2 The Continuous Improvement Classroom Ground rules created by studentsClassroom mission statementsClassroom and student measurable goalsQuality tools and PDSA used regularlyThe Continuous Improvement ClassroomClassroom data centersClassroom meetings facilitated by studentsStudent-led conferencesStudent data folders
3 What I already know about PDSA What I want to learn about PDSA What is PDSA?What I already know about PDSAWhat I want to learn about PDSA
4 ACT PLAN STUDY DO Plan Continuous Improvement Define the System Standardize ImprovementACTAssess Current SituationPLANSTUDYStudy the ResultsDOAnalyze CausesTry Out Improvement Theory
9 PDSA; The Vehicle Professional Learning Communities Use To Implement Change
10 ITBS Language Total Scores This data shows “the big picture” of language proficiency …
11 This data “digs deeper” through sub test areas of language skills…
12 VocabularyThis data “digs deeper through disaggregation ” of student subgroups & non-proficient groups…
13 Data Review- A Laser Like Focus! Non-Proficient Subgroups:African AmericanAmerican IndianIEPLow Income
14 Next Steps…The Building Leadership Team writes a SMART Goal that is included in the School Improvement Plan (SIP)Then, the Action Research Team utilizes the PDSA process to work on the goal
15 So.. After reviewing vocabulary assessment data, teachers discuss options at a team meeting and use the PDSA processThey define how they are currently teaching vocabulary (flowcharts)The team determines what other in-process measures they could use to see how students are doing in vocabulary and they collect data (run charts & pareto diagrams) to get baselineThe team reviews the baseline data they collected and discuss root causes for the results they see (cause & effect diagrams & relations diagrams)Once root causes are identified, each member researches articles and best practices related to vocabulary instruction and submits the best to the group (improvement theory)
16 Teams continue to use the PDSA cycle to make improvements in the realm of their professional learning communityMembers reflect, observe, practice, receive feedback, gain expertise and standardize the new vocabulary instruction practice (new flowchart)Members monitor student data to determine effectiveness of strategies (compare to baseline)Members coach each other & may go into each others classroom to observe and provide feedbackThe team writes an action plan to carry out the improvement theory in their classrooms. Members practice newly-learned strategies (improvement theory), and measure the effectiveness of the strategies
21 More on “In-Process” Measures Assessment of learning Vs. assessment for learningRick Stiggins
22 From High Stakes Assessment to In-Process Measures Mistaken Belief: “It’s the adults who use assessment results to make the most important instructional decisions…”Mistaken Belief: “The most important decisions are made annually based on annual high-stakes tests”18:05-24:27
23 What Do Your In-Process Measures Look Like? Give some examples of “in process” measures?How would you use them in…The Data CenterStudent Data FoldersPDSA Efforts?
30 Let’s figure out what’s causing the problem PlanAnalyzeCauses
31 Analyze Causes Force Field Analysis Driving ForcesWe have good ideasSometimes we rememberRestraining ForcesWe get excitedWe have a lot to sayWe forgetWe don’t like to wait
32 Let’s try something different to improve the behavior PlanDoTry OutImprovementTheory
33 DO Try Out Improvement Theory IF we try hard to remember to raise our hands, and hang the run chart in a place we can all see to help us remember,THEN, we will remember to raise our hands before we speak instead of talking out.
34 Let’s see how our theory worked. Did we make improvements? PlanStudyStudy theResultsDo
35 Study the Results Run Chart- Data after trying out our theory
36 If it worked, let’s standardize our improvements. Plan forContinuousImprovementStandardizeImprovementActPlanStudyDo
59 SharingHow could you involve students in the PDSA process in your classroom?What are the “probletunities” that students could help solve?How could data folders and data centers help involve students in PDSA?