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Evaluating For Impact: Professional Development Educational Content Delivery Through Learning Communities, Sarah Baughman, Mary Arnold, Heather H. Boyd, Nancy K. Franz, June P. Mead, Ellen Rowe, Ben Silliman Jun 2010

Evaluating For Impact: Professional Development Educational Content Delivery Through Learning Communities, Sarah Baughman, Mary Arnold, Heather H. Boyd, Nancy K. Franz, June P. Mead, Ellen Rowe, Ben Silliman

Extension and Outreach Research and Scholarship

The National 4-H Council Learning Priorities team developed educational content for professional development to increase evaluation capacity and evaluation skills for 4-H educators. Extension specialists in Oregon, Vermont, and Virginia piloted Evaluating for Impact curriculum through learning communities. Lessons learned from the pilot project include the overall success of content in increasing individual participant evaluation skills, reflection on the comprehensive and academically rigorous nature of the curriculum, a need for an experienced evaluator to lead the circles, and an ability to customize the curriculum to the evaluation levels of participants.


A Summary Of Agricultural Air Quality Perceptions In Virginia, Jactone Arogo-Ogejo, Nancy K. Franz Dr., Kurt Stephenson Jan 2010

A Summary Of Agricultural Air Quality Perceptions In Virginia, Jactone Arogo-Ogejo, Nancy K. Franz Dr., Kurt Stephenson

Nancy K. Franz

As part of our project “Integrating Education and Development of a Biodegradable Litter Amendment to Mitigate Ammonia Emissions from Poultry House” funded by the National Institute for Food and Agriculture, research project (#2009-55112-05214), we conducted four listening sessions on agricultural air quality with 44 agricultural agency representatives, farmers, and Extension agents/specialists, across Virginia. The purpose of the listening sessions was to gather information from the community (stakeholders) about their perceptions, concerns, what they would like to know, and who should be educated about agricultural air quality. We made a short presentation to introduce the subject and then solicited stakeholder ...


Ways With Words: Language Play And The Science Learning Of Mexican Newcomer Adolescents., Katherine R. Bruna Jan 2010

Ways With Words: Language Play And The Science Learning Of Mexican Newcomer Adolescents., Katherine R. Bruna

Education Publications

Language Play and the Science Learning of Mexican Newcomer Adolescents.


Response To Gee’S Commentary On “Ways With Words: Language Play And The Science Learning Of Mexican Newcomer Adolescents.” A 21st Century Niche For The Natural., Katherine R. Bruna Jan 2010

Response To Gee’S Commentary On “Ways With Words: Language Play And The Science Learning Of Mexican Newcomer Adolescents.” A 21st Century Niche For The Natural., Katherine R. Bruna

Education Publications

I read James Gee's response to my paper at the same time that I was beginning Sherry Turkle's (2008) book "Falling for Science: Objects in Mind." Reading Gee against the backdrop of Turkle was helpful.


The Spread Of Computer-Assisted Language Learning, Carol Chapelle Jan 2010

The Spread Of Computer-Assisted Language Learning, Carol Chapelle

English Publications

This paper argues that the vertical spread of computer-assisted language learning (CALL), i.e., a spread throughout language materials and curricula, makes it difficult to draw a clear distinction between CALL and other language materials. In view of the emphasis that teachers, researchers, and administrators have placed on evaluating CALL, I argue that some valuable lessons about materials evaluation can be drawn from reflection on issues in CALL evaluation. In particular, I discuss the opportunities for professionals to reconsider assumptions held about comparative research, draw upon research perspectives and methods from applied linguistics in materials evaluation, and include critical perspectives ...