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The Implementation Stages Planning tool supports the identification of the current stage of implementation, as well as supports planning and improvement.
Review a set of 5 scenarios. For each scenario mark one of the following: A) Exploration B) Installation C) Initial Implementation D) Full Implementation E) None of these
Before starting “something new,” it’s important to review what already exists and how your district is using existing resources. This activity can help delineate how much is already being asked of staff and determine if the “new” will fit with the “existing.”
The ImpleMap interview process assists implementation specialists in collecting information to inform active implementation planning and development in the organization.
This interactive lesson describes the key functions of the Stages of Implementation Analysis planning tool and high level activities related to the stages of implementation
Exploration Stage processes are designed to assure mutually informed agreement to proceed with use of an innovation; both the Implementation Team and the organization understand what is to be done, how it will be done, and the resources and timelines for doing it.
An interview with Melissa Van Dyke about creating readiness for change.
An action plan is simply a way of guiding the implementation team’s discussion and identification of the next right steps in implementing your program, then holding yourselves accountable for accomplishing those activities within a specified timeline.
How do you start engaging in stage-based implementation activities? Review the Module 1 material on Implementation Stages then consider these questions. We encourage you to discuss these with your team and/or to write down your responses.
Using the Stages of Implementation Analysis tool, think of a current initiative at your site and consider which components of the Exploration Stage were in place, partially in place or not in place when it was first launched. How about now?
After reviewing Module 4: Implementation Stages, create a 3-minute elevator speech for district leadership, a superintendent or principal explaining the importance of purposefully move through Implementation Stages.
By “linking” communication protocols, organizations form a practice-policy communication cycle. These feedback processes provide supportive policy, funding, and operational environments for new initiatives, as well as systems changes.
The Training Plan Template is designed to help guide your team’s planning process in developing a training program. This tool can be used to guide discussions around rationale, core components, knowledge, skills, outcomes and assessment.
The Hexagon Tool is designed to help states, districts, and schools systematically evaluate new and existing innovations via six broad factors: needs, fit, resource availability, evidence, readiness for replication and capacity to implement.
Think about a time you were trying to use a new education skill or program. As an individual or with your team, reflect on these questions.
Implementation Stages outline the integrated, non‐linear process of deciding to use an effective innovation and having it fully in place to realize outcomes. Active implementation stages are Exploration, Installation, Initial Implementation and Full Implementation.