Program

Conference Schedule at a Glance

Take a quick look at the entire schedule for the 2014 conference to help you decide what sessions and events you want to attend.

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Saturday, November 15, 2014

Preconference Workshops

Workshop Fee: $159 each

Noon – 4:00 p.m.

WKSP1: Lean Six Sigma at Chicago Public Schools
George Chemers and Mike Moutrie

WKSP2: The Three Es of Quality: Environment, Expectations, and Evaluation
Cindy McClung and Bob Hoglund

WKSP3: Closing Achievement Gaps: Aligning Data to Culture to Action
Mark Van Clay and Glenn Schlichting

WKSP4: Student Engagement: Connecting Common Core and Classroom Continuous Improvement
Marilyn Wescott

WKSP5: Embedding a Risk Framework Using a SWOT Analysis
Fernando Padro

 

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Registration and Bookstore Open

7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Exhibits Open

7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Continental Breakfast

7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

General Session

8:00 a.m. – 8:40 a.m. Announcements/Welcome Address
8:40 a.m. – 9:40 a.m. Keynote Address

Lee Jenkins

Lee Jenkins Ph.D. 
Founder 
LtoJ Consulting Group

Continuous Improvement: The Help and Hope for Education
John Maxwell wrote that great leaders give help and hope, while poor leaders give hoops and hype. Continuous improvement is our best vehicle for help and hope. It is currently being deployed from the classroom to the school, to the district, to the regional office, to the local community. This exciting keynote presentation will provide real-life examples of continuous improvement at work in all of these important areas of education. The principle is the same at all levels—people are intrinsically motivated by achieving all-time bests. When students keep their kindergarten level of motivation and when adults keep their first year of teaching enthusiasm, great learning occurs. When students and adults are overloaded with hoops and hype, hope declines and help is avoided. Come prepared to hear these practical, continuous improvement leadership principles. Learn how you can improve education in your school and district, and ensure your students stay full of hope.

9:40 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Closing

Book Signing with Keynote Speaker Lee Jenkins

Refreshment Break With Exhibitors

9:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

Concurrent Sessions

10:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

SESS01: Transportation Transformation: Using Performance Measurement and Process Management to Improve a Complex System
Robert Schoch

SESS02: Best Practices for Individualized Instruction and Opportunities for All Learners
Judith Pauley and Joseph Pauley

SESS03: The Impact of Agricultural Science Education on Performance in a Biology Course
Byron Ernest

SESS04: Continuous Classroom Improvement in the Secondary Classroom
Alison Dwyer and Elizabeth Sparks

TEAM1: A Mutual Engagement for Improving Learning Outcome at the Ribbaschool
Lotta Johansson, Karin Isaksson, Therese Kaindl, and Erica Karlsson

TEAM2: Getting Students What They Need When They Need It
Holly Prast, Jenny Kaufman, Erin Lorit, and Sara Kampf

Lunch

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions

12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

SESS05: The Road Untraveled (and Feared): Improving Grading Practices to Deepen Common Core Implementation and Transform Teaching
Joe Feldman

KEYNOTE SPEAKER SESSION
SESS06: Guiding Systemic Action for System-Wide Improvement

Lee Jenkins

SESS07: It’s Contagious! How Quality Systems and Increased Student Achievement Spread Across Three Middle Schools
Andrew Foster and Christina Ferguson

SESS08: Improvement Science: Strategies for Meeting Ever-Increasing Standards and Accountability Requirements
Jim Shipley and Dr. Doug Stilwell

TEAM3: Facility Management System
Santiago D. Robles

TEAM4: A Lean Procurement Project at Chicago Public Schools: Assess the Impact of Constraints Then Follow a Structured Method to Design a Process
George Chemers

Concurrent Sessions

2:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

SESS09: Choosing Excellence to Increase Learning for All Students
Bob Hoglund and Cindy McClung

SESS10: Training and Realizing Results Using Green Belt Across District Divisions: A Case Study With the School District of Menomonee Falls
Gary Kiltz, Pat Greco, Jeff Nenning, Jeff Gross, Christiane Standlee, and Kathy Zarling

SESS11: Every Child, Every Time: Responding to Students' Academic and Behavior Needs Through an Innovative RtI System
Sarah Mumm, Martne McCoy, Shelley Hueber, Laura Garland, and Patrick Raleigh

SESS12: Systematic Processes to Advance Student Learning
Dory Creech and Michael Hubbard

TEAM5: May God Help You: Improvement Project to Advance Teaching Appointments and Avoid Retroactive Payments
Juan R. Di Costa,Gabriela Krechuck, Julio Benia Chiesa, and Lucia Barutta

TEAM6: Improvement Teams: A Systematic Process for Improved Teaching and Learning
Jennifer McClure, Alicia Wilson, Kim Archer, Rebecca Anderson, Amy Cordova, and Malinda Jeffries

Refreshment Break With Exhibitors

3:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions

3:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

SESS13: School Turnaround That Works: How a Chronically Low-Performing Colorado School Turned Around and Then Outperformed the State!
Angelica Benson

SESS14: Beyond PDCA: Application of Lean Tools in the Classroom
Katie Wolters and Karen Johnson

SESS15: Moving From Silos to an Effective Performance Management System
Patrick K. Murphy

SESS16: Using Rubrics to Drive Our Baldrige Journey
Cherryl Paul and Sandy Kube

TEAM7: Applying Quality Function Deployment in Operations and Management Study Abroad Program Design
David Ding, James Keyes, Qing Li, and Fangyin Zhou

TEAM8: Ready! Set! Action! How Teacher Action Research Improves Student Learning Outcomes
Brandy Price, Beverly Snow, Melody Donnelly, and Rachel Garfield

 

Monday, November 17, 2014

Registration and Bookstore Open

7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Exhibits Open

7:00 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

Continental Breakfast

7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

General Session

8:00 a.m. – 8:40 a.m. Announcements
8:40 a.m. – 9:40 a.m. Keynote Address

Tracy Hill

Tracy Hill 
Executive Director of Family and Community Engagement
Cleveland Metropolitan School District

The Power of Human Connection: Engaging Parents as Partners
Successful school districts involve stakeholders in meaningful ways on their quality journeys. Additionally, research demonstrates the importance of parent involvement in student achievement. The Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) has developed a system-wide approach to engage its diversity of families as partners in children’s learning. The Office of Family and Community Engagement, led by executive director Tracy Hill, builds personal relationships with families through its Parent University to engage and support those families in areas as diverse as reading tips to use with their children, transitions to kindergarten and college, and knowledge of Common Core standards. This program, along with CMSD’s Parent Advisory Committee, promotes a school climate that welcomes all cultures and family configurations. Learn from CMSD how to build greater levels of achievement through parent engagement.

9:40 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Closing

Refreshment Break With Exhibitors and Meet and Greet with Tracy Hill

9:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

Concurrent Sessions

10:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

SESM01: The Development, Implementation, and Administration of a Quality Assurance-Focused, Institutional Process Review Office
James Blalock and Evelyn Brown

SESM02: Quality Tools and Procedures Save Western Pennsylvania Schools Millions
Kenneth Getkin and Michael Malone

SESM03: Successfully Designing and Implementing Large-Scale Change With Your Community
Allison Carter and Koua Franz

SESM04: Can You Hear Me Now? It’s Your Data Talking!
Margaret Byrnes, Liz Menzer and Rita Goss

SPSESS01: What’s in It for Middle School Students? Spark’s Youth Mentoring Program Promotes Increased Engagement and Achievement
Kelly Dwyer

TEAM9: Rubrics Improve Organizational Alignment and Integration
Cherryl Paul,and Sandy Kube

TEAM10: Reducing Audit Risk Using Lean Tools
Veronica Bradsby, Tanya Clardy, Christine Jaramillo, and Katie Wolters

Lunch and ETER Awards

11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions

12:45 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

SESM05: A Nurse, a Reading Teacher, and a Fire Chief Walk Into a Bar: Higher Education Applications of Six Sigma Principles
Patty Zuccarello and Marie Hansel

SESM06: Every Student. Every Day. Success: Raising Student Achievement
Stacie Cihlar and Carrie Sand

SESM07: Engaging Diverse Families in Education
Tracy Hill

SESM08: Improving School Culture Through Quality Processes
Erika Schlichter, Jill Maras, and Mike Rice

SESM09: Strategic Planning With PLCs
Brandy Macchia and Arlene Kane

SESM10: Using the Baldrige Criteria to Engage Staff and Drive Improvement
James Bente

Concurrent Sessions

2:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

SESM11: Continuous Improvement on Campus: Undergraduate Student Projects Facilitating Quality Enhancement
Kylie Goodell and Joseph Bailey

SESM12: Blowing Away the Learning Gap Using Lean
Betty Ziskovsky

SESM13: Cascading Accountability: A Large Urban School District’s Journey Using the Baldrige Framework
Jerry Moore

SESM14: Remodeling School Culture: Establishing a Foundation for Learning
Scott Marty, J.C. Bruns, Tricia Rechlicz, Jenna Werla, and Jess Gieryn

SESM15: Students Use Six Sigma to Improve Window Manufacturing at Silver Line® by Andersen
Brandon Theiss

FORMER KEYNOTE SPEAKER SESSION
SESM16: How the 2013 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Recipient Leverages the Baldrige Criteria to Improve Efficiency, Effectiveness, and Student Learning
JoAnn Sternke

Refreshment Break

3:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions

3:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

SESM17: Public Higher Education Quality Award Recipient's Performance on Cost, Quality, and Access: A Preliminary Report
Bill Bailey

SESM18: Continuous Improvement at the High School: It CAN Be Done!
Suzy Thomas and Sara Koser

SESM19: Increasing Achievement by Improving School and Community Climate … Like a Cane Campaign
Craig Olson and then Diane Tremblay

SESM20: Hiring Really Does Make All the Difference: Bringing Panel Hiring to Your District
Sarah Mumm, Martne McCoy, Shelley Hueber, Laura Garland, and Patrick Raleigh

 

Innovation for System-Wide
Improvement and Beyond
2014 National Quality Education Conference  November 16 – 17, 2014  |  Milwaukee, WI