2016-2015: USAID.gov Consulting

Consultant on two contracts for World Learning as part of the Education Consortium for the Advancement of STEM in Egypt (ECASE) to increase STEM high schools in Egypt, funded by USAID.gov.

Instructional design, needs assessment, LMS research and recommendation (Schoology), demo course creation, training of trainers, technology/media support, and creation of 40 virtual teacher videos.  Worked with World Learning to conduct a needs assessment for an online system to handle three MOOC-Like courses for 10th and 11th grade high school students in 5 new STEM high schools. Lead the creation and usability testing of a demonstration course in Schoology.

Screenshot of Demo Course in Schoology Basic in February.

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Project Description

Funder: USAID
Country: Egypt
Contact: Rebecca.Spotts@worldlearning.org

The Education Consortium for the Advancement of STEM in Egypt (ECASE) harnesses the potential of the country’s youth through innovative science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education. World Learning, in partnership with the Franklin Institute, the 21st Century Partnership for STEM Education, and the Teaching Institute for Excellence in STEM, is developing a network of five STEM high school

s that embody trans-disciplinary collaboration, real world applications, and critical thinking. This initiative directly supports a new vision of Egypt as a country equipped with both the human capital and institutional resources to compete and excel in the international marketplace.

ECASE transforms Egypt’s only STEM school into a collaborative network that serves as a catalyst for system-wide STEM education reform. The five model schools, established throughout the country, deliver comprehensive support to students, teachers, and administrators, as well as key policy, private sector, and community stakeholders. Through targeted awareness raising, institutional capacity development, teacher training, curriculum development, and student learning assessment, the STEM model schools serve as incubators for future leaders and innovators who will have the potential to advance research and development initiatives that fuel scientific invention and generate employment opportunities and economic growth.”

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