OUR PROGRAMS AND SERVICES
From mindset and readiness work to deeper-dive partnerships...
1. Workshops and Presentations
Developing a shared mindset about transformative scheduling is an essential first step for any school community. Our workshops and presentations can set the stage for whole-school design thinking and transformational scheduling initiatives. The presentations can create “a-ha” moments and confidence that a more effective use of resources is possible. They also foster a shared enthusiasm for the teamwork needed for successful whole-school design thinking.
2. Training Programs
We were thrilled to launch two Transformational Scheduling Institutes with 25 public schools (district and charter) staff in Chicago. This included many of the city’s Breakthrough School planning grant and award winners. Our institutes offer a highly cost-effective strategy to build skill sets through a combination of in-person, intersession and virtual activities. Based upon the successes of our Chicago Institutes, we are excited to offer Institute opportunities to additional regions. Please reach out to if you are interested in brining a Transformational Scheduling Institute your area. Read more about the Institutes.
3. Technical Assistance
The schools, districts, and networks we work with share a commitment to continuous improvement. They take smart, significant steps each year to better serve their students. We share this goal and know that the best work happens strategically over time. We offer a range of technical assistance supports to help our partner schools as they further develop, implement and refine their annual plans. Many schools who participate in our initial training programs have engaged us in on-going, tailored technical assistance and design-thinking partnerships.
4. Tools and Resources
Every school that participates in our training program has access to tools and resources that 1) help them clarify their whole-school design thinking priorities, 2) build a transformational schedule that allows them to begin to address their priorities, and 3) develop a process plan that engages their many important constituencies.
The Fund for Chicago’s Public Schools – Summer Design Program 2016