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Success Story: Networked Improvement Community


The Region 5 Networked Improvement Community (NIC) applies principles of implementation science to problems of practice in education. If you'd like to learn more, the Region 5 NIC designed a series of self-guided online courses to assist educational leaders in learning about the NIC process and how it can inform education initiatives and continuous improvement efforts. 

Region 5 NIC members also developed facilitator resources for education leaders to support continuous improvement. These resources may be adapted and used to address a variety of education-related problems that emerge within a single building or persist across a district, state, or region. 

The NIC resources are grouped into three progressive categories.

Apply principles of implementation science to improve students’ learning experiences in remote and hybrid learning environments.

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Facilitator Resources

The resources below are designed to support virtual meetings when not all members can be physically present; however, they can also be used in face-to-face and blended learning environments. For more information, please reach out to the Region 5 team at

Establish Teams & Identify the Problem

Developing a Theory of Improvement

Using Disciplined Inquiry to Drive Improvement