Middle School Presentation

Report
Middle School Scheduling
Community Feedback
Presentation
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Issue
Providing increased instructional
time and scheduling flexibility for
middle school students
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Professional
Learning
Instruction
Relationships
Scheduling
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Context
Middle School Design Team (MSDT) Process (2008-10)
Guiding Principles:
Provide flexibility in
scheduling
Provide student/staff
teams
Commit to flexible
grouping on
heterogeneous teams
Advocate for and support
all students’ developmental
needs, interests, and
talents of all students
Differentiate learning
opportunities
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Today
Identify
Scheduling
Option
Grade 6
Spanish
Act
Study
Do
Online Teacher
Course: Early
Adolescence
Community
Feedback Process
Plan
ACT II
Review of
Scheduling
Models
Parent Academy:
Early Adolescence
Middle School
Design Team
2008-10
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Key Elements
Building upon and consistent with
the recommendations and work of
the MSDT:
• Implement a flexible scheduling model
at all APS middle schools for 2013-14
that:
– Is aligned with the guiding principles
– Provides for block scheduling for
Core subject areas
– Maintains daily Teacher Advisory
– Allows for opportunities for world
language instruction in Grades 6-8
• Transitional Spanish in Grade 6
• IB World Language Explorations
Courses – Jefferson Middle School
– Continues current starting and
ending times
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Adjusted Scheduling
• Provides
– additional instructional time in
Core Subjects
– increased elective exploratory
choices for Grade 6 students
– Grades 6-8 world language
opportunities
– Allows comprehensive and
consistent integration of career
and college-ready
enhancements to curriculum
and schools
• Addresses specific needs of
individual students and groups of
students
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Why Flexible Block Scheduling?
Increased opportunity
for:
• Regular classroom
instruction, and …
• Targeted contentspecific activities
 Science Labs
 Social Studies
simulations
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Why Flexible Block Scheduling?
Increased opportunity
for:
• Regular classroom
instruction, and …
• Interdisciplinary units
 STEM units
 Differentiated
units that cross
content areas
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Group:
Middle School Scheduling Proposal – Feedback Form
Date:
Grade 8 Core Schedule
What do you see as the strengths?
What are the challenges?
What are your concerns?
Grade 7 Core Schedule
What do you see as the strengths?
What are the challenges?
What are your concerns?
Grade 6 Core Schedule
What do you see as the strengths?
What are the challenges?
What are your concerns?
Grades 7 & 8 Electives/PE Schedule
What do you see as the strengths?
What are the challenges?
What are your concerns?
Grade 6 Electives/PE Schedule
What do you see as the strengths?
What are the challenges?
What are your concerns?
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Proposed Grade 8 Bell Schedule
Monday
TA
23
Period 1
(Elective or
PE)
Period 2
(Elective or
PE)
Period 3
45
Lunch
35
Tuesday
TA
23
Period 1
(Elective or
PE)
Period 2
(Elective or
PE)
Period 3
45
Lunch
35
Block 5
93
Block 7
93
Wednesday
TA
23
Period 1
(Elective or
PE)
Period 2
(Elective or
PE)
Period 3
45
Lunch
35
Block 4
93
Block 6
93
Thursday
TA
23
Period 1
(Elective or
PE)
Period 2
(Elective or
PE)
Period 3
45
Lunch
35
Block 5
93
Block 7
93
Friday
TA
23
Period 1
(Elective or
PE)
Period 2
(Elective or
PE)
Period 3
45
Lunch
35
Block 4
93
Block 6
93
Period 4
45
Period 5
45
Period 6
45
Period 7
45
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Reflection on Grade 8 Schedule:
Extended instructional time
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Proposed Grade 7 Bell Schedule
Period 3
(Elective or
PE)
Period 4
Lunch
(Elective or
35
PE)
Period 5
45
Block 1
93
Period 3
(Elective or
PE
Period 4
Lunch
(Elective or
35
PE)
Period 5
45
Block 6
93
TA
23
Block 2
93
Period 3
(Elective or
PE)
Period 4
Lunch
(Elective or
35
PE)
Period 5
45
Block 7
93
Thursday
TA
23
Block 1
93
Period 3
(Elective or
PE
Period 4
Lunch
(Elective or
35
PE)
Period 5
45
Block 6
93
Friday
TA
23
Block 2
93
Period 3
(Elective or
PE
Period 4
Lunch
(Elective or
35
PE)
Period 5
45
Block 7
93
Monday
TA
23
Tuesday
TA
23
Wednesday
Period 1
45
Period 2
45
Period 6
45
Period 7
45
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Reflection on Grade 7 Schedule:
Extended instructional time
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Proposed Grade 6 Bell Schedule
Lunch
35
Period 6A
(Elective or
PE)
Period 7A
(Elective or
PE)
Block 3
76
Lunch
35
Period 6B
(Elective or
PE)
Period 7B
(Elective or
PE)
Block 1
76
Block 2
76
Lunch
35
Period 6A
(Elective or
PE)
Period 7A
(Elective or
PE)
Block 3
76
Block 4
76
Block 1
76
Lunch
35
Period 6B
(Elective or
PE)
Period 7B
(Elective or
PE)
Block 2
76
Block 3
76
Block 4
76
Lunch
35
Period 6A
(Elective or
PE)
Period 7A
(Elective or
PE)
Monday
TA
23
Period 1
56
Period 2
56
Period 3
56
Tuesday
TA
23
Block 1
76
Block 2
76
Wednesday
TA
23
Block 4
76
Thursday
TA
23
Friday
TA
23
Period 4
56
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Reflection on Grade 6 Schedule:
Extended instructional time
Inclusion of Reading into Language
Arts
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Proposed Grade 8 Bell Schedule
Monday
TA
23
Period 1 Period 2
(Elective (Elective
or PE)
or PE)
Period 3 Lunch Period 4
45
35
45
Tuesday
TA
23
Period 1 Period 2
(Elective (Elective
or PE)
or PE)
Period 3 Lunch
45
35
Block 5
93
Block 7
93
Wednesday
TA
23
Period 1 Period 2
(Elective (Elective
or PE)
or PE)
Period 3 Lunch
45
35
Block 4
93
Block 6
93
Thursday
TA
23
Period 1 Period 2
(Elective (Elective
or PE)
or PE)
Period 3 Lunch
45
35
Block 5
93
Block 7
93
Friday
TA
23
Period 1 Period 2
(Elective (Elective
or PE)
or PE)
Period 3 Lunch
45
35
Block 4
93
Block 6
93
Period 5
45
Period 6
45
Period 7
45
Proposed Grade 7 Bell Schedule
Period 3 Period 4
Period 1 Period 2
Lunch Period 5 Period 6
(Elective (Elective
45
45
35
45
45
or PE)
or PE)
Monday
TA
23
Period 7
45
Tuesday
TA
23
Block 1
93
Period 3 Period 4
Lunch Period 5
(Elective (Elective
35
45
or PE)
or PE)
Block 6
93
Wed
TA
23
Block 2
93
Period 3 Period 4
Lunch Period 5
(Elective (Elective
35
45
or PE)
or PE)
Block 7
93
Thursday
TA
23
Block 1
93
Period 3 Period 4
Lunch Period 5
(Elective (Elective
35
45
or PE)
or PE)
Block 6
93
Friday
TA
23
Block 2
93
Period 3 Period 4
Lunch Period 5
(Elective (Elective
35
45
or PE)
or PE)
Block 7
93
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Reflection on Grades 7 & 8
Electives Schedule
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Proposed Grade 6 Bell Schedule
Lunch
35
Period 6A
(Elective or
PE)
Period 7A
(Elective or
PE)
Block 3
76
Lunch
35
Period 6B
(Elective or
PE)
Period 7B
(Elective or
PE)
Block 1
76
Block 2
76
Lunch
35
Period 6A
(Elective or
PE)
Period 7A
(Elective or
PE)
Block 3
76
Block 4
76
Block 1
76
Lunch
35
Period 6B
(Elective or
PE)
Period 7B
(Elective or
PE)
Block 2
76
Block 3
76
Block 4
76
Lunch
35
Period 6A
(Elective or
PE)
Period 7A
(Elective or
PE)
M
TA
23
Period 1
56
Period 2
56
Period 3
56
T
TA
23
Block 1
76
Block 2
76
W
TA
23
Block 4
76
TH
TA
23
F
TA
23
Note: The implications of the delivery of certain
program-specific courses in Grade 6 (e.g. READ
180 and Immersion Spanish Language Arts) in
this schedule are presently being reviewed).
Period 4
56
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Reflection on Grade 6 Electives
Schedule
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Alignments
Strategic
Plan Goal
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Challenge
2
Eliminate Gap
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High Quality Staff
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Whole Child
Benefits
Additional instructional time in core subjects
Grade 6-8 World Languages continuum
Increased college and career options
Additional instruction in core subjects
Block/flexible scheduling
Professional Development:
• Teacher Advisory Period
• Instruction in the Block Schedule
Addresses individual student needs
Increased electives/exploratory for grade 6
Maintains Teacher Advisory
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Important Dates
Dates
Description
Location
1/9/2012
7:30 p.m.
Superintendent’s Advisory Committee
on Elimination of Achievement Gaps
Syphax: 121 A/B
1/11/2012
7:30 p.m.
Advisory Council on Instruction (ACI)
Syphax: 121 A/B
1/17/2012
3:30 p.m.
Teachers Council on Instruction
Career Center Dining
Room
County Council of PTAs (CCPTA)
Ed Center: 101/102
1/23/2012 & 2/27/2012
7:00 p.m.
2/1/2012
8:30 a.m. & 6:30 p.m.
2/7/2012
Noon
2/21/2012
6:30 p.m.
Ed Center: School Board
Room
Community Forum
(All community forums are identical in
format and last approximately 2 hours.)
Ed Center: School Board
Room
2/22/2012
8:30 a.m.
January & February
School-based PTAs and Staffs (TBD by
principals)
Each Middle School
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Timeline of Next Steps
Anticipated Timeline
Date
December 2011 –
March 2012
May 2012
May-August 2012
October 2012
August 2012-July 2013
September 2013
Action
Develop and implement communication and
feedback plan (ACI, TCI, PTA, CCPTA, CPST)
Presentation to School Board on implementation of
flexible block scheduling in middle schools for the
2013-14 school year
Develop & revise curriculum (Pacing guides)
Develop budget requests for FY14 Operating
Budget
Implement professional learning for staff
Implement new middle school schedules at all
middle schools
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