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Ambassador, Advisory

Andrea Buffara

Brazil

Lifelong educator and entrepreneur. COO of Gamut Education that provides consulting services to schools. Founder and current pedagogical director of Escola Americana de Vitoria.

Why do you want to be a part of the HundrED Community?

I identify with Hundred’s mission and values. I believe that a high-quality education is a great equalizer in the world and should be available to all. I seek to provide this in my community and want to be part of a global community of like-minded people who are willing to share their expertise and innovations in order to help children develop to their fullest potential all over the world.

How can education support students to flourish?

The goal of an education is to afford people the opportunity to develop into good workers and and good citizens and lead fulfilling lives. A high quality education allows students to develop skills, knowledge and understandings to tackle life. This generation needs quite a different skillset than previous generations to tackle the demands of the 21st century.

What role does innovation play in education change?

The education sector both needs to use and teach innovation in classrooms. Schools need to explore new and better ways to educate students who will then in turn use new skill sets to become the next generation of innovators the world needs. Innovation drives change and improves the education of the world's children.

Three HundrED innovations you love. (and Why?)

Chatta. It is a great resource to develop oral language, vocabulary, writing, and memory skills. Hello Ruby. It is an open-source computational thinking program for young learners. It fuses technology with storytelling. Lessons are amazing. Nudel Kart- the idea behind this kart is to provide students with loose parts to create anything they want.

Three innovations you would love for HundrED to know about. (and Why?)

Imagination Playground Blocks. These are blue blocks made from lightweight foam. Encourage free and open play. LIV- Laboratório de Intelligencia e Vida . This is a social-emotional curriculum developed in Brazil for schools. Systematic lessons are planned for teachers so it is easy for teachers to execute. Finch Robots- programmable robots. May use a variety of platforms and coding languages.