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.
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.
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.