Whole Site Implementations
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Master Schedule Design Templates
Using a Digital Magnetic Board to create your Master Schedule
As we enter into the final quarter in Education, within the secondary world, a lot of the focus is aimed at planning for the next school year.
Within that planning comes Master Schedule planning. Only being an Assistant Principal for nine months, I've only been lightly exposed to what the process entails as a Vice Principal two years prior. Luckily, I work with some amazing experienced counselors and principal, so the process has been pretty seamless.
However, I will say this, I am a visual learner. I have to be able to physically see it as it is being made, rather than visualizing it in my head. So I created a digital version of the "old school magnetic boards" that have once been used to plan.
In order to manipulate the digital Magnetic Board, please make a copy and customize it to fit your school site. I will say this, I had to create several magnetic boards for the various groups on my campus. I had a total of 5: one for 8th grade, one for 7th grade, Special Education, Electives and Physical Education.
If you would like to watch how to customize the magnetic board, please watch this video.
The final step of the process is building a Master Schedule viewable document for staff. I use a Google Sheet to showcase this. My former Principal, utilized this template and I find the easiest to read and displays great organization. Plus, you can always add in formulas to calculate availability for classroom sizes and sections. (To make a copy of the Sheets Master Schedule Template, click here)
I hope that you find these documents helpful as you start planning for the 2020-2021 school year. If you have any questions or need help troubleshooting, please contact me. Wishing you well in your planning!
Distance Learning Guides
Hello Admin & Educators,
I am sure your world has been impacted a lot like mine within the past few weeks. As soon as Distance Learning was announced, I knew my fellow Admin and I would have to come up with a plan to help communicate with our families. I was reading through Twitter trying to find ideas, best practices as everyone in the world was trying to navigate this uncharted journey. I stumbled upon someone (I so apologize for not remembering who) for posting the fact that Google Docs was the best GAFE for viewing on cell phones. With that in mind, I started compiling my document of Distance Learning information for both parents and students.
I knew I wanted this to be a 1 stop shop for parents and students to find information about everything Distance Learning for our site. This is what I came up with:
If you like my template, please feel free to make a copy of the document by clicking here.