Idea Readiness Tool

The purpose of the Idea Readiness Tool is to help guide the spread of new ideas within a school community. The Idea Readiness Tool begins with a very brief checklist that can be used to identify readiness for a new idea. Included with the checklist are a series of strategies specifically tailored for working with school communities at different stages of readiness. There is also a resource list for those interested in reading more information to support their use of these strategies.


For more information about this project contact: Laura Nieuwendyk, Project Coordinator at

  • Nykiforuk, C.I.J. and Nieuwendyk, L.M.(2016). Idea Readiness Tool: Understanding a School Community’s Readiness for Adopting a New Idea and Strategies for Taking Action. Download the PDF.