||Video Tape 1 Highlights-Four types of schedules are presented that create more time for teaching and learning. -The first steps of implementing the new schedules are outlined. -Alternative schedules create time blocks intended for more applied, in depth, hands-on, and active student learning. -Any change in scheduling should involve parents, teachers, and administration in the decision making process. -To determine the best scheduling for a school, match the scheduling options with the needs and direction of the school. -Time must be viewed as a flexible resource to achieve student outcomes rather than a fixed set of boundaries used for convenience in funneling students through a group of classes.
Video Tape 2 Highlights
-Staff development is necessary to help teachers use block scheduling effectively. -A simple time formula is shared which helps keep learners active. -Block scheduling provides a time frame which matches well with more meaningful learning experiences such as the Paideia seminar. -A wide variety of assessment options are provided in block scheduling. -Examples of problems which are unique to block scheduling are shown with educators working through the solutions.