The Summit general conference includes more than 100 breakout sessions from four strand themes:
Session descriptions and presenters coming soon!
April 1–3, 2020
San Francisco Marriott Marquis
Strand: Methods of Improvement Science and Networks
This strand focuses on building attendees’ capacity to practice improvement science and lead networked improvement communities (NICs). Most sessions are taught as “learning-by-doing” experiences intended to equip participants with practical techniques and tools to bring back to their organizations.
Strand: Improvement Science in Practice
With roots in industry and healthcare, improvement science is rapidly growing in the education sector as a method for advancing equity by improving outcomes for all students. This strand illustrates improvement work in action. Organizations and efforts featured in this strand are achieving better results for students through the use of improvement methodologies, and they are able to share concrete takeaways and best practices for addressing persistent problems of practice.
Strand: Networks in Practice
Networks are a powerful strategy for accelerating our ability to learn and improve educational outcomes for all students. There are many strategies, tools, and approaches to collective improvement work. Per Carnegie’s approach, a networked improvement community is deﬁned by a focus on a speciﬁc problem, a common theory of improvement, and a practice of sharing measures and applying disciplined methods of improvement. This strand seeks to illustrate what is necessary to bring a network to life and to support it in reaching its improvement goals.
Strand: Leadership for Improvement
Leadership plays a critical role in driving and supporting improvement. Leading improvement requires the ability to shift norms and habits that are deeply ingrained in the culture of educational enterprises. Transformational leaders are driven to break through the status quo and achieve new levels of performance. In these sessions, leaders who have taken on this daunting challenge will share how and why they led these efforts and what lessons they have learned along the way.
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