Learning and Using Improvement Research Methods

March 9, 2017

We are delighted that “Building and Supporting Improvers,” by Jennifer Russell and Maggie Hannan, is one of the one of the top ten Carnegie Commons Blog posts of 2016, because it addresses one of the toughest challenges in doing quality improvement work. Improvement science, when carried out through a networked improvement community, includes mechanisms for capturing, spreading, and using the on-the-ground learning that takes place in individual schools and classrooms every day. But the authors recognize that these same opportunities also pose tremendous challenges for busy educators who are not well versed in the methods and routines of improvement science. This blog post shares lessons learned from one successful networked improvement community that built a robust capacity to do improvement research. Read more here.