February 15, 2017

Join EDC at CIES (March 5-9)

Join EDC development specialists at the Comparative International Education Society (CIES) Annual Meeting. This year’s meeting will explore the theme “Problematizing (In) Equality: The Promise of Comparative and International Education.” It will be held March 5–9 at the Sheraton Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia.

CIES attendees can choose from among several EDC sessions to learn more about our initiatives and impact in education, youth development, and workforce training, including:

  • Using our new digital tool Vernacular to support literacy in classrooms and communities
  • Examining gender and violence in education
  • Expanding education while working in conflict and crisis environments
  • Measuring soft skills for girls, individuals with disabilities, and rural populations
  • Making the case for early-grade reading

Check out our sessions listed below. Attendees are also invited to visit our tables in the Exhibit Hall and sign up for EDC Update, our e-newsletter.

Sunday, March 5
11:45 a.m.–6 p.m.Education in Fragile and Post-Conflict Situations: Creating Conflict-sensitive and Peace-promoting Education Materials for Early Grade Reading and BeyondColette Chabbott (USAID ECCN*), Ash Hartwell (USAID ECCN)
Monday, March 6
9:45.–11:15 a.m.A Look at Instructional Practices through Inquiry-Based Science: Kenya's Curriculum ReformAbigail Jurist Levy, Reuben Mugwuku, Kent Noel, Carrie Lewis
11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.Accountability, Monitoring, and MeasurementBrittany Hebert
1:15–2:45 p.m.Highlighting Solutions in Soft Skills Development for Youth in Challenging EnvironmentsRebecca Povec Pagel
1:15–2:45 p.m.Measuring Gender and Violence in Education: Problems and ProspectsKarla Sarr (USAID ECCN)
3:15–4:45 p.m.Implementing Literacy Reforms at Scale: The Case of RwandaMary Sugrue
5–6:30 p.m.The Role of Pre-Service Education in Producing and Perpetuating (In)Equalities: The Case of Early Grade Reading (Part One)Nancy Clark-Chiarelli
5–6:30 p.m.Mobile-Mediated Literacy: Tablet-Based Literacy Support for Classrooms and Communities in Zambia and MaliAdwoa Atta-Krah, Moussadian Coulibaly, Carrie Lewis
Tuesday, March 7
8–9:30 a.m.Learning to Use Evidence for Adaptive Management in Crisis and Conflict SettingsAsh Hartwell (USAID ECCN), Tracy Cordner
8–9:30 a.m.Lessons from Field Pilots in Multi-Risk and Education Analysis for Crisis and Conflict-Affected EnvironmentsGabriel Montero, Jim Rogan (USAID ECCN)
11:45 a.m.–1:15 p.m.Moving Towards Equity in Literacy in Mali: Balanced Literacy in Four ContextsRachel Christina, Susan Ross
2:45–4:15 p.m.System Strengthening for Improved Reading Outcomes and Increased Access in Northern Nigeria: Perspectives and Practices from the USAID Northern Education Initiative Plus ProgramZahra Maishanu, Muha.m.med Yusuf Bello, Musa Salami
Wednesday, March 8
11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.How to Strengthen Evidence to Improve Education in Conflict and Crisis SettingsColette Chabbott
3:15–4:45 p.m.Conflict Sensitivity in ICT for Education in Crisis and Conflict ProgrammingAmy Deal, Lisa Hartenberger Toby
3:15–4:45 p.m.Fidelity to Implementation: The Extent, Ways, and Reasons Design Deviates in Large-scale Implementations that Aim to Improve Early Literacy OutcomesRachel Christina
Thursday, March 9
11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.Learning to Read in Mother Tongue: Challenges and OpportunitiesNEI Plus project staff
1:15–2:45 p.m.Accelerated Education Working Group. Reducing Inequality by Raising Quality: What Makes an Effective AEP? Evidence and Results from the FieldAsh Hartwell (USAID ECCN)

*EDC is the lead implementer for the USAID Education in Crisis and Conflict Network (USAID ECCN).