A new century demands a new kind of education.
New education requires new methods of assessment.conceptions of evaluation.understandings of motivation.
What do you get when you combine a sociologist and nationally recognized author, policy analyst and assessment enthusiast with an internationally savvy expert in motivational psychology and college student retention? You get NewEdu! We transform our broad knowledge and varied experiences into practical insights for our clients in K-12 and post-secondary education and non-profit organizations. We help clients better evaluate and solve the problems they face. And we help them meet their goals and renew educational practices. And we’re reliable and a pleasure to work with! (Just listen to our clients.)
What We Do
We offer unique, active learning experiences exploring how motivation, emotions and thinking affect learning and work. We offer our framework to help unleash the initiative necessary to renew social and educational institutions.
Research & Evaluation
We specialize in using case study methods to help organizations understand the impact of their work. We employ a range of quantitative and qualitative approaches, offering clients innovative data visualizations to effectively convey results.
Motivation & Emotional Intelligence
A better understanding of emotional patterns and types of motivation helps clients attain their personal and professional goals. Services include motivational and emotional assessments and coaching.
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“When initial conversations between the Professional Association of Georgia Educators (PAGE) and NewEdu took place, it was clear that Dr. Mark Garrison was truly interested in learning about us, our needs and our work, and was not merely seeking a consulting contract. Mark and Agnes (Zak-Moskal) made it a priority to develop a solid understanding of PAGE and its focus, which led to a well-crafted proposal to assist us in our research. Effective design, creative yet efficient processes, and ongoing communication characterized this first joint venture between PAGE and NewEdu. The final report that grew out of our case study has already proven to serve as a valuable tool, both inside and outside our organization. Throughout our partnership, NewEdu’s default practice has been to listen, pose insightful questions, and offer thoughtful recommendations.
A tangential benefit to working with NewEdu has been the acceleration of our own learning, which Mark and Agnes view as an important aspect of their customer-centric approach. The comfortable, polished and professional manner with which NewEdu engaged with us in this initial interaction has led PAGE to move ahead with a second agreement, which we believe will produce additional academic documentation that PAGE’s work is making a difference. If you are looking for a team of true thinkers, a team that also writes well and that commits to unwavering client support, NewEdu should absolutely be considered for your project.” — David Reynolds, The Impact Project
Read PAGE’s press release regarding our 2015 case study; the full report is available here. See our 2017 interim report of PAGE’s South Georgia School District Network. We are now working with PAGE staff to learn about the effect of PAGE’s eight-district network-based professional learning effort in northern Georgia.
Research & Evaluation Services
FOCUS GROUPS & INTERVIEWS
REPORT WRITING & PRESENTATION
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Professional Association of Georgia Educators
Evaluation of Professional Learning; Building Assessment Capacity
Since 2014, we have lead PAGE staff to evaluate two of their signature professional learning opportunities, while also working to build the evaluation capacity of the organization and foster effective utilization of evaluation results. This has included the production of a case study of two schools involved in the High School Redesign Initiative, and an interim report of PAGE’s South Georgia School District Network. We are currently working with PAGE staff to learn about the impact of its eight-district network-based professional learning effort in northern Georgia.
Reviewed new doctoral program proposal; prepared and presented recommendations to senior administrative team.
Villa Maria College
Campus Culture and Student Success
Presented workshops on staff and student motivation. Conducted an assessment of campus culture via focus groups of faculty and analysis of student survey data, offering recommendations regarding support for first-generation students and how faculty can better support these students; developed and lead learning experiences for college personnel at area high schools to deepen faculty understanding of the preparation, experiences and expectations of students transitioning to college.
Center for Professional Studies
Workshops: Understanding the Link between Student Motivation and Student Retention; A New Method for Motivating Students in the Classroom.
PRIMARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION
West Seneca Teachers’ Center
West Seneca School District
Workshops: A New Method for Motivating Students in the Classroom; Teaching Thinking, Teaching Skill; Motivation: Situation Analysis; Using Educational Technology to Increase Student Motivation; A New Method for Evaluating Education Policy: The Case of Big Data.
Orleans-Niagara Teacher Center
Workshop: A New Method for Motivating Students in the Classroom.
Tonawanda/Grand Island Teacher Center
Workshop: A New Method for Motivating Students in the Classroom.
Dr. Matthew Giordano, Vice President for Academic AffairsVilla Maria College
“Dr. Mark Garrison has aided Villa Maria College immensely in its quest to become the premier student-centered institution in Western New York. He is seemingly an endless reservoir of knowledge about educational policy, the psychology of learning, self-determination theory, and effective pedagogy, across the full spectrum of educational levels and settings. His rare ability to grasp educational issues from the perspectives of students, teachers, and administrators alike makes him uncommonly effective, dismantling the roadblocks that often get in the way of improving teaching and learning. It’s been a pleasure to work with him and benefit from his professionalism, sharp wit, analytical thinking, and focus on getting real results.”
Jonathan Dalbo, CIO & Director of Instructional TechnologyWest Seneca Central School District
“Dr. Garrison and Dr. Zak-Moskal’s research as it relates to student motivation is not only theoretical, but also practical. Their workshop on using technology to increase student motivation marries the importance of technology with sound pedagogy. It was refreshing to participate in workshops that effectively translate theory into practice. I highly recommend their courses.”
David Reynolds, The Impact ProjectProfessional Association of Georgia Educators
“We are very pleased with NewEdu’s outstanding support of our organization’s work, as we now better understand the degree of influence we are having with our customers and we have more ideas for how PAGE might focus its efforts in the future.”