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Teacher sessions are listed under the light blue tabs and leader sessions under the dark blue. All sessions are available with flexible delivery options that include full-day, half-day, or 1 to 2-hour sessions spread over several weeks.

Teacher Leader

Building Online Performance Scales for Students and 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!


Secrets to Ramping Up Student Engagement in an Online Platform
Worried that students won't be engaged in online instruction? Use these strategies to get them excited and own their learning!


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.


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!


Making the Transition to 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!


Marzano Instructional Model: Planning and Facilitating Students as They Examine Reasoning in an eLearning Environment
Having students examine reasoning AND having them revise their knowledge are two of the most powerful instructional strategies for long term learning. How can teachers plan and facilitate these tasks in both a face to face or a virtual environment?


Successful Teacher Evaluation Virtually Anywhere
How can teachers and observers maintain a focus on the use of excellent instructional strategies in an E Learning environment?


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.


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.


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 and that of their peers.


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!


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.

Improve Student Outcomes by Empowering Teams
Structure a rigorous task to give students the time and structures necessary to implement teaming skills; prepare students to coach each other within their groups, allowing student teams to navigate productive struggle without seeking help from the teacher.

Half Day

Dig Deeper into Content by Using Student-Centered ELA Routines
Participants will learn instructional routines that can help students orient themselves in text and gain understanding to increase their success with text sets.


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.


How Do I Know They Got It? Verifying Learning with Learning Targets and Success Criteria
Strengthen your ability to verify that learning has occurred and teach students how to use Learning Targets and Success Criteria to guide their work.


Moving Math Achievement By Planning for Success
Participants will learn the role of Focus and Coherence in math instruction and planning as well as the aspects of math rigor and how they relate to cognitive complexity.


Engaging and Supporting All Students in High Quality Math Tasks
Participants will learn how instructional routines and high demand tasks support students as they engage with the content.


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.


Put on Your Gear and 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.


Preventing Learning Gaps: It's All in the Planning
Learn how to scaffold tasks toward a learning target and plan how to monitor, verify, and support students who are not moving toward the learning target.


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.


Using Protocols to Examine Student Work for Alignment and Rigor
Participants will have an authentic experience by using protocols to examine student work and assignments to determine rigor and alignment. Participants will engage in guided practice to see how these tools can enhance their PLCs, promote collaborative practices, and boost student learning.

Improve Student Outcomes by Empowering Teams
Structure a rigorous task to give students the time and structures necessary to implement teaming skills; prepare students to coach each other within their groups, allowing student teams to navigate productive struggle without seeking help from the teacher.


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.


Engaging All Students in Academic Discourse to Connect New Learning
How to prepare for and implement the use of Connecting New Learning: Mat, Annotated Mat, Thinking Guide and How-to Guide.


Engaging Productive Teams
Align small segments of a lesson to standards; support students to share their thinking with other students as they work; and support academic conversations.


Ignite + Academic Teaming = Equity, Access & Rigor
Participants learn how to create and use Learning Targets and Success Criteria in order to design a rigorous task, using teaming strategies to embark upon the task.


Rigorous Tasks for Academic Teaming
Learn how to prepare a task that requires students to coach each other through productive struggle in order to meet the Learning Target.


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 and that of their peers.

Assessing Foundational Skills
Sample assessments for essential skills are shared and discussed.


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.

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.


How to Take the Complexity Out of Teaching with Complex Texts
There are three ELA Achievement Actions with supporting indicators. In this session, participants will delve into the first achievement action, focusing on high quality, complex text.


Improving Reading Comprehension Through Better Questions and Tasks
There are three ELA Achievement Actions with supporting indicators. In this session, participants will delve into the second achievement action, focusing on rigorous questions and tasks.

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.


Improving Reading Comprehension Through Better Questions and 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.


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.


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 to take students to the next level of thinking and improve reading comprehension.


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.


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.


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.

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


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.

Ask an Expert: Marzano's Focused Model Q and 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.


Fascinating Teaching Strategies that Work Online and 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.


Deep Dive into Marzano Elements
Utilizing selected elements in the Marzano Focused Teacher Evaluation Model, participants will examine the skills, nuances and effective uses of the element. (Customer may select focus elements and time frame)


Deep Dive into Marzano's Focused Evaluation Domains
Participants will deepen their understanding of rigor utilizing the FTEM domains as they walk through the steps of effective planning for rigor.


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.

Coding is Elementary! Why and 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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

A New Vision for Teaching and Learning
Learn about the vision of rigor and discuss instructional shifts in the classroom to implement that vision.


Reaching Your Goals: An Incredibly Easy Method That Works For All
How you ever wondered how to ensure every day counts towards improving student achievement? Learn how to develop an internal accountability system that drives the work of the leadership team.


A Foundation for Coaching and 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.


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.


Forging a Vision
Learn about the vision of rigor and discuss instructional shifts in the classroom to implement that vision. In addition, plan tasks that lead students to the standards.


Igniting Leadership for Teaming
Participants will examine their own vision for teaching and learning and what conditions are needed for teaming to take hold in their school. Participants will also explore their own leadership styles and the implications their styles have for school improvement work.


Leading and 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 and 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.


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.


Self-Management – Leading and 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.

Create a Plan to Implement School Wide Conditions System
Develop a plan for implementing your school wide conditions system. Identify methods for data collection and monitoring as well as tools and resources to support this process. Schedules for implementation will be developed with important component timelines and check points.


Creating Positive Conditions for Learning : Creating Lesson Plans to Teach School Wide Behavior Expectations
Discover the benefits of teaching schoolwide behavior expectations. Develop lesson plans for teaching each school-wide behavior expectation as well as procedures for classroom and non-classroom areas.


Creating Positive Conditions for Learning: Implementing Classroom Systems
Develop a plan for implementing classroom systems aligned with your school wide conditions plan. Together we will develop plans and create a toolbox of resources to support your classroom systems.


Creating Positive Conditions for Learning: Recognition and Rewards Systems
Have you ever thought about implementing a sustainable and thoughtful recognition and rewards system to drive positive student behaviors? Spend time diving into the elements of effective recognition and rewards systems.


Creating Positive Conditions for Learning: School Wide Expectations and Behavior Matrix
For students to learn, they must feel safe, engaged, connected, and supported in their classrooms. Work together with your school team and other experts as you create School-Wide Behavior Expectations and Behavior Matrix that align to your school culture.


Data...Now What?
Participants will develop a clear understanding of short, mid and long cycle data and develop a plan to use all three to move their school to the next level.

Amplify Your Teacher Feedback Results: Using Marzano Evidences in ELA and 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 and 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.


Let's Talk Data! What Does Your Data Mean and How Can You Act on It?
LSI faculty expert will facilitate data dialogue with district or school leaders, deepening participants' understanding and answering questions. (IObservation or Trend Tracker Data)


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.


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.


iObservation Video Scoring Practice
Participants will practice scoring video observations utilizing the Focused Teacher Evaluation Model. A discussion of scores will be guided by a LSI staff developer/coach experienced in evaluation.


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.

Virtual Workshops Tailored to Your Needs

Target areas your data indicates need strengthening, pick date(s) and times that work for your team, with complete flexibility in time frames for sessions, number of sessions and more.

Engage Subject Matter Experts Live

Live virtual LSI experts will share the latest research-proven practices, equipping your staff with the latest research-based information and proven classroom strategies.

Interact with, Practice and Apply the Content

Live virtual does not means hands off. Participants will interact with content in innovative and challenging ways. Immediate and structured live expert feedback helps participants apply new learning to their practice.

Cost-Effective Live Workshops

Our personalized live workshops offer uncompromising quality and are especially attractive to schools with a large faculty. All for a fraction of the cost versus securing off-site locations or flying in topic experts.

Connect from Home or School

Provide inspired professional learning during PLCs regardless of whether accessing remotely or meeting together in one location.

20 Years of Expert Online PD Delivery for States and Districts

Why LSI Live Expert-Led Virtual Workshops?

  • Less costly and more efficient than onsite workshops
  • Customizable to empower your team with new ideas and strategies designed to fit their specific needs
  • Interactive class discussions and activities, opportunities to question the instructor, applied content for teachers’ needs, and more
  • Live virtual expert-led training for anyone, anywhere, on any web-enabled device
  • More options for engaging learners and offering topics of relevance for different needs

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