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Unparalleled Professional Learning

Educator Courses

Our research-informed curriculum, transformative one-to-one instruction, and dedicated MARIO Coaches combine to elevate your teaching practice to the next level through personalized learning.

Designed for full-time educators, our educator certification courses will successfully prepare you to implement The MARIO Approach™, our evidence-based, one-to-one intervention, within your unique context.

Additionally, they will also prepare you to build classrooms using The MARIO Framework® to design meaningful and effective learning experiences for all learners. A unique aspect of every MARIO Education™ course is the incorporation of high-quality research with practical applications for current scientific findings.

level 1

MARIO Educator

Learn how to build flexible classes that produce self-directed learners and deliver powerful personalized learning experiences. A key part of this course will include how to implement The MARIO Approach in your context through customized projects, feedback from your instructor, and collaboration with other participants.

March 9 – May 18, 2024
90 Hours
Semi-Synchronous
level 2

MARIO Educator

Dig deeper into The MARIO Approach to further develop your skills and delivery of our one-to-one learning conversation protocol. This course combines principles of design thinking with The MARIO Approach to create a dynamic cycle of self-reflection and growth as you identify, measure, and engage with your learning goal.

March 9 – May 18, 2024
60 Hours
Semi-Synchronous

Assistant Course

Developed for instructional assistants, our assistant certification course offers evidence-based practices and high-impact learning strategies to prepare you to actively contribute to the learning environment in your classrooms. Utilizing The MARIO Framework and principles of Universal Design for Learning, this course focuses on neurodiversity and will ready you to provide inclusive learning services to all learners. A unique aspect of every MARIO Education course is the incorporation of high-quality research with practical applications for current scientific findings.

MARIO Assistant

Develop awareness of evidence-based approaches to utilize when serving neurodivergent students and explore how to effectively hold one-to-one learning conversations with the learners you support. Learn how to apply The MARIO Framework within your context from a dedicated MARIO Coach and a cohort of your peers.

April 6 – May 18, 2024
40 Hours
Semi-Synchronous

Self-Study Courses

Our self-study courses are intended for those who want a value-packed course that honors their time – whether you are an educator, assistant, school leader, counselor, tutor, or parent. Each course explores a key topic while demonstrating how to incorporate either The MARIO Approach or our MARIO For Me software in your unique context. Included in every course are three companion resource packages to enhance your ability to immediately transfer your learning into action. These resource packages include tools, case studies, and research summaries relating to the key topic.

Understanding & Supporting Neurodivergent Learners

Study the concepts of neurodiversity and neurodivergence and develop an awareness of areas of diversity which may present in inclusive classroom settings. Gain a better understanding of how to universally design learning opportunities to best support and serve all learners.

10 Hours
Self-Study

Implementing Effective 1:1 Learning Conversations

Discover one of the key components of The MARIO Framework, our frequent one-to-one learning conversations that are strategic and targeted to develop learner autonomy. Learn our detailed strategies and suggestions to help implement these conversations within your learning community.

10 Hours
Self-Study

Understanding & Supporting Executive Functions

Build your understanding of what executive functions (EF) are and how they develop throughout a learner’s life. Gain exposure to different approaches for developing EF skills within the classroom and home setting with a particular emphasis on a multidisciplinary team approach to executive function support.

10 Hours
Self-Study

Understanding & Supporting Social and Emotional Learning

Explore social and emotional learning (SEL) in the context of school and home settings. Through this course you will develop a base of awareness around topics of SEL, focusing specifically on measuring SEL learning, proactive strategies for supporting the development of SEL skills, the connection to mental health services, and how all stakeholders supporting a learner can impact long-term positive outcomes.

10 Hours
Self-Study

Measuring Your Impact

Explore how to implement evidence-based and research-informed assessment practices within classrooms utilizing The MARIO Framework. Participants will explore MARIO’s diagnostic assessments, MARIO Minutes, methods for collecting data from one-to-one learning conversations, and a variety of other approaches to data collection.

10 Hours
Self-Study

What Educators and Learners Say About Us

Educators all over the world have connected with students and improved learning outcomes through MARIO courses. Here’s what they had to say about their MARIO experience.

99%

of students report positive benefits from our 1:1 conversations

educator

I enjoyed the self-paced learning aspect of the course. I liked that projects were flexible and the rubric was clear. It is always nice to do a course that is instantly relatable and where aspects can be put into practice immediately. I found I do a lot of what was presented in the framework but in a less organised way and this course really helped me to reflect on what I am doing and how I can make it better.

Female teacher
Claudia Campbell-Pegg
UWC Singapore
educator

The research that backs up the approach is fascinating and helpful, as are the one-to-one videos.

Female teacher
Liz Garrigan
International School Bangkok
educator

The ability to review each other’s work anonymously provided me with powerful feedback. Overall I found MARIO certification one course to be engaging, chock full of research, and evidence-based practice

Female teacher
Danielle Asmus
Colonial School District, Delaware
educator

Throughout this process I actually felt like I was being listened to. I never once received a robotic reply to my queries. I received heartfelt, supportive and, most importantly, encouraging instant replies from the MARIO professionals. Acknowledging and understanding one’s struggles had the biggest impact on me.

Female teacher
Isabel Jinks
Vienna International School
educator

The course was fast-paced and hard work, but the way the units built on each other made sense, and I really appreciate how we as course participants were effectively being put through the paces that the students will go through.

Female teacher
Akane Yoshida
Prem Tinsulanonda International School