Round 5: Root Driver Mapping

In this round the participants are engaged in a synchronous interaction, either face-to-face or virtually, and utilize the Cogniscope software (www.CWALtd.wetpaint.com) to construct a relational map displaying the influences among actions of higher relative importance, as determined from the voting results of Round 4. This "Root Drivers Map" draws distinctions between actions that exert strong leverage, appearing at the roots of the relational tree (the drivers), and actions that are less influential appearing at the branches of the tree. Drawing these distinctions are critical in the design of an action plan for overcoming the barriers to the actualization of an ideal, sustainable model for Assistive Technology services in Michigan to improve student outcomes.

The construction of the Root Drivers Map can be performed by engaging the participants in a structured dialogue either in the same location or in different locations, depending on their availability and other considerations.


The construction of the Root Drivers Map by the group of participants completes the group work with the utilization of the Structured Dialogic Design (SDD) approach. The Root Drivers Map represents a collaborative agreement by the stakeholders on "what will be done" for dealing with the barriers (Co-Laboratory II) to the attainment of the ideal model (Co-Laboratory I) for Assistive Technology services in Michigan to improve access to the general education curriculum.


We invite you to enter comments or offer your interpretation of the Root Drivers Map, just as you did orally during the face-to-face group work of Co-Laboratories I and II, by using the discussion tab of this page.

Following the completion of the Root Driver Map and the interpretive stories presented here by the participants, the KMT/FT will prepare a Summary Report and Post it in the "RESULTS" entry of the navigation bar.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR PARTICIPATION IN THE WEBSCOPE WIKI PROCESS, WHICH LASTED APPROXIMATELY ONE HALF MONTH.

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