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281. Fab Labs: Re-envisioning Innovation and “Entrepreneering”

by Silvia Tiala

Can Fab Labs provide the impetus for systemic change in education and entrepreneurial environments? Fab Labs, small-scale workshops using off-the-shelf, industrial-grade technologies, are being used to bring prototyping capabilities to underserved communities around the world. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology uses Fab Labs and information technologies to enable individuals to define problems, prototype solutions, and encourage the start of local micro businesses (Lassiter, 2009). The Fab Lab concept may reflect a new manufacturing paradigm where individual “entrepreneers” (individuals who perform both engineering and entrepreneurial tasks) define problems, create solutions, and market products. A community workspace is created that serves as an incubator for research, creative endeavors, and business incubation. The Fab Lab removes barriers such as start-up funding, access to equipment, and access to expertise, thus encouraging systemic change to educational and entrepreneurial env

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  • Publish date: 2011-10
  • ASQ Higher Education Brief
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282. Innovating for the Future

by Amanda Hankel

This month, the world lost one of its greatest innovators—Steve Jobs, cofounder of Apple Inc. When thinking of Jobs, you probably think of how products such as the iPod, iPhone, iPad and iMac have revolutionized the consumer technology space. But these innovations also made a tremendous impact on higher education, as well. This article discusses content in the October 2011 issue of Higher Education Brief that highlights the importance of innovation in higher education and how the application of new ideas and new technologies remain paramount concerns for all educators interested in moving past the status quo and exploring new possibilities. How did Jobs achieve the success he did as an innovator in education, and how can we use what we’ve learned from him to continue to innovate and improve quality in education in the future?

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  • Publish date: 2011-10
  • ASQ Higher Education Brief
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283. Not Invented Here: Tales From the Dark Side of Innovation

by Marianne Di Pierro

Pioneering spirits in higher education are rare. Sometimes, self-interest and political affiliations play a role in the abandonment of innovative ideas and innovative people: a venture that is risky may hold opportunities for failure and the wrong political alliances can spell doom, and so there is a perceived need to establish distance. The “not invented here” syndrome results in a certain myopic view that encapsulates individuals “inside” of the box, stifling innovation and precipitating the departure of innovators who cannot get to first base because of institutional or organizational gatekeepers. This article discusses the importance of being open to thinking differently—and the potential consequences if an organization is reluctant to do so.

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  • Publish date: 2011-10
  • ASQ Higher Education Brief

284. QED News: Fall 2011

by Education Division

The fall 2011 issue of the Education Division Newsletter..

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  • Publish date: 2011-09
  • QED News; Vol. 16; Issue 3
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285. National Quality Education Conference: A Great Return on Investment!

by J. Jay Marino

National Quality Education Conference Article

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  • Publish date: 2011-09
  • NQEC
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286. When Students and Teachers Take Responsibility for Learning

by Karen Chambers

Continuous improvement is an idea that Sue Cleveland Elementary (SCE) has cultivated and embedded into the academic and learning climate of the school. As we began to move toward a systems-based approach, the leadership team realized that we could quickly make progress toward achieving our yearly goals only if our colleagues were willing and ready to think differently about our challenges.

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  • Publish date: 2011-09
  • ASQ Primary and Secondary Education Brief
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287. Managing Processes Instead of Having Them Manage Us

by JoAnn Sternke, Mark Hansen

The Pewaukee School District, located near Milwaukee, WI, has been on a quality journey for over 20 years. The school district has successfully employed a strategic planning process to guide its direction since 1992. However, it was in 2006 the district began using the Baldrige criteria, a comprehensive framework with seven distinct categories focusing on achieving performance excellence. While we have reaped many benefits from our commitment to using the Baldrige criteria, the most easily overlooked benefit is that we now have a better understanding of how we do our work. This article focuses on how we accomplish that work. In the Pewaukee School District, we call this “process management.”

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  • Publish date: 2011-09
  • ASQ Primary and Secondary Education Brief
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288. The ADDIE Model: Designing, Evaluating Instructional Coach Effectiveness

by Shelby Danks

The era of accountability throughout the last decade has brought with it a demand for increased capabilities in today’s educators. The elevated need for teachers to engage in the practices of effective instructional design, quality lesson delivery using research-based strategies, and data-enhanced reflection of student results has begun a flurry of interest in a form of professional development known as “instructional coaching.” Recent literature and conversations have demonstrated great strides in identifying the proper role of the instructional coach, as well as key practices coaches can use to support the work of their campuses. Very little information, however, has surfaced in the public education community that describes specific, systematic processes that coaches can use to evaluate the impact and effectiveness of their support. Using the Analysis-Design-Develop-Implement-Evaluate (ADDIE) Model of instructional design, the instructional coach can effectively demonstrate a proper ret

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  • Publish date: 2011-09
  • ASQ Primary and Secondary Education Brief
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289. New Problems Require New Solutions

by Betty Ziskovsky

Unprecedented financial and performance mandate challenges face today’s educators. We have ample proof that an outcome-based management approach hasn’t worked. NAEP scores have been flatlined for years. Dropout rates continue to hover at or above 30%+. Public support for continually increasing education funding has waned. Legislative funding is dwindling and unstable. But costs continue to rise. It is time we embraced a more effective management model, that of Process Improvement and Management. The only way our schools and districts are going to be able to preserve or attain Academic Excellence is by first focusing on becoming institutions of Operational Excellence.

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  • Publish date: 2011-09
  • ASQ Primary and Secondary Education Brief
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290. Editorial: Taking Ownership

by Amanda Hankel

I was reminded of the importance of taking ownership in the processes we follow as I worked on the content for this issue of Primary & Secondary Education Brief, with its focus on “Education Reform on Systems and Process Management.” Having standard systems and processes in place is crucial in any school. The ability to follow proven guidelines that have worked for others in the past lays the groundwork for quality. Still, it’s important to take these established processes and adapt them to make them work for you.

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  • Publish date: 2011-09
  • ASQ Primary and Secondary Education Brief

291. NQEC Flyer

by NQEC Program Chair;

National Quality Education Conference Flyer

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292. Development and Continuous Improvement of K-12 Outreach Programs in STEM ppt

Pre-Conference Workshop for the ASQ Advancing the STEM Agenda Conference

by Plotkowski, Paul D

Presentation slides from the pre-conference workshop, Development and Continuous Improvement of K-12 Outreach Programs in STEM by Dr. Paul Plotkowski, Dean of the Padnos College of Engineering and Computing, Grand Valley State University (MI). This workshop engaged participants in the essential elements of developing, sustaining, and continuously improving K-12 Outreach Programs in STEM.

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  • Publish date: 2011-08
  • ASQ Education Division
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293. Developing Effective Entry and Socialization Programs to Improve Retention of STEM Students

by Chris Plouff

As the demand for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) talent continues to increase and outpace the supply of graduates, it becomes increasingly more important for an organization to effectively recruit and retain STEM talent. Strategies for recruiting, orienting and socializing STEM graduates to the workplace are varied, but one that has been shown to be particularly effective is internship or cooperative (co-op) education programs through a college or university.

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  • Publish date: 2011-08
  • ASQ Higher Education Brief
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294. Luncheon Keynote at the 2011 ASQ Advancing the STEM Agenda Conference ppt

Pre-Conference Workshop for 2011 ASQ Advancing the STEM Agenda

by Keith T. Miller

Presentation Slides for the Luncheon Keynote, STEM : An Entrepreneurial Approach by Dr. Keith T. Miller at the 2011 Advancing the STEM Agenda Conference.

There is no greater responsibility than to prepare the next generation of students to be leaders in the future of our society. It is up to the current generation of leaders and educators to set priorities and to establish a new precedent. Advances in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics will drive our social and economic future.

Future generations that are well versed in these areas will have a disproportionate effect on the direction of initiatives and developments throughout society. Being prepared in these areas starts with attitude. Failure is more often than not one key to success. One STEM student must be developed at a time. This takes perseverance, creativity and an entrepreneurial approach. The presentation will discuss examples of entrepreneurial attitudes and initiatives that can stimul

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  • Publish date: 2011-07
  • STEM Conference Proceedings
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295. STEM from a Job Churning Perspective ppt

Pre-Conference Workshop for 2011 ASQ Advancing the STEM Agenda

by Fernando F. Padro

Presentation Slides from the pre-conference workshop,STEM from a Job Churning Perspective: Professions Deemed critical for the Country's Future Well-Being presented at the Education Division's 2011 Advancing the STEM Agenda Conference.

The workshop is a discussion of STEM from the backdrop of job churning, particularly job flow as seen in imployment and wage data.

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  • Publish date: 2011-07
  • STEM Conference Proceedings
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296. Closing Keynote for 2011 Advancing the STEM Agenda Conference ppt

Powerpoint Handout

by Julie Furst-Bowe

Presentation Slides from Closing Keynote- Lessons Learned and Next Steps by Dr. Julie Furst-Bowe for the Education Division's 2011 Advancing the STEM Agenda Conference

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  • Publish date: 2011-07
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297. Opening Keynote for 2011 Advancing the STEM Agenda Conference-ppt

Powerpoint Handout

by Michele Brinn

Presentation slides from the Opening Keynote QLS: Quality as a Second Language by Michele Brinn. Presented July 20, 2011 at the Education Division's Advancing the STEM Agenda Conference.

The presentation shows success stories about using the tools of quality and innovation in the early grades to help students understand the learning process and enjoy learning. Learning a second language at a young age optimizes learning potential, helps to shape the brain, and is cognitively easier than later in life. Learning the principles and tools of Quality as a young child will lead to “native–like fluency” and will lay the foundation for STEM success.

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  • Publish date: 2011-07
  • STEM Conference Proceedings
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298. Toward a New Paradigm A Bachelor of Science Degree with a Major in Engineering Education-PPT

Presentation Handout

by Kenneth Reid and Eric T. Baumgartner

Presentation based on paper by same title by Kenneth Reid and Eric T. Baumgartner, Ohio Northern University, College of Engineering
Conference Handout 2011 Advancing the STEM Agenda Conference

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  • Publish date: 2011-07
  • STEM Conference Proceedings
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299. Interdisciplinary Lesson Study: Building Graph Interpretation, Web Evaluation Skills - PPT

Presentation Handout

by Maleka Hahmi, Amanda Little and Jennifer Grant

Presentation handout for the paper of the same title by Maleka Hahmi, Amanda Little and Jennifer Grant for the 2011 ASQ Education Division's Advancing the STEM Agenda in Education, the Workplace and Society Conference.

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  • Publish date: 2011-07
  • STEM Conference Proceedings
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300. High Performance Math

Presentation handout

by Wendy Zinn and Craig Reisgen

Presentation handout for the paper of the same title by Wendy Zinn and Craig Reisgen for the 2011 ASQ Education Division's Advancing the STEM Agenda in Education, the Workplace and Society Conference.

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  • Publish date: 2011-07
  • STEM Conference Proceedings
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301. Fab Labs: Re-envisioning Innovation and "Entrepreneering" PPT

Presentation Handout

by Sylvia Tiala

Presentation handout for the conference paper of the same title by Sylvia Tiala for the 2011 ASQ Education Division's Advancing the STEM Agenda in Education, the Workplace and Society Conference.

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  • Publish date: 2011-07
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302. SySTEMically Improving Student Achievement in Mathematics and Science - PPT Handout

Presentation Handout

by Kevin Mason; Charles Bomar; Petre Ghenciu; Mike LeDocq; Carolyn Chapel; Jerrilyn Brewer and Jerry Redman

Presentation handout based on the paper of the same title by Kevin Mason, Charles Bomar, Petre Ghenciu, Mike LeDocq, Carolyn Chapel, Jerrilyn Brewer and Jerry Redman for the 2011 ASQ Education Division's Advancing the STEM Agenda in Education, the Workplace and Society Conference.

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  • Publish date: 2011-07
  • STEM Conference Proceedings
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303. Identifying a Solar Cell Misconception Held by Middle Schools Students ppt

Conference Handout

by Marsha Ing, Peter Huang, Nohemi Lacombe, Yahaira Martinez and Elaine Haberer;

Presentation based on paper by same title by Dr. Marsha Ing, Peter Huang, Nohemi Lacombe, Yahaira Martinez and Elaine Haberer, University of California, Riverside
Conference Handout
2011 ASQ Advancing the STEM Agenda Conference

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  • Publish date: 2011-07
  • STEM Conference Proceedings
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304. Making the Blind to See: Balancing STEM Identity with Gender Identity ppt

Conference Handout

by Jennifer A. Skaggs;

Presentation by Jennifer Skaggs, Ph.D. University of Kentucky
Conference Handout
2011%! 20Advancing the STEM Agenda Conference

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  • Publish date: 2011-07
  • STEM Conference Proceedings
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305. Mathematics in the Life Sciences: Developing a Best Practice Presentation

Conference Presentation Handout

by Jennifer Fellabaum, Jeni Hart and Rainer Glaser;

Authors of paper include Jennifer Fellabaum, Jeni Hart and Rainer Glaser
Conference Presentation Handout
2011 ASQ Advancing the STEM Agenda Conference

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  • Publish date: 2011-07
  • ASQ Education Division Website

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