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Evaluating for Impact: Professional Development Educational Content Delivery Through Learning Communities
Journal of Extension
  • Sarah Baughman, Virginia Tech
  • Mary Arnold, Oregon State University
  • Heather H. Boyd, Virginia Tech
  • Nancy K. Franz, Iowa State University
  • June P. Mead, Cornell University
  • Ellen Rowe, University of Vermont
  • Ben Silliman, North Carolina State University
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The National 4-H Council Learning Priorities team developed educational content for professional development to increase evaluation capacity and evaluation skills for 4-H educators. Extension specialists in Oregon, Vermont, and Virginia piloted Evaluating for Impact curriculum through learning communities. Lessons learned from the pilot project include the overall success of content in increasing individual participant evaluation skills, reflection on the comprehensive and academically rigorous nature of the curriculum, a need for an experienced evaluator to lead the circles, and an ability to customize the curriculum to the evaluation levels of participants.

This article is from Journal of Extension; June 2010; 48(3); 3TOT3. Posted with permission.

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Sarah Baughman, Mary Arnold, Heather H. Boyd, Nancy K. Franz, et al.. "Evaluating for Impact: Professional Development Educational Content Delivery Through Learning Communities" Journal of Extension Vol. 48 Iss. 3 (2010)
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