Creating a Logic Model for Your Plan
Teams that develop and use a logic model have a sound way to plan their actions and identify what they expect to see as evidence that their actions are successful and to assess their progress toward those goals.
—Joellen Killion & Patricia Roy, Becoming a Learning School
By creating a Logic Model, you make visible and explicit the changes you expect to see as a result of implementing your professional development design that will ultimately result in student learning. This model will also help you to create an evaluation plan prior to implementing your design. This model, or blueprint, will help you logically work through a process to achieve your measurable goals. Too often schools jump into the implementation of a plan without spending enough time in the planning and design phases to ask the hard questions up front and plan for long-term monitoring and results. In the end, the logic model guides schools to work smarter not harder, be proactive versus reactive, drill down to ensure goals are attainable for both teacher and student learning, and hold everyone accountable who is a part of the plan.
As you learned this week, a logic model has five main components:
Inputs/ResourcesActionsInitial OutcomesIntermediate OutcomesIntended Results
Use the guidelines in this week’s Learning Resources to explain how you will address each of these components in a logic model for the design you will implement at your study school. Explain the logic that connects the inputs/resources, to the actions, to the initial outcomes, to the intermediate outcomes, and, ultimately, to the intended results. Support your explanations with information from the Learning Resources this week and/or from previous weeks of the course. Then, create a logic model in chart form.
Submit a written explanation of the components in your logic model and include your logic model in chart form as an appendix.
(Approximate length 4-5 pages (written assignment);1-2 pages (logic model chart))