Aligning College and Career Ready Standards, Curriculum, Instructional Materials, and Effective Professional Learning

4-Days of Deep Learning brought to you by Student Achievement Partners and Learning Forward

July 18-21, 2019

The challenge

Each year, schools and districts make decisions about the use of curriculum and instructional materials. However, often the system, which includes professional learning structures to ensure effective implementation, is disjointed and lacks coherence. As a result, education initiatives may not necessarily lead to the results intended for students, and often exacerbate issues of equity and access to high-quality teaching and learning.

The solution

Schools and school systems prioritize equity and excellence when they ensure all students have access to effective teaching and meaningful classroom resources aligned to rigorous career- and college-ready standards. 


Learning Forward and Student Achievement Partners, with support from the Carnegie Corporation, are combining expertise to focus on the critical role of selecting and implementing high-quality instructional materials, supporting curriculum-anchored professional learning cycles, and establishing leader capacity and learning systems to ensure all students graduate career and college ready.

Attend the full 4-day Institute

  • Use research to make the “equity and excellence” case for ensuring teachers’ access to high-quality instructional materials and job-embedded professional learning to support successful implementation.
  • Use the Learning Forward team learning cycle to embed deep study and implementation of high-quality instructional materials.
  • Select and implement high-quality instructional materials for language arts, mathematics, and science.
  • Establish a learning plan and agenda for a school, team, and individual for the new school year.
  • Clarify new roles and responsibilities for leaders and a learning plan to support them.
  • Assess the status of learning conditions and support essential to integrate instructional materials, curriculum, and professional learning agenda and plans for addressing the results.
  • Develop framework for a plan to implement a coherent system that supports equity and access to high-quality teaching and learning.

Who should attend

  • State education agency personnel and school district executive-level leaders responsible for the academic vision and instructional framework as well as allocation of resources (including Title IIA) and demonstration of impact of investments.
  • School district and school leaders responsible for the design, selection, and implementation of instructional resources, college- and career-ready standards, curriculum, effective teaching, formative assessment practices, and professional learning;
  • Instructional coaches and teacher leaders who support new teachers, struggling teachers, and teacher teams and PLCs to strengthen their capacity to reach all children.
  • Teacher teams tasked with leveraging professional collaboration, curriculum study, lesson design, and assessments to ensure success for every student.

Why attend?

  • Hear from curriculum experts who are supporting districts that have transformed instruction and teaching.
  • Leave with a professional learning plan that will change teaching and learning in your system.

Attendees may choose to attend the full four-day event or select sessions individually or in combination.



What others are saying

"The institute was the best professional development activity I have ever engaged in. The atmosphere created was very conducive to learning."

~ Chanda Telleen, Educational Consultant

"This was a perfect example of adult education in action! Everything was perfect!"

~ Brad Dale, Adult Education Instructor

"The institute was the best professional development activity I have ever engaged in. The atmosphere created was very conducive to learning."

~ Chanda Telleen, Educational Consultant

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Dates and Location

4-Days: Thursday, July 18, 2019 - Sunday, July 21, 2019

All sessions and meetings are at the Westin Boston Waterfront hotel
425 Summer Street • Boston, MA 02210
Phone: 617-532-4600 •