Topics: Teachers College, Speakers

March 26, 2013

Prominent education researcher Robert Marzano will speak about what he sees as the next steps in education reform during an address at 7 p.m. April 2 in Pruis Hall on the Ball State campus.

Marzano, co-founder and CEO of Marzano Research Laboratory in Centennial, Colo., will speak as part of the 2013 Emens Distinguished Professor Lecture Series. His presentation is entitled “Becoming High-Reliability Schools: The Next Step in School Reform.”

Internationally known for translating current research and theory into classroom strategies, Marzano will offer Indiana educators and residents a timely opportunity to gain insight into current efforts under way in education evaluation, accountability and reform. 

Marzano received a bachelor’s degree in English from New York’s Iona College, a master’s degree in education from Seattle University and a doctorate in curriculum and instruction from the University of Washington. In addition to founding his namesake research laboratory, which specializes in effective instructional leadership and classroom assessment strategies, Marzano has published more than 30 books and 150 articles covering topics that include instruction, assessment, standards and school intervention. He is a co-author of “Using Common Core Standards to Enhance Classroom Instruction & Assessment,” which was published in January. 

The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, visit or call 765-285-5251.