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The New Art and Science of Teaching Workshop

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The New Art and Science of Teaching Workshop

Centennial, Colorado | September 18–19, 2018

The New Art and Science of Teaching is an instructional framework that comprehensively addresses the well-researched components teachers use to make the most alterable effect on student achievement. One of the major changes in The New Art and Science of Teaching is the focus on student outcomes, as opposed to teacher outcomes. In the previous version, the focus was on teachers’ effectiveness in implementing the elements and strategies. This new version focuses on the student outcomes obtained by teachers’ instructional actions. The premise is that teachers who implement instructional strategies will, in turn, help students use mental processes that successively enhance the learning. In other words, it’s not enough to merely use an instructional strategy, but more important to ensure it has the desired learning effect for students.

The former version of the framework featured three instructional segments that consisted of ten design questions teachers ask themselves when planning lessons. Those questions infused various instructional elements of practice. The revised version features three categories, which include: feedback (specific information provided to and from the teacher and learner to clarify and guide learning); content (the ways in which lessons typically progress from direct instruction through use and review of the knowledge and skills being learned); and context (addressing the psychological needs of students—things like engagement, a sense of belonging, and high expectations). These are now suggested as considerations for instructional units, not just daily lessons.

What’s similar?

  • There are still guiding design questions teachers ask themselves as they are planning for effective instructional lessons and units.
  • The framework includes three categories, ten design questions, and 43 elements.
  • Suggested, explicit teacher actions (strategies) are identified and explained.
  • Those familiar with the previous model will see obvious connections, yet with new enhancements.

What’s different?

  • The three overarching categories in The New Art and Science of Teaching stem from a perspective of what must occur in the minds of students to learn effectively. These student behaviors are explicitly noted throughout the resource, and they are called “evidence that the strategy is working.”
  • Although there are still ten design questions for teacher planning, there are two different ones. The second one is now about assessment, and there is a new design question six that denotes instructional strategies that appear in all types of lessons.
  • The previous design question ten (the overarching question about unit planning) is omitted, and many of the existing design questions are renumbered to account for the additions and omissions.
  • There are 43 elements instead of 41. Thirty-nine of the elements are identical, and four are new.
  • There is a companion online compendium that now has over 300 instructional strategies, video descriptions, and print resources related to the new design questions and all 43 elements.
  • Included are suggestions for eight systems changes.

Learning Outcomes

  • Learn the instructional framework needed for high-level instruction, including 3 categories, 10 design questions, and 43 elements
  • Compare and contrast the new version with the former version
  • Experience various instructional elements for each design question
  • Reflect upon personal strengths and challenges for each instructional element
  • Walk away with a new understanding of effective teaching and learning

Additional Information

Product Code: WSL116

  • Jan K. Hoegh

    Jan K. Hoegh

    Jan K. Hoegh has been a classroom teacher, building-level leader, professional development specialist, assistant high school principal, and curriculum coordinator.

Presenters are subject to change.


Marzano Research Training Center
12577 E. Caley Ave.
Centennial, CO 80111
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Hotel Accommodations

In order to receive the discounted hotel room rate, please mention Marzano Research. Events reach capacity quickly. Please confirm your registration before making travel plans.

Primary Hotel

Hyatt House Denver Tech Center
9280 E. Costilla Ave.
Englewood, CO 80112

Discounted Rate: $159 per night (single)
$179 per night (double)

Online reservations
Please note: Hotel web links are only available 12 months prior to workshop dates. If assistance is needed in booking this far in advance, please contact the hotels directly.

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Hotel Parking
Primary Hotel: Hotel parking is complimentary.

Shuttle Service
Provided between the Hyatt House Denver Tech Center and Marzano Research Training Center.
Shuttle times: Pick-up at Hyatt: 8:00 a.m., Pick-up at MR: 3:30 p.m.

Cancellations and Substitutions

All cancellations and substitutions must be in submitted in writing via fax (812.336.7790) or email

  • Cancellations more than 90 days prior to the event require a $75 processing fee per person.
  • Cancellations between 10 and 90 days prior to the event require half the registration fee.
  • Cancellations less than 10 days prior to the event will receive no refund.

Included with your registration:

Day One:

8:00–8:30 a.m.Registration
8:30–9:00 a.m.Welcome/Introductions
9:00–10:00 a.m.Overview of The Art & Science of Teaching framework
10:00–10:15 a.m.BREAK
10:15 a.m.–12:00 p.m.Design Questions 1 & 6
12:00–1:00 p.m.LUNCH (on site, included in registration fee)
1:00–3:00 p.m.Design Questions 2 & 3
3:00–3:15 p.m.BREAK
3:15–3:45 p.m.Design Question 4
3:45–4:00 p.m.Closing

Day Two:

8:00–8:30 a.m.Registration
8:30–9:00 a.m.Welcome/Review key components from day 1
9:00–10:00 a.m.Design Question 5
10:00–10:15 a.m.BREAK
10:15 a.m.–12:00 p.m.Design Question 7
12:00–1:00 p.m.LUNCH (on site, included in registration fee)
1:00–3:00 p.m.Design Questions 8 & 9
3:00–3:15 p.m.BREAK
3:15–3:45 p.m.Putting it all together
3:45–4:00 p.m.Closure and feedback