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High Reliability Schools Institute

Birmingham, Alabama | October 2–4, 2023
  •  $749.00 per person for teams of 5 or more
  • Marzano Resources is in frequent contact with the staff at event venues to get updates about new or updated COVID-19 guidance from local and state officials related to events and public health. We have proactively taken steps to promote the health and safety of our attendees, associates, and staff.

The High Reliability Schools (HRS) framework was developed to guide districts and schools in a successful school improvement process that is well-organized, coordinated, collective, and systemic. It encourages educators to concentrate their efforts on five key areas of operation:

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

The High Reliability Schools Institute provides you and your team with the knowledge and tools to implement specific levels of this powerful framework.

Network with expert practitioners who have led this work in their own schools and districts and have partnered with thousands of educators to implement the transformational HRS process with great results. The program includes interactive breakout sessions, compelling keynotes, and time for teams and individuals to reflect and seek the advice of the presenters.

For those just beginning to explore High Reliability Schools, this is an excellent way to build your knowledge base. For those already involved in deep implementation, this institute is the perfect opportunity to revisit your goals, focus your work, introduce new team members to the process, and get answers to new questions.

Learning outcomes:

  • Learn how the HRS framework organizes research-based practices that increase student achievement.
  • Discover how establishing a common model of instructional practice can improve teaching and learning in every classroom.
  • 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.


“If administrators, teachers, and staff all believe that schools should function to enhance the lives of all students, then they will make decisions about resources, programs, and policies in a manner consistent with that belief.”

—Robert J. Marzano, Philip B. Warrick, Cameron L. Rains, & Richard DuFour in Leading a High Reliability School

Agenda and speakers are subject to change.

Monday, October 2nd

7:00–8:00 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.–12:30 p.m. Lunch (provided)
12:30–2:00 p.m. Breakout Sessions
2:00–2:15 p.m. Break
2:15–3:15 p.m. Panel Discussion

Tuesday, October 3rd

7:00–8:00 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.–12:30 p.m. Lunch (provided)
12:30–2:00 p.m. Breakout Sessions
2:00–2:15 p.m. Break
2:15–3:15 p.m. Team Time

Wednesday, October 4th

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

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

Parking Information:
Convention Center: $20
Hotel: $15 Self Parking Daily or $30 Valet Daily

Hotel Accommodations

Sheraton Birmingham

2101 Richard Arrington Blvd North
Birmingham, AL 35203

Discounted Rate: $192 per night for single/double occupancy - until September 8th, 2023
Please mention the Marzano HRS Institute for our room blocks


Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex

2100 Richard Arrington Blvd North

Birmingham, Alabama

Participation Information

On-Site Marzano Resources Book Co-op Discounts

  • Buy 5 or more titles or resources and receive 30% off and free shipping
  • On-site book co-op open daily throughout the event

Discounts above are for on-site purchases only. Does not include any non-Marzano Resources product, toolkit, or sale table items. Purchase orders, and credit cards accepted onsite.

Additional Information

Included with your registration

Leading a High Reliability School

Leading a High Reliability School

Learn how and why High Reliability Schools use interdependent systems of operation and the PLC at Work® process to establish and maintain school effectiveness.

Event Notebook

Event Notebook

We’re enhancing your event experience. In addition to providing presentations in digital format, Marzano Resources is publishing retail-quality, perfect-bound notebooks expertly designed to support your learning. Any printed handouts or worksheets integrated into your sessions will continue to be provided.