Really, it’s simple: what’s in the middle matters. Collecting implementation data along the way can give us the confidence that our results are actually tied to the changes that we made. But it also gives us the information we need to make to make our programs better.
#2: Context matters: make sure your framework reflects your implementation stage
As we look at professional development, and as district administrators are trying to decide the impact, and what’s going to make effective change, we pulled out several different buckets that aligned with the evidence and the research.
If you’re popping into a Zoom call as an administrator, what are you looking for? How do you set up the learning environment to know that your students are going to be successful, your teachers are going to be successful? Are there any purchases that need to be made? And so once you’ve laid the foundation (left), you can start focusing on facilitating online learning (right):