Conference and Workshop Speaker
E. Jane Davidson, Ph.D.
Jane is an internationally recognized author and speaker, best known for developing evaluation rubrics as a practical methodology for synthesizing evidence to answer important questions. She is also co-founder of The Learner First (Seattle, WA), which blends powerful educational, whole-systems change, and evaluative know-how to transform education systems, states, districts, and schools. Jane is former Associate Director of the internationally recognized Evaluation Center at Western Michigan University, where she launched and directed the world’s first fully Interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Evaluation. She was 2005 recipient of the American Evaluation Association’s Marcia Guttentag Award and has keynoted conferences around the world.
When: Thursday, April 28 & Friday, April 29
9:00am - 4:00pm
Thursday AM Session: Evaluation-Driven Deep System Change: A powerful case example from education
This session provides a case study on how evaluative thinking and real-time evaluative monitoring are system change levers. This case study demonstrates how applied and practical evaluation strategies document systems change and its impact on the future of young people. This session is of particular interest to evaluators and those in the field of educational leadership.
Thursday PM Session: The Rubric Revolution: How to ask the right questions and answer them evaluatively
This session is based on the idea that evaluation is all about asking and answering explicitly evaluative questions about "what" are the results, "how good" are they, and how do we know. This session will lead the audience in how to write a killer set of high-level questions to drive and frame your entire evaluation. We will also review how and why rubrics are such a great tool to answer those questions. This session will be an interactive demonstration with questions answered throughout.
Registration for Thursday includes breakfast and lunch
Friday All-Day Workshop: Deeper Evaluative Know-How: Practical essentials for your projects
Key topics will include:
- Actionable evaluation: a super-simple but powerful framework to guide your evaluation projects
- Going deeper into the theory, methodology, and practical realities of creating and using evaluative rubrics for different purposes
- Hands-on practice to create rubrics for participants' projects, with plenty of Q&A and discussion opportunity
- Pulling back to the big picture: How a whole evaluation report comes together with all of these pieces
- Using evaluation to design and drive (not just track/evaluate) change (includes theory-based needs assessment and real-time evaluative monitoring with cool data viz ideas)
Registration for Friday includes lunchClick here for the conference flyer to share with others!
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