In a session on leading the transformation of large complex systems at the 2016 Carnegie Summit, three superintendents discuss how they shaped improvement in their school districts by adopting strategies that resonate with three of the principles of improvement science.
Series: Summit 2016
June 27, 2016 May 25, 2016
Building Improvement Knowledge and Supporting Change in the Field: Reflections from the Overdeck Family Foundation and Its Grantees
Grantees of the Overdeck Family Foundation, sent to the 2016 Improvement Summit to gain perspective on a networked improvement approach, reflect on their experience at the event and share major takeaways for their ongoing work.
May 18, 2016
Integrating Collaboration, Learning Systems, and Empowerment to Accelerate Improvement in Education — The Promise of NICs
At the Carnegie Summit, panelists from the Gates Foundation and National Science Foundation shared their thoughts about how NICs integrate the collaborative structures and disciplined approaches necessary to accelerate educators’ efforts to improve.
May 2, 2016
At the Carnegie Summit, Hahrie Han shared insights from her research on participation and activism. One of the big questions she addressed is, how can we best mobilize people to work toward change together?
April 21, 2016
In his 2016 Carnegie Summit keynote, Bryan Stevenson reminded us of the power of getting "proximate" to suffering to deepen understanding. This blog post explores how this relates to the first core principle of improvement.
April 18, 2016
At the 2016 Carnegie Summit, Alex “Sandy” Pentland shared his research in the field of social physics that can help us understand the relationships between human behavior, collective experience, and the spread of ideas.
April 13, 2016
What “Living Improvement” Really Looks Like: Confronting Uncertainty and Maintaining a Paradoxical Mindset
At the 2016 Carnegie Summit, Anthony S. Bryk gave a glimpse of what it looks like to struggle towards a common understanding of a problem and develop a working theory of improvement.