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Data Parties I Have Known: Lessons Learned And Best Practices For Success, Nancy K. Franz Aug 2018

Data Parties I Have Known: Lessons Learned And Best Practices For Success, Nancy K. Franz

Education Publications

Increased focus on data-driven decision making requires Extension professionals to excel at data analysis and interpretation. Data parties have become increasingly popular for involving stakeholders in making sense of data. As these parties become more frequently used by Extension professionals, best practices are emerging from lessons learned to improve the process and enhance the outcomes. These practices include designing discussion questions to fit the specific goals of the process, engaging a team of key partners, setting a theme and party environment that appeals to the participants and fits the context, providing appropriate data visualization tools, and using strong facilitation practices.


Using Immediate Feedback To Improve Short-Term Learning In Extension, Erin W. Hodgson Jan 2018

Using Immediate Feedback To Improve Short-Term Learning In Extension, Erin W. Hodgson

Entomology Publications

Program evaluation is an important part of any extension program and is often a required component by funding agencies. Given declining resources in land-grant universities, we must be creative in evaluating the learning and adoption of our research-based recommendations. I used a survey tool to give immediate feedback to participants in a wide variety of situations. Results indicate adults were receptive to this evaluation method, and close-ended questions can provide reliable evaluation data in an extension program. People showed improved significant learning with this technique and it is a model for other extension personnel.


Deirdre Bachar: Creative Component, Deirdre Bachar Jan 2018

Deirdre Bachar: Creative Component, Deirdre Bachar

Creative Components

Abstract

This Creative Component Portfolio reflects the knowledge and skills about literacy and literacy leadership I have gained as a result of completing the Master of Education Program with an emphasis in literacy. The International Literacy Association’s Standards for Reading Professionals guided my selection of artifacts and reflections. The six standards encompass foundational knowledge, curriculum, instruction, assessment and evaluation, diversity, literacy and leadership. The artifacts and reflections show knowledge and implementation of these standards in my profession. Each artifact is a project or assignment of completed classwork in the master’s program. These projects were created and implemented in ...