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Registration Deadline Approaches for the Global Reading Network’s Mother Tongue Language Event

The use of mother tongue languages to facilitate literacy and learning has become an increasingly important topic. Recognizing the need to discuss and learn more about efforts to use children’s familiar languages in school, the Global Reading Network invites you to celebrate International Mother Language Day at an in-person and online event from 9 AM – 3 PM EST on February 22 at University Research Co., LLC (URC), 7200 Wisconsin Ave., Suite 500, Bethesda, MD 20814.

Sessions will spotlight:

  • Developing Reading Materials in Mother and Familiar Languages: Considerations from Conception to Evaluation (Speakers: Julia Frazier, Emily Miksic and Annie Smiley, FHI 360; Diane Prouty, Creative Associates; Rachel Christina and Carrie Lewis, Education Development Center, Inc.)
  • Towards Equitable and Inclusive Quality Education: The Role of Language in Mathematics Literacy—Insights from sub-Saharan Africa (Speakers: Mamokgethi Phakeng (formerly Setati), University of Cape Town; and Mercy Kazima, University of Malawi; Moderator: Anthony Essien Senior Lecturer in Mathematics Education at the University of Witwatersrand)
  • Increasing the Availability of Books in the Languages and Cultures of the Children Who Read Them: The Enabling Writers and Global Digital Library Initiatives (Speakers: Amy Pallangyo, Senior Technical Advisor, Global Reading Network and Reading within Reach (REACH); and Deepa Srikantaiah, Senior Researcher, Reading within Reach)

Participants are invited to bring their experiences and ideas to discuss and share. Lunch will be served to those attending in person. If you plan to attend in person, please RSVP by February 17 by clicking here. To register online, click here.

Date: 
Tuesday, February 14, 2017