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Thursday, October 3 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Adapting Measures of Connected Learning for Formative Evaluation

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In this workshop, participants will adapt tools for evaluating connected learning in library spaces, community programs, and schools for purposes of formative program evaluation. Formative evaluation focuses on gathering data for reflection and improvement, and it can help programs become more responsive to the goals and concerns of participants. As part of the workshop, participants will be introduced to the suite of tools developed as part of the Longitudinal Study of Connected Learning of the CLRN, and we will show how these have been adapted for use in library settings. These include tools for identifying youths’ interest-related pursuits across settings, characterizing the degree to which learning environments support the principles of connected learning, and proximal outcomes of connected learning such as civic engagement. In the concluding part of the workshop, we will share strategies for making use of data related to youth interest and experience in informal (library) settings.


Vera Michalchik

Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
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Bill Penuel

In higher education, University of Colorado Boulder
William R. Penuel is a professor of learning sciences and human development in the Institute of Cognitive Science in the School of Education at the University of Colorado Boulder. His current research examines conditions needed to implement rigorous, responsive, and equitable teaching... Read More →
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Amanda Wortman

Research Manager, University of California, Irvine
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Sari Widman

Graduate Research Assistant, University of Colorado Boulder

Thursday October 3, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Emerald Bay C 311 Peltason Dr., Irvine, CA, 92697