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Mexico DOT began operations in 2009 in Puebla with TeachUp Program! to benefit ten primary and secondary public support and government partners. As the program grew, more schools were included in Puebla and TeachUp Program! spread to other states like Aguascalientes, Veracruz, San Luis Potosi and Jalisco. Mexico DOT has used the support of the government and the Ministry of Education to ensure a partnership that will allow the Program TeachUp! Work closely with government and education to shape the growth and experience of normal school graduates.
Through this partnership, DOT Mexico has become an integral part of teacher preparation model, and the program works to prepare new teachers to enter the classroom equipped with the XXI century technology skills and learning strategies based on projects. Through this model, DOT not only empowers future generations of teachers with the skills they need to integrate their students, but these maestos also work one on one with teachers in service to increase their technological knowledge and build a foundation of skills XXI century in public schools. Government support has enabled Mexico DOT impact a greater number of teachers who serve a greater number of schools involving students in learning and preparing XXI century in a world driven by technology.
Technical Secondary 3
Your Country, Your State Natural Areas Your City
In October, Professor Ignacio Mancilla designed a lesson plan on "the natural resources of Mexico, Aguascalientes and Your Town" using Google Earth. Usually, such a class would be taught using common geographic maps showing the various natural areas in Mexico and Aguascalientes. However, Professor Mancilla wanted to present the subject in such a way that students could view, interact with and understand and make the class more attractive. After collaborating with TeachUp Fellow! René Vega, Professor Mancilla decided that Google Earth would be the perfect tool for that lesson.
Using Google Earth, the teacher placed Mancilla natural areas of Mexico after Aguascalientes and after Arteaga Pavilion. To complement the presentation, Professor Mancilla included relevant information about natural areas using ActivInspire and Promethean interactive whiteboard. During the presentation the students were very excited to see their country, state and city and thus allowing them to see how each area was really natural instead of seeing them only as colors or images on a map. Students were more involved in the lesson and could appreciate better the subject. Furthermore, this activity encouraged students to appreciate the vast environmental diversity of the country, state and city as Google Earth made it more tangible for them despite being in a classroom.
After the presentation, students were asked to investigate two specific natural areas, the Sierra Fria and El Sabinal, located in Aguascalientes. Each student used the ClassmatePCs, allowing them to perform an additional independent task using computers and navigating in Google Earth alone. The use of PCs complemented the presentation of Professor Mancilla perfectly, since students were inspired and were eager to learn more about the natural areas of Mexico. By allowing students to use these tools to complete their projects, the teacher Mancilla developed collaborative skills, critical thinking and group communication, which are vital for success in the twenty-first century.
In essence, this activity represents how the use of technology in schools can finally transcend beyond the classroom by allowing students not only displayed, but also interact with virtual maps actual entire country. Thus, the theme of the class became more tangible for students and were inspired to pay attention, participate actively and seek to know more. In the end this activity helped Professor Mancilla you reach your goal of capturing the attention of their students and bring innovation to its class.
DOT Mexico Program Fosters the Next Generation of Teachers
Began operations in Mexico DOT 2009 in Puebla With The TeachUp! Program to benefit ten primary and secondary public schools and partners with government support. As the program grew, more schools were added in Puebla and theTeachUp! Program was extended to other states such as Aguascalientes, Veracruz, San Luis Potosi, and Jalisco. DOT Mexico has leveraged the support of the government and the Ministry of Education in to secure a partnership that allows the TeachUp! Program to work hand in hand with government and education officials to shape the growth and expertise of pre-service teachers.
Through this partnership, DOT Mexico has become an integral part of the teacher preparation model, and the program works to prepare new teachers to enter the classroom equipped with 21st century technology skills and project-based learning strategies. Through this model, DOT not only empowers future generations of teachers with the skills they need to engage their students, but these teachers also work one-on-one with current educators to increase their technology knowledge and create a foundation of 21st century skills within public schools. government support has allowed DOT Mexico to impact a greater number of teachers who go on to serve a greater number of schools engaging students in 21st century learning and preparing them to succeed in a technology-driven world.
"Tecnica 3" Secondary School
Your Country, State and City Natural Zones
In October, Mr. Ignacio Mancilla designed a lesson plan on 'The Natural Riches of Mexico, Aguascalientes and Your City" using Google Earth. Typically, such a lesson would be taught using basic geographical maps that situate the various natural zones in Mexico and Aguascalientes. However, Mr. Mancilla wanted to present the material in such a way that students could visualize, interact with and understand better so as to make the lesson more captivating for students. After collaborating with TeachUp! Intern Rene Vega, Mr. Mancilla decided that Google Earth would be the perfect tool for such a lesson.
Using Google Earth, Mr. Mancilla located Mexico's natural zones, followed by Aguascalientes and Pabellon de Arteaga. To complement this presentation, Mr. Mancilla included relevant information about the natural zones using ActivInspire and his interactive Promethean Board. Throughout the presentation students were excited about viewing their country, state and city in this way as it enabled them to see what each natural zone really looked like rather than seeing it through colors or pictures on a map. The students were more engaged in the lesson and also better able to appreciate the topic of discussion. Moreover, this activity encouraged students to appreciate the vast environmental diversity of their country, state, and city as using Google Earth made it feel more tangible to them, even while sitting in a classroom.
After the presentation students were tasked with researching two natural zones, Sierra Fria and El Sabinal, which are located in Aguascalientes. They each used ClassmatePCs, which enabled students to complete additional independent work using their computers and navigating Google Earth on their own. Using the PCs complemented Mr. Mancilla's presentation perfectly, as students became inspired by Google Earth and eager to know more about Mexico's natural zones. By allowing the students to then utilize these tools to complete their own project, Mr. Mancilla developed the class's collaboration, critical thinking and communication skills, which are vital for success in a 21st century world.
In essence, this activity represents how the use of technology in schools can ultimately transcend the borders of the classroom in allowing students not only to visualize, but also to interact with real virtual maps of their entire country. As such, the topic of the lesson became more tangible to the students and they were inspired to pay attention, participate actively, and seek to know more. Ultimately, this activity helped Mr. Mancilla to achieve his goal of capturing the attention of his students and infusing innovation into his classroom.