Measuring Our Impact

Year after year, PopEd has earned a reputation for educational excellence. To ensure we continually improve our materials and trainings, we ask educators who have participated in our workshops to provide feedback.

Our Reach

  • Over the past ten years, we have trained over 100,000 educators through 5,000+ Population Education workshops and webinars.
  • Between 2010 and 2020, 3,866 of these were pre-service workshops on 500 college and university campuses around the United States and Canada.

The PopEd Workshop Experience

PopEd offers both in-person and online workshops. No matter the format, our
top-notch facilitators lead memorable trainings, giving educators timely and innovative classroom materials for teaching global issues. Educators consistently rate PopEd workshops as superior to other PD events they’ve attended.

These bar graphs show how teachers responded to the following: In comparison to other professional development workshops you’ve attended, how did the Population Education workshop compare in terms of…

Bar graph of how Population Education workshops compare to other professional development events

Population Education Materials in the Classroom

The vast majority of workshop participants use the materials they receive at PopEd workshops, integrating lessons throughout the year to teach a variety of topics and standards.

Graphic showing that 98% of educators rate Population Education materials as excellent or good

  • 98% of Population Education both online and in-person workshop attendees rated the demonstrated materials as Excellent/Good.
  • 94% of participants felt that Population Education materials have Excellent/Good alignment with their required teaching standards.

Student Engagement & Impact

PopEd lessons engage students, improve critical thinking, and inspire youth to advocate for positive solutions to global challenges. We asked teachers if they agree with the following statements: The Population Education materials I used in my classroom…

Bar graphs that shows the impact of Population Education teaching materials on students

  • 94% of teachers found that Population Education materials effectively engaged their students
  • 91% of teachers reported that PopEd materials increased students’ awareness of population-related issues as well as improved critical thinking and problem solving skills.
  • 2 out of 3 teachers report changed behavior among students when interacting with each other and the natural world as the result of PopEd lessons and activities.

See PopEd’s 2021-2022 report on Highlights & Impacts of Teacher Workshops.

*Survey results from 2021 and 2022 workshop participants (489; an 8% survey completion rate). The survey was administered 12-24 months after attending a Population Education workshop.