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Calling all aea365 readers: What do YOU want to read more about in 2020? by Sheila B Robinson

Hello Loyal aea365 readers! I’m Sheila B Robinson, aea365’s Lead Curator and sometimes Saturday contributor with one question for you: What is it that YOU would like to read about on this blog? I first posted this article in 2015 (and every year since) and we receive excellent responses from readers each time it is published. I typically …

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CREATE Week: Using the Problem-Solving Wheel to Prioritize Solutions by Abby Woods

As a school leader for more than 15 years, having the ability to quickly problem solve while including my team has been a vital craft to develop. I’m Abby Woods, a longtime leader in schools working alongside teams to improve educational experiences for students. My current role, besides being a board member for CREATE, is …

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CREATE Week: Effective Evaluation Begins with Understanding the Scales of Measurement by Jacqueline Craven

Greetings to all in 2020! I am Jacqueline Craven, and as the Doctoral Program Coordinator and Associate Professor at Delta State University, one of my responsibilities is to evaluate the program for CAEP accreditation purposes. In doing so, the basic knowledge of the scales of measurement serves time and time again when designing, interpreting, and …

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CREATE Week: Leveraging Emerging Technologies to Produce Efficient Evaluation Practices by Sean Owen

Hello. I am Sean Owen, PhD, Associate Research Professor and Assessment Manager at the Research and Curriculum Unit (RCU) at Mississippi State University. Founded in 1965, the RCU contributes to Mississippi State University’s mission as a land-grant institution to better the lives of Mississippians by developing curricula and assessments, providing training and learning opportunities for …

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AaEA Week: Building Evaluation Pro Bono in the Atlanta Community by Charlotte Newman and Lauren Reef

Hi, we are Charlotte Newman and Lauren Reef. We are co-chairs of the Atlanta-area Evaluation Association (AaEA) pro bono committee. AaEA provides free evaluation consulting to local nonprofits through a three-month Evaluation Support Program (ESP). The ESP was created to increase evaluation awareness and capacity across the community by: 1) enabling new and experienced evaluators …

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AaEA Week: Using M&E for Conservation and Peacebuilding by Amanda Woomer

Hi there! I’m Amanda Woomer, a M&E professional and environmental conservation and peacebuilding enthusiast. I am also the co-chair of the Environmental Peacebuilding Association’s M&E Interest Group. Over the last few years, I have worked with organizations like the Center for Conservation Peacebuilding and Conservation International to understand how M&E can support their respective work …

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AaEA Week: Using CRM platforms in performance monitoring for consistent, reliable, and useful data by Scott Klisures, Colin Regan, and Gizelle Gopez

Hi, this is Scott Klisures, Colin Regan of Deloitte Consulting LLP, and Gizelle Gopez also with Deloitte, and President-Elect of the Atlanta-area Evaluation Association. We are here to share tips on how to customer relationship management (CRM) platforms in performance measurement can increase the utility of your data for program improvement and enhancement. As technology …

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AaEA Week: Atlanta-area Evaluation Association Week by Sarah Boyd

This is Sarah Boyd, CEO of META Studios and President of the Atlanta-area Evaluation Association (AaEA).  AaEA is excited to sponsor this week’s AEA365 blogs and shine a spotlight on evaluation trends and best practices from the fields of education, technology, non-profit support, peacebuilding, and public health. Atlanta is home to a variety of large …

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Happy New Year! 20 reasons to be excited about 2020 by Sheila B Robinson

Happy New Year! I’m Sheila B Robinson, AEA365’s Lead Curator and sometimes Saturday contributor. To some it’s just another date on the calendar; others see January 1, 2020 as a starting (or ending) point for something important, hailing it as the perfect time for new beginnings. 1.) Wikipedia’s interesting facts about 2020 lists of worldwide …

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