Course on digital skills is launched for teachers of Professional Technical Education in the Pacific Alliance countries

This June 6, nearly 300 Professional Technical Education (PTE) teachers from Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru began their training process in digital skills, promoted by the OEI, which will end on August 1 with the holding of an international seminar.

The Organization of Ibero-American States for Education, Science and Culture (OEI) has begun last Tuesday, June 6, a training course in digital skills, aimed at teachers who are dedicated to the technical-professional modality of the Pacific Alliance countries: Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru.

The course, which is part of the project “Training of Professional Technical Education Teachers (ETP) in countries of the Pacific Alliance”, and which has the financial support of the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID), has the objective to promote the skills, abilities and digital competences of the participating teachers in their teaching practice, based on modules on basic computer science notions or the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in the classroom, as well as the use of digital platforms and creation of educational resources. Likewise, the participating teachers will develop some pedagogical techniques related to new technologies.

The course will conclude on August 1 with the presentation of the best intervention proposals that teachers will prepare for their educational centers —one per country— in a virtual international seminar entitled “Strengthening Digital Competences in Professional Education and Training Teachers from countries of the Pacific Alliance”.

The training has been designed and is delivered through the Ibero-American Training and Learning Institute for Cooperation of the OEI, which works jointly and in coordination with the administrations of the member countries at all levels for the implementation of this initiative.