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Master Schedule Building

Live Online Training Workshop

January 17th - 20th, 2023

Rediker Software's Famous
Master Schedule Building Workshop

4-Day Training Workshop Live from the Rediker Schedule Building Studio

For High School Schedule Builders

Each session is half a day from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM ET

3-Day Main Learning Track: $549
4-Day Complete Learning Track: $749
Beginner's Day Only: $200

Register to attend the workshop by filling out the form provided. Choose from any one of our featured date packages: (A) the beginner's intro course (includes day one), (B) the main learning track for intermediate users (includes days two, three and four), or (C) the complete learning track (includes all four days). Register now - class size is limited to 25 attendees!

Rich Rediker with Applause Sign at the Master Schedule Building Studio Classroom

In college, there are no courses on how to build high school master schedules. Instead, the knowledge has been passed on for centuries from masters to apprentices. If you never had a master to learn from, this is the workshop for you!
How the day will work:
  • SCHEDULE TIMES: Each session is half a day from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM EST.
  • The workshop will be conducted as though you were in a classroom. You will see the presenter on camera as well as the schedule board. At times, you will also see the presenter’s shared screen.
  • HANDS-ON: You will be provided with a link to access a sample school in which everyone can practice certain steps together in the builder.
  • VIDEO REQUIRED: Each attendee will see the other attendees and the presenter will be able to see you. This will allow everyone to participate together, ask questions and be asked questions.
Rich Rediker Rich Rediker: CEO and founder of Rediker Software 40 years ago. Rich wrote the schedule builder and has been teaching schedule building workshops for decades.
Susan Reid Susan Reid: Susan used the Schedule Builder as a customer and is now the schedule building expert on our training staff.


What you will learn each day:

Day 1 - Beginners Introduction to Scheduling

This is an optional workshop geared towards beginners who have little experience in AdminPlus and/or building schedules. This workshop will be conducted at a slow pace having more time for questions and hands-on interaction! 

Date: January 17, 2023 (9:30 am - 12:00 pm EST)

Recommended User Level: Beginner

Topics covered:

Understand the Basics of Scheduling Preparation Done in AdminPlus

  • Entering Courses
    1. Master Course List Review, and If Necessary, Update Settings Related to Scheduling
    2. Hands-on
  • Creating the New Year
  • The Beginning Program
  • Student and Staff Updates
  • Course Requests
    1. Manual Entry
    2. Online Forms
    3. Through the PlusPortals
    4. Using Portals to Make Recommendations and Review Requests
    5. Master Schedule of Requests
  • Understanding Rotations
    1. What the Letters and Numbers Mean


Day 2 - Preparing to Build A Schedule

Preparation is key to creating a strong foundation for your best master schedule. This workshop is the start of our main learning track for intermediate AdminPlus schedule builders.

Date: January 18, 2023 (9:30 am - 12:00 pm EST)

Recommended User Level: Intermediate

Topics covered:

  • Introductions - Share the Type of Schedule Used by your School
  • Different Types of Schedules
    • Discussing Your Schedule
      1. - Monday to Friday vs. 5-Day Rotations
      2. - 2 to 10 Day Rotations
      3. - Block Scheduling by SEM or by DAY
  • Rotation: How to Enter in AdminPlus/SDSB
    • Explanation of Letters and Numbers
  • Concurrent Courses
  • Pre-Requisite Courses
  • A Brief Review of the Various Ways to Enter Course Requests
  • Scheduling Timeline
  • Constraints
  • Setting up the Schedule Board
  • Understanding Conflict Matrices
  • Order of Placing Sections
  • Introduction to Scheduling Rules
  • Manually Placing a Few Courses Using a Conflict Matrix and the Schedule Board


Day 3 - Building a Master Schedule with the Builder (Part 1)

Now that all the prep work is done it's time to dive into the AdminPlus master scheduling software.

Date: January 19, 2023 (9:30 am - 12:00 pm EST)

Recommended User Level: Intermediate

Topics covered:

  • Setting up the Builder
    • Determining the Number of Sections for Each Course
    • Set up Times and Time Pools
    • Set up Preferred Teachers
    • Set up Schedule Board in Builder
    • Set up Rooms and Room Pools
    • Different Ways to Assign Rooms to Sections
  • Understand the Console (#5 Building Schedule)
    • Understanding the Console Screen
      1. - Discuss Strategies of Building
      2. - What Drives Your Schedule?
    • Understanding the Interactive Screen
    • Understanding the Scoreboard
    • Reports Available in SDSB
    • Hands-on Time to Build Singletons
  • Build Doubletons
    • Understanding the Interactive Screen for Doubletons
    • Hands-on Time to Build Doubletons


Day 4 - Building a Master Schedule with the Builder (Part 2)

The grand finale of our training workshop - today we finalize the schedule and review reports in AdminPlus.

Date: January 20, 2023 (9:30 am - 12:00 pm EST)

Recommended User Level: Intermediate

Topics covered:

  • Review Building of Singletons and Doubletons
  • Build Tripletons
    • Understanding the Interactive Screen for Tripletons
    • Hands-on Time to Build Tripletons
  • Discuss Advanced Specifications Settings
    • Slider Between Better Balance and More Students Scheduled
    • Refining
    • Overnight Mode
    • Saving and Retrieving Builds
  • Reports in SDSB
  • Finalizing Your Schedule Back to AdminPlus (AP)
    • "Add To" vs. "Replaces"
  • Load Students into Schedule
  • Discuss the Different Reports Available in AP
  • Master Student and Teacher Schedules
  • Signup Lists Without Sections
  • Study Hall Scheduler
  • Questions
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