Enterprising Instruction with Enterprise Resource Planning

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Use of business enterprise style, data-driven instruction expands in public schools, thanks in part to encouragement from the US Department of Education for such management of learning as part of school reform.

Electronic technology helps a growing number of educators identify students’ academic weaknesses and helps prompt targeted and timely interventions when appropriate.

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) provides ways for educators to increase efficiency by aligning curriculum, standards, assessments, and instruction to increase student academic achievement.

My favorite, for the moment, case study of using data-driven instruction is the district of Oak View School.

Corry Murray reports that across the district, administrators and teachers in more than 240 school buildings and offices use their Education Decision Support Library (EDSL) daily to help gauge student progress and measure academic success under NCLB. Engineers in the district’s Department of Instructional Technology developed this customized data warehousing and reporting tool.

“The next year (after using EDSL and adjusted instruction), we scored 97 percent on the same test,” said Oak View School principal Debbie Lane, “which is unbelievable.”

“It feels good” to point to such bits and pieces of the reality of NESI (New Era School Initiative) in public schools! Kudos, Teachers!

Now, let’s bring such data to you on your Tablet PCs through aLEAP and similar resident software programs in order to increase student academic performance further.

Data-driven instruction at Oak View School case study

aLEAP (a Learning Efficiency Analysis Paradigm)

Accelerated K12 Mobile Learning: (NESI) Press Release

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Robert Heiny
Robert W. Heiny, Ph.D. is a retired professor, social scientist, and business partner with previous academic appointments as a public school classroom teacher, senior faculty, or senior research member, and administrator. Appointments included at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Peabody College and the Kennedy Center now of Vanderbilt University; and Brandeis University. Dr. Heiny also served as Director of the Montana Center on Disabilities. His peer reviewed contributions to education include publication in [I]The Encyclopedia of Education [/I](1971), and in professional journals and conferences. He served s an expert reviewer of proposals to USOE, and on a team that wrote plans for 12 state-wide and multistate special education and preschools programs. He currently writes user guides for educators and learners as well as columns for [I]TuxReports[/I].com.