Development Topics
Lesson Plans and Templates

About Kathy Glass

As a former teacher and master teacher who holds current teaching certification and a Masters in Education, Kathy Glass now serves as a curriculum and instruction consultant. During her 22 years in education, Kathy has been involved in the following:



          • Lesson Design to Foster Deep Understanding of Complex Text (© 2015, ASCD; pre-publication)
          • Mapping Comprehensive Units to the ELA Common Core Standards, 6-12 (© 2013, Corwin)
          • Mapping Comprehensive Units to the ELA Common Core Standards, K-5 (© 2012, Corwin)
          • Parallel Curriculum Professional Workbook (©2009, Corwin Press); co-authored with Cindy Strickland
          • Lesson Design for Differentiated Instruction, Grades 4-9 (©2009, Corwin); Foreword by Lynn Erickson
          • Curriculum Mapping: A Step-by-Step Guide to Creating Curriculum Year Overviews (©2007, Corwin); Foreword by Bena Kallick
          • Curriculum Design for Writing Instruction and Assessment: Standards-Based Lessons and Rubrics (©2005, Corwin); Foreword by Carol Tomlinson
          • Pearson Education K-5 social studies textbook series (© 2013) differentiated instruction consultant
          • 6th to 8th grade Humanities Series co-writer/literary consultant (©1995, DC Heath & Co. Publishers)

Consulting/Presenting Opportunities


  • Works with lead teachers and administrators to identify target areas needing support. Together she assists them in creating and executing a strategic plan for professional development customized to meet educators' needs.
  • Conducts workshops and coaches teachers at various schools and educational settings on a myriad of instruction and curriculum topics; e.g., backward design, six traits of writing, curriculum design and development, differentiated instruction, instructional strategies, curriculum mapping, ELA Common Core, literacy, and more.
  • Creates or collaborates with teachers to produce comprehensive standards-based curriculum lessons and units incorporating effective and engaging instructional strategies and differentiation.
  • Conducts lesson demonstrations and organizes classroom observations.

Past/Current Clients, Presentations, and Affiliations

A partial list includes:

  • San Diego State University Reading/Language Arts Conference Co-Sponsored by IRA (2014)
  • IRA Annual Conference (2012, 2013)
  • ASCD Annual Conference (2011, 2012, 2013)
  • Learning Forward Annual Conference (2012, 2013, 2014)
  • Summer Institute for Academic Diversity (Univ. of Virginia, Curry School of Education; 2005-09)
  • White Hill Middle School (San Anselmo, CA)
  • California Office to Reform Education (CORE Districts)
  • Lycée Français de San Francisco (SF Bay Area, CA)
  • Sonoma County Office of Education (Santa Rosa, CA)
  • Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD)
  • Sanger Unified School District (Fresno County, CA)
  • Yakutat School District (Yakutat, AK)
  • School District 170 (Chicago Heights, IL)
  • Roanoke River Valley Education Consortium (North Carolina)
  • Pawling Central School District (Pawling, NY)
  • Memphis City Schools (Memphis, TN)


See "Professional Development Topics" for a listing of possible areas
of focus for professional improvement.

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Consulting. All Rights Reserved.