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Follow a planned course of excellence. To help simplify your PD planning, Marzano Research has designed professional learning experiences closely aligned to the research and recommendations found in our books. With high-quality, targeted content and the flexibility to adapt to your schedule and needs, our services make it easier to plot an intentional path to success.

Learning First

“My focus has always started at the individual student level in the classroom and moved out from there. That may be a big difference between me and other reformers. District and school administrators must ensure that specific interventions are enacted in every classroom in every school.”

—Robert J. Marzano

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  1. The Art and Science of Teaching in a Personalized Competency-Based System

    The Art and Science of Teaching in a Personalized Competency-Based System

    Acquire new tools and strategies to provide effective instruction in a personalized competency-based system. This interactive, engaging workshop introduces and explains the instructional framework from The New Art and Science of Teaching in the context of a personalized competency-based classroom.

  2. Assessment and Measurement in a Personalized Competency-Based System

    Assessment and Measurement in a Personalized Competency-Based System

    You’ve taken the plunge into the deep end of competency-based learning. Now how will you measure student proficiency? This workshop introduces the concept of and practical strategies for taking a measurement perspective to support a system in which teachers test less but assess more.

  3. Coaching to Support Implementation in a Personalized Competency-Based System

    Coaching to Support Implementation in a Personalized Competency-Based System

    How do we build the capacity to maintain and grow our personalized competency-based system? Marzano Research offers on-site and web-based coaching services to support the implementation of personalized competency-based education at the district, school, and classroom levels. Coaching services are available for district and school leaders, instructional coaches, and teachers.

  4. Defining Content in a PCBE System Using Proficiency Scales

    Defining Content in a PCBE System Using Proficiency Scales

    What content will you address in your personalized competency-based system? To support college and career-readiness and develop student agency, we recommend that schools integrate into the curriculum a combination of academic content, cognitive skills, and metacognitive skills.

  5. Getting Started in a Personalized Competency-Based System

    Getting Started in a Personalized Competency-Based System

    What is personalized learning and competency-based education and how can I get started in my classroom or school? Learn about the key differences between time-based and performance-based systems of learning, and explore the benefits of a student-centered approach to teaching and learning that allows students to move through levels of content at their appropriate pace.

  6. Leading, Teaching, and Learning in a Personalized, Competency-Based System

    Leading, Teaching, and Learning in a Personalized, Competency-Based System

    Learn how to utilize research-based strategies and work effectively to transition your school or district to a model that will result in higher teacher optimism and student engagement.

  7. Scheduling and Reporting in a Personalized Competency-Based System

    Scheduling and Reporting in a Personalized Competency-Based System

    Gain practical guidance for scheduling and reporting in a personalized competency-based system. Both scheduling and reporting in a personalized competency-based system can look very different from current practices. This workshop will help you work within your current system by making tweaks to the schedule or completely rethinking the traditional schedule.

  8. Transitioning to a Personalized Competency-Based System

    Transitioning to a Personalized Competency-Based System

    Thinking about transitioning to a personalized competency-based system and wondering where to begin? Our coaches can help you examine issues related to policy, curriculum, instruction, assessment, scheduling, and more that can impact your transition from a traditional, time-based system to a competency-based model that emphasizes student-centered, personalized learning.