2017 Content Teaching Academy
CTA 2017 - JUNE 26-30, 2017
The 18th Annual Content Teaching Academy will be held June 26 - 30, 2017 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 2017 Content Teaching Academy sessions begin at 8:30 Monday, June 26 and conclude at noon on Friday, June 30. 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 25. 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.