Jennifer Gerst, Project Director for Reading within Reach (REACH) and Director of the Global Reading Network Community of Practice, is one of the speakers at Language in Education: New Conversations about Tough Questions and Promising Approaches, hosted by FHI 360 from 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM on Friday, May 12. The event will take place at FHI 360’s Academy Hall, 1825 Connecticut Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20009.
The event is designed to deepen the development community’s conversation around local language programming. The discussion will bring together donors and practitioners to explore challenges and promising approaches. Participants will learn from panelists’ experiences, take home practical tools and collaboratively develop research questions to further understand and improve local language education programs.
Gerst will deliver opening remarks at the event, along with Julia Frazier, Associate Director, Literacy, FHI 360. Next comes a panel discussion featuring these speakers: Anne Smiley, Technical Advisor, Monitoring & Evaluation, FHI 360; Rachel Christina, Director, International Basic Education and Literacy, EDC; Paul Frank, Executive Director, SIL LEAD; and Carol da Silva, Senior Advisor, Basic Education, Save the Children. This will be followed by small-group discussions. Closing remarks will be delivered by Rebecca Rhodes, Senior Education Advisor, USAID, and Julia Frazier.
In-person attendance is recommended, but a live webcast of the event also will be available. Learn more and register here. If you are planning to attend in person, please RSVP by May 8.