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We Begin   Anthony  S.  Bryk   July  26,  2010  


Introduc<ons •  My  personal  narra<ve   •  The  new  mission  of  the  Carnegie  Founda<on   •  Our  beliefs:  the  principles  and  commitments   we  bring  to  the  work   •  The  journey  begins:  the  week  ahead  and   looking  beyond  


I. Personal  Journey   •  On  the  shores  of  the  scenic  Passaic  River    


Personal Journey   •  Math  as  a  gateway     to  opportunity  


Personal Journey   • An  interest  in  educa<onal    organiza<ons,  how  they  work    and  how  they  might  improve  

•  Good  research,    

engaging prac<ce   to  improve  it  

•  Now  returning  to  my   roots  as  a  teacher  of   sta<s<cs  


Personal Journey   •  Our  students  are  oQen  required  to  take  our   courses—”not  good  at  math”,  “How  is  this   relevant  to  my  life?”   •  To  see  the  “lights  turn  on”   –  “I  can  do  this”  

•  “This is  actually  interes<ng”  

–  Empowering tools  and  ways  of  thinking  about  our   world  that  can  help  us  act  beYer  in  the  world.    

This is  the  legacy  of  a  teaching  life,  the  lives  we  touch.    We  can  do  this.  


II. New  Mission  for  the  Carnegie  Founda4on  

We Live  in  Extraordinary  <mes:    An  unprecedented  call   • The  three  aims  


New Mission  for  the  Carnegie  Founda4on  

• Educational improvement at scale requires a more vital R&D infrastructure • Learning by doing


Developmental Mathema4cs    in  Community  Colleges    A  major  ins<tu<on  for  advancing  social  equity  and   fueling  21st  century  labor  needs.    Yet  many  students  find  their  path  to  success  blocked  by   developmental  ed  requirements.    A  high  leverage  problem    A  complex  problem  system  


We Live  in  an  Incoherent  Environment  for  Improvement   Foundation “X” Strategic Priorities

P P

R

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A Dense  Array  of     Fragmented  Ac<vity   R R

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P R

Foundation “Y” Strategic Priorities

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Key:        R        =  Individual  Researcher          P        =  Individual  Prac<<oner  


Worlds Apart  

RESEARCH

NETWORKED IMPROVEMENT   COMMUNITY   ENGAGED  IN   PROBLEM-­‐ CENTERED   R&D  

“We study  it”   “We  design  and  test  it,   Learning  together          you  implement  it”   to  improve      Average  effect  sizes   “We  know  nothing  un<l  we          have  confirming  neuro-­‐imaging  data”   Glacial  pace  

PRACTICE

Warp speed   “We  do  it”      We  each  solve  it  in  our  own  way            in  our  own  colleges,  classrooms        We  learn  (as  individuals)  from              what  we  do        Highly  variable  effects  


A Concrete  Example:  Small  High   Schools  Reform  

• Start new  small  schools,  restructure  exis<ng  big  schools   • Accountability:  numbers  of  schools  and  students   • A  na<onal  evalua<on  to  sum  up  effects   • But  in  the  end,  what  did  we  learn,  what  did  we  really  accomplish?     Together  we  can  do  beYer!  


III. The  Collaboratory:  A  Networked   Improvement  Community   •  An  R&D  community  organizing  around  making  measurable  progress  in   advancing  student    learning  in  developmental  mathema<cs  and   opportuni<es  more  generally  for  success  in  college   •  A  commitment  to  a  con<nuous  improvement  orienta<on  “learning  in   prac<ce  to  improve  it”   •  Working  within  a  common  improvement  framework  that  we  will  co-­‐ develop  together   •  Guided  by  a  common  data  system  (which  we  will  also  co-­‐develop   together)  

•  This is  Learning  by  Doing    


IV. Engaged  in  Improvement  Research  


Improvement Research:  The  Four  Ques<ons   What  are  we  trying  to  accomplish?   How  do  we  understand  the  problem(s)  and  system  in  which     they  are  embedded?   What  change  might  we  introduce?   How  will  we  know  that  the  changes  are  an  improvement?  

PLAN

DO

ACT

STUDY


An Improvement  Cycle   hide  

Assess   Current     System   Analyze     Causes  

Explicate Improvement   Hypotheses  

PLAN DO  

Try out  an   Improvement   Protocol   hide   hide  

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Relate

ACT STUDY   Revise,     Refine,     Retry    

Analyze   Results  

Measure Outcomes  


An Improvement  Cycle   Assess     Current     System   Analyze     Causes  

PLAN DO  

Try out  an   Improvement   Protocol  

ACT STUDY   Revise,     Refine,     Retry    

Analyze   Results  

hide

Relate

Explicate Improvement   Hypotheses  

Measure Outcomes  


An Improvement  Cycle   Assess     Current     System   Analyze     Causes  

Explicate Improvement   Hypotheses  

PLAN DO  

Try out  an   Improvement   Protocol  

hide

Relate

ACT STUDY   Revise,     Refine,     Retry    

Analyze   Results  

Measure Outcomes  


An Improvement  Cycle   Assess     Current     System   Analyze     Causes  

Relate

Explicate Improvement   Hypotheses  

PLAN DO  

Try out  an   Improvement   Protocol  

ACT STUDY   Revise,     Refine    

Analyze   Results  

Measure Outcomes  


A Developmental   Dynamic  

Measurable Improvement     at  Scale   P D P D A S

P D P D

Hunches Theories   Ideas  

A S

A S

A S


V. Network  Beliefs  and  Norms   We  Can  Do  More  Together,   than  Anyone  of  Us  Can  Do   Alone   •   We  are  an  open  community.  

• We commit  as  a  network  to  share   openly  whatever  we  learn,  whatever   we  develop.  

•  We  are  an  inclusive  community.  

•  We  invite  others  to  join  who  share   our  goals  and  share  our   commitments  to  learn  as  an  R&D   community  from  prac<ce  to   improve  it.  


Network Norms            Transparency  and  Trust   •  We  begin  a  journey   together  toward  a  valued   goal  with  principles  to  guide     but  no  map  or  blueprint  to   follow   •  An  honest  and  safe  place   to  try,  to  fail,  to  learn,  to  try     again  and  ul<mately  to   improve  


Network Norms      Joy  in  the  work   –  In  each  others  company   –  In  our  collec<ve  pursuit  


VI. Our  Work  Together:  The  Week  Ahead  

Intro to   Classroom   R&D  

Network update    

IR &   Deans  

Cross-­‐ Ins4tu4onal   Teams   network  

Our work  

Tech

Statway Learning   Outcomes  

Facilitators

Intros &     Defining  the   Problem  

Deans  et  al.  

Tues Wed   Thurs   Breakfast  and  Morning  Updates   IR  

Mon

Faculty teams  

Sun

Fri

Flex-­‐4me

Bringing it   home  

Deans et  al.  

IR

d-­‐school

Faculty teams  

Lunch

Survey

The Joyful   Conspiracy   Dinner!  

Doing-­‐ College Language  &   Literacy  

Survey

Network Feedback  

College team  4me  &   Planning  for   the  year  

Moving Forward  as   a  Network  

Debrief and  Reflec4ons   Wine  &  Cheese  

Closing BBQ  &   Concert  


Our Work  Together:  The  Week  Ahead  

Intro to   Classroom   R&D  

Network update  

IR &   Deans  

Cross-­‐ Ins4tu4onal   Teams   network  

Our work  

Tech

Statway Learning   Outcomes  

Facilitators

Intros &     Defining  the   Problem  

Deans  et  al.  

Tues Wed   Thurs   Breakfast  and  Morning  Updates   IR  

Mon

Faculty teams  

Sun

Fri

Flex-­‐4me

Bringing it   home  

Survey

The Joyful   Conspiracy   Dinner!  

Deans et  al.  

IR

d-­‐school

Faculty teams  

Lunch Doing-­‐ College   Language  &   Literacy  

Survey

Network Feedback  

College team  4me  &   Planning  for   the  year  

Moving Forward  as   a  Network  

Debrief and  Reflec4ons  

Strand 1:  Clarifying  what  we  aim  to  accomplish  


Our Work  Together:  The  Week  Ahead  

Intro to   Classroom   R&D  

Network update  

IR &   Deans  

Cross-­‐ Ins4tu4onal   Teams   network  

Our work  

Tech

Statway Learning   Outcomes  

Facilitators

Intros &     Defining  the   Problem  

Deans  et  al.  

Tues Wed   Thurs   Breakfast  and  Morning  Updates   IR  

Mon

Faculty teams  

Sun

Fri

Flex-­‐4me

Bringing it   home  

Survey

The Joyful   Conspiracy   Dinner!  

Deans et  al.  

IR

d-­‐school

Faculty teams  

Lunch Doing-­‐ College   Language  &   Literacy  

Debrief and  Reflec4ons  

Survey

Network Feedback  

College team  4me  &   Planning  for   the  year  

Moving Forward  as   a  Network  

Strand 2:  Developing  a  Shared  Understanding  of  the   Problem(s)  


Our Work  Together:  The  Week  Ahead  

Intro to   Classroom   R&D  

Network update  

IR &   Deans  

Cross-­‐ Ins4tu4onal   Teams   network  

Our work  

Tech

Statway Learning   Outcomes  

Facilitators

Intros &     Defining  the   Problem  

Deans  et  al.  

Tues Wed   Thurs   Breakfast  and  Morning  Updates   IR  

Mon

Faculty teams  

Sun

Fri

Flex-­‐4me

Bringing it   home  

Survey

The Joyful   Conspiracy   Dinner!  

Deans et  al.  

IR

d-­‐school

Faculty teams  

Lunch Doing-­‐ College   Language  &   Literacy  

Debrief and  Reflec4ons  

Survey

Network Feedback  

College team  4me  &   Planning  for   the  year  

Moving Forward  as   a  Network  

Strand 3:  Launching  a  Faculty  R&D  Network  focused   on  Instruc4on  


Our Work  Together:  The  Week  Ahead  

Intro to   Classroom   R&D  

Network update  

IR &   Deans  

Cross-­‐ Ins4tu4onal   Teams   network  

Our work  

Tech

Statway Learning   Outcomes  

Facilitators

Intros &     Defining  the   Problem  

Deans  et  al.  

Tues Wed   Thurs   Breakfast  and  Morning  Updates   IR  

Mon

Faculty teams  

Sun

Fri

Flex-­‐4me

Bringing it   home  

Survey

The Joyful   Conspiracy   Dinner!  

Deans et  al.  

IR

d-­‐school

Faculty teams  

Lunch Doing-­‐ College   Language  &   Literacy  

Survey

Network Feedback  

College team  4me  &   Planning  for   the  year  

Moving Forward  as   a  Network  

Debrief and   Strand  4:  Opening   up   a  Rseflec4ons   econd  lens:  The  larger   organiza4onal  environment  


Our Work  Together:  The  Week  Ahead  

Intro to   Classroom   R&D  

Network update  

IR &   Deans  

Cross-­‐ Ins4tu4onal   Teams   network  

Our work  

Tech

Statway Learning   Outcomes  

Facilitators

Intros &     Defining  the   Problem  

Deans  et  al.  

Tues Wed   Thurs   Breakfast  and  Morning  Updates   IR  

Mon

Faculty teams  

Sun

Fri

Flex-­‐4me

Bringing it   home  

Survey

The Joyful   Conspiracy   Dinner!  

Deans et  al.  

IR

d-­‐school

Faculty teams  

Lunch Doing-­‐ College   Language  &   Literacy  

Survey

Network Feedback  

College team  4me  &   Planning  for   the  year  

Moving Forward  as   a  Network  

Debrief and  Reflec4ons  

Strand 5:  Designing  for  Improvement  


Our Work  Together:  The  Week  Ahead  

Intro to   Classroom   R&D  

Network update  

IR &   Deans  

Cross-­‐ Ins4tu4onal   Teams   network  

Our work  

Tech

Statway Learning   Outcomes  

Facilitators

Intros &     Defining  the   Problem  

Deans  et  al.  

Tues Wed   Thurs   Breakfast  and  Morning  Updates   IR  

Mon

Faculty teams  

Sun

Fri

Flex-­‐4me

Bringing it   home  

Survey

The Joyful   Conspiracy   Dinner!  

Deans et  al.  

IR

d-­‐school

Faculty teams  

Lunch Doing-­‐ College   Language  &   Literacy  

Survey

Network Feedback  

College team  4me  &   Planning  for   the  year  

Moving Forward  as   a  Network  

Debrief and  Reflec4ons   Strand  6:  Leading   Ins4tu4onal   Change:  

(including the  mechanics  of  ar<cula<on,  pre-­‐requisites,  approvals,  units  etc.)  


Our Work  Together:  The  Week  Ahead  

Intro to   Classroom   R&D  

Network update  

IR &   Deans  

Cross-­‐ Ins4tu4onal   Teams   network  

Our work  

Tech

Statway Learning   Outcomes  

Facilitators

Intros &     Defining  the   Problem  

Deans  et  al.  

Tues Wed   Thurs   Breakfast  and  Morning  Updates   IR  

Mon

Faculty teams  

Sun

Fri

Flex-­‐4me

Bringing it   home  

Survey

The Joyful   Conspiracy   Dinner!  

Deans et  al.  

IR

d-­‐school

Faculty teams  

Lunch Doing-­‐ College   Language  &   Literacy  

Survey

Network Feedback  

College team  4me  &   Planning  for   the  year  

Moving Forward  as   a  Network  

Debrief and  Reflec4ons  

Strand 7:  Evalua4ng  our  Efforts:  Ins4tu4onal  Research  


Our Work  Together:  The  Week  Ahead  

Intro to   Classroom   R&D  

Network update  

IR &   Deans  

Cross-­‐ Ins4tu4onal   Teams   network  

Our work  

Tech

Statway Learning   Outcomes  

Facilitators

Intros &     Defining  the   Problem  

Deans  et  al.  

Tues Wed   Thurs   Breakfast  and  Morning  Updates   IR  

Mon

Faculty teams  

Sun

Fri

Flex-­‐4me

Bringing it   home  

Survey

The Joyful   Conspiracy   Dinner!  

Deans et  al.  

IR

d-­‐school

Faculty teams  

Lunch Doing-­‐ College   Language  &   Literacy  

Survey

Network Feedback  

College team  4me  &   Planning  for   the  year  

Moving Forward  as   a  Network  

Debrief and  Reflec4ons  

Strand 8:  Evalua4ng  our  Efforts:  Network  Forma4on  


Our Work  Together:  The  Week  Ahead  

Intro to   Classroom   R&D  

Network update  

IR &   Deans  

Cross-­‐ Ins4tu4onal   Teams   network  

Our work  

Tech

Statway Learning   Outcomes  

Facilitators

Intros &     Defining  the   Problem  

Deans  et  al.  

Tues Wed   Thurs   Breakfast  and  Morning  Updates   IR  

Mon

Faculty teams  

Sun

Fri

Flex-­‐4me

Bringing it   home  

Survey

The Joyful   Conspiracy   Dinner!  

Deans et  al.  

IR

d-­‐school

Faculty teams  

Lunch Doing-­‐ College   Language  &   Literacy  

Debrief and  Reflec4ons  

Survey

Network Feedback  

College team  4me  &   Planning  for   the  year  

Moving Forward  as   a  Network  

FINALLY: Taking  it  home  to  your  college/department  &   next  steps  for  the  network  


Looking Ahead:  learners,  leaders,  champions  

P D P D

Measurable Improvement     at  Scale  

A S

A S P D P D A S

Hunches Theories   Ideas  

A S

Network expansion,  implementa<on   under  more  varied  condi<ons  2012  →   full  scale,  try  out,  2011  →  

small scale  tes<ng,  2010  →  


Finally, Suppor<ng  Our  Own   Development  as  Produc<ve  Community   •   How  can  we  at  Carnegie  be  beYer  host  to  a   networked  improvement  community?   •  How  can  we  as  a  network  beYer  understand   each  other  and  work  together?   •  Introducing  the  role  of  forma<ve  network   evalua<on—learning  from  you  how  we  at   Carnegie  can  improve.    

Statway  

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