How do you create books for young children to help them read in languages they understand? How do you illustrate those books so children can relate to the story? How do you make them free so schools can have greater access to teaching materials?
The Enabling Writers Workshop Program (EW) makes use of
software to develop decodable and leveled books for use in early grade reading programs.
Webinars on March 7 and 27 will share success stories and lessons learned from four of the six Enabling Writers Workshop Programs, which over the past year have created 3,000 open-source, decodable and leveled digital books in 15 different languages. Enabling Writers books are available through the
Global Digital Library
, among other sources.
Indonesia (Bahasa) and the Philippines (Cebuano, Boholano, Kagay-anon, Kalanguya)
March 7, 2019
Cebu - Philippines @ 9:30 AM
Jakarta - Indonesia @ 8:30 AM
Ambon - Indonesia @ 10:30 AM
Dar es Salaam - Tanzania @ 4:30 AM
Washington DC, USA @ 8:30 PM on March 6, 2019
Dr. Johnny Tjia, Yayasan Sulinama Foundation, Indonesia; Dr. Jestoni Babia and Lea Mae Ladonga, University of San Jose - Recoletos, Philippines
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The Indonesia team, led by Dr. Johnny Tjia, created 200 titles in the Bahasa language now in use in schools in Indonesia's western and eastern regions. Dr. Jestoni Babia heads the team in the Philippines, which was tasked with creating 800 titles in four languages. The government of the Philippines has subsequently contracted with the University to create books in two additional languages.
Bangladesh (Bangla) and Nepal (Awadhi, Bhojpuri, Doteli, Tharu, Maithili, Nepal Bhasa, Nepali)
March 27, 2019
Schedule and registration to be announced
Shahnewaz Khan, Dhaka Ahsania Mission, Bangladesh; Seema Acharya, World Education, Nepal
The March 27 webinar will highlight the EW projects in Bangladesh and Nepal, which created 1,600 titles between them.
Photo credit: EW at University of San Jose - Recoletos