Proposal for telework will allow the teachers of establishments dependent on the Municipal Corporation Gabriel González Videla to work with avant-garde strategies worldwide, capable of strengthening pedagogical practices and developing in their students key skills to function in the XNUMXst century.
In order to maintain the alliance with the schools and lyceums that are within the pilot associated with the Laboratory of Research and Technological Innovation for Science Education, LIITEC-ULS, is that a series of technology transfer training is being carried out for Teaching and learning experiences in science, supported by technology, remotely.
The activity was carried out with the participation of teachers and students in co-design processes of educational content in natural sciences. For such objectives, an action plan was designed in remote work scenarios that, first of all, strengthens teachers' working capacities with videoconferencing platforms (Zoom or Google Meet) and capacity-building for working with microcontrollers with STEM approach.
Regarding the training of teachers, the director of the Department of Education Municipal Corporation Gabriel González Videla, Sandra Castro, indicated: "We are extremely pleased with the possibility that our teachers, thanks to a joint effort between the Municipal Corporation Gabriel González Videla and LIITEC of the ULS, do not miss the opportunity to continue training, even in the midst of the great difficulties imposed by the health emergency due to Coronavirus Covid-19. We fully trust that the knowledge and tools acquired in this training will allow our teachers to enrich and update their mastery of new technologies, which will also contribute to enriching the educational service provided to our students. "
For his part, the Director of LIITEC, Mg. Francisco López said that the commitment as a laboratory "is to strengthen the skills of teachers, particularly in educational establishments of the Municipal Corporation Gabriel González Videla. That is why we have collaborated in strengthening their skills for remote work. Initially our activities were directly related to the work on video conference platforms, we trained 20 teachers in the use of Google Meet, based on the instructions of the Ministry of Education ”.
The academic ULS added that “we continue with the development of a project to incorporate technology in the classroom, which corresponds to the programming of small microcontrollers called micro bit, to later scale up to more complex microcontrollers, with the aim that teachers they can install projects with high technology incorporation in their classrooms ”.
Finally, one of the participants in this training and professor of Biology and Natural Sciences at the Gabriela Mistral Lyceum, Ana Karina Tapia, referred to the importance of receiving this type of help to better cope with remote work. “It was a total personal challenge for me to learn the use of new technologies and to be able to occupy them in what I love the most, which is to take classes and for my students to learn more meaningfully with something technological and practical at the same time. In this way I can promote and train my students in a more technological education for the XNUMXst century, combining the use of ICTs and the educational needs of my students. ”
For the teacher, the training was a totally surprising and gratifying experience, since she worked with innovative technological concepts and avant-garde strategies worldwide, which allow strengthening pedagogical practices and developing fundamental skills for her students to successfully enter the XNUMXst century.