July 28 BEC-GRN webinar: Monitoring Reading Programs during COVID-19

Join Global Reading Network and its interim host, Basic Education Coalition, as several reading programs share their monitoring activities during COVID-19.

Date: Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Time: 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. EST

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Monitoring Radio

  • Chemonics International will present on the ACCELERE!1 project’s monitoring activities related to its pivot to interactive radio instruction. The presentation will cover how the project created and updated indicators, as well as how it developed a monitoring system that allows for staff to gather data and conduct interviews with beneficiaries in a COVID-19 environment. Lastly, presenters will discuss how data was quickly analyzed, reported, and acted on by the technical team.

  • Education Development Center will present on its Mali Early Grade Reading (EGR) project, which has been monitoring listenership and satisfaction with lessons broadcast by the Ministry of Education (MOE) in response to the COVID crisis. Presenters will describe the content of collected data, key results, use of results by the project and the MOE, and lessons learned from the monitoring initiative.

  • RTI International will present on how USAID's Read Liberia project adjusted community mobilization activities to support the Ministry of Educations's radio programming. The project revised the School Community Mobilizers (SCMs) program to engage with parents via phone to inform them of the radio programming, including when and how to listen. Presenters will discuss action research conducted to understand the effectiveness of their parent outreach and challenges in understanding radio reach.

Monitoring Reading Apps

  • Worldreader will present on the reading behavior monitoring data it has collected through the Booksmart reading application as part of the Keep Children Reading Challenge. The reading challenge provided a book a day with related reading activities to encourage parents and caregivers in 10 countries to read to and with their young children via mobile phones to support their learning during Covid-19.