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​Phase 3: Implementation

Step 5

The steering committee develops an implementation action plan.

Use the school vision (Step 3) and needs and resources assessment results (Step 4) to develop an implementation action plan.  Include systematic actions and a timeline for integration in the plan.
Step 6Instructional leaders provide initial professional  development for those launching the initiative.

District trainers provide initial professional development to ensure staff is grounded in the theory, principles, and strategies that make the program effective.

The broader school community should be introduced to the core components of the Career Ready Skills and details about how it will be introduced.

Step 7Educators piloting the program launch Career Ready Skill integration in select classrooms.

Educators begin to integrate Career Ready Skills in their classrooms

Educators meet regularly with school leaders and each other to receive additional coaching and support, and to reflect on and strategize about schoolwide implementation.

Step 8All school staff engage in instruction and integrate Career Ready Skills.All educators receive in-depth professional development. Once the pilot staff becomes proficient in Career Ready Skill integration, ongoing professional development should be provided to enhance staff's capacity to integrate Career Ready Skill concepts & instructional strategies into core curriculums.
Step 9The school community revisits activities and adjusts for improvement.School leaders and the steering committee, with input from the school community revisit all the steps at regular intervals to determine what (if any) adaptations are needed to improve, adjust, and/or expand Career Ready Skills integration. This focus on continual assessment also provides an opportunity to celebrate successes along the way and develop both classroom and other special programming that may contribute to expanding students' Career Ready Skills growth.