A Fresh perspective

Integrated Development


Education must become part of the conversation of all of society’s stakeholders: parents, care givers, principals, educators, teachers, students, politicians, public and private sector leaders. Education must be integrated into development efforts in order to increase equity, improve standards of living, foster sustainable development, develop human capital, strengthen democratic institutions, and transmit civic and social values for generations to come. We listen, and we actively support the promotion of conversations within and among ministries and government with the private sector.

Local Capacity


The challenges facing Latin American and the Caribbean require local solutions, supported by global friends. We focus on identifying and nurturing local talent, regional collaboration, and a large global network of university consortia, experts, and public-private stakeholders. By working horizontally and vertically, we ensure long-term success.

Innovation


Textbooks provide an outline for learning, but they often go out of date. If curriculum is to be relevant, it must always evolve. We facilitate the introduction of innovative methodologies for teachers to create, adapt, and customize their own curriculum regardless of the textbooks and guides at their disposition. We introduce them to Open Educational Resources (OER) which are free, adaptable, relevant, and measurable. They can turn their outdated textbooks into a rich source of learning and innovation.

Teachers as Leaders


Teachers are the largest professionally-trained group in the world. We recognize that teachers are key to improving the quality of education and that it is important for all teachers to have access to quality initial preparation and continuing professional development. By working with them to combine their local knowledge with innovative practices, and enlisting teacher communities of practice, we build teacher leaders who, in turn, make social change a measurable, impactful reality.

Global Connections


Oversight and global curriculum and training development representing top universities in the U.S., Europe, and Latin America. Johns Hopkins University, George Mason University, and the University of Brussels. Lead professors in each university have collaborated upon a customized program meeting each country’s needs such as: ICT for teachers; professional and continuing development in teaching and learning, curriculum, mentorship, and evaluation and assessment; early childhood education; and community participation and ongoing learning.