Ingenuity’s 2016-2017 Data & Evaluation Track is focusing on how to manipulate, analyze, visualize and report on findings from data. The Track begins by asking why and for whom we might collect and use data. What questions are we trying to answer with our data? Why are we asking those questions, and what do we plan to do with our answers? By first thinking critically and systematically about these kinds of questions, the Data & Evaluation Track will guide all participants through the process of developing a plan for collecting and using data that answers the questions that are important to them and their organization.
We aim to help participants learn how to use the basic tools of research and evaluation, including data analysis, to improve programming. At the conclusion of the Track, participants will have a new set of skills that will help them better use data to build a story that responds to their organization’s needs.
The Data & Evaluation Track has been designed to meet participants where they are. Over the course of the 2016-17 school year, participants will engage in two full-day Institutes and three webinars, supplemented by individualized coaching from experts in data and research.
Alissa Goldwasser | Young Chicago Authors
Ben Koucherik | Chicago Children's Theatre
Braden Cleary | Imagination Theater
Elizabeth Sampson | Poetry Center of Chicago
Esther Lee | 826CHI
Jared Bellot | Steppenwolf Theatre Company
Jennifer Shanahan | Merit School of Music
Joel Javier | Intuit: The Center for Intuitive & Outsider Art
Julian Champion | West Point School of Music
Julie Ganey | Lifeline Theatre
Karen Quinteros | Marwen
Katrina Richard | Black Ensemble Theater
Laura Christman | Code Create & Independent Artist
Mark Richard | Merit School of Music
Michael Smith | The House Theatre of Chicago
Sarah Hoppe Knight | Chicago Foundation of Education
Tracy Woodley | 826CHI
GET THE FACTS: In the 2015-16 school year, 59% of reporting CPS elementary schools met the 120 minutes of weekly arts instruction recommendation, up from 47% two years ago.