ImpleNet: Summer 2015

Date Published: 
07/29/2015

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News, Notes and Discussion from the
National Implementation Research Network

Summer 2015


CAPACITY BUILDING

 
 

NIRN Expands its Research Agenda

NIRN Co-Director Allison Metz discusses new avenues and opportunities to keep NIRN on the cutting edge of implementation science and research.

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TOOLS and RESOURCES
 

New implementation brief and capacity assessment available

Implementation Brief: The Potential of Co-Creation in Implementation Science

Allison Metz, Ph.D.

The purpose of this brief is to create a deeper understanding of the benefits of co‐creation approaches and the benefits of engaging a range of stakeholders in implementing, improving, and sustaining the use of research evidence to improve outcomes.

Download: Implementation Brief - The Potential of Co-Creation in Implementation Science


The District Capacity Assessment

Ward, C., St. Martin, K., Horner, R., Duda, M., Ingram-West, K., Tedesco, M., Putnam, D., Buenrostro, M., & Chaparro, E.

The District Capacity Assessment (DCA) is an action assessment developed by NIRN’s State Scaling-Up of Evidenced-Based Practices (SISEP) center.  It is designed to help educational district leaders and staff precisely align resources with intended outcomes.  District staff can use the assessment information to develop action plans to support noticeable improvements in both the use of effective educational practices, and improved outcomes for all students.  SISEP has released a new version (6.0) of the District Capacity Assessment (DCA) along with an online short course to train DCA administrators.  Online training and access to the DCA is currently free to any educational district in the United States

Learn more: The District Capacity Assessment


What's new on the Active Implementation Hub

NIRN's “Active Implementation Hub” is a free, online learning environment for use by any stakeholder — practitioners, educators, coaches, trainers, purveyors — involved in active implementation and scaling up of programs and innovations.

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KNOWLEDGE MOBILIZATION

 

Feature

Implementation Science: Changing Hearts, Minds, Behavior, And Systems To Improve Educational Outcomes

 
 

Blase, K, Fixsen D., Sims, B. & Ward, C.

Introducing and effectively supporting evidence-­‐based instructional and behavioral practices in education are simultaneously promising and problematic. While knowledge about the effectiveness of an innovation is important in choosing a pathway to improvement, such knowledge is not sufficient to change practice in the classroom and school. Nor does evidence about innovation effectiveness shed light on the organization and system changes needed to create a hospitable environment for the new ways of work.  This paper makes the case for attending to the “how” of implementation to ensure that the “what” of evidence-­‐based innovations is available, effective, and sustainable in typical classroom settings. It also proposes integrated attention to adaptive challenges accompanying systemic change as deeply held beliefs and practices are challenged.

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Additional Resources

 
   
  GIC 2015
The following materials were presented by NIRN at the 2015 Global Implementation Conference in Dublin, Ireland.  Links to abstracts and/or slides are provided where available.
 
 
  • Active Implementation Frameworks to Integrate Science into Practice. Melissa VanDyke. National Implementation Research Network, University of North Carolina, US.  Abstract | Slides
  • An Integrated Stage-Based Framework for Implementation: A Universal Guide and Planning Tool. Tamara Halle, Sandra Naoom, Allison Metz. Child Trends, Bethesda, US & National Implementation Research Network, University of North Carolina, US.
  • Co-Creating the Infrastructure to Scale and Sustain Evidence-Based Programs: A Case Study of New York City Preventive Child Welfare Services. Allison Metz.  National Implementation Research Network, University of North Carolina Abstract | Slides
  • Creating Meaningful Change for Social Impact in Education. Caryn Ward. National Implementation Research Network, University of North Carolina, US. Abstract | Slides
  • The District Capacity Assessment: Measuring the “next right steps” in US Education. Caryn Ward. National Implementation Research Network, University of North Carolina, US.
  • How To: A master class for intermediaries seeking to use implementation science to impact community change. Allison Metz & Jennifer Schroeder. National Implementation Research Network, University of North Carolina US & The Implementation Group, Denver, US.
    Abstract
    | Slides
  • Roles, Functions, Structures: The Importance of an Implementation Start-up Plan. Kathleen Ryan-Jackson. National Implementation Research Network, University of North Carolina, US. Abstract | Slides
  • Transforming Technical Assistance and Training: Providing implementation Informed Support for Complex System Change- the US Maternal and Child Health Workforce Development Center. Oscar Fleming. National Implementation Research Network, University of North Carolina, US.
 



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