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  1. Master Scheduling for Maximizing Course Selection Mike Neubig 2009 Institute for Staff DevelopmentStudents Today, Leaders Tomorrow

  2. Purity Student Purity The percentage of students in each SLC specific class who are actually in that community: • should be above 90% in grade 9 • should be above 80% in grades 10-12. Teacher purity- Teachers in each SLC should teach the majority of their courses within the SLC and have 3 hours per week of common planning time. 2009 Institute for Staff DevelopmentStudents Today, Leaders Tomorrow

  3. 2009 Institute for Staff DevelopmentStudents Today, Leaders Tomorrow

  4. Curriculum Analysis The size of the “SLC Box” (student time spent in each SLC) depends upon how much a school is able to: • prescribe vertical course sequences • reduce core course levels and assign teachers by SLC - not by department. 2009 Institute for Staff DevelopmentStudents Today, Leaders Tomorrow

  5. Consider These 9th Grade Math Courses • Math Foundations • Algebra A • Algebra A and B • Algebra 1 • Honors Algebra • Honors Geometry 2009 Institute for Staff DevelopmentStudents Today, Leaders Tomorrow

  6. vs. these... • Algebra 1 • Honors Algebra 1 2009 Institute for Staff DevelopmentStudents Today, Leaders Tomorrow

  7. Segmentation by Expectation Providing multiple labels to students based upon past performance and other data: • Teacher recommendations • Grades • Attendance/discipline • Test scores in order to place students into a tracking sequence. 2009 Institute for Staff DevelopmentStudents Today, Leaders Tomorrow

  8. De-Tracking SLC’s are designed to provide equal opportunity within each community, by providing less segmentation and more flexibility to move between course levels. 2009 Institute for Staff DevelopmentStudents Today, Leaders Tomorrow

  9. Consider these grade 11 – 12 Science courses.... Biology + Honors Chemistry + Honors Ecology + Honors Geology + Honors Physics + Honors AP Biology AP Physics 2009 Institute for Staff DevelopmentStudents Today, Leaders Tomorrow

  10. vs. these.... • Grade 11 • All SLC - Chemistry or Physics (or Honors) • Grade 12 • All SLC - Ecology, Geology (or Honors) • AP occurs as “global” class across all SLC’s • Note: Biology is not offered as a repeat -- must take in summer school, online, or in alternative setting. 2009 Institute for Staff DevelopmentStudents Today, Leaders Tomorrow

  11. Key Elements of Scheduling SLC’s 2009 Institute for Staff DevelopmentStudents Today, Leaders Tomorrow

  12. Philosophy A school must first address the philosophy/culture within the school in order to create a belief system that ALL students can learn and ALL teachers should be expected to teach high level curriculum. 2009 Institute for Staff DevelopmentStudents Today, Leaders Tomorrow

  13. Planning Sample templates from: Pemberton, NJ Nashville, TN Albuquerque, NM, and Rochester, NY 2009 Institute for Staff DevelopmentStudents Today, Leaders Tomorrow

  14. Sample of Purity First Run Second Run – Mid August 2009 Institute for Staff DevelopmentStudents Today, Leaders Tomorrow

  15. Sample of Purity Third Run - Late August 2009 Institute for Staff DevelopmentStudents Today, Leaders Tomorrow

  16. What does the Nashville data say? 2009 Institute for Staff DevelopmentStudents Today, Leaders Tomorrow

  17. Result of Smaller Environment? 2009 Institute for Staff DevelopmentStudents Today, Leaders Tomorrow

  18. Process The BIG shifts: 2009 Institute for Staff DevelopmentStudents Today, Leaders Tomorrow

  19. Its All in the Process A transparent process in which a clear vision of each Career Academy is defined, cohorts are scheduled as separate schools (course tags created for each academy), “branding” is built in student sign up visuals, and academy purity is protected throughout the process. 2009 Institute for Staff DevelopmentStudents Today, Leaders Tomorrow

  20. A typical example... • A school has 2200 students – • 5 Career Academies • 3 sections of AP English and History traditional enrollment • 4 sections of Honors Geometry • 2 ELL teachers • 3 teachers who have traditionally taught all of Honors/AP • A traditional process to place teachers based upon what they want to teach or who has traditionally taught the advanced classes and what period they want off for prep. • Does the “cumulative advantage” exist here?... is it pre-decided who will “make it”? 2009 Institute for Staff DevelopmentStudents Today, Leaders Tomorrow

  21. SLC Scheduling Issues... 2009 Institute for Staff DevelopmentStudents Today, Leaders Tomorrow

  22. Rules for Courses in Personalized Learning Programs 1. Have no more than three levels (or options) 2. Are able to be taught by one teacher. 3. Occur in similar time periods as other SLC classes. 4. Common to almost all students. 5. Have similar enrollment numbers to other teamed courses. 6. Integrate well with other courses. 2009 Institute for Staff DevelopmentStudents Today, Leaders Tomorrow

  23. Sample Flex Block - 6 Periods 2009 Institute for Staff DevelopmentStudents Today, Leaders Tomorrow

  24. Multiple Career Academy-Student Day Example 2009 Institute for Staff DevelopmentStudents Today, Leaders Tomorrow

  25. Single Academy Teacher Schedule 2009 Institute for Staff DevelopmentStudents Today, Leaders Tomorrow

  26. Other Resources Scheduling Guide by Mike Neubig The Practitioner’s Guide to Scheduling SLC’s and Career Academies; Equity in Action $39.95 each Available for purchase here or order via e-mail at Capture.Education@att.net 2009 Institute for Staff DevelopmentStudents Today, Leaders Tomorrow