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LOCAL EVALUATION RESOURCES
Logic Model Worksheets –
AIR EVALUATION RESOURCES
Please review the support letter from the Ohio Department of Education regarding the work of your 21st Century Community Learning Centers and our partnership with our contract evaluators, the American Institutes for Research (AIR). This support letter describes the focus of the evaluation and your role in participating with the researchers.
FY19 – FY22 21st CCLC Support Letter – *Coming Soon*
If you have any further questions about the evaluation or its process, please contact Shannon D. Teague at Shannon.Teague@education.ohio.gov .
Web Links of Interest
ODE Newsletter Tools for Teachers
STEM Activities provided by Chuck Bradbury: PASSPORT TO STEM SUCCESS – Activies-1
Youth for Youth: From the USDOE a community of resources for 21st CCLC practitioners http://www.y4y.ed.gov/
Youth Services America: 25 Years of Youth Changing America http://www.ysa.org/
Youth Services America National Service Briefing: http://www.ysa.org/NSB
ODE’s Community Service Learning Page: http://education.ohio.gov/GD/Templates/Pages/ODE/CommunityServiceLandingPage.aspx?page=943
An Innovative School Improvement Strategy Information (Expanded Learning): Expanded Learning Web
The National Center for Innovation in Career and Technical Education (NCICTE): funded in 2012 and authorized under the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 (Perkins IV), has launched its website at http://ctecenter.ed.gov. It features proposed research by the center, related research in the CTE resources section, and online training modules that provide guidance for translating the center’s studies into practice at your college, district, or school.
“A parent is a child’s first and most important teacher, but our approached to family engagement often fall short of recognizing the full potential of partnerships between schools and families. The challenges we face in education require that we go beyond these basic messages on family engagement – moving from communication to collaboration among schools and families.” Michael Robbins (USDOE) The U.S. Department of Education is working to develop better frameworks for family engagement (NCFL) http://www.ed.gov/blog/2012/12/a-new-framework-improving-family-engagement/ to advance family engagement in education across the country. NCFL brings to this work more than 20 years of experience providing tools and resources for educators and parents to create lifelong learning opportunities for the entire family. Through the partnership, the Department and NCFL will jointly develop and implement strategies to raise the awareness and understanding of effective family and community engagement in education. This will emphasize how teachers and families can better collaborate to improve student engagement and learning. The two agencies will work together to: • Convene community discussions on family engagement with educators, families and community leaders across the country. • Identify and compile promising practices and program examples for effective family engagement in education, so schools can employ leading practices that work. • Gather feedback on family engagement frameworks from educators, parents, advocates, and others in the education community. • Develop and disseminate resource materials to support family and community engagement in education. An example includes NCFL’s Wonderopolis http://wonderopolis.org/ , an online learning community that engages classrooms and families in the wonder of discovery. Michael Robbins is senior advisor for nonprofit partnerships at the U.S. Department of Education.
Talking to Children about Severe Weather: http://www.brighthorizons.com/family-resources/e-family-news/2011-talking-to-children-about-severe-weather
Help for Disconnected Youth: The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) recently announced resources concerning vulnerable youths who are disconnected from employment, education, or home at FindYouthInfo.gov. The materials were prepared by the Interagency Working Group on Youth Programs and the Interagency Forum on Disconnected Youth (IFDY). They include: • Shared goal statement describing the mission of the Interagency Forum on Disconnected Youth. • Evidence-Based Policy Initiatives for Youths, an overview of federal tiered evidence initiatives. • Common evidence framework slides, an outline of a framework for evidence standards that could be used across federal agencies. • Common standards slides describing a framework developed by ED and the National Science Foundation for research development proposals. • Summary of themes from the Request for Information related to disconnected youths based on input about how states and localities could use the Performance Partnership Pilot authority proposed in the President’s 2013 Budget, as well as existing best practices for serving disconnected youths. • Pathways for Youth: Draft Strategic Plan for Federal Collaboration, developed by the Interagency Working Group on Youth Programs in response to the 2009 Omnibus Appropriations Act as a first step in addressing common goals for youths; elevating strong models of youth programs, policies, and other supports; and articulating areas for future collaborative work with and for youths. The Interagency Forum on Disconnected Youth was established in 2012 to improve outcomes for this population through coordination of interagency efforts and cross-sector partnerships with the private sector. Its member agencies are the Office of Management and Budget, Domestic Policy Council, Office of National Drug Control Policy, Corporation for National and Community Service, and the U.S. departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Defense, Education, Health and Human Services, Housing and Urban Development, Interior, Justice, Labor, and Transportation. It is co-chaired by OMB and ED.
Smithsonian Museum: If you have not already visited the new Smithsonian Museum web site “Seriously Amazing”, check it out here.
Best Practices/Standards-Based Research:
Wallace Foundation – www.wallacefoundation.org
Harvard Family Research Project – www.gse.harvard.edu
Southwest Educational Development Laboratory (SEDL) merged with the American Institutes for Research (AIR) on January 1, 2015. – http://www.sedl.org