Program Evaluation

Thanks to Program Evaluation Technician Rich Preyer!

We at Maine Outdoor School had the great privilege of working with Rich Preyer from September 2015-May 2016. Through his Master's coursework at Antioch University New England, Rich developed a pre-program evaluation plan and then helped us implement the plan--complete with a thorough report of future considerations for MOS and a concise update for us to send to all evaluation participants.

Program Evaluation and the Art of Cheese Making

Program Evaluation and the Art of Cheese Making

Cheesy and confusing blog post title? Oh, you betcha! I only mentioned cheese making in the title to draw you in! Is the process of program evaluation cheesy and confusing? Well, maybe if you are evaluating the effectiveness of a cheese-making workshop for mice. On a more serious note, I would contend that a lot of people find the art of program evaluation to be, at the very least, complicated. This blog post will attempt to clarify what program evaluation is and how Maine Outdoor School (MOS) is using it to assess the learning needs of 4-7 year olds in Downeast Maine.