Teaching of Evaluation

ToE TIG Week: Effective Presentations by Dana Wanzer

Greetings from the land of the Anishinaabe people, referred to by colonizers as Menomonie, WI. My name is Dana Wanzer, PhD, and I teach evaluation in our MS in Applied Psychology program at University of Wisconsin-Stout. Today I’m sharing how I approach teaching effective presentation skills in my evaluation courses. Being a good presenter is …

ToE TIG Week: Effective Presentations by Dana Wanzer Read More »

ToE TIG Week: The Collective Closet: A Qualitative Analysis Activity by JoAnna Hillman

I’m JoAnna Hillman, Director of the Center for Program Evaluation and Quality Improvement with Emory Centers for Public Health Training and Technical Assistance at Emory University. I love helping people learn evaluation in simple ways that leave them feeling empowered to try it themselves. A topic that I receive frequent requests for training on is …

ToE TIG Week: The Collective Closet: A Qualitative Analysis Activity by JoAnna Hillman Read More »

ToE TIG Week: Amplifying Youth Voice through Focus Group Instruction by Hilary Loeb

My name is Hilary Loeb, and I work for the Strategy, Evaluation and Learning Department for the Puget Sound Educational Service District (PSESD).  I have been engaged in teaching evaluation to a range of interns in high school, college, and graduate school for over ten years in public and nonprofit organizations.  I thoroughly enjoy involving …

ToE TIG Week: Amplifying Youth Voice through Focus Group Instruction by Hilary Loeb Read More »

ToE TIG Week: Vacuums, Reviews, and Outputs: Teaching Logic Models by Ayesha Boyce

Hello, my name is Ayesha Boyce. I am an associate professor within the Division of Educational Leadership and Innovation at Arizona State University. My favorite evaluation lesson to facilitate is logic modeling. Developing an in-depth understanding of the context and culture of the evaluand is paramount for a successful evaluation. Further, successfully mastering logic modeling …

ToE TIG Week: Vacuums, Reviews, and Outputs: Teaching Logic Models by Ayesha Boyce Read More »

ToE TIG Week: Activity for Evaluating Items Commonly Found in a Home Using Evaluation Logic by Bianca Montrosse-Moorhead

Hello! I am Bianca Montrosse-Moorhead, an Associate Professor at the University of Connecticut. I am excited to share with you an activity I developed on evaluating everyday objects. I was motivated to develop this activity due to a shift to online education because of the coronavirus pandemic. This activity was inspired by Preskill and Russ-Eft’s …

ToE TIG Week: Activity for Evaluating Items Commonly Found in a Home Using Evaluation Logic by Bianca Montrosse-Moorhead Read More »

ToE TIG Week: Developing Your Next Evaluation Lesson by Aileen Reid

Welcome to a week of AEA blog posts sponsored by the Teaching of Evaluation (ToE) TIG. I am Aileen Reid, Assistant Professor in the Educational Research Methodology department at UNC Greensboro, and co-chair of the Teaching of Evaluation TIG. The ToE TIG aims to provide resources to educators that are focused on teaching pedagogical theory, …

ToE TIG Week: Developing Your Next Evaluation Lesson by Aileen Reid Read More »

TOE TIG Week: Lessons in Grace by Tamara Walser

Hi, this is Tamara Walser. I am a professor at the University of North Carolina Wilmington where I coordinate our Evaluation Programs and teach graduate courses in evaluation and inquiry methods. In September 2018, Hurricane Florence made landfall in the coastal community where I live and work. My university closed for an entire month. When …

TOE TIG Week: Lessons in Grace by Tamara Walser Read More »

TOE TIG Week: Making Superstar Social Scientists Journals: Supporting emerging evaluators through culturally responsive and brain compatible teaching and learning by Sondra LoRe

Hi, my name is Sondra LoRe, PhD, and I am the interim director and co-founder of the National Institute for STEM Evaluation & Research (NISER) at the University of Tennessee Knoxville. In addition,  I teach for the Evaluation, Statistics, and Methods (ESM) program at UTK in the evenings. Last Spring I read Kevin Gannon’s book …

TOE TIG Week: Making Superstar Social Scientists Journals: Supporting emerging evaluators through culturally responsive and brain compatible teaching and learning by Sondra LoRe Read More »

TOE TIG Week: Teaching You, Teaching Me: The Power of Photovoice During the Pandemic by Gail Vallance Barrington

Hello! I’m Gail Vallance Barrington. I teach Qualitative Research and Mixed Methods in Program Evaluation online for Michigan State University. The first assignment used to be a dry, uninformative memo describing students’ evaluation experience, career goals, and course expectations. A 2019 AEA presentation by Lloyd & Mackey convinced me that Photovoice might offer a more …

TOE TIG Week: Teaching You, Teaching Me: The Power of Photovoice During the Pandemic by Gail Vallance Barrington Read More »

TOE TIG Week: Using Mural in Your Evaluation Course by Kelly McGinn

Hello, AEA! I am Kelly McGinn, Assistant Professor in the College of Education and Human Development at Temple University, where I teach our undergraduate program evaluation course. Due to the shift to virtual learning this year, I had to rethink how I engage with my students. I am typically a very hands-on practice-oriented instructor, and …

TOE TIG Week: Using Mural in Your Evaluation Course by Kelly McGinn Read More »