Impact Design Essentials Program
Chicago | K-8 Elementaries
Tegy has adapted to the current reality by redesigning our signature Impact Design Essentials course into a fully-digital, 4-week course with a COVID-specific program arc.
Impact Design Essentials
A 4-Week Intensive
Through engaging synchronous and asynchronous presentations and team activities, school teams will question their assumptions and clearly articulate the impact they desire for students and teachers. Then, they will identify student and staff experiences and sustainable solutions that address the right challenges.
School Design Planning
Who: Principal and/or Asst. Principal plus 3 - 4 other teachers/staff
One 90-minute facilitated session weekly
2-4 hours prep work per week (articles, videos, exercises, reflections)
optional: 90-minute weekly Extended Teamwork Time
optional: 45-minute Targeted Team Coaching Session
The heart and soul of our school innovation process. School teams will identify instructional design strategies and engage stakeholders to inform their COVID-specific models for 2020/2021. School design teams will come together in facilitated sessions, complete self-guided activities at their own pace, and access and respond to resource materials. Schools can determine the appropriate size and composition of their design team. Network staff are invited to join the Design Lab with their school teams.
September 28 – October 23
November 16 – December 18
January 18 – February 12
March 1 – March 26
Puzzle Builders PLC
Impact Scheduling Skills, Schedule Modeling & Operationalizing
Who: Primary Schedule Builder
Weekly Commitment (in addition to Design Lab session with team)
One 2-hour facilitated session weekly
2-4 hours per week optional asynchronous activities and exercises
School schedules are complex. Puzzle building requires a mindset, skillset and tool set to bring all the pieces together into a set of experiences that is operationally feasible. This PLC will focus on the nuts and bolts of schedule modeling and design utilizing Tegy's cloud-based schedule-modeling platform, TimeDesigner.
School Leader Synergy Group
Cross-School Sharing & Systems Alignment
optional: weekly 45-minute video conference
To ensure systems accountability and alignment with CPS guidelines and timelines, Tegy will host an interactive video conference for school leaders & driven by leaders to develop their capacities to lead through this unprecedented disruption. To support the learning and ideation in the Design Lab, we will hold space for school leaders to engage in more targeted conversations.
Network Team Participation
Leveraging Systems & Supporting All Schools
participation in the Design Lab & Network Synergy Group
To optimize knowledge sharing and build the Impact Design mindset, skillset and tool set of network staff across the district, network staff are encouraged to participate in the Design Lab. Staff will benefit from participation with their schools, but are invited to join a cohort whether or not they have a school team in attendance.