How can an educator implement an evidence-based practice or program with fidelity?
Page 3: Prepare for Implementation
Once you have learned the requirements for implementing an EBP, you can proceed to the next stage: preparing for implementation. Although often overlooked, this important stage can be crucial to implementing an EBP efficiently and with fidelity. This stage involves securing and organizing resources. Although some EBPs require minimal resources, others require a significant number. Regardless, it is important to identify and have them all in place prior to implementing the EBP, such as the ones listed below.
- Teacher materials (e.g., manual, demonstration tools)
- Student materials (e.g., books, manipulatives, handouts)
- Equipment (e.g., computer, timer)
- A scheduled time set aside for implementation
- Time for planning lessons
- Time for ongoing training, coaching, or mentoring as needed
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To foster successful implementation of an EBP, you need to have in place an effective classroom management plan. Additionally, make certain that your children or students understand the procedures specific to the EBP. For example, if the EBP involves children or students working in small groups or pairs, you should develop rules and procedures for working in groups and create an environment in which they are able to work effectively with limited supervision.