miércoles, 27 de noviembre de 2019

EDCT – A Global Educational Ecosystem



“The teachers  must remember they’re educating for life,” Proffessor María Elena Gracia underlines. She is a specialist in training, study plan design, and educational management with the Technological University of Chile’s INACAP. “And educating for life means to teach our students to solve practical problems and prepare them for continuing to learn,” she explains.


The master-ddegree proffessor and graduated teacher on Castilian Language at reputated universities in the South-American country speaks firmly on her conceptions but tender on her directions, an attitude that catches the attention of her colleagues instantaneously.


Mrs Gracia was in Sullana, Peru, holding a conference in November 18th and workshops in Piura, Peru, between November 20th to 23rd mainly addressed to teachers and Education students with the purpose of exploring the benefits of critic and creative thinking in the classroom. “Our challenge as teachers is teaching our students to think, for they not to fear finding different ways to solve problems, and we can’t say which way is better or worst but to integrate all those ways to build learning,” the professor comments as she gets ready for addressing her colleagues.


The visit of María Elena Gracia is one of the training activities organized by EducatecNorte (EDCT), a Sullana-based little company which purpose is to promote the occupational formation and the continuous professional improvement, focused on powering and updating the skills of people in their jobs.


Established in 2017, EDCT has been focused initially on teaching sector, and it projects to enlarge its products and services to other proffessions and occupations in the mid-term, under the aegis of the transformating education. “It’s about to acquire new learnings for your life into the environment where you are developing it, even the adequate conditions get provided,” its manager David Piedra Córdova defines.


Transformating Education
The reason why EDCT has started to train and update teachers is because Piedra, as well as his partner  Araceli Montero Carcelén, are teachers too and specialists in training, and they found one day that the educational trends globally needed to step forward, or beside at least, from the advances of knowledge and technology worldwide.


Then, they conceived their work model as a kind of mycro-universe, and they are developing the conception of global educational ecosystem now. “We say it’s an ecosystem because each component in our learning process interacts each one another, meaning you don’t learn monothematically, but sometimes one only event can generate different lessons,” Piedra explains.


“And when you set up those learnings into an educational experience that works into your nearest as well as around-the-world environment, then we tag it as functional and global,” Montero adds.


Both teachers are convinced not only about the power of in-person formative activities but they also believe in the power of new technologies to spread the message that can develop or discover inside a room, what became them to implement a virtual classroom available on its website, www.educatecnorte.org


“When we started, we addressed first to our colleagues in Sullana or piura, but awhen we entered the Internet, participants from other parts where we never were presentially began to appear, such as Arequipa, Cajamarca, or outside Peru, still,” Piedra comments.


Expansion to other proffessional fields
Recently, EDCT has offered intense update workshops for teachers who were to pass the upgrade or undeffinitive contract evaluation inside the Teaching Public Career, the Peruvian system for economic promotions to the ones efforting to perfectionate beyond their first diploma. “These are exhausting journeys,” Montero points out. “But the results are satisfactory and many colleagues get very thankful because of the job we have done.” Also, they are sharing constantly news regarding the educational agenda on their Facebook fanpage.


Now, they are beginning to seek other professional areas as the public health or the business management to find updating demands their workers have and make activities resulting them attractive and advantageous. Inclusive, they have begun to build partnerships with other organizations to enlarge its impact and certify the achievement of the people trained in their ecosystem.


In fact, the workshops they didwith teachers are endorsed by the Piura’s Regional Bureau of Education, and based upon that successful work, they hope to ally with other professional academies and government bureaus, or colleges for making possible their dream, keeping the same work charisma – hard learning, affective processes.


Learn to think, caring the environment
The other EDCT accent is promoting the critic and creative thinking through all its activities, beginning from teaching/learning processes in the classroom. So, it is guarantee it has born from the criteria diversity put to talk respectfully, constructively, instead than a rigid conception to be learned literally, and addressing to efficience and innovation as the most adequate state-of-the-art. “Largerly, newly is how we are going to evolve as nearby and global society,” Araceli Montero speaks.


But EDCT also feels to have a very strong commitment with the real environment where the learning processes are built, so in that sense it wants to give a very special emphases to environmental education, not only inside the classroom but at the level of the community we see face-to-face and that another one we contact on the social media. “It’s about offering the new generations the choice to enjoy healthy environments still, where they can continue the generation of knowledge,” David Piedra sustains.


“The education, as every human knowledge field, if it doesn’t have a sustainability criterion, it shall not find new spaces where continuing to grow, improve, and generate welfare for the whole humankind,” Montero closures.


The good is EDCT has already nursed a seed in the first target it serves, the teachers, and now, many Piedra-&-Montero’s colleagues are constantly asking for upcoming events, or which new training they are designing. That motivates them to grow and prove that, even at the educational level, it is possible to build entrepreneurships with much mystic and global projection. And the first blossoms of that seed, despite Little, are breaking out strong.

martes, 12 de noviembre de 2019

The tolerance to trash goes under proof

SULLANA CITY, Peru – The people who walked  in the evening of November 10th at the Main Square got surprised when a bunch of studs with banners on their t-shirts, with the #nolaensucies (“don’t get it dirty” in English) hashtag, began to collect the trash found in the gardens around the traditional pond – Could be they municipal employees?  Could they belong to any NGO?  What kind of activism could it be?


The answer is they belong to the Marketing & Companies Management’s 1st Cycle at Piura’s César Vallejo University (UCV as its acronyme in Spanish) who submitted the attendance to a kind of social lab for having first imppressions before the fact of throwing trash or seeing the already existent one at a public space, and the reactions have been mixed, from the full indifference to the fact that many persons recorded  them with their cellphones or even they took selfies.


The flashmob-format activity consisted in four dudes gathering the trash, followed by other two with posters where “Is this the Sullana that you want?” can be read leading a collage created with the own gathered trash at the Main Square during 7 days of observation, and the #nolaensucies hashtag as a footer, the UCV’s students Francesco Navarrete and Nicolás Silva explained.


“It left me a big impression because the people of Sullana is very indifferent to the fact of the pollution in their own city,” Silva commented. “But I hope that due to our work, we get some awareness  in them.” In his side, Navarrete ranked the experience as “very good” because it is a way to educate the people about the problem “and a thing I noticed is we reached to persons from different procedence in one only space,” the student stressed.


“I think we have to repeat it and continuing to fight for a clean city,” he astated.  The activation was recorded on video for both studs to analyse the reactions of the persons, so they can have more judgement elements at the time to measure the possible impact, and planning which following actions-to-ddo may be.


Although #nolaensucies  is, in the beginning, an academic project, its promoters did not discard to make new interventions in other spaces of the city, but they declined to reveal which ones and when they will be to guarantee the surprise factor. They only teased  they will look for those ones where there is a lot of attendance, and they requested  other people to summon by using the hashtag, replying the experience in their own communities.

La tolerancia a la basura es puesta a prueba

CIUDAD DE SULLANA – La gente que paseaba el domingo 10 al anochecer en la Plaza de Armas quedó sorprendida cuando un grupo de jóvenes con carteles en sus camisetas con la etiqueta #nolaensucies comenzó a recoger la basura que se encontraba en los jardines alrededor de la pileta: ¿serán empleados de la municipalidad? ¿acaso pertenecerán a alguna ONG? ¿a qué grupo juvenil pertenecerán?


La respuesta es que se trataba de estudiantes del I ciclo de la escuela de Marketing y Dirección de Empresas de  la Universidad César Vallejo (UCV) de Piura quienes sometieron a la concurrencia a una especie de laboratorio social para capturar primeras impresiones ante el hecho de tirar basura o ver la ya existente en un espacio público, y las reacciones han sido mixtas, desde la indiferencia total hasta el hecho que varias personas les grabaron con sus celulares y hasta se tomaron selfies.


La actividad en formato flashmob consistió en que cuatro jóvenes recogían la basura, seguidos de otros dos con carteles en donde se podía leer “¿Esta es la Sullana que quieres?” encabezando un collage creado con la propia basura recogida en la Plaza de Armas durante siete días de observación, y al pie la etiqueta #nolaensucies, explicaron los estudiantes Francesco Navarrete y Nicolás Silva, de la UCV.


Me dejó una impresión grande ya que el pueblo de Sullana es muy indiferente hacia el tema de lo que es la contaminación de su propia ciudad” comentó Silva. “pero espero que gracias a nuestro trabajo logremos algo de consciencia en ellos”. Por su parte Navarrete calificó la experiencia como “muy buena porque es un modo de educar a la población sobre el problema, “y una cosa que noté es que llegamos a personas de diferente procedencia en un solo espacio”, anotó el estudiante.


“Pienso que tenemos que repetirla y seguir luchando por tener una ciudad limpia”, afirmó Navarrete. La activación ha sido grabada en video para que ambos universitarios analicen las reacciones de las personas y puedan tener mayores elementos de juicio a la hora de medir el posible impacto y programar cuáles serían las siguientes acciones que se pueden realizar.



Aunque #nolaensucies es, en principio, un proyecto académico, sus organizadores no descartaron realizar nuevas intervenciones en otros espacios de la ciudad, pero declinaron revelar cuáles y en qué momento serán para garantizar el factor sorpresa; solo adelantaron que buscarán aquéllos donde exista una gran concurrencia de población y pidieron que otras personas se sumen usando el hashtag replicando la experiencia en sus propias comunidades.


viernes, 25 de octubre de 2019

FACTORTIERRA y UNF se unen para educar sobre el cáncer de mama

CIUDAD DE SULLANA – Especialistas en salud sostienen que el cáncer de mama es uno de los que causa más muertes en mujeres a lo largo del Perú y del mundo, pero también es uno que puede tratarse con éxito si se detecta a tiempo, y todo gracias al autoexamen.  Por eso, nuevamente la Universidad Nacional de Frontera (UNF) convocó al obstetra Marco Paulini Espinoza, nuestro coordinador de ciencia y salud pública, para que eduque a la comunidad sobre estos temas.


Es importante que toda mujer, desde que comienza la pubertad, acostumbre a observar sus mamas, conocerlas muy íntimamente, identificando su forma anatómica normal para poder determinar cuándo comenzaría a presentar una alteración”, explicó.


 “Es de vital importancia autoexaminarse las mamas en forma periódica para ver cualquier cambio en la forma o consistencia, además palpárlas haciendo recorridos en el sentido de las manecillas del reloj y detectar cualquier bulto extraño que no estaba antes allí”, recordó Paulini. “Si eso pasa, lo siguiente es acudir de inmediato al establecimiento de salud para descartarlo”.


Nuestro compañero también subrayó el hecho de que los varones pueden desarrollar cáncer de mama, aunque no con la prevalencia que se registra en mujeres, pero aplican las mismas técnicas de detección temprana.


La sesión educativa es parte de las actividades de UNF por el mes del cáncer de mama, que se observa todos los meses de octubre a nivel mundial. “Si las mujeres aún tienen temor de autoexaminarse o acudir al establecimiento de salud más cercano para un descarte, les recuerdo que muchas mujeres famosas comparten y han compartido su testimonio, el que puede inspirarlas a tomar acción”, puntualizó el autor, estratega y bloguero sobre temas de salud sexual y reproductiva.


La colaboración de la Asociación Civil FactorTierra con UNF es parte de un compromiso educativo conjunto para acercar estos temas a audiencias en vivo, lo que permite una mayor interacción y la difusión de mensajes de fácil comprensión con el mayor rigor científico, como es el estilo de nuestra organización. Para mayor información sobre las sesiones educativas que ofrecemos, escribe a factortierra@gmail.com o a nuestras cuentas de Facebook y Twitter.

FACTORTIERRA and UNF join to educate about breast cancer

SULLANA, Peru – Health specialists sustain that the breast cancer is one of those causing most death amid women across Peru and the world, but it is also one that can be treated successfully if detected on time, and everything because of the self-test. That is why the Universidad Nacional de Frontera (UNF) summoned the Obstetrician Marco Paulini, our science and public health coordinator, for educating the community about this issue.


“It’s important that every woman, since she begins the puberty, get accostumed to watch her breasts, know them very intimately, identifying their normal anatomic shape to determine when it could present an alteration,” he explained.


“It’s vital importance to self-test the breasts  to see any change in shape or consistence, touching them too by rubbing them clockwise and detecting any strange bulge that was not there before,” Paulini reminded. “If that happens, the next step is going inmediatly to the health post to discard it.”


Our partner also underlined the fact that the males can develop breast cancer, but without the prevalence  registered in females, although  the same early detection techniques apply.


The educational session is part of the activities that UNF does for the Month of Breast Cancer, observed every October worldwide. “If women still fear to self-test or attending to the nearest health post for a discard, I remember you that many famous women share and have shared their testimony, that you can use as inspiration for taking action,” the author, strategists, and blogger about sexual and reproductive health topics pointed out.


The collaboration of Factor Tierra Civile Association and UNF is part of a joint educational commitment to put those issues close to live-audiences, what allows most interaction  and spreading easy-understanding messages with the most scientific rigor, as the style of our organization is. For more information  about the educational sessions we offer, write at factortierra@gmail.com or our Facebook and Twitter accounts.

martes, 8 de octubre de 2019

A rural school becomes trendy on Facebook

YAMANGO, Peru – The Educational Management Local Unit of Morropón’s representative school before the 10th Piura’s Congress of environmental Education is located at a rural town called Faical. It is about 20028’s that has launched a fanpage and a YouTube channel named Escuela verde, planeta verde (Green School, Green Planet), which look for promoting an environmental culture, as well as habits of healthy feeding and hygiene.


Thefanpage already adds more than 94K Likes while its YouTube channel is trying to summon the attention of its audience for having views, as FACTORTIERRA VERIFIED them. All is part of the Project Awaring new generations for caring the environment,  executed by the school’s principal Janet Pizarro Huamán, parents, an students. The project includes the management of a school orchard for improving the feeding of students, a decorative garden, cleaning campaigns, and implementation of spaces and containers for recycling. Also, handicrafts are made from recycled stuff.


The principal assures the project became the students more authonomic and passionate for discovering and researching. In the same way, she says the parents are the biggest support at school for developing it. “Our goal is the school to be a lighthouse for other people to contribute to the environment care through little actions,” she says.


She adds they are using the fanpage to estimulate other schools for launching and sharing similar projects. The 10th Congress of Environmental Education was held in Piura last October 4th, and the experience is scheduled to be shared in Colombia in 2020 representing the Peruvian Network of Researcher Teachers.

Una escuela rural se hace tendencia en Facebook

YAMANGO, Piura – La escuela representante de la Unidad de Gestión Educativa Local Morropón ante el X Congreso de Educación Ambiental de Piura se halla en una localidad rural llamada Faical. Se trata de la 20028, que ha lanzado una fanpage y un canal deYouTube denominados “Escuela verde, planeta verde”, mediante los que se busca promover una cultura ambiental, así como hábitos de alimentación saludable e higiene.


La fanpage ya acumula más de 94 mil Me Gusta, mientras que su canal de YouTube está tratando de llamar la atención de su audiencia para conseguir reproducciones, según verificó FACTORTIERRA. Todo es parte del proyecto Concienciando nuevas generaciones para el cuidado del medio ambiente, que ejecutan la directora de la escuela, Janet PizarroHuamán, padres, madres y alumnado. El proyecto incluye el manejo de un huerto escolar para mejorar la alimentación de los y las estudiantes, un jardín ornamental, campañas de limpieza, e implementación de espacios y contenedores para reciclaje. Además, se elaboran manualidades con material reciclado.


La directora asegura que el proyecto volvió a los y las estudiantes más autónomos y apasionados por descubrir e investigar. Asimismo, dijo que los padres de familia son el mayor soporte en la escuela para desarrollarlo. “Nuestro objetivo es que nuestra institución educativa sea un faro para que otras personas a través de pequeñas acciones contribuyan en el cuidado del medio ambiente”, dice.


Añade que están usando la fanpage para estimular a que otras escuelas lancen y compartan proyectos similares. El X Congreso de Educación Ambiental se desarrolló en Piura el 4 de octubre, y para 2020 está previsto que la experiencia se comparta en Colombia, representando a la Red Peruana de Docentes Investigadores.