Every education system is only as good as the teachers who are in the classroom. With that in mind, Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG 4) calls for a major increase in the supply of qualified teachers and more support from the international community for teacher training in developing countries.
The Society for International Development (SID)-Washington Education for Development Workgroup is sponsoring a series of programs on the Importance of Teachers in Developing Countries. From 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM on Tuesday, September 25, a session on Teacher Professional Development – The Disruptors: Innovative Programs and Promising Approaches will be held at 1129 20th St. NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC.
Alison Pflepsen, Reading Program Specialist for Reading within Reach/Global Reading Network, URC-CHS, will be one of the speakers for the event. The other speakers are Rachel Cristina, Team Leader, Basic Education and Literacy Team/Senior Literacy Expert, EDC, and Anne Smiley, Associate Director, Research and Evaluation, Global Education, Employment and Engagement, FHI 360. The moderator for the session will be Robert Burch, Deputy Director, E/3, Office of Education, USAID.
Learn more about the event and register here. Registration closes at 4:00 PM on Monday, September 24.