Robert J. Marzano, PhD, cofounder and CEO of Marzano Research Laboratory in Centennial, Colo., will address a sold out crowd at 7 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 26, at Lindenwood University. He will speak on “Increasing Rigor to Meet Common Core State Standards and Post-Secondary Transition” at the J. Scheidegger Center for the Arts.
A leading researcher in the field of education, Marzano is also a speaker, trainer, and author of more than 30 books and 150 articles on topics such as instruction, assessment, writing and implementing standards, cognition, effective leadership, and school intervention. His practical translations of current research and theory into classroom strategies are internationally known and widely practiced by both teachers and administrators.
“We are elated to host the highly renowned instructional data expert Dr. Robert Marzano,” said Cynthia Bice, EdD, Dean of the School of Education. “His many years of research have given us a solid framework for data-driven decision making for continual improvement regarding student achievement.
“We look forward with abundant anticipation to a great discussion of Dr. Marzano's latest analysis focusing on tools and resources for the development and support of instructor expertise, rather than the simple measurement of teacher performance.”
A reception for 150 ticketed Lindenwood alumni will precede the event from 5-5:30 p.m. in the Boyle Family Gallery. Alumni will also attend a private question-and-answer session with Marzano from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the center’s Emerson Black Box Theatre.
Dean of Day Admissions Joe Parisi said the crowd will consist of educators at area high schools whose students choose to attend Lindenwood University.
“These are the high schools that have confidence in the Lindenwood product and this is a way to say thank you and give something back,” Parisi said. “These schools are our lifeblood. And Mr. Marzano is a respected and sought-after speaker. This will be a boost to everyone’s professional development.”