April Professional Development Event: AEA Dialogue on Race and Class: Live Stream (part 2), 04/29/17
Saturday, April 29, 2017
7:15p – 9:30p
1213 Poplar Grove Drive NE
Atlanta, GA, 30306
*Parking available on the street. Come to the purple door to the left of the driveway.
Let’s continue the conversation – come join AaEA as we host a live stream of a dialogue on race and class, co-hosted by AEA and the American Educational Research Association (AERA). The dialogue is part of the AERA Annual Meeting in San Antonio, and AaEA will be live streaming it so that our Atlanta-area evaluators can watch and discuss together. This is the second of a three part series held by AEA.
Sponsors: American Evaluation Association, American Educational Research Association
For more information, including access to the case study for the dialogue series, visit the AEA website: http://www.eval.org/page/racedialogues.
The event is free for members and non-members. We will be providing light refreshments and drinks.
Registration link: https://race-class-part-2.eventbrite.com
Not yet a member? Join AaEA at the event or at www.atl-eval.org ($40 for professionals and $25 for students, interns, and fellows)
For event or membership information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Free AaEA Lunchtime Webinar
October 26, 2015 12pm-1pm
Evaluators are faced with myriad choices as they design and implement evaluations. Which stakeholders must I absolutely have at the planning table? Will my budget accommodate that new qualitative software? Do I really need it?
The Program Evaluation Standards provide assistance in making those decisions, and they give us a framework for understanding just what constitutes a high quality evaluation in a given situation. In our October webinar, Paula Egelson will provide a brief overview of the Joint Committee on Standards for Educational Evaluation (JCSEE) standards development process and then will elaborate on the standards and how we can use them effectively. She will also cover the new classroom assessment standards and will briefly mention the personnel evaluation standards. While the Program Evaluation Standards were developed by the JCSEE, they are used throughout the field of evaluation, not just in education.
Dr. Paula Egelson is the director of research at the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) in Atlanta. Paula has an undergraduate degree in child development, a master’s degree in reading education, and a doctorate in educational leadership. She has worked as a community organizer, a school improvement and literacy program director for a federally funded educational lab, a K-8 classroom teacher, and as a reading specialist. Most importantly for this webinar, Paula contributed to the development of the Classroom Assessment Standards and is a JCSEE committee member. We’re honored that she’s sharing her expertise with us!
The webinar is free to AaEA members and nonmembers alike. Register at http://www.anymeeting.com/PIID=EC51D886864730. For more information about AaEA, visit us here at atl-eval.org, or on Facebook and LinkedIn. We are a local affiliate of the American Evaluation Association.
Success Case Method
May 12, noon
The Success Case Method (SCM) is an evaluation approach that is simpler and faster than most other evaluation approaches, and yet it is often equally credible to other approaches. The SCM is similar to more typical evaluation approaches in that it uses many of the same tools, such as surveys and interviewing. It is different, however, in that it does not seek, nor claim, to be a comprehensive evaluation approach. Jan will provide a description of the method and share some case examples.
Jan Fields is currently an ORISE evaluation fellow assigned to the CDC’s National Asthma Control Program. Jan is from Grand Rapids, MI, where he was a respiratory therapist for 35 years and a community college educator for 22 years.
Webinars are free for members and $5 for others. Register by Monday, May 11, 2015.
Link to this Page: http://atl-eval.org/?p=971
Bridging the gap between great plans and reality: A case study of rigorous outcome evaluation of policy implementation
Thursday, November 20, 2014
12:00 – 1:00 pm
Advance Register here: http://www.anymeeting.com/PIID=EB52DB86894738
Evaluators are under increased pressure to collect compelling evidence on the quality of change that a policy or a program introduces. With this series, case studies of rigorous evaluation in practice are described. In this first case study, Sarah O’Dell, Evaluation Manager at ICF International will provide an overview of her team’s lessons learned in an evaluation of policy implementation among group child care providers in New York City. This webinar will highlight the time frame required for planning for a large scale investigation, development and selection of instruments and research design, the resources needed to implement a multisite outcome evaluation, and types of technical responses to complications in field work and data analyses.
Sarah O’Dell has worked at ICF International for 6 years and is currently a project manager specializing in public health research and evaluation. Her work at ICF has afforded her the opportunity to be involved in the design and implementation of a wide range of research and evaluation projects focused in health promotion and chronic disease prevention.
Link to this page: http://atl-eval.org/?p=869
Did you know that your clients’ attitudes and opinions can be analyzed and used? Tweets, emails, blog comments, and more are all data that can be analyzed using sentiment analysis. In this Webinar, Emily Baughman, ICF International, will provide you with an overview and practical applications of sentiment analysis, also known as opinion mining, which turns attitudes and opinions into useful data.
When: Monday, Feb 24, 2014, 12- 1pm ET
Webinar: www.anymeeting.com/kmdycsjrvurn; you may use your computer audio to join or dial in at 213-416-1560 Passcode: 064 8986* (when you click on the link and log-in it should also provide you instructions to joining the audio)
Presentation Slides: Emily Baughman Sentiment Analysis Presentation
Virtually all evaluation guidance materials stress the need for good evaluation questions, yet the evaluation literature generally has provided only broad guidance on developing them. To help get to good questions–questions that are likely to lead to actionable evaluation findings–AaEA members Maureen Wilce and Sarah Gill created a checklist for use in assessing potential evaluation questions.
On the webinar, we’ll walk through the checklist and apply it to a variety of evaluation questions. Feel free to bring your own questions to the call or to send them in advance to sarahgill97 AT msn DOT com. If you can’t make the webinar, you can find the checklist at http://www.cdc.gov/asthma/
When: Thursday, November 14, 12-1
Where: Your desk
You may listen in on this webinar through either method:
1) Computer Audio: To use computer audio, you need speakers and microphone, or a headset.
2) Telephone conferencing
Toll-free: +1 (866) 916-1825
Participant code: 9114921
First Time Users: To save time before the meeting, use the link below to check your system to make sure it is ready to use Microsoft Office Live Meeting. It will prompt you to install a plug-in. https://www125.livemeeting.
Implementing the propensity score matching method in evaluating public health programs: some practical guidance
When: Thursday August 22, 2013, 12pm est
Dr. Tursynbek Nurmagambetov, a health economist in CDC’s National Asthma Control Program, will provide an introduction to the propensity score matching method. Propensity score matching has recently become a popular approach in the evaluation of public health programs. It is an intuitive and straightforward method to reduce bias in evaluating the effects of a program using observational data. Tursynbek will also discuss some examples of economic evaluation studies using the propensity score method.
For more information, email mwilce at earthlink dot net.
Participant Entry Information
Meeting ID: PSTB3S
Toll free: +1 (866) 916-1825
Participant code: 9114921
AaEA Webinar: Using the AEA Guiding Principles for Evaluators to Improve Your Practice, 4/30/13 12PM
When: April 30, 2013, 12:00 PM -1:00 PM EST
Where: Web-Audio Conference
Where: Space is limited to 50 ports, so please share lines where possible.
Join the webinar here and enter your email and company name upon entry. You can listen in using your computer headset. For interactive, two-way communication, dial in at Toll free: +1 (866) 916-1825 and enter participant code: 9114921#
This session is a follow up to the spring social in which we discussed the evaluation standards (from the Joint Committee on Standards for Educational Evaluation). The American Evaluation Association (AEA) Guiding Principles for Evaluators were developed to promote and guide the ethical practice of evaluation. This webinar will provide background and overview of the five overarching principles: systematic inquiry, competence, integrity/honesty, respect for people, and general and public welfare. Participants will have the opportunity to apply the Guiding Principles to a case study and consider how to use them when designing and conducting their own evaluations. Those planning to attend are encouraged to read the Guiding Principles prior to the webinar to ensure lively discussion. http://www.eval.org/publications/guidingprinciples.asp
About the presenter: Meredith Stocking is an Evaluation Fellow with the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) Air Pollution and Respiratory Health Branch. She has experience evaluating homelessness and rights-based development interventions serving vulnerable populations in multiple linguistic and cultural contexts. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations from the University of San Diego and Master of Public Policy from the University of Minnesota.