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Right from the start, the essential guide to implementing school initiatives, James Marshall ; foreword by Douglas Fisher - electronic bk

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Summary
Finally, clear guidance on how to design programs that last How many initiatives start with great fanfare only to end up accumulating dust on a shelf?  Right From the Start tackles this challenge head on by offering a reliable, evidence-based implementation process.  With upbeat clarity, this book examines the meaning of initiative, provides an intuitively sequenced structure and eagerly shares a vast array of tools. This is quite simply the book all veterans wish they had years ago. Drawing on Marshall's thousands of hours evaluating educational programs, this guidebook walks through the entire process of implementation, from needs assessment (more important than you think!) to evaluation--while providing strategies that yield predictable results. Organized to allow for reading cover to cover or to focus on a particular stage, the book includes Tools for analysis so you can effectively determine where you are and what you need Opportunities for self-assessment and reflection "Tales from the field" to help you avoid pitfalls and glean best practices Discussion questions for professional learning communities Every educator and policy maker has ideas and knows exactly what will improve their school.  That's the easy part.  But does the solution really fit the need of the school? Do the school players have the commitment or readiness to venture forward? To get it right the first time, apply Marshall's model of implementation in your school
Table Of Contents
RIGHT FROM THE START - FRONT COVER -- RIGHT FROM THE START -- COPYRIGHT -- CONTENTS -- LIST OF FIGURES -- LIST OF TABLES -- FOREWORD BY DOUGLAS FISHER -- ACKNOWLEDGMENTS -- ABOUT THE AUTHOR -- INTRODUCTION: IF ANY OUTCOME WILL DO . . . -- PART I - GETTING SMART THROUGH NEEDS ASSESSMENT -- CHAPTER 1 - SUCCESS STARTS WITH UNDERSTANDING NEEDS -- CHAPTER 2 - WHAT'S GOING ON HERE: BARRIERS AND STRENGTHS -- CHAPTER 3 - THE PEOPLE -- CHAPTER 4 - THE ORGANIZATION -- CHAPTER 5 - SUMMING UP BARRIERS AND STRENGTHS -- CHAPTER 6 - LET'S GET SMART -- CHAPTER 7 - COLLECTING NEEDS ASSESSMENT DATA -- CHAPTER 8 - COMING CLOSER TO CLARITY: SUMMARIZING NEEDS -- WRAP-UP FOR PART I. LINDA'S NEEDS IN FOCUS -- PART II - DESIGNING AND LAUNCHING THE INITIATIVE -- CHAPTER 9 - DESIGNING THE INITIATIVE -- CHAPTER 10 - YOUR SOLUTION: LEADING INITIATIVE DESIGN -- CHAPTER 11 - FACTS ABOUT FIDELITY -- CHAPTER 12 - MAPPING THE INITIATIVE TO YOUR SCHOOL OR DISTRICT -- CHAPTER 13 - THE INITIATIVE PLAN -- CHAPTER 14 - LEADING IMPLEMENTATION ACTION PLANNING -- CHAPTER 15 - EARLY WINS -- CHAPTER 16 - LEADERSHIP TO SUSTAIN AND PROMOTE PROGRAMS OVER TIME -- CHAPTER 17 - ADVICE FOR SCALING PROGRAMS -- WRAP-UP FOR PART II. LESSONS IN LEADERSHIP, INVENTING THE INITIATIVE -- PART III - FROM IMPLEMENTATION TO IMPACT -- CHAPTER 18 - CONTINUOUS MONITORING AND ADJUSTMENT -- CHAPTER 19 - PROGRAM EVALUATION PLANNING -- CHAPTER 20 - THE EVALUATION PLAN -- CHAPTER 21 - THREE PROGRAM EVALUATION MODELS -- CHAPTER 22 - DEVELOPING EVALUATION QUESTIONS -- CHAPTER 23 - DATA COLLECTION DECISIONS -- CHAPTER 24 - LINING THINGS UP: A CRITICAL POINT IN EVALUATION PLANNING -- CHAPTER 25 - MAKING FINDINGS PERSUASIVE AND ACTIONABLE -- CHAPTER 26 - MAKING RESULTS USEFUL -- WRAP-UP FOR PART III. INITIATIVE IMPACT -- EPILOGUE: LOOKING AHEAD -- APPENDICES -- APPENDIX A: CRAFTING SURVEYS
Language
eng
Literary Form
non fiction
Copyright
Edition
First edition.
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxx, 244 pages), color illustrations
Specific Material Designation
remote
Form Of Item
online
Isbn
9781071917664

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