AI Lessons and Short Courses

AI Short Courses

AI Short Courses are interactive online short courses. Each course includes content, practice and assessment components and lasts between 30 minutes to one hour.

Capacity Assessment Administration Course

Capacity assessments can help organizations identify strengths and opportunities for improvement in their current implementation supports and resources. This course provides an overview of different capacity assessments, such as the Drivers Best Practices Assessment and the District Capacity Assessment, and instructions on the administration process. In addition, you will have opportunities to practice the administration process. After completing the course, you will have knowledge and skills to administer a capacity assessment and support the use of results for action planning and improvements. To gain access to online NIRN-SISEP data system for ease of data collection and reporting, it is recommended that participants first complete this course.




AI Lessons

AI Hub Lessons will get you and your team started using implementation tools and practices, so that you can build implementation skills and capacity. These resources can be used for self-paced learning or professional development in a team setting.

Implementation Quick Start

Estimated time:

5 min, 10 sec

This 5-minute presentation provides a quick overview of Implementation Science and the National Implementation Research Network's Active Implementation Frameworks.

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Coaching Series

Take part in an interactive session that highlights a research driven approach to coaching. The series begins with an overview lesson that will be supported by additional lessons that address more specific content, skill areas, and practice in the future.

Coaching Overview Module
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Coaching Practice Profile
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Coaching Behavior Module
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Continuum of Coaching Supports Module
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Drivers Ed

This short series of lessons provides a quick booster on each individual Implementation Driver, then an opportunity to practice and apply the driver concepts.

Fidelity
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Selection
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Decision Support Data Systems
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Coaching
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Lesson 1
The Hexagon Tool

The AI Hub lesson on using the Hexagon Tool is being redesigned for our newest version of the tool. Check back in Fall 2019!

Lesson 2
Usable Innovations

Estimated time:

10 min

After this lesson you will be able to: identify four criteria that distinguish a usable innovation, identify the implementation stage at which the fit of innovation is assessed and select and employ appropriate tools and processes for assessing the fit of an innovation.

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Lesson 3
Practice Profiles

Estimated time:

13 min, 4 sec

Practice profiles enable a program to be teachable, learnable, and doable in typical human service settings. This two-part lesson on Developing Practice Profiles we offer an overview of practice profiles, including their purpose, benefits, and criteria. In part two, we jump into making practice profiles happen. We outline the development process, as well as steps in facilitating their design with your team.

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Lesson 4
Creating a Training Plan

Estimated time:

11 min, 1 sec

This lesson provides a quick overview of the Training Plan Template, a planning tool 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.

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Lesson 5
Coaching System Development Worksheet

Estimated time:

12 min, 12 sec

This lesson provides a quick overview of the Coaching System Development Worksheet along with research and rationales supporting the use of coaching to build your implementation capacity. The Coaching System Development Worksheet can be used to initiate those early discussions about the importance of coaching and the facilitative supports administrators need to consider to ensure a systemic commitment to coaching.

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Lesson 6
The PDSA Cycle

Estimated time:

10 min, 58 sec

This online lesson describes the key components in each PDSA Cycle phase and identifies why and when PDSA Cycles are used for rapid cycle problem solving in active implementation.  After the lesson, you should be able to apply a PDSA Cycle to engage in rapid cycle problem solving as a Team.

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Lesson 7
Stages of Implementation Analysis: Where are we?

Estimated time:

14 min, 49 sec

This online lesson describes the key functions of the Stages of Implementation Analysis planning tool and high level activities related to the stages of implementation.  After the lesson, you should be able to use the tool to evaluate your stage-based work and create a stage-based action plan using data gathered from the tool.

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Lesson 8
Coaching Service Delivery Plan

Estimated time:

11 min, 29 sec

Most skills needed by successful instructional staff can be introduced in training but really are learned on the job with the help of coaching.  Coaching not only expands the knowledge and skills taught in training, but also builds competence and confidence in delivering the innovation.

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Lesson 9
Communications Protocol - Linking Teams

Estimated time:

9 min, 26 sec

To be effective, useful to the work of the organization and include all appropriate levels, communication must be strategically planned and consciously monitored. This lesson introduces you to a tool for creating a strategic plan for communication in your organization.

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