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Madison's Core Teams and Encore Opportunities

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The instructional framework at James Madison MS is highlighted by our interdisciplinary core teaming structure, flexible blocks of time, common planning time for teachers to plan collaborative lessons, and our variety of encore class opportunities.

The core team classes will be delivered in a flexible team block schedule. This allows for a number of education benefits including:

Interdisciplinary Team Structure

Teams of students are assigned to one, common group of Core teachers 

  • Allows students to make connections with one group of teachers who know them and their skill levels very well 
  • Allows for increased personalization of instruction to meet student needs through flexible grouping and differentiation of instruction
  • Allows Core teachers to develop personal relationships with students, fostering academic, social and emotional development

Flexible Blocks of Team Time

Allow for curriculum integration and application across content areas

  • Helps students make connections between core subject areas and their interrelated concepts
  • Creates the opportunity to use longer blocks of time for science exploration, research projects, and writing projects across curricular areas

Common Planning Time for Teachers

Collaboration

  • Plan integrated units, meet to share student assessment data, and target needs of individual students

Encore Class Opportunities

Encore classes are comprised of World Language, Technology Education, Music, Art, Family & Consumer Science and Physical Education.

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