As we develop and map out our evaluation plans at the forefront of our thinking is a desire to ...
* evaluate 'as we go' and learn lessons quickly
* ensure the evaluation activity does not upset or interfere with our collaborative endeavors with our partner schools
* seek out what already works
* get as much stakeholder input into the evaluation activity as possible.
Appreciative Inquiry (AI) seems to offer an evaluation framework that meets many of the characteristics we are looking for. We will frame our questions in the spirit of AI and go looking for what works and how we can use more of it.
Visioning a brighter future and not taking a deficit approach is something we are looking forward to engage with.
Will keep you informed of the progress and, because the approach to the ESCAPE team, will reflect back things that challenge and excite us