From April 15 to April 18, Chemonics will present at the 2019 Annual Conference of the Comparative & International Education Society (CIES) in San Francisco, California. The conference convenes thousands of researchers, students, practitioners, and policymakers from around the globe to discuss high-priority education issues. In their presentations at CIES, Chemonics’ education specialists will tackle a range of topics, including sustainable education in conflict zones, early grade reading, book supply chain, and data- and technology-driven approaches to education.
This year’s conference theme is education for sustainability. The theme encourages the global education community to reconsider previous assumptions about education frameworks — particularly those that value “industrialization, modernity, and consumption.” What is the long-term price of such frameworks? And who pays the cost? The conference will challenge existing education paradigms, while advocating sustainable solutions for a sustainable planet.
“Chemonics is proud to present our work at CIES 2019, where our specialists will share lessons learned and best practices in the education sector,” said Senior Vice President Emet Mohr. “We are committed to sustainable, inclusive education programming, and CIES 2019 will be a space to further explore how the education community can best contribute to shared global goals.”
Chemonics’ education programming focuses on reaching the most marginalized populations — from people with disabilities to those in conflict environments. Visit our website to learn more about our work in education.
Chemonics at CIES 2019:
Monday, April 15
- Roundtable Presentation: Word Calc for Kyrgyz and Russian Languages as Sustainable Mechanism to Improve Reading Skills in Primary Grades in Kyrgyz Republic; 3:15 – 4:45 p.m. PDT; Bay (Level 1), Bayview B
Tuesday, April 16
- Roundtable Presentation: Improving Early Grade Reading Performance Through Web-Based Leveled Reading Tool in the Kyrgyz Republic; 8 – 9:30 a.m. PDT; Bay (Level 1), Bayview B
- Panel: Learning and Adaptability in Permanently Unstable Environments: Getting to Improved Education Outcomes in the Democratic Republic of the Congo; 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. PDT; Atrium (Level 2), Waterfront C
- Formal Paper Presentation: You, Too, Can Use Educational Technology: Promoting Technological Sustainability through Local Partner Capacity Building; 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. PDT; Street (Level 0), Regency B
- Panel: Literacy, Language, Politics, and Money: Impacts on Scaling up Reform Programs; 5 – 6:30 p.m. PDT; Atrium (Level 2), Waterfront C
Wednesday, April 17
- Roundtable Session: Citizen Awakenings: Early Grade Reading Sustainability for Sustainable Development in Senegal; 8 – 9:30 a.m. PDT; Bay (Level 1), Bayview B
- Panel: Coaching to Improve Early Grade Reading Instruction: Evidence on Effectiveness and Sustainability; 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. PDT; Pacific Concourse (Level -1), Pacific F
- Roundtable Presentation: Assessing Education Programming Response to Conflict in the Kasai, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Through a Mid-Term RERA; 3:15 – 4:45 p.m. PDT; Bay (Level 1), Bayview B
Thursday, April 18
- Panel: Challenges to Telling an Accurate Story of Change over Time: Lessons Learned from Eight Years of Early Grade Reading Interventions in Rwanda; 11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. PDT; Bay (Level 1), Bayview A
- Roundtable Session: From Development to Distribution: Lessons Learned in Book Supply Chain; 11:45 – 1:15 p.m. PDT; Bay (Level 1), Bayview B
- Panel: Searching for Common Ground: A Comparison of Minimal Oral Reading Fluency Benchmarks Established Using Local Expert Knowledge Versus Data-Driven Processes; 3:15-4:45 p.m. PDT; Atrium (Level 2), Waterfront B
All times Pacific Daylight Time (PDT).