Creative at CIES 2024

With decades of supporting quality education, Creative will present its insights and experiences in selected countries. Below is a list of the sessions where you can learn more about Creative and its implementing partners’ outstanding work with students, teachers, administrators, parents and communities. 

Supporting Primary Schools to Make their Students Resilient in Post-Conflict Settings in Northern Ethiopia

Thursday, March 7 – 9:00-10:30 AM via ZOOM

Beminet Kelemu,Gender Specialst for Ethiopia READ II

TwensQueen Jean-Baptiste, Senior Program Associate

Ethiopia has been impacted by various kinds of protest since COVID-19, from the Northern Ethiopia Conflict to the current conflict in Amhara. This presentation explores how READ II Education Recovery Activity ‘protested’ in its programming and outlines project interventions which set out to create a safe and caring environment at the classroom, whole-school, and community levels. The presentation will also draw from different assessments used to understand the impact on beneficiaries.

The Power of Communication in Transforming Education

Monday, March 11 – 9:45-11:15 AM 
Yuser Hassan, Jordan Technical Assistance Program

Protesting is one form of communication, which, if effectively conveyed can lead to transformative changes. In Education, communication facilitates learning, builds strong relationships, allows for differentiation, and fosters a positive learning environment. Communication is a two-way interaction that contributes to better outreach, engagement, and enhanced collaboration.

Leveraging Education as a Catalyst for Change: The Role of Data and Technology in Advancing Educational Systems

Monday, March 11 – 9:45-11:15 AM 
Zarko Vukmirovic, Senior Technical Advisor, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning

Education stands as a powerful catalyst for driving societal progress and fostering transformation in diverse communities. In the digital age, the integration of data and technology has become crucial in enhancing educational systems, empowering decision-makers and educational leaders to harness the full potential of education as a driving force for positive change.

Embracing Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting (CLA) as a central pillar to Organizational Culture and Behavior Change (OC/BC) Approach

Monday, March 11 – 9:45-11:15 AM 

Sonan Alaa Al-Shalabi, Education Advisor, Jordan Technical Assistance Program

CLA serves as the framework for intentional planning and processes, enabling implementers to become more responsive, knowledge-driven, and adaptable to the dynamic challenges faced in achieving development objectives. The OC/BC approach of TAP focuses on transforming the organizational culture and building technical and institutional capacity within the Government of Jordan to effectively implement education and youth reforms supported by direct USAID investment.

Liberating Students through locally led efforts to improve early grade reading – Lessons from Nigeria

Tuesday, March 12 – 9:30-11:00 AM 
Leesa Kaplan and LEARN to Read Representatives

The Learn to Read activity has been working with the federal institutions to co-create a practical and realistic actions plans that can help deliver on these policy commitments. Given that policy commitments often cut across different federal institutions (inter agency), a NRF Coordination Committee has been constituted to help facilitate greater partnership and understanding across these institutions.

More of This and Less of That: How behavioral science shows a path forward education programming

Wednesday, March 13 – 2:45 – 4:15 PM

Simon King, Senior Manager, Evaluation & Research

This paper compares traditional education research to behavioral science research applied to educational change. Using metadata and doctoral thesis research, where do these two research frameworks agree on teacher response to change, and where do they contradict each other?

Lessons Learned from Studies of Teacher Professional Development in Uzbekistan

Wednesday, March 13 – 6:30-8:00 PM 

Zukhra Salieva, Deputy Chief of Party – All Children Succeeding in Uzbekistan

This presentation summarizes the achievements, challenges, and recommendations from previous studies conducted as part of the Uzbekistan Education for Excellence Program. These studies focused on teacher professional development (TPD) and the implementation of innovative teaching practices in Uzbekistan’s public schools.

Implementation and adaptive management of the National Program for Reading initiative

Thursday, March 14 – 11:15 – 12:45 PM

Rebecca Stone, Senior Technical Director

In this paper Creative we will discuss our implementation of the USAID-funded National Reading Program (NPR) in Morocco which focused on early grade Arabic curriculum reform. Creative will focus on how we implemented the program with USAID and the Morocco Ministry of Education and the ways we adapted the program to as a result of COVID and other issues.

Educational Change in the Arab Context: Examination of Curriculum Frameworks

Thursday, March 14 – 9:30 – 11:00 AM

Ilham Nasser, Senior Advisor

This presentation examines the K-12 curriculum messages, especially the most recent reiterations following the Arab spring and its political aftermath. To do this, the presentation draws on content analysis of public documents articulating the standards for education in each of the four countries and examining the embedded values and messages.

Using a Variety of References for the ALIGN Process in Uzbekistan

Thursday, March 14 – 9:30 – 11:00 AM

Zukhra Salieva, Deputy Chief of Party – All Children Succeeding in Uzbekistan

A donor, in collaboration with the Ministry of Preschool and School Education (MoPSE), initiated the project in Uzbekistan to improve the quality of education and enable all students to be proficient in 21st-century skills, including problem-solving and critical thinking. The project is implemented by a consortium of partners, including two universities.

Continue to follow and participate in CIES on with the hashtag #CIES2024.

Sign Up

For our mailing list


Comments are closed.