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Thursday, October 3 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Making Observations: Identifying Values of Learning to Support Evaluation

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Spaces where youth and teens have opportunities to make and learn on their own time connected to what they care about have proliferated in formal and informal spaces. Young people are doing amazing things in these spaces but there are also concerns about who is learning and being supported and potential inequities related to gender and marginalized youth. It is difficult to measure and assess learning through making, and what “success” looks like may look different for different environments. In this session, educators and researchers from YOUmedia in Chicago and the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh will facilitate activities for participants to learn more about measurement through observation, remixing and adapting different existing observation tools and resources, and reflect on potential purposes of measurement and observation in unique settings, especially in ways that inform decision-making at individual, collective, and organizational levels.

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Ephran Ramirez

Lead STEM Mentor - YOUmedia, Chicago Public Library
I'm interested in the intersections of science education and social justice.Science should be made accessible to all youth, regardless of race, class, gender, orientation, etc. Finding ways to eliminate the barriers in science education is crucial to our success as a whole and to... Read More →
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Lisa Brahms

Director of Learning & Research, Children's Museum of Pittsburgh
Lisa Brahms, Ph.D. is Director of Learning and Research at Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, as well as a visiting researcher with the University of Pittsburgh Center for Learning in Out of School Environments (UPCLOSE).  Lisa earned her PhD in Learning Sciences and Policy at the... Read More →
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Eric Reyes

Digital Media Coordinator, Chicago Public Library
Eric Reyes works in the Teen Services/YOUmedia Department of the Chicago Public Library. Prior to joining CPL, Eric worked in education with formerly incarcerated adults, as a recording instructor, and as a facilitator/engineer at StoryCorps Chicago. Eric has a MA in Sociology and... Read More →
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Peter Wardrip

Assistant Professor, C&I, University of Wisconsin
Peter Wardrip is an Assistant Professor of STEAM Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research focuses on informal/formal learning collaborations, assessment for learning and making as a learning process. Peter earned his PhD in Learning Sciences and Policy from University... Read More →
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Caitlin Martin

Design and Research, CKMartin Consulting

Daniel Thorson

YOUmedia Assistant Manager, Chicago Public Library

Thursday October 3, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm PDT
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