AI Modules

AI Modules are short (30-45 minute) online modules designed to be self-paced, or blended with in pre-service and in-service training. They include content, activities and assessments designed to promote the knowledge and practice of implementation science and scaling-up.

AI Lessons

AI Lessons are very short (5-15 minute), interactive web presentations designed to help you and your team get started and get better with Active Implementation. They focus on specific implementation tools and practices and can be viewed online for self-paced learning or used for professional development in a team setting.

Implementation Quick Start

This 5-minute presentation provides a quick overview of Implementation Science and NIRN's Active Implementation Frameworks.


Lesson 1: The Hexagon Tool

The Hexagon Tool helps states, districts, and schools systematically evaluate new and existing interventions via six broad factors: needs, fit, resource availability, evidence, readiness for replication and capacity to implement.


Lesson 2: Usable Interventions

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


Lesson 3: Practice Profiles

Practice profiles enable a program to be teachable, learnable, and doable in typical human service settings. In this lesson you will learn to: identify the purpose of a practice profile, identify critical areas for successful practice profile development, identify levels of performance for a NIRN practice profile, and employ the practice profile process to operationalize your program or intervention.


Lesson 4: Creating A Training Plan

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.



Module 1: An Overview of Active Implementation

Learn about the five Active Implementation Frameworks and the potential to apply them in your setting.


Module 2: Implementation Drivers

This overview of the Implementation Drivers is designed to help you think about developing and sustaining the infrastructure you need to improve and sustain new instructional practices and behavior supports so that academic and behavioral outcomes improve.


Module 3: Implementation Teams

Implementation Teams support the implementation, sustainability, and scale-up of usable interventions by integrating the use of implementation stages, drivers and improvement cycles. This module is designed to assist new and existing Implementation Teams in actively building capacity and scaling-up programs and innovations.


Module 4: Implementation Stages

This module provides an overview of Implementation Stages.  Implementation Stages provide guidance to Teams on their journey to implement selected programs and practices.  For applied purposes and illustration, the module uses state and local educational systems as context.


Module 5: Improvement Cycles

Improvement Cycles support the purposeful process of change. Implementation Teams use Improvement Cycles to change on purpose. In this module you will learn about Improvement Cycles and how to begin applying them in your setting.


Module 6: Usable Interventions

March 2014



Modules and Lessons