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14th Annual Conference on Education:
“The Art & Science of Teaching” with Dr. Robert Marzano

About the Conference

The LANL Foundation is pleased to have sponsored Dr. Robert Marzano who presented “The Art & Science of Teaching – The Highly Engaged Classroom” during the Conference on Education held on Friday, October 7, 2011 from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm at Buffalo Thunder Resort and Conference Center. In this interactive, engaging workshop, Dr. Marzano provided participants an in-depth understanding of how to generate high levels of student attention and engagement, so that every teacher can create a classroom environment where engagement 1500 educators, teachers, principals, administrators and others who care about helping our children succeed!

Workshop Description

Student engagement happens as a result of a teacher’s careful planning and execution of specific strategies. This basic premise drives Dr. Marzano's workshop. Specific attention is paid to engagement strategies and a comprehensive framework of effective teaching that schools and districts can put into place immediately or use to generate their own models. Marzano’s model is articulated in design questions teachers ask themselves as they plan a unit of instruction. We now know that effective teachers are made, not born, and that even small increments in teacher effectiveness can have a positive effect on student engagement and achievement.

Participants explored the four emblematic questions students ask themselves, the answers to which determine how involved they are in classroom activities.

  1. How do I feel? (addresses the affective side of learning)
  2. Am I interested? (deals with the extent to which classroom activities are intriguing enough to capture students’ attention)
  3. Is this important? (addresses the extent to which students perceive classroom goals as related to their personal goals)
  4. Can I do this? (deals with the extent to which students have or cultivate a sense of self-efficacy—a more long-term phenomenon lasting beyond the parameters of a single class period


The registration fee was $50.00 per person and included breakfast, lunch, and all conference materials.

All ISEC teachers and adminstrative staff* attended at no charge.

School Districts sponsored a limited number of non-ISEC teachers.

*ISEC teachers and adminstrative staff include those from the following districts:
Española School District
Mesa Vista School District
Peñasco School District
Santa Fe School District
Pojoaque School District

Sponsored by a generous donation from LANS


Dr. Marzano provided an in-depth understanding of how to generate high levels of student attention and engagement.

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