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Implementation Road Map to Expected Results

When charged with implementing a new initiative, one often faces differing ideas of what an initiative is and what it looks like in practice. This can lead to disparate forms of implementation that don’t all reach the goal of improved teaching and learning. What could be a clear route leading to expected results becomes an elusive Escher drawing. An innovation configuration (IC) map is a road map that defines a continuum of practices educators can use to progress from less-than-ideal to ideal implementation of any education initiative. Come learn how you can use an IC map to guide implementation of education initiatives with an example from REL Appalachia’s partnership with a district.

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  1. Understand the nature and purpose of innovation configuration maps and how they can serve as a valuable tool in implementing any education initiative.
  2. Learn how one school district used an innovation configuration map to develop a common language and vision for collaborative data use.
  3. Learn the conditions and supports necessary for successful application of innovation configuration maps in a variety of education settings.


  • Stephanie Wilkerson, Magnolia Consulting, LLC
  • Jason LaTurner, American Institutes for Research
  • Margie Johnson, Metro Nashville Public Schools
  • Garry Davis, American Institutes for Research


Stephanie Wilkerson, Pres, Magnolia Consulting LLC

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