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Math and Science Partnership Program

Peekskill School District_logoReLearning Curve is conducting evaluations of two New York State funded Math and Science Partnership (MSP) programs for the Peekskill City School District.  Middle and elementary school teachers will be taking two, specially designed courses emphasizing technology and engineering and will learn to develop projects for their students using technology tools like computer programming, robotics, and 3-D printing. The courses, which include on-site support, will be provided through Pace University.

The MSP program is a competitive grant program that supports partnerships between high-need school districts and the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) departments in institutions of higher education.  The program focuses on enhancing the content knowledge and instructional practices of teachers in order to improve students’ academic achievement.

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ReLearning Curve at Evaluation 2013

       

Jordan Nowotny will be presenting a session on evaluating blended learning titled “Evaluating Instruction in the Blended Classroom” at Evaluation 2013, October 18, in Washington, D.C. Come to his session to learn about:

  • the similarities and differences in evaluating face-to-face, online, and blended learning;
  • the methodological challenges in evaluating a program while it is undergoing continuous development;
  • the use of analytical frameworks to help program managers understand and utilize evaluation findings.

Thought leaders, experts and seasoned evaluators from all around the world will be discussing trends and challenges and valuable industry practices. We are happy that ReLearning Curve will be among them.

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Resources

Building Capacity for Program Evaluation

ReLearning Curve is providing a half-day workshop on Building Capacity for Program Evaluation on November 13th, 2014 for the Capacity Building and Oversight Unit of the Mayor’s Office of Contract Services.

Targeted to nonprofit executives and program managers, the training session will describe best practices for building and maintaining evaluation systems and a culture of evaluation. Representatives from the Robin Hood Foundation will talk about the benefits of evaluation from a funder’s perspective.  Funders including foundations and City agencies evaluate programs regularly to measure whether providers are providing required services, operating programs according to the financial guidelines, and providing quality services to clients. More and more nonprofits are now building their own internal capacity to evaluate the success of their programs based on whether a program is making the desired change in the world and their clients’ lives. Nonprofits invest in program evaluation capacity so the management and board can understand whether the organization is achieving its mission. Having a mission-aligned outcome framework can also help nonprofit organizations manage and inform funders’ expectations of their outcomes.

This workshop will take place from 9:00am-12:30pm at One Centre Street, 24th Floor, Lower Manhattan.

Please visit https://a002-oom03.nyc.gov/rsvp1/rsvp2 to register.

 

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