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Leveraging Master Scheduling Data to Achieve District Goals and Drive Student Success

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT

Leveraging Master Scheduling Data to Achieve District Goals and Drive Student Success

Presented by Amy Filsinger, Head of School Success, Abl; and John Rice, Executive Director of Teaching and Learning, Cedar Rapids Community School District, IA
Hosted by Jonathan Hume, Head of Sales and Marketing, Abl

Sponsored by Abl

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Districts are sitting on a treasure trove of master scheduling data. However, many districts don’t know what to do with this information. Find out how to not only access this data but leverage it to increase equity and make real change for students. In this edWebinar, the panelists demonstrate the value of assessing your master scheduling data, what insights can be drawn, and how to use these insights to help achieve your district’s strategic priorities.

Watch scheduling expert Amy Filsinger and Cedar Rapids district leader John Rice as they tap into their personal experience analyzing district scheduling data. Cedar Rapids Community School District took on this challenge with the specific goals of reexamining their schools’ bell schedules and cleaning up their student data in order to make more effective decisions for their schools. They discuss examples of where improvements can be made in school schedules, analyzing what effects they will have on the school and how to go about making these changes.

Middle and high school district and school leaders will walk away with practical strategies about how to access and analyze their mastering scheduling data and leverage this data for change.

About the Presenters

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 Member 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.


John Rice is the executive director of the Office of Teaching and Learning at Cedar Rapids Community School District, which serves 17,000 students in the state of Iowa. In this role, he leads the district’s work around curriculum, assessment, and content-specific instruction, while also managing a wide range of additional school services for Cedar Rapids. Prior to Cedar Rapids, John spent eight years at DC Public Schools. At DCPS, John pioneered blended learning, both in his classroom and across the district. John founded the district’s blended learning department in 2012, which grew from a math focus to eventually include all subject areas and all grade levels preK-12. John believes education is the most powerful weapon anyone can use to change themselves and the world.


About the Host

Jonathan Hume leads the sales and marketing teams at Abl. He has spent more than a decade in business development and account management at a variety of technology companies. Through heavy persuasion from his mother (a teacher of more than 20 years), he decided to focus his efforts on edtech. He is a strong believer that technology can be an incredible tool to spread innovation throughout K-12. Prior to Abl, Jon spent seven years building global sales teams and channel partnerships at Schoology. Jon has a deep passion for impacting education in the U.S. and throughout the world. In his free time Jon loves exploring the outdoors with his wife Cameron, be it skiing in Jackson Hole or hiking in the Marin Headlands.

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Abl is building the first student-centered operations platform for K-12 education. By combining smart software tools with strategic coaching and support, Abl’s scheduling assessment and master scheduling solution help districts directly address equity and access to ensure all students are college and career ready.



Tuesday, May 14, 2019
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT
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