These toolkits are designed for local PBS stations, outreach staff, community partners and other interested educators. They are grounded in studies that demonstrate the effectiveness of the PBS KIDS resources in enhancing young children’s mathematical learning. Whether you’re looking to use these materials to teach children, lead parent workshops, measure the outcomes of your local program, or to adapt them in any way that fits the needs of your organization or program, these toolkits are for you.
Estos recursos están diseñados para las estaciones locales de PBS y otros educadores interesados. Se basan en estudios que demuestran la eficacia de los recursos PBS KIDS en la mejora del aprendizaje matemático de los niños pequeños. Si usted está buscando utilizar estos materiales para enseñar a los niños, conducir talleres para padres, medir los resultados de su programa local, o para adaptarlos a la manera mejor para las necesidades de su organización o programa, estos recursos son para usted.
The Program Evaluation Toolkit was developed by Education Development Center (EDC) and SRI International (SRI) to help public media education and engagement professionals and their partners understand, measure, and improve on how PBS KIDS resources are used in out-of-school-time (OST) programs serving young children. It also can enable stations to better share the story of their work with families and other community members and describe their impact to funders. Going beyond selected anecdotes to systematically collect and present data allows public media stations to make and support claims about whether PBS KIDS projects with partners work and why, and to identify which elements of the projects require improvement.
The toolkit has the following main components:
- A quality framework provides a set of research-based indicators of quality-specific practices, features, and resources associated with high-quality and positive outcomes in OST programming.
- Five data collection tools designed for gathering data on topics aligned to the quality framework. These tools include surveys and interview guides to use with families and program staff, as well as a worksheet to guide observation of projects in action.
- Guidance on how to use the data collection tools and analyze report results.
A seven-week multimedia experience that includes a curriculum for one parent engagement meeting each week as well as a weekly curriculum of home-based family activities.