Creating Coherence Amid COVID-19: How Avondale Elementary School District and Arizona State University Are Using Improvement Science to Build More Consistent and Collaborative Systems

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In this webinar, leaders of the university-school division partnership of Avondale Elementary School District/Arizona State University highlighted their COVID-19 response that used the tenets of improvement science to establish coherence in an instructional program.

PANELISTS
  • Betsy Hargrove, Superintendent, Avondale (AZ) Elementary School District
  • Carole Basile, Professor and Dean, Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, Arizona State University
  • Nicole Thompson, Associate Professor and Division Director of Teacher Preparation, Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, Arizona State University
  • Robert Morse, Co-Director for the Office of Clinical Experiences, Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, Arizona State University
MODERATOR
  • Ash Vasudeva, Vice President, Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching

Avondale Elementary School District and Arizona State University are members of the Improvement Leadership Education and Development (iLEAD) network comprised of 13 university-district partnerships. iLEAD is committed to the use of improvement science to develop leaders, address local problems of practice, and promote equitable educational opportunities and outcomes for all students.


IMPROVEMENT SCIENCE IN THE TIME OF COVID-19

This video is part of the Carnegie Foundation webinar series, Improvement Science in the Time of COVID-19, which explores how K–12 leaders and their partners have leveraged improvement-based thinking and practice to respond to the challenges of COVID-19, particularly those related to coherence, equity, and engagement.

Much thanks to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for supporting this webinar series.