Due to popular demand, Introduction to Improvement Science: A Learning-By-Doing Simulation will run in two concurrent sessions. You may attend either A1/B1 or A2/B2.
This two-block session will introduce participants to the methods and tools of improvement science. Using a simulation about a chronic attendance problem that mixes instructional lessons with guided, hands-on teamwork, participants will advance their understanding of how improvement science can enhance the capacity of classrooms, schools, districts, and other institutions to produce high-quality outcomes reliably for every child and across the diverse settings. Participants will experience the work of an improvement team at key stages, which includes investigating the problem, articulating a focused aim, identifying changes, and working through Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) cycles to test and learn from those changes. This interactive experience will allow participants to understand how a multi-month improvement journey might build and take shape. Participants are expected to attend both blocks of the session. Capacity is limited. (Introductory)
- Barbara Shreve, Associate, Networked Improvement Science, Carnegie Foundation
- Benjamin Cooper, Networked Improvement Science Fellow, Carnegie Foundation
- Cierra Cooper, Post-Baccalaureate Fellow, Networked Improvement Science, Carnegie Foundation
- Christina Dixon, Associate, Networked Improvement Science, Carnegie Foundation
- Kelly McMahon, Networked Improvement Science Fellow, Carnegie Foundation