Proficiency Scales Virtual Institute: Ensuring Students Know the Most Important Content
August 18, 2020
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The recent dramatic changes to the world of K–12 education—including school closures and missed instructional time—have made it difficult to travel for professional development. To help educators continue their learning and ensure the well-being of teachers and students alike, Marzano Resources has created the Proficiency Scales Virtual Institute for Travel-Free PD.
The Proficiency Scales Virtual Institute is an innovative new way to attend a Marzano Resources event in real time. Livestream this Marzano Resources Institute directly to your personal device to view sessions with Dr. Robert J. Marzano and participate in a live Q&A session—packed with the same powerful strategies and tools you would receive by attending in person.
In this moment, educators are also looking to ensure that students learn and retain the most important content. However, identifying that content and expressing it in a learning continuum for instruction, assessment, and grading can be challenging and time-consuming.
Enter the Critical Concepts, a set of learning progressions ready for teachers to use in the classroom right now. These carefully crafted proficiency scales enable teachers to communicate with students and parents about what students know, what they need to learn next, and what they’ve already mastered, using one simple, easy-to-explain document.
In this Virtual Institute, Dr. Marzano will explain how teachers, leaders, and teams can use proficiency scales, like the Critical Concepts, to streamline instruction, clarify assessment, and enhance grading and reporting during this pivotal time in K–12 education.
- Learn how the Critical Concepts were created through a rigorous analysis of standards documents from across the United States.
- Discover how proficiency scales organize content into targeted, simpler levels of understanding.
- Understand how to leverage proficiency scales to communicate achievement and growth to students and their parents.
- Explore a streamlined system of assessment that allows teachers to provide personalized feedback to students in real time.
Each attendee will receive one set of Critical Concepts scales (grade and content area of the attendee’s choice from a menu of available options) with their registration for this Virtual Institute. Please note that these Critical Concepts proficiency scales are for use only in the attendee’s individual classroom and may not be shared with other educators.
Participants will receive 10-day access to event recordings.
Product Code: CFH286
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.
Presenters are subject to change.
You will receive a certificate of participation after completing each session.