More and more, teachers nationwide are saying that student learning, not vacation schedules, should drive the K-12 school calendar year framework. Teacher leaders will confront tradition and understand well that the traditional school calendar year is inefficient, ineffective, and unfair when it comes to 21st learning, teaching, professional planning, partnering with parents/community, and play. They will advocate for local school calendar year analysis in light of their vision and mission for all K-12 students. Attendees will return home with sample calendars,a suggested timeline for change, school calendar year analysis tools and an ample bibliography to jump-start their leadership be it in the faculty room, grocery store line or board room.
Idea No. 271