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1 Restructuring the School Day Parma City School District Focus Group Presentation

2 Welcome “It is today we must create the world of the future.” Eleanor Roosevelt

3 Committee Members Cassandra Johnson Jim Sentz Jacquie Marconi Pat Geschke Jeff Cook Janine Andrzejewski Jodie Hausmann Michael Jaszczak Dina McSweeney Jerry Manganella Kim Porco Sharon Jones Maureen Neville Denver Daniel Donna Mazzeo

4 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?

5 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.

6 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

7 Elementary Research 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

8 Elementary Day 8:45-9:15 Planning 9:15 - 9:20 Attendance 9:20 - 10:00 Encore (Art-Music- P.E.) 10:00 - 11:30 Lang. Arts 11:30 - 12:30 Math 12:30 - 1:20Lunch/Recess 1:20 - 1:25 Transition 1:25 - 1:55 P.I.E.(Prevention, Intervention & Enrichment) 1:55 - 3:20 Social Studies/Science 3:20 - 3:30 Transition 3:30 Dismissal 3:30-3:55Planning




12 Elementary School Important Times TBT Time - Team determines – 1x per week Faculty Meeting - 2 nd 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)

13 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

14 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.

15 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!

16 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)

17 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

18 Middle School Research Cont. 1.Elimination of Study Halls 2.Increased Professional Development 3.Teacher Planning Periods 4.Student Sense of Belonging 5.Parent Involvement 6.Collaboration is the key!

19 Middle School Day Schedule 1 st Period8:20 – 9:02 2 nd Period9:06 – 9:48 3 rd Period9:52 – 10:34 4 th Period 10:38 – 11:20 5 th Period 11:24 – 12:06 6 th Period12:10 – 12:52 7 th Period 12:56 – 1:38 8 th Period 1:42 – 2:24 9 th Period 2:28 – 3:10


21 Middle School Important Times TBT Time – Tuesdays 7:35 – 8:10 a.m. Faculty Meeting - 2 nd /4 th 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.

22 High School Model Best Practices 1 Bell Schedule ▫Currently  8 th Grade: 9 periods of 42 minutes  9 th -12 th Grade: 8 periods of 48 minutes Preserve House Concept/ Interdisciplinary Teaming in 8 th Grade ▫Provide common planning time for Interdisciplinary Teams ▫Provide Content TBT time for 8 th grade teachers Embedded TBT Time

23 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

24 High School Schedule 46 minute classes 7:30Teachers Report 7:35-8:00TBTs 8:10-8:561 st Period 9:00-9:502 nd Period (+4 minutes for announcements) 9:54-10:403 rd Period 10:44-11:304 th Period 11:34-12:205 th Period 12:24-1:106 th Period 1:14-2:007 th Period 2:04-2:508 th Period 2:50-3:15Activity Period

25 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)

26 Eighth Grade Course Offerings English 8 Math 8 or Honors Algebra I Science Social Studies Health/Computers –1 semester each Two open periods ▫Foreign Language – Full year ▫Band/Orchestra – Full year ▫Art – 1 semester ▫Choir – 1 semester ▫S.T.E.M. – 1 semester ▫Physical Education—1 semester

27 “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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