These Quality Learning Guidebooks are read-only PDF downloads.
The Guidebook Bundle includes the following eight guidebooks:
Capacity Matrices Guidebook (Read-Only PDF Download)
A Capacity Matrix is a visual learning tool and charting technique created by David P. Langford and Myron Tribus. The Capacity Matrix helps learners understand what they do know and understand, and what they need to know, understand, and do. Progress towards these learning goals can be tracked over time using the Capacity Matrix.
This guidebook 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 Process encapsulates how we learn and improve things. It has been a basis of the scientific approach to improvement since the 1920s.
This guidebook describes PDSA (Plan-Do-Study-Act) thinking and its application as a structured, nine-step process for improvement. Examples of improvement tools are suggested and provided for each action step in the process.
Planning for School Improvement Guidebook (Read-Only PDF Download)
Use this guidebook 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. Deployment Flowcharts document processes, set up a flow, and list each person responsible for enacting the steps in the process.
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)
Co-authored by QLA and Helena Hewish, a School Services Officer at Seaford 6-12 School in Adelaide, this guidebook 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 guidebook describes how to establish and maintain a comprehensive system to capture organizational learning in the form of Policies, Processes, and Supporting Documents. Educators will eliminate frustration, wasted time, and effort and stop re-inventing processes because essential documents are missing or because a key staff member has left the school.
The guidebook explains, with examples, how to ensure the most up-to-date version of all critical documents is 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 a shared understanding of the critical elements within our systems and their interrelationships.
This guidebook is fully revised and updated. It describes, with examples, the System Map tool, and its key concepts, providing step-by-step instructions on how to create them.
Using Data to Improve Guidebook (Read-Only PDF Download)
This guidebook explains the key concepts underpinning the use of data for improvement. Particular attention is devoted 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.