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Collaborative, Participatory, and Empowerment Evaluation Sponsored Series
As Co-chair of the Collaborative, Participatory, and Empowerment Evaluation TIG with Liliana Rodriguez-Campos, we are highlighting our "Empowerment Evaluation at Google (and Beyond) Series" and encourage you to join us.
It includes an AEA 365 Coffee Break, an AEA365 blog posting, and an AEA eStudy. It is a rare opportunity to get a glimpse into what we are learning while facilitating capacity building and specifically evaluation training. We have provided the dates and described the series events below:
"Coffee Break" Webinar
“Coffee Break”: Using the Power of Rubrics and Technology for Empowerment Evaluation at Google and Beyond - Fetterman and Ravitz
We highlighted how we use rubrics to enhance group learning in empowerment evaluation at Google and in higher education, specifically the Pacifica Graduate Institute. In addition, we discussed how an analysis of the patterns of student self- and peer ratings helps instructors determine where students/participants understand the concepts and where additional attention is merited.
Some of the “free” technology we used included: Doctopus (manage classroom assignments and assessments), Goobrics for Students (self- and peer assessment), and Google Forms (online surveys). We are also using an Evaluation Planning Worksheet to facilitate the process.
June 16 & 23 eStudy: We will complete the series with an eStudy about Empowerment Evaluation, Google,Higher Education, and the use of rubrics to focus group learning (two 1.5 hour sessions). It is titled: Online tools and strategies for empowerment evaluation at Google and beyond: Building evaluation capacity by harnessing the power of rubrics. It will provide additional depth into empowerment evaluation concepts and online tools and strategies, ranging from process use and the use of critical friends to using a virtual classroom to facilitate group learning and enhance instruction.
This is scheduled for June 16 & 23 2:00-3:30 pm EST.
It will provide additional depth into empowerment evaluation concepts and online tools and strategies, ranging from process use and the use of critical friends to using a virtual classroom to facilitate group learning. To register go to this page and scroll down: http://www.eval.org/p/cm/ld/fid=121
Please join us for any part of or all of the series we have planned for you. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at email@example.com
* Our latest book: Fetterman, D.M, Kaftarian, S., and Wandersman. A. (2015). Empowerment Evaluation: Knowledge and Tools for Self-Assessment, Evaluation Capacity Building, and Accountability. Thousand Oaks, Ca: Sage.
* Article describing use of technology: Ravitz, J., & Hoadley, C. (2005). Supporting change and scholarship through review of online resources in professional development settings. British Journal of Educational Technology, 36(6), 957-974. http://academia.edu/1139425