Schools schedule planning time that occurs within a school and includes core classes, teams, grade-level, or department-wide planning. This approach also can include district-wide planning, depending on the size of the district. Teams use common planning time to problem solve, share best practices, analyze student data, and make curricular decisions collaboratively.
Starbuck Middle School uses team planning for many purposes (analyzing data, writing assessments, professional development, etc.) and focuses on student success and collaborative planning to support struggling students. Staff also uses common planning time as a time to meet with parents.