SmartStart consultants conduct interactive workshops on the following topics:

Taking your proposal from good to great:
  • The importance of logic model thinking
  • Your project is the bridge from problems to solutions
  • Describing the setting with visuals
  • Project goals: Moving from outputs to outcomes.
  • Describing project activities and participants with visuals
  • Broader impacts
  • Project sustainability
  • Whats hot with funders
  • Proposal checklist
Evaluation Strategies:
  • Developing quantifiable program goals and guiding evaluation questions.
  • Developing a formative and summative evaluation plan tied to the goals, and guiding evaluation questions, and project activities.
  • Developing a logic model as a snapshot of your project.
  • Developing an evaluation timeline.
  • Developing benchmark/milestone charts to track progress.
  • Developing evaluation forms and survey instruments.
  • Posting forms online.
  • Basics of Excel and SPSS.
  • Presenting results including the basics of PowerPoint.
  • Reporting results – report format, graphs, and tables.
  • Integrating evaluation into the project.
Developing Outcomes:
  • Aligned with ABET expectations and terminology (if applicable)
  • Step-by-step process to develop learning outcomes for each course
  • Outcome levels based on Bloom’s Taxonomy
  • Write student-focused, action-oriented, measurable learning outcomes
  • Vertically align course learning outcomes with pre- and post-requisite courses
Informal Assessment Strategies:
  • Developing questions based on Bloom’s Taxonomy levels
  • Aligned with state content standards
  • Informal assessment activities
  • Graphic organizers
  • Performance assessment products
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