By R4D's Center for Education Innovations

Practitioner-created Tools for Literacy Programs

CEI and Pearson’s Project Literacy campaign collaborated with 100+ literacy practitioners from 20+ countries to tap into the knowledge and experiences of literacy implementers, funders, and researchers to accelerate the spread of literacy. We turned our collective discussions, guidance, and experiences into resources and tools to address common challenges faced by literacy programs.

Storytelling Roadmap: A Toolkit for Literacy Practitioners

A toolkit to support literacy practitioners in learning and mastering the art of communication and storytelling, so they can amplify their organization’s impact and become more powerful advocates for literacy.

Literacy Measurement: A Holistic Framework

An interactive tool with evidence-backed guidance and resources to help literacy practitioners and evaluators of literacy programs develop more holistic measurement strategies.

Increasing Parent Engagement in Children's Literacy: A Needs Assessment to Inform the Design of Parent Engagement Efforts

A guide to help literacy practitioners understand the attitudes and constraints of parents and caregivers, so that they can design stronger programs to engage parents in their children’s learning.

Teacher Resource Inventory: Practical Tools for Adapting Literacy Curriculum to Local Contexts

A crowd-sourced database of open educational resources that offers practical tools and guidance for adapting literacy curriculum to diverse cultural and classroom contexts.

Global Literacy Assessment Dashboard

A growing crowd-sourced inventory of literacy assessments from around the world aimed at helping literacy practitioners select literacy assessments that align with their context and needs.

Launching soon!

A Literacy Practitioner’s Guide to Education Technology Guidance

A guide to provide a literacy practitioner lens to existing education technology guidance.

Launching soon!

The Early Learning Toolkit

Grounded in rigorous research and practitioner input, the Early Learning Toolkit provides actionable resources and knowledge to assist education practitioners working to improve quality in ECD programs, learning at the primary level and program management.

The toolkit contains eleven strategies that have been selected based on strong evidence of their effectiveness and demonstrated practitioner need. For each strategy, users can access key implementation tips, practical tools and guides, case studies of programs using the approach, and relevant research.

Journeys to Scale

In 2014, UNICEF and the CEI launched the “Innovations in Education Initiative.” 162 programs applied to receive financing from UNICEF and technical support from both organizations. Five programs were selected as finalists based on a number of criteria, including equity, learning, access, and systems strengthening.

Journeys to Scale accompanies these innovations from Brazil, Ethiopia, Ghana, Peru, and Sudan, as they strive to increase their impact. Drawing from the challenges faced and strategies employed to overcome such hurdles, it lays out clear recommendations for implementers, donors, policymakers and researchers who want to support innovation.