Two major Spanish institutions, Telefónica Foundation and “la Caixa” Foundation, joined their forces and their experience, both in in the field of education and child care, to create ProFuturo under the belief that digital education is a extremely powerful tool to improve the quality of education worldwide and a great tool to reach the most vulnerable.
ProFuturo combines educational resources for primary school children -accessible through a digital learning platform- with teacher training, educational assistance and technical support, and a monitoring and evaluation system to measure and assess the impact of the programme. If needed, ProFuturo also provides schools with technological equipment.
ProFuturo adapts its work to the different contexts and has 3 main intervention models: a Comprehensive Model, that addresses key elements to achieve educational quality; a Humanitarian Context Model, adapted to educational needs in emergency contexts; and a Massive Open Digital Education Model that offers open educational content, accessible online, and virtual or in-person teacher training courses.
From the evaluations and researches carried out, we have evidence that the programme helps bridging the digital divide; improves teachers' and students' motivation, transforms class management and improves the acquisition of skills.
By the end of 2022 ProFuturo has benefited (directly and indirectly) around 27 million children and trained 1,3 million teachers in 45 countries. Furthermore ProFuturo's Digital Competencies Self-Assessment Tool, developed in collaboration with CIEB Brazil, and launched in 2022, has reached more than 11K teachers worldwide that have measured their competence level and received suggested training itineraries.
For the coming years ProFuturo's priorities are: to sucessfully migrate to and deploy a new LMS platform (Moodle based), working on the sustainability of the programme (searching for partners at local and global level that contribute to its continuity) and contributing with our experience and evidence to the global public debate on the need of a digital transformation of education.
ProFuturo´s Educational Resources for students and its online teacher training courses are available, for free, on its website: https://profuturo.education/en/resources-teachers/
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