Education Reform & Student Achievement: Learning Sciences Marzano Center Announces National Marzano Teacher & Leadership Evaluation Conference, "Building Expertise, 2012"

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Marzano Teacher and Leadership Evaluation summer conference focuses on best practices in K-12 education reform, next-generation technology, educator professional development, and current research on evaluating teachers and principals to align with national and state educational policies for improved student achievement.

Dr. Robert Marzano is CEO of Learning Sciences Marzano Center for Teacher and Leadership Evaluation, dedicated to building student achievement

Dr. Robert J. Marzano

Great schools are grown from the ground up and the top down: when teachers and leaders come together in a joint effort for whole-school improvement, everybody wins. – breakout session, The Critical Need to Transform Leadership

Learning Sciences Marzano Center is delighted to announce the first annual National Marzano Teacher and Leadership Conference, which will take place in Orlando, Florida, June 20-22, 2012. The conference theme in this debut year is “Building Expertise,” reflecting the trend toward developing teacher evaluation models which not only measure teacher capacity, but seek to develop and improve teachers’ classroom practice to increase student achievement year by year.

Dr. Marzano will be on hand to discuss next-generation evaluation models, the most up-to-date research on evaluation and value-added measures of student achievement, and what has been learned as states implement federal and local directives to reform K-12 teaching and learning. Of particular interest is Dr. Marzano’s new Leadership Evaluation Model, which is designed to align with the Teacher Evaluation Model, drawing on a common language of instruction and foregrounding an unwavering focus on student achievement.

The conference will take place at the Wyndham Orlando Resort. Nearly 700 attendees from 17 states and 25 Florida districts have registered for the main conference, which is now sold out. Seats remain for the Friday-only session, which will include Dr. Marzano’s keynote address, panels on best practices for implementation, breakout sessions on the individual domains of the Marzano Causal Teacher Evaluation Model, and a culminating event: Rating with Dr. Marzano and Expert Raters. Seats are also available for the Wednesday pre-conference, which provides a full day overview of the Marzano Causal Teacher Evaluation Model or a full day of instructional coaching using the model.

Education reporters and bloggers are welcome. Please call 717.845.6300 x195 for a press pass and further details.

About the Learning Sciences Marzano Center

Launched in March of 2012, the Learning Sciences Marzano Center brings together the most up-to-date resources, tools, professional development, products, events and services to support K-12 educators, schools, and districts. Under the directorship of renowned educational researcher and author Dr. Robert Marzano, the Center empowers educators to become highly effective, lifelong learners, and in doing so, to significantly impact student growth and achievement over time. Visit for further details.

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