Support Montessori Communities in Puerto Rico

by Instituto Nueva Escuela
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Support Montessori Communities in Puerto Rico
Support Montessori Communities in Puerto Rico
Support Montessori Communities in Puerto Rico
Support Montessori Communities in Puerto Rico
Support Montessori Communities in Puerto Rico
Support Montessori Communities in Puerto Rico
Support Montessori Communities in Puerto Rico
Support Montessori Communities in Puerto Rico
Support Montessori Communities in Puerto Rico

Instituto Nueva Escuela's (INE) mission is to accompany, train and serve communities in Puerto Rico through public Montessori education to develop prepared human beings that contribute to the common good.

We train public school staff in Montessori curriculum, work hand in hand with the communities and provide them resources and strategies to empower them and to help them thrive.

Thanks to the generosity of donors like you INE has faced the challenges of the pandemic and continued to be there for the Montessori public school community in order to give continuity to the high quality education all its students deserve. The collaborative work with the communities have strengthened successful initiatives, such as:

  • Montessori at Home: This project that was born out of the Covid-19 emergency keeps growing stronger and now includes educational guides to help the teachers, assistants and even families in the important task of working with children and youth in their home environment. These guides are available online for all the levels from Infants to High School.
  • Cajitas Viajeras: Thanks to many donors and alliances, our amazing assistants could make "Montessori materials" adapted for the students to use at home. These materials, mostly made out of laminated cardstock, replicate the ones available in the classrooms and support academic areas like geography, geometry, psychomotor skills, movement, practical life, music, language and mathematics. The packages also includesd books, pencils and other instruments depending on the student level. 
  • Virtual Montessori Courses: For the first time in INE's history Montessori courses were taught online. An evaluation made by the participants show that 94% were satisfied with the work of the facilitators and resources, highlighting as positive aspects their punctuality, commitment, fulfillment of the agenda and the offer of rich material while 99% evaluated the virtual courses as a good experience.
  • "Casa Familiar" Online: Through the Casa Familiar strategy INE has been serving families who have been impacted by any circumstances that affect their wellbeing. During the pandemic professionals from Casa Familiar have been offering music therapy, recreational activities, yoga, telepsychology among other services using the technology. This summer the project was selected by the Director of the External Resources Division, Mrs. Mariela Cabán from the PR Department of Justice as one of the most successful projects.

Now more than ever, the continuity of the education of the students in public Montessori schools is a matter of social justice and equity and we are gratetful to have you in our side for this important task. 

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Through INE’s Montessori Project, we work with community leaders, public schools teachers and parents who have decided to resist the ongoing closure of small community schools and transform these schools into excellent Montessori education programs. In august 2019, we received eight (8) new school communities in our program. The program consists of:

a) Establish collective and participative government methodology to the public sector where teachers, school principals, families and community members together to make school decisions and are committed to those.

b) Provide Montessori—an academic project based on a proven human development science that leads to the formation of an academically well-prepared beings committed to the common good. Montessori establishes high standards, embraces diversity and develops a school peace culture.

c) Provides teacher and assistant Montessori training program, not available to teachers in PR before.

d) Establish strong parent participation methodology by which schools “enroll families” not children alone- the family is integrated into the Montessori education program through: Montessori parents education by which the science of development is shared with them, parents are the first candidates when hiring assistant teachers in the schools, and are part of the participative governance through the Parents Committees established in each school.
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Instituto Nueva Escuela (INE) aims to contribute to strengthening and transforming public education in Puerto Rico by training teachers and assistants in Montessori philosophy. Currently, INE is the only existing and accredited institution that offers training and coaching in Montessori philosophy and methodology in Puerto Rico. By training teachers and assistants, INE promotes the public education and social transformation of the communities surrounding the schools.  Citizens become part of a social movement that promotes excellence in education for parents and students.  

As the 2018-19 academic year comes to a close so is this specific project. Having been able to secure the posotion of 194 Montessori teachers and assistants and certified them in Montessori filosophy. Mothers and fathers, members of the communities which now work in the same school where their children go to get an education. This way strengthening their respective communities.

Though the challenges we face to reconstruct and redesign our island are still present we move foward with hope.  Our next step is directed toward funding our schools transformation program.

 

Thank you for being part of Puerto Rico’s education transformation!



School by school, we aim to build stronger communities. 
 

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Instituto Nueva Escuela (INE) aims to contribute to strengthening and transforming public education in Puerto Rico by training teachers and assistants in Montessori philosophy. Currently, INE is the only existing and accredited institution that offers training and coaching in Montessori philosophy and methodology in Puerto Rico. By training teachers and assistants, INE promotes the public education and social transformation of the communities surrounding the schools.  Citizens become part of a social movement that promotes excellence in education for parents and students.  

The year 2019 started with the governor signing the Law 277, which let to the historic creation of SAEM historic creation of SAEM (Auxiliary Secretariat of Montessori Education by its Spanish Acronym) in the Department of Education in Puerto Rico.  This is the first place in the world to pass a law that makes Montessori education accessible for all students in the country.  Our visibility has helped to reach out to other organizations and receive volunteer work in schools’ communities.

The economic recovery process of Puerto Rico will continue to challenge our mission. That is why we would like to secure the positions of our 194 teachers assistants.  Many of our assistants are school’s community members, single women and heads of family. The community around our school is highly involved in every process. The assistants recruited are mostly from communities nearby. Instituto Nueva Escuela (INE) is responsible for maintaining these jobs and keeping up their training process. The assistants get trained to implement changes in the traditional curriculum areas in Math and Language. 

 

Thank you for being part of Puerto Rico’s education transformation!

 

School by school, we aim to build stronger communities.

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At this time of the year, concluding a 2018 full of challenges, INE is pleased to inform that we have achieved to maintain all of our 194 Montessori Guides' Assistants in their classrooms during all year long.  This year 2018 was very difficult by the passage of the Hurricane Maria though Puerto Rico, but we did it with your help and the effort of all those communities and persones comitted with our cause.

We made it through 2018, but we can't lower the guard as the long-term repercussions on the government and the ecnomy of Puerto Rico will continue affecting us and theatening our mission. 

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Instituto Nueva Escuela

Location: Rio Piedras - Puerto Rico
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Twitter: @INEmontessoripr
Project Leader:
Sheila Cruz Martinez
San Juan, Puerto Rico

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