The TIME CollaborativeCreating Schools with More & Better Learning Time Session 4
Today’s Objectives • Continue re-engineering your 2013-14 schedule to reflect your 2013-14 Campus Strategic Goals, including your instructional priority and goal for school culture • Seek and share feedback on your scheduling ideas • Plan next steps for finalizing your 2013-14 schedule
Redesign from the Ground Up What can the leading design firm in the country help us understand about re-engineering your school day?
Let’s Discuss… How did IDEO foster creative thinking? How can IDEO’s philosophy of ‘enlightened trial & error succeeds over the planning of the lone genius’ apply to your re-engineering work? How did the IDEO team use data to inform its creative process?
Re-engineering Your Schedule This morning, continue re-engineering and prepare for your presentation. This work should be guided by the your instructional priority and the “wish list” your team has developed for next year’s schedule. This afternoon, your school’s 15-minute presentation should cover: • Your instructional priority and any additional priorities, including school culture; • How your new schedule helps you accomplish your key priorities; • How this draft schedule improves upon your school’s efforts to maximize time (e.g. cut back on dismissal time, decrease transitions, etc.) • How the schedule plays out for one grade level or cohort; and • Challenges you’re grappling with as you re-engineer your day.
Re-engineering Resources • Making Decisions about Next Year’s Schedule can help your team think through key scheduling components • The schedule examples from other TIME Collaborative schools can spark ideas and demonstrate new ways to achieve your goals See ‘Making Decisions about Next Year’s Schedule’ and examples, Session 3 packet
This Afternoon Presentation(15 mins) Feedback from NCTL, district and other schools (10 mins) Goal of Feedback • Help the team improve their new schedule Suggestions • Use the feedback form • Highlight what’s strong • Give specific suggestions for improvement • “What if…?” or “Have you thought about…?” work well See feedback forms, p. 1-2
Team Presentations Don’t forget your feedback forms! Presentation(15 mins) Feedback from NCTL, district and other schools (10 mins) Goal of Feedback • Help the team improve their new schedule Suggestions • Use the feedback form • Highlight what’s strong • Give specific suggestions for improvement • “What if…?” or “Have you thought about…?” work well See feedback forms, p. 1-2
Next Steps Planning Before You Leave Today: • Complete the Next Steps Plannerto identify action steps as a whole team Your Next Steps: See Next Steps Planner, p. 3 All resources from today’s session can be found at www.timeandlearning.org/tennessee
What Stood Out For You? • Jot down an “aha!” moment that happened for you this morning • Think of a “shout-out”to recognize one of your team members or another school team
Let Us Know Your Thoughts About Today’s Session Please fill out and return your evaluations, and visit www.timeandlearning.org/tennessee for today’s materials