Events

  • Fri
    06
    Feb
    2015
    11 am - 1 pmHorizon Ballroom, Ronald Reagan Building 1300 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20004

    All Children Reading logo

    You're Invited

    All Children Reading: A Grand Challenge for Development

    Innovators Showcase

    Friday, February 6, 2015
    11am - 1pm
    (Light lunch provided)


    Horizon Ballroom, Ronald Reagan Building

    1300 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20004
    (Registration closes February 4th.)

    Register Now

     

    USAID, World Vision, and the Australian Government invite you to join us for an Innovators Showcase to introduce the winners of our Round 2 grant competition. 

    • Meet and be inspired by the 13 grantees' proposed innovations to increase early-grade reading outcomes, with a specific focus on mother tongue instruction and reading materials, family and community engagement and children with disabilities.

    • Explore their innovations on display at a showcase open to the public.

    • Hear from leaders from USAID, World Vision and the Australian Government on progress made from Round 1 and new competitions being launched. 

    All Children Reading: A Grand Challenge for Development was established in 2011 as a partnership between USAID, World Vision and the Australian Government. The partnership is soliciting creative, cost-effective innovations to improve reading for children in early grades. Round 1 funded the testing of 32 early-grade literacy innovations in 22 countries with a focus on teaching and learning materials and education data.

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  • Thu
    19
    Feb
    2015
    12:00 pm

     

    February 19 - 12pm (EST)

    Hear from grantees working with mother tongue instruction and reading materials 

     Register Here

    You're invited to join us for a special International Mother Language Day webinar featuring our Round 1 grantees and their work to improve literacy using mother tongue instruction and reading materials.

     

    Whiz Kids Workshop featured photoWhiz Kids Workshop will present about using media to promote and improve early grade reading in Ethiopia. Tsehai Loves Learning TV and radio program is broadcast nationally each week.  The show is adapted to different mother tongue children books and reaches children in classrooms.

     

     

    3 children reading booksWe'll also hear about grantee Friends of Matènwa's impressive early grade literacy project in Haiti that used the Mother Tongue Books methodology to help children create books they want to read.

     

    Register for Webinar

  • Mon
    23
    Feb
    2015
    Wed
    25
    Feb
    2015
    Paris, France

     

    Join us at UNESCO Mobile Learning Week, February 23-27 in Paris, France.

    • Come visit us at Booth #19 in the Exhibit Hall.

    • Join this Monday, February 23 workshop lead by Anthony Bloome, Campaign Director for All Children Reading and Senior Education Technology Specialist for USAID: "Findings of international technology-for-education landscape reviews, and moving the field forward for collecting evidence of what works."

  • Mon
    02
    Mar
    2015
    11:00 am

     

    March 2, 2015 - 11 am (EST)

     

    Tracking & Tracing Books logoYou're invited to join us on Monday, March 2, for a Q & A webinar on the Tracking & Tracking Books competition.

    Register for March 2 Webinar

     

     

    Webinar also available at 9 pm (EST) on Thursday, March 5.

    Register for March 5 Webinar

     

  • Thu
    05
    Mar
    2015
    9:00 pm

     

    March 5, 2015 - 9 pm (EST)

     

    Tracking & Tracing Books logoYou're invited to join us on Thursday, March 5 at 9 pm (EST), for a Q & A webinar on the Tracking & Tracking Books competition.

     

    Register for March 5 Webinar

     

  • Sun
    08
    Mar
    2015
    Fri
    13
    Mar
    2015
    Washington, DC

     

    Join us at the Comparative & International Education Society 2015 Conference, March 8-13 in Washington, DC.

     

    We invite you to come visit us at booth #19 in the Exhibit Hall.

     

    We also hope to see you at the events we're speaking at:

     

    Hope to see you there!

  • Tue
    10
    Mar
    2015
    12:00 pm

    Big Ideas @ Berkeley logo

     

    March 10, 2015

    12:00 noon (PST)

    Full Proposal deadline for the All Children Reading: A Grand Challenge for Development "Mobiles for Reading" track of the Big Ideas@Berkeley Competition.

    See Mobiles for Reading contest

    See competition overview & submission instructions

    See competition timeline

  • Mon
    27
    Apr
    2015
    Tue
    28
    Apr
    2015
    Melbourne, Australia

     

    Teacher assists student with tablet in World Education literacy project in Cambodia

    Photo courtesy of Round 1 grantee, World Education

     Digital Innovation for

    Child Literacy 

    Summit & Showcase

     

     27-28 April 2015

    Rendezvous Hotel

    Melbourne, Australia

     

             Registration          

     

    The All Children Reading: A Grand Challenge for Development partners invite you to join a novel event to infuse and accelerate the use of science, technology, innovation, and partnerships (STIP) for scaling early grade reading efforts.

    This two-day event will enable policymakers, donors, the private sector, academics, and development specialists to exchange ideas, network, and explore a variety of opportunities to use STIP to help children learn to read.

    The event’s interactive fora include:

    • A showcase of innovations from All Children Reading grantees from Asia,

    • Plenaries, panels and TED-style presentations by thought leaders and practitioners guiding conversations around innovation in development and the use of technology to improve children’s literacy,

    • Workshops from international experts exploring issues pertinent to development innovators, including innovation acceleration, deepening the evidence base for technology and materials creation.

    All Children Reading, a partnership between USAID, World Vision and the Australian Government, solicits creative, cost-effective innovations to improve reading for children in early grades.

     

             Registration          

     

  • Tue
    28
    Apr
    2015
    5-8:30pm (Pacific)UC Berkeley (100 Blum Hall)

    Big Ideas @ Berkeley logo

     

    Tuesday, April 28 | 5:30 - 8:30pm | B100 Blum Hall

    Welcome Reception from 5:00 - 5:30pm

    After months spent developing their Big Ideas@Berkeley projects, 6 of the top student teams will gather in Blum Hall to compete in the fourth annual Big Ideas Grand Prize Pitch Day. Vying for prizes of up to $5,000, the teams will share their visions for social change and impact in front of a panel of esteemed judges. 

     

    This annual highlight of the Big Ideas contest is an exciting and fast-paced event with opportunities for audience participation and networking. >>2014 Pitch Day Recap

    Competition overview & submission instructions

  • Tue
    05
    May
    2015
    2-4pm (Pacific)UC Berkeley (Blum Hall)

    Big Ideas @ Berkeley logo

     

    Tuesday, May 5 | 2:00 - 4:00pm | B100 Blum Hall

    This event brings together the entire Big Ideas@Berkeley community to mark the conclusion of the 2014-2015 contest! It features the award winning projects and opportunities for judges, mentors, industry professionals and teams to network, engage and learn. Food and drinks will be served!

     

    More info:

    Competition Timeline/Events

    Mobiles for Reading contest

    Competition overview

  • Fri
    21
    Aug
    2015

     

    mEducation Alliance logo

    The Mobiles for Education (mEducation) Alliance Steering Committee are pleased to announce a call for presentation proposals for the:

    5th Annual Mobiles for Education (mEducation) Alliance

    International Symposium: 

    Leveraging Information and Communication Technologies for Supporting Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 

    October 28-30, 2015

    Washington, D.C.

    The theme of this year's event is Leveraging Information and Communication Technologies for Supporting Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). As this call for proposals is being released, a proposed SDG 4 for education is to “Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote life-long learning opportunities for all.” 

    The organizers of the annual mEducation Alliance Symposium believe that appropriate, cost-effective, and sustainable utilization of a broad range of information and communications technologies (ICTs) in education can significantly contribute to this and other SDG goals.

    The major tracks for this year's Symposium are:

    • Promoting Learning
    • Education in Crisis and Conflict Settings; 
    • Alternative Education Models, and 
    • Lifelong Learning. 

    As in the past Symposia, there will be several cross-cutting themes as well including: inclusive approaches for marginalized groups; overcoming technical challenges; game-based and user centered-design; innovative financing (including ePayments); innovative public/private sector partnerships; and, Monitoring and Evaluation.

    For more information about this year's call for presentation proposals, including sponsorship opportunities, please visit the mEducation Alliance website.

    The deadline for submissions is August 21, 2015.

    Please direct any additional questions and comments to 2015medusymp@gmail.com

    All Children Reading: A Grand Challenge for Development is one of the sponsors of the mEducation Alliance Symposium. We look forward to seeing you there.

  • Tue
    08
    Sep
    2015
    1-5pmLab@OPM - 1900 E Street NW, Washington DC

     

    A mother in India reads stories from her mobile phone to children gathered around her

    You are invited to join All Children Reading: A Grand Challenge for Development and the Intel® Learn Program on International Literacy Day for a participatory ideation exploring the linkage of information and communications technologies (ICT) skills training and the strengthening of community literacy efforts.  

    Youth have a high interest in the low-cost ICT increasingly available in their schools and communities as well as ICT training opportunities.  Can this interest and resultant skill sets be applied to early grade reading efforts to reach the 250 million young learners around the world who cannot read?

      

    IDEATION WORKSHOP

    Digital Literacy to Strengthen Community

    Early Grade Reading Efforts

    International Literacy Day - 8 September 2015

    Lab@OPM

    1900 E Street NW, Washington DC

    1:00 – 5:00 pm

     Please allow time to go through security.  Government-issued photo ID required. 

    Register Now

    During this interactive workshop, participants will exchange ideas, brainstorm, and help develop toolkits, foundational lessons, and early stage implementation plans.

    For those unable to attend in person, we invite your participation online (available via our website on September 8)

    Registration - RSVP by September 2

    Registration is capped at one representative per organization. 

    Register Now

    Who should attend

    The organizers especially seek participation from technical experts in:

    • Literacy
    • Youth livelihood/youth workforce development
    • Gender
    • ICT for Development

       


    All Children Reading Partners

    USAID, World Vision and Australian Aid logo

     

    Workshop Co-Sponsor
    Intel logo

     

    Hosted by

    the Lab@OPM logo

    Photo courtesy of Round 1 and 2 grantee, Sesame Workshop India Trust
  • Tue
    29
    Sep
    2015
    3:00 pm

    Big Ideas Mobiles for Reading Challenge Information Session. Webinar #1 September 29, 3-4pm, PST and Webinar #2 October 14, 3-4pm PST.

     

    Tuesday, September 29, 2015

    3 - 4 pm (PST)

    The challenge for this competition is to develop novel, mobile technology-based innovations or methods that can improve reading outcomes for children in developing countries. Innovative topics proposed may focus on the enhancement of and/or the development and creation of new tools/methods. Proposals may use existing mobile-based technologies or literacy assessment methods to improve and measure reading by adapting or applying those technologies and assessment methods in new and innovative ways.

    In addition to an overview of the Big Ideas Contest, the Mobiles for Reading information session will highlight cutting-edge projects and current trends in this emerging field and discuss how these innovations are being used to improve literacy outcomes and ultimately economic and social well-being.

    Join Info Session

    Info Session poster

    Competition Overview

    Promotional Materials

    Competition Winners - 2014/15 contest

     

     

  • Wed
    14
    Oct
    2015
    3:00 pm

    Big Ideas Mobiles for Reading Challenge Information Session. Webinar #1 September 29, 3-4pm, PST and Webinar #2 October 14, 3-4pm PST.

     

    Tuesday, October 14, 2015

    3 - 4 pm (PST)

    The challenge for this competition is to develop novel, mobile technology-based innovations or methods that can improve reading outcomes for children in developing countries. Innovative topics proposed may focus on the enhancement of and/or the development and creation of new tools/methods. Proposals may use existing mobile-based technologies or literacy assessment methods to improve and measure reading by adapting or applying those technologies and assessment methods in new and innovative ways.

    In addition to an overview of the Big Ideas Contest, the Mobiles for Reading information session will highlight cutting-edge projects and current trends in this emerging field and discuss how these innovations are being used to improve literacy outcomes and ultimately economic and social well-being.

    Join Info Session

    Info Session poster

    Competition Overview

    Promotional Materials

    Competition Winners - 2014/15 contest

     

     

  • Wed
    28
    Oct
    2015
    Fri
    30
    Oct
    2015
    Washington, DC

     

    mEducation Alliance logo

    The Mobiles for Education (mEducation) Alliance Steering Committee are pleased to announce the:

    5th Annual Mobiles for Education (mEducation) Alliance

    International Symposium: 

    Leveraging Information and Communication Technologies for Supporting Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 

    October 28-30, 2015

    Washington, D.C.

    The theme of this year's event is Leveraging Information and Communication Technologies for Supporting Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). A proposed SDG 4 for education is to “Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote life-long learning opportunities for all.” 

    The organizers of the annual mEducation Alliance Symposium believe that appropriate, cost-effective, and sustainable utilization of a broad range of information and communications technologies (ICTs) in education can significantly contribute to this and other SDG goals.

    The major tracks for this year's Symposium are:

    • Promoting Learning
    • Education in Crisis and Conflict Settings; 
    • Alternative Education Models, and 
    • Lifelong Learning. 

    As in the past Symposia, there will be several cross-cutting themes as well including: inclusive approaches for marginalized groups; overcoming technical challenges; game-based and user centered-design; innovative financing (including ePayments); innovative public/private sector partnerships; and, Monitoring and Evaluation.

    As a special feature for this year's event, the Symposium will be organized using game-based approaches to provide novel, fun, and inviting formats to facilitate knowledge exchange and networking.

    For more information about this year's call for presentation proposals, including sponsorship opportunities, please visit the mEducation Alliance website.

    The deadline for submissions is August 21, 2015.

    Please direct any additional questions and comments to 2015medusymp@gmail.com

    All Children Reading: A Grand Challenge for Development is one of the sponsors of the mEducation Alliance Symposium. We look forward to seeing you there.

  • Thu
    12
    Nov
    2015
    12:00 pm

    Big Ideas Mobiles for Reading Challenge logo

    Thursday, November 12, 2015

    12 pm (PST)

    Pre-Proposal Deadline

    The challenge for this competition is to develop novel, mobile technology-based innovations or methods that can improve reading outcomes for children in developing countries. Innovative topics proposed may focus on the enhancement of and/or the development and creation of new tools/methods. Proposals may use existing mobile-based technologies or literacy assessment methods to improve and measure reading by adapting or applying those technologies and assessment methods in new and innovative ways.

    Competition Overview

    Promotional Materials

    Competition Winners - 2014/15 contest

    Google Hangout Recording

     

  • Sun
    15
    Nov
    2015

     

    Are you a potential competitor in the EduApp4Syria competition?  We want your feedback so we can find the best competition model.

    So what are we most interested in finding out from you? See the list of questions here or download this template in word

    Please send your answers in English and keep it to a maximum of 3 pages. The deadline for providing written feedback is November 15th. Your information will be kept confidential.

  • Wed
    18
    Nov
    2015
    9 - 4 University Research Co., LLC | 7200 Wisconsin Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814

    Learn About Enabling Writers and Producing Early Grade Reading Materials with Bloom Software!

     Register Now

    Focus: Enabling Writers was an All Children Reading: A Grand Challenge for Development prize competition to increase the volume of appropriate reading materials in languages children speak and understand by empowering stakeholders from across the early grade reading community to write books themselves. The winner of the competition was SIL International's Bloom software, an open-source digital tool to assist ministries, NGOs, parents, and communities worldwide.

    Agenda:   In this workshop, participants will learn to use Bloom software, develop sample decodable and leveled readers, and have an opportunity to provide feedback on the software before it is piloted in the field.

    Who Should Attend: Those with direct responsibility for the design and production of early grade reading materials are particularly encouraged to attend. Organizations are encouraged to send up to two representatives to work together to produce sample reading materials.

    Registration Deadline: Registration space is limited. Registration deadline is as space is available, until the Monday, November 16, 2015. 

    Please contact the Global Reading Network with any registration questions.

    Register Now

     

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