|More than 75 people attended the Wellborn Evaluation Symposium on March 25 at Kimball Union Academy (KUA). This event was created to stimulate a more engaged dialogue about the benefits of place-based education.
Researcher Louise Chawla provided information about PBE from a child-psychology perspective and David Sobel - author, Antioch professor, and PEEC co-founder - shared his experience with Antiochís CO-SEED program. Below is a list of sessions with links to presentations and associated files.
Plenary Session A - Being and Becoming through Place-based Education (Louise Chawla)
Plenary Session B - Wellborn, PBE, Test Scores, and More (David Sobel)
Plenary Session C - CLIPs: Communities of Learning, Inquiry, and Practice (Delia Clark and Matt Kolan)
Using Evaluation to Inform Program Scale Up (Andrew Powers)
Translating Fuzzy Objectives into an Evaluation Instrument (David Sobel, Rachel Becker-Klein, and Kevin Peterson)
Building Effective Partnerships Through Evaluation (Rita Hennessy and Bob Coulter)
The Benefits of PBE - Results From Eight Years of Collaboration (Kevin Peterson, Megan Camp, and Andrew Powers)
Early Attempts to Build Evaluation Capacity: Two Brief Case Studies from National Park Service Youth Engagement Initiatives (Rebecca Stanfield McCown, Daniel Laven, and Jennifer Jewiss)
Evaluation Demonstration - Authentic Assessments for Learning (Rachel Becker-Klein)
Benefits of Access to Nature and Gardening for Children (Louise Chawla)