School Scheduling Transformed CPS Elementary Schools (K8)
Your School Plan - Designed to Adapt
Impact Schedule Design promotes a mindset, tool set and skill set particularly applicable in these times -- which calls us to think freshly about how to create experiences for students and teachers, and requires school leadership teams to prepare for an unprecedented year. By building school team's Impact Scheduling tools and skills, leaders will better position their school teams to optimize resources and prepare for the shifting landscape throughout the year – and the future.
Tegy has adapted to the current reality by redesigning our signature Design Essentials course into a fully digital experience with expanded knowledge-sharing programming and a 4-week course with a COVID-specific program arc.
Three Program Strands
1) Knowledge Sharing Tools & Resources - for all CPS Schools
Once the COVID Guidelines for this Fall are released, Tegy will provide all CPS elementary networks and schools with Impact Design resources geared to help schools develop plans that can pivot between various COVID scenarios.
introductory Impact-scheduling workshops
blog & video posts
school spotlights & panels
curated resources, articles, and videos (national & global)
2) Leadership Synergy Groups - Open to all CPS Schools & Networks
School Leader Synergy Group - Fridays
Network Teams Synergy Group - Fridays, 10:00-11:00
3) Impact-Scheduling & Design Courses - Open to 100+ CPS Schools
Training Courses Calendar
Spaces reserved for schools from each CPS Network & Charter Schools
September 28 – October 23
November 16 – December 18
January 18 – February 12
March 1 – March 26
Optimizing each person's time and responsibilities.
We have designed this training to optimize each participants' time. The 4-week training requires 4 - 6 hours per week of synchronous and asynchronous team and individual work time.
School Design Teams Planning & Intentional Stakeholder Engagement
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 four four facilitated sessions, complete self-guided activities at their own pace, and access and respond to resource materials.
90-minute weekly facilitated session
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
Puzzle Builders PLC
This PLC will focus on the nuts and bolts of impact-schedule modeling and design.
2-hour weekly facilitated session
2-4 hours per week optional asynchronous activities and exercises
School Leader Synergy Group
Cross-School Sharing & Systems Alignment
optional weekly 45-minute video conference
To ensure systems accountability and alignment with CPS timelines, Tegy will host an interactive video conference for school leaders & driven by leaders to develop their capacities to lead through this unprecedented disruption. Leaders must be prepared to respond to evolving parameters for creating a school structure that supports the health of students, teachers and staff while providing quality instructional experiences. This year will likely be one where “the only constant is change.”
Network Team Participation
Leveraging Systems & Supporting All Schools
participation in the Design Lab & Puzzle Builder PLC
optional weekly 60-minute video conference
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 with school teams from their network. In addition, Tegy will facilitate an ongoing Network Synergy Group specifically for staff from all networks -- beginning in late July.