Elementary School Course Scheduling Alachua County Public Schools
Elementary School Courses <ul><li>Reading  (90 minutes) </li></ul><ul><li>Writing </li></ul><ul><li>Mathematics </li></ul>...
History <ul><li>Collected Teacher Schedules </li></ul><ul><li>Studied structure of Teacher Schedules </li></ul><ul><li>Sur...
Establish Time Schedule <ul><li>Seven periods </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>330 Instructional minutes on Monday, Tuesday, Thur...
Required Time Periods <ul><li>Lunch </li></ul><ul><li>Reading Period  (2 periods in length) </li></ul><ul><li>Specials </l...
Specials Rotational Schedule
Major Considerations <ul><li>Spread the two period Reading classes throughout the day. </li></ul><ul><li>Schedule teachers...
Exceptional Student Classes <ul><li>ESE classes must adhere to the same rules. </li></ul><ul><li>It works for OT, PT, Spee...
Flexibility with Period Time
Extended Math Period
Double Period Math
Resource Classes <ul><li>Co-Teach </li></ul><ul><li>Pullouts </li></ul><ul><li>Other In-Class Instruction </li></ul><ul><l...
What Happens behind the Closed Door? <ul><li>Provide flexible time as possible. </li></ul><ul><li>Do we really care within...
Logic for Loading Student Schedules <ul><li>Teacher Course Section Numbers match classroom Teacher Number </li></ul><ul><l...
Departmentalized Variation
Interesting <ul><li>Interesting mixture of structure and chaos. </li></ul><ul><li>In-class and Pullout Resource classes al...
2007-2008 Possibility
Contact information: <ul><li>Russ Bedell </li></ul><ul><li>Information Support Supervisor </li></ul><ul><li>Alachua County...
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  • Elementary School Course Scheduling

    1. 1. Elementary School Course Scheduling Alachua County Public Schools
    2. 2. Elementary School Courses <ul><li>Reading (90 minutes) </li></ul><ul><li>Writing </li></ul><ul><li>Mathematics </li></ul><ul><li>Science </li></ul><ul><li>Social Studies </li></ul><ul><li>Specials </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Art </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Music </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Physical Education </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. History <ul><li>Collected Teacher Schedules </li></ul><ul><li>Studied structure of Teacher Schedules </li></ul><ul><li>Surprise!!!! </li></ul><ul><li>Academic subjects </li></ul><ul><ul><li>40-50 minute range </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Including ESE classes </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Pullouts: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>40-50 minute range </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shorter 20-25 minute range </li></ul></ul>
    4. 4. Establish Time Schedule <ul><li>Seven periods </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>330 Instructional minutes on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>255 Instructional minutes on Wednesday </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Time parameters set: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>4 Forty-five minute periods </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>3 Fifty minute period </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Key: Standard beginning and ending times. </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Hold to the basic times </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Applies to ESE, resource and pullout classes as well </li></ul></ul></ul>
    5. 5. Required Time Periods <ul><li>Lunch </li></ul><ul><li>Reading Period (2 periods in length) </li></ul><ul><li>Specials </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Difficult for schools to develop schedule </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Rotational schedule </li></ul></ul></ul>
    6. 6. Specials Rotational Schedule
    7. 7. Major Considerations <ul><li>Spread the two period Reading classes throughout the day. </li></ul><ul><li>Schedule teachers by grade level. </li></ul>
    8. 8. Exceptional Student Classes <ul><li>ESE classes must adhere to the same rules. </li></ul><ul><li>It works for OT, PT, Speech and Language Teachers </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Example </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>6 45-50 Minutes periods AND/OR </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>12 20-25 minute periods per day. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
    9. 9. Flexibility with Period Time
    10. 10. Extended Math Period
    11. 11. Double Period Math
    12. 12. Resource Classes <ul><li>Co-Teach </li></ul><ul><li>Pullouts </li></ul><ul><li>Other In-Class Instruction </li></ul><ul><li>Develop a consistent scheduling method. </li></ul>
    13. 13. What Happens behind the Closed Door? <ul><li>Provide flexible time as possible. </li></ul><ul><li>Do we really care within the self-contained classroom? </li></ul>
    14. 14. Logic for Loading Student Schedules <ul><li>Teacher Course Section Numbers match classroom Teacher Number </li></ul><ul><li>Specials Teachers have multiple courses with Section Numbers matching every Teacher Number. </li></ul><ul><li>Assign homebase Teacher Number to each student. </li></ul><ul><li>Program matches Teacher Course Section Numbers with the student’s homebase Teacher Number. </li></ul>
    15. 15. Departmentalized Variation
    16. 16. Interesting <ul><li>Interesting mixture of structure and chaos. </li></ul><ul><li>In-class and Pullout Resource classes almost impossible to schedule. </li></ul>
    17. 17. 2007-2008 Possibility
    18. 18. Contact information: <ul><li>Russ Bedell </li></ul><ul><li>Information Support Supervisor </li></ul><ul><li>Alachua County Public Schools </li></ul><ul><li>620 E. University Ave. </li></ul><ul><li>Gainesville, FL 32601 </li></ul><ul><li>Phone: 352-955-7500 x250 </li></ul><ul><li>Email: [email_address] </li></ul>
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