ERIC Number: ED454591
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation Report of the AEL CSRD Academy for External Facilitators: 2000 Summer Institute.
Howley-Rowe, Caitlin; Leopold, Gregory D.
The Academy for External Facilitators is a significant component of AEL's Comprehensive School Reform Demonstration and is the subject of this report. External facilitators are usually assigned by state departments of education to assist low-performing schools. This report summarizes evaluation of the second summer institute of the Academy for External Facilitators, convened August 2-5, 2000. Forty-seven participants from Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia attended the institute. Participants tended to be pleased with the institute and perceived presenters to be competent and their presentations professional and appealing. External facilitators participating in both the 1999 and 2000 institutes showed more skill and knowledge in 2000 with regard to school reform models and strategies, technological abilities, team building, group process, resource identification, the change process, situational analysis, and collaborative leadership. Recommendations included providing participants with more time to interact with presenters, focusing future institutes on areas in which external facilitators report the least expertise, and continuing to offer participants access to Academy resources and events to support ongoing work. There are 14 tables and one figure. Appendices include a Stages of Concern Questionnaire, an External Facilitator Self-Assessment Questionnaire, session evaluation forms, an Overall Institute Evaluation Form, the 2000 Institute Agenda, and the Completed Evaluation Standards Checklist. (RT)
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, School Effectiveness, School Support
AEL, Inc., P.O. Box 1348, Charleston, WV 25325-1348. Tel: 800-624-9120 (Toll Free).
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners; Researchers
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: AEL, Inc., Charleston, WV.
Identifiers - Location: Virginia