Selecting instructional materials is one of the most important decisions a district will make, and charting a strong implementation plan is crucial to maximizing those high-quality instructional materials. We believe that it is important for systems leaders to always have an eye toward implementation planning, even as they are going through their adoption process.
To support districts in this work, CalCurriculum adapted the Hexagon Discussion and Analysis Tool, which was developed by the National Implementation Research Network (NIRN). The original tool has been adapted with a specific focus on instructional materials adoption and implementation.
If you’re interested in learning about the Hexagon Tool and how it can be used to support your district or charter’s implementation planning, this video will give you a short introduction and walk through an example of how it can be used by a district.
Adapted from: Metz, A. & Louison, L. (2019) The Hexagon Tool: Exploring Context. Chapel Hill, NC: National Implementation Research Network, Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Based on Kiser, Zabel, Zachik, & Smith (2007) and Blase, Kiser & Van Dyke (2013). https://implementation.fpg.unc.edu/resource/the-hexagon-an-exploration-tool/