Education and Fragility – more from INEE

The INEE Education and Fragility working group have sent out their newsletter for September 2013:

Here are some excerpts:

Spotlight on a CSE Pack Tool

INEE Reflection Tool for Designing and Implementing Conflict Sensitive Education Programmes in Conflict-Affected and Fragile Contexts
INEE


The Reflection Tool is designed for education programme staff and other stakeholders concerned with education in conflict-affected and fragile contexts. The tool can be used to ensure that conflict sensitivity is integrated in education at all stages of the programme cycle: assessment, design, implementation/management, monitoring and evaluation.

To download the Reflection Tool, please click: [English] [French]
To download the List of Additional Resources that accompanies the Reflection Tool, please click here.

 

 

Reports

Making Education a Priority in the Post-2015 Development Agenda
UNICEF

The Global Thematic Consultation on Education in the Post-2015 Development Agenda is co-led by UNICEF and UNESCO, with support from the Governments of Canada, Germany and Senegal and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. A synthesis report has emerged from the inclusive and participatory consultation process.

The overall objective of the consultation was to assess the progress and remaining challenges in meeting the education-related Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) adopted in 2000 and the broader Education for All (EFA) goals with a view to developing a holistic vision of how best to reflect education, training and learning in the post-2015 agenda.

The education consultation process emphasized that regardless of the structure the post-2015 agenda may take, education must claim an explicit goal focusing on equity, access and quality learning. Accordingly, ‘Equitable, Quality Education and Lifelong Learning for All’ is proposed as the overarching goal for education. It is expected that this goal will enable all societies to develop the skills, knowledge and innovations needed to overcome current and future political, economic, technological, health and environmental challenges and to ensure that we remain on the path of sustainable development.
Executive Summary [English] [French]
To read the full report, please click here.
Displacement and education of the next generation: evidence from Bosnia and Herzegovina
Households in Conflict Network, Institute of Development Studies

This working paper studies how the displacement of parents during a violent conflict affects investment in their children’s education years later. Using ethnic division during the Bosnian War as a natural experiment, the author claims to identify exogenously displaced households and compares them to households who did not have to move because of the war.

The paper finds that displaced households spend significantly less on the education of their children in primary and secondary school (20 to 35 %), while their children are equally likely to be enrolled. The finding implies that the disadvantage of displacement might be carried on to the next generation through the quality of education.

To read the full working paper, please click here.

Why Education Must Be Central to New Goals After 2015

Post 2015 priorities?

Why Education Must Be Central to New Goals After 2015

People around the world know that education is the key to a better life. Voters from over 190 countries who responded to the United Nations My World survey said providing a good education for all was the best way to build a better world. But there’s a huge gap between that goal and reality: 250 million children are still being denied a chance to learn the basics.
 
This week, as world leaders gather in New York for the opening of the U.N. General Assembly, they have a chance to bridge that gap by putting education at the top of their list of global priorities to pursue after the 2015 deadline for the Millennium Development Goals.
 
To provide concrete evidence why they should do so, UNESCO’s Education for All Global Monitoring Report team has released a new report demonstrating education’s powerful role in transforming lives. 
 
The benefits of education can be huge. The new report shows that ensuring all women in poor countries complete primary school — helping them to spot warning signs and seek treatment for their children when ill — would save almost a million lives a year. If they all had secondary education, child mortality rates would be cut in half, saving three million lives.  Read More  Download Report

Global STEMx Education Conference – online!

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Visit an exciting conference without leaving your armchair -at any time of the day or night!

Last Day of the Global STEMx Education Conference:

Visit Global STEMx Education Conference at: http://stemxcon.com/?xg_source=msg_mes_network

The agenda for the day:

The recordings of sessions are getting posted on the recordings page atStemxCon.com within minutes of the sessions finishing.immediately after completion.

8:00am

SPOTLIGHT: Where Are the Girls? – Kim Wilkens, technology activist

8:00am
SPOTLIGHT: Get Your Students Outside with Technology! – Patty McGinnis, Gifted Support Specialist

8:00am
STEAM by Design – Linda Nelson Keane, AIA, NCARB Professor of Architecture and Environmental Design The School of the Art Institute of Chicago Director, NEXT.cc Informal STEAM Learning

8:00am
STEM Webmixes with Symbaloo – Dr. Jane C. Bowser, Technology Coordinator

8:00am
The Chameleon Factor – Beate Nguyen, M.A.Ed, Principal

9:00am
Inquiry and Design using LilyPad Arduino – Paula Klonowski Leach

9:00am
Inquiry Approaches to Integrating Environmental Literacy and 21st Century Skills – Miguel Fuentes, Curriculum and Evaluation Director

9:00am
The Process and Product of Creativity and Innovation: What does it look like? – Alex Downs & Erica Hoffman

9:00am
Tools for Schools – Helping students move from backpacks to briefcases – Randy Kesterson, CEO & Founder

9:00am
Upgraded Methods for Instructional Design w/ Project Based Learning and STEM in the Global Learning Framework – Richard Close

10:00am
Online Communities of Practice – Are They Worth it? – Torrey Trust, Ph.D. Candidate

10:00am
SPOTLIGHT: Computer Science for All! – Kim Wilkens, technology activist

10:00am
SPOTLIGHT: Language: The State of the Nation – Dr. William P. Rivers, Executive Director

10:00am
STEAM Fabrication and Technology Integration Approaches in US Rural Middle School After School Programs – Jennifer Miller, PhD Learning Technology Research Student, District Instructional Technology Coordinator

10:00am
VoiceThread for Digital Education – Kelli Stair- teacher/ writer

11:00am
KEYNOTE: Avis Yates Rivers, Director National Center for Women & Information Technology – “Inspiring The Next Generation in IT ”

12:00pm
An Example STEAM and Maker-Education Curriculum: From Puppets to Robots – Jackie Gerstein, Ed.D.

12:00pm
Build Curriculum for any Mobile Device – Build Once, Learn Anywhere! – Heather Chirtea, Executive Director

12:00pm
Science Literacy Standards with Discussion-Enhancing Technology Tools – Kelli Stair- teacher, writer

12:00pm
SPOTLIGHT: Visual Numbers in Math – Rebecca Reiniger, Educational Coordinator

12:00pm
Stuff, STEM, and Sustainability: Engaging Students in Examining Global Systems, Resources, and Consumption – Dave Wilton, Professional Development Manager

1:00pm
Best Practices Around Implementing Educational Games – Lindsey Tropf, M.Ed. / School Psychology Doctoral Candidate & Intern, CEO

1:00pm
In Depth Education: Using 3D Technologies to Enhance STEMx – Nancye Blair Black, Founder/Chair SIG 3D

1:00pm
myScience: USGS Citizen Science Project Discovery & Public Engagement Application – Sally Holl, Geographer

1:00pm
Release the Geniuses! Promoting Innovation and Creativity During the School Day – Philip McIntosh, Math and Science Teacher

1:00pm
STEM Can Lead the Way: Rethinking Teacher Preparation and Policy – Marcella Klein Williams Ed.D., Chief Education Officer

2:00pm
Factors that Affect the Success Rate of Under Represented Minority Students (URMs) in STEM Education – Berta Hayes Capo Program Professor of Science Education

2:00pm
MIT BLOSSOMS for Interactive STEM Education – Richard C. Larson, Professor

2:00pm
STEM Expo – Innovative Alternative to Typical Science Fairs – Eric Bull, Chief Instigator

2:00pm
Using Mobile Technology for STEM Instructional Delivery – Ajibike O Itegboje Ms.

2:00pm
Utilizing Inquiry Based Teaching Strategies in a High School Engineering Curriculum – Andries van der Bent, Engineering/Career Tech Teacher

3:00pm
KEYNOTE: Julia Stiglitz, Director, Business Development and Strategic Partnerships Coursera – “MOOCs ”

4:00pm
Explaining Everything: Authentic formative assessment through screencasting – Reshan Richards, Director of Educational Technology

4:00pm
Igniting the Spark! Build, Play, Learn – Fun STEM Activities for School Year and Summer Camp Programs – Laura Briggs, STEM Camp Director, Technology Resource Teacher

4:00pm
Knocking Down Classroom Walls – Kyle Webb, Math and STEM Teacher

4:00pm
Make Coding Mandatory – Idit Harel Caperton, Founder and President

4:00pm
Mentoring through Social Media: Connecting Scientists to Students – Sara Imari Walker, S.A.G.A.N. Administrator

5:00pm
Closing the Achievement Gap: Fair Teaching in an Inclusive Math Class – Amy Helmstetter, Outreach Manager

5:00pm
Culturally Enriched Digital Engagement of Latino & Immigrant Youth – Octavio Pescador

5:00pm
Engaging Mums & Sons, Dads & Daughters into Computing Science with the Raspberry Pi Computer – Mr Alan O’Donohoe

5:00pm
SPOTLIGHT: Changing the Climate of STEM Education in Our Digital World – Kim Spangenberg, STEM Program Manager

5:00pm
We Get Girls: Encouraging High School Girls to Choose Engineering – Katie Phillips, Physics Teacher

6:00pm
Making the Switch to Teaching Foreign Language Online; Adapting Your Teaching for a New Context – Kara Mac Donald, Assistant Professor

6:00pm
Reframing Leadership in the STEM/TPBL Schoolhouse – Monica S. Hunter, Ph.D., Director of Research

6:00pm
Reinforcing the “literacy” in STEM literacy – Wayne Christensen Associate Professor of English

6:00pm
Science Alliance Clubs – An Innovative and High ROI Model for Teaching Science Research and Leadership – Christina Ren, Co-Founder, Science Alliance Network; Senior High School Student at Monte Vista High

6:00pm
Tikho’s Story: A Quest for Clean Water in Zambia – Natasha Sarkar, CAWST Youth Wavemakers Program Manage

7:00pm
CLOSING KEYNOTE: Al Byers, Associate Executive Director, Services National Science Teachers Association – “Developing Large Scale Effective STEM Teacher Learning Communities at the National Science Teachers Association”