We invite teachers of secondary education and other levels to participate in the Toolkit Problem Solving Strategies.The Toolkit is aimed at developing the participants' ability to discern when selecting and implementing these strategies. The focus is not Problem-Based Learning (PBL), but the strategies themselves, which are feasible to apply in the family, social and academic fields.In this Toolkit, the term "problem" does not refer exclusively to Mathematics Education, but to all the…See More
Inviting all science teachers. ITEN is offering a MOOC on sustainable energy in the classroom to assist science teachers in the Americas on teaching sustainable energy practices. The course Critical Thinking in Action: Sustainable Energy in the Science Classroom- 3rd Edition will equip teachers with the tools to help students identify and think about the complexities of sustainable development issues. The course will employ methodologies such as Socratic Seminar, Academic Conversation Skills,…See More
This group aims to analyze the teaching of foreign languages at schools across the Americas, looking at both the existing policy framework and the implementation of programs designed to increase language proficiency in schools. This is an increasingly important topic in the educational agenda of the region as it is linked to creating opportunities to access to quality education.Please share your ideas and experiences on the teaching of foreign languages as well as its challenges.We have a…See More
This group aims to explore ways in which teachers in the ITEN region can improve their qualifications, teacher quality, and maintain their teaching excellence. We have a webinar next week with education specialist, Mary Burns, where she will show how teacher professional development efforts across the globe (from superstar nations like Singapore, Japan and Shanghai) to “stars” like Boston Public Schools to nations like Georgia and Ecuador that are pushing to improve teacher quality and teacher…See More
Today is the launch day of the ITEN Teacher Resource Center. The ITEN Resource Center is a space for teachers to share lesson plans and teaching practices using mobile devices. Both types of resources are designed by teachers across the Americas. Because they are catalogued as Open Educational Resources (OERs), anyone can legally and freely copy, use, adapt and re-share them.ITEN recognizes that teachers must be at the forefront of innovation and learning. By offering this Teacher Resource…See More
This webinar focuses on the new edition of the Development in the Americas (DIA) series, the flagship publication of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). This year’s edition, titled Learning Better: Public Policy for Skills Development, contends that unless the region develops the skills of its labor force it will be hard pressed to compete in today’s rapidly-changing, technological world. It recognizes that learning during the early years is vitally important but argues that learning…See More
Join us on Monday, November 20th at 2pm (Washington DC time) at the #Co-TEPWebinar English Language Learning in Latin America by Dr. Ariel Fiszbein, Director of the Education Program at the Inter-American Dialogue. The objective of the Webinar is to present the state of the teaching of English in schools across Latin America, analyzing both the policy framework and the public programs designed to increase the English proficiency in schools. This presentation will build on the recent report…See More
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Improving teachers’ qualifications, improving teacher quality, and sustaining and maintaining teaching excellence is quite probably one of the most important priorities of many nations across the globe. This is particularly true in Latin America where there have been concertedsystemic efforts to improve teacher quality. This presentation looks at teacher professional development efforts across the globe (from superstar nations like Singapore, Japan and Shanghai) to “stars” like Boston Public…See More
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