None of the top 10 jobs in 2010 exists today - Former Ed. Secretary Richard Riley The average person today will have careers The average job will last 3 – 5 years - U.S. Department of Labor Changing Jobs
Our Challenge How do we create the learning environments that engage this generation? How do we equip todays students with the skills and knowledge they need to be competitive in a global, information-based economy and contributing citizens?
Why Quality and Continuous Improvement? Answer: Students need a different set of skills to compete in todays world
What Should We Teach? Critical thinking skill areas must be addressed: Information processing skills Information presentation skills Independent problem solving skills Interdependent team-working skills
21 st Century Learning Skills
Transformation- Teachers New Role: Teachers as Collaborators Teachers as Data Users Teachers as Customizers -Learning Point Associates 2004
Leading from the Future Only way to prepare students for a moving world is to project where it will be when they arrive - to have a vision of the future Leaders must think ahead to see whats coming
So What Will Help Us Get There? Continuous Improvement Process & Tools 4-Quality Levels & PDSA Systems Thinking Data Driven Decisions Alignment and focusing on the critical few
So What Will Help Us Get There? Continuous Improvement Process & Tools PDSA/Action Research Data driven decisions Systems thinking
Alignment Data Driven Decisions Leadership Stakeholders & Customers Quality Tools & Continuous Improvement Classroom Staff Development Continuous Improvement Systems Thinking PDSA Action Research
How Can Schools Create An Integrated Structure To Manage Continuous Improvement?
How Will We Measure Our Progress?
Balanced Scorecard 1.F: Increase % of students proficient (above the 40th percentile) on ITBS/ITED in grades 3-12 in Reading, Math and Science 1.H: Increase % of students reading at or above grade level by the end of 2nd grade 2.G: Decrease student discipline office referrals 3.H: Increase ratio of SIP/Department goals to updated and publicly displayed PDSA Story boards
Ground rules created by students Classroom mission statements Classroom and student measurable goals Quality tools and PDSA used regularly The Continuous Improvement Classroom Classroom data centers Classroom meetings facilitated by students Student-led conferences Student data folders
The world we created today has problems which cannot be solved by thinking the way we thought when we created them.