Jul 1, 2021

Distance school activities and online classes

activity in school
activity in school

7 schools in the EDUCA NETWORK have taken distance training with EDUCA, as part of school activities and distance training. So far they have taken 6 virtual sessions, of 2 hours a week (12 hours in total), and to conclude a total of 16 hours of training, there would be two more sessions left to take. The Educational Coaching training is aimed at 32 directors, educational coordinators and teachers.

The schools that receive this type of coaching focus, from October to May, on strengthening actions aimed at the following topics aimed at resuming distance teaching and learning strategies, and as a measure against the Pandemic.
- Adapt its educational model to a distance education modality.
- Promote personal growth of the student online using affective mediation and significant learning mediation.
- Define strategies to mediate meaningful online learning.

Measures that the schools mentioned above have taken in the face of the pandemic:
- Children as a whole take online classes every day of the week.
- They roll operational and administrative personnel, including managers to attend registrations for the following school year.
- Follow-up in class attendance and monitoring via WhatsApp, to know family dynamics that interrupt virtual activity.
- Follow-up every 15 days of didactic material, exchange of notebooks and materials for physical review and new activities.
- Planning sent to parents to publicize materials and activities in each area with specific schedules and goals.
- Reporting and monitoring of cases of families with Covid-19, to monitor and give support as necessary to families who presented contagion situations.
- They donated different materials for family use, to mitigate the problems caused by the pandemic, such as mouth covers, antibacterial gel, cleaning material, family pantries every fortnight.

 

During April and May, a large percentage of preschools and elementary, continue with distance school activities and online classes. The celebrations of Children's Day, Mother's Day and Teacher's Day were held virtually in these schools. Mainly, in states where the traffic light for the contingency due to COVID infections remains red or orange, it is expected that the closing of the school year will be virtual.

In some states such as Guanajuato, Jalisco and Nuevo León, activities have begun to resume. To this end, EDUCA continues to deliver a Safe School Kit (kit with cleaning products and disinfectants) that favors adequate hygiene in schools and the sanitary measures required to prevent infections.

Children's Day
Children's Day
Kit
Kit
Kit 2
Kit 2
virtual class
virtual class
virtual class
virtual class
Jul 1, 2021

Save and start, education for kids

Book
Book

"Save and start" is being implemented in 22 schools benefiting 119 teachers and 3,033 students from elementary to high school.

All of them received workbooks (printed and digital), which allow them to acquire the expected knowledge. These books and all the classes of the program are based on 4 training axes; empowerment, financial health, economic citizenship and entrepreneurship, as well as 8 cross-cutting themes; sustainable development, self-knowledge, self-esteem, culture of peace, inclusion, gender equity, rights and responsibilities, and risk management.

The students had classes once a week, one hour each. Taking a total of 25 hours. The program is implemented in 2 phases, Project 1 where financial education issues are addressed, and Project II where issues related to entrepreneurship are reviewed. Project I is reviewed in the first semester and Project II in the second semester of the school year.

We develop educational capsules on YouTube, to reach more students and so that the children we support can review them whenever they want.
You can see them here:
1. Emotions and how to regulate them: https://youtu.be/ufVcf312AHA 
2. The meaning of life: https://youtu.be/rCN0ZjXxxhY 
3. Budget linked to personal goals: https://youtu.be/WLurYgzwZtI
4. Economic Citizenship: https://youtu.be/XfY1GLiWOEY
5. Stages of entrepreneurship: https://youtu.be/msIMb10Q-wA
6. Responsible consumption: https://youtu.be/dkHJVAZnb6A

A sample of 30% of the students was evaluated. The results were:

  • 40% of students save at least 60% of a set goal.
  • 21% of students save between 60% and 80% of a set goal.
  • 40% of students save 100% or more than a set goal.
  • 90% of the students carried out the planning of an undertaking throughout the second semester of the school year.
  • • Students perceive that the program helps them identify their abilities and talents.
  • 80% of students identify their talents, skills or abilities and put them into practice during the design of their venture.
  • 15% of the students identify a topic of interest for the development of their ventures.
Book 2
Book 2
virtual class
virtual class
virtual class 2
virtual class 2
virtual class 3
virtual class 3

Links:

Jan 26, 2021

EDUCA during the pandemic. Together we can!

classes during the pandemic
classes during the pandemic

Problems at Fundación EDUCA due to the pandemic

70% of the parents reported that they had been fired or had their salary cut, which affected the family economy. A high percentage of these parents work as taxi drivers, waiters, general employees, in informal commerce or with family businesses that have been severely affected. Many others have become vulnerable populations because they have not been able to stop going to work.

The cases of infections in principals and teachers increase, some hospitalized or deceased.

The EDUCA NETWORK schools have worked online since the beginning of the school year. The most used tools to teach classes have been: WhatsApp (73%), Zoom (58%), Google Classroom (35%), Email (46%), Facebook (17%), Skype (17%) and Others ( 27%).

“Others” refer to the measures that have had due to the lack of technology in the homes of teachers and students, thus resorting to telephone calls, face-to-face support and delivery of materials so that they can work at home.

In some schools outside of Mexico City, from September to November they hat face-to-face classes with the following hygiene and safety measures.

The 10 institutions that offer a Home or Boarding Home service keep within the facilities only girls, boys and young people who do not have the possibility of being at home with their families.
Others have opened so that teachers can teach with the school's internet, since they do not have this service at home.

Two of the additional services to the school affected have been school canteens and health care (general medicine, dental office, psychological and rehabilitation care). Only some schools have managed to deliver hot food or pantries to parents.

EDUCA schools live on 100% donations. Today, due to the COVID 19 crisis, incomes have been affected between 30% and 50% and despite this, we have not dropped any student. Therefore, we need your help more than ever.

Decrease in the beneficiary population
Although no student has been dropped on account of the schools, the population benefited has decreased by 20% for several reasons:
- Lack of equipment and internet.
- Parents do not consider that distance learning is worth paying for.
- Parents with layoffs or decreased income and who cannot pay the recovery fee.
- Death of relatives or illnesses.
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Main needs in schools:
- Cover the staff payroll.
- Deliver pantries.
- Deliver computers or tablets.
- Provide financial support for school personnel who have been infected.
- Apply COVID-19 tests to all staff.
- Delivery of disinfectant products.
- Define a strategic reopening and return to school plan.
- Psychological Support.
- Training of teachers in the use of technology, mediation, socio-emotional education and distance education.
- Conduct classes according to the conditions of the students (with and without connectivity).
- Adapt educational planning and evaluations to the needs and current conditions of students
- Maintain continuous communication with parents

classes during the pandemic
classes during the pandemic
classes during the pandemic
classes during the pandemic
 
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