Insight for Learning Practices supports teachers, after-school program providers, camp counselors, administrators, and educators from zoos, science centers, nature centers, and botanical gardens who get children and adults excited about learning. Our mission is to support efforts to inspire and motivate youth in and out of school through evaluation, program development, professional development of staff, research, grant writing/editing, and interpreting program results into practical language and application. Christine (Kit) Klein, Ph.D. serves as founder and director.
Carey Tisdal, Director of Tisdal Consulting, and Christine "Kit" Klein, Director of Insight for Learning Practices, have developed successful collaborations on several projects. We have found that multiple perspectives as well as our common and complementary skill sets can make for a winning combination, especially on larger projects.
Both Tisdal and Klein share an interest in youth programs and informal learning environments. Tisdal brings skills in the evaluation of exhibits and technology-based learning (i.e., websites, film, computer interactives) to the collaboration. Klein has substantial expertise in the evaluation informal learning programs and school-based programming.
Tisdal and Klein both bring skills in project design, literature review, working with clients, data analysis, and communicating findings. Both use quantitative and qualitative methods. Tisdal brings expertise in designing and conducting naturalistic interviews, while Klein has credentials and experience in grant writing as well as data visualization and project management.
If you contact either Carey Tisdal at Tisdal Consulting or Kit Klein at Insight for Learning Practices, don't be surprised if you hear them say, "This project would also benefit from the skills and perspective of one of my colleagues."
Advocate Grant Program
Evaluation of the Society for Science and the Public's Advocate Grant Program. This program aimed to recruit and support underserved middle and high school students in entering engineering and science competitions.
Sample Collaborative Projects
Community Outreach Program
Roads Taken Conference
This evaluation of the Youth Exploring Science Program at the Saint Louis Science Center included yearly reports as well as program documentation.
This online conference kicked off a youth program project focusing on long-term institutional and participant impacts.