Great Plan, Disappointing Results: Managing Implementation Is Critical

As educators look ahead to what they hope to accomplish next year in schools and school systems across the world, they may benefit from focusing as much attention on implementation as they do on planning. Educators understand that initiatives start strong but can fizzle by the finish line. The Standards for Professional Learning provide guidanceā€¦

Tool 1: Unpacking The Implementation Standard

Professional learning that increases educator effectiveness and results for all students applies research on change and sustains support for the implementation of professional learning for long-term change.

Tool 2: Identifying Next Actions

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Chapter 6: The emperor has no clothes

Explore a full chapter from A Playbook for Professional Learning: Putting the Standards into Action by Stephanie Hirsh and Shirley Hord. Available for purchase in the Learning Forward bookstore.

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