Module 4: Stages

Video Vignette 12: What Research Says About Readiness

An interview with Melissa Van Dyke about creating readiness for change.

Handout 13: Implementation Stages

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.

Activity 4.6 (Stages): Using the Stages of Implementation Analysis Tool

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?

Activity 4.7a (Stages): Implementation Stages Elevator Speech

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.

Activity 4.5 (Stages): Linking Communication Protocols

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.

Activity 4.4 (Stages): Developing a Training Plan

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.

Activity 4.3 (Stages): “Exploring” with the Hexagon Tool

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.

Activity 4.2 (Stages): “Exploring” with the Initiative Inventory

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.”

Activity 4.1 (Stages): Reflecting on Rationales

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.
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