Webinar: Want to know more about mNumeracy in early grades in low- and middle-income countries?
Join free webinar on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at 10:00am EST. The theme of this month's numeracy webinar is: Reporting on the landscape review of mNumeracy in early grades in low- and middle-income countries.
November 03, 2014 by GIZ Team Numeracy, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit
6 minutes read
Children in a classroom on mobile phones (c) ITESM CCM / Areli Romo

Wondering what's going on in mNumeracy around the world? Feel like you are the only one with an initiative targeting early grades? And what is actually happening in low income countries?

Join our webinar with Garth Spencer-Smith, associate with Ukufunda Education Consulting and Kelello Consulting , Nicky Roberts, associate with Kelello Consulting and Anuragini Nagar of Sesame Workshop India. 

Mr. Spencer Smith and Ms. Roberts will present the key findings of the landscape review of mNumeracy in early grades in low- and middle-income countries released in October at the mEducation Alliance Symposium in Washington DC . Ms. Nagar will present Sesame Street’s mNumeracy project Play 'n Learn which contributed to the research.

The webinar will highlight project findings unearthed during the research. They are divided into four key areas: Mathematics instruction and learning materials; teacher professional development; learning outcomes assessment; and parents& community involvement. Find out about the six main case studies used in the research covering a diverse range of countries and organizations.

Compare your experiences to these lessons learnt of what has and hasn’t worked in current and past mNumeracy projects.

There will also time available for questions and discussion around the presentations in the second half of the webinar.

Garth Spencer-Smith is the owner of Ukufunda Education Consulting in Cape Town, South Africa. He has over 20 years of experience in math education and school management, mainly in South Africa. More recently he has consulted privately on math education and monitoring and evaluation for organizations as diverse as GIZ, UNESCO, CognoLink and Oxford University Press. Mr. Spencer-Smith holds a master’s degree in education from the University of Cape Town.

Nicky Roberts is Kelello’s consulting director with experience in research, impact evaluation, instructional design and project implementation, primarily in Africa. She has specific interests in early grade mathematics, coupled with experience of m-learning interventions in secondary schools. Ms. Roberts is a PhD candidate (University of Witwatersrand) and has two masters’ degrees in education.

Anuragini Nagar is a senior manager at Sesame Workshop in India and leads all outreach projects in India. She is responsible for developing program strategies, program design, on-ground partnerships, program implementation, monitoring and advocacy with the government and other relevant stakeholders. Anuragini brings over 15 years of experience to Sesame Workshop in India.

Join the Community of Practice ‘Numeracy for Development’

The webinar series is part of a GPE Community of Practice (CoP) ‘Numeracy for Development’, now facilitated by the GIZ and Save the Children. The CoP is open to teachers, educators, practitioners, researchers, academics and others interested in numeracy.


For further queries and information, please contact us at numeracy@giz.de and slutfeali@savechildren.org

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