SERVICES



WHAT WE DO

Learning Systems Associates offers a range of services to assist in meeting your vision and school targets. Through guided conversation, we assist school administrators in defining specific and meaningful goals. What emerges is a plan and a timeline that allows for engagement at every level and success over time.

 

"Dr. Alcock has been in over 50 of our schools working in every capacity from keynote speaker to modeling techniques with teachers in their classrooms and during planning periods.  We have seen award winning work in our classrooms due directly to the dedication and expertise of Dr. Alcock and our teachers." - L. Wuebbens, Newark Public Schools

We welcome a call to discuss your schools needs.

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Professional Development - In School Consulting and Coaching
Our services are delivered through a series of administrative level consulting, step-by-step curriculum innovation coaching with teachers and instructional designers, as well as the facilitation of meetings for school boards and parent groups.
Delivery methods vary based on client need and can include: onsite meetings, one-on-one coaching, group workshops, video conferencing and team calls as needed.

 

A coaching program might cover: curriculum mapping, standards alignment, assessment design, standards based grading and reporting, types of data instructional strategies, leadership topics and more.

 

A typical in-school program would begin with 8-10 on-site days which include strategic planning with leadership, custom and focused engagement and implementation with teachers, reports and presentations to stakeholder groups as needed, as well as optional curriculum development and audits for schools who are actively engaged in mapping.

 

"The Curriculum Mapping Presentation was excellent and very informative, as always from Marie. She provides a wealth of knowledge in an energetic, well-spoken, and entertaining manner." - V. Anton, Orange Public Schools

"Marie takes the mystery out of curriculum writing. She gives clear, precise instruction on what, why and how to create a yearlong plan complete w/ assessment advice. I've never learned so much in 3 days!  PLUS, time flew by!" L. Donovan, Norwich Public Schools

 

"I just wanted to thank Marie Alcock for everything she taught me and my Norwich crew over the last week.  It was THE BEST PD I have ever been to and I am so excited to share my new found knowledge with my school.  - H. Buck, Norwich Public Schools

 

We truly enjoyed our Curriculum Boot Camp experience with Marie. We learned a lot of new information and were able to develop some amazing curriculum templates for our district. We look forward to sharing our experiences and highlights with our District Admin team, as well as developing an action plan for next year. - C. Taylor, Geneva City School District


 

Curriculum Database, Assessment and Instructional Resources Audits

We can review and provide feedback on existing curricular components and identify opportunities to improve: unit maps, alignment to standards, lesson plans and activities, and assessments. We can also provide sample and custom proficiency scales, item banks, online resources and scoring guides. A school group can choose to audit some or all components, disciplines and/or grade levels.

 

Curriculum Development and Alignment

The LSA team can support schools in need of curriculum development and alignment of curricular components. We will provide a framework for requested disciplines aligned to required standards housed in a curriculum database. We will also review frameworks for quality and continuity. Curriculum Maps and Unit Planners can include:

  • Content and Skills: Internal/ Vertical/ Horizontal Alignment; Alignment of Big Ideas and Enduring Understandings; Bundled Standards; Development or Update of Consensus Maps
  • Assessment: Common Assessments; Item Banks and Proficiency Scales; Aligned Assessment Placeholders; Balanced Assessments
  • Instruction: Activities/ Lesson Plans/ Resource Links; Sample Lesson Plans Provided; Crosswalk of Existing Material to Required Standards

 

Keynotes, Conference Break-out Sessions and Speaking Engagements

Dr. Marie Hubley Alcock is a published author, leadership consultant and both national and international educational speaker. She is called upon to deliver keynotes and facilitate meetings on curriculum, instruction, and assessment, and her areas of focus include: school leadership, curriculum mapping, professional learning communities, gaming in the classroom, flipped classrooms and modern pedagogy. She supports both public and private institutions, and is proud to partner with ASCD, Curriculum Designers, Inc., The Digigogy Collaborative and Learning Personalized to deliver current and effective professional development sessions to today’s education leaders.

 

We welcome a call to discuss your schools needs.

Please complete our contact form and we'll get back to you in 1-2 business days.