March 26, 2019

Join EDC at CIES 2019

EDC staff will join other partners in education at the 2019 Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) conference to discuss this year’s theme of “Education for Sustainability.” The meeting will be held in San Francisco, April 14–18.

Visit the EDC table (#4) in the exhibit hall, or join us for one of the many sessions presented by EDC staff, who will present original research findings on a variety of topics. For example:

  • Trauma-informed approaches to building resilience for youth
  • Preparing youth for the digital economy
  • Achieving scale and sustainability
  • Teacher coaching and mentoring
  • Reading education, policy, and reform

In addition, join us on Tuesday, April 16, 8:30–10:30 p.m., for the USAID Education in Conflict and Crisis (ECCN) reception with co-sponsors INEE, JEiE, Basic Education Coalition (BEC), the Education Conflict and Emergencies SIG, and the Education Equity Research Initiative.

EDC Sessions – Dates and Time

As room locations may change, please visit the URL for the most up-to-date location.

Date and Time

Session Name

EDC Presenters

Monday April 15

1:30–3 p.m.

Getting There: Achieving Scale and Sustainability through Long-Term Investment and a Commitment to Iterative, Incremental Growth

Dr. Rachel Christina (chair), Jennifer Kennedy, Melanie Sany, Ces Ochoa, Susan Ross

Tuesday, April 16

10–11:30 a.m. 

Educational Technology in Sub-Saharan Africa: Toward Access, Innovation, and Equality of Learning Opportunities

Mary Burns

8–9:30 a.m. 

Pathways to Self-Reliance and Sustainability: Reflections from USAID Program Implementation

Rachel Christina

1:30–3 p.m.        

Education and Industry Linkages and Partnerships for Youth Success

Sabeen Faizullah, Tania Tzelnic Dunlap, Rebecca Jackson Stoeckle

1:30–3 p.m.  

Technology education, learning, and sustainable development: exploring the links

Mary Burns

5–6:30 p.m.  

Improving Learning and Working Impacts through Evidence-Based Psychological Resilience-Building: A Trauma-Informed Approach to Go Beyond Social-Emotional Learning

Dr. Heidi Kar, Dr. Maria Theresa Mokamad, Jacqueline Yurag   

5–6:30 p.m. 

The Human-Machine Interface: (Wait—Which Human? And Which Machine?) Exploring the Dynamics of Technology-Driven Instruction in Developing World Settings

Dr. Kit Yasin

8:30–10:30 p.m. 

Reception and Networking Event 

Hosted by USAID ECCN, INEE, JEiE, BEC, the Education Conflict and Emergencies SIG, and the Education Equity Research Initiative

Wednesday, April 17

8–9:30 a.m. 

Developing Effective and Appropriate Decodable and Leveled Books

Dr. Nancy Clark-Chiarelli

1:30–3 p.m. 

Demystifying and Reconstructing Data for Instructional, Design and Policy Purposes

Bridget Lombardo

3:15–4:45 p.m. 

Using Data to Understand and Design for the Two-Way Relationship between Conflict or Crisis and Education: Two Tools from USAID and Partners

Jordan Detwiler-Michelson

3:15–4:45 p.m. 

Scale and Sustainability of ICT-Supported Teacher Coaching and Mentoring: Addressing Costs and Complexity

Rachel Christina (chair), Jen Kennedy

5–6:30 p.m.

Approaches to Strengthening Local Workforce Development Organizations for Youth: Lessons Learned

Dr. Maria Theresa Mokamad, Dr. Jeanne Moulton

5–6:30 p.m.       

Cultivating Dynamic Educators: Case Studies in Teacher Behavior Change in Africa and Asia

Nancy Clark-Chiarelli 

5–6:30 p.m.

Measuring Soft Skills: Concepts, Methods, and Results

Ann Hershkowitz

Thursday, April 18

8–9:30 a.m. 

Implementing Partners Continuing to Learn Together to Improve Learning Outcomes and Reduce School-Based Violence

Vilma Valerio, Sergio Ramirez 

8–9:30 a.m. 

Supporting Language Learners in the Classroom

Susan Ross

11:45 a.m.–1:15 p.m.      

The Role of EGRA in Reading Education, Policy, and Reform

Isaac Adeshina Msukwa, Moussa Ounteni

1:30–3 p.m. 

Tech Tools for Tough Terrain: Best Practices, Lessons Learned, and New Tools for Education in Crisis and Conflict

Amy Deal

3:15–4:45 p.m. 

Transforming Gender and Social Norms through Youth Programming

Amy Deal, Steve Kamanzi, Zahra Youssouf Kayad, Kevin Corbin

3:15–4:45 p.m. 

Transitioning from Mother Tongue to Multiple Languages

Rachel Christina (chair), Nancy Clark-Chiarelli, Ces Ochoa