Join WestEd at the 2023 Carnegie Foundation Summit, April 23–25, at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront in San Diego, California.
WestEd experts in improvement science will present sessions that explore topics such as equity and diversity, data and measurement, and improvement capability.
Marking its tenth anniversary this year, the Carnegie Summit on Improvement in Education aims to propel and support a future in which equity-focused continuous improvement occurs daily in thousands of educational settings.
Each session is 75 minutes long and will be livestreamed.
Practical Measurement for Equity and Justice in Mathematics: Challenges and Possibilities
Focus Areas: Data and Measurement; Equity, Diversity, and Belonging; Instruction and Assessment
In this session, we will discuss the potential for and challenges inherent in using practical measurement to advance equity and justice in mathematics teaching and learning. First, we will provide an overview of various facets of working toward equity and justice in mathematics classrooms, highlight corresponding practical measures, and indicate areas that are currently not assessed. Second, we will share examples of how our teams have intentionally attended to equity in the design and use of practical measurement in school- and district-level efforts. We will also highlight both the benefits and challenges.
- Sola Takahashi, Senior Research Associate, WestEd
- Kara Jackson, Associate Professor, University of Washington
- Hannah Nieman, Research Scientist, University of Washington
- Carlos Sandoval, Improvement Specialist, WestEd
District Transformation Through Values-Driven Leadership
Focus Areas: Equity, Diversity, and Belonging; Improvement Capability; Spread and Scale; System Transformation Toward Continuous Improvement
This session tells the story of Hemet Unified School District’s transformation journey. Over the last seven years, superintendent Christi Barrett has led the district on a remarkable transformation journey built around equity and continuous improvement. Through this process, Barrett has built strong, trusting relationships with her board and union leadership. And she has established an executive cabinet committed to making Hemet’s vision a reality: embrace, educate, and empower every student every day. Participants will learn about the critical work only senior leaders can do to lead values-based organizational transformation.
- Christi Barrett, Superintendent, Hemet Unified School District
- Jonathan Dolle, Director of Improvement Science, WestEd