April 16–18, 2019
Save the date for the 6th annual Carnegie Summit. The Summit brings together a diverse and vibrant community dedicated to accelerating improvement in education. The next Summit will be held April 16-18, 2019, in San Francisco, CA.
It starts with a single question: “What specifically is the problem we are trying to solve?” It enlivens a co-development orientation: engage key participants early and often.
The critical issue is not what works, but rather what works, for whom and under what set of conditions. Aim to advance efficacy reliably at scale.
It is hard to improve what you do not fully understand. Go and see how local conditions shape work processes4. Make your Ladies Cotton Slippers Sheepskin Lining LAMBLAND with Suede Crimson Moccasin vRqdxpUSperry Men's Hansen Garibaldi Helly Boot Weather Whiskey Espresso Cold 2 5 for change public and clear.
Embed measures of key outcomes and processes to track if change is an improvement. We intervene in complex organizations. Anticipate unintended consequences and measure these too.
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Embrace the wisdom of crowds. We can accomplish more together than even the best of us can accomplish alone.
To learn more about how the six principles guide our work, check out Learning to Improve: How America’s Schools Can Get Better at Getting Better9 (and read Harvard Education Review’s comprehensive summary10 of the book).
This essay proposes science of improvement research and the idea of a networked improvement community as an alternative R&D method to create the purposeful collective action needed to solve complex educational problems currently faced.
Continuous Improvement in Education, a white paper, provides examples that illustrate how continuous quality improvement methodology is being applied in education from the classroom level to the systems level.
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