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Aula20 - Teacher Training Program

location_on Venezuela

Training & supporting teachers to transform communities during the Covid-19 pandemic

During Covid-19 pandemic, the comprehensive long-term program for K-12 teachers was adapted, so it would not be stopped during the quarantine. Teachers from urban and rural slums were reached via WhatsApp and text messages to continue their Aula20 training. Also received pedagogical & didactic tools to improve reading-writing-mathematics teaching techniques, while using information technologies.

Overview

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2010

Established

167 575

Children/users

1

Countries
Organisation
Not-for-profit
Target group
All
Updated
October 5th, 2022
"Education is a must in developing countries. Aula20 is always reinventing and adapting to the local circumstances to support and accompany teachers and students from urban and rural slums. ".
Carolina Orsini, Executive Director, Aseinc

About the innovation

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Why did you create this innovation?

Aseinc, sponsored by Chevron, created Aula20 as an alternative for the demand of updated training for teachers working in urban and rural slums, where teaching standards are constantly reported as very poor. Since 2010, the ongoing program has reached 330+ schools from remote areas and has benefited 4,7K+ resilient teachers from 6 states, improving their pedagogical strategies.

How does your innovation work in practice?

The highest grade for Venezuelan schools is 20. Aula20 aims to raise student's levels and grades through a comprehensive teacher training program, improving didactics of math, language and IT. Aula20 is a long term initiative that includes ongoing teacher training, follow-up, tools, books and school activities during a 3 year period. Aseinc's facilitators identify and train most dedicated teachers to become "Aula20 School Promoters (SP)". Each school has one SP to guide and support teachers participating. Aula20 also strengthens school managers' capacities, develops youth leadership, fosters ecological awareness, offers Aseinc's "Aulas de Paz" program (to build a culture of peace and non-violence in vulnerable schools), and leads activities to empower communities. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Aula20, was adapted to offer virtual support to school promoters and teachers. A shorter version, the subprogram “Aula20 in Pills” offered intensive workshops to teachers from remote rural areas.

How has it been spreading?

Aula20, -created and executed by Aseinc- has trained more than 4,7K teachers & facilitators, benefited 167.5K children and adolescents and has 689.4K indirect beneficiaries from 330 schools. To date, Aseinc has provided 762 training workshops, 7 national collaboratively meetings for teachers participating in the program, 51 forums including 85 forum-chats, 6 pedagogical discussion days, 18 days for school for parents and 4 days dedicated for forums for young people. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Aseinc created and delivered 39,00 Aula20 workbooks and more than a thousand electronic flyers, providing technological incentives, pedagogical and a didactic kits for teachers. Since March 2020, more than 5,200 accompaniments have been offered via WhatsApp, text messages and phone calls.

If I want to try it, what should I do?

Please contact Aseinc (Asociación para el Desarrollo de la Educación Integral y Comunitaria - Association for the Development of Comprehensive Education & Communities) to learn how to adapt Aula20 to other vulnerable communities and increase the impact in other regions. Carolina Orsini, Executive Director.

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