What are the Steps in Building a Contemporary High School Master Schedule?

Master schedules are road maps for delivering curriculum opportunities for students in grades 9-12.  At this point, schools are encouraged to build full-in person schedules that can pivot to hybrid or virtual models, if needed. The following twenty-one steps provide specific directions for providing an efficient and equitable master schedule to guide staff and students. …

Creating Master Schedules to Facilitate Team Approaches to Instruction: Grades K-12

What is Teaming? Teaming is an opportunity for groups of teachers to meet at defined times during the regular school day to cooperatively plan the delivery of instruction. These meetings provide an opportunity to address factors that impact student achievement: developmental needs of students, best practices/lesson plans, curriculum, social-emotional learning, and intervention periods. With representatives…

Coping With Staff Reductions: Grades 9 – 12

School leaders are pleased when opportunities arise to add teaching positions (FTEs) in a building. Reasons may include increased enrollment, funded programs or boundary changes. Those responsible for master schedules are pleased when FTE allocations remain the same from year to year. On the other hand, they are concerned when directed to reduce FTEs for…