CIES 2018 Annual Meeting

March 25, 2018 to March 29, 2018

Hilton Reforma Mexico City

RTI enjoyed participating in the 2018 CIES Annual Conference March 25-29 in Mexico City, Mexico. The theme of this year’s conference was “Re-Mapping Global Education: South-North Dialogue.” More than 3,200 educators, policymakers and practitioners in international education from 117 countries attended the conference; the largest CIES to date.

RTI technical experts and project staff participated in more than 35 sessions ranging from improving reading instruction for learners with special needs, to assessing social and emotional learning in young children, to strengthening early grade math instruction. 

Our experts' presentations from the conference are now available to view and download on SharEd, RTI's online resource for international education professionals. Please see below for a list of the presentations available for download.

Downloadable Presentations

Monday, March 26

SessionI don't know how to do that using mathematics
Presentation: How problem solving is being implemented by RAMP trained teachers
Presenter: Aarnout Brombacher
 
Session: ICT4D and Teacher Professional Development
Presentation: Mobile resources to promote teacher efficacy in teaching children with disabilities in Ethiopia
Presenter: Carmen Strigel

 

Session: Using Data for Language in Education Decisions: Part 2: Programming in the Multilingual Context
Presentation: Linguistic differences in mother tongue reading performance in Uganda
Presenter: Rachel Jordan

 

Session: Using Data for Language in Education Decisions: Part 2: Programming in the Multilingual Context
Presentation: Experience implementing non-mother tongue reading: Tusome in Kenya
Presenter: Dunston Kwayumba

 

Session: The Equity Initiative: Equity in the Social-Emotional Learning in the Wake of Adversity and Crisis
Presentation: The intersection of violence and SEL competencies: Implications for Equity
Presenter: Liz Randolph

 

SessionImplementing a Large Scale ECD Program in a Decentralized Context: The Impact and Policy Environment of Kenya's Tayari Program
Presentation: Tayari's Longitudinal Endline Results: Program Impact and Implementation Decisions
Presenter: Ben Piper

 

Session: Implementing a Large Scale ECD Program in a Decentralized Context: The Impact and Policy Environment of Kenya's Tayari Program
Presentation: Implementing ECDE in response to policy change and research evidence in Kenya
Presenter: Sam Ngaruiya

 

Tuesday, March 27

Session: Learning about what promotes learning: lessons from Pakistan, Jordan, and Bangladesh
Presentation: Jordan RAMP initiative midline survey
Presenter: Aarnout Brombacher
 
Session: Better "M" for "E": Advancing Local Ownership of Monitoring Solutions
Presentation: National level monitoring: the impact of Kenya Tusome on learning outcomes and accountability
Presenter: Ben Piper

 

Session: The Equity Initiative: Creating an Environment for Gender Equity
Presentation: Attitudes on gender norms in the school and home in Uganda
Presenter: Liz Randolph
 
Session: Data Transparency and Utilization: Re-thinking North-South Dialogue on Learning Outcomes Measurement and SDG Reporting
Presentation: The Early Grade Reading Barometer: Increasing access to and use of data on learning outcomes
Presenters: Amber Gove, Helen Jang

 

Session: Partnering with the Global South: Why Early Numeracy Skills Deserve an Equal Role in Early Grade Literacy Interventions- Part I
Presentation: Letting go of the gradual release model in literacy instruction in Kenya
Presenters: Jessica Mejia, Ben Piper

 

SessionPartnering with the Global South: Why Early Numeracy Skills Deserve an Equal Role in Early Grade Literacy Interventions- Part I
Presentation: Instructional models in early mathematics: Can the "I do, we do, you do" model support the development of mathematical thinking?
Presenter: Yasmin Sitabkhan

 

Session: Setting up Sustainable Systems for ECD in Low-Resource Contexts
Presentation: System sustainability for quality early chidlhood development and education in Kenya
Presenter: Sam Ngaruiya

 

Session: Early Grade Literacy Instruction and Local Language Literacy
Presentation: The role of language instruction in schools as a tool among marginalized groups in Kenya
Presenter: Ben Piper, Salome Ong'ele

 

Wednesday, March 28

Session: Measuring the Difficult to Measure: School Culture and Social and Emotional Learning
Presentation: Assessing social and emotional learning in young children in Tanzania
Presenter: Matthew Jukes

 

Session: Measuring the Difficult to Measure: School Culture and Social and Emotional Learning
Presentation: Insights about how cultural differences condition student response on a survey of student perception of school climate
Presenter: Peter Muyingo

 

Session: Ready for School? Persistence and Fadeout of Preschool Effects in the Global South
Presentation: Persistence of pre-primary programs in Kenya: Evaluating how Tayari's program impacts change over time and into primary school
Presenters: Ben Piper, Salome Ong'ele

 

Session: Ready for School? Persistence and Fadeout of Preschool Effects in the Global South
Presentation: Persistence and fadeout of preschool participation effects on early reading skills in low- and middle-income countries
Presenter: Amber Gove

 

Session: Influencing ECE Policy Around the World: Four Country Case Studies of Civil Society Engagement to Promote Early Childhood Education
Presentation: How civil societies influence ECE policies: experiences with data-driven decision making in Jordan
Presenter: Katherine Merseth

 

Session: The Future of Research and Evaluation Methods in International Education
Presentation: The illusory quest for rigour and certainty: Improving decision-making from messy data
Presenter: Matthew Jukes

 

Session: Constructing Global Metrics of Learning: Are they relevant, fit for purpose, and sustainable?
Presentation: Can learning be measured universally?
Presenter: Luis Crouch

 

Session: Establishing Schools that Model Kindness and Nurture Social and Emotional Development: A Crucial Addition to Academic Programming
Presentation: Shifting the school norm in Uganda: The Journeys Initiative
Presenter: Geri Burkholder

 

Session: Best Practices for Material Development to Support Early Grade Reading
Presentation: How scripted is too scripted? A mixed-methods analysis of literacy teachers' guides
Presenter: Jessica Mejia, Ben Piper, Yasmin Sitabkhan

 

Thursday, March 29

Session: Partnering with the Global South: Why Early Numeracy Skills Deserve an Equal Role in Early Grade Literacy Interventions- Part II
Presentation: Linking literacy and numeracy in Tayari
Presenter: Ben Piper

 

Session: Can Rigorous Research Inform the Implementation of the Scale-Up of Literacy Programs? Evidence from South Africa, Uganda, and Kenya
Presentation: Large-scale reading reform in Uganda: the importance of linguistic differences, implementation, and socio-economic factors in explaining impacts in 12 languages
Presenter: Rehemah Nabacwa

 

SessionCan Rigorous Research Inform the Implementation of the Scale-Up of Literacy Programs? Evidence from South Africa, Uganda, and Kenya
Presentation: Understanding whether and how the Tusome program worked: Evidence from the national scale-up of a tested literacy program in Kenya
Presenter: Ben Piper

 

Session: Expanding Access to Quality Pre-Primary Education Opportunities: Using Data and Research to Document Inequity
Presentation: Understanding pre-primary quality in Tanzania: Data from the MELQO study
Presenter: Tara Weatherholt

 

Session: Examining a Sustainability Framework for Early Grade Reading
Presentation: Enhancing pre-service teacher education in Uganda to sustain early grade reading initiatives
Presenter: Scholastica Tiguryera

 

Session: Examining a Sustainability Framework for Early Grade Reading
Presentation: An early grade reading sustainability framework
Presenter: Hank Healey

 

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