Pivoting to remote teaching during COVID-19
School closures have been shown to lead to increases in dropout rates and long-term health risks. To prevent this during the COVID-19 pandemic, Young 1ove, one of the largest youth NGOs in Botswana, quickly pivoted from delivering in-person educational programs to remotely teaching students and assessing their learning.
Based on Young 1ove’s experience, you’ll learn broader approaches and best practices for shifting to remote service delivery, including the following:
- Quick mobilization to collect and vet beneficiary phone numbers.
- Redesign of programs from in-person to remote delivery.
- Selection of remote service delivery and evaluation tools, such as bulk SMS services, phone surveying software, and mobile data collection tools (e.g., SurveyCTO).
- Remote staff training on how to use new digital tools.
Young 1ove will also discuss how it’s using its work to propose principles for phone-based assessments of learning. Read this overview of its approach to learn more.