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Promoting District Priorities Through Master Scheduling Part 2: Student-Focused College and Career Readiness

Thursday, September 26, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT

Presented by Steven Gering, Former Chief Academic Officer, Spokane Public Schools; and Amy Filsinger, Head of School Success, Abl

Sponsored by Abl



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Targeting college and career readiness for every student in your district is crucial for long-term student success. But, what are the tangible ways that district leaders can make these goals a reality?

Join us for the second edWebinar in our two-part series on “Promoting District Priorities Through Master Scheduling.” Hear how new master scheduling can be used to make sure all students participate in college and career readiness. We’ll show you how you can use district-wide data to assess your schools and set up your school leadership to not only recruit students into advanced courses but build support for student success.

In part two of this series, “Student-Focused College and Career Readiness,” you’ll learn:

  • How you can set up structures and programs district-wide to build support for students in advanced courses
  • The ways that scheduling changes can promote college and career readiness
  • The need for proactive approaches to recruitment and placement of students in advanced courses

This edWebinar will be of particular value to school and district leaders at the middle and high school levels. There will be time to get your questions answered at the end of the presentation.

Watch “Promoting District Priorities Through Master Scheduling Part 1: Expanding Access for College and Career Readiness.


About the Presenters

Steven Gering is a former Chief Academic Officer for Spokane Public Schools and veteran educator. During his service in school districts, he was an award-winning principal, received the Golden Apple Award in Washington State, and has presented at local and national conferences all over the United States. Steven entered education through Teach for America in the Rio Grande Valley where he was named Teacher of the Year for his school and district. After teaching and coaching in Texas, he attended graduate school at Harvard and got his doctorate from the University of Washington. He is currently a member of the School Success Team at Abl.


Amy Filsinger leads the School Success Team at Abl, which provides expert scheduling guidance to secondary schools around the country. Amy is an experienced educator fascinated by school redesigns aimed at eliminating the achievement gap. Prior to joining Abl, Amy was Principal of Rocketship Brilliant Minds—a public charter school in the San Francisco Bay Area. She also served as a teacher in the Teach For America Metro-DC Corps and was a teacher leader for Rocketship Education. Amy holds a degree in foreign service from Georgetown University and is an alumna of Relay GSE’s National Principal Fellowship.



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Abl helps district leaders implement solutions to improve the student experience by maximizing resource efficiency, optimizing teaching & learning and increasing equity & access. Through a combination of data analysis, coaching, and software that complements the district SIS, Abl assists district and school leaders to align time and resources to their strategic priorities.

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