The Ministry of Information and
Communication Technology through the program Computers for Schools
(Computadores para educar), began an ambitious and innovative
strategy for integrating the stages of computer delivery with the
training of 28,000 teachers in schools in the countrywide.
To achieve the purpose of the national
government, there will be a professional team of 2,300 ICT managers,
who are linked with universities and schools that won the public
tender, which has as objective the supply of computers in every
education center and training to teachers in ICT skills, in order to
improve classroom practices.
Managers are professionals in the areas
of education and technology, with experience in developing social
projects. The challenge of this group will be to motivate and
transfer the knowledge to teachers so that they can take technologies
as tools that enhance the learning of children. The process at each
school will begin in mid-August.
To advance this work, since Monday 23
July until 3 August, Computers for Schools program will be leading
institutions and universities, selected in different regions of the
country, in working sessions that will qualify their knowledge to
develop work with teachers.
"The coverage of this strategy
covers all over the country, reaching more than 28,000 official
educational centers, located in 1,123 municipalities", said ICT
Minister Diego Molano Vega, noting that this strategy will be
implemented in the next three years , during which 400,000 terminals
will be delivered, benefiting mainly the sectors of the population
with the highest degree of vulnerability.
(Source: MINTIC – Colombia)