Day 2.0: Theorizing and Planning Change (Weaving and Unweaving)

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Change Narrative Gallery Walk

Teams made wonderful posters to describe, define, and visualize their change narrative and then participated in a gallery walk to share their work and to get and give feedback via post-it notes.  Here are some examples of their amazing work and feedback:

Mapping Change

Participants then completed a mini-jigsaw shared reading of “Mapping Change: Using a Theory of Change to Guide Planning and Evaluation”:


This was followed by completion of a BSILI PL Hub Rubric in which participants identified what they wanted to change, what professional learning is needed to support their efforts to make this change, and filled in the Activity (immediate) and Knowledge (potential) fields in the Hub Rubric.

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After this, Program Theory was introduced:



Then we learned more about the Theory of Change which helps explain how and why an organization will bring about the intended impact:



Once this foundation was established, 3CSN’s learning networks and theory of change were introduced:

LA College Promise and Denver School District’s Theories of Change were provided as examples:

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West LA College’s LACP Outreach & Recruitment timeline and Theory of Action (logic model) were then provided as an example of implementation:


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Logic Modeling

After taking this information in, we moved forward to logic modeling:

Then we practiced by completing a puzzle reassembling pieces of an existing logic model:


Many additional examples of logic models and theories of change can be found in the BSILI 2019 binders and under Handouts (coming soon!).

Next up was for teams to try our hands at logic modeling:

This was followed by peer review of this logic model with an assigned partner team:


Logic Models and Wenger, et al – Professional Learning Rubric

In order to help assess the learning that is happening in communities and networks, it is helpful to examine the value participants have found, including at different levels.  We went over the Wenger Rubric in more detail, then teams practiced applying the value rubric to their logic models:


Teams then completed a rubric development exercise:


The day ended with a working session and some musical shenanigans!

Day 2.0 PowerPoint 


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