Sun. June 14, 2015 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Free ticketed event
Propagation is a goal that most developers of educational innovations strive for. However, it is also a goal that eludes many, in part because development teams fail to consider and plan for many factors that affect propagation. Developers of educational innovations should find this workshop especially pertinent for their work. The purpose of the workshop is to help participants design a propagation plan that addresses, in part, the broader impact criterion for NSF proposals and works in concert with their development and evaluation plans. Results of our work to date suggest that coordination among the three proposal elements will likely lead to more effective instructional strategies and materials, and more people actively considering adaptation of those strategies and materials.
The workshop will emphasize iterative evaluation and development of a propagation plan using what has been learned from study of the literature and evaluation of propagation plans from proposals submitted to the NSF Course Curriculum and Laboratory Improvement (CCLI) program in 2009. For more information on our project, see the Increase the Impact website (http://www.increasetheimpact.com/), where you can find three one-page summaries that provide an overview of an approach to developing a propagation plan (http://www.increasetheimpact.com/resources) as well as a rubric for evaluating current drafts of a propagation plan (http://goo.gl/NhbJ76).
Workshop attendees will be asked to complete the following pre-workshop assignment: a 3-page structured summary of an education development project that you would like to focus on at the workshop. (This could be a grant proposal that you have submitted recently or wish to submit in the next year or so).
Workshop activities will include an introduction to propagation planning tools, including a rubric for evaluating propagation plans, user guide for developing propagation plans, case studies, etc. The workshop also will be activity-based, with participants engaging with these resources to understand, evaluate, and improve their propagation plans.
After the workshop attendees will be asked to complete a post-workshop survey.
The workshop content was developed by the following individuals: Charles Henderson, Western Michigan University; Renee Cole, University of Iowa; Jeff Froyd, Texas A&M University; Debra Gilbuena, Oregon State University; Raina Khatri, Western Michigan University; Courtney Stanford, University of Iowa.