2 years, 5 months ago Heather KingParticipant
I’m Heather, and I’ve been involved with STEM education for more than 20 years – as a student, practitioner, researcher, and evaluator. I’m presenting a workshop on program evaluation and collective impact at the upcoming E2E Community of Practice Convening this November.
I work for an organization called Mission Measurement that seeks to create standard definitions for program outcomes and activities. Then, we can use these definitions to “translate” what programs do, and what they achieve, into the same “language.” This language can be used to understand our collective impact, identify gaps in service, and ultimately understand if we’re achieving STEM for all.
All I need from you is 15 minutes to fill out this short survey that helps you do this “translation.” The survey will ask about a single program (not your whole organization, if you have multiple programs, though you’re welcome to fill out the survey for each of your programs), including the outcome(s) you aim for, the students you serve, and where you operate. I will share findings in my workshop on November 15th in Orange County, and will also share with the wider community through this forum. The more responses I get the more informative this will be, so please consider filling out the survey, even if you can’t attend the conference!
Here is the link: http://www.tinyurl.com/E2E2018
Please reach out if you have any questions!2 years, 5 months ago adamsmarydmjkParticipant
Hi, all, and thank you Heather for beginning this conversation. We in Greater Cincinnati have a similar landscaping need and project underway. See more below and please let us know if you have information to share and/or would like to talk live.
STEM Ecosystems Network – The GCSC, as part of our updated strategic plan, is seeking to inventory Community Partners working on STEM education across our region. Our initial focus is on non-profit organizations who supplement district curricula with after school, weekend, and summer programs. We know there are a lot of these organizations; however to date we have not been able to “map” them to expand the reach of our collaborative, look for opportunities to connect & scale, and to find ways to ‘scaffold’ student participation.
We are interested it other STEM Ecosystems have attempted to do this type of landscape. If so, what were your key learnings and watchouts as you canvassed and collected the data?. How did you organize and visualize the data? And, what were your biggest insights and benefits to doing this work? As we get started on this work, we would like to learn from and reapply best practices. We would appreciate any replies by email and also for those of you attending the STEM Funders Network meeting in a few weeks, we will also be joining and can talk it when together.
Thank you in advance.
Uday Sheth – Greater Cincinnati STEM Collaborative (GCSC) Board Chair
Mary Adams – GCSC Co-Founder and ~Executive Director
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