Shaping the Future through
Quality in Education
and Professional Development
The ASQ Education Division informs, inspires, and networks on developing knowledge, best practices, and research on Quality in Education in K-12, Higher Education and the Workforce. Our members are educators, administrators, and quality professionals throughout the world and at all education levels. Check out our articles in our online library, our publications, and webinars on improving student success, teaching quality and effectiveness, and educational leadership. We guide, support and network at two conferences: the ASQ World Conference on Quality and Improvement (WCQI), and the recently re-branded Quality Education Conference Workshop (QEC). See our announcements page for new developments for the November QEC&W and read our strategic plan for more information about the Division strategy.
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Learning Styles Matter, an Interview by Megan Schmidt, editor. Given the harsh reality that 50% of new teachers leave the field in the first few years of teaching. Why? In part, the approach needs recognize the six learning styles. For more than 21 years, Judy and Joe Pauley have championed individualized instruction and have taught educators how to implement the six learning styles of this approach in the classroom. Imagine the impact that an enlightened approach to individualized instruction would have?
Making the Business Case for Lean Six Sigma in Higher Education by Norma Simons
Division Secretary Norma Simons presents the case that higher education needs to embrace tools and approaches that support systems thinking and teamwork to meet operational performance goals.
Division Sponsors Book on STEM Education
Our Division-sponsored book, Advancing the STEM(science, technology, engineering , math) Agenda: Quality Improvement Supports STEM is now available. It includes a collection of 17 papers based on our 2011 conference on collaborative models for STEM education, integrated teaching/learning best practices, innovative new approaches to STEM, a working model for co-op experiences in engineering and much more. It highlights the success of using the PDSA (plan-do-study-act) continuous improvement cycle to improve STEM education. The book's success stories show the importance of collaboration between PK-12, technical/community colleges, universities and industry.
For more articles, see our online library including articles from the ASQ Primary and Seconday Brief and the ASQ Higher Education Brief
Accent on Excellence: Teachers as Learning Specialists
This “Accent on Excellence” session will engage participants in actively describing high performing teachers. Presented by Paul Berggren with Dr. Vic Cottrell from Crown Global Consulting and hosted by Dr. Lee Jenkins
Permission to Forget, Tenth Anniversary Edition by Dr. Lee Jenkins. This book describes 10 decades of wasteful practices buried deep within U.S. schools. Today’s educators did not invent these wasteful practices; they inherited them. Five of the root causes are wasting time and five are wasting student potential. SPECIAL OFFER Buy quantities of 10 for just $100.
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