Level 2 CMAT
Curriculum Management Audit Training, Level 2: 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.
This training integrates the best thinking in curriculum, assessment, and instructional delivery while engaging participants in evaluating those system-level factors that are 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, the workshop also addresses topics related to policy, organizational structure, system-level planning, managing change, and prioritizing goals.
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; and
- Design interventions for effecting change in conjunction with professional development for all personnel in the system.
Supporting topics that participants discuss include performance-driven budgeting to link fiscal priorities with curricular priorities, and evaluating interventions, facilities, and other support mechanisms in the system that serve to improve the delivery of curriculum.
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. Please note: Completion of Level 1 CMAT is required prior to attending Level 2.
Susan Townsend facilitates the Levels 1 and 2 CMAT.She recently 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 currently 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.