YFE TIG Week: Advancing Youth Equity through YPE by Nou Yang

I am Nou Yang from The Youth Leadership Initiative (YLI), a program of Amherst H. Wilder Foundation. YLI’s mission is to develop the next generation of multicultural leaders who have the skills and desire to contribute to making a thriving and inclusive community. YLI has been practicing Youth Participatory Evaluation (YPE) for a number of …

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YFE TIG Week: Co-leading evaluations with youth by Cara Karter and Julian Brown

Hello, we are Cara Karter, evaluator at After School Matters (ASM), and Julian Brown, former research and evaluation intern at ASM and current Chicago Public High School student. This summer we worked together on a mixed-methods implementation evaluation of an ASM initiative with the Chicago Police Department. This was the first time the Research & …

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YFE TIG Week: Engaging young people in online consultations using Slack by Dr. Natasha Koustova and Kimberly Bowman

We are Dr. Natasha Koustova and Kimberly Bowman and we work with Girl Guides of Canada.  Girl Guides represents nearly 100,000 girls and women across Canada and aims to be a catalyst for girls empowering girls.  As staff, we look for opportunities to meaningfully incorporate girls and ‘girl-voice’ into the organization’s design, research and evaluation …

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YFE TIG Week: Purple slushy data points: lessons learned from program evaluation in high school settings by Scott Mengebier

Hi, I’m Scott Mengebier and I work with an Evaluation team for a national foundation. For the past year, I have been leading our program evaluation in research compliance nationally, and driving data collection on a regional level for our largest project: measuring the impact of a social-emotional learning intervention on high schoolers’ academic performance …

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YFE TIG Week: Establishing and Maintaining Child and Youth Advisory Committees by Mónica Ruiz-Casares

I am Mónica Ruiz-Casares, Program Chair of the Youth Focused Evaluation TIG. I am Associate Professor in the Division of Social and Transcultural Psychiatry at McGill University and Researcher at the Sherpa University Institute in Montreal. I am also member of the International and Canadian Child Rights Partnership (ICCRP), a group of academic and research centers, non-government …

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HPEER TIG Week: Evaluating Inter-professional Quality Improvement Education: Lessons Learned from Continuing Education Programs in the Health Professions by Asma M. Ali and Francis Kwakwa

We are Asma M. Ali of AA & Associates, LLC and Francis Kwakwa of the Radiological Society of North America in Chicago. We spend a great deal of our day-jobs thinking about challenges of evaluation and assessment in Quality Improvement in Continuing Education for health professionals. Continuing Education [CE] must meet constantly changing regulatory and …

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HPEER TIG Week: Creating a Model for Student-Led, Online Peer Education in Medical School by Andrew Nelson

Hello! I’m Andrew Nelson, a medical student at the Keck School of Medicine of USC and Lead Student Director of the Keck Online Learning Initiative (KOLI). We are a student-run organization dedicated to the creation of curriculum-based, online supplemental study material for medical students. When my colleagues started KOLI in 2015, they wanted to build …

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HPEER TIG Week: Empowering medical students through diversity and inclusion work by Ann Blair Kennedy

Hello everyone, Ann Blair Kennedy here; I’m a clinical Assistant Professor at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville and the Director of the Patient Engagement Studio. At the school, I have been charged with crafting and delivering the cultural competence/humility curriculum, which includes topics such as social determinants of health, health disparities, …

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HPEER TIG Week: Mapping Assessments to Licensing Exam Content Areas Utilizing the Model for Collaborative Evaluation by Davina M. DeVries

Greetings fellow evaluators! I am Davina M. DeVries, Learning and Development Manager for the University of South Florida College of Pharmacy (COP). In my spare time I am a PhD student in the Measurement, Research, and Evaluation program, focusing on educational program evaluation. The college of pharmacy asked me to develop and evaluate the system …

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