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 three conferences: the ASQ World Conference on Quality and Improvement (WCQI), the National Quality Education Conference (NQEC), and our division-sponsored Advancing the STEM Agenda Conference. Read our strategic plan.
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Next Generation Science: Bridge to the Future Karen Meyers, Director, Regional Math and Science Center Grand Valley State University
Learn about the new approach to teaching science in our schools. The Next Generation Science Standards (NGS) for Today's Students and Tomorrow's Workforce was recently released. This paper discusses the proposed standard and the implications for classroom teaching. It will be presented at our STEM conference in Grand Rapids on June 4.
Filling the Gaps: Building and Sustaining a Scientific Workforce Darcie Wallace-Duckworth & Cheryl R. Hild Aegis Sciences Corporation, Nashville, Tennessee
Filling employment gaps in STEM related fields with experienced, well-qualified employees has become increasingly difficult. The authors describe ASC's approach to growing its STEM workforce, through partnerships, internships and training. At the conference, discuss with the authors their success in partnering with STEM organizations in their community to expand their STEM workforce.
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
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