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The bundle includes the following 8 guidebooks:
Capacity Matrices Guidebook (Read-Only PDF Download)
A Capacity Matrix is a visual learning tool and charting technique created by David Langford and Myron Tribus. It helps learners understand explicitly what they need to know, understand and be able to do. Progress towards these learning goals can be tracked over time using the matrix.
This guide book provides a comprehensive reference that describes the creation and uses of capacity matrices.
PDSA Improvement Cycle Guidebook (Read-Only PDF Download)
The Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) Improvement Cycle encapsulates how we learn and improve things. It has been a basis of the scientific approach to improvement since the 1920s.
This booklet describes PDSA thinking and its application as a structured, nine-step process for improvement. For each action in the process, specific improvement tools are recommended and examples given.
Planning for School Improvement Guidebook (Read-Only PDF Download)
Use this guide to develop and implement school strategic and annual improvement plans using proven Quality Improvement concepts and easy-to-use tools and methods.
Process Mapping Guidebook (Read-Only PDF Download)
Processes are the sequences of actions we go through to get things done. A deployment flowchart can be used to document a process, including who is responsible for enacting each step along the way.
This improvement guidebook provides a comprehensive introduction to processes and flowcharting, including step by step instructions for creating deployment flowcharts. The guide also includes a comprehensive inventory of approximately 200 typical school processes.
Quality Learning for Students with Special Needs Guidebook (Read-Only PDF Download)
This guide was jointly written by QLA and Helena Hewish, a School Services Officer at Seaford 6-12 School in Adelaide. It outlines how Helena uses the Quality Learning approach and tools with her Special Needs students: one-on-one, in groups, and as a whole class.
The guide explains, with examples, the use of the following tools:
• Parking Lot
• Capacity Matrix
• Code of Cooperation
• Structured Brainstorming
System Documentation Guidebook (Read-Only PDF Download)
This guide describes how to establish and maintain a comprehensive system to capture organisational learning in the form of Policies, Processes, and Supporting Documents.
Eliminate frustration, wasted time, and effort. Stop re-inventing processes because you cannot locate an important document or because a key staff member has left the school.
The guide explains, with examples, how to ensure the most up-to-date version of all critical documents are available to those who need them. It also describes how to establish a system that becomes a foundation for ongoing improvement.
System Mapping Guidebook (Read-Only PDF Download)
A System Map is a pictorial representation of the elements that comprise an organizational system. It can help us develop shared understanding of the critical elements within our systems and their interrelationships.
This second edition of the guide has been fully revised and updated. It describes, with examples, the System Map tool and its the key concepts, providing step-by-step instructions on how to create them.
Using Data to Improve Guidebook (Read-Only PDF Download)
This guide explains the key concepts underpinning the use of data for improvement. Particuar attention is given to concepts relating to identification and appropriate responses to system and process variation.
It provides a comprehensive reference that describes how to select, chart and interpret data to support improvement at the student, classroom and school levels.
Guidebook Bundle (Read-Only PDF Download)