Five Scheduling Traps to Avoid

Status: RECORDED on JAN 14, 2015

$156 Non-Member

[$143.00 Gold Member]

A school’s schedule must balance the courses student need with those they want, while simultaneously providing recovery periods to help with attention and retention during class. An impossible task, you say? Not really.

Based on years of experience and in-field observations, this Webinar will examine 5 parameters that will allow for a more student-centered approach to scheduling that helps you create a schedule that can please everyone—students, teachers, and administrators all. Through our ScheduLogic® software program, our team has worked with schools across the country, creating balanced schedules that make the use of limited resources and time.

Run Time: Total run time is 60 minutes. The presentation will run approximately 45 minutes with 15 minutes designated for Q&A.

Who Should Attend: Middle and upper school schedulers, Division Heads, faculty leaders

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Rick Ceresini

ISM Associate Scheduling Consultant

Rick joined ISM in the fall of 2007 after retiring from 30 years as a public school teacher, program facilitator, and scheduler. Having taught on an extended-period schedule for more than 12 years, he has a wealth of experience planning for extended periods and facilitating staff workshops on successful techniques and best practices.

During his career, Rick taught grades 2 though 8 and 10 through 12, with the majority of his experience in middle school. He has led school improvement initiatives, and presented at national conferences on creating and transitioning to innovative schedules.

Rick has worked with several schools across the U.S. and Canada in on-site consultations, schedule designs and workshops. In his role with ISM, Rick helps schools process their schedules, after analyzing and designing master schedules, and trains faculty and schedulers in our new Engaging Students in an Extended Period workshop.

Rick holds a master's degree in Gifted Education from Wilmington University (DE), and a B.S. from Shippensburg State College (PA).

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