High Reliability Schools with Dr. Robert Marzano
The MERC Summer Institute is an intensive three-day professional experience focused on developing high-reliability schools in Mississippi. A high-reliability school monitors the effectiveness of critical factors within the system and immediately takes action to contain the negative effects of any errors that occur. High-reliability schools have several characteristics in common that include clear, transparent goals, real-time, understandable, comprehensive data systems, collaborative environments, flexibility, formalized operating procedures, a focus on best practices and expertise, rigorous teacher performance evaluation, and clean, well-functioning campuses.
The MERC Summer Institute is designed for leadership teams of three or more professionals from schools. Each team is to be made up of a principal, at least one assistant principal, and a teacher leader.
The purpose of the MERC Summer Institute is to develop and support a cadre of school-based leaders dedicated to and skilled at developing and leading high-reliability schools in local communities.