Susan Kistler

Susan Kistler on Innovative Reporting Part II: Book Giveaway and #altreporting Videos

My name is Susan Kistler and I am on a crusade to expand our reporting horizons. Earlier this month, we looked at little chocolate reports. Today, let’s consider adding videos to your evaluation reporting toolbox. Get Involved: But first, a little incentive for you to share your best alternative reporting ideas. And possibly get a reward …

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Ann Price on The (Evaluation) Road Less Traveled

Hello fellow evaluators! My name is Ann Price and I am President of Community Evaluation Solutions, near Atlanta, Georgia. A few weeks ago a friend and I spent the weekend in the Georgia Mountains at the Hike Inn, a state park only accessible via a 5 mile “moderate” hike. There is no cell phone, no …

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Jordan Slice on How Being a Creator Informs Being an Evaluator

Greetings to my fellow #DataNerds! My name is Jordan Slice. I am a Research Specialist at Richland One, an urban school district in Columbia, South Carolina. In addition to being a full-time evaluator, I create handmade pieces for my Etsy shop, resliced. As a handmade business owner, many of the sales I make are custom …

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Susan Kistler on Innovative Reporting Part I: The Data Diva’s Chocolate Box

Hello wonderful aea365ers. My name is Susan Kistler and I am an independent consultant and trainer. I’m also the Executive Director Emeritus of the American Evaluation Association, and originator of aea365. But enough about me, let’s talk about chocolate! Back in February, Stephanie Evergreen wrote on her blog about “findings cookies” – homemade fortune cookies with a …

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Evaluation 2013 Conference Week: Conference Twitter Users on #Eval13

Storify by sjkistler Sat, Oct 19 2013 01:59:07 Evaluation 2013 Conference Week: Conference Twitter Users on #Eval13 Once again, we’re using Storify to share the Valuable Voices, Lessons Learned, and Rad Resources from our colleagues at this years AEA’s annual conference. Add to story or collection Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ …

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Evaluation 2013 Conference Week: Chris Lysy on Cartooning the Conference

Hello, I’m Chris Lysy, I am an analyst at Westat, a blog developer (evalcentral.com), a published NDE author, and a tweeter (@clysy).  Of course, most people know me here as the cartoon guy (freshspectrum.com). Lessons Learned: If you draw enough cartoons, sooner or later people are going to call you the cartoon guy.  This label will …

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AEA Conference Week: Beverly Parsons on Linking the 2013 and 2014 AEA Conferences

Hi, I’m Beverly Parsons, the American Evaluation Association President for 2014. I’m excited as we approach our 2013 conference. I know we will come away informed and inspired. The AEA365 team asked me to share ideas about how this year’s conference can serve as a springboard for preparing for next year’s conference on Visionary Evaluation …

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LAWG Week: David J. Bernstein and Valerie Caracelli on the Local Arrangements Activities for Evaluation 2013

We are David J. Bernstein, Senior Study Director with Westat, an employee-owned research and evaluation company and Valerie Caracelli, Senior Social Science Analyst at the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO). We are honored to be the Local Arrangements Working Group (LAWG) Co-Chairs for the upcoming 2013 AEA Conference. The LAWG is a group of 74 …

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LAWG Week: Brian Yoder on Evaluators Visit Capitol Hill

I am Brian Yoder, Director of Assessment, Evaluation and Institutional Research at the American Society for Engineering Education, a professional association located in Washington, D.C.  I also serve as President Elect for the Washington Evaluators, a local affiliate of AEA. I’ve lived and worked in D.C. for the past seven years working as a contractor, …

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LAWG Week: Bernadette Wright and Ladel Lewis on “Delivering the Goods”

We are Bernadette Wright and Ladel Lewis. As evaluators, we often get into the habit of noticing the merit and worth of others’ activities everywhere we go. We may question the effectiveness of marketing materials we see, customer service processes we experience at local stores, surveys we’re asked to complete, and so on. Yet sometimes …

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