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.
Knowledge Sharing &
Impact Scheduling Resources
Accessible to all CPS elementary networks and schools.
resources, articles, and videos from experiences around the nation
A subset of 108 schools will be selected to participate in cohorts over the school year. Through engaging synchronous and asynchronous presentations and team activities, school teams will identify sustainable solutions that address the right challenges.
School teams will build their skills and tool sets through:
Weekly Design Lab live session (90 min).
Weekly Prep activities (2 - 4 hours).
The school's primary scheduler will learn the puzzle skills needed through:
Weekly Puzzle Builder PLC (2 hours).
Weekly Extended Teamwork Sessions
Weekly Office Hours/Targeted School Team Coaching
September 28 – October 23
November 16 – December 18
January 18 – February 12
March 1 – March 26
One synchronous learning session for up to six school teams.
2 - 4 hrs
One 2-hour synchronous learning session with other puzzle builders. Additional asynchronous activities.
Team Work Time
Optional additional synchronous work session for your team with guided support.
(all or part)
Optional coaching sessions available.
2 - 4 hrs
Asynchronous individual and team activities that will lay the foundation for the Design Lab Convening.
Program Structures & Supports
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 Planning & Intentional Stakeholder Engagement
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
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.
Puzzle Builders PLC
Impact Scheduling Skills, Schedule Modeling & Operationalizing
2-hour weekly facilitated session
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.
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.