Beth A Steenwyk specializes in the area of systems design and effective implementation practices for education and human services. Recognized as having an expertise in the development and implementation of large-scale initiatives Beth has provided consultative support, technical assistance and training to 6 (six) state education agencies, a State Community Mental Health Improvement Grant and select national organizations. Previously Beth has held the positions of Deputy Director of the Office of Special Education for the Michigan Department of Education, Executive Director of all MI IDEA funded initiatives and Chief Administrator for the State Schools for the Deaf. She has been a local director of Special Education for 5 LEA’s, a Special Education Supervisor, a Transition Specialist and a Special Education classroom teacher. Beth holds degrees from Calvin College, Grand Valley State University and Western Michigan University.
Using the Science of Implementation to Make Long-Lasting Change
Significant recent research shows how new projects and practices can be implemented more effectively and efficiently, including ensuring sustainability after grant funds end.
This training will assist teams to learn how to implement a new practice, project, or framework while working through several dimensions of proven implementation strategies. Each team will learn how to:
- Improve fidelity of implementation
- Enhance the sustainability of implementation efforts
- Scale-up successful programs and practices
- Explore how practices are sustained
- Key features of and reasons to use Implementation Science in the field
- Selection/identification of practices worth implementing
- Exploration and initial application of the elements of effective implementation of evidence-based practices
Who Should Attend
Individuals and teams responsible for implementing practices and/or supporting large scale initiatives. Teams will work through real or practice projects using implementation science technologies (see https://nirn.fpg.unc.edu/). Teams will benefit most if they have a key practice or initiative they are planning or currently implementing.
About Implementation Science
Understanding the key elements of implementation helps agencies and schools to more effectively choose and implement a new practice or initiative (such as Youth-Driven Wraparound, Multi-Tiered Systems of Support in Schools, Supported Employment, etc.).
This training will allow teams to apply the proven principles and features of implementation science to real life practice/s they select. Likewise it will be essential for participants to be able to articulate the level of implementation of their project (e.g., statewide and/or systems level, school level, individual agency level, individual level). Practices that can be more easily associated with student or system performance will be more easily applied to the learning activities for this two-day event.
JoAnne M. Malloy is a Research Associate Professor at the Institute on Disability at the University of New Hampshire. Dr. Malloy received a Master’s Degree in Social Work Administration and Planning from the University of Tennessee in 1981 and a Doctorate of Philosophy in Education from the University of New Hampshire in April 2011. She joined the staff of Institute on Disability (NH’s University Center for Excellence in Disability) in 1991 and has directed several state and federally-funded youth transition, employment, and dropout prevention projects with a focus on youth with emotional and behavioral disorders and implementation of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) and School Mental Health. In 1996, she developed a transition and career development planning model for youth with emotional and behavioral disorders, known as RENEW (Rehabilitation, Empowerment, natural supports, Education, and Work). RENEW has since been replicated in educational, mental health and juvenile detention settings in New Hampshire and 6 other states, producing positive educational, vocational, and behavioral health outcomes. Dr. Malloy has published numerous articles and book chapters on employment and transition for youth with emotional disorders and adults with mental illness, and teaches at the undergraduate and graduate level at the University of New Hampshire.
Date & Time
$599 per attendee