Quito, February 7, 2019
Teachers graduate from FIDAL E-STEM course
Fundación FIDAL graduated 19 teachers from different institutions in the E-STEM Mentoring and Escalation course (Ethics, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), on Friday, February 7, in the E-STEM Laboratory that the organization implemented in its offices Quito.
For seven months, the teachers received topics related to this educational approach, which seeks that students have a holistic thinking: STEM curriculum, STEM class planning, scientific method, Office 365, Project-based learning (PBL), STEM assessment instruments . Monica Torres, an educational expert in E-STEM, was the one who gave the workshops and adapted the curriculum of the New York Academy of Sciences and the Rovira i Virgili University to the national curriculum.
FIDAL saw the need to train on this educational approach because it recognizes the role of teachers in educational transformation. That is why it strengthened creativity, developed technological and scientific competencies that will help them look at these disciplines in a comprehensive way.
Rosalía Arteaga, executive president of FIDAL, was in charge of delivering the diplomas to the graduate teachers. In addition, he emphasized that the commitment of teachers is to replicate this methodology among colleagues from the institutions they represent. At the graduation event, Arteaga thanked the company Multiciencias del Ecuador for the donation of scientific supplies for the E-STEM Classroom.