Onsite and Ongoing
Training and Support

Whether your school is curious about the MARIO Framework, committed to piloting the program now or in the future, looking for a catalyst to take their program to the next level, or simply seeking guidance, Philip Bowman wants to help.

Build an Official MARIO Program

Leverage a unique opportunity to revitalize learning support services and receive recognition as an innovative school by establishing one of the first official MARIO learning support programs in the world. Philip Bowman will spend two to four days onsite to facilitate training and help create an effective foundation for the MARIO classes. Video-conferencing and enrollment in the MARIO 101 and MARIO 102 online courses are utilized to provide ongoing coaching and support after the visit has ended.

Philip will finish the year with an additional site visit and a comprehensive evaluation that explores progress and plans for the future. If mutually agreed upon targets are met and plans put in place, the school will be recognized as one of the world’s first official MARIO programs.

Onsite Consultation with Ongoing Support

Philip Bowman wants to visit learning support teams and explore their current practices. He can help create an effective foundation for MARIO classes and provide the initial training for its implementation. Alternatively, he can help leverage existing strengths in the current program and assist in building team efficacy. Before leaving any school, Philip will facilitate a session to plan possible pathways forward on both a team and an individual level. Video-conferencing is utilized to provide ongoing coaching and support after the visit has ended. Additionally, reduced fees are available for all of the MARIO framework courses.

Initial Consultation

Change is inherently challenging.

Initial consultations allow for a deeper understanding of organizational and cultural context, as well as providing opportunities for building buy-in from all stakeholders.

Workshops and Keynotes

Philip is an experienced international leader, speaker, and facilitator. His content is important, timely, and a catalyst for change. He is still a teacher in the classroom and wants to replicate his remarkable student outcomes in learning support classes around the world.

1- 2 Day Customizable Workshops

  • Creating the Learning Support Classroom of Tomorrow
  • Maximizing One-to-One Learning

Keynote Speeches

  • Introducing the MARIO Framework
  • When Mentoring Becomes More
  • Transforming Learning Support Services

Outside the Box Support

Support comes in all shapes and sizes.

Philip always personalizes his consulting services to meet an organization’s specific needs, but sometimes an opportunity presents itself that is especially unique in nature.

Online MARIO Courses

These powerful 10-week courses are designed to deepen understanding of the framework and empower learning support teachers to build, pilot, and improve their MARIO classes. We are developing professional networks of forward-thinking learning special educators that support each other inside and outside the classroom. Options are available for receiving Graduate Credits.

MARIO 101: Understanding and Setting Up
the MARIO Framework

February 10 – April 19

This personalized course is recommended before piloting the MARIO Framework and will help participants create a wide range of customized tools and strategies that will assist them in confidently launching or upgrading their personalized learning support class. Participants will gain a greater understanding of the framework, learn how to weave highly effective research-based teaching strategies into their classroom, build individual components of their class that will flexibly fit within a broader structure, and develop thoughtful plans for successful implementation.

Participants will connect with other learning support teachers piloting, or planning to pilot, the MARIO Framework at their schools and engage in valuable weekly discussions. Philip Bowman will be facilitating this course and providing targeted feedback and ongoing support. In addition to weekly learning projects, participants will have personalized learning opportunities every week and build a cumulative learning portfolio.

Understanding and Setting Up the MARIO Framework is the first of two courses that lead to certification as an official MARIO Educator. Additionally, participants can enroll with SUNY Buffalo to earn graduate credits.

  • EARLY REGISTRATION
  • Before Dec 21
  • $750
  • STANDARD REGISTRATION
  • Dec 21 – Jan 31
  • $900
  • LATE REGISTRATION
  • Feb 1 – Feb 7
  • $1000

MARIO 101: Understanding & Setting Up the MARIO Framework

Now Enrolling for Spring Term 2020 (February 10-April 19)

This course is recommended before piloting the MARIO Framework and will help participants create a wide range of customized tools and strategies that will assist them in confidently launching or upgrading their personalized learning support class. Participants will gain a greater understanding of the framework, learn how to weave highly effective research-based teaching strategies into their classroom, build individual components of their class that will flexibly fit within a broader structure, and develop thoughtful plans for successful implementation.

Participants will connect with other learning support teachers piloting, or planning to pilot, the MARIO Framework at their schools and engage in valuable weekly discussions. Philip Bowman will be facilitating this course and providing targeted feedback and ongoing support. In addition to weekly learning projects, participants will create and share one major project and a cumulative learning portfolio.

Understanding and Setting Up the MARIO Framework is the first of two courses that lead to certification as an official MARIO Educator. Additionally, participants can enroll with a partner school to earn graduate credits

MARIO 102: Piloting the MARIO Framework

Now Enrolling for Fall Term 2020 (September 14 – November 22nd)

This course is recommended after completing the course Understanding & Setting Up the MARIO Framework and involves participants creating and implementing an Action Research Plan for piloting the MARIO Framework at their school. Participants should already have a solid understanding of the framework and be ready to measure the impact of the program in their context.

Participants will connect with other learning support teachers piloting the MARIO Framework at their schools and engage in valuable weekly discussions. Philip Bowman will be facilitating this course and providing targeted feedback and ongoing support. In addition to weekly projects, participants will create and share their Action Research Plan and a cumulative learning portfolio.

Piloting the MARIO Framework is the second of two courses that lead to certification as an official MARIO Educator. Additionally, participants can enroll with a partner school to earn graduate credit.

MARIO 201: Maximizing One-to-One Learning Sessions

Coming Soon

This course is recommended for teachers who have already piloted and evaluated the MARIO Framework in their learning support classrooms. Participants will research best practices for maximizing the impact of one-to-one learning time and develop tools, strategies, and routines to implement in their classrooms. As part of this process, teachers will video record and analyze a variety of their one-to-one sessions, create a research project, and develop an action research plan to implement and evaluate the efficacy of a specific intervention.   

In addition to individual research and experimentation, participants will connect with other learning support teachers that are using the MARIO Framework and engage in valuable weekly discussions. Philip Bowman will be facilitating this course and providing targeted feedback and ongoing support. 

After achieving official MARIO Educator status, Maximizing One-to-One Learning Sessions is the first of two courses that lead to certification as a MARIO Expert Educator. Additionally, participants can enroll with a partner school to earn graduate credit.

MARIO 202: Reflection On & Refreshing Your MARIO Classroom

Coming Soon

An expert teacher consistently evaluates their impact in the classroom and searches for the best ways to help their students grow. This course is designed for teachers who already have a solid understanding of the MARIO Framework and experience using it in their classrooms. Participants will evaluate and reflect on their current impact on students, research new ways to maximize their efficacy, and develop a comprehensive Action Research Plan to refresh their approach now and further into the future.

Participants will connect with other learning support teachers that are already using the MARIO Framework and engage in valuable weekly discussions. Philip Bowman will be facilitating this course and providing targeted feedback and ongoing support. 

After achieving official MARIO Educator status, Reflecting & Refreshing Your MARIO Classroom is the second of two courses that lead to certification as a MARIO Expert Educator. Additionally, participants can enroll with a partner school to earn graduate credit.

MARIO Educators

Successfully complete MARIO 101 & 102 to show your proficiency with the MARIO Framework and obtain official recognition as a MARIO Educator. Join our first cohort of educators committed to making a difference!

In addition to improved student outcomes, MARIO Educators receive:

  • An Official Certificate

  • Early Adopter Status

  • Digital Badges

  • Access to Advanced Courses

MARIO Expert Educators

As the MARIO Framework expands, these are the educators everyone will have their eyes on.

After finishing the two introduction courses, successfully complete MARIO 201 & 202 to take your learning support classrooms to the next level and obtain official recognition as a MARIO Expert Educator. Join our first ever cohort of expert educators and help revolutionize learning support programs across the world!

In addition to further improved student outcomes, MARIO Expert Educators receive:

  • An Official Certificate

  • Early Adopter Status

  • Digital Badges

  • MARIO Innovator Invitation

  • Potential Career Opportunities

“I love this class, it’s perfect!”

High School Student @ International School Bangkok

“I believe that the (MARIO) program is a massive help to students who struggle to fit into the system and I am truly thankful for all the support it’s given me over the years.”

High School Student @ International School Bangkok

“I now know the importance of self-advocacy and have learned how to become a self-advocate.”

High School Student @ International School Bangkok

“It enables me to reflect on where I am and what I need to improve.”

High School Student @ International School Bangkok

“The one to one session really allows for an opening of another perspective into what you are currently going through in life and it really helps.”

High School Student @ International School Bangkok

“I am so thankful! I wouldn’t be the self-reflective person I am today if it wasn’t for Intensive Studies class (a MARIO Class)”

High School Student @ International School Bangkok