2018 Content Teaching Academy

JUNE 25-29, 2018


The 19th Annual Content Teaching Academy will be held June 25  -  29, 2018 on the campus of James Madison University, located in the beautiful and historic Shenandoah Valley. The programs (Academies) offer high quality professional development that include in-depth studies in a range of content areas. In addition, each Academy is designed to engage participants in critical dialogues of practice with instructional sessions conducted by scholars and master teachers who understand the challenges associated with today's classroom.


For a longer look at what the CTA is all about, please watch this video:

The 2018 Content Teaching Academy sessions begin at 8:30 Monday, June 25 and conclude at noon on Friday, June 29.  On Monday-Thursday, the daily schedule is set up much like a high school 4x4 block schedule, with two 1.5 hour sessions in the morning and two 1.5 hour sessions in the afternoon. Breaks with snacks and beverages are provided between sessions in both the mornings and afternoons. Participants who are enrolled in an Academy for graduate credit must attend two additional sessions scheduled from 6:30 to 8:00 pm on Monday and Wednesday evenings. 

The primary check-in period is from 5 to 7 pm on Sunday, June 24. Late arrivals and commuters may check in early Monday morning between 7 and 8 a.m.


Academies are open to educators from any state but have a VA Standards of Learning focus.

CTA Documentary from david slykhuis on Vimeo.



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"CTA is a great program. This is my second year of attendance. During this time, I have learned many new strategies to use in my classroom with my students."