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Creating conflict sensitive and peace-building education materials for Early Grades Reading and beyond

March 5 @ 11:45 am - 6:00 pm

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Presenter: Margaret Sinclair (supported by USAID ECCN)

This 6-hour, pre-conference workshop will bring together curriculum developers from countries in conflict and crisis, program officers from agencies committed to infusing more robust SEL into formal curricula, academics, graduate students, and other practitioners from the fields of education materials/curriculum and crisis/conflict.  The workshop will be led by Margaret Sinclair of the Protect Education in Insecurity and Conflict (PEIC) program of Education Above All, with support from the USAID Education in Crisis and Conflict Network.

The goal is two-fold.  First, participants will develop an innovative model that can help material developers in formal education systems in crisis and conflict settings address issues of social and emotional learning and responsible citizenship.  Second, participants will develop a common strategy for adding effective SEL to curricula in fragile and conflict-affected countries. Participants will have the option of hands-on work developing EGR materials using Bloom software, which is intended for use in difficult settings and is designed to facilitate translation into local languages. Alternatively, those primarily interested in Grades 4 and above and those concerned with policy will share experiences and develop strategies for higher primary and beyond.

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