Advanced Learning Outcomes: A High-Tech Fix for Broken Schools
Advanced Learning Outcomes:Digital learning gives young minds a shot at educational excellence.
Advanced Learning Outcomes: By JUAN WILLIAMS
Mooresville, N.C., is best known as “Race City, U.S.A.,” home of Nascar. But these days Mooresville is leading the nation in a different way—by using digital technology to improve public education.
“Fixing Our Schools,” a documentary I am hosting for the Fox News Channel this Sunday, looks at how digital learning is being used by schools like those in Mooresville to help fix our broken education system.
Our schools are undoubtedly in crisis. Prize-winning documentaries such as “Waiting for ‘Superman'” have revealed the terrible cost of losing young minds to failing schools. Dropout rates are particularly high among minority children in urban schools. But even parents in the best suburban schools are alarmed by the fact that the U.S. now ranks 30th world-wide in math, 23rd in science, and 17th in literacy.
This is why the modestly funded schools in Mooresville are drawing national attention. The school district ranks 100th out of 115 school districts in North Carolina on per-pupil spending. But in the last 10 years, its test scores have pushed it from a middling rank among North Carolina’s school districts to a tie for second place.
Three years ago, 73% of Mooresville’s students tested as proficient in math, reading and science. Today, 89% are proficient in those subjects.
Tom McDonald’s Comments:
Hurray for advanced individual learning outcomes and advanced individual performance improvement outcomes!
This article accurately reflects that if you facilitate learning, consistent with the way individuals learn, you will advance individual learning and performance outcomes
The learning research is copious and solid that one teacher to one student is the ideal learning scenario (truly personalized learning and reinforcement over time, in a blended learning environment)
Ask any teacher and they will agree with the 1:1 ratio.
We know this is not economically feasible.
Enter Teacher facilitated, truly personalized learning technology (personalized is not adequately defined in the above article)
Integrate, brain based, research driven, classroom proven, truly personalized, learning methodologies into web based software and deliver teacher facilitated, custom course plans, to individual students and you will see the following advanced learning/performance outcomes:
More Stimulation per Minute of Study
300% Improvement in Retained Learning per Hour of Study
11% less study time, 22% less test time, and 95% higher test scores
Turnkey eLearning application for California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE); Advanced English Learners pass rates up to 78%;
Advanced Special Education learners pass rates up to 50%;
Advanced Traditional education learners pass rates up to 100%.
Customized, annualized, CAHSEE, Return on Investment (ROI), economic validations, have ranged between 800% and 4,000%+
This software has been available since 2000 and has advanced individual learning outcomes and individual performance improvement for 1,000’s of students.
If this is consistent with our strategic objectives, is research based and classroom proven, over time, why aren’t we advancing learning and performance for all?
To Discuss how these Solutions will add value for you, your organization and/or your clients, Affinity/Resale Opportunities, and/or Collaborative Efforts, Please Contact:
Tom McDonald, [email protected]; 608-788-5144; Skype: tsmw5752