Covid-19 created an unprecedented scenario in education due to limited internet access and teachers’ limited knowledge on online tools, mostly affecting the 38.2 million students in the public schooling system. The World Bank’s latest report stated that the extended closure of Brazilian schools may impact 70% of students in their ability to understand simple texts upon finishing elementary school.
By the end of 2020 more than 80% of teachers from the Brazilian public system stated that Whatsapp was their only or main tool for communicating with students during the pandemic. It's the most common, free and low data usage available tool. A collection of “Content Pills” for K-12 education was produced by the participating educators to be sent via Whatsapp, giving teachers a reliable source on content aligned to the Brazilian Curriculum Requirements (Base Nacional Comum Curricular - BNCC).
We adapted our online training methodology to train teachers in techniques on social emotional skills and how to teach remotely. In a simple, but not simplistic, and scalable way, putting teachers on the center of this transformation, we: 1- Supported educators on the entire back to school dynamics whether remote, hybrid or in person; 2- Improved effectiveness on curriculum implementation, guaranteeing BNCC standards; 3- Expanded our teaching community for sharing experiences and best practices.
The project was implemented in 2020, in 2 municipalities and expanded to 12 with funding by the Lemann Foundation & Imaginable Futures Alliance. Successfully implemented, it reached over 1,500 educators directly and 40,000 students indirectly.
In 2021, Brazil remains at the peak of the pandemic, with the worst impacts still ahead of us. Our project aims to support educators in the back-to-school dynamics, whether 100% remote, hybrid or in person, impacting 5 times the amount of teachers this year. We have already implemented in a municipality with 3,000 teachers.
In 3 years, we envision this methodology being a part of teachers’ routines, in which they deliver the basic content to students beforehand, allowing them to use classroom time for deeper discussions, increasing quality educatio
It’s really simple! If you want to access the collection of “Content Pills” just go to www.euensino.com.br/acervo-de-pilulas and join our community. If you are interested in purchasing or understanding more about the project implementation, please send us an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.