We are committed to supporting districts and schools through a comprehensive model of training and ongoing technical assistance. We recognize that training alone will have a marginal impact on changing practices of individuals; as is documented through the research of Joyce and Showers, (1987). A comprehensive model of technical assistance includes supporting the establishment of organizational capacity as well as supporting staff competency to increase the likelihood that trained practices will be implemented and sustained.
There is solid and converging evidence about what approaches work in education. What has historically been missing is effective implementation of those practices: supporting staff so they know when, where, how and with whom to implement a given practice or intervention. This body of work was summarized in Implementation Research: A Synthesis of the Literature (Fixsen, D. L., Naoom, S. F., Blase, K. A., Friedman, R. M. & Wallace, F., 2005).
Three implementation frameworks are the focus of the technical assistance that we provide to districts and schools to support successful and sustained implementation of research based practices.
In addition to open professional development offerings across the course of the school year, the Kalamazoo RESA Instructional Center provides services and support to schools and districts in the region through a continuum of support customized to the individual needs of the district or school.
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Interested in customized, in-district technical assistance?
Start the process by completing the Technical Assistance Survey. You will be contacted within 48 hours after completing the survey.
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KRESA's Instructional Center offers SB-CEUs for most of our workshops and trainings. Depending on the workshop, you will be charged a $10 or $15 fee if you choose to earn SB-CEUs.
Please contact Linda Bussema with additional questions at 269.250.9210.