The Academy for Curriculum Design & Instructional Delivery - July 13 - 14
The Academy for Curriculum Design & Instructional Delivery - July 13 - 14

Muhlenberg County High School

Greenville, KY

July 10 - 11, 2017 | 8:15AM - 4:00 PM

(registration starts at 7:30 AM)

Join educational leaders and best-selling authors Jay McTighe and Harvey Silver as they connect the renowned Understanding by Design framework with the practical instructional tools of the Thoughtful Classroom.

Starting the School Year Off Right:
Tools for a Successful School Year

with Harvey Silver

MONDAY, JULY 10, 2017 | 8:15AM–4:00PM

No set of skills matters more in the classroom than the skills of designing curriculum and delivering instruction. This two-day academy brings together the top experts in curriculum design and instructional delivery for an intensive learning and working session.
Designed for beginning to experienced teachers, instructional coaches, teacher-leaders, and administrators, this academy will help you raise student achievement in your classroom or school by focusing on what matters most: crafting dynamic units and bringing them to life in the classroom.
In this academy, participants will learn…
 How to plan curriculum so that it develops understanding and the ability to transfer learning.
 How to design instruction and assessment around authentic tasks that promote meaningful learning.
 How to actively involve students in the assessment process from beginning to end.
 A set of classroom-ready instructional tools that build students’ thinking and literacy skills—and that integrate seamlessly into teachers’ curriculum designs.
 How to use a collection of powerful web-based resources.
Participants will also…
 Work with fellow educators to plan lessons and units for current and upcoming learning sequences.
 Receive feedback and coaching from Jay and Harvey on instructional designs.

Day 2A
Reading and Writing in the Content Areas
with Joyce Jackson

TUESDAY, JULY 11, 2017 | 8:15AM–4:00PM

In this academy, Joyce Jackson, a renowned Kentucky educator and literacy expert, will show you how primary through high school teachers use instructional tools to build core literacy skills in all content areas. More specifically, you will learn
    •    The key reading and writing skills that are most prevalent in the standards and assessments.
    •    Practical tools for developing these core literacy skills without sacrificing content knowledge.
    •    How to integrate formative assessment techniques that support the development of these skills in your classroom.

Day 2B
Developing Critical Thinking in Every Mathematics Classroom
with Dr. Ed Thomas

TUESDAY, JULY 11, 2017 | 8:15AM–4:00PM

There has been a major shift towards critical thinking in the mathematics classroom; today’s math students must be able to reason and explain, model and use tools, and see structure and patterns. In this academy, mathematics author and expert Dr. Ed Thomas will focus on helping you make thinking practices central to your curriculum and instruction. More specifically, you will learn
    •    A variety of instructional strategies and student-engagement activities that foster complex thinking.
    •    How to align lesson plans, teaching practices, and assessment so that they work together to build the practices.


For more information, please contact

Trisha Layden, Event Coordinator, at 800-962-4432 




  • Purchase Orders: If you would like to pay by purchase order, please contact Trisha Layden at 800-962-4432 or She will email you a registration form to complete and include when faxing in your purchase order.
  • Registration Deadline: Tuesday, June 28, 2017

  Price: $0.00

  Product Code: THEC38