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  • Date: 08/01/2011
    Resource Category!: Research and Evaluation Instruments
    WGBH Boston (wgbh.org) was awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation to, in part, develop outreach materials based on the children's television series FETCH! with Ruff Ruffman. The outreach materials were designed to help typically underserved kids learn about science in informal camp or after-school settings. The centerpiece of this ... »
  • Date: 01/01/2010
    Resource Category!: Evaluation Reports
    In an effort to prepare female high school students for a college curriculum and achieve gender parity in the engineering industry, WGBH has developed an initiative entitled, Engineer Your Life (EYL). The initiative is targeted toward female high school students, career counselors/educators, and professional engineers. It is designed to: 1) ... »
  • Date: 01/01/2010
    Resource Category!: Research and Evaluation Instruments
    In the spring of 2010, WGBH Boston (wgbh.org) delivered twenty new episodes for the television series FETCH! with Ruff Ruffman (pbskids.org/FETCH!/). These episodes, developed for FETCH!'s fifth season, reflected a broadening of FETCH!'s stem content to include more mathematics. Rather than focusing exclusively on science and engineering, as FETCH ... »
  • Date: 01/01/2010
    Resource Category!: Research and Evaluation Instruments
    Design Squad, produced by WGBH-Boston ( http://www.wgbh.org ), premiered on the Public Broadcasting Service in October 2009. Design Squad is a reality television series that encourages kids ages 9-12 years to “show off their smarts as they design and build working solutions for real-world clients—people who are hungry for clever ideas from a new ... »
  • Date: 04/14/2009
    Resource Category!: Summative
    This report summarizes results from an evaluation of Design Squad's Season 2 Activity Guide and accompanying television shows in middle school classroom settings. ... »
  • Date: 01/01/2009
    Resource Category!: Evaluation Reports
    Veridian inSight performed an evaluation study in fall of 2009 to evaluate the effectiveness of an online training developed as an outreach component of the FETCH! with Ruff Ruffman series ( http://pbskids.org/fetch/ ). The FETCH! Hands-On Science Training was designed for anyone who wants to lead science activities with elementary-age kids ( ... »
  • Date: 08/09/2007
    Resource Category!: Summative
    In June of 2007, American Institutes for Research (AIR) conducted two focus groups to support WGBH in gathering feedback from children aged 7-10 on the FETCH! television program. The main objective of the focus groups were to: 1) gain insight into children' previous perceptions of scientists and whether or not such perceptions related to the ... »
  • Date: 08/15/2006
    Resource Category!: Evaluation Reports
    During the spring of 2006, American Institutes for Research (AIR) conducted an evaluation study on behalf of WGBH. The purpose of the study was to gather data related to the effectiveness of the FETCH! Activity Guide, which was designed to extend the teachings of a new children's show, "FETCH! with Ruff Ruffman. The four main study objectives were ... »

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