2021 mEducation Alliance Symposium
Foundational literacy and numeracy (FLN) needs to be the basic starting points of a child’s education upon which all other learning is built. Even prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, an estimated 617 million children and adolescents around the world were unable to reach minimum proficiency levels in reading and mathematics – even though two thirds of them were in school. The ongoing impacts of the COVID-19 crisis only worsened this situation, particularly for young women.
The quality, appropriate, and scalable uses of technology has and can help mitigate some aspects of this educational crisis, particularly as we look at post-COVID-19 recovery efforts.
For this year’s Symposium, our 11th annual, mEducation Alliance is calling for and will feature FLN builders from across the globe sharing good practice initiatives, promising research, and convening impactful networking around EdTech To Accelerate Foundational Literacy and Numeracy (FLN), particularly in low-resource -developing country context.
As with all of our prior Symposia, mEducation Alliance will explore untraditional formats to maximize knowledge-exchange and networking among presenters and participants. These will include: virtual gallery walks, unconference sessions, and a series of dynamic research sessions co-hosted with our partners at the EdTech Hub. These formats will be particularly useful for our typical Symposia attendees of policymakers, donors, practitioners, researchers, and other EdTech entrepreneurs who already have a high level of expertise.
Additionally, mEducation Alliance is inviting Alliance members and others strategically engaged on this Symposia topic to co-host companion activities during this week and/or at other times during the year.
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