mEducation Alliance International Symposium 2018
United States Institute of Peace
Washington, D.C., November 6-8, 2018
“Using Technology to Scale Support for Teachers and Community Educators in Low-Resource Environments”
The 8th annual mEducation Alliance Symposium brings together approximately 300 of the leading minds and practitioners in the field of information and communications technology for education (ICT4E) to share information, deepen connections, and form new partnerships. The event is designed to dynamically increase practitioner and policymaker access to relevant information concerning the appropriate and scalable use of low-cost technologies to improve learning outcomes, principally in low-resource environments and developing countries.
The primary focus of this year’s Symposium is the central role of the teacher and community educator, and how technology can provide greater support for their professional development, motivation, networking, and delivery of instruction in traditional and non-traditional educational settings. We received over 160 submissions for presentations for this year’s event and have selected approximately 80 (presenter bios and abstracts) from donor agencies bi- and multilateral institutions, governments, researchers, and firms working on the leading edge of low-cost, sustainable education technology.
As in past Symposia, this year’s event (agenda) will include interactive sessions in dynamic formats including lighting talks, interviews, dynamic panel presentations, gallery walks, and impactful and intentional networking opportunities.
Sub-themes of this year’s Symposium include:
- In and Out-of-School Classroom Instruction
- Teacher Professional Development
- Supporting Education “Paraprofessionals” (including those in non-traditional, community settings)
- Coaching and Mentoring
- Delivering Instruction in Crisis and Conflict Settings
- Supporting Learners with Disabilities
- Real-time Classroom/Community Data Collection/Monitoring
- Establishing/Building Digital Communities to Support Educators
For more complete information, pleaaase see the mEducation Alliance web site.