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

Session 1: Introduction to the Core Implementation Practices


  • New leaders in a PreK–8 school that follow the Core Knowledge Sequence
  • Leaders seeking to renew their focus on implementing Core Knowledge with strong fidelity


  • 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: Moving Your School Toward Strong Fidelity


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


  • 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

Upcoming Leadership Institutes

2018 Core Knowledge Leadership Institute

When: June 28–29, 2018

  • June 28: Introduction to the Core Implementation Practices
  • June 29: Moving Your School Toward Strong Fidelity

Where: Hyatt Place, Charlottesville, Virginia

Register for one or both sessions

  • Take advantage of Early Bird registration. The deadline is March 30th.
  • General registration will be open until June 18th, or a session is full.
  • Prior to making travel arrangements, please confirm with the Foundation that your registration has been processed.

On-site Opportunities

Does your school or district have six 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. The Institute is most relevant for leaders who seek to extend the CK approach beyond Language Arts into other parts of the school day.

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.