Three Divisions—Three Different Worlds

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Status: RECORDED on JAN 25, 2012

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Lower School. Middle School. Upper School. While three divisions together represent the education of a child through adulthood, they are very different worlds. Each group has its own personality, its own learning needs, its own optimum scheduling, its own emotional life. And its not just the students. Teachers—their methods and their support needs—vary from division to division as well.

Organization, schedule, and structure all have their unique characteristics each division, even as they are interconnected.

If your school has more than one division, how to you achieve harmony and smooth transitions, while giving each it own “space” to achieve? If you only have one division, how do you take the different experiences into consideration as the students “move through the ranks”?

Join ISM consultant Rick Ceresini to learn insights to serving these three populations well.

You'll cover these topics and more:

  • What styles and structures work with different age groups
  • Teachers' varying expectations
  • How engagement works at each level

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

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Rick Ceresini

ISM Associate Scheduling Consultant
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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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