Restructuring the School Day

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Restructuring the School Day
Parma City School District
Focus Group Presentation
Welcome
“It is today we must create
the world of the future.”
Eleanor Roosevelt
Committee Members
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Cassandra Johnson
Jim Sentz
Jacquie Marconi
Pat Geschke
Jeff Cook
Janine Andrzejewski
Jodie Hausmann
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Michael Jaszczak
Dina McSweeney
Jerry Manganella
Kim Porco
Sharon Jones
Maureen Neville
Denver Daniel
Donna Mazzeo
The Process
• Who should make this happen?
• If we could do anything, what would
we do?
• What does research tell us?
• What is best for students?
• Does this meet our needs?
• Is this a living document?
Our Vision
• The committee’s vision is to design
child-centered school models that
increase academic learning
opportunities for students while
supporting the Parma City School
District staff.
Elementary Research
• Reading First Schools – based on Scientifically
Based Reading Research found in The National
Reading Panel Report and No Child Left Behind 2001
• Center on Teaching and Learning – University of
Oregon – DIBELS
• 90-90-90 Schools – Reeves
Elementary Research
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Maximized instructional time
Teacher collaboration
Common expectations
Dedicated content time
Uninterrupted Language Arts block
Embedded intervention time
Co-teaching model
Parent communication
Equitable Encore classes
Gifted services
Elementary Day
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8:45-9:15
9:15 - 9:20
9:20 - 10:00
10:00 - 11:30
11:30 - 12:30
12:30 - 1:20
1:20 - 1:25
1:25 - 1:55
1:55 - 3:20
3:20 - 3:30
3:30
3:30-3:55
Planning
Attendance
Encore (Art-Music- P.E.)
Lang. Arts
Math
Lunch/Recess
Transition
P.I.E.(Prevention, Intervention & Enrichment)
Social Studies/Science
Transition
Dismissal
Planning
Elementary School
Important Times
• TBT Time - Team determines – 1x per week
• Faculty Meeting - 2nd Tuesday 8:45 – 9:15 a.m.
• Teacher Workday – 8:45 a.m. – 3:55 p.m.
• Teacher Workday – 8:45 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.(TBT day)
Elementary School
Important Information
• Student Day—9:15-3:30
• Encores every day at the same time
• Rotating Encores on a 3 day cycle
• Increased instructional time
Middle School
1. Interdisciplinary Teams
-Three different subject teachers with the same group
of students.
2. Smaller Team Population of Students
-Comforting familiarity with classmates and teachers.
3. Rooms Will Be Clustered
-Reduces anxiety.
4. Familiar Teachers
-Elementary level activities will continue.
Middle School
5. Teachers will be meeting every day to focus on
implementing instructional strategies and
interventions for each child on their team.
6. Middle schools are exciting!
-Teams will provide fun activities.
7. Interdisciplinary teaming provides unlimited
potential—Anything is possible!
Middle School Research
• This research indicated the positive effect of
interdisciplinary teaming and revealed (a) the
critical nature of common planning time, (b)
teaming improves school climate, (c) teaming
increases parent communication, (d) teaming
increases job satisfaction, and (e) teaming
positively influences student
achievement. (Middle School Journal, 31(2), 57-60)
Middle School Research
1. Research-Based (Middle School Journal 40 years)
2. Child-Centered - “School Within A School”
3. Content Expertise- Departmentalize
4. Consistency- What? When? How Long?
5. Double-Block Language Arts and Math with
embedded intervention time
6. Balance of Instructional Time
7. Daily Team Meetings
8. Flexibility
Middle School Research Cont.
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Elimination of Study Halls
Increased Professional Development
Teacher Planning Periods
Student Sense of Belonging
Parent Involvement
Collaboration is the key!
Middle School Day Schedule
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1st Period
2nd Period
3rd Period
4th Period
5th Period
6th Period
7th Period
8th Period
9th Period
8:20 – 9:02
9:06 – 9:48
9:52 – 10:34
10:38 – 11:20
11:24 – 12:06
12:10 – 12:52
12:56 – 1:38
1:42 – 2:24
2:28 – 3:10
Middle School Important Times
• TBT Time – Tuesdays 7:35 – 8:10 a.m.
• Faculty Meeting - 2nd/4th Tuesday- 15 minutes
at end of the day
• Teacher Workday - 7:45 a.m. – 3:25 p.m.
• Tuesday Teacher Workday- 7:30 a.m.- 3:30p.m.
High School Model Best Practices
• 1 Bell Schedule
▫ Currently
 8th Grade: 9 periods of 42 minutes
 9th-12th Grade: 8 periods of 48 minutes
• Preserve House Concept/
Interdisciplinary Teaming in 8th Grade
▫ Provide common planning time for
Interdisciplinary Teams
▫ Provide Content TBT time for 8th grade
teachers
• Embedded TBT Time
High School Model Best Practices
• TBT Time
▫ All teachers will have dedicated time for
TBT work
▫ TBT time moved to the beginning of the day
to avoid many of the current conflicts
▫ Minimum of 45 minutes per week for a
team to meet
▫ Teachers can now be on more than one
team
High School Schedule
46 minute classes
7:30
7:35-8:00
8:10-8:56
9:00-9:50
Teachers
Report
TBTs
1st Period
2nd Period
(+4 minutes for
announcements)
9:54-10:40
10:44-11:30
11:34-12:20
12:24-1:10
1:14-2:00
2:04-2:50
2:50-3:15
3rd Period
4th Period
5th Period
6th Period
7th Period
8th Period
Activity Period
High School Schedule
• TBT Schedule—Grades 9-12 (7:35-8:00)
▫ TBTs every day (125 minutes weekly)
▫ Faculty meetings 2 times a month (during TBT time)
• TBT/Interdisciplinary Team Schedule—
Grade 8 (7:35-8:00)
▫ Interdisciplinary team meetings 4 times a week
▫ Content specific TBTs 1 time a week
▫ Faculty meetings 2 times a month (during TBT/Team
time)
Eighth Grade Course Offerings
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English 8
Math 8 or Honors Algebra I
Science
Social Studies
Health/Computers –1 semester each
Two open periods
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Foreign Language – Full year
Band/Orchestra – Full year
Art – 1 semester
Choir – 1 semester
S.T.E.M. – 1 semester
Physical Education—1 semester
•“Do not go where the path
may lead; go instead where
there is no path and leave a
trail.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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