Guillermina Echevarria is a volunteer educator in TakingITGlobal's Adobe Youth Voices program at Agenda Global Siglo 21 in Rosario, Argentina, where she serves at-risk and homeless youth with media and arts-based education. Guillermina would like to take our professional development e-course, Project-based Learning for Global Citizenship so that she can begin to bring a global perspective and project-based learning into her practice with youth.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Guillermina volunteers at Agenda Global Siglo 21 with at-risk and homeless youth to explore ways of responding to local and global challenges through the use of digital media. In Guillermina's words,"I want to give tools to young people so they can create their own stories, reduce the tecnology gap. Pupils can take from this program a better performance to use not only in school but also in life." Guillermina would not be able to afford a course with TIGed without support.
How will this project solve this problem?
Supporting Guillermina with this microproject would help her to develop an educational tool kit that she could use to better serve the youth at Agenda Global Siglo 21 in Rosario, Argentina. Methods for fostering global awareness and citizenship including project-based learning and collaborative problem-solving taught in our e-course, Project-based Learning for Global Citizenship would prove to be valuable in her practice with at-risk youth.
Potential Long Term Impact
Our e-courses help educators gain the knowledge and confidence they need to shape a more inclusive, peaceful, and sustainable world. Whether they've paid tuition or been supported through a scholarship, our e-course participants increase their capacity to use technology to engage their students in future-focused education. Our e-course alumni go on to share the experience with their colleagues, both through the casual sharing of ideas and resources and by becoming champions in their schools.
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