Time is a valuable and scarce resource for schools. While school schedules are created with the best intentions, the enormous complexity of scheduling often results in schedules filed with uncomfortable compromises. Too often, administrators, teachers, and staff lament that instructional best practices cannot be implemented because the schedule simply stands in the way.
When districts and/or schools set clear, coherent priorities and pair them with scheduling expertise and technology, many highly-desired goals that previously seemed unattainable can in fact be achieved in virtually every school without increasing costs or lengthening the school day.
Based on our best practice research and years of experience, DMGroup recognizes that scheduling can present different challenges in elementary and secondary schools. So we take a tailored approach to partnering with schools and districts to address common challenges in each scenario and ultimately create powerful master schedules.
For elementary schools we focus on the use of technology to improve the efficiency of the scheduling process and better align schedules to instructional best practices and student needs. We developed a powerful scheduling software, DMSchedules, to help school leaders quickly and easily build elementary schedules for general education and special education. DMSchedules empowers school leaders to embed instructional guidelines, explore multiple scenarios, and easily share schedules among teachers, staff, and administrators.
Olwen E. Herron, Ed.D.
"DMGroup helped us see schedules in ways we had never considered before. They were instrumental in helping our team analyze our schedules, identify impactful ways to adjust them, and help build buy-in from staff."