How can leaders directly improve the conditions for teaching and learning? We have a genuine opportunity to reconsider format decisions in our schools to address new challenges and open possibilities regarding the structural ecosystem. There are four program structures can be designed to work together providing opportunities for responsive curriculum. The program structures are a kind of structural nest when viewed as INTERCONNECTED. Determining and shaping these four program structures is critical to help your school become a modern and contemporary ecosystem. The four interconnected structures we will explore are:
  • Schedule. How we use time to structure learning plans.
  • Spaces. How we organize and use spaces to engage with learners.
  • Learner Grouping. How we intentionally group learners to grow their interests, skill sets, and discourse.
  • Personnel Configuration. How we intentionally organize personnel to be responsive to what the schedules, spaces, and learner grouping demands.

These four critical structures and their interplay as paramount in creating that quite literally shape how our curriculum and learning experiences are planned. As leaders we will work to lay out planning approaches to address the format structures not in isolation by, but rather orchestrated to work together for cohesion.
Draft of a working plan to adjust and improvements in your schools’ structures. Tools for planning and researching fresh approaches to schedules, learning spaces, grouping patterns for learners and personnel. Tools and resources to develop a plan for improving conditions at your school. Fresh ideas, new practices, and case studies from around the world to support your work.
Session 1: Leading to
  • Draft the process for determining where your school might be.
  • Determine what the impact of the pandemic has been on your structures especially the impact of online learning.
  • Expand your design menu to share with a leadership team moving forward.

Rethink and Reimagine Your School’s Structures Format:

Leading with Time-How to establish schedules that support the learning experiences your students need
  • Analyze the direct impact of the four structures on establishing the conditions for learning.
  • Ascertain where your school is presently
  • Determine realistic options for both long-term and short-term schedules
  • Review case studies of different schedules
  • Explore strategies to deal with flex-time
  • Work with the concept of bidding for time with other faculty members
  • Weigh in on asynchronous and synchronous time
  • Examine how student self-navigating time
Session 2: Leading with Learning Spaces:How to use both physical and virtual learning spaces to support learning
  • Analyze the power and impact of physical spaces on learning
  • Examine extraordinary new learning spaces and architectural plans from around the world
  • Consider approaches to doing simple adjustments in physical spaces that have restrictions
  • Explore the uses of modern furniture designs in sculpting learning spaces
  • Explore the power of outdoor learning spaces and off-campus spaces
  • Analyze the impact of virtual spaces on how students learn
  • Examine the impact of learning spaces on curriculum planning and lesson design
Session 3: Leading with Grouping Patterns:How to design learner grouping pattens and personnel configurations to support learning
  • Examine the possibilities for grouping students in a greater variety of ways on the institutional level
  • Consider alternatives to rigid grade level grouping or ability grouping
  • Examine approaches to instructional grouping and how to help teachers work on grouping their learners more effectively
  • Analyze how to set up corresponding and dynamic approaches to faculty grouping
  • Analyze approaches to getting away from silos in our departments and grade levels
  • Examine the power of teaming and long-term grouping patterns with students
Dr. Heidi Hayes Jacobs is internationally recognized for her seminal work in contemporary curriculum design, vertical mapping and modernizing responsive school environments. She prizes her work directly with schools in all settings of every kind, whether public, private, secular, sectarian, on-site, or virtual. Dr. Jacobs’s models on curriculum mapping world are the basis for software solutions used throughout the world. Dr. Jacobs has engaged in projects with a wide array of both national and international organizations and companies such as ASCD, NAESP, Learning Forward, the European Council of International Schools, the Near East School Association, the College Board, ADK International Sino-Canadian Schools in China, New Zealand’s Learning Network, the Kennedy Center, the Peace Corps World Wise Schools, Carnegie Hall, Australia ISV, the United Nations Council on Teaching about the UN, the Near East School Association, the International Baccalaureate, the NY State Higher Education Commission, the CCSSO workgroup on Global Competencies, AASA, Newsela, Amazon Studios, and the Waterford Institute. The author of thirteen books including the best-selling Bold Moves for Schools:How We Create Remarkable Learning Environments (ASCD) with co-author, Marie Alcock. Dr. Jacobs is laser-focused on how professionals, learners, and families can make choices to best prepare students for the future and is currently in collaboration with Allison Zmuda on developing tools, approaches, and a book on how to move forward post-pandemic with fresh approaches and building on lessons learned.

11th, 18th, 25th April 2024

Each Session is for 2 Hours
New York 6:00 am | London 11:00 am | Zurich 12:00 pm | Dubai 2:00 pm | India 3:30 pm | Hong Kong 6:00 pm
Melbourne 8:00 pm

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USD 400 Per Participant
INCLUDES: Certificate of Participation for 8 Professional Development hours.
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