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Friday, October 18 • 9:40am - 10:40am
Flexible Scheduling Panel: Blocks and Other Alternatives

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In this session you will hear from experts about how restructuring the school day and taking an alternative approach to scheduling can be a step forward in tackling structural barriers to a school's achieving better balance and sensible pacing, and to supporting evolving programs and curricula. Speakers will share examples of what possible redesigns might look like, and they will discuss the challenges faced in implementing new schedules as well as the benefits of doing so, and how changing schedules can help support positive outcomes for students.

Friday Slate
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Denise Pope

Senior Lecturer, Stanford University; Challenge Success
Denise Pope, PhD, is a senior lecturer at the Stanford University Graduate School of Education, where she specializes in student engagement, curriculum studies, qualitative research methods, and service learning. She is co-founder of Challenge Success, a research and intervention... Read More →
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Jonathan Howland

Dean of Faculty, The Urban School of San Francisco
Jonathan Howland has spent 35 years in independent school teaching and instructional leadership. He has published and presented widely on teacher collaboration, assessment for learning, and structures and practices for continued professional growth of faculty.
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Roxanne S. Higgins

President and Senior Consultant, Independent School Management
Roxanne Higgins is the president of ISM and the company’s senior scheduling consultant. She is responsible for the overall operation and management of the company.Roxanne is an expert in optimizing time, space, and personnel to help every school deliver a mission-appropriate program... Read More →


Friday October 18, 2019 9:40am - 10:40am
Room 219