Maker Corps Case Studies: 2016 Evaluation Report

Date: 
Sunday, January 1, 2017
Resource Type:
Evaluation Reports
Environment Type: 
Public Programs, Making and Tinkering Programs, Museum and Science Center Programs, Library Programs
Audience: 
Elementary School Children (6-10) | Middle School Children (11-13) | Pre-K Children (0-5) | Youth/Teen (up to 17) | Families | General Public | Museum/ISE Professionals | Evaluators
Discipline: 
Art, music, and theater | Engineering | General STEM | Literacy | Technology
Organization:
Science Museum of Minnesota
Description: 

Maker Corps is a program delivered by the Maker Education Initiative (Maker Ed) to increase organizational capacity to develop and deliver maker programing. Since its inception in 2013, the program has grown to support over 100 organizations by providing professional development, connections to a community of other maker educators and individualized support. Over time the program elements have changed in response to feedback from participants, collaboration with evaluators and shifts in focus for Maker Ed’s goals. In the spirit of maker education – tinkering, observing, responding, iterating – Maker Ed has continued to commit to program evaluation. In 2016, evaluators at the Science Museum of Minnesota conducted four evaluation efforts:
1. Revision of a program Logic Model
2. Pre- and Post-Surveys of Maker Corps Members and Partner Site Supervisors
3. Case Studies of three veteran sites (participants in 2014, 2015 and 2016)
4. Follow-ups with three Case Study sites featured in 2014

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