DATE: May 19, 2017
TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Steven R. Staples, Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT:

Coaching and Athletic Administrators' Content Teaching Academies (CTAs)


A Coaching AcademyThis link takes you out of the Virginia Department of Education website (http://cta.jmu.edu/academy/2017/coachingThis link takes you out of the Virginia Department of Education website) and Athletic Administrators' AcademyThis link takes you out of the Virginia Department of Education website (http://cta.jmu.edu/academiesThis link takes you out of the Virginia Department of Education website) are being offered this year as part of James Madison University's Summer Content Teaching Academy (CTA).  Each Academy is a series of interactive sessions meant to help individuals apply concepts in practice. 

The CTA sessions begin at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, June 26, and conclude at noon on Friday, June 30. On Monday-Thursday, the daily schedule is setup much like a 4x4 block schedule, with two 1.5 hour sessions in the morning and two 1.5 hour sessions in the afternoon. Registration for the Academy is $440 ($395 if registered by Friday, May 19, 2017). 

Participants can also enroll in a CTA for graduate credit that includes attending two additional sessions scheduled from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Monday and Wednesday evenings and completing post-Academy projects.  The graduate credit fee is $330 (in state).

Please visit the CTA website at http://www.jmu.edu/contentacademy/This link takes you out of the Virginia Department of Education website to register and for more detailed information regarding this professional development opportunity. If you have additional questions, please contact Dr. Lori Gano-Overway, Associate Professor, at lgano@bridgewater.edu or at (540) 828-5728; or Bill Curran, Director of Activities and Athletics, at WGCurran@fcps.edu or at (571) 423-1260.

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