Monthly CEN Meeting
May 31st, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Round House Meeting Room, 500 Market Street
In Attendance: Addison Nace, SITE Santa Fe; Amanda Lee, SITE Santa Fe; Amanda Rudolph, Summer Associate; Ashley Z., Volunteer; Ashlyn Vigil, Summer Associate; Cam Duncan, Hands-On Heritage; Diego Medina, School for Advanced Research; Jackie Melega, Santa Fe Opera Young Technicians; Jennifer Wellington, Bike Santa Fe; Joanne Lefrak, SITE Santa Fe; Kemely Gomez, Museum of International Folk Art; Leona Hillary, Santa Fe Children’s Museum; Lisa Noriega, City of Santa Fe; Lucia Duncan, Hands-On Heritage; Melanie LaBorwit, New Mexico History Museum; Mollie Parsons, Santa Fe Botanical Garden; Mollie Toll, Office of Archeological Studies; Nadine Stafford, Interfaith Coalition for Public Education; Penny Holcomb, Opportunity Santa Fe; Ralph Holcomb, Opportunity Santa Fe; Ryan Williams, Georgia O’Keeffe Museum; Sarah Canelas, Opportunity Santa Fe; Sarah Mandala, ARTsmart New Mexico; Shannon Bay, Georgia O’Keeffe Museum; Shannon Palermo, Railyard Park Conservancy; Tamara Grybko, New Mexico Evaluators; Winoka Yepa, Santa Fe Art Institute;
Welcome and Introductions
Kathleen Doll, Evaluation Associate, Claremont Evaluation Center – Observation Protocol & Evaluation Process
She is a partner with the Community Educators Network and Opportunity Santa Fe for the Youth Summer Program.
Evaluation and Continuous Quality Improvement
A systematic mechanism to determine something’s worth; can include programs, policies, products, personnel.
Is also used to help programs improve.
Quality is a standard of something. Is linked to the process of evaluations.
How do we improve the quality of CEN programs?
Basic Observation Tips
Connect with the facilitator or teacher; this can dispel anxiety and provide context.
Keep your pen/pencil moving when observing.
The Observation Protocol is just a tool. Use your own judgement.
Try to observe for at least 2 hours, if you cannot observe the entire length of a program.
Have more than one observer in the room.
We want to create a protocol to observe each other, in order to both improve ourselves and to use as a resource for funding.
This is the foundation of peer evaluation; using each other as a resource for improvement.
Encourage each other to have conversations both before and after the observation, for feedback purposes.
This process and the Observation Protocol are changeable/adaptable; use it as you feel it is appropriate.
Community Educators Network Vignette Activity
An engagement activity to familiarize oneself with the protocol.
The Observation Protocol should not be used as a stand-alone document; it is one part of a package of evaluation information.
It is a method to compare what the observer sees to what the observed knows.
Consider: how do you want to use the resulting information?