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61. Project Lead the Way

by Schultz, Terri

Project Lead the Way classrooms offer students dynamic learning environments through integrated activities and project and problem-based learning—effectively turning on its head the notion of curriculum as a teacher standing at the front of classroom while lecturing.

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  • Publish date: 2014-02
  • Primary and Secondary Education Brief
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62. Helping Hands

by Jaeger, Beverly Kris

After experiencing unprecedented growth, the mechanical and industrial engineering programs at Northeastern University in Boston began incorporating student quality managers in the classroom to allow educators to offer experiences that would otherwise be scaled back or eliminated due to class size limitations.

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  • Publish date: 2014-02
  • Primary and Secondary Education Brief
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63. From the Editor: What It Takes to Win

by Schmidt, Megan

As the Super Bowl and the Olympics came and gone, I thought about America’s love—or dare I say obsession—of sports compared to a science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) perspective.

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  • Publish date: 2014-02
  • Primary and Secondary Education Brief

64. Lyman Briggs College: An Innovative Living-Learning Community for STEM Education

by Ryan D. Sweeder, Kathleen A. Jeffery, and Aaron M. McCright

Quality Approaches in Higher Education Dec 2012 article: "Lyman Briggs College: An Innovative Living-Learning Community for STEM Education" by Ryan D. Sweeder, Kathleen A. Jeffery, and Aaron M. McCright of Michigan State University Michigan State University’s Lyman Briggs College (LBC) is a residential, undergraduate college devoted to studying the natural sciences with an understanding of the history, philosophy, and sociology of science. LBC is the longest-running program of its kind at a large U.S. research university and offers its students the close-knit living-learning community of a liberal arts college and diverse resources and opportunities of a research university. LBC has succeeded in developing a strong residential science learning community that supports ts students by creating a culture of engagement in science and employing student-centered learning techniques. This has resulted in a first-year retention rate of approximately 95% (92% in STEM) and a six-year university gradua

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  • Publish date: 2014-02

65. Will Race to the Top Have the Same Mixed Results No Child Left Behind had on Student Learning?

Quality Approaches in Higher Education Dec 2013 Article

by Marlene M. Hurley, Fernando F. Padró, and Michael F. Hawke

Quality Approaches in Higher Education Dec 2013 article: Will Race to the Top Have the Same Mixed Results No Child Left Behind had on Student Learning and Preservice Teacher Preparation? by Marlene M. Hurley, Fernando F. Padró, and Michael F. Hawke Race to the Top (RTTT) creates concerns for researchers and teachers (Owens, 2009) because of its emphasis on high-stakes testing and the continued lack of collaboration among educators, researchers, and policy makers. These laws reflect Foucault’s notion of governmentality due to the approach taken to meet the aims of both the Bush and Obama administrations. This four-step study looked into the impact No Child Left Behind (NCLB) had on preservice teacher preparation based on the integrated math-science (IMS) model. A review of the literature identified 16 studies on IMS that provided the basis for a national survey to determine the reasons for offering IMS, the successes and challenges of the model, and the future of IMS at their higher educati

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  • Publish date: 2014-02
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66. Mind Your Millennials

by Schmidt, Megan

Many traits of young people of today lend themselves well to surveys. This tech savvy generation is hungry to let people know what they think and why. Millennials also have a strong sense of self, seek outlets to connect with brands and are more comfortable sharing personal information and opinions. Grabbing their attention may be the biggest hurdle to your institution’s survey initiative.

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  • Publish date: 2014-01
  • ASQ Higher Education Brief
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67. Helping Students Finish What They Start

by Schmidt, Megan

Student retention is a complex problem and no silver bullet seems to exist for it—reasons for dropping out may include financial challenges, socioeconomic factors, readiness for college-level coursework or a lack of institutional or social support. Instead of letting students fall through the cracks, some higher education institutions are endeavoring to learn more about its students and what they can do to help them graduate.

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  • Publish date: 2014-01
  • ASQ Higher Education Brief

68. Conference Proceedings: ASQ Advancing the STEM Agenda Conferences 2011-2013

by Cindy P. Veenstra;

Conference Proceedings for the ASQ Advancing the STEM Agenda Conferences in 2011, 2012 and 2013 held at the UW-Stout and Grand Valley State University. Includes links to ! conference papers and presentations..

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  • Publish date: 2014-01
  • STEM Conference Proceedings

69. 2012 ASQ Advancing the STEM Agenda Conference Program

by Cindy P. Veenstra;

Conference program for the 2012 ASQ Advancing the STEM Agenda in Education, the Workplace and Society Conference, co-sponsored by the ASQ Education Division and the University of Wisconsin-Stout. It was held on July 16-17, 2012 on the UW-Stout campus in Menomonie, WI.

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  • Publish date: 2014-01
  • STEM Conference Proceedings

70. 2011 ASQ Advancing the STEM Agenda Conference Program

by Cindy P. Veenstra;

Conference Program for the 2011 ASQ Advancing the STEM Agenda for Education, the Workplace and Society Conference, co-sponsored by the ASQ Education Division and the University of Wisconsin-Stout. The conference was held on July 19-20, 2011.

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  • Publish date: 2014-01
  • STEM Conference Proceedings
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71. Quality Approaches in Higher Education Vol. 4 No. 2

by Fernando F. Padro

Quality Approaches in Higher Education Vol. 4 No. 2 (December 2013)
Editor Fernando F. Padro.
Articles include:
Guest Commentary: Global Trends in Quality Assurance by David Woodhouse

Australia’s University Learning and Teaching: An Experiment in Promoting Quality by Elizabeth McDonald

ISO 9001 and the Field of Higher Education: Proposal for an Update of the IWA 2 Guidelines by Laila El Abbadi, Aboubakr Bouayad, and Mohamed Lamrini

Will Race to the Top Have the Same Mixed Results No Child Left Behind had on Student Learning and Preservice Teacher Preparation? by Marlene M. Hurley, Fernando F. Padró, and Michael F. Hawke

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  • Publish date: 2013-12
  • Quality Approaches in Higher Education; Vol. 4; Issue 2

72. Editor's Note: Mind Over Gray Matter

by Schmidt, Megan

In this issue, we explore the idea of giving students the permission to forget and how quality can help improve their capability and capacity to retain knowledge.

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  • Publish date: 2013-12
  • Primary - Secondary Education Brief

73. Interview with Lee Jenkins, Author of Permission to Forget

by Schmidt, Megan

In this exclusive video interview with Lee Jenkins, the author of the classic book Permission to Forget (ASQ Quality Press), you’ll learn the benefits of using quality approaches and tools in schools. Jenkins also delves into some of the wasteful practices in education that his book brings to light and he shares what he believes students and teachers need to succeed.

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  • Publish date: 2013-12
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74. Creativity and Innovation Take Center Stage

by Schmidt, Megan

This month, I attended the premier event focusing on quality in education, improving student achievement and educator development—the 21st annual National Quality Education Conference (NQEC). The conference, held Nov. 17-18 in Milwaukee, brought together more than 200 educators, administrators and subject matter experts—some from countries as far away as Sweden and Argentina—for two jam-packed days of idea sharing, networking, and learning and development opportunities.

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  • Publish date: 2013-11
  • Higher Education Brief
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75. Defining Continuous Improvement in Education

by Marino, J. Jay;

Defining Continuous Improvement, published in the fall issue 2013 of QEDNews (published by the ASQ Education Division)

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  • Publish date: 2013-10
  • QED News
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76. National Quality Education Conference: A Great Return on Investment!

by Marino, J. Jay;

National Quality Education Conference: A Gr! eat Return on Investment!, published in the fall issue 2013 of QEDNews (published by the ASQ Education Division)

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  • Publish date: 2013-10
  • QED News
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77. Schools’ Outstanding Improvements Impact Student Achievement

by ASQ Education Division

Schools’ Outstanding Improvements Impact Student Achievement, publis! hed in the fall issue 2013 of QEDNews (published by the ASQ Education Division)

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  • Publish date: 2013-10
  • QED News
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78. Editor's Note: Making the Connection

by Schmidt, Megan

Teachers are supposed to help students connect the dots and enable them to find meaningful ways to interpret and apply what they are learning. This becomes even more important when it comes to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) subjects. In this issue, we explore ways teachers can become more effective STEM educators.

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  • Publish date: 2013-10
  • Primary and Secondary Education Brief
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79. QED News: Fall 2013

by Education Division

The fall 2013 issue of the Education Division Newsletter..

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  • Publish date: 2013-10
  • QED News; Vol. 18; Issue 2

80. Preparing STEM Teachers

by Bryan, Lynn; Schmidt, Megan

In this 37-minute webinar, hear from a distinguished professor who is involved in laying the groundwork of an integrated science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) teacher preparation program at a leading research university to better equip educators to tackle the STEM challenge.

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  • Publish date: 2013-10

81. The Science of Improvement

by Thorn, Chris

In this exclusive webinar, Chris Thorn, the director of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching explains how improvement science is being applied at the k-12 and higher education levels to make it more efficient, effective, and equitable.

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  • Publish date: 2013-09
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82. Editor's Note: Scientific Method

by Schmidt, Megan

Education is at the forefront of an emerging field called improvement science, which is a scientifically rigorous approach to the development, evaluation and dissemination of continuous improvement methods.

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  • Publish date: 2013-09
  • ASQ Higher Education Brief
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83. Editor’s Note: Team Players or Lone Rangers?

by Schmidt, Megan

Is education one of the most siloed sectors in the United States?

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  • Publish date: 2013-08
  • Primary and Secondary Education Brief
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84. Learning to Work Together

by Schmidt, Megan

Henry Lindborg and Stephen Spangehl, educators and instructors of a workshop on team building and project selection at the upcoming National Quality Education Conference in November, explain why teacher teamwork is education’s top opportunity for improvement.

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  • Publish date: 2013-08
  • Primary and Secondary Education Brief
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85. Editor's Note: It's Personal

by Schmidt, Megan

Can individualized instruction and personalized learning give students more than what a traditional classroom can offer?

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  • Publish date: 2013-07
  • ASQ Higher Education Brief

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