Tuesday July 19, 2016 at 12:00 PM CDT
Thursday July 21, 2016 at 11:00 AM CDT

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Whispering Woods Hotel and Conference Center 
7300 Hacks Cross Road
Olive Branch, MS 38654

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Pamela Shaw 
P3 Strategies LLC 

MERC Summer Institute featuring                            Marzano High Reliability Schools 

The MERC Summer Institute is an intensive three-day professional experience focused on developing high reliability schools.  A high reliability school monitors the effectiveness of critical factors within the system and immediately takes action to contain the negative effects of any errors that occur. High reliability schools have several characteristics in common that include clear, transparent goals, real-time, understandable, comprehensive data systems, collaborative environments, flexibility, formalized operating procedures, a focus on best practices and expertise, rigorous teacher performance evaluation, and clean, well-functioning campuses.

Dr. Robert Marzano

Robert J. Marzano, PhD, is the cofounder and CEO of Marzano Research in Denver, Colorado. Throughout his forty years in the field of education, he has become a speaker, trainer, and author of more than thirty books and 150 articles on topics such as instruction, assessment, writing and implementing standards, cognition, effective leadership, and school intervention. His books include The Art and Science of Teaching, Leaders of Learning, On Excellence in Teaching, Effective Supervision, the Classroom Strategies series, Using Common Core Standards to Enhance Classroom Instruction and Assessment, Vocabulary for the Common Core, and Teacher Evaluation That Makes a Difference. His practical translations of the most current research and theory into classroom strategies are known internationally and are widely practiced by both teachers and school leaders.

He received a bachelor’s degree from Iona College in New York, a master’s degree from Seattle University, and a doctorate from the University of Washington. About Marzano Research LLC - Marzano Research is a joint venture between Solution Tree and Dr. Robert J. Marzano. Marzano Research combines Dr. Marzano’s forty years of educational research with continuous action research in all major areas of schooling in order to provide effective and accessible instructional strategies, leadership strategies, and classroom assessment strategies that are always at the forefront of best practice. By providing such an all-inclusive research-into-practice resource center, Marzano Research provides teachers and school leaders with the tools they need to effect profound and immediate improvement in student achievement.

Proposed Workshops

  • Creating High Reliability Schools
  • Hierarchy of School factors
  • Leading and Lagging Indicators
  • Implementing Critical Commitments
  • Monitoring Performance for Continuous Improvement
  • Problem Prevention and Celebrating Success
  • Safe and Collaborative Culture
  • Leading Indicator Surveys
  • Effective Teaching in Every Classroom
  • Viable Curriculum
  • Standards-Referenced Reporting
  • Integrating Digital Content
  • Competency-Based Education
  • Quantitative Data
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Teacher Recruitment, Retention, and Recognition