I love data—especially when used to look at learning experiences and figure out what’s working, what isn’t, and what to do next. Not surprisingly, then, I’m quite excited about this issue of Connected Science Learning, which is all about Practical Program Evaluation. The choice of the word practical in this issue’s theme is intentional. Program evaluation takes time, and time is valuable. Educators have a lot of work to do before thinking about evaluation—so, if they are going to do it, it had better make a difference for their work.
About Beth Murphy
Beth Murphy an independent STEM education consultant with expertise in forging collaborations between organizations and schools, providing professional learning experiences for educators, and program evaluation that supports practitioners to do their best work.