The MakEval project is developing tools for educators to assess different dimensions of learning that occur when youth engage in making. Assessment toolkits are being developed for constructs including Agency/Independence, Critical Thinking, Creativity, Failure, STEM practices, and STEM/Making interest and identity development. The tools are geared towards upper elementary through high school age learners.
Feedback from formal and informal educators is crucial to building “useful and usable” tools that actually support practice! MakEval is therefore looking to recruit a group of educators who are interested in trying out the tools and providing tool developers with feedback and suggestions for improvement. Participation will include a professional learning/reflective practice component around the use of the tools and using the data to improve making experiences.
If you’re interested in the opportunity, please just follow this link to a brief survey and a MakEval team member will follow up soon with next steps. If you serve as a school or organization leader, you are encouraged you to pass the info on to staff members, colleagues, friends, and networks for whom this might be a good fit.
Thank you for your time and consideration!