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1 Continuing and Expanding Action Research Learning Cedar Rapids Community Schools October, 2004 Dr. Susan Leddick

2 Everythings Up-to-Date in Cedar Rapids! Working at classroom, building, and district levels

3 What the District Is Doing Teaching teams of teachers and administrators to use the tools and processes of Action Research in order to make improvements in all three levels of the district system. Emphasizing deployment of school improvement plans – carrying out strategies that have significant impact on student achievement. Expanding impact through the Baldrige framework.

4 Why Action Research? Compatible with adult learning theory Compatible with Iowa Professional Development Model Combines learning and improving Works at any system level, in any setting Research-based; data-driven; system-focused

5 Why Baldrige? Agreed-upon definition of excellence across sectors An integrator Increases scope of leadership view Puts PDSA into perspective

6 Our Year in Brief – Three Ps Purposes –Apply previous knowledge and skills in action research (PDSA) to deployment of the 2004 CSIP –Increase impact of AR by learning and applying the Baldrige framework as an integrator Preparation –3 training sessions, with support between Presentation (in Baldrige Format) –All-district sharing session in April

7 Alignment: The Starting Point GOALS

8 Application Reflections from last year – what were key learnings for your team? Expanding the Mental Model of System Improvement …the Baldrige Framework

9 An Organizer and Integrator

10 Organizing for Deployment Strategy Teams + =

11 Leadership Work: The School Profile Purpose of the profile How it will be used The content The support documents Profile SIP

12 Assignment for December 8 Organize and launch AR teams at your school Help the teams to complete the background information on their team projects do flow chart on key process collect, graph, and analyze baseline data Complete part one of the organizational profile for your school


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