Module 4 DUE: 25 June 2018

The Global Education Cluster’s Core Coordination Training requires that all participants have a basic level of theoretical and practical knowledge and skills related to cluster coordination prior to arriving to the Residential part of the training.

We have therefore prepared four modules with accompanying assignments to be completed and submitted according to the specified due dates. 

Each module will contain a theory-based assignment as well as a practical Information Management (IM) focused assignment. 

To qualify to attend the face-to-face portion of this course, you must complete and submit all assignments in Modules 1-4 on time.

All assignments and assignment-related questions should be sent to the Global Education Cluster at [email protected].

Module 4a (Theory): Global Education Cluster Strategy Package: Accountability to Affected Populations, Localization and Inter-Sector Planning Checklists

Module 4a (Theory): Global Education Cluster Strategy Package: Accountability to Affected Populations, Localisation and Inter-Sector Planning Checklists

Assignment: Download the Global Education Cluster Strategy Package, click on this link: Strategy Package . Under the folder 1_Prepare for Strategy Development, read the Accountability to Affected Populations, Localization and Inter-Sector Planning Checklists and complete the post-reading quiz.

Module 4a (Theory): Introduction to the Accountability to Affected Populations Checklist

The Accountability to Affected Populations (AAP) is a thread that should run through all parts of the Strategy development process and should be explicitly highlighted. Suggestions for how to integrate Accountability to Affected Populations into Strategy development are discussed in the Guide to Developing Education Cluster Strategies as well as in an AAP Checklist.

You can access the AAP Checklist under the following link: AAP Checklist. Please read the entire document.

Module 4a (Theory): Introduction to the Localization Checklist

The Localization Checklist provides guidance on ensuring local organisations are deliberately and explicitly engaged throughout the Cluster Strategy document and development process. Local partnership is an essential element of any emergency response, and Strategy development is a key moment to draw on the expertise and insight that local partners bring to the Cluster.

You can access the Localization Checklist under the following link: Localization Checklist . Please read the entire document.

Module 4a (Theory): Introduction to the Inter-Sector Planning Checklist

The Inter-Sector Planning Checklist provides tips for inter-sectoral planning within the Education Cluster Strategy development process. The Checklist is not a thorough guide to inter-sectoral collaboration across contexts, so consider this a starting point for further joint discussion with your counterparts in other sectors or Clusters. It focuses on direct Cluster-to-Cluster interaction rather than official inter-sectoral processes.

You can access the Inter-Sectoral Checklist under the following link: Inter-Sector Planning Checklist. Please read the entire document.

When considering members of the Strategy Task Team, look for representatives who can bring voices of the affected population to the table. True or false?

  • True
  • False

During Needs Assessments it is important to include participatory methodologies and identify the priorities of the affected population. True or False?

  • True
  • False

A dedicated child and youth consultation should not be organized by Cluster Partners to complement other consultations and assessments. True or false?

  • True
  • False

The response planning process must be driven by:

  • documented needs and priorities of affected people
  • preferred agency activities
  • donor requirements

The quality of education will be far higher if programmes engage and mobilize local community capacities. True or false?

  • True
  • False

Assessments, analysis or reports produced by local actors are not useful to get a full understanding of the crisis context, especially to identify needs in remote and hard to access areas. True or false?

  • True
  • False

Local partners can play a vital role in supporting the Cluster in ensuring the Strategy complements development policies and strategies. True or false?

  • True
  • False

As you plan for Strategy development, inform your counterparts working in other sectors or Clusters about the timeline and workplan so that they are aware of the process. True or false?

  • True
  • False

The Education Cluster Needs Overview should not highlight the inter-sectoral nature of education needs and how the education response could be an entry point for other sectors. True or false?

  • True
  • False

Have you read and completed the APP, Localization and Inter-Sectoral Checklist Quiz?

  • All done!
  • Not yet.

Module 4b (IM): Global Education Cluster Tools and Resources and Information Sharing

Module 4b (IM): Global Education Cluster Tools and Resources

The Global Education Cluster (GEC) Webpage can be access using the following address: http://educationcluster.net. In the webpage you can find the latest news regarding the GEC and Resources and Tools relevant to cluster work.

One of the main GEC resources is the Toolkit. The Toolkit  is a single repository providing key templates, tools and guidance for Cluster staff. It is a living set of resources and is managed by the GEC and regularly updated in line with best practice and newly developed tools according to Country Cluster needs. The main goal is to standardize the work of the Cluster and provide existing resources; these tools and templates are adaptable according to the context. Among these tools you can find the Strategy Package. To access the Toolkit click on the following link: Toolkit

The Helpdesk is a remote support service for education cluster team in country, including Education Cluster, Sector or Working Group coordination groups; it is great support for coordination and IM related questions. HelpDesk support is provided via Skype (help.edcluster) and e-mail ([email protected]). The HelpDesk is the first point of contact for Cluster related questions or support needed, answers questions and provides support on cluster related issues (Coordination, IM and NA) in English, French and Arabic.

Module 4b (IM): Information Sharing

Assignment: Review the videos in this module pertaining to Skype and Dropbox and complete each of the associated Exercises.

Introduction to Skype

Setting up Skype

Adding Contacts

 

Start a Skype group

Exercise

  1. If you don’t have Skype, download the program and sign up for a free Skype Account: http://www.skype.com/
  2. Search Skype for the Global Education Cluster Help Desk (“help.edcluster”), add the Help Desk to your Contacts and ask the burning question related to EiE you were interested in for ages
  3. Add Luca Fraschini ("fraschini.luca") to your contacts
  4. Create a new Group called “[Your Name]'s Core Skills Course Group” and add Luca Fraschini ("fraschini.luca") and Global Education Cluster Help Desk ("help.edcluster")
  5. Send the following message: "I now know how to set up a Skype Group. I'm amazing!"

Introduction to Dropbox

DropBox – Quick Start

Exercise

  1. If you don’t have an account, sign up for a free Dropbox Account: https://www.dropbox.com/
  2. Create a new folder called “[Your Name]'s Education Cluster Core Skills Course”
  3. Upload all of your coursework materials from Modules 1-3
  4. Invite the Global Education Cluster at [email protected] to collaborate with you on this folder as an editor

Have you completed the Skype and Dropbox Exercises?

  • All done!
  • Nah. Was way too difficult.