School Designer: A tool that helps districts help principals and teachers
School systems play a vital role in supporting successful school design. With the right support, they can transform the school planning process from one of compliance to one of strategy and innovation. ERS’ School Designer integrates districts’ planning and budgeting processes so that key resource decisions, including those related to a school’s schedule, staffing plan, and budget, are tightly aligned with its needs and improvement strategy. Our new, free version of School Designer is a one-stop shop for school design, and includes:
- Guidance for each step in the school planning process
- Multimedia stories of innovative schools
- School artifacts—including collaborative planning time protocols, schedules, and more—that support strategic design practices
- Interactive tools to diagnose your school’s needs, build a new master schedule, and more
School Designer is an evolving platform, and we’re always looking for more inspiring stories of creative designs that are improving teaching and learning. Get in touch with us if you’d like us to highlight a school you know.