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<p>The Mandel Center's Teacher Learning Project is a website designed as a resource for anyone who is interested in the question, how can we make schools excellent places for teachers to learn and grow?</p> <p>On it you will find a toolkit of practical, field-tested resources, including</p> <ul> <li>guidelines for creating effective new teacher induction in a school;</li> <li>a tool for assessing a school's current practice;</li> <li>teaching modules that will help strengthen every facet of induction, from hiring to supervision;</li> <li>practical resources created by leaders in our partner schools; and</li> <li>access to a network of like-minded professionals.</li> </ul> <p>The heart of the toolkit is a series of teaching modules created by the Teacher Learning Project Team at the Mandel Center for Studies in Jewish Education at Brandeis University. Each module focuses on one a ...

Publication Date2012
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  • Organizations - Academic Institutions
  • Databases and Resource Centers
  • Reference

<p><em>Afterschool Evaluation 101</em> is a how-to guide from The Harvard Family Research Project for conducting an evaluation. It is designed to help out-of-school time (OST) program directors who have little or no evaluation experience develop an evaluation strategy. The guide will walk you through the early planning stages, help you select the evaluation design and data collection methods that are best suited to your program, and help you analyze the data and present the results.</p> <p>Evaluation helps your OST program measure how successfully it has been implemented and how well it is achieving its goals. You can do this by comparing the activities you intended to implement and the outcomes you intended to accomplish to the activities you actually implemented and the outcomes you actually achieved.</p>

Publication Date2011
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  • Handbooks and Guides
  • Reference

The final installment of the Program Evaluation webinar series with Dr. Leora Isaacs, JESNA's <span>Vice President for Programs and Organizational Learning, on the how-to's of program evaluation in Jewish education. Webinar 3 focuses on moving from outputs & outcomes to indicators. You may wish to view the first 2 webinars in this series before viewing this final installment; both are available in the JESNA webinar library </span><span><a href="sosland/resources/JESNA-Webinars-(NEW!)">here</a></span><span>. <br />You may also be interested in downloading the <span>JESNA publication </span><em>Pathways: A Guide for Evaluating Programs in Jewish Settings</em><span>, which is also discussed in this series. <br />Please note that the video is broken up into 7 parts of roughly 9 minutes each, posted here in the correct order. When you get to the end of the first clip, simply click on the next ...

Publication Date2010
Resource Type
  • Interactive Resources - Webinars

Part 2 of 3 in the webinar series with Dr. Leora Isaacs, JESNA's <span>Vice President for Programs and Organizational Learning, on the how-to's of program evaluation in Jewish education. Webinar 2 focuses on articulating outcomes and planning for successful attainment. <br /><br /><span>Please note that the video is broken up into 3 parts (due to file size restrictions), posted here in the correct order. When you get to the end of the first clip, simply click on the next one to play.<br /><br />You may view and download the PowerPoint, worksheets, and Glossary of Commonly used terms that Dr. Isaacs presents in this webinar here:<br /> <a href="component/docman/doc_download/553-how-can-program-evaluation-help-me-webinar-1?ItemId=573"></a><a class="doclink" href="index.php?option=com_docman&amp;task=doc_download&amp;gid=564&amp;Itemid=573"><img src="components/com_docman/themes/default/ima ...

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  • Interactive Resources - Webinars

The first in a 3-part webinar series with Leora Isaacs, JESNA's <span>Vice President for Programs and Organizational Learning, on the how-to's of program evaluation in Jewish education. Webinar 1 focuses on "Why Evaluate," and "How to Get Started."<br /><br />Please note that the video is broken up into 4 parts (due to file size restrictions), posted here in the correct order. When you get to the end of the first clip, simply click on the next one to play.<br /><br />You may view and download the PowerPoint that Dr. Isaacs presents in this webinar <a href="index.php?option=com_docman&amp;task=doc_download&amp;gid=553&amp;ItemId=573">HERE</a>. <br /><br />You may also be interested in the JESNA publication </span><em>Pathways: A Guide for Evaluating Programs in Jewish Settings</em><span>, which is also discussed in this presentation. Download Pathways here: <br /><a href="index.php?option ...

Publication Date2009
Resource Type
  • Interactive Resources - Webinars
  • Audio
  • Video

<span class="subtitle_bold">Through a Task Force, this Web site, an Annual Conference, Case Studies and a National Reform Network, the SMHC action project will share and implement nationwide effective practices to recruit, train, retain and reward top teacher and school administrator talent. Website includes many free downloads on professional development and program evaluation for schools.<br /></span>

URLwww.smhc-cpre.org/(0 visits)
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  • Organizations - National and International Organizations

Evaluation is critical to assessing the effectiveness of Jewish educational and communal programs and services. Evaluation need not be daunting or ominous.  Ideally, it is a valuable and manageable process of reflective learning to explore different aspects of a program by asking and answering carefully considered, relevant questions.  The following brief article originally appeared, in edited form, in Torah at the Center (Union for Reform Judaism. Volume 12, No. 1. Winter, 2009).  The authors consider evaluation in the context of Jewish youth education, camp, enrichment programs, and other youth programming.  However, the ideas and guidelines presented here are applicable to and valuable for many other types of programming.

Publication Date2009
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  • Articles

<em>Contact</em> is the quarterly journal of The Steinhardt Foundation for Jewish Life. Each issue of <em>Contact</em> explores vital issues affecting the American Jewish community and the philanthropic vision of The Steinhardt Foundation for Jewish Life. It is the goal of <em>Contact </em>to stimulate discussion throughout the community on the most effective programs and ideas that will help to revitalize American Jewish life.

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  • Journals
  • Organizations - Foundations

Effective evaluation can help organizations, and the Jewish educational and communal sectors, go from good to great. The current economic downturn means funders, federations, central agencies for Jewish education, and program providers have to be savvier than ever about implementing and measuring the impact of their programs and services. Here is what you need to know to hit the ground running, from JESNA's Berman Center for Research and Evaluation.

Publication Date2009
Resource Type
  • Articles

The International Journal of Jewish Education Research (IJJER) is a peer-reviewed electronic journal with free Internet access. IJJER aims to portray and explore Jewish education as a multifaceted, heuristic and dynamic phenomenon from a variety of disciplinary, geographical, cultural, religious and historical perspectives and contexts. IJJER invites researchers of Jewish education to submit their original studies. The Journal also welcomes researchers in other disciplines to submit manuscripts that enrich and expand understanding of Jewish education. <p>IJJER aims to provide an interdisciplinary, international and multi-language platform where past and present forms and aspects of Jewish education are reflected through research. The scope of the Journal includes any local or global setting in which Jewish education occurs, ranging from early childhood to adult education and including f ...

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  • Journals

Research concludes that most assessments of school leaders in use today are not as focused on learning as they should be, nor are they effective in gathering reliable facts about how leaders' behaviors are or are not promoting learning. This Wallace Perspective describes the elements of a possible new direction in leader assessment - what should be assessed, and how. It highlights newly-developed assessment instruments that seek to apply those elements. And it discusses the potential, the challenges and the unknowns of using assessment as a key means of promoting not only better leader performance but also systemwide improvements that benefit children.<br /><a class="doclink" href="index.php?option=com_docman&amp;task=doc_download&amp;gid=380&amp;Itemid=411" target="_blank"><img src="components/com_docman/themes/default/images/icons/16x16/pdf.png" border="0" alt="icon" /> Assessing the ...

Publication Date2009
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  • Research Reports and Studies

November Learning provides a wide range of custom-designed keynotes and practical hands-on workshops. Our NL Review and planning services can help you maximize your investment in educational technology. Services include workshops and keynotes, comprehensive curriculum review, and developing professional development conferences. Online resources include publications, online courses, podcasts, articles, and instructional handouts.

URLnovemberlearning.com/(0 visits)
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  • Organizations

A list of resources from the Center for Leadership Initiatives, a U.S. based operating foundation dedicated to supporting current and emerging leaders in the Jewish world. The uniqueness of CLI lies in its ability to network key individuals and to listen to the needs they express in their leadership positions. The resource gallery includes links to resources information about the Jewish communal sector and links to Jewish texts, creative forum ideas and facilitation methodologies, reflections on leadership development, and tools and tips for non-profits.<br />

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  • Databases and Resource Centers - Resource Centers

Bibliography of articles, resources, guides and handbooks on the use of logic models in program evaluation.<br /> <a href="index.php?option=com_docman&amp;task=doc_download&amp;gid=157&amp;Itemid=362" target="_blank" class="doclink"><img border="0" alt="icon" src="components/com_docman/themes/default/images/icons/16x16/generic.png" />&nbsp;Selected Bibliography: Logic Models in Program Evaluation (<span class="small">Link</span>)</a><br type="_moz" />

Publication Date1999
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  • Bibliographies

User-friendly site that provides program providers with extensive resources, tools and instruments, links and workshops for program evaluation.&nbsp; From the University of Wisconsin-Extension Cooperative Extension.&nbsp; <br />

Publication Date2002
Resource Type
  • Databases and Resource Centers - Resource Centers

Extensive bibliography of sources on program evaluation and logic modeling.&nbsp; From the University of Wisconsin's Cooperative Extension campus.<br type="_moz" />

Publication Date2002
Resource Type
  • Bibliographies

Online course that introduces a holistic approach to planning and evaluating education and outreach programs. Module 1 helps program practitioners use and apply logic models. Module 2 applies logic modeling to a national effort to evaluate community nutrition education.

Publication Date2002
Resource Type
  • Programs and Initiatives
  • Reference
  • Interactive Resources - Online Courses

Annotated listing of useful publications, professional organizations and online tools and resources related to program evaluation, especially for non-profits.<br type="_moz" />

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  • Databases and Resource Centers - Resource Centers

Practical guide to the development of logic models for non-profits organizations.<br /> <a href="index.php?option=com_docman&amp;task=doc_download&amp;gid=156&amp;Itemid=362" target="_blank" class="doclink"><img border="0" alt="icon" src="components/com_docman/themes/default/images/icons/16x16/pdf.png" />&nbsp;W.K. Kellogg Logic Model Development Guide (<span class="small">Link</span>)</a><br type="_moz" />

Publication Date2005
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  • Handbooks and Guides

Authoritative handbook on program evaluation.&nbsp; Approach based on premise that evaluation should be supportive and responsive to projects, rather than an end in itself.&nbsp; Provides a framework for thinking of evaluation as a relevant and useful program tool.&nbsp; Written as a practical guide for project directors who have direct responsibility for ongoing evaluation.<br /> <a href="index.php?option=com_docman&amp;task=doc_download&amp;gid=155&amp;Itemid=362" target="_blank" class="doclink"><img border="0" alt="icon" src="components/com_docman/themes/default/images/icons/16x16/pdf.png" />&nbsp;W.K. Kellogg Foundation Evaluation Handbook (<span class="small">Link</span>)</a>&nbsp;

Publication Date2005
Resource Type
  • Handbooks and Guides

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