Phase Five: Operationalizing
The Operationalizing Phase could be considered the implementation phase of the change process. Fullan describes implementation as “what happens in practice,” but also acknowledges that “planned change attempts rarely succeed as intended.” There are two steps involved in the Operationalizing phase of the Planning, Understanding, Researching, Preparing, Operationalizing, Sustaining, Evaluating Framework. The first step includes providing on-going support in the form of providing differentiated professional learning through professional development opportunities. During Operationalizing, the second step will be to ensure that there is continued buy-in for the innovation adoption. Presenting at a conference is an effective way to give teachers a platform to share their experiences and for personal on-going professional development. A good starting place is small conferences such as local affiliates of International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE).