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High Reliability Schools™ Summit

High Reliability Schools Summit

Austin, Texas | July 7–9, 2020

Important Event Update: The 2020 High Reliability Schools™ Summit, scheduled for July 7-9, 2020, in Austin, Texas, will no longer be held at this time. All current registrants for the High Reliability Schools Summit will receive our new High Reliability Schools Summit Portable Event Package. Registrants can expect an email from Marzano Resources customer service that outlines next steps. For immediate assistance, please contact customer service at 888.849.0851. Alternatively, please contact your local representative.

Information about the 2021 High Reliability Schools Summit, slated for February 24-26, 2021, will be available soon.

Imagine if every school focused on five key components of education and gave staff the time to fully master them. The result would be sustainable school improvement and high levels of learning for all.

Trusted by educators around the world, the Marzano High Reliability Schools (HRS)™ framework serves as a long-term strategic planning guide for schools and districts. Rather than constantly seeking new initiatives, the framework encourages educators to concentrate their efforts on five key areas of operation:

  1. 1. Safe, Supportive, and Collaborative Culture
  2. 2. Effective Teaching in Every Classroom
  3. 3. Guaranteed and Viable Curriculum
  4. 4. Standards-Referenced Reporting
  5. 5. Competency-Based Education

Join us at the High Reliability Schools Summit to learn how this powerful framework can help address your school or district’s unique needs and goals. With the support and guidance of our acclaimed HRS experts, you and your team will dive deep into the five levels of high reliability schooling, engage in strategic planning, and leave fully prepared to create the conditions for success across your school community.

  • Learn how the HRS framework serves as a school leadership model that offers a clear, concise focus on research-based practices that increase student achievement.
  • Discover how establishing a common model of instructional practice can improve teaching and learning in every classroom.
  • Explore how the professional learning communities (PLC) concept is embedded into the HRS framework and serves as a critical vehicle to drive learning.
  • Acquire a process for establishing a guaranteed and viable curriculum districtwide to ensure all students learn.
  • Understand how to use quick data to monitor and sustain successful practices within schools.
  • Examine key aspects of standards-based grading, such as developing proficiency scales and creating high-quality classroom assessments.
  • Investigate the concept of competency-based education and how it can be developed within a school.

Additional Information

Product Code: CFL010

  • Tina H. Boogren

    Tina H. Boogren, PhD, is a former classroom teacher, English department chair, instructional coach, professional developer, athletic coach, author, and building-level leader.

  • Tammy Heflebower

    Tammy Heflebower, EdD, is a highly sought-after school leader and consultant with vast experience in urban, rural, and suburban districts throughout the United States, Canada, the Netherlands, Denmark, and Australia.

  • Robert J. Marzano

    Robert J. Marzano, PhD, is cofounder and chief academic officer of Marzano Resources in Denver, Colorado. A leading researcher in education, he is a speaker, trainer, and author of more than 50 books and 200 articles.

  • Jan K. Hoegh

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

  • Philip B. Warrick

    Philip B. Warrick, EdD, is an author and consultant and has worked globally in the areas of school leadership, instruction, collaborative practices, and grading.

  • Mario Acosta

    Mario Acosta has served as a classroom teacher, instructional coach, new teacher professional development specialist, professional development consultant, assistant principal, academic director, and principal.

  • Toby Boss

    Toby Boss, EdD, is the director of professional development at a regional service agency in Nebraska. He has experience as a classroom teacher, district administrator, and professional development consultant.

  • Bill Zima

    Bill Zima is the director of implementation for Marzano Academies, working with schools to help realize their unique vision of high reliability organizations that build agency in all learners.


Hilton Austin Convention Center
500 E. 4th Street
Austin, TX 78701

Convention Center Parking Information:
$32 Self; $41 Valet

Hotel Accommodations

Events reach capacity quickly. Please confirm your registration before making travel plans.

Hilton Austin Convention Center
500 E. 4th Street
Austin, TX 78701

Discounted Rate: $199.00 per night for single/double occupancy - until June 15, 2020
Online reservations

Please mention the HRS Summit for our room blocks

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.

Detailed agenda

July 7, 2020

6:30–8:00 a.m. Registration/Continental Breakfast
8:00–9:45 a.m. Keynote
9:45–10:00 a.m. Break
10:00–11:30 a.m. Breakout Sessions
11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m. Lunch (on your own)
1:00–2:30 p.m. Breakout Sessions
2:30–2:45 p.m. Break
2:45–3:45 p.m. Panel Discussion

July 8, 2020

6:30–8:00 a.m. Registration/Continental Breakfast
8:00-8:30 a.m. Awards Ceremony
8:30–10:15 a.m. Keynote
10:15–10:30 a.m. Break
10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Breakout Sessions
12:00–1:30 p.m. Lunch (on your own)
1:30–3:00 p.m. Breakout Sessions
3:00–3:15 p.m. Break
3:15–4:15 p.m. Facilitated Collaborative Sessions

July 9, 2020

7:00–8:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8:00–9:30 a.m. Breakout Sessions
9:30–9:45 a.m. Break
9:45–11:30 a.m. Keynote

Agenda is subject to change.