[Numeracy 340] Announcement: Free Online Courses on Using Data

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Marie Cora marie.cora at hotspurpartners.com
Wed May 5 17:38:21 EDT 2010




Colleagues:



The following resources may be of interest to some of you.



Marie Cora

Assessment Discussion List Moderator



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ProLiteracy Has Three Free Online Courses that Can Be Adapted to Your Needs


With support from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, ProLiteracy is
offering field-tested strategies that can be adapted to a program's
accountability needs. This is a three-part series of self-paced online
courses. The courses are described below. You can access these courses here:


http://207.10.202.152/home/


Data Collection and Management
This course focuses on the foundation practices in data collection and
management needed to ensure the availability of credible, high-quality
student data.

Length: 3-4 hours

This course will help you:
*build a common language and approach to accountability
*organize collection and management efforts around key decision points and
staff roles
*increase confidence in your program's data collection and management
practices


Data Analysis for Program Decision-Making
This course helps administrators and staff learn why and how to
institutionalize data-driven, decision-making practices.

Length: 3-4 hours

In this course you will:
*review and practice data analysis skills
*improve quality of decision-making through a team approach to data analysis
and review
*streamline program improvement using practical planning tools and
strategies


Communicating Success to Stakeholders
This course helps participants use data to highlight their program's
success, positioning it as a vital, relevant community service and thus
attracting more resources.

Length: 4-5 hours

In this course you will learn how to:
*assess the needs of your community
*develop tailored messages to diverse stakeholders
*deliver those messages in innovative and effective ways






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