CIES 2021: Social responsibility within changing contexts

Girls in Nigeria sitting on the ground studying schoolwork and wearing face masks

April 25–May 2, 2021
Virtual Conference

The world is experiencing rapid changes in politics, economies, environment and cultures. With these large-scale changes, now is the time to focus on how our work should also change to respond to a growing variety of actors who may or may not share our vision of the future. FHI 360 has examined our education programs with these issues in mind and will be sharing our ideas and experiences at the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) conference, April 25 through May 2, 2021. The conference’s theme this year is social responsibility within changing contexts.
 
Topics to be presented by FHI 360 staff include education reform in response to COVID-19 in Ghana, remote monitoring systems and approaches during COVID-19, ethically responsible safe schooling, social-emotional learning, teaching in the time of COVID-19, workforce development and more.

Technical presence

SundayApril 25, 2021

1:00–4:00pm EDT Interactive audio instruction (IAI) development workshopPRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP
Place: Zoom Room 118

FHI 360 Presenters: Betty Mensah-Bonsu, Technical Manager, Ghislaine Makonga, Materials Development Specialist, and Wakil Malah Bukar, Teacher Education Specialist

MondayApril 26, 2021

11:00–12:30pm EDT

COVID-19-related school disruptions: Socially responsible interventions that monitor and redress learning loss exacerbated inequitiesPANEL

Place: Zoom Room 128
FHI 360 Presenters: Olusola Alonge, Technical Advisor, Monitoring and Evaluation, and Ania Chaluda Technical Advisor, Monitoring and Evaluation

 

11:00–12:30pm EDT Moving beyond early grade reading: Teaching content area literacy in the upper primary gradesPANEL

Place: Zoom Room 124
FHI 360 Presenter: Emily Koester, Technical Advisor, Literacy

4:45–6:15pm EDT Building a resilient education system in response to COVID-19 and beyond in GhanaPANEL

Place: Zoom Room 122
FHI 360 Presenter: Dr. Mama Laryea, Chief of Party, USAID Partnership for Education: Learning

TuesdayApril 27, 2021

9:15–10:45am EDT Pathways to scale for playful parenting programsPANEL

Place: Zoom Room 118
FHI 360 Presenter: Carina Omoeva, Director, Research and Evaluation

4:45–6:15pm EDT Fostering educational leadership in global contextPAPER SESSION

Place: Zoom Room 118
Chaired by: Dr. Mama Laryea, FHI 360, Chief of Party, USAID Partnership for Education: Learning

4:45–6:15pm EDT Understanding teachers’ perspectives of well-being in fragile contexts: Theory and examples from practice (Part 1 of 2)PANEL

Place: Zoom Room 115
FHI 360 Presenter: Nina Cunha, Senior Research Associate

6:30–8:00pm EDT Understanding teachers’ perspectives of well-being in fragile contexts: Need for holistic and contexualized tools (Part 2 of 2)PANEL

Place: Zoom Room 115
FHI 360 Presenter: Fernanda Soares, Technical Advisor

WednesdayAPRIL 28, 2021

9:15–10:45am EDT

Adapting instruction to context: Global case studies on how language and culture shape the teaching of readingPANEL
Place: Zoom Room 114
FHI 360 Presenters: Mika'ilu Ibrahim, Chief of Party, Wael Moussa, Education Research Scientist, and Emily Koester, Technical Advisor, Literacy

9:15–10:45am EDT

Practicing ethically responsible safe schooling: Global case studies of Liberia, Nigeria, Syria and UgandaROUNDTABLE
Place: Zoom Room 110-C
FHI 360 Presenter: Yolande Miller-Grandvaux, Senior Education Strategy Advisor

11:00–12:30pm EDT Creating opportunity from chaos: Reimagining gender equality, education and community through youth leadershipPAPER SESSION

Place: Zoom Room 104  
FHI 360 Presenter: Yolande Miller-Grandvaux, Senior Education Strategy Advisor

11:00–12:30pm EDT Change: Individual and leadership responsesROUNDTABLE

Place: Zoom Room 110-B
Chaired by: Dr. Mama Laryea, FHI 360, Chief of Party, USAID Partnership for Education: Learning

2:45–4:15pm EDT

Remote monitoring systems and approaches during COVIDPAPER SESSION
Place: Zoom Room 112
FHI 360 Presenters: Ania Chaluda, Technical Advisor, Monitoring and Evaluation, and Olusola Alonge, Technical Advisor, Monitoring and Evaluation

2:45–4:15pm EDT

Measuring learning through play in low- and middle-income countries: Innovations across contextsPANEL
Place: Zoom Room 129
FHI 360 Presenter: Carina Omoeva, Director, Research and Evaluation

2:45–4:15pm EDT

INEE Data and Evidence Collaborative: Using technology for improving data collection, analysis and use in education in emergenciesHIGHLIGHTED PAPER SESSION
Place: Zoom Room 105
FHI 360 Presenters: Mark Buttweiler, Senior Technical Officer, Monitoring and Evaluation, and Ankale Kongude, Senior Technical Officer

4:45–6:15pm EDT

Meta-levels of adaptation: Pre-service teacher education in changing contextsPANEL
Place: Zoom Room 121
FHI 360 Presenters: Souad Mohamed, Deputy Chief of Party, Julia Miller, Senior Technical Advisor, and Nathalie Louge, Technical Advisor, Education and Literacy

4:45–6:15pm EDT Adapting theories of change in the time of COVIDPANEL

Place: Zoom Room 115
FHI 360 Presenter: Yvonne Cao, Technical Advisor, Research and Evaluation

ThursdayAPRIL 29, 2021

11:00–12:30pm EDT

Quality support for quality outcomes: Building the evidence-base for teacher and coach professional development modelsPANEL
Place: Zoom Room 126
FHI 360 Presenter: Nina Cunha, Senior Research Associate

11:00–12:30pm EDT

Local language instruction in conflict contexts: Case studies from Myanmar and NigeriaPANEL
Place: Zoom Room 134
FHI 360 Presenters: Emily Koester, Technical Advisor, Literacy, and Wakil Malah Bukar, Teacher Education Specialist

1:00–2:30pm EDT Teaching in the time of COVID: Decisions and rapid transitions to distance learning in four African contexts across three countriesPANEL

Place: Zoom Room 132  
FHI 360 Presenters: Nathalie Louge, Technical Advisor, Education and Literacy, and Emily Koester, Technical Advisor, Literacy

2:45–4:15pm EDT

Adapting social-emotional learning (SEL) to changing crisis contextsPANEL
Place: Zoom Room 125
FHI 360 Presenter: Elyssa Skeirik, Technical Officer, Education in Emergencies

2:45–4:15pm EDT

Workforce development in changing contexts: Private-sector engagement for youth employmentPANEL
Place: Zoom Room 121
FHI 360 Presenter: Ruth Chisholm, Program Director, Advance Program, Jamaica

2:45–4:15pm EDT

Policy linking for setting global benchmarks on student assessments with USAID-funded projects: Background, pilots, capacity building and additional benefitsPANEL
Place: Zoom Room 107
FHI 360 Presenter: Nathalie Louge, Technical Advisor, Education and Literacy

4:45–6:15pm EDT

Supporting learning during COVID-19: A case study on the multisectoral response in NigeriaPANEL
Place: Zoom Room 106
FHI 360 Presenters: Stefanie Kendall, Director, Education in Emergencies, Ankale Kongude, Senior Technical Officer, and Anna Madziga, Deputy Chief of Party

NOTE: Exact times, dates and locations of presentations subject to change. Please consult the official CIES 2021 schedule for the most up-to-date program. 

Questions

For additional information, please contact:
Jason Kelleher
Director, Program Development and Communications, Global Education, Employment and Engagement
Lead photo credit: Chima Onwe/FHI 360