Our new conversation series, in which we gather virtually to share our curiosity, knowledge, and/or experiences around a topic, kicks off on March 16th!
Larry Washington is leading a conversation around a topic he is interested in expanding his thinking on - developmental evaluation. Everyone is welcome, from those who are not familiar with developmental evaluation to those who are experts. It is an opportunity to cultivate our collective wisdom, ask questions, share out with others, learn together, and get to know each other in the process. The session will kick off with a brief and basic introduction to developmental evaluation, then we will break off for group discussions.
For this session, we will use Patton’s conceptualization of Developmental evaluation (DE) as a stepping off point: DE “is grounded in systems thinking and supports innovation by collecting and analyzing real-time data in ways that lead to informed and ongoing decision making as part of the design, development, and implementation process.”
We can’t wait to see you there!
Larry Washington is a doctoral candidate in Education Policy Organization and Leadership at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign at a Community Advocate and Co-Creator at BECOME. He received a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the University of Illinois in 2015, and a master’s degree in Education policy in 2017. During his graduate career, Larry has worked with Drs. Stafford Hood and Cherie Avent on broadening participation in computer science and cybersecurity. His current projects include culturally responsive and values-engaged-educative approaches to investigate the experiences of underrepresented students in STEM fields. His work has been presented at professional conferences such as the American Evaluation Association (AEA), Emergent Voices in Evaluation (EViE), and Scholarly Consortium for Innovative Psychology in Education (SCIPIE). Beyond research, he has volunteered as an External-Evaluator for Champaign Community Unit School District 4, helping social workers and parents with logic models, data collection, and analysis.