Webinar Archives

Missed one of our All Children Reading webinars?  You can watch a recording of it here! 

How Technology Can Transform Child Literacy in Developing Countries – September 11, 2018

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Learn from research firm School-to-School International as well as ACR GCD-funded innovators Creative Associates, Little Thinking Minds and Sesame Workshop India Trust about research design, project impact, and scalability assessment as well as recommendations to guide future EdTech project design, research, and funding decisions.

Guidelines for Creating Accessible eBooks – December 18, 2017

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This online training provides an overview of guidelines for creating accessible ebooks to support applicants of the Book Boost: Access for All Challenge. Charles LaPierre, Technical Lead for the DIAGRAM and Born Accessible initiatives at Benetech, provides an overview of key accessibility guidelines and tools.

Guidelines for Creating Accessible Images – December 18, 2017

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This online training provides an overview of guidelines for creating accessible images to support applicants of the Book Boost: Access for All Challenge. Sue-Ann Ma, Senior Product Manager at Benetech Labs of Benetech provides a framework for making images accessible through alt-text and descriptions.

Education and forced displacement – How can technology make a difference? – May 18, 2016

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The Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE), along with BMZ/GIZ and UNHCR, discuss technology’s role in bringing education to displaced learners. Learn about the recent Landscape Review “Education in Conflict and Crisis: How Can Technology Make a Difference?” as well as from three complementary self-paced online learning modules on ICT4E with refugees.

International Mother Language Day

Innovator Spotlight Webinar – February 19, 2015

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Whiz Kids Workshop presents 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.  You’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.

International Day of Persons With Disabilities

Innovator Spotlight Webinar – December 3, 2014

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

Innovator Spotlight Webinar – October 7, 2014

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Sesame Workshop Initiatives India shares 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 discusses 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.

Propelling University Innovation for Reading Webinar

International Literacy Day – September 8, 2014

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This webinar highlights university engagement in innovation and features presentations from the following organizations:

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

Innovator Spotlight Webinar – August 5, 2014

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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 shares how they are committed to increasing reading achievement among foundation phase learners and enhancing teachers’ conceptual and pedagogical knowledge of literacy development.



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