As part of its Foundational Literacy and Numeracy (FLN) Initiative to support governments with scaling up evidence-based approaches to improve FLN, UNICEF in collaboration with Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Pratham, and Delivery Associates, with support from The World Bank, hosts the FLN Academy 2.0 - a multi-themed online course building on learning from our first FLN Academy.
FLN Academy 2.0 takes education practitioners and actors on a learning journey to deepen their understanding and facilitates application of the latest resources and tools from the FLN Hub. The FLN Academy 2.0 learning journey covers the themes of Parental Engagement, Formative Assessment, Teaching at the Right Level, and Delivery Tools and Approaches.
Learning journey overview
To deepen understanding of effective approaches to parental engagement and support drafting of country specific approaches to parental programming
Recordings - 2 Sessions of 2 hours
Dates - During the period 31st Jan - 10th Feb 2022
To support countries to develop contextualized tools and plans for piloting of formative assessments.
Recordings - 25 Hours over 5 days
Dates - During the period 25th Jan - 5th Feb 2022 (Group 1) and 14th - 28th Feb 2022 (Group 2)
To deepend understanding of the TaRL prgram design components and support development of contextualized TaRL program design.
Recordings - 5 Sessions of 2 hours each
Dates - During the period 8th - 10th & 28th Feb 2022
To strengthen capacity and support use of delivery tools for Data Systems and Delivery Planning.
Recordings - 3 Sessions of 90 minutes
Dates - During the period 4th - 8th Feb 2022
Course schedule and resources for participants
Participants in the FLN Academy 2.0 can find here, course schedules and preparatory readings for each session to assist you on your learning journey. Following the completion of each learning training, participants will also access the webinar recordings and presentations here.
Rigorous research has shown that programs which provide parents with clear, actionable guidance on how to be more involved in children’s education, as well as programs which provide information on children’s school performance have a positive impact on learning.
Community engagement programs could also increase parental involvement though more research is needed to understand the conditions in which such programs are effective. Drawing on resources developed for the FLN Hub, this session will present findings from rigorous research of parental engagement programs and discuss contextual and implementation considerations for such programs.
Understanding children's reading and math skills
February 3, 2022
7:30 am to 9:00 am EST
Simple and contextualised formative assessments on foundational skills can help us understand where children are in terms of literacy and numeracy. This webinar discusses the importance of assessing children’s basic skills in reading and math, and introduces assessment tools that can be used for this purpose.
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Experiences from India and Africa
February 9, 2022
7:30 am to 9:00 am EST
This session will focus on sharing experiences of designing and implementing TaRL interventions in India and Africa. We will also bring together a panel of TaRL champions from governments and NGOs in the two regions to brainstorm ideas on mainstreaming and sustaining good practices on FLN within the system.
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Delivery Planning and Data Systems
February 4, 2022
8am - 9.30am EST
This session offers an introduction to the Deliverology® framework: a system of tools and methods to achieve real impact for citizens through rigorous, steady, evidence-driven implementation. The session focuses on two elements of successful delivery: Delivery Planning and an effective and agile data system.
This session will enable participants to:
- Understand the elements of successful implementation as described in the Deliverology® framework
- Understand how Delivery Planning is different from regular planning
- Understand the elements of a good delivery plan
- Understand the role of data in successful delivery
- Understand the characteristics of an effective data system