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Your Game Log contains a record of all of the Information and Diffusion Activities you have chosen, all of the staff members you have targeted with each of these activities, and the feedback or outcome of each activity.
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STRATEGY STAFF MEMBER(S) FEEDBACK (OUTCOME) ADOPTERS
1Personal InformationA (Principal)
B (Secretary)
C (Janitor)
D (Math Chairman)
E (Math Teacher)
 
 
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2Personal InformationF (Math Teacher)
G (Science Chairman)
H (Science Teacher)
I (Science Teacher)
J (Social Studies Chairwoman)
 
 
0
3Personal InformationK (Social Studies Teacher)
L (Social Studies Teacher)
M (Language Arts Chairman)
N (Language Arts Teacher)
O (Language Arts Teacher)
 
 
0
4Personal InformationP (Foreign Language Teacher)
Q (Industrial Arts Teacher)
R (Art Teacher)
S (Music Teacher)
T (Boys' P.E. Teacher)
 
 
0
5Personal InformationU (Girls P.E. Teacher)
V (Home Economics Teacher)
W (Guidance Counselor)
X (Library/AV Coordinator)
 
 
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6Talk ToB (Secretary) The Secretary is pleased to see that you acknowledge her importance. She's already beginning to accept you as a "member of the club." 
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7Talk ToX (Library/AV Coordinator) Although initially skeptical, this person is warming to the idea. He/she is willing to go along with it if others will. 
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8Talk ToM (Language Arts Chairman) This key person approves of your idea in principle and discusses it at lunch. Others listen. 
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9Talk ToT (Boys' P.E. Teacher) This person's negativism prevents him/her from really hearing your message. 
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10Talk ToV (Home Economics Teacher) Although initially skeptical, this person is warming to the idea. He/she is willing to go along with it if others will. 
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11Talk ToD (Math Chairman) This person is not one to take risks. 
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12Talk ToF (Math Teacher) He/she listens attentively to your ideas and shares them with his/her out-of-school compatriots. 
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13Talk ToT (Boys' P.E. Teacher) This person is not impressed with peer tutoring but now has a positive opinion about you as a person; he/she decides not to make a public issue of opposing this new project. 
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14Talk ToN (Language Arts Teacher) Your approach is right. He/she likes to feel that his/her professional standards are being appealed to and that his/her opinions are valued. 
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15Talk ToG (Science Chairman) Your discussion becomes a delighted sharing of enthusiasm, as this person is already convinced of the efficacy of peer tutoring. 
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16Talk ToH (Science Teacher) He/she listens attentively to your ideas and shares them with his/her out-of-school compatriots. 
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17Talk ToJ (Social Studies Chairwoman) This person's motto is "Seeing is believing." He/she wants to see the innovation in use by others before leaping in. 
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18Talk ToO (Language Arts Teacher) Although initially skeptical, this person is warming to the idea. He/she is willing to go along with it if others will. 
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19Talk ToQ (Industrial Arts Teacher) This person will carefully weigh the advantages and disadvantages before making a decision. 
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20Ask HelpB (Secretary) Your request, although an imposition, is perceived as a desire to get better acquainted. He/she agrees to help. 
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21Talk ToA (Principal) Unfortunately, you were hired by the district rather than by the school, so it's not going to be easy to get the principal on your side. However, if you do, your task will be much easier. He will not give you an appointment at this time, but your initiative is beginning to impress him. 
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22Talk ToC (Janitor) Through your conversation you both discover that you each have good intentions. You'll both show more consideration in the future. 
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23Ask HelpC (Janitor) Your request, although an imposition, is perceived as a desire to get better acquainted. He/she agrees to help. 
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24Presentation Your presentation is a welcome change from the usual staff meeting trivia. 
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25Pilot TestF (Math Teacher) He/she is glad you asked because it's a chance to get involved in an innovation of real practical merit. 
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26Talk ToE (Math Teacher) GAIN ONE POINT IN AWARENESS. IF THE PRINCIPAL (A) IS IN THE TRIAL OR ADOPTION PHASE, ADD 2 MORE POINTS. 
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27PrintA (Principal)
G (Science Chairman)
M (Language Arts Chairman)
T (Boys' P.E. Teacher)
X (Library/AV Coordinator)
 
Your material is circulated and now the readers understand what it is you are trying to push; but they are not going to be moved by "propaganda." 
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28Site VisitA (Principal)
D (Math Chairman)
G (Science Chairman)
J (Social Studies Chairwoman)
M (Language Arts Chairman)
 
The members of the visiting team now see Riley Junior High in a new light. 
1
29Training Workshop (Self) This is a useful activity for those who already have a firm interest. Turnout is not great but enthusiasm is. 
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30Talk ToA (Principal) 

Oh-oh… an irate parent just appeared at the Principal's door.

This is not going to be a good time for discussion of your concerns.

But getting through to the Principal is worth the effort of trying again.

 
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31Ask HelpX (Library/AV Coordinator) You chose someone who is interested in new ideas and not afraid to pitch in and help it succeed 
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32Ask HelpM (Language Arts Chairman) Your request, although an imposition, is perceived as a desire to get better acquainted. He/she agrees to help. 
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33Ask HelpF (Math Teacher) Your ideas make sense and he/she is generally supportive, but still a bit reserved at this point. 
3
34Site VisitB (Secretary)
D (Math Chairman)
O (Language Arts Teacher)
T (Boys' P.E. Teacher)
X (Library/AV Coordinator)
 
The members of the visiting team now see Riley Junior High in a new light. 
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35Talk ToI (Science Teacher) This person is not one to take risks. 
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36Ask HelpQ (Industrial Arts Teacher) You chose someone who is interested in new ideas and not afraid to pitch in and help it succeed 
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37DemonstrationF (Math Teacher) A successful demonstration conducted by a teacher whom many others look to with respect. 
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38Mass Media Several whose opinions are respected happened to watch. 
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39Talk ToA (Principal) Unfortunately, the Principal really is too busy to see you today, but the Secretary promises to get you in next time. 
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40Talk ToA (Principal) Although your presence was not requested by the school, the federal funds you bring are most welcome. The Principal wants to see that the money is used as effectively as possible. 
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41Training Workshop (Prof.) Graduate students might be a captive audience, but your colleagues are not. Sparse attendance due to lack of credibility. 
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42Materials Workshop Just about everyone interested in peer tutoring turned out and really got involved. 
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43Mass Media The Principal is pleased at the good publicity the program brings to his school. 
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44Ask HelpS (Music Teacher) You happened to approach this person at a time when extracurricular demands were heaviest. Can't help right now. 
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45Ask HelpH (Science Teacher) By getting involved in the peer tutoring process this person begins to see its possibilities. 
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46Ask HelpS (Music Teacher) He/she is generally supportive and goes along with your request out of politeness. 
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47Ask HelpO (Language Arts Teacher) He/she responds positively to you but has reservations about peer tutoring. 
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48Talk ToK (Social Studies Teacher) By taking the time to talk to this person now you avoid the opposition "campaign" he/she might have undertaken later. 
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49Presentation Your presentation appeals to the teachers' sense of professionalism. 
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50Mass Media Those who pay much attention to TV are favorably affected, and they pass on this attitude to others. 
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The Diffusion Simulation Game was created in the Department of Instructional Systems Technology at Indiana University. The Web version was led by Dr. Ted Frick with designers Barbara Ludwig, K. J. Kim and Rui Huang. The DSG is based on a board game originally developed by Dr. Michael Molenda and Patricia Young.
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