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  • Exploratory Study Findings: Poetry & Science in Natural History Museums and Libraries
    Date: 03/16/2016
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    In 2014 Poets House received a planning grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services for Discovering the Natural World through Poetry at Libraries & Natural History Museums. Activities included discussions among the project team about how to support learning in a hybrid program; a two-day set of pilot public event experiments at the ... »
  • Measuring and Understanding Authentic Youth Engagement: The Youth-Adult Partnership Rubric
    Date: 03/01/2016
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    Commonly described as youth-led or youth-driven, the youth-adult partnership (Y-AP) model has gained increasing popularity in out-of-school time (OST) programs in the past two decades (Larson, Walker, & Pearce, 2005; Zeldin, Christens, & Powers, 2013). The Y-AP model is defined as “the practice of (a) multiple youth and multiple adults ... »
  • Zoo in You: The Human Microbome/ El microbioma humano A Summative Evaluation Report
    Date: 02/29/2016
    Resource Category: Summative
    The National Institutes of Health (NIH) awarded OMSI funding during the spring of 2011 to create a 2,000 sq. ft. bilingual (English/Spanish) traveling exhibition exploring current research on the human microbiome and the impact of our resident microorganisms on our health. The exhibition was developed with the support of the J. Craig Venter ... »
  • Driven to Discover: Citizen Science Inspires Classroom Investigation. February 2016 Evaluation.
    Date: 02/29/2016
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    The Driven to Discover: Citizen Science Inspires Classroom Investigation project (D2D2) aims to impact instruction, curriculum, and student outcomes in the life sciences both at the middle school and high school levels. The project is focused on developing teacher and student citizen science (CS) skills, as well as engaging teachers and students ... »
  • NFB STEM2U Regional Evaluation Report: Phoenix
    Date: 02/16/2016
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    As part of a grant from the National Science Foundation, the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) is conducting regional STEM workshops in partnership with local science museums, entitled NFB STEM2U, for blind youth [youth], grades 3 – 6 and 9-12 [mentors]. During the fourth regional workshop in Phoenix, AZ, the NFB operated three different ... »
  • I KA WA MA MUA KA WA MA HOPE - The Future is in the Past, Fieldtrip Summative Evaluation at the Bishop Museum
    Date: 02/16/2016
    Resource Category: Summative
    In 2011 the Bishop Museum and two collaborating organizations, University of Hawai’i at Manoa (UH) and the Pacific Voyaging Society (PVS), were awarded a multi-year grant from the Native Hawaiian Education Program (NHEP) to develop classroom and dockside curricula, an online resource center for educators, teacher workshops, a planetarium show, and ... »
  • Skynet Junior Scholars Annual Evaluation Report: October 1, 2015-September 30, 2016
    Date: 01/31/2016
    Resource Category: Summative
    This is the final evaluation report for the Skynet Junior Scholars Project from the External Evaluator, David Beer. ... »
  • Evaluation of PEEP and the Big Wide World Resources for Families
    Date: 01/20/2016
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    The animated series PEEP and the Big Wide World (PEEP), developed by WGBH Boston, is designed to teach science and math to children aged three to five years old. WGBH recently completed a total redesign of the PEEP website that was intended make the site more accessible to Spanish-speakers, more supportive of extended informal science and math ... »
  • Learning About Learning Summative Evaluation
    Date: 01/19/2016
    Resource Category: Summative
    Providence Children’s Museum was tasked with examining how children demonstrate their learning and thinking through their play at the museum, and how exhibit activities and resources can be designed to build awareness of these learning processes among children’s caregivers and museum educators. The project team created a set of resources, ... »
  • Collection of Evaluation Reports: Energy Explorers Exhibition Development
    Date: 01/06/2016
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    During the development of the first permanent exhibition to be installed at COSI, a science center in Columbus, Ohio, a number of front-end, developmental, and remedial evaluations were implemented over the course of 3 years. As the embedded evaluator for this project, I was considered part of the design team and was present at almost all the ... »

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