Organizational Designs for Intervention Programs

Across the nation numerous elementary, middle and high schools have implemented some form of intervention or student support program. Other schools are in the process of implementing, revising, or studying various options. Intervention programs reflect an ongoing analysis of student needs as well as the availability of teachers and other support staff. Often, contractual issues…

Building Middle School Master Schedules

The following steps are offered to begin to think about middle school schedules.  A schedule is needed for teachers and students to achieve standards and instructional objectives. STEP 1: Connect with the mission/vision statement of the school or district Review wording of current statement; update where appropriate. Be certain the mission/vision statement reflects the physical,…

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…