Events

  • Fri
    18
    Jul
    2014

    To register, visit https://www.omnicompete.com/enabling_writers.html

  • Thu
    31
    Jul
    2014

    By invitation only

    For more information or to submit, visit https://www.omnicompete.com/acrgcd_grant_competition.html

     

     

  • Tue
    05
    Aug
    2014
    8:00 am

    Innovator Spotlight webinar

    August 5 | 8:00am EDT

    Join this free webinar to hear project details and lessons learned from innovative All Children Reading Round 1 grantees. The webinar also includes a Q & A session.  

    Hear how Lubuto Library Project is pioneering mother-tongue materials to teach Zambian children to read using a low-cost digital platform at national scale.  Georgia State University's Project PAL South Africa will share how they are committed to increasing reading achievement among foundation phase learners and enhancing teachers’ conceptual and pedagogical knowledge of literacy development.

    Register for Webinar Now

     

  • Mon
    08
    Sep
    2014
    11 EDT

    You're Invited...

    Propelling University Innovation for Reading

     

    International Literacy Day Webinar

    Monday, September 8
    11 am (EDT)

    Young child with open book on her lap

      ©2010 Ester Luis/World Vision

    All Children Reading:  A Grand Challenge for Development invites you to our International Literacy Day webinar highlighting university engagement in innovation.

     

    The webinar will feature the following presentations: 

     

    • Higher Education Solutions Network (HESN) - the role of HESN and university involvement in innovation, including highlights of innovative HESN grantees

    • Berkeley University - Announcement of NEW university-only competition

    • USAID - promising practices from All Children Reading Round 1 and Mobiles for Reading Landscape Review

    • Stanford University - public/private sector collaboration with universities to advance tech-based approaches for literacy

    • Arizona State University - game-based approaches to improving literacy

    • Q & A session

     


    JOIN US!

    International Literacy Day Webinar

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    Launched in 2011 by USAID, World Vision and the Australian Government, All Children Reading: A Grand Challenge for Development solicits creative, cost-effective innovations from the global science, technology, education and broader development communities to improve reading for early grade children in developing countries.

    Logos of All Children Reading, U.S. Global Development Lab & Big Ideas @ Berkely

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Wed
    01
    Oct
    2014
  • Tue
    07
    Oct
    2014
    8:00 am

     

        Register Now    

     October 7 | 8:00am EDT

    Join this webinar to hear project details and lessons learned from innovative All Children Reading Round 1 grantees. The webinar also includes a Q & A session.  

    Sesame Workshop Initiative feature photoSesame Workshop Initiatives India will share about their Learn to Read - Read to Learn content, learning cycle and the use of digital media to enhance a child's learning experience. 

    World Education will discuss implementing an integrated early grade reading pilot project in Cambodia - from developing benchmarks for the national reading textbooks to using those benchmarks to provide targeted reading interventions for struggling students, including the development of a Khmer language mLearning application that corresponds with the benchmarks.

        Register Now    

  • Thu
    13
    Nov
    2014
    12:00 pm

    Big Ideas @ Berkeley logo

     

    Thursday, November 13, 2014

    12:00 noon (PST)

     

    Join the All Children Reading: A Grand Challenge for Development "Mobiles for Reading" contest of the Big Ideas@Berkeley Competition.

     

    Mobiles for Reading contest

    Competition overview/submission instructions

    Big Ideas@Berkeley promotion Materials

  • Wed
    03
    Dec
    2014
    8:00 am

     

    Dec 3 - 8am (EST)

    Hear from grantees working with children with disabilities

          Register Now    

    You're invited to join us for International Day of Persons with Disabilities for a webinar featuring our Round 1 grantees and their work to improve literacy for children with disabilities.

    Save the Children shares the challenges and successes of targeting a reading program to children with learning disabilities in Sri Lanka.

    We'll also hear from grantee, Perkins International, whose innovation has directly impacted the lives of children who are blind and those with low vision through four key areas: training of teachers in three schools practicing inclusive education for the blind and those with low vision, family and community engagement, distribution of assistive devices and repair of Perkins Braillers.

    Register for Webinar

  • 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.

    Register Now

     

  • 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

     

    USAID & Global Reading Network logo

  • Sun
    06
    Mar
    2016
    Thu
    10
    Mar
    2016
    Vancouver, British Columbia CANADA

     

    Join us at the Comparative & International Education Society 2016 Conference, March 6-10 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

     

    Hear from our grantee, Catholic Relief Services:

    "Achieving Early Grade Reading for Children with Visual Impairment:  A Case Study for Lesotho

    • Wednesday, March 9 | 11:30am - 1:00 pm | Room 654

    Hear about a Landscape Review we contributed to:

    "Leveraging technology for education in crises: An exploration of the diverse challenges to inform future practice

    • Wednesday, March 9 | 11:30am - 1:00 pm | Finback

    Attend our panel

    "Reading and Assessment for Children with Disabilities to Support Inclusive Education

    • Thursday, March 10 | 3 - 4:30 pm | Junior Ballroom D

     

    Come visit us at our booth in the exhibit area. 

     

    See you there!

  • Mon
    07
    Mar
    2016
    Fri
    11
    Mar
    2016
    Paris, France

     

    Join us at UNESCO Mobile Learning Week, February 7-11 in Paris, France.

    All Children Reading is proud to be a sponsor of MLW 2016. The event will shed light on the ways mobile technology can be leveraged -- in different contexts and for different groups--to foster innovation in the education sector and assure high-quality learning opportunities for all people.

    Please stop by our booth and see us!  You'll also hear more about our work, or that of our grantees and other partners, in the sessions below.

    Tuesday, March 8 | Workshops

    • 11:45 – 1:15pm | Technology and a global book fund: Strategies to put quality books into the hands of early grade learners (All Children Reading)

    • 4:30 – 6:00pm | Education on the Move: Technology for Quality Education in Refugee Settings (GIZ)

    Wednesday, March 9 | Symposium

    Thursday, March 10 | Symposium

    • 11:15 – 12:45 | StoryWeaver from Pratham Books: Using open source and mobile friendly technologies to create access to multilingual reading resources for children (Purvi Shah, Pratham Books)

    • 4:30 -6:00pm - Technology-Based Reading Approaches for Children with Disabilities (All Children Reading)

      Xavier Project and Eneza Education partnership: promoting quality learning for refugees in Kenya (Daniel Njuguna, Francis Xavier Project)

    Hope to see you there!

     

  • Wed
    09
    Mar
    2016
    12:00 pm

    Big Ideas Mobiles for Reading Challenge logo

    Wednesday, March 9, 2016

    12 pm (PST)

    Full Proposal Due

    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

    Competition Timeline

    Competition Winners - 2014/15 contest

    Google Hangout Recording

     

  • Wed
    18
    May
    2016
    9:30 - 11 am EST

    Hosted by: INEE; BMZ/GIZ; UNHCR Partners: World Vision International, Creative Associates International, All Children Reading: A Grand Challenge for Development (USAID, World Vision and the Australian Government).

    Presenters:

    • Dr. Negin Dahya, University of Washington Information School: Education in Conflict and Crisis – How Can Technology Make a Difference?

    • Laura Stankiewicz, Creative Associates International: Technology for Refugee and IDP Education

    • Dr. Mary Mendenhall, Columbia University Teachers College: Strengthening Support for Refugee Teachers in Kakuma

    • Peter Mading Angong, Primary School Teacher, Kakuma Refugee Camp (tbc): Mobile Mentoring for Refugee
    Teachers – Experiences from Kakuma

    Click here to register

     

  • Fri
    20
    May
    2016

     

    Closing Date: 20 May 2016, 5:00 PM UTC/GMT+8 (Philippine time)

    Digital Learning for Development (DL4D) and All Children Reading: A Grand Challenge for Development are pleased to announce a call for expressions of interest to develop a Guidebook on Game Development for Early Literacy Learning in Developing Countries.

    This Guidebook is intended as an evidence-based practical guide to game developers, instructional designers, early literacy researchers and practitioners, education leaders, and international and national agencies for designing, developing and deploying effective digital games for early literacy learning in developing countries.

    Download the Call for Expressions of Interest (EOI) and the EOI Form for more details on this Call.

     

  • Fri
    27
    May
    2016
    5:00 pm

     

    Deadline extended to May 27, 2016, 5:00pm EST

    URC, on behalf of the All Children Reading: A Grand Challenge for Development (ACR GCD) partners—USAID, World Vision, and the Australian Government—and the Global Book Fund, is requesting proposals from organizations interested in using Bloom, the winning book-writing software sourced from the ACR GCD Enabling Writers prize competition, to develop hundreds of book titles for young children in developing countries.

    Read the Request for Proposal

    Deadline for Questions:  April 29, 2016

    Closing Time & Date for Proposals:  May 27, 2016, 5:00pm EST

  • Mon
    30
    May
    2016

     

    Deadline extended to May 30 at 5 pm UTC/GMT+8 (Philippine time)

    Digital Learning for Development (DL4D) and All Children Reading: A Grand Challenge for Development (ACR GCD) are pleased to announce a call for proposals for research on World Vision’s Total Reading Approach for Children Plus (TRAC+) project, a system of interventions to improve early grade literacy in Cambodia including new teaching and learning materials, a mobile learning application, assessment protocols for benchmarking reading, literacy coaching for teachers, peer tutoring and parental engagement. TRAC+ is currently being implemented in 140 public primary schools in 5 provinces in Cambodia.

    Read the Call for Proposals here

  • Fri
    01
    Jul
    2016
    5:00 pm

     

    URC, on behalf of the All Children Reading: A Grand Challenge for Development (ACR GCD) partners—USAID, World Vision, and the Australian Government—and the Global Book Fund, is requesting proposals from organizations interested in using Bloom, the winning book-writing software sourced from the ACR GCD Enabling Writers prize competition, to develop hundreds of book titles for young children in developing countries.

    As the coordinator of the RFP, URC is pleased to reissue up to four (4) awards to complete this work. 

    Deadline:  July 1, 2016, 5:00pm EST

  • Mon
    08
    Aug
    2016

     

    Closing Date: 8 August 2016, 5:00 PM UTC/GMT+8 (Philippine time)

    Digital Learning for Development (DL4D) and All Children Reading: A Grand Challenge for Development (ACR-GCD) invite institutions and individuals with the capability to do research to submit a full proposal to develop a Guidebook on Game Development for Early Literacy Learning in Developing Countries.

    This Guidebook is intended as an evidence-based practical guide for designing, developing and deploying effective digital games for early literacy learning in developing countries. The Guidebook’s target audience is game developers, instructional designers, practitioners, researchers, education leaders, and international and national agencies involved in improving early-grade reading instruction. The Guidebook should describe the key principles that inform digital game development for developing country contexts in support of learning the five component skills of reading and practicing reading. The principles are expected to be at different levels: content, pedagogy, technology, and learning context. In addition, this Guidebook will feature at least 10 case studies of the use of digital games in existing early literacy learning projects. These case studies will 1) describe how digital games have been integrated into the overall early literacy intervention, 2) analyze the design of the digital games used, 3) examine how design and development processes have been managed, and 4) evaluate the effectiveness of the use of digital games in achieving their intended purpose.

    Download the Call for Proposals and Forms for full details.

     

     

  • Tue
    18
    Oct
    2016
    Thu
    20
    Oct
    2016
    Washington, DC

     

    mEducation Alliance logo

    6th Annual Mobiles for Education (mEducation) Alliance
    International Symposium:
    From Innovation to Impact
    October 18-20, 2016
    Washington, DC

     

    More information

    All Children Reading: A Grand Challenge for Development is one of the sponsors of the mEducation Alliance Symposium and we'll be presenting several sessions. We look forward to seeing you there.

  • Fri
    18
    Nov
    2016
    5:00 pm

     

    Deadline: Nov 18, 2016, 5:00pm EST

     

    University Research Co., LLC (URC), in conjunction with All Children Reading: A Grand Challenge for Development has issued an RFP for funding awards to support the implementation of writer's workshops and associated activities to use Bloom book-Bloom logo. Let's grow a librarywriting software to develop/version decodable and leveled texts in Arabic and Kiswahili. URC anticipates awarding up to two (2) awards to complete this work.

    Proposals must be submitted electronically to URC-CHS by 5 PM EST on November 18, 2016. Late proposals will not be considered. Questions concerning this RFP may be emailed and will be accepted until October 28, 2016.

    Read the Request for Proposal

    Deadline for Questions:  Oct 28, 2016

    Closing Time & Date for Proposals:  Nov 18, 2016, 5:00pm EST

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    27
    Feb
    2017

    Opening Date: 30 January 2017

    Closing Date: 5:00 PM, 27 February 2017 UTC/GMT +8 (Philippine time)

     

    Digital Learning for Development and All Children Reading: A Grand Challenge for Development invite all individuals and institutions, including for-profit firms, non-profit organizations and universities,  with the capability to undertake research to submit full proposals to conduct an evaluation of the literacy learning and psychosocial well-being effects on Syrian out-of-school children of playing the two winning digital game apps in the EduApp4Syria Prize Competition.

    For full details, download the Call documents.

    EduApp4Syria Call for Proposals

    EduApp4Syria Appendix A. General Information Form

    EduApp4Syria Appendix B. Cost Proposal Form

  • Sun
    05
    Mar
    2017
    Thu
    09
    Mar
    2017
    Atlanta, Georgia USA

     

    Join us at the Comparative & International Education Society 2017 Conference, March 5-9 in Atlanta, Georgia USA.

    We hope you'll join our presentations below:

    Monday, March 6 | 8:00 - 9:30 am 

    Evoke Literacy:  Engaging Youth in Social Innovation to Improve Literacy 

    Wednesday, March 8 | 3:15 - 4:45 pm

    Innovators Advancing Early Grade Literacy Through Family Engagement and Technology 

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    Mar
    2017
    Fri
    24
    Mar
    2017
    Paris, France

    Save the date picture for UNESCO Mobile Learning Week shows photo of two children in conflict environment.UNESCO is pleased to announce that it will partner with UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, to organize Mobile Learning Week 2017 under the theme 'Education in emergencies and crises'.

    The event will examine how information and communication technology can improve learning opportunities for people living in crises-affected countries, including those impacted by conflict or disaster.

    At a moment of unprecedented displacement, Mobile Learning Week 2017 will also highlight the ways mobile technology is facilitating the continuity of learning for people on-the-move and contributing to social inclusion, protection and cohesion.

    The event will be held from 20 - 24 March at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris. 

     

    Register for Mobile Learning Week now

     

    Join the All Children Reading Strategy Lab on EVOKE Literacy. Learn more

     

     

  • Sun
    01
    Oct
    2017
    Wed
    04
    Oct
    2017
    Washington DC

    All Children Reading: A Grand Challenge for Development is coordinating the first-ever education track at this year's annual meeting.

    The track, titled Accelerating Development Through Breakthrough Global Education Innovations, will feature sessions focused on

    • Leveraging technology to ensure every child learns to read and is healthy
    • All Children Reading: Getting local language books to children
    • Tackling barriers to girls education: innovation and scale
    • What's next for girls education:  a vision for 2030
    • Harnessing the power of technology and media for education

    If you will be attending this invitation-only event, we hope you'll join our sessions.

  • Thu
    05
    Oct
    2017
    Fri
    06
    Oct
    2017
    Washington, DC

     

    mEducation Alliance logo

    7th Annual mEducation Alliance Symposium
    Future Proofing Technology for Education in International Development
    October 5-6, 2017
    Washington, DC

     

    More information

    All Children Reading: A Grand Challenge for Development is one of the sponsors of the mEducation Alliance Symposium and we'll be presenting a session showcasing the results from our research.

    We look forward to seeing you there.

  • Thu
    04
    Jan
    2018

    World Braille Day commemorates the birth of Louis Braille. More info here.

  • Wed
    21
    Feb
    2018

    Local languages, especially minority and indigenous, transmit cultures, values and traditional knowledge, thus playing an important role in promoting sustainable futures. More info here.

  • Thu
    22
    Feb
    2018

    Digital Learning Day was started as a way to actively spread innovative practices and ensure that all youth have access to high-quality digital learning opportunities no matter where they live. More info here.

  • Thu
    01
    Mar
    2018

    World Book Day is designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, and marked in over 100 countries all over the world. More info here.

  • Fri
    02
    Mar
    2018

    This year-round program focuses on motivating children and teens to read through events, partnerships and reading resources. More info here.

  • Tue
    20
    Mar
    2018
    10-11:30amWebinar

    Antura and the Letters and Feed the Monster—the winning apps from our EduApp4Syria competition—instigated a new era in utilizing digital gaming to improve literacy and psychosocial wellbeing outcomes for children.  Both games have undergone a rigorous impact evaluation.  The results have just been released and will be shared in this webinar

    To complement the discussion, you’ll hear from the authors of the newly-released Guide to Developing Digital Games for Early-Grade Literacy for Developing CountriesClick here to RSVP

     

  • Sun
    25
    Mar
    2018
    Tue
    27
    Mar
    2018
    Sheldonian, Oxford University, United Kingdom

    All Children Reading: A Grand Challenge for Development will present on shared-value partnerships, and technology and innovation in making sign language accessible to all children. Learn more here

  • Sun
    25
    Mar
    2018
    Thu
    29
    Mar
    2018
    Mexico City

    Researchers, students, practitioners and policy makers will gather to discuss this year's theme, "Remapping Global Education: North-South Dialogue." Learn more here

  • Mon
    26
    Mar
    2018
    Thu
    29
    Mar
    2018
    Bologna, Italy

    See ACR GCD's presentation on the lack of appropriate reading materials in mother languages - a crisis known as the Book Desert - in the Author's Cafe on March 28. 

  • Mon
    26
    Mar
    2018
    Fri
    30
    Mar
    2018
    UNESCO, Paris

    Under the theme, "Skills for a connected world," participants will exchange knowledge about the ways governments and other stakeholders can define and achieve the skills-related targets of Sustainable Development Goal 4. Learn more here

  • Mon
    02
    Apr
    2018

    International Children's Book Day (ICBD) is celebrated to inspire a love of reading and to call attention to children's books. More info here.

  • Sun
    08
    Apr
    2018
    Sat
    14
    Apr
    2018

    National Library Week is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation's libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support. More info here.

  • Wed
    11
    Apr
    2018

    National Bookmobile Day celebrates our nation’s bookmobiles and the dedicated library professionals who provide this valuable and essential service to their communities every day. More info here.

  • Sun
    22
    Apr
    2018
    Sat
    28
    Apr
    2018

    Global Action Week is one of the major focal points for the education movement. More info here.

  • Mon
    23
    Apr
    2018

    World Book and Copyright Day is an opportunity to highlight the power of books to promote our vision of knowledge societies that are inclusive, pluralistic, equitable, open and participatory for all citizens. More info here.

  • Mon
    30
    Apr
    2018
    Sun
    06
    May
    2018

    Children’s Book Week is the annual celebration of children’s books and reading. Established in 1919, it is the longest-running national literacy initiative in the country. More info here.

  • Tue
    08
    May
    2018

    A part of National Teacher Appreciation Week to share our appreciation for the special educators in our lives. More info here.

  • Wed
    20
    Jun
    2018

    On World Refugee Day, we commemorate the strength, courage and perseverance of millions of refugees. More info here

  • Thu
    28
    Jun
    2018
    Sat
    30
    Jun
    2018
    New York City

    Witness the groundbreaking work done in the Games for Change community over the last 15 years and hear from leading experts about the future of the games for good sector. Learn more here

  • Thu
    12
    Jul
    2018

    Malala Yousafzai is a Pakistani schoolgirl who was shot by the Taliban for attending classes, in a stand to ensure education for all. July 12 is her birthday.

  • Sat
    08
    Sep
    2018

    Highlights the importance of literacy to individuals, communities and societies. More info here.

  • Tue
    11
    Sep
    2018
    2:00 pmOnline

    In recognition of International Literacy Day, ACR GCD will present the findings and lessons learned from 11 EdTech pilot projects funded by ACR GCD from 2014-2017, spotlighted in our new report, Technology-Based Innovations to Improve Early Grade Reading Outcomes in Developing Countries.

    Presenters include research firm School-to-School Internationalas well as ACR GCD-funded innovators Creative Associates and Sesame Workshop India Trust.

    Participants will learn about the research design, project impact, and scalability assessment as well as recommendations to guide future EdTech project design, research, and funding decisions.

    Come with your most pressing research and implementation questions and join us Tuesday, Sept. 11, from 9-10am EST for this interactive webinar.

    Register for the webinar here.

  • Mon
    24
    Sep
    2018
    Sun
    30
    Sep
    2018

    International Week of the Deaf is the only week in a year that sees highly concerted global advocacy to raise awareness about the deaf community at individual, community and governmental level. More info here.

  • Fri
    05
    Oct
    2018

    World Teachers’ Day highlights the fact that teachers must be empowered as a critical step towards quality education and sustainable societies. More info here.

  • Thu
    11
    Oct
    2018

    World Sight Day is an annual day of awareness to focus global attention on blindness and vision impairment. More info here.

  • Tue
    20
    Nov
    2018

    United Nations Universal Children’s Day was established in 1954 and is celebrated to promote international togetherness, awareness among children worldwide and improving children's welfare. More info here.

  • Mon
    03
    Dec
    2018

    The observance of the Day aims to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilize support for the dignity, rights and well-being of persons with disabilities. More info here.

  • Fri
    04
    Jan
    2019
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    24
    Jan
    2019
  • Fri
    01
    Feb
    2019
  • Fri
    01
    Feb
    2019
  • Wed
    13
    Feb
    2019

    UNESCO's World Radio Day celebrates radio and how it shapes our lives. 

  • Thu
    21
    Feb
    2019

    UN's International Mother Language Day celebrates how local languages—especially minority and indigenous—transmit cultures, values and traditional knowledge, thus playing an important role in promoting sustainable futures. 

  • Thu
    28
    Feb
    2019

    Digital Learning Day celebrates innovation and ensures that all youth have access to high-quality digital learning opportunities, no matter where they live. 

  • Sat
    02
    Mar
    2019

    Read Across America focuses on motivating children and teens to read through events, partnerships and reading resources. 

  • Mon
    04
    Mar
    2019
    Fri
    08
    Mar
    2019
    Paris, France

    UNESCO's flagship ICT in education conference will examine how the education sector can leverage Artificial Intelligence and new frontier technologies (e.g. blockchain, virtual and augmented reality) to accelerate the process of achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4.  

  • Thu
    07
    Mar
    2019

    UNESCO's World Book Day is a worldwide celebration of books and reading, and marked in over 100 countries all over the world.

  • Sun
    07
    Apr
    2019
    Sat
    13
    Apr
    2019

    National Library Week celebrates the contributions of libraries and librarians and promotes library use and support.

  • Wed
    10
    Apr
    2019

    National Bookmobile Day celebrates our bookmobiles and the dedicated library professionals who provide this valuable and essential service to communities every day. 

  • Sun
    14
    Apr
    2019
    Thu
    18
    Apr
    2019

    CIES 2019 will center around the theme, "Education for Stability," examining questions about what kind of development is promulgated through literacy, skills training, and formal schooling. 

    All Children Reading: A Grand Challenge for Development will participate in the following presentations at CIES 2019:

    • Engaging youth to improve community early grade literacy, on Tues., April 16, 1:30-3:30 p.m. in Level 0, Regency B; 
    • Scaling edtech for literacy: perspectives from researchers, funders and implementers, a panel session with School-to-School International, Little Thinking Minds and MSI, on Thurs., April 18, 10:00-11:30 a.m., in Level 0, Regency B;
    • Digital models to facilitate distribution and access to early grade reading materials, a panel session with the Global Reading Network and Global Book Alliance, on Thurs., April 18, 1:30-3:00 p.m., in Level -1, Pacific H. 

     

     

  • Sun
    21
    Apr
    2019

    World Creativity and Innovation Day encourages creative multidisciplinary thinking to help us achieve a sustainable future.

  • Sun
    21
    Apr
    2019
    Sat
    27
    Apr
    2019

    Global Action Week for Education is one of the major focal points for the education movement. 

  • Tue
    23
    Apr
    2019

    World Book and Copyright Day highlights the power of books to promote our vision of knowledge societies that are inclusive, pluralistic, equitable, open and participatory for all citizens. 

  • Mon
    29
    Apr
    2019
    Sun
    05
    May
    2019

    Children’s Book Week celebrates children’s books and reading. 

  • Tue
    07
    May
    2019

    National Teacher Day celebrates the contributions of teachers in the United States and around the world.

  • Sat
    01
    Jun
    2019

    Global Day of Parents celebrates parents around the world for their selfless commitment to children and their lifelong sacrifice towards nurturing this relationship.

  • Thu
    20
    Jun
    2019

    World Refugee Day commemorates the strength, courage and perseverance of millions of refugees.

  • Fri
    12
    Jul
    2019

    Malala Yousafzai is a Pakistani schoolgirl who was shot by the Taliban for attending classes, in a stand to ensure education for all. July 12 is her birthday.

  • Sun
    08
    Sep
    2019

    International Literacy Day highlights the importance of literacy to individuals, communities and societies. 

  • Mon
    23
    Sep
    2019
  • Mon
    23
    Sep
    2019

    International Day of Sign Languages raises awareness of the importance of sign language in the full realization of the human rights of people who are deaf.

  • Mon
    23
    Sep
    2019
    Fri
    27
    Sep
    2019

    International Week of the Deaf raises awareness about the deaf community at individual, community and governmental level.

  • Mon
    30
    Sep
    2019

    International Translation Day celebrates the work of language professionals, who play an important role in strengthening world peace and security.

  • Sat
    05
    Oct
    2019

    World Teachers’ Day advocates for the empowerment of teachers as a critical step towards quality education and sustainable societies.

  • Thu
    10
    Oct
    2019

    World Sight Day draws global attention on blindness and vision impairment. 

  • Fri
    11
    Oct
    2019

    International Day of the Girl Child promotes girls' empowerment and fulfillment of their human rights while also highlighting the challenges that girls all over the world face.

  • Wed
    20
    Nov
    2019

    Universal Children's Day celebrates international togetherness on improving children's welfare. 

  • Tue
    03
    Dec
    2019

    International Day of Persons with Disabilities promotes an understanding of disability issues and mobilize support for the dignity, rights and well-being of persons with disabilities

  • Wed
    18
    Dec
    2019

    Arabic Language Day celebrates the Arabic language as a conduit, channelling knowledge in science, medicine, astronomy, mathematics, philosophy and history.

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