Detailed analysis of action
What does this step involve?
Having drafted a preliminary SELFIE-based Action Plan, with a list of actions to be implemented (Step 4), you are now ready to describe each action in greater detail. In this step, you will outline when, who, what, and how each action should be implemented. For each action you need to define:
- Timeframe: When the action will be run and completed?
- Responsibility: Who will be responsible for implementing and overseeing an activity?
- Resources: What resources are needed to perform the action?
- Success Criteria: What are the expected outcomes of the action?
- Monitoring and Evaluation: How will progress be monitored and evaluated?
How do we perform this step?
For this step, you need to describe in greater detail each action of the SELFIE-based Action Plan. More specifically, for each action the following information needs to be provided:
- Timeframe: Specify a realistic timeframe for concluding each action. Decide when the action will start and when it must be completed. This should be a rough estimate, not a set timetable, and you should allow for some flexibility. However, planning of the implementation phase is important in case there are dependencies among some actions.
- Resources: Identify the resources (i.e., personnel, equipment, services etc.) needed to carry out the activities. If they are not available, you need to consider how to acquire them. The resources could include: additional digital technologies to support teaching and learning; involving external personnel and organisations to help the school integrate digital technologies etc.
- Responsibility: Nominate of person(s) responsible for: (a) implementing the action and/or (b) assisting in this action and (c) overseeing implementation of the action. Usually, overseeing an action is a task for a member of the SELFIE PTK Coordinating team.
- Success Criteria: Establish clear and, if possible, measurable indicators of what successful outcomes or impact should be. This will allow you to monitor the activity, measure improvement, and track progress towards achieving the goals set. Well defined and possibly measurable outcomes are needed not only for monitoring an action, but more importantly to determine its success and effectiveness.
- Monitoring and Evaluation: Define the tools and methods to use for examining and monitoring progress being made towards the goals of the action. Evaluation data could be both quantitative and qualitative. To collect valid and reliable data, it is recommended to use more than one source of data. Information and data may come from teachers’ perspectives emerging from interviews or questionnaires, analysis of digital learning-path or lesson plans, direct classroom observation, video-class recordings, etc. Students could also be asked to provide feedback to allow comparison between students’ and teachers’ perspective. Moreover, it is important to define how progress will be reported, how frequently, when and by whom.
Defining all the above information will give you a solid basis for implementing your school’s SELFIE-based Action Plan and allow you to follow up each individual action. Remember that the purpose of an effective action plan is not to implement as many actions as possible, but to achieve the goals that have been set. You always need to review your action plan, keeping in mind the goals and overall priorities set.
What support do we have for this step?
Detailed analysis of action
A template to use for fine planning and setting evaluation means for an action. File available in both MS Word and PDF format for any school to download and use.
Template for SELFIE-based action plan
You can use the SELFIE-based action plan template for the analysis of each action described in Step 4. Template is available in printed format ( MS Word, PDF ) and through the online environment (Πλατφόρμας διαχείρισης των Προγραμμάτων του ΤΕΤ).
VIDEOS from #SELFIEPTKMOOC
In the last part of this video from #SELFIEPTKMOOC (see video from minute 5:00 up to end), you can find out more about how to describe each action in a greater detail.
Checklist of outcomes
When you have finished this step, you should have: