Carnegie Summit on Improvement in Education 2024

1.5 Units
San Diego
Credit Validation

Course Description

Credit Validation for Carnegie Summit Participants Only

The Carnegie Foundation Summit on Improvement in Education provides a unique opportunity for a vibrant and diverse community committed to improvement in education to come together to learn with and from each other. It is the landmark event for champions of educational equity. At the Summit, we celebrate the innovators and improvers who are building systems that better serve teachers, students, and communities. The Summit brings together a community of movement makers who are actively learning and sharing strategies to create processes that empower educators and generate lasting momentum. In addition to hearing from inspiring keynote speakers, participants can attend breakout session presentations, workshops, and roundtables in three strands: Improvement for Impact Stories, Tools & Methods Stories, and Exploration & Discovery Stories.

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Course Details

Number of Units: 1.5 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours

Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education for education professionals as well as community members and students. Roles represented at the Summit include elementary and secondary school teachers; leaders of schools, districts, state and local education agencies, charter management organizations and professional organizations; entrepreneurs; college and university faculty; and researchers.

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What You Will Learn

  • Deepen understanding of tools and methods of improvement science and continuous improvement, and how they are used in diverse contexts
  • Reflect on leadership actions to support improvement and equity
  • Reflect on the role of networks as structures for social learning
  • Learn about and from the continuous improvement work of others
  • Strengthen connections to improvers from around the country and the globe


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Credit Validation

The University of San Diego’s Division of Professional and Continuing Education offers graduate-level extension credit for work completed in trainings, workshops, conferences, induction, credentials, and other professional development programs not offered directly by USD. Complete one of the above and a member of our division will help you earn credit for your hard work and dedication to continuing your education.

Key Benefits of Credit Validation Courses

Make Your Work Count

Earn credit for your previous work in trainings, workshops, and conferences through a simple process.

Advance Faster

Save money by earning credit for work you completed and get one step closer to salary advancement.

Work Towards a Degree

Many receiving institutions may accept credits towards degree programs, giving you a head start in earning a graduate degree.