high engagement, and let go of control and watch your students flourish.

  • Inter-Rater Agreement

    Calibrate your team with live, virtual support from our expert Marzano faculty. Participants will focus on critical conditions for building teacher expertise and how to use the protocols to observe classroom instruction. Through the use of video, participants will identify elements used during observation of classrooms utilizing the protocols.

  • Introduction to SEL

    LSI will provide support for school- and district-level SEL leaders in laying the foundational understanding of social emotional learning and how it may inform professional development, instructional coaching, and continuous improvement models.

  • Know Better, Do Better

    For anyone concerned about the poor reading results of America’s students, from teachers looking for real strategies to use in their classrooms to parents trying to be better advocates for their children, this book study will teach the foundations so every child can read.

  • Leadership for Teacher Learning: Creating a Culture Where All Teachers Improve So That All Students Succeed

    How formative assessment, when applied properly, helps to create a structured and rigorous learning environment and which changes in classroom practice that is likely to increase learning, and explore specific classroom tactics that do tend to raise student achievement.

  • Leading & Coaching Through Affirming Lenses

    Teams are often led through lenses that focus solely on areas of needed growth. During this challenging time of increased uncertainty and professional and personal stresses, there is a need to shift our approach to one that is asset based. From a foundational standpoint of the Core Competency, Responsible Decision-Making, participants will be guided through a process of shifting to affirming lenses that serve to pinpoint glow areas to increase confidence and performance levels.

  • Leading & Coaching with Grace

    Leading and coaching in the midst of a challenge requires grace. Through a servant leadership lens, participants will learn how they may incorporate the essentials of grace for their teams and themselves. Suggested practices are grounded in the SEL Core Competency: Social Awareness.

  • Leading & Supporting Change in a Virtual Environment

    Participants will be able to support their teachers in the virtual world by showing them what to set-up, how to support, when to celebrate, and when to communicate.

  • Leading School Improvement: A Framework for Action

    Explains the school leader's role in ramping up academic press and fostering a supportive school culture.

  • Leverage the Power of Relationships, Routines, Roles, and Rigor: Face to Face and Virtually

    In this follow-up session to The Four Rs, participants will expand their thinking and increase their knowledge on how to deepen relationships, roles, routines, and rigor for both synchronous and asynchronous teaching and learning. Evolving student roles, student interpersonal relationships, and student conflict resolution will be explored. A variety of self-reflection routines to strengthen student agency will be practiced and shared. Student tasks will be unpacked and analyzed for rigor and alignment.  An eResource of tools and techniques will be provided, allowing immediate implementation in a virtual, blended, or face-to-face classroom. Prerequisite workshop: Establishing Relationships, Roles, Routines, and Rigor

  • Leveraging the Power of Teams in an Online Environment

    How do you leverage the power of student teams in an online classroom? Learn four sure-fire strategies to promote the sharing of thinking and collaboration!

  • Marzano Center – Virtual Coaching for Leaders

    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 instruction is at school or home.

  • Marzano Center – Virtual Coaching for Leaders

    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 instruction is at school or home.

  • Marzano Center – Virtual Coaching for Teachers

    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 instruction is at school or home.

  • Marzano’s Focused School Leader Model for Growth

    Growth is the currency of leadership success. Discover how to promote a climate of leadership growth using the Focused School Leader Model.

  • Measuring SEL Implementation with Trend Tracker

    This session will familiarize participants with the CASEL Schoolwide SEL Walkthrough Protocol and the LSI Trend Tracker. The protocol is designed to support the continuous improvement of schoolwide SEL implementation by helping team members look for specific indicators of social and emotional learning.

  • Monitor & Verify Learning Face-to-Face & Virtually

    How will you monitor student participation and engagement? How do you verify learning targets when students are face to face and virtually? This session will explore tools and techniques for monitoring and verifying student learning in a variety of delivery formats, because let's be honest, we need to be armed and ready for an array of blended learning formats in our future.

  • Monitoring for Learning

    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 to learn how to effectively use formative evidence to inform instructional decisions in the moment.

  • Navigating the Ins & Outs of Rigorous Online Tasks

    Don't relinquish rigor when moving learning to digital platforms! During this engaging session, revisit what it means for a task to be rigorous and learn what pitfalls to avoid when on the road to creating rigorous online tasks. Spend time delving into sample online tasks and reflecting on the levels of rigor present or missing. With time to master standards ever fleeting, become efficient at selecting the appropriate tech tools for the levels of rigor we are aiming for in our digital tasks. As educators, we know how crucial it is for our students to learn deeply through rigorous tasks.

  • Optimizing On-Line and Off-Line Instruction

    This session focuses on helping teachers optimize instructional time whether it is virtual, hybrid, or all face-to-face.  During the session, we will explore opportunities and tools to support synchronous and asynchronous instruction (flipped lessons). Teachers will see ways to organize their instructional day and develop creative ways of utilizing their time.  We will explore ways to utilize interactive instructional moments and to take advantage of free online resources.

  • Organizing for Learning Classroom Techniques to Help Students Interact Within Small Groups

    Provides explicit steps, examples, and adaptations to effectively teach students how to actively process content in groups.

  • Pardon Me, Your SEL Conditions Aren’t Showing

    Why is Social Emotional Learning an integral piece of the classroom environment? How can it become part of the culture of the classroom? How does a teacher know through student evidence that social emotional learning is occurring? Learn the rules of engagement within Conditions for Learning and how to effectively connect to SEL for students with the Marzano Focused Evaluation Model. Marzano's protocol for "Using Engagement Strategies" will build a foundation bringing additional SEL opportunities within the conditions of a classroom, providing teacher strategies and sample student evidences that can be used in any learning environment.

  • Performance Assessment: Showing What Students Know and Can Do

    Deepens understanding of what performance assessment is, what purposes it serves, and how to use performance tasks and rubrics to support formative and summative assessment.

  • Practicing Skills, Strategies, & Processes

    Classroom Techniques to Help Students Develop Proficiency. Provides explicit steps for teaching students to use new knowledge and processes swiftly and accurately.

  • Preventing Learning Gaps: It’s All in the Planning

    Learn how to start the planning process by breaking standards down into digestible chunks, or learning targets and then creating a task that will allow you to determine whether or not students are meeting each target. We'll explore how to examine student work during the task to make decisions, in the moment, on how best to support students who are not progressing or meeting the learning target.

  • Processing New Information

    Classroom Techniques to Help Students Engage With Content. Explores explicit techniques for mastering a crucial strategy of instructional practice: processing new information.

  • Providing SEL Savvy Teacher Feedback

    Providing teachers feedback that supports their social emotional efforts is crucial, especially during a time we know students and adults will need to employ solid SEL skills. Using the newly released  Focused Teacher Evaluation Model (FTEM) protocols with explicit SEL evidence, learn how you can construct savvy SEL feedback that respects teachers where they are.

  • Put on Your Gear & Take a Deeper Dive: Engaging All Students in Rigorous Thinking

    Participants in this session will experience strategies to move students to deeper levels of thinking using strategies that apply across disciplines. Participants will apply those strategies to standards-based tasks that will engage and challenge all students.

  • Recording & Representing Knowledge

    Classroom Techniques to Help Students Accurately Organize and Summarize Content. Explores explicit techniques for mastering this crucial strategy of instructional practice.

  • Revising Knowledge

    Classroom Techniques to Help Students Examine Their Deeper Understanding. Explores explicit techniques for mastering a crucial strategy of instructional practice: teaching students to revise their knowledge

  • Rigorous Math Instruction

    Explore the instructional shifts that raise math achievement, with sample lessons and task planning opportunities.

  • Rigorous Science Instruction

    Learn how to design rigorous science instruction including teaming for science instruction.

  • School Leadership for Results: A Focused Model

    Provides a thorough exploration of the Marzano School Leader Evaluation Model and a practical guide to meeting the challenges of fair and accurate evaluation of instructional leaders. It encouraged schools all over the world to change their approach to leader evaluation, shifting the focus from simple measurement to real, effective evaluation based on growth.  

  • Secrets to Motivating Students by Engaging Families in a Virtual Environment

    Are you looking for ways to motivate students to complete assignments? We know that a parent's interest and encouragement in a child's education can affect the child's attitude toward school and motivation. Learn how to design or adapt existing family engagement strategies for student success in distance learning.

  • SELF-CARE – Addressing Adult SEL Needs During Challenging Times

    Using SELF-CARE as an acronym, participants will be guided through a series of 8 daily tips within S-E-L-F-C-A-R-E-to pinpoint areas to engage in self-care practices. Participants will learn the ways in which caring for self ultimately influences teacher and student performances. Participants will also set Self-Care goals and commit to incorporating self-care practices in their daily routines.

  • Self-Management – Leading & Coaching Also Means Taking Care of You

    During challenging times, leaders may forget about self-management and simple acts of self-care. Through the support of an LSI Leadership Coach and Faculty Coach, participants will learn the art and balance of focusing on themselves and their teams to not only regulate their emotions and manage stress, but also model and demonstrate the essential need of caring for oneself and others in the midst of crisis.

  • Self-Management – Teaching in a Time of Crisis Also Means Taking Care of You

    During challenging times, teachers may forget about Self-Management and managing emotions, participants will learn the art and balance of focusing on themselves and their students to not only regulate their emotions and manage stress, but also model and demonstrate the essential need of caring for oneself and others in the midst of crisis.

  • Sequencing Questions for Deeper Thinking

    Some teachers easily craft and ask questions that require students to engage in complex thinking, but far too many of the questions posed to students required them to remember or recall information. In this session, teachers will learn to create systematic questions that require students to use ideas, examine their reasoning, and using evidence to analyze their thinking.

  • Simple Math Routines That Will Dramatically Improve Students’ Performance & Confidence

    Learn how student-centered routines can be used to promote mathematical reasoning and support students as they engage with academic content. and high demand tasks. Explore how to tweak a traditional instructional routine and transform it into student-centered mathematical routine. We'll identify the elements of effective mathematical routines and how they can be used to promote the Standards for Mathematical Practices. Participants will leave the session with a step-by-step routine that can be used to promote and support quantitative reasoning in students.

  • Spice Up Your Standards-Based Virtual Classroom with Powerful Tools

    Are you struggling to navigate the myriad of resources to support your online instruction? In this session, we will discuss how to access the tools to support your standards-based online classroom.

  • Standards-Based Planning for Instructional Success

    There is never enough time for teachers to plan; with the help of our expert Marzano faculty, discover a process that intentionally scaffolds lessons for rigor, aligns resources and tasks, and uses appropriate student data to plan for all students' success.

  • Student Teaming: You Got This!

    Study the survival guide for teachers ready to take on the challenge of implementing student teams in their classrooms.

  • Successful Teacher Evaluation Virtually Anywhere

    We will explore the processes and procedures that need to be considered when observers are conducting observations and providing evaluative feedback based on virtual instruction. What policies do districts need to adjust in order to make that process effective and reflective of the new instructional delivery system? How will growth plans and feedback serve all involved? We will delve into how teachers and observers can maintain a focus on the use of excellent instructional strategies in an e-Learning environment.

  • Taking the Guesswork Out of Student Teaming in a Virtual Environment

    Participants will learn how to incorporate academic teaming using a virtual platform in order to keep students engaged in the learning while collaborating with their peers. In this session, we talk about tools that allow a teacher to set up teaming in a virtual environment; discussing options for allowing independent think time and student collaboration.

  • Tapping Into Student Resiliency by Leading and Coaching with Grace

    Teaching in the midst of a challenge requires grace. Through a servant leadership lens, participants will learn how they may incorporate the essentials of grace for their students and themselves. Suggested practices will help teachers connect with their students to tap into the existing resiliency that teachers and students share.

  • Teaching Through Affirming Lenses to Build Student Confidence and Performance

    Teachers are often led through lenses that focus solely on areas of needed growth. During this challenging time of increased uncertainty and professional and personal stresses, there is a need to shift our approach to one that is asset-based. From a foundational standpoint of decision-making, participants will be guided through a process of shifting to affirming lenses that serve to pinpoint glow areas to increase student confidence and performance levels.

  • The Essentials for Standards-Driven Classrooms

    Providing a big-picture view of the Essentials model’s components, purposes, and practical use in the classroom. Complete with templates for performance scales, student evidence, and lesson details, it empowers educators and leaders to transform their schools into thriving, sustainable communities of practice.

  • The Power of Student Teams

    Explore a new pedagogical model called student-led academic teaming. In academic teams, students collaborate, peer coach, and peer teach while engaging in rigorous, standards-based tasks—a combination that leads to true social, emotional, and cognitive learning (SECL).

  • The Power of the Mini-Lesson

    Learn how to plan lessons in a mini-lesson format, structuring classroom instruction in chunks that include teaching points, opportunities for students to process information, and opportunities for students to provide evidence of their learning.

  • Three ELA Actions that Research Shows Will Raise Achievement for All Students

    We will examine the three ELA actions that have the greatest impact on student achievement and then review classroom setting videos to discuss the indicators observed for each of the key actions. Practices you can adopt tomorrow that will provide equity, rigor, and access for all students.

  • Transforming Young Children into Great Readers – Virtually!

    Teachers of primary students will experience "how-to" support from an early childhood expert on the process and procedures necessary to virtually conduct effective shared and guided writing experiences with their students. Find out how students can practice phonics through shared and guided writing, virtually.

  • Ultimate Guide to Virtual Teaching

    An expert faculty member shares knowledge on teaching in a virtual world to prepare educators of all levels for success with any scenario that comes their way.  Participants will explore ways to develop a captivating classroom culture, build enduring relationships, amp-up engagement, and entice students to engage in rigorous tasks that will keep them coming back for more.

  • Understanding Rigor in the Classroom

    Understanding Rigor in the Classroom provides a focused, yet comprehensive framework for enhancing rigor across grade levels and subject areas. This book makes it possible for entire schools, and school systems, to create comprehensive and rigorous K–12 curriculums.

  • Virtual Teaming using Google Slides & Forms

    Want to keep your collaborative culture going and not lose momentum with Academics Teaming? Learn how to use Summary Mat formatted slides for students to practice virtual teaming, strategies for students to give feedback within Google slides to their team and other teams, and protocols for managing students as they TEAM using Google Slides.

  • What Every Educator Needs to Know About Igniting a S.T.E.M. Classroom

    Explore how Academic Teaming together with S.T.E.M. can strengthen the art and science of teaching. Participate in a S.T.E.M task through the lens of student teams. See how S.T.E.M. team roles can strengthen SEL competencies. Use technology tools to communicate and collaborate. Get ideas for monitoring in the moment. Leave with numerous resources to strengthen your S.T.E.M. program.

  • Who Moved My Standards?

    Prepare educators to tackle rigorous standards with renewed confidence and enthusiasm. This book is a pathway to student-centered classrooms. Teaching becomes easier and much more enjoyable as students take responsibility for their own learning and the learning of their peers.

  • Zooming Back to School with the Basics – Preparing for Virtual School with Confidence

    Plan now for virtual work and learning so you're ready when the need arises this coming school year. This course will cover the basics of using Zoom as a platform for instruction. Settings, features, breakout room management, and engagement strategies will be demonstrated and practiced by participants.