Participants will assess their current instructional performance, set goals for improvement, and engage in purposeful practice to increase instructional effectiveness.
- Understand and implement a model of instruction
- Create unit lesson plans and daily lesson plans aligned to the model of instruction
- Complete a self-assessment and create growth goals
- Administer student pre- and post-surveys aligned to growth goals
- Engage in deliberate practice with growth goals
- Implement a student self-actualization project or a project that connects students to something greater than themselves
- Level 1, Course 1: Foundation of Instructional Strategies
- Ebook: The New Art and Science of Teaching
- Online Resource: The Marzano Compendium of Instructional Strategies
- 2–3 months
- 10 hours
Please note: Levels 1 and 2 may be completed simultaneously. Some educators prefer this option as the data gathered for Level 1 supports the work in Level 2.
What are the course activities? Participants are required to complete a variety of tasks and submit work products within the online courses for feedback. These products include, but are not limited to, video recordings of lessons, written and video recorded reflections, student surveys, classroom projects, self-assessments, and growth goals.
How are assignments graded? Assignments are graded using a binary grading style (accepted or not accepted). For tasks that are not accepted, feedback will be provided and assignments may be re-submitted with corrections.
Who grades the coursework? Certification reviewers are current or retired practitioners who have proven success in improving instruction, and are Marzano Research professional development associates. Associates have a master’s degree or doctorate degree in educational leadership, teaching, or a related area; three or more years of experience in a school leadership position; presentation experience at the district level and beyond; and an in-depth understanding of Marzano Research’s work.
What happens after successfully completing a course? Once participants successfully complete a level, they receive a certificate from Marzano Research and recognition on the Marzano Research HRT certification webpage. HRT certification never expires, and teachers may carry the HRT credentials with them if they move to a different district. CEU and college-level credit may also be available.
How long do I have to complete a course? Participants are given 12 months to complete each course.
How long will it be after I enroll before I have access to the course(s)? You will receive your login information from an administrator within 48 hours of when payment is received. If you call to enroll, it may be within 60 hours. If you enroll using a check or purchase order, you will receive your login information from an administrator within 48 hours after payment is received.
Can I work at my own pace? Yes, every course is self-paced and accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Can I access the course on my iPad or iPhone? Yes, online courses are accessible on any digital device.
How can I tell if the credits will apply to my state requirements? CEU credits vary by state and district. Check your state’s educational websites to verify that HRT course credits apply in your state.
Are refunds available? Refund requests for online courses must be received within 10 days from the date of purchase.
I want to change some of the names and emails I sent in for my district. Is it too late? Changing names or emails may cause a delay in accessing the course. If the course has been accessed, we cannot issue a refund.
What are the technical requirements for equipment, software, and web access? Special software is not required. High-speed Internet access is best for streaming videos. The courses are compatible with most browsers. For users of Internet Explorer 11, we recommend using Compatibility View, which can be accessed by opening an Internet webpage and navigating to the Tools menu.
What if I have trouble accessing the course? Call 800.728.0032 Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. EST, or email email@example.com.