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1 Continuous Improvement In the CRCSD Putting the Pieces Together

2 The Big Question??? - Why Quality and Continuous Improvement?

3 Why Quality and Continuous Improvement? Answer: The World Has Changed Answer: The World Has Changed

4 The World is Flat Numbers Gap Numbers Gap Education Gap Education Gap Ambition Gap Ambition Gap Permanent Change! Permanent Change! Thomas Friedman

5 Video: Permanent Whitewater!

6 3 Factors Change the Game America is now part of a global economy America is now part of a global economy Worlds economy based increasingly on information Worlds economy based increasingly on information Low cost countries are now able to compete on talent Low cost countries are now able to compete on talent

7 Employment: 2010 High Skill Low Skill Semi Skill

8 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

9 Our Challenge Table Discussion/Report Out Table Discussion/Report Out How do we create the learning environments that engage this generation? How do we create the learning environments that engage this generation? How do we equip these students with the skills and knowledge they need to be competitive in a global, information-based economy and contributing citizens? How do we equip these students with the skills and knowledge they need to be competitive in a global, information-based economy and contributing citizens?

10 Why Quality and Continuous Improvement? Answer: Students need a different set of skills to compete in todays world Answer: Students need a different set of skills to compete in todays world

11 What Should We Teach? Critical thinking skill areas must be addressed: Critical thinking skill areas must be addressed: Information processing skills Information processing skills Information presentation skills Information presentation skills Independent problem solving skills Independent problem solving skills Interdependent team-working skills Interdependent team-working skills

12 21 st Century Learning Skills

13 So What Will Help Us Get There? Continuous Improvement Process & Tools (4-Quality Levels) & PDSA Continuous Improvement Process & Tools (4-Quality Levels) & PDSA Data Driven Decisions Data Driven Decisions Systems Thinking Systems Thinking Alignment and focusing on the critical few Alignment and focusing on the critical few

14 Alignment Data Driven Decisions Leadership Stakeholders & Customers Quality Tools & Continuous Improvement Classroom Staff Development Continuous Improvement Systems Thinking PDSA Action Research

15 Changing Mindset… A paradigm is any set of rules or regulations that defines boundaries and tells you how to behave. A paradigm is any set of rules or regulations that defines boundaries and tells you how to behave. Paradigms help us get through the day, but they also can work against us. Paradigms help us get through the day, but they also can work against us.

16 Look at the words and name the colors you see. Dont name the words you read.

17 Change Process SHOCK Acceptance Rebuild Depression

18 CHANGE is more a matter of CHOICE and WILL than of ABILITY or CAPACITY. The question is: Do you really want to?

19 Why Quality and Continuous Improvement? Answer: Its Research Based! Answer: Its Research Based!

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21 Why Quality and Continuous Improvement? Answer: To align 33 schools and get everyone on the same page Answer: To align 33 schools and get everyone on the same page

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23 Random Acts of Improvement Aim of the Organization Goals and Measures Aim of the Organization Aligned Acts of Improvement Goals and Measures

24 Critical Few GOALS School Improvement Plan Aligned Acts of Improvement = Programs and processes Building Leadership Teams: Setting & Communicating Direction

25 Connecting Stakeholders to District and School Strategic Plans Student C l a s s r o o m G r a d e L e v e l D e p a r t m e n t S c h o o l D i s t r i c t

26 Getting alignment is sometimes like herding cats

27 Why Quality and Continuous Improvement? Answer: To speak the same language, to set and communicate direction Answer: To speak the same language, to set and communicate direction

28 Whats Your Definition of Quality? Every organization needs to understand what quality is and what it isnt.

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32 Activity: What is a Quality Teacher?

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35 Why Quality and Continuous Improvement? Answer: To provide the highest quality education possible while preparing students to be successful and achieve at high levels Answer: To provide the highest quality education possible while preparing students to be successful and achieve at high levels

36 Why This, Why Now? Mission: To develop world-class learners and responsible citizens Mission: To develop world-class learners and responsible citizens Core Value: Data Driven Decisions Core Value: Data Driven Decisions Goal: Improve all student performance, enhance social, emotional & behavioral development Goal: Improve all student performance, enhance social, emotional & behavioral development

37 How Will We Measure Our Progress?

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39 Balanced Scorecard 1.A: Increase % of students proficient (above the 40th percentile) on ITBS/ITED in grades 3-12 in Reading, Math and Science 1.A: Increase % of students proficient (above the 40th percentile) on ITBS/ITED in grades 3-12 in Reading, Math and Science 2.B: Increase % of student enthusiasm for learning as measured by the annual student enthusiasm survey. 2.B: Increase % of student enthusiasm for learning as measured by the annual student enthusiasm survey. 2.E: Decrease the number of students participating in special education. 2.E: Decrease the number of students participating in special education.

40 A framework for continuous improvement

41 How Can Schools Create An Integrated Structure To Manage Continuous Improvement?

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44 Video: Big Rocks!

45 Why SMART Goals? Goals are something that you want to achieve in the future Goals are something that you want to achieve in the future SMART goals assist in getting focused on what to focus efforts toward SMART goals assist in getting focused on what to focus efforts toward SMART goals help define exactly what the future state looks like and how it will be measured SMART goals help define exactly what the future state looks like and how it will be measured The Test: If all you did was spend time on the identified SMART goals, the time be well-spent The Test: If all you did was spend time on the identified SMART goals, the time be well-spent

46 What Are SMART GOALS? S pecific, strategic M easurable A ttainable R esults-oriented T ime-bound

47 SMART Goal Original: During the school year, SAMPLE school will increase the number of students proficient in vocabulary skills by 5% in the non- proficient student subgroups as measured by the ITBS vocabulary sub test assessment Original: During the school year, SAMPLE school will increase the number of students proficient in vocabulary skills by 5% in the non- proficient student subgroups as measured by the ITBS vocabulary sub test assessment Kid Friendly: This year, Mr. Marinos 3 rd grade class will increase their understanding of words by setting personal best goals as measured by weekly writing assignments and chapter tests. Kid Friendly: This year, Mr. Marinos 3 rd grade class will increase their understanding of words by setting personal best goals as measured by weekly writing assignments and chapter tests.

48 As a Consultant….. What are your Big Rocks

49 The Continuous Improvement Classroom

50 Quality and Continuous Improvement In Summary

51 Whats Been Done… Navigating change in uncertain times concept (Michael Fullan) Navigating change in uncertain times concept (Michael Fullan) L to J (Lee Jenkins) L to J (Lee Jenkins) Contemporary School Leadership Contemporary School Leadership An overview of the Baldrige framework An overview of the Baldrige framework Action Research and quality tools and processes (Susan Leddick) Action Research and quality tools and processes (Susan Leddick) Groups: Beginners, Continuing, Pioneers… Groups: Beginners, Continuing, Pioneers…

52 Building … Continue Action Research teams Utilize quality tools and the PDSA process for data driven decisions Continue to align student, classroom, school and District actions Connect all employees to CSIPs and the District strategic plan Continue driving toward student ownership and accountability for learning

53 The world we created today has problems which cannot be solved by thinking the way we thought when we created them. The world we created today has problems which cannot be solved by thinking the way we thought when we created them.


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