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Schedule Presentations 4/16/09


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Schedule Presentations 4/16/09

  1. 1. UDHS Scheduling Summit April 16, 2009
  2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>History </li></ul><ul><li>Direction </li></ul><ul><li>UDHS Sub-Committee </li></ul><ul><li>Discussion </li></ul><ul><li>Prioritization </li></ul>
  3. 4. History <ul><li>Educational Opportunities – New High School </li></ul><ul><li>EAC Report </li></ul><ul><li>School Board Interest </li></ul><ul><li>Meetings with UDHS Administration </li></ul><ul><li>Scheduling Conference </li></ul><ul><li>Surveys by Department </li></ul><ul><li>Summit </li></ul><ul><li>March 11 th In-service </li></ul>
  4. 5. <ul><li>Survey Summary </li></ul><ul><li>Summit Summary </li></ul><ul><li>Sub-committee Summary </li></ul><ul><li>Discussion/Priorities </li></ul><ul><li>Dr. Rettig Consultation </li></ul>Direction
  5. 6. Survey Summary <ul><li>Generally positive outlook on the current schedule </li></ul><ul><li>Strong desire for collaboration, remediation </li></ul>
  6. 7. Survey Summary Continued <ul><li>Little interest in traditional block schedule, maintaining the current lunch period </li></ul><ul><li>Departmental variation with semester courses, extended period </li></ul>
  7. 8. Summit Summary <ul><li>UDSD must determine its priorities and how it wants to educate its students </li></ul><ul><li>Interest in a Modified Block Schedule ~ 3 days regular periods & 2 days block </li></ul>
  8. 9. Summit Summary Continued <ul><li>Rotation of Periods on traditional schedule days would allow more fairness in class meetings </li></ul><ul><li>Extended Periods (on modified block days) would be helpful especially to science/technology </li></ul>
  9. 10. Summit Summary Continued <ul><li>Time could be for student support on modified block days </li></ul><ul><li>Time for collaborative meetings with colleagues could be allowed on modified block days </li></ul><ul><li>Debate over using school hours for club meetings, etc </li></ul>
  10. 11. UDHS Scheduling Sub-Committee
  11. 12. UPPER DUBLIN HIGH SCHOOL SCHEDULING SUB-COMMITTEE John Baker - Assistant Principal Kimberly Callahan - Assistant Principal Lauren D’Amico – World Language Teacher Al Dell'Angelo - Guidance Counselor Samantha Erickson - World Language Teacher John Herlihy - Music Coordinator Phoebe Lim - Math Teacher Christopher Michener - Science Teacher Susan Miller - English Teacher Eva Morrison - World Language Coordinator Daniel Pring - Social Studies Teacher Chuck Rittenhouse - Principal Robert Schultz - Curriculum Director John Squeri - Tech Ed. Teacher Michael Tadeo - Guidance Counselor
  12. 13. BELL SCHEDULE - WE LIKE….. <ul><li>Easy to follow </li></ul><ul><li>Traditional </li></ul><ul><li>Simple and sequential </li></ul><ul><li>Constant/regular </li></ul><ul><li>No rotation of periods/classes </li></ul><ul><li>Headstart/Eastern - Can be scheduled in current system </li></ul><ul><li>Homeroom Period - Good start to the day </li></ul>
  13. 14. BELL SCHEDULE - WE LIKE….. <ul><li>See all students every day (5 classes per day) </li></ul><ul><li>Yearlong schedule vs. semester </li></ul><ul><li>30 minutes is adequate for student lunches </li></ul><ul><li>Length of each class (vs. Block Scheduling) </li></ul><ul><li>Proven system, i.e. “it” works </li></ul><ul><li>Music classes should be seen every day </li></ul><ul><li>One prep and one duty </li></ul>
  14. 15. BELL SCHEDULE – WE DISLIKE….. <ul><li>4 TH Period - One hour long/unequal periods </li></ul><ul><li>Athletes always miss 7th Period </li></ul><ul><li>No double lab periods </li></ul><ul><li>AP Stat/Science - miss other classes (15-20 each grade) due to lab periods </li></ul><ul><li>Activities disrupt the schedule </li></ul><ul><li>U. D. bell schedule vs. Eastern bell schedule </li></ul><ul><li>Inadequate passing time </li></ul>
  15. 16. BELL SCHEDULE – WE DISLIKE….. <ul><li>No time for collaboration, planning time and remediation </li></ul><ul><li>Homeroom Period - TV Studio needed for morning announcements </li></ul><ul><li>Announcements during Homeroom and 6th Period </li></ul><ul><li>No designated time for assemblies </li></ul><ul><li>Schedule Homeroom Period later in the day </li></ul><ul><li>Lunch period </li></ul><ul><li>Option Period </li></ul>
  16. 17. BELL SCHEDULE IF I WERE KING OR QUEEN….. <ul><li>Advisory Period - 25 minutes - 1 Period every 4 days </li></ul><ul><li>House system (G.A./Hogwarts Model) </li></ul><ul><li>Double lab periods - Science/World Language </li></ul><ul><li>Similar to: Radnor - M-W-F - Regular Schedule </li></ul><ul><li> T-R - Rotating </li></ul><ul><li>P. W. - Special Schedule - Every other Wednesday </li></ul><ul><li>Time/periods for remediation or periods </li></ul>
  17. 18. BELL SCHEDULE IF I WERE KING OR QUEEN….. <ul><li>Semester courses </li></ul><ul><li>Rotating periods </li></ul><ul><li>Extended periods </li></ul><ul><li>Activity periods once a week or every other week </li></ul><ul><li>Change schedule to 8/9 Periods </li></ul><ul><li>A nutrition break </li></ul>