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GRN/BEC Webinar: Reading Instruction in the Time of COVID - Shared screen with speaker view
Joke Van Belle
02:28
Hi everyone. Here Joke, from VVOB Zambia.
Paige Morency-Notario (Basic Education Coalition)
03:29
Welcome!
Lydia Onuoha
04:25
Lydia Onuoha, NEIPlus Project Nigeria
Jennifer Bowser Gerst (Global Reading Network)
04:31
Welcome and thanks for joining us, Joke!
Jennifer Bowser Gerst (Global Reading Network)
04:42
Welcome all!
Vanessa Francis
05:08
Hi there. Vanessa here from Room to Read South Africa.
Etty Marjati Hoesein
05:13
Good evening everyone! from Indonesia
Paige Morency-Notario (Basic Education Coalition)
05:27
Thanks for tuning in so late in the evening!
Hazelle Preclaro
05:29
Glad to be here. - Phl
Delia Fajardo
05:43
Good morning from Honduras :-D
GRACE CHIUYE
06:06
good evening from Malawi
Kindomba Jerry
06:07
Hello to all. It's a blessing to be with you here
Dhan Singh Dhami
06:08
Good evening everyone from EGRP/RTI, Nepal
Gina Bonior
06:08
12:32 AM here in the Phils. :)
Desmond Ntshalintshali
06:23
Good evening from Room to Read ZA!
Fwanshishak Daniel
06:25
Hi everyone, and good evening @Lydia. Fwanshishak from Nigeria here
Lindokuhle Ndlovu
07:21
Hi and good evening from South Africa
Fred Kasongo
07:38
Hi, I cannot hear you
Moazzem Hossain
07:41
Hello everyone! Good Evening from Save the Children Bangladesh
PAUL DIATTA
09:02
Hi , Here's Paul DIATTA from Save the Children Congo (DRC)
Olayinka Olagbegi-Adegbite
09:26
Good morning everyone from Madison, WI
Aminata Jalloh
09:45
Hello Everyone from Washington, DC
Eunice Kua
09:53
Greetings from Chad :)
Liz Twist
10:15
Good evening! from London
LynatCamPri1
10:32
Good Afternoon everyone. Good to see all of you again. This is Lyn Yager Alexander, formerly of the URC/REACH team.
Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016)
11:18
hi...I'm Salmon James, Indonesia
Amanda Medcalf
12:12
Hi everyone, Amanda from onebillion, London
Galaxy A2 Core
13:29
Hi everyone,am Sandra from vvob Zambia
Nate Haight
14:10
Hi, Sandra. Welcome. This is Rebecca from USAID/DC.
Timothy Kamau
17:05
Hamjambo! Timothy, Kenya
Nate Haight
19:04
Jambo, Timothy! Nice to see the regional spread here.
Paige Morency-Notario (Basic Education Coalition)
19:20
Please drop your questions into this chat!
Denise O'Toole
20:54
Will you please share these slides? There is a lot of information here that is impossible to grasp at this speed. Thank you.
Reem El Hassan
22:08
Yes, it would be great if the presentation would be shared with the participants. Very valuable information.
Paige Morency-Notario (Basic Education Coalition)
22:22
We will share the recording and presentations out in the coming days as well.
Delia Fajardo
22:50
Thanks for that ;-)
Reem El Hassan
24:44
Great. Thank you!
Josephine Allen
24:53
Thank you
Galaxy A2 Core
24:54
how are you ensuring quality in the teaching seeing that everyone maybe rushing to catch up?
corrie blankenbeckler
25:51
has TARL been effectively scaled?
Paige Morency-Notario (Basic Education Coalition)
26:06
Great questions. Keep them coming!
Moazzem Hossain
26:09
Is there any specific strategy for a big class size for administering formative assessment? How would it be planned to detect children with learning needs?
Eunice Kua
27:32
What types of technology for remote-learning are envisioned for places where most families do not have phones or smartphones, and physical distancing measures mean that large groups should not be meeting together?
Lydia Onuoha
28:54
What mechanism is in place to identify pupils from low income households?
Saulat Pervez
29:24
If there is any remote program that involves pre-recorded or live reading aloud in English and Urdu to motivate and engage readers, I would be very much interested in contributing!
Anthony Klaas
29:24
If parents are to be involved in children's education, a language known to parents will need to be used.
Moazzem Hossain
29:34
Will there be leveled books Read@Home? How would it be determined in various contexts?
Susan Adu-Aryee
29:38
97% of households in Africa do not have more than two books? Please check your figures again
Nate Haight
30:37
From the Global Book Alliance, we do know that children's access to children's books designed to help teach reading is actually too low worldwide, and quite low across many rural areas in Africa.
Nate Haight
30:51
But data on books is very hard to acquire and inexact.
Annette Kiberu
30:59
Do you have librarians involved in all this?
Eunice Kua
31:15
Where can we learn more about the Read@Home program and how it will be deployed in our country?
Katherine Aronson-Ensign
31:39
Can you talk more about how Kenya has handled remote learning during covid?
Will Clurman
31:47
Thank you Michael!
Arbogast Oyanga
32:06
97% seems sensationally high. Perhaps 97% in rural areas. You need to unpack this figure and state how "old" this statistic is
PAUL DIATTA
32:24
Brillant presentation, Thank you
Lydia Onuoha
32:26
How will teachers be supported to teach at the right level?
GRACE CHIUYE
32:42
How are you building on existing programs and structures in country?
Jennifer Bowser Gerst (Global Reading Network)
34:18
@Saulat. You may wish to check out Storyweaver’s programs to see what is available in Urdu and English…
Lydia Onuoha
36:41
Lydia Onuoha. Have we given some thoughts to the extension of the school calendar to make up for learning gaps?
Nate Haight
36:54
Global Digital Library
Nate Haight
36:55
https://www.digitallibrary.io/
Nate Haight
37:37
Global Book Alliance
Nate Haight
37:38
https://www.globalbookalliance.org/
Catherine Kennedy
39:04
I have lost sound - has anyone else?
Nate Haight
39:19
I have sound
Joke Van Belle
39:24
I have sound
Ana Bartolome
39:24
I can hear
Cristiana Amenabar
39:38
no I have sound
Saulat Pervez
43:35
Is there a reason to begin with L2 and then transition to L1 rather than the other way around?
Jane Meyers
44:43
Can any kind of radio programming support deaf children?
Michael Crawford
45:22
@Moazzem Hossain - the ability to create packages of levelled books varies by country and language. Not too many "formal" levelling systems are available but ways of balancing "grade and age" level estimations are being used. In many cases, the constraint is the availability of age appropriate texts.
Joke Van Belle
45:35
Will the ECE programs be focusing parents or learners?
Nina Weisenhorn
45:56
how long does it take to move through those steps?
Nate Haight
47:21
NW, good scriptwriting takes quite some weeks/months.
Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016)
47:31
do you provide task in radio reading program?
Nate Haight
47:57
To Jane Meyers: Signed visuals are needed to accompany the program for deaf learners to benefit.
Moazzem Hossain
48:07
Thanks @Michael Crawford for clarifying this.
Peggy Dubeck
48:42
What are the resources that children use/will use during the radio programming?
Joke Van Belle
48:53
How do you plan your broadcasting schedule? Parents will be out for work, while younger learners need some assistance in learning, when listening to the radio programs?
Mark Lynd
49:47
What is the format of a typical lesson? Does the radio personality speak directly to the students, the teachers/caregivers...?
Lydia Onuoha
50:24
Lydia Onuoha. If the radio program is not interactive, how will reading skills be taught?
Annette Kiberu
50:28
Do the children have a chance of interaction
Sandy Oleksy-Ojikutu
52:11
Does Ghana have any Covid stay-at-home requirements? If YES, how will Caregivers get the handouts?
Nate Haight
52:21
That's an important assumption. Worth exploration.
Moazzem Hossain
53:24
Who assess these given worksheets particularly when the learner is the first generation learners in a household?
Nate Haight
53:52
These are all GREAT questions about radio use. If your question isn't answered today, we can work through the network to circulate some answers to these queries.
Peggy Dubeck
53:58
This method, with the prompt and pause, has some similarities to Sesame Street. Was their program an influence?
Ali Sipra
53:59
Apologies if this has already been addressed, but 'd be curious to know how we can scale some of these interventions to learners in households where the caregivers are also illiterate?
Truphena Choti
54:00
How do you assess that children learned something? Are the worksheets graded by parents? What do you do for families that do not have a radio at home?
Joke Van Belle
54:10
Yes I also question the distribution of materials, especially to remote areas, where caregivers might not have their own transport, nor the money to travel to a central place to pick up the handouts
Kiki James
54:56
How do you monitor and evaluate the participation of your listerners?
Erin D'Amelio
56:23
Are there concerns about social desirability bias when surveying families? What strategies are being explored to mitigate that potential effect?
Olayinka Olagbegi-Adegbite
56:36
How would you collect feedback for the database? Who will give these feedbacks, parents or students?
Jane Meyers
56:59
Is there any way to leverage the presence of older siblings in the household to help support the learning?
Susan Adu-Aryee
57:32
Is there a role for the formal school teacher in this programme?
Patience Sowa
57:36
that would be key @Janet. Ghana has partially lifted the lockdown, not all parents will be at home.
Katherine Aronson-Ensign
57:45
have you discussed ways to include learners with disability?
Nate Haight
57:58
Here is a useful resource on radio instruction in the home:
Nate Haight
57:59
https://www.edu-links.org/resources/learning-home-times-crisis-using-radio
Carrie Lewis
58:05
Interested to hear how you differentiate between instruction via radio and Interactive Radio Instruction
Nate Haight
58:43
One thing to remember is that INTERACTIVE radio and "ordinary, business-as-usual" radio are not the same. And these differences create the technical specificities that Dr. Davidson is discussing.
Amanda Medcalf
59:18
How do you cater to varying levels of ability among care givers? Do you assume a certain level?
Emilienne Akpan
01:01:14
When the program ends, to measure set outcomes, will there be a way of assessing the participants without the worksheets and other materials used?
Nate Haight
01:01:25
Here is another publication on using distance learning in emergencies where the interactivity of the IRI/IAI format is discussed:
Desmond Ntshalintshali
01:01:35
Can they download it as a recording?
Nate Haight
01:01:40
https://www.edu-links.org/resources/delivering-distance-learning-emergencies
Susan Adu-Aryee
01:02:26
Many of the care givers in the rural areas are not literate and have limitations in supporting their children. Have you considered the support of teachers or community facilitators?
Tara Huberty
01:04:13
Can we have access to the radio broadcasts so that we can hear the example first hand?
Jennifer Bowser Gerst (Global Reading Network)
01:04:30
Hello everyone, we are planning a second “Ask the Expert” session next week on June 25 (earlier in our morning). We will either drop you the link to it during this or in our Thank You. We can revisit the questions listed here and cover more!
Nate Haight
01:06:32
Those wanting to hear what IRI can sound like can find country pages with IRI resources on USAID EducationLinks.
Nate Haight
01:06:39
Here is the Rwanda page, for example:
Nate Haight
01:06:41
https://www.edu-links.org/resources/interactive-radio-and-audio-instruction-resources-rwanda
Toby Linden
01:10:06
Do caregivers have the chance to re-play the radio lessons in some way? To reinforce lessons or if they were missed? Or are the lessons re-broadcast?
Nate Haight
01:10:07
Colleagues, here is the landing page on IRI/IAI that can also then link you to country examples:
Nate Haight
01:10:09
https://www.edu-links.org/distance-learning-interactive-audio-and-radio-online-library
Marcia Davidson
01:10:33
Caregivers in Ghana will be contacted for a time they can come and pick up materials at a community center or school. The plan is for the schedule to allow for few parents to be at the center/school at the same time.
Marcia Davidson
01:11:47
the Ghana Radio Reading Program is repeated the day after the initial broadcast so that the 3 days a week of lessons are broadcast 6 days a week, each lesson repeated at a different time on the following day.
Kindomba Jerry
01:12:38
Thank you so much Dear Michael, M. Marcia and Mr Josh for the rich presentations. Learning@home is the salvation for Kids around the World regarding education. ere is my question/concern : Learning @home is the way to overcomethe hard time with Covid regarding education. In our Country, thus DRC,there is a lack of Technology and we need to consider also learning at homeis an innovation and here, many people are resistant or have reservationsometimes with innovation. So, for both aspects, what the place you give tothe community outreach since this is ESSENTIAL for people to buy into.
Marcia Davidson
01:14:59
My understanding of IRI is that the lessons are broadcast during classroom instruction with a teacher present. For radio instruction only, caregivers are the teachers but radio teachers are not able to directly communicate with families/learners during the broadcasts. It is one-way radio instruction.
Carrie Lewis
01:17:17
Thanks Marcia
Kindomba Jerry
01:18:37
Thanks Mr Fred. Bring students to use their learning is also essential during this hard period. HOW TO BUILD ON SKILLS? So from what students learned and will learn, they can develop skills. Identifying students' skills and helping them to use them is also important and so, even at home, they can be able to think about solutions of problems around them.
Carrie Lewis
01:18:57
IRI/IAI is also used with families and caregivers and they are asked to interact. Sounds like the distinction is 2-way or 3-way interaction vs 1-way
Chris Darby
01:19:04
How long are these lessons?
Liva Ran
01:19:25
Each lessons for Lecture pour la vie are 30 min long
Ciara Rivera
01:20:14
From Nina Weisenhorn to Me: (Privately) (13:45)
From Nina Weisenhorn: I’m curious to know how IRI in A! is using DRC IRI materials from pat USAID programs?
Joke Van Belle
01:21:35
who is moderating the communication, like sms?
Kaye Sucgang
01:21:41
Do you pay for airtime/broadcast? Or is this shouldered by the Ministrym
Kaye Sucgang
01:21:58
*Ministry?
Nate Haight
01:23:22
To Kaye: There will always be broadcast costs that someone has to assume. Governments may be able to subsidize, but that does not always happen.
Katherine Aronson-Ensign
01:24:06
have you considered children with disability?
Paige Morency-Notario (Basic Education Coalition)
01:25:34
Thank you all again for joining! I'm going to dump a lot of resources into this chat. These will also be included in our follow-up email, along with the presentations and the recording.
Paige Morency-Notario (Basic Education Coalition)
01:25:38
pmorencynotario@basiced.orgwww.basiced.orgBEC Twitter: https://twitter.com/BasicEdtweetsBEC LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/15227360BEC Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/basiceducationcoalitionBEC Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/basicedcoalition/BEC Newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/basiced/international-basic-education-update-k8klfjnv5eGRN Newsletter: https://myemail.constantcontact.com/Global-Reading-Network-Newsletter-and-Updates.html?soid=1122246374580&aid=Iukdp15SZjURegistration for our “Ask the Experts” session on June 25th: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAtdu6tqTsoG9TFdmDBJPCczvAZWXAagTtN
Kathryn Asiku, SIL Uganda
01:25:41
Could Josh share the last slide with websites on it again, please?
Paige Morency-Notario (Basic Education Coalition)
01:26:25
Kathryn: we'll share the presentations in our follow-up email
Will Clurman
01:28:37
Thank you! Looking forward to the slides. All very informative. Will the recording be available too?
Paige Morency-Notario (Basic Education Coalition)
01:28:49
Yes!
Will Clurman
01:28:57
Super!!
Nate Haight
01:29:45
The more multi-modal distance learning can be, the more different needs and various disabilities can be addressed.
Nate Haight
01:29:56
Radio on its own for deaf learners is not viable.
sifisesihle Bongamadunge Phumelela Mdunge
01:29:56
Great! are we going to be getting the recording?
Nate Haight
01:30:00
(Obviously).
Jennifer Bowser Gerst (Global Reading Network)
01:30:23
Yes, the recording will be made available
Margaret Sinclair
01:30:45
Any idea when these will be ready?
Ana Bartolome
01:31:32
Great point about Universal Design for Learning!
Nate Haight
01:32:20
USAID's toolkit on UDL:
Nate Haight
01:32:21
https://www.edu-links.org/resources/universal-design-learning-help-all-children-read#:~:text=The%20toolkit%20supports%20the%20Universal,accommodate%20individuals%20with%20learning%20differences.&text=specific%20instructional%20techniques%20using%20the,suggestions%20to%20monitor%20students'%20progress
Kindomba Jerry
01:32:36
Dear Josh. Thank you so much for your rich and generous efforts. It's necessary to support families providing radios but it's hard to reach all familes with that. Another alternative that is more sustainable is to bring Parents to take the lead finding their own radios by themselves. This meant educating parents or sensitizing , so they see the value of that. What are your strategies regarding this outreach component.
Josh Kunin-Goldsmith
01:34:07
@kindomba. greast point, we are not providing radios to all beneficiaries, but filling in for those w/no alternatives. part of the communication strategy is to encourage getting or getting to a radio for the broadcasts
Jennifer Bowser Gerst (Global Reading Network)
01:34:49
Registration for our “Ask the Experts” session on June 25th:https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAtdu6tqTsoG9TFdmDBJPCczvAZWXAagTtN
Kindomba Jerry
01:34:53
Thank you so much Dear Josh.
Kindomba Jerry
01:35:17
May God bless you all for helping the World.
Josh Kunin-Goldsmith
01:35:28
@nina, yes! we are definitely considering the existing IRI materials in drc
Anne Sellers
01:35:35
Thanks to all for the great presentations! And congratulations for all of the hard work and attention to equity/access!
Olayinka Olagbegi-Adegbite
01:35:46
Thank you all!!
Josh Kunin-Goldsmith
01:36:21
also, we are paying currently for airtime, but in discussions with the government for them to provide some free airtime
Nate Haight
01:36:24
Thanks to everyone, and especially the GRN Steering Committee, Jennifer G, and BEC.
Nate Haight
01:36:37
BEC team, we're so grateful that you host and support the GRN! :-)
Zaida Cabral
01:36:48
Thank you to all for this opportunity!
GRACE CHIUYE
01:36:54
Thanks for the insightful presentations
Truphena Choti
01:37:03
Thanks for the great presentations. GRN and BEC, thanks again for hosting this. Very informative.
Nate Haight
01:37:16
Thank you to Michael, Marcia, Josh, and Fred! Excellent presentations.
Emilienne Akpan
01:37:19
Thank you all.
Ana Bartolome
01:37:20
Thank you to everyone for sharing your amazing efforts.
Megan Kinsey
01:37:21
Thanks everyone, lots of great learning going on, both programmatic and with the learners themselves!
Jake Thomsen
01:37:23
thanks all
Moazzem Hossain
01:37:24
Thank you so much for hosting such important discussions. Informative presentations, so helpful. Stay safe and healthy
Barbara Knox-Seith
01:37:25
Thanks all!
Sherry Sacino
01:37:29
thanks everyone
Katherine Aronson-Ensign
01:37:31
thank you so much!
Noha Eldakroury
01:37:32
Thank you so much
Jennifer Bowser Gerst (Global Reading Network)
01:37:36
Stay safe and healthy everyone!
Sandy Oleksy-Ojikutu
01:37:41
Great presentations!
Delia Fajardo
01:37:43
Blessings for you all :-D
Lydia Onuoha
01:37:46
Thank you all
Vanessa Francis
01:37:53
thanks. so enlightening.
Delia Fajardo
01:37:55
Thanks!
Hazelle Preclaro
01:37:55
Thank you
Stefany Thangavelu
01:38:00
thanks!