Kansas Technical Assistance System Network (TASN)
provides technical assistance to support school districts’ systematic implementation of evidence-based practices.

Implementation Process

Kansans Can Competency Framework Implementation Process

We strive to empowers educators to effectively facilitate students’ intrapersonal and interpersonal competency development through academic courses (addressing standards and competencies simultaneously) through consistent, meaningful, evidence-based methods. Following implementation science research, this implementation process guides schools and individual educators from exploration to sustainable implementation of embedded, meaningful, and transferable competency instruction. Our goal is to support educators to empower students to become socially and emotionally engaged, caree- equipped, lifelong learners. Download the Implementation Process.

To garner buy-in and determine a professional learning and implementation process:

1. Explore competencies.

Analyze current practices, determine needs, gain buy-in.

2. Determine professional learning.

Explore professional learning options and determine the option(s) that will best support your school’s implementation of the selected competency.

Through participation in professional learning, each educator will guide competency development:

1. Develop a multi-week instructional plan.

Determine when and where instruction will occur, align instruction with curriculum, determine instructional strategies addressing each competency component. Instructional plans are designed to ensure that students (a) understand the competency and components, (b) know how the competency applies to them, (c) reflect on their strengths and challenges, (d) practice the competency over time,
(e) receive feedback throughout their practice, and (f) reflect on their development of the competency.

2. Implement and reflect on instruction.

Provide initial instruction, as well as guided and independent practice with feedback across time. Reflect on the implementation of the instructional plan, impact on students, and areas for refinement of instruction.

When systematically implementing a competency school-wide, utilize structures to support continuous refinement:

Make competency development a priority by including it as a regular agenda/discussion topic in learning communities or collaborative teams. Share successes and challenges, and support each other to refine instruction and practice opportunities.

Analyze, interpret, and discuss data; celebrate successes; and identify areas for improvement. Recognize students’ competency development and incorporate ongoing assessment to support students’ reflection on their own competency development. Determine small group and individualized interventions as needed for individual students.

Support students to determine strengths and areas for growth, and monitor progress. Assessment options include competency formative questionnaires, competency situational-judgement assessments, portfolios and performance-based assessments, class performance, and observation.

Share information about the competency and strategies that families can utilize to support competency development. Include competency development within conversations with parents/guardians, parent-teacher conferences, and individual plans of study. Garner feedback and information from families on their child’s competency development.

Ensure that educators are continually supported, and train/coach educators new to your school. Utilizing the Competency Implementation Roadmap, assess implementation and plan continued or refined competency instruction. The Roadmap and other implementation resources are available at http://pd.cccframework.org.