Transformation in Action Practices
Transformation in Action (TA) Practices are evidence-based methods for transforming educational systems.
Design is a strengths-based practice that generates a collective agreement about an ideal future education system for all students in a community.
The Priorities practice focuses teams on their current stage of implementation for a given educational practice and then identifies steps needed to achieve sustainable use of the practice.
The Data practice is a process that draws together multiple sources of data to prompt meaningful conversations about the current state of the system that lead to decisions about priorities for change.
SWIFT coaching is an equity-minded partnership that leverages trusting relationships, seeks relevant knowledge and information, and leans into simple and complex issues for the transformation of education systems. A cornerstone of SWIFT coaching is an ongoing comparison of the present to an equitable state.
Teaming defines the roles and communication strategies involved in carrying out whole education system transformation and the supportive TA practices. Teaming helps build capacity to reach more than just one teacher or school.
The Resources practice is a mapping and matching process that provides a structure to efficiently identify and allocate resources to support implementation efforts.
“Practitioners’ interactions with children and families are the keys to any successful intervention.”
-Dean Fixsen, Karen Blase, Sandra Naoom and Michelle Duda
Fixsen, D., Blase, K., Naoom, S., & Duda, M. (2015). Implementation drivers: Assessing best practices. National Implementation Science Network (NIRN), 19.
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