The Core Knowledge Leadership Institute is for administrators, curriculum coordinators, and lead teachers in Core Knowledge schools who want to:

University of Virginia, Inn at Darden

Session 1: Introduction to the Core Implementation Practices

Audience:

  • New leaders in a PreK–8 school that follow the Core Knowledge Sequence and/or implement Core Knowledge curricula (e.g., CKLA, CKHG)
  • Leaders seeking to renew their focus on implementing Core Knowledge with strong fidelity

Topics:

  • Core Knowledge instructional approach Implementation planning and continuous improvement
  • Core Knowledge framework and resources
  • Effective teaching practices in a Core Knowledge school
  • Parent and community involvement
  • High-leverage leadership strategies for knowledge-based schools

Session 2: Strengthening Implementation (two options available)

OPTION A: Moving Your School Toward Strong Fidelity

Audience:

  • K–8 school leaders familiar with the Core Implementation Practices
  • Leaders looking for strategies to identify and address systemic needs

Topics:

  • What the Core Implementation Practices look like in a strong CK school
  • Tools to examine school-wide CK implementation
  • Identifying opportunities for growth
  • Problem-solving strategies that promote systemic change

OPTION B: Applying the Core Implementation Practices to CKLA Instruction

Audience:

  • K–5 school leaders whose school implement CKLA
  • Leaders looking for broad strategies to identify and address systemic needs regarding CKLA implementation

Topics:

  • What the Core Implementation Practices look like in a school implementing CKLA
  • Identify broad areas of strength and need in examples of CKLA implementation
  • Looking at how school leaders can support CKLA implementation challenges
  • Problem-solving strategies that promote systemic change

Upcoming Leadership Institutes

2019 Core Knowledge Leadership Institute

When: June 27–28, 2019

Where: University of Virginia, Inn at Darden

Thursday, June 27: Introduction to the Core Implementation Practices

Friday, June 28:  Select one of the following options

Strengthening Implementation, OPTION A:
Moving Your School Toward Strong Fidelity

Strengthening Implementation, OPTION B:
Applying the Core Implementation Practices to CKLA Instruction

Register for one or both sessions
  • Take Advantage of Early Bird registration. The deadline is March 29, 2019
  • For participants interested in staying at the Inn at Darden, the hotel is providing a rate of $129.00/night plus tax through May 26, 2019. You can use this link to make your reservation or call 434-297-7384 .
  • Prior to making travel arrangements, please confirm that your registration has been processed.

On-site Opportunities

Does your school or district have ten or more leaders interested in participating? Please contact us to learn more about how the Core Knowledge Leadership Institute can be brought to you.

Schools Using Core Knowledge Language Arts

Can I attend the Leadership Institute if my school only implements CKLA?

Answer:  Yes. The Institute presents strategies useful in a wide-range of Core Knowledge settings, including schools whose implementation is based on the Core Knowledge Language Arts® program, as well as schools comprehensively or partially following the Core Knowledge Sequence. While the Institute is not solely focused on supporting CKLA, we will address resources and practices relevant to the program.

If you are looking for training specifically focused on CKLA, please contact our publishing partner, Amplify.

Have more questions?

Want to know more about the Leadership Institute?  Not sure which session to register for?  Please contact us.  We are happy to help.