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New and Noteworthy — Reads
Shifting the Evaluation Paradigm: The Equitable Evaluation Framework
Hot of the press! The Equitable Evaluation Initiative in partnership with Grantmakers for Effective Organizations just released a new publication called Shifting the Evaluation Paradigm: The Equitable Evaluation Framework. This new joint publication provides an overview of the Equitable Evaluation Framework (EEF) and the early steps of engagement with foundation partners. The publication highlights insights in mindset shifts and tensions that are occurring behind the curtains of six foundation practice partners.
Increasing the Value of Foundation Evaluation
Engage R+D partnered with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to apply a creative, participatory technique – known as a design charrette – to engage a broad variety of stakeholders in collaboratively designing a summative evaluation of one of the Foundation’s signature K-12 investments. Through this case study a learning brief was developed that explores “what can happen when more voices are included in the process of evaluation design.”
How to Teach Evaluation
The Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation recently released a special issue on how evaluation can be taught and learned. The issue curates the Practice Notes of evaluation educators from diverse backgrounds. If you are looking for evaluation teaching techniques, then definitely check out this volume from the Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation.
Real-Time Evaluation – Your Time Has Arrived!
Patricia Rogers of BetterEvaluation wrote a working paper on what can be learned from previous Real-time evaluations (RTE) practiced over the past 20 years. Our world is changing quickly, and people are looking for evaluation approaches that will meet the needs of rapidly changing initiatives. For an overview of why we need more real-time evaluation, read her most recent article on BetterEvaluation.
New and Noteworthy — Events
Organized by: Canadian Evaluation Society (CES)
Date: May 9 -14 (Workshops from April 30)
Organized by: Canadian Evaluation Society (Ontario Chapter)
Dates: May 11, 1:15 – 2:15 pm
Learning Outcome Harvesting Experientially
Five Quick and Easy Tips for Better Data Visualization
Performance Measurement: From Theory to Practice to Transformation
Visual Methods for Developmental Evaluation and Learning
Expanding Online Data Collection Beyond Surveys
Organized by: Community-University Partnership for the Study of Children, Youth, and Family
Dates: May 19, 12:00 – 1:00 pm MDT
Facilitators: Michael Quinn-Patton & Mark Cabaj
Start Date: May 25, 2021 (12:00 pm EST)