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1 GRANITE VALLEY MIDDLE SCHOOL 2011 – 2012 TEAM CONFIGURATIONS AND SCHEDULE A NEW CHAPTER

2 Why the Changes??? MCAS Scores MCAS Scores Class Size Class Size Teacher requests for more time! Teacher requests for more time! Greater connection with students Greater connection with students Special Education servicing Special Education servicing

3 The process... STEP THREE Conversations with: Grade level teams Grade level teams Curriculum teams Curriculum teams Team leaders Team leaders School Council School Council STEP ONE Visit to Reid Middle School in Pittsfield STEP TWO MSSAA to Massachusetts Middle Schools STEP FOUR DESE Self-Assessment completed by grade level teams

4 STEP FIVE Scheduling workshop attended by Administration and team representatives STEP SIX Draft of schedule and team configurations developed, reviewed by teams and approved by School Council THE FINAL STEP Twenty-two 20-minute meetings with teachers FINAL ASSIGNMENTS AND SCHEDULE!!

5 ADVANTAGES SCHOOL-WIDE Increased time on learning in Math and ELA. Increased time on learning in Math and ELA. Smaller class sizes in grades 7 and 8. Smaller class sizes in grades 7 and 8. Teachers responsible for a lesser number of students; thus enabling more individualized instruction. Teachers responsible for a lesser number of students; thus enabling more individualized instruction. Teachers required to prepare for three classes per day versus four or five. Teachers required to prepare for three classes per day versus four or five. Addition of full-time Title I Reading Specialist. Addition of full-time Title I Reading Specialist. Common periods, which will facilitate Title I tutoring, across grade level teaching and reaching all students who require remediation. Common periods, which will facilitate Title I tutoring, across grade level teaching and reaching all students who require remediation. Embedded academic support. Embedded academic support. Collaboration with Math and ELA teachers on team. Collaboration with Math and ELA teachers on team. Teacher assignments with a greater focus on certification/content area strength. Teacher assignments with a greater focus on certification/content area strength. Maximize use of instructional support staff. Maximize use of instructional support staff. Flexible groupings in Math. Flexible groupings in Math.

6 RECONFIGURATION OF STAFF Take advantage of staff dual certifications. Take advantage of staff dual certifications. Hiring of Grade 6 Math Teacher (Elimination of one Science position) Hiring of Grade 6 Math Teacher (Elimination of one Science position) Hiring of Grade 7 ELA/Social Studies Teacher (Elimination of one History position) Hiring of Grade 7 ELA/Social Studies Teacher (Elimination of one History position) Hiring of Grade 8 Math/Science Teacher (Retirement) Hiring of Grade 8 Math/Science Teacher (Retirement)

7 CHANGE NUMBER ONE THE TEAMS

8 FY 2012 TEAM CONFIGURATIONS Grade Students MATH/SCIENCE Mrs. Harris ELA/SOCIAL STUDIES Mrs. Bird Team One 52 students 26 students/class MATH/SOCIAL STUDIES Mrs. Roy Team Two 52 students 26 students/class ELA/SCIENCE Mrs. Nobbs

9 FY 2012 TEAM CONFIGURATIONS Grade Students MATH/SCIENCE Mrs. Paulsen ELA/SOCIAL STUDIES Mrs. Fydenkevez Team One 46 students 23 students/class MATH* Mr. von Stange Team Two 69 students 23 students/class ELA* Mrs. Nevill SOCIAL STUDIES/ SCIENCE Mrs. Newton

10 FY 2012 TEAM CONFIGURATIONS Grade Students MATH/SCIENCE* Mrs. Zippin ELA/SOCIAL STUDIES* New Hire Team One 46 students 23 students/class MATH Mrs. Turley Team Two 69 students 23 students/class ELA Mrs. Barnes SHARED SOCIAL STUDIES/SCIENCE POSITION* Mrs. Canning Mr. Griffing

11 FY 2012 TEAM CONFIGURATIONS Grade Students MATH/SCIENCE* New Hire ELA/SOCIAL STUDIES* Mrs. King Team One 50 students 25 students/class MATH Mr. Sitnik Team Two 76 students students/class ELA Mrs. Quackenbush SHARED SOCIAL STUDIES/SCIENCE POSITION* Mrs. Canning Mr. Griffing

12 SPECIAL EDUCATION STAFF Grade 5 – Mrs. Gelinas Grade 5 – Mrs. Gelinas Grade 6 – Mrs. Dillon Grade 6 – Mrs. Dillon Grade 7 – Mrs. Bostwick Grade 7 – Mrs. Bostwick Grade 8 – Mrs. Hamilton Grade 8 – Mrs. Hamilton SOAR – New Hire (Maternity leave) SOAR – New Hire (Maternity leave)

13 ADDITIONAL STAFF Title I Reading Specialist Miss Root

14 CHANGE NUMBER TWO THE SCHEDULE

15 A Typical Block this Year 60 Minute Class 7 minutesTransition Time, Materials ready 15 minutesHomework review 33 minutesPresentation of lesson, check for understanding, address questions, provide support 5 minutesHomework posted and recorded, gather materials

16 SAMPLE BLOCK FY minutesTransition Time, Materials ready 15 minutesHomework review 20 minutesPresentation of lesson 20 minutesGroup work, hands-on activities 20 minutesIndependent work, remediation and support 10 minutesHomework posted and recorded, check to ensure materials organized

17 GRADE 6 BLOCKTIME # OF MINUTES 1 7:55 – 9: * 9:25 – 10:35 70 LUNCH 10:35 – 11: * 11:10 – 11: :30 – 1:00 90 ENCORE/DISMISSAL 1:00 – 2:18 75 GRADE 5 BLOCKTIME # OF MINUTES 1 7:55 – 9: :25 – 10: * 10:55 – 11:10 15 LUNCH 11:10 – 11:40 30 ENCORE 11:40 – 12: * 1:00 – 2:15 75

18 GRADE 7 1 7:55 – 9: * 9:25 – 9:55 30 ENCORE 9:55 – 11: * 11:15 – 12:15 60 LUNCH 12:20 – 12: :50 – 2:15 85 DISMISSAL2:18 GRADE 8 ENCORE 7:55 – 9: :10 – 10: * 10:40 – 11:40 60 LUNCH 11:45 – 12: * 12:15 – 12: :45 – 2:15 90 DISMISSAL2:18

19 MOVING FORWARD... PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT Full Day on March 18, “Effective Instruction in the Long Block,” by Dr. Jerry Goldberg. Full Day on March 18, “Effective Instruction in the Long Block,” by Dr. Jerry Goldberg. All faculty meetings and extended curriculum days involve planning, collaboration and data review. All faculty meetings and extended curriculum days involve planning, collaboration and data review. Teachers observing teachers Teachers observing teachers

20 TECHNOLOGY Promethean Boards Promethean Boards Laptop Carts Laptop CartsASSESSMENTS Study Island Study Island Galileo Galileo

21 QUESTIONS?


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