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

Professional Development | Consulting, Coaching, Workshops and Meeting Facilitation

Our services are delivered through a series of leadership level consulting, step-by-step curriculum coaching, and meeting facilitation for school boards and parent groups.

Delivery Methods

  • onsite planning
  • one-on-one coaching
  • group workshops
  • stakeholder meetings
  • video conferencing
  • recorded webinars

Getting Started - Areas of Focus

  • curriculum mapping
  • standards alignment
  • assessment design
  • standards based grading & reporting
  • types of data
  • instructional strategies
  • custom leadership topics

Advanced - Special Topics

  • game design lenses
  • inquiry-based learning
  • brain research connections
  • quest-based learning
  • learning environments
  • professional networks

"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

Remote Support | Curriculum Audits plus Curriculum Maps, Units and Lesson Plan Development

Virtual services offer flexible work-time that can be used for curriculum database audits with feedback and/ or the development of curriculum maps, units, lesson plans, year-long contexts, or other curricular components.

Curriculum Database Audits & Feedback

  • Audit of Rubicon Atlas or Google Docs curriculum database and curricular components to identify strengths, gaps and opportunities for improvement.
  • Review of existing curriculum frameworks for quality and continuity.

Curriculum Alignment & Component Development

  • We can provide a framework for alignment to required standards in a curriculum database, with recorded demonstrations and/ or reporting.
  • We also offer exemplary samples and custom components by discipline and grade level.

Curricular Components

    Content and Skills

  • Internal Alignment
  • Vertical & Horizontal Alignment
  • Alignment of Big Ideas and Enduring Understandings
  • Bundled Standards
  • Development or Update of Consensus Maps


  • Lesson Plans
  • Student Activities
  • Resource Links
  • Crosswalk of Existing Material to Required Standards


  • Common Assessments
  • Item Banks
  • Proficiency Scales
  • Aligned Assessment Placeholders
  • Balanced Assessments
  • Scoring Guides

"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

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.


Marie 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.

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Areas of Focus

  • school leadership
  • curriculum mapping
  • professional networks
  • gaming in the classroom
  • flipped classrooms
  • modern pedagogy

"The 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