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Debrief the Event_PaE


How will you know if your event is successful?
Create goals and measurable results you hope to accomplish, and a means for evaluation if you achieve your goals. Reflect on the success of your event in various areas.


Time To Complete 

1 Day

Common Core Standards 

  • CCRA.SL.1
  • CCRA.SL.3
  • CCRA.W.5

I Can Statements 

  • I can:
    • Define specific criteria for determining the success of the event
    • Use an instrument to gather feedback from stakeholders and use the feedback to evaluate the success of the event
  • I will know my debrief of the event is of high quality when it:
    • Is based on specific and relevant criteria
    • Is gathered from a representative sample of stakeholders

Suggestions for Assessing Student Readiness to Move Forward:

  • Confer with students, asking them to identify the criteria they will use to evaluate the event and their plan for collecting feedback.
  • Ask students to self-evaluate their work after completing one of the activities below. 


Possible Activities 
  1. Give students a mini-lesson on the importance of reflection and evaluation and the various measures one might evaluate during an event, such as number of attendees, reaction of attendees, reflections on implementing a team, and amount of money raised. Also discuss the ways to measure success (e.g., surveys, interviews, and evaluation of action plan results).

  2. Give students examples of goals and have them differentiate between goals that are measurable and goals that are not easily measured. Have students fill in a graphic organizer creating measurable goals for their event.

  3. Have students create an evaluation, rubric, or survey tool to use at the close of their event.

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