Developed for curriculum leaders for today’s schools, this series of workshops focuses on the issues, resources, and skills that professionals need to keep your district ahead of the success curve of student achievement. Earn SCECHs, work toward a Specialty – District Level Curriculum & Instruction Enhancement, and become a leader in your field. This series is developed especially for newer and aspiring curriculum and instruction leaders.

The Curriculum Leaders Institute takes place over the course of two phases, over two years. Each phase has 5 face-to-face sessions, and online homework completed via Michigan Virtual’s learning platform, Brightspace. At the end of Phase II, participants will present a culminating Change Initiative Project to their peers.

Sessions are facilitated by seasoned professionals, including Marty Chaffee of Oakland Schools, Ben Boerkoel of MDE, Dr. Kathy Peasley of Gratiot-Isabela RESD, Derek Wheaton, and more.

Although participation for the enhancement is encouraged for all participants, participation in the Institute strictly for professional learning is also permitted and encouraged.

Cohort 13: Phase I – Session Dates
Orientation: August 8, 2019
Session 1: August 9, 2019
Session 2: October 16, 2019
Session 3: November 13, 2019
Session 4: January 16, 2020
Session 5: March 12, 2020
Session details will be available shortly. 

Cohort 12: Phase II – Session Dates
Session 6: August 15, 2019
Session 7: TBD
Session 8: TBD
Session 9: January 14, 2020
Final Presentations: March 25 & April 1, 2020
Session details will be available shortly.

Click the button below to be directed to Michigan Virtual for registration. Please be sure to choose the appropriate Cohort, and your Michigan ASCD member status. If you prefer to be invoiced and pay by check, please email Sara Bishop at