LESSON 3:I – WHAT ARE THE LEARNING OBJECTIVES OF THIS LESSON?
What are we learning?
Welcome to Lesson 3: Plan. We know you’re quite skilled in planning and understand that the more thoughtfully a plan is designed, the better chance for a successful project. In this lesson we explore a variety of topics: evidence-based practice, research and identifying programs and policies that hold promise for your agency and city.
As you move through the lesson, we wish to support you in connecting the dots between your project’s hypothesis, goals, measurable activities and outcomes. Enjoy the learning.
In this lesson, you will be introduced to the planning phase of continuous quality improvement (CQI). You will explore programs and policies on evidence-informed strategies. You’ll engage in analysis of research to strengthen your ability to identify and analyze practice, protocols and policies. This section will also focus on creating a hypothesis and logic model.
Participants completing the classroom, coaching and online lesson will be able to:
- Describe the second component of CQI: Plan
- Demonstrate ability to plan
- Articulate how CQI relates to strategic planning
- List ways that CQI can affect local office practice
- Understand the role data plays in planning
- Create a hypothesis (if we do “A” then “B” will happen) based on research
- Demonstrate the ability to describe a logic model with hypothesis, activities and outcomes
- Demonstrate the planning phase for a local project
- Articulate the difference between evidence-based and evidence-informed practices
- Articulate difference between best practice and promising practices
- Identify benefits of evidence-informed practice
- Identify trusted and well-known sources for behavioral health, child welfare, public health, youth development and education research
- Identify research to inform solutions
- Describe how data may inform policy
- Create a hypothesis
- Conduct the planning phase for local innovation
- Communicate the course process with local staff the goals of the second phase of the local project/innovation: planning