Stages and Tools for the Local Education Agency (LEA)
Professional Learning System Framework
Those responsible for professional learning will benefit from applying findings from change research and implementation science to support and sustain improvement efforts. A clear change management strategy will recognize the importance of stakeholder engagement, clear communication, well-defined roles and responsibilities, clear action plans, feedback loops, and continuous improvement strategies. High-quality systems regularly and systematically seek feedback to improve performance over time. School, district, and state leaders have additional responsibilities for ensuring alignment and coherence and reducing fragmentation of efforts.
The changes made using Title IIA funds is just the beginning of the process. When the initial changes you make are complete, you've achieved a major milestone and you should celebrate your success. But the real work is not finished yet. Achieving your vision takes time and continuous improvement holds the key to getting there. Your change will not come from merely building and implementing something good - it will come from using it: using it over time, refining it, making it better and better, and allowing it to become a permanent part of the district and the policies and processes in place or refine.
The key to successful process improvement is sustaining improvement.
The tool in this stage will support the LEA with its responsibility for scaling and institutionalizing change.