None of the top 10 jobs in 2010 exists today - Former Ed. Secretary Richard Riley The average person today will have 10 - 14 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
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.