SciGirls CONNECT Final Evaluation Report

Date: 
Friday, April 1, 2016
Resource Type:
Summative | Evaluation Reports
Environment Type: 
Media and Technology, Broadcast Media, Websites, Mobile Apps, and Online Media, Professional Development, Conferences, and Networks, Professional Development and Workshops, Informal/Formal Connections, K-12 Programs
Audience: 
Elementary School Children (6-10) | Middle School Children (11-13) | Educators/Teachers | Museum/ISE Professionals | Evaluators
Discipline: 
General STEM | Nature of science
Access and Inclusion: 
Women and Girls
Organization:
Knight Williams Inc.
Description: 

Throughout the five year SciGirls CONNECT grant the independent evaluation firm Knight Williams assisted Twin Cities PBS (TPT) in a wide range of program evaluation activities. Given the project’s emphasis on a Train-the-Trainer model, the evaluation prioritized two goals: (i) assessing the various levels of CONNECT trainings from different vantage and time points, and (ii) capturing information on the implementation of SciGirls programs led by those who completed a training. This evaluation approach allowed the team to collect ongoing data over the course of the grant and share this information with TPT on a regular basis, serving both formative and summative functions. The main findings that emerged over the course of the project are summarized below, categorized by the key professional audiences on which the evaluation focused: trainees (educators who attended the Train-theTrainer training to become SciGirls trainers), trainers (educators who were certified as SciGirls trainers and subsequently conducted their own trainings), and other educators (educators who attended a SciGirls training in their region and implemented local SciGirls programs).

Funder(s): 
NSF
Funding Program: 
GSE/REAL
Award Number: 
1103016
Funding Amount: 
$1,143,791.00

Associated Projects

Team Members

Divan WilliamsDivan WilliamsEvaluator
Rachael TeelRachael TeelEvaluator
Evalyn WilliamsEvalyn WilliamsEvaluator
Gabriel SimmonsGabriel SimmonsEvaluator
Sauleh RahbariSauleh RahbariEvaluator

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