Level 2 CMAT
Level 2 Curriculum Management Audit Training: Systems Factors—Governance, Leadership, and Support Services is a three-day training designed to prepare instructional leaders to examine and evaluate system-based issues to optimize the delivery of effective teaching and learning.
Level 2 CMAT is conducted both in-person and virtually. In-person trainings are three-day programs offered in Austin at TASA Headquarters. Virtual trainings take a blended approach with instructor and participants meeting Monday/Wednesday/Friday in a single week, and all other learning opportunities taking place independently during that time frame. Please note: All Fall 2020 CMAT offerings are being conducted virtually.
TASA partners with Curriculum Management Solutions, Inc. (CMSi) to provide this Level 2 CMAT as well as Level 1 training and curriculum writing and planning workshops. See a full list of offerings.
About Level 2 Training
Level 2 CMAT integrates the best thinking in curriculum, assessment, and instructional delivery while engaging participants in evaluating system-level factors necessary to optimize classroom-based instruction.
Along with an overview of the foundational audit premise of the alignment of the written, taught, and tested curricula, topics include policy, organizational structure, system-level planning, managing change, and prioritizing goals, as well as performance-driven budgeting to link fiscal priorities with curricular priorities, and evaluating interventions, facilities, and other support mechanisms in the system to improve curriculum delivery.
Participants learn to:
- provide rationale for having policies related to quality curriculum management
- analyze policy using CMIM audit criteria
- define the principles of sound organizational management
- describe the roles and relationships within the structure of the system with an organizational chart
- identify the components of quality job descriptions and rate them using CMIM criteria
- learn quality approaches to planning and in developing plans
- design interventions for effecting change in conjunction with professional development for all personnel in the system
Who Should Attend
Superintendents, chief academic officers, curriculum specialists, content department directors and chairs, district and campus instructional leaders, and individuals interested in becoming certified curriculum management auditors. District cohorts are encouraged to attend. Please note: Completion of Level 1 CMAT is required prior to attending Level 2.
Susan Townsend retired as superintendent of schools for Weld County School District Re-3J, northeast of Denver, Colorado, after 36 years of serving as a public school teacher and administrator. She works as a consultant for Centennial Bureau of Cooperative Educational Services in Northern Colorado and is an adjunct professor at Aims College in Greeley, Colorado. Townsend received her CMSi audit training in 1994 and has served on audits in Illinois, Kansas, New York, Texas, Washington, Vermont, Colorado, North Carolina, and Alaska.
CMAT Level 2 offers up to 20 hours of Continuing Professional Education credit.
Curriculum Management Audits
Through the Texas Curriculum Management Audit Center, TASA offers cost-effective audit services to school districts.
Texas Curriculum Management Audit Center