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Understanding jmc's Flex Scheduler
Understanding jmc's Flex Scheduler

The Flex Scheduler allows administrative teams and teachers to offer students flexible learning time offerings on a day-to-day basis.

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Written by Jacob Van Scoyoc
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In an effort to improve student learning, many schools are implementing Response To Intervention (RTI) as a part of a Multi Tiered System of Support (MTSS) plan. jmc's Flex Scheduler helps organize the changing subjects, flexible rosters and varied time periods associated with an MTSS system so teachers can plan interventions, manage attendance and monitor student growth from one convenient platform.

So what is MTSS?

MTSS is an instructional framework that allows teachers to identify individual students or small groups that are in need of additional support in meeting grade-level standards or who could benefit from enrichment through project-based learning or real-world, hands-on application of skills. Schools are setting aside chunks of time throughout the school day to allow teachers to work with individual students or small groups in a "guided study hall" type atmosphere. Bolt Time, BUC Time, Power Hour, and WIN Time are all examples of an RTI component within an MTSS system.

jmc Office Flex Schedule Calendar

The Flex Schedule Calendar in jmc Office allows users to set up a time within the existing schedule to account for MTSS periods. Provide a unique name for your MTSS period and set it to repeat daily, weekly or monthly. Have multiple MTSS time periods throughout the day? Not a problem! Set multiple flex periods throughout the day with different names so students and teachers can differentiate MTSS periods!

jmc Teacher and jmc Student Flex Schedules

The foundation of every MTSS system emphasizes student ownership of their learning with teachers as facilitators that guide by providing timely and actionable feedback. Teachers create flex offerings right from jmc Teacher and set capacities to prevent an overloaded room. The "Student Selected", "Teacher Selected" and "Teacher Locked" designations communicate valuable information to MTSS leaders and put the most valued members of the system (students and teachers) in control of their learning.

  • Student Selected Flex Offerings: students demonstrate good academic behaviors by selecting the flex offering that best meets their academic needs from jmc Student when the student access window is open in jmc Office.

  • Teacher Selected Flex Offerings: teachers select students to their flex offering roster to offer guidance to those that need help and to communicate MTSS requests with other teachers.

  • Teacher Locked Flex Offerings: teachers have the ability to lock students into a selected offering to communicate the urgency for targeted support to teachers and students. Students that are locked into a flex offering are unable to select a different option.

jmc Office Flex Schedule

jmc Office offers a variety of tools for administrators, counselors and other MTSS specialists to monitor offerings and student rosters as overseers of an MTSS system. Create offerings for teachers and add students to the roster right from jmc Office to streamline the process for teachers. View and edit offerings created by teachers, view rosters for each offering and see the students that are not in an offering to supervise your school's intervention times.

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