Three up-and-coming networked improvement communities share common “messy” challenges and helpful advice at Carnegie’s 2017 Summit on Improvement in Education.
Category: Networks in Action
June 21, 2017 May 4, 2017
Some of the most successful efforts to identify and solve problems in teaching and learning occur within networked improvement communities. A new journal article lays out five critical strategies for success in building these collaborative teams of professionals.
April 11, 2017
Five-year studies show that Carnegie’s network approach to improving developmental math increased both student success in college-level math and transfer rates from 2-year to 4-year colleges compared to students in traditional remedial math, even as enrollment quadrupled.
March 3, 2017
Social relationships are key to the potential of networked improvement communities to accelerate and sharpen education change using the improvement science approach. Veterans of the process explain how they keep strengthening those connections while expanding their networks.
February 17, 2017
A networked improvement community in Tennessee that’s applying improvement science to address literacy rates finds that journey mapping helps to see the system more clearly, to build empathy for students affected by the problems, and to focus their improvement work.
November 29, 2016
The idea of forming collective action networks is growing among educators as they realize that today’s complex problems can’t be solved by one person alone. But there’s more than one type of community and which is best depends on the type of problem to be solved.
April 6, 2016
Networked Improvement Communities Accelerate Collective Efforts for Solving Educational Problems: A Teachable Moment
Carnegie Foundation President Anthony Bryk recounts his experience of facilitating a workshop activity that enabled participants to accelerate their collective problem-solving and helped them see the power of attacking a common problem as a structured network.
February 17, 2016
In the fourth post in our series on initiating networked improvement communities, we explore how the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards focused on building a culture of improvement.
February 4, 2016
This third post of our series on networked improvement community (NIC) initiation focuses on how to organize and lead a NIC to maximize individual engagement, while ensuring individual work is related to the shared aim.
January 21, 2016
This second post in our series about networked improvement community initiation focused on how to build capacity of network members to use improvement science to learn from practice.
January 13, 2016
In the first post of our network initiation series, we outline the networked improvement community initiation framework, exploring each of the 5 domains.
January 10, 2016
In “Proof,” Policy, and Practice: Understanding the Role of Evidence in Improving Education, Paul E. Lingenfelter discusses differing ideas around what is considered “proof” of improvement in education and how to make it more actionable.
November 3, 2015
Under Chancellor Nancy Zimpher the State University of New York is aiming to educate more people and educate them better. To reach this goal they are using improvement science to generate system-wide change.
March 13, 2015
A look into how Carnegie is using design-based development to support our Networked Improvement Communities and the key design principles to help make the sites successful and useful for the users.
September 9, 2014
Carnegie has created a network online workspace that serves as the primary access point for all network members. We present four key design principles to improve traditional ways of collaborating and sharing learning online.
December 11, 2013
In its second year, Carnegie’s Community College Pathways program sustained its high level of student success while also experiencing a growth in the number of students enrolled and the number of campuses teaching Pathways.