Education  Chile Project #22281

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by Educacion 2020
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We wanted to share a recap of our most important milestones from 2018. It was quite  a year!

 

We turned 10!

Ten years have passed since our organization began to work to transform the Chilean education system. We have spent the last decade advocating for public policy reforms, working on the ground to bring educational innovations to vulnerable schools, and inviting the community to join the conversation through our one-of-a-kind communications platform. To celebrate this occasion, Educación 2020 created a website featuring 10 stories of people whose lives have been affected by our work. We invite you to explore “10 years, 10 stories.

 

 

Highlights from our work on the ground in vulnerable schools

Educación 2020 continues to expand Tutorial Relationships throughout Chile

Tutorial Relationships is an educational movement that builds learning networks based on dialogue, reflection and community. Students learning through Tutorial Relationships demonstrate improved self-confidence, critical thinking, reading comprehension, and communication skills.

After three years of working with vulnerable high schools in the Cautín province of Chile’s Araucanía region, we are proud to report that 513 students and 108 teachers and administrators have now been trained in the Tutorial Relationships methodology.  Hats off to these educational communities, who dared to innovate and in doing so changed the way students learn!

As schools Cautín begin to implement Tutorial Relationships independently, we are thrilled to begin training teachers and students at two new schools in Chile’s spectacular south. Welcome to the learning network to the Josefina Aguirre Montenegro School of Coyhaique and the Almirante Juan José Latorre School of Chaitén!

Educación 2020 made history in 2018 by partnering with the very first "Servicio Local de Educación Pública” (SLEP) office in Barrancas, outside of Santiago. These Ministry-of-Education-run SLEP offices are the cornerstone of the Chile’s "New Public Education Law," which provides fairer distribution of resources and personnel to public schools. Establishing their commitment to educational innovation, three vulnerable public schools administered by the Barrancas SLEP office worked with Educación 2020 to launch Tutorial Relationships in November of 2018. The first step in implementing the 18-month Tutorial Relationships program is training the “pioneer” group of teachers, followed by “pioneer” students. 

We feel very privileged to be the first teachers in Barrancas to be trained in this methodology, which I think will contribute to changing our public education system.” -Nicole Bascuñán, Sor Teresa de Los Andes School

 

Highlights from our work on the ground in vulnerable schools

 

New project launch: “ #aMezclarse: More Diversity, Better Education!”

Funded by the European Union, this project will strengthen the right of the migrant community in Antofagasta to a quality education through community awareness building,  teacher training, student advocacy workshops, and the creation of a multisectoral network of education stakeholders.  Check out the project website to learn more!  www.educacion2020.cl

Boeing Inspires Tomorrow’s Innovators in Chile

At the end of 2018, Educación 2020 wrapped up a program that brought Project Based Learning (PBL) to 5th and 6th graders at three vulnerable schools in Santiago. Generously funded by The Boeing Company, this initiative promoted innovative STEM learning and the development of 21st Century skills.  Through a series of weekly workshops held at each school, 30 teachers learned to utilize PBL to better engage students. In addition to linking PBL instruction to national curriculum, teachers learned how to create integrated projects that align with Gold Standard PBL as defined by the internationally recognized Buck Institute for Education. Noelia Acosta, a 5th grader from the Guillermo Zañartu school shared her own positive experience. “It was fun and I was able to learn. I feel that with this I learn more than in the classroom. I would like for us to continue implementing PBL!”

Highlights from our public policy work

Education is Not a Prize

On Yanuary of this year we launched the campaign #LaEducaciónNoEsPremio (www.noespremio.com) (Education is Not a Prize) in response to the government's recent proposal to walk back reforms designed to create a more inclusive education system. This campaign has garnered over 6,000 signatures to date, including many elected officials and education experts.

 We raised our voices in Congress

 As well-respected as experts in their field, members of our Education Policy team were invited to present on a variety of topics in the halls of Congress throughout the year. Among others, Educación 2020 advocated for changes to a proposed “Safe Classrooms” law,  and fought for the incorporation of more resources and better student/teachers ratios into a proposal for universal daycare.

 Supporting young activists throughout Latin America

 In 2018, Educación 2020 implemented the “Laboratorio de Incidencia Ciudadana (LIIC),” (International Laboratory of Citizen Advocacy) in Panama. Funded by the United Nations Development Program and Chile’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the project allowed fifty young people to spend five months developing advocacy skills and creating projects designed to spark change in their own communities. These students then presented “19 Proposals for 2019” -- a report including suggestions on how to improve Panama’s education system --  to candidates in the country’s upcoming presidential election.

Supporting regional cooperation on education reform

The Latin American Education Network (REDUCA), a coalition of civil society organizations from 14  countries, held its VII Annual Assembly in the Dominican Republic in 2018. Educación 2020 is a leading member of the coalition, and supported its renewed commitment to improve learning outcomes for children throughout Latin America.

Highlights from our leadership team

Mario Waissbluth presents his book in Argentina

One of Educación 2020’s founders, Mario Waissbluth, toured the region in 2018 to promote his acclaimed book “Education for the 21st Century: the Latin American Challenge.” In Buenos Aires, Waissbluth discussed the challenges confronted by the education systems of the region and how public policy should be constructed to address them

Coming full circle: Matías Reeves steps up as President of the Board

Another of Educación 2020’s founders, Matías Reeves, assumed the role of President of the Board of Directors in 2018. Matías, who studied industrial engineering and the University of Chile and received a masters in public policy from the London School of Economics, has big plans for the future of the organization. “A new phase is coming for us to continue advocating for, challenging, and rethinking the education that Chile needs,” said Reeves.

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Back in March, we shared the exciting news that Educación 2020 made history by partnering with the very first "Servicio Locales de Educación Pública” (SLEP) office in Barrancas, outside of Santiago. These Ministry-of-Education-run SLEP offices are the cornerstone of the Chile’s "New Public Education Law," which provides fairer distribution of resources and personnel to public schools. We have exciting news to share about this project!

Establishing their commitment to educational innovation, three vulnerable public schools administered by the Barrancas SLEP office worked with Educación 2020 to launch Tutorial Relationships in November of 2018. Tutorial Relationships is an educational movement that builds learning networks based on dialogue, reflection and community. Students learning through Tutorial Relationships demonstrate improved self-confidence, critical thinking, reading comprehension, and communication skills. Your contributions have helped to bring about this change!

The first step in implementing the 18-month Tutorial Relationships program is training the “pioneer” group of teachers, followed by “pioneer” students. Here is a sneak peak of what educators are saying about their experience during the first few weeks of workshops.

“I think it’s very valuable to break down these barriers that many times we have as teachers, and to understand that students have the capacity to teach, that they can build their own learning processes and those of others. We feel very privileged to be the first teachers in Barrancas to be trained in this methodology, which I think will contribute to changing our public education system.” -Nicole Bascuñán, Sor Teresa de Los Andes School

“We are truly very motivated after this week. We already want to begin training others in our school community because we believe that this is a way to ensure that all students learn.”                                                        -Sandra Fuentes, Pedagogical Director of the Doctor Treviso Girardi School 

“We have incorporated Tutorial Relationships as a learning tool because we think it’s important that Chile’s new public education system dare to innovate, breaking the paradigm that only certain people can teach. With the support of Educación 2020, we are proving that in Barrancas everyone can be protagonists of both learning and teaching.”                                    -Marcelo Segura, Director of the SLEP office in Barrancas 

None of this would be possible without the help of supporters like you. Thank you again, and happy holidays!

Abrazo,

The Educación 2020 Team

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Happy September!

“Everyone can be both a learner and a teacher!” This was the conclusion of community members who attended the Mega Learning Festival at the Pontifico Menor School in Santiago´s Las Condes neighborhood to learn more about the “Tutorial Relationships” methodology. This festival brought together 180 students and teachers from schools throughout Santiago that are implementing Tutorial Relationships in partnership with Educación 2020 and through the generosity of donors like you.  

Let’s hear from one of the attendees that experienced Tutorial Relationships for the first time! Exequiel Vargas is an English teacher at the Municipal High School of SalamancaHe shares:

"When they invited us, I thought I was coming to a seminar.  I even brought a notebook to write things down. When we sat in a circle and I saw the students explaining the Tutorial Relationships topics they had prepared, I thought-- it looks like something different is going to happen here! It was incredible when I saw that the tables were turning and a student was going to teach me. At that point I left my distrust aside, and I ended up having an unforgettable experience.

I chose a topic called “What is your favorite sport?” that was offered by a nine-year-old girl. I thought it would have to do with P.E., but when the tutoring session began, she asked me questions like “how much would I spend buying 10 athletic shirts that cost $19,000 pesos each?” Then I understood that it was a topic related to mathematics.

She did not let me use a notebook so I had to do mental math (which I had not done in years!) At first it was difficult, but she took pauses, guided me, and made sure that I understood before moving on to the next challenge. At one point, I forgot our age difference. To put it simply, she taught and I learned.

It was an enriching experience, because I also learned about a new way of teaching that I can apply in my classes, and it will allow me to have more visual contact and conversation with my students. I think that the Tutorial Relationships methodology can be the beginning of a radical change in the Chilean education system." 

Thank you for being a part of this change!

Un abrazo, 

The Educación 2020 Team

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Dear friend, 

We are thrilled to report that our expansion of the Tutorial Relationships methodology continues at full speed ahead because of donors like you!  We bring educational innovation to at-risk public schools, and each time we enter a school, we begin to see the inspiring transformation experienced by these students. For the first time, students become the protagonists of their own learning process, and time after time we hear how much more interested they are in being in the classroom! Tutorial Relationships emphasizes 21st Century skills like critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, and communication. This approach provides vulnerable students the tools they need to connect with professional opportunities in the future and better navigate the world outside of work as well.

In May, the Escuela de Salamanca school in northern Chile got on board with Tutorial Relationships. Pioneer tutors there (both teachers and students) are now being trained and are on their way to full implementation with peers in the months to come. Your donations help Educación 2020 train our pioneer students and teachers in this UN-backed methodology, and then they take ownership of the process from there! 

In June, the schools Tierra de Esperanza, María Alvarado Garai, and Escuela Manuel Anabalón Sáez in Chile's southern Panguipulli region joined our Tutorial Relationships network and are already excited about the changes to come.  We will be back in touch soon with an update about how this innovation is changing the learning paradigm for students from vulnerable communities and reconnecting them to a love of learning.

Thank you again for your generious support, we could not do this without you!

 

Un abrazo, 

El equipo de Educación 2020

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After a lovely South American summer, students in Chile are back in the classroom and ready for an exciting year!  On March 1, Chile began the implementation of its iconic "New Public Education Law."  This legislation brings public schools  under the administration of the Ministry of Education instead of individual municipalities with widely varying resources and expertise. Public schools will be managed by regional offices called "Servicios Locales de Educación (SLE)."  Educación 2020 has partnered with the very first SLE office in Barrancas, which is known for its committment to educational innovation.  Through this partnership, Educación 2020 will implement Tutorial Relationships in three vulnerable schools in the Barrancas district during the 2018 school year. Tutorial Relationships is an educational movement that builds learning networks based on dialogue, reflection and community.  Students learning through Tutorial Relationships demonstrate improved self-confidence, critical thinking, reading comprehension, and communication skills.   Educación is currently training 400 teachers throughout the country to revolutionize their classrooms through Tutorial Relationships, and with your help we will be able to continue this exciting process! 

Thank you for your continued support.

 

Un abrazo, 

 

The Educación 2020 Team

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Location: Santiago, RM - Chile
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