The following materials will help jurisdictions who wish to implement the LAS with the initial planning process. Some materials have been created by jurisdictions who have implemented the LAS. Others have been created by the LAS Team.
Explains NCWWI, of which LAS is one component
External Checklist for Jurisdictions:
Provides detail of what to consider prior to holding the LAS in a jurisdiction
LAS participants need support to complete the academy. Successful jurisdictions have provided specific types of supports and incentives.
LAS implementation decisions include how the academy will be marketed, how a cohort will be recruited, and how to communicate basic expectations to new cohort members.
Recruitment and Marketing:
Colorado: LAS Brochure 2011
Indiana: LAS Announcement 2011-2012
Illiniois: LAS Announcement 10-5-12
The LAS is a 7-9 month blended learning program. There are six on line modules and six live (jurisdiction run) sessions (LAS Learning Network, or LASLN) following each module. Setting up a course calendar will be an early task to complete.
NCWWI is part way through a second 5 year grant. Substantial evaluation has been accomplished during the first 5 years and continues with NCWWI jurisdictions. Other jurisdictions who choose to implement the LAS on their own will not have access to the NCWWI evaluation component, but may wish to develop their own evaluation.