Building a Community of Practice on Early Grade Reading
Date: July 23-26, 2012, Washington, DC, USA
Partner Organization: USAID
Delegations: Aga Khan Development Network, AIR, Banyan, Basic Education Coalition, Bluetree, Brookings, Cambridge Foundation, CARE, Center for Applied Linguistics, Chemonics, Childfund, Children's Book Project, Code, Concern, Creative Associates, DevTech, EDC, FHI-360, Future in our Hands, George Washington University, Graduate Institute of Applied Linguistics, Hewlett Packard, IEP, IRA, IRC, Juarez Associates, Molteno, Oxfam International, Paarl Media, Peace Corps, Perkins, Plan Canada, Readsters, Room to Read, RTI, Save the Children, SIL, Unite for Literacy, University of Texas Austin, UPENN, USDA, World Bank, World Vision
Program: The workshop brought together representatives from over 40 NGOs, think tanks, and consulting firms to share best practices in early grade reading. The themes discussed at the workshop included: teacher training, text and materials, instructional design, language of instruction, community support and parental involvement, and assessment.