Evaluating for Impact: Professional Development Educational Content Delivery Through Learning Communities
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.
Baughman, S., Arnold, M., Boyd, H. H., & Franz, N. K. (2010). Evaluating for Impact: Professional Development Educational Content Delivery Through Learning Communities. The Journal of Extension, 48(3), Article 26. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol48/iss3/26