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  • Date: 10/01/2011
    Resource Category: Research and Evaluation Instruments
    Premiering on PBS in January 2011, Design Squad Nation (DSN) is a 10-part series of TV shows and video blogs that build on the success of the award-winning PBS reality competition series Design Squad to get kids excited about engineering. Concord Evaluation Group (CEG) was hired to conduct an evaluation of DSN in 2011. The evaluation was designed ... »
  • Date: 08/15/2011
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    SPYHOUNDS is a new transmedia learning experience for 6- to10-year old children. SPYHOUNDS represents an effort to extend the value of the successful TV series FETCH! with Ruff Ruffman by moving to a new media platform and revamping the storyline. The popular character Ruff Ruffman becomes a super spy through top-secret missions. Ruff needs help ( ... »
  • 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: 01/01/2011
    Resource Category: Formative
    In 2008, the WGBH Educational Foundation, along with the Association of Computing Machinery, was awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation, Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering, under the Broadening Participation in Computing Program (NSF 0753686). The purpose of the grant was to develop a major new ... »
  • Date: 09/01/2009
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    WGBH is producing a PBS television series, with accompanying web and outreach activities for 9- to 12-year-olds, to inspire a generation of budding engineers. Design Squad: Nate's Roadtrip (working title) will be a 10-part television series that is building on WGBH's prior award-winning work. The series goal is to engender enthusiasm and promote ... »
  • 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: 03/01/2009
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    FETCH with Ruff Ruffman, produced by WGBH, is a daily half-hour PBS television series with accompanying Web and outreach activities targeted to 6- to 10-year olds. The program brings science learning to young children by uniquely blending live-action with animation, game show convention with reality programming, and humor with academics. The ... »
  • Date: 03/01/2009
    Resource Category: Formative
    Concord Evaluation Group (CEG) performed an evaluation study in the fall of 2010 on behalf of WGBH to evaluate the effectiveness of an online, interactive webisode developed as an educational component of the FETCH! with Ruff Ruffman series ( http://pbskids.org/fetch/ ). The webisode was not connected to the FETCH! website at the time of the ... »
  • Date: 02/01/2009
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    WGBH's newest mission is to develop the Children's Sustainability Project - a daily animated series for kids ages 8-11 that will teach the STEM concepts underlying systems and sustainability. Our promise is that 7-8 kids from around the world become trapped, one by one, in an inventive, multi-leveled video game. The kids, unlikely heros all, are ... »
  • 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 ( ... »

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