Elizabeth DiLuzio

For the Love of Data Studio by Elizabeth DiLuzio

Happy weekend! I’m Elizabeth DiLuzio, volunteer curator for AEA365. If you’re into the data analytics part of our work, you understand the value of knowing a variety of technologies, platforms, and coding languages. Each one has its use case and, the more you know, the more customized and accessible your work becomes for your end-user. …

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STEM TIG WEEK: Evaluating Industry Engagement in STEM Education Initiatives by Lana Rucks, Imelda Castaneda-Emenaker, Michael FitzGerald, Leela Hebbar, and Thomas Singer

Greetings, we are Lana Rucks (Principal Consultant, The Rucks Group, LLC), Imelda Castaneda–Emenaker (REaCHall, LLC), Michael FitzGerald (The Rucks Group, LLC), Leela Hebbar (Social Policy Research Associates (SPR)) and Thomas Singer (Sinclair Community College). Through our combined work, we are striving to illuminate methods to increase the availability of evaluation resources by identifying effective practices …

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STEM TIG WEEK: Engaging with the work of those who came before us to Build and Measure STEM Self-Efficacy and Career Awareness by Callie Dean, Kimberly Cowley and Tom Withee

We are Callie Dean of CYBER.ORG , Kimberly Cowley of ICF, and Tom Withee of Goshen Education Consulting. We serve as internal (Callie) and external (Kim and Tom) evaluators of three different federally funded programs, which each address different sectors within the STEM educational ecosystem: Pre-K12 schools, extracurricular initiatives, and higher education.The Federal STEM strategy …

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STEM TIG WEEK: Rethinking What it Means to Engage Ourselves and Others to Build Capacity of STEM Evaluators by Sophia Mansori, Tracy McMahon, Evangeline Ambat, and Leslie Goodyear

Hi, we are Sophia Mansori, Tracy McMahon, Evangeline Ambat, and Leslie Goodyear from Education Development Center. We received a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to do exploratory and foundational work experimenting with a community of practice as a way to engage with and build the capacity of NSF STEM evaluators. The primary goal …

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STEM TIG WEEK: Disseminating Results to Engage Multiple Audiences by Alan Melchior, Tatjana Meschede and Nancy Boyer

We are Alan Melchior and Tatjana Meschede, Senior Researchers at Brandeis University’s Heller School, and Nancy Boyer, Director of Evaluation and Impact at FIRST, a global nonprofit providing STEM programs to youth ages 4 through 18.  Over the last 9 years FIRST and Brandeis have been working together on a longitudinal study assessing the long-term …

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STEM TIG WEEK: Adapting Monitoring Surveys to Respond to and Engage a Community by Val Marshall, Megan Zelinsky, and Lyssa Wilson Becho

Hi! We are Val Marshall, Megan Zelinsky, and Lyssa Wilson Becho from EvaluATE, the evaluation hub for the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program. For over two decades, EvaluATE has administered an annual monitoring survey to capture ATE program activities. We refer to this survey as the ATE Survey. Over time, we’ve …

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STEM TIG WEEK: Engaging Others, Engaging Ourselves: Lessons from across the STEM Learning Sector by Karen Peterman and David Sul

Hello! We are Karen Peterman (www.consultkp.com) and David Sul (www.sulandassociates.com), the outgoing and current Chairs of the STEM Education and Training TIG. Until last year, our TIG had a small and active leadership team and we met as a larger community at the annual meeting. The pandemic changed that.  Today’s blog, and those that follow …

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Facilitating Trauma-Informed Evaluations: Creating a Safe Space for New Yorkers to Process Their COVID-19 Experience by Elizabeth DiLuzio

Happy weekend! I’m Elizabeth DiLuzio, volunteer curator for AEA365. I recently had the honor of facilitating a participatory evaluation workshop for a group of New Yorkers who provide domestic violence services. The workshop was designed to both teach and give a first-hand experience of participatory evaluation structures by conducting a real-time evaluation. As such, we …

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Breaking Free: Transforming the Practice of Evaluation: Put Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion into Action — It Pays Off by Khalil Bitar

Salam. I am Khalil Bitar, an evaluator from Palestine. I close this week’s series of posts by reinforcing the importance of creating and supporting diverse, networked opportunities for evaluators – particularly young and emerging evaluators. Roughly five years ago, I represented the Palestinian Evaluation Association in the EvalPartners’ Global Evaluation Forum in Nepal. The Forum …

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Breaking Free: Transforming the Practice of Evaluation: Evaluation is So White: Systemic Wrongs Reinforced by Common Practices and How to Start Righting Them by Fontane Lo and Rachele Espiritu

Hello! This is Fontane Lo of the Blue Shield of California Foundation and Rachele Espiritu of Change Matrix. We are interested in evolving our field in ways that encourage and empower evaluators of color to shape the future of evaluation. We believe that evaluation in service of equity cannot be realized without the lived experience …

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