IPP Demosites

Professional Networking

We are examining professional networks, or collaborations and learning communities, among and between schools who visit our IPP Demonstration Sites. These professional networks allow us to determine the reach of our IPP across WA State (e.g., schools that adopt and implement what they learn from our IPP Demonstration Sites in their own school contexts). We are additionally using social network analysis to understand, monitor, and evaluate the implementation process of inclusionary practices in participating schools. Social network analysis is a well-validated methodology for investigating collaboration and intervention diffusion through graphical analysis. This methodology allows us to identify and connect demonstration sites within professional networks. For example, we are able to identify how schools are connected through school visits, shared materials, and communication.