Educational Portal of the Americas
The Educational Portal of the Americas is a program of the Department of Human Development and Education(DHDE) of the OAS that is committed to making quality education accessible to the peoples of the Americas through the use of Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs).
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
Transcripts - Educational Portal of the Americas
Department of Human Development and Education
Executive Secretariat for Integral Development
Organization of American States
Be a meeting place where citizens of the
Americas can share resources, learn,
connect, and join forces to take concrete
actions for education and development in
Leverage ICTs to create learning opportunities through
quality academic and professional training programs, as
well as to promote collaboration through information and
knowledge building networks so that together we can
generate innovative solutions for education and
development in the Americas.
“Connecting the Americas” initiative aimed at:
“Mobilizing and sharing human resources to strengthen our
capacities for applying information and communications
technologies to human development”
Third Summit of the Americas
Quebec City, Canada in April 2001
OAS Second Inter-American Meeting of Ministers of Education
Montevideo, Uruguay in September 2001
34 OAS Member States
30,000 trained participants
180,000 registered users
+30,000 website visits per moth
+12,000 Facebook followers
The OAS General Assembly recognized the Portal as “a strategic
program for the advancement of human development and
competitiveness through professional development and
institutional capacity building.” AG / RES. 2638 (XLI-O/11)
10 years of the
• Education Professionals
• Government Officials
• Policy Makers
• Civil Society Leaders
Participants by Region
• Caribbean 15%
• South America 56%
• Central America 14%
• North America 15%
Participants by Gender
• Women 58% • Men 42%
1. Academic programs and professional training courses
offered online and in blended learning formats
2. Networks and virtual communities to promote dialogue and
3. Technical cooperation missions to strengthen institutional
1. Courses and programs
+ 30 courses and programs in Spanish, English, Portuguese and
French in areas that are key to the integral development of the
• Development and Management of Public Policies
• Territorial Development
• Social Protection
• Transparency and Anti-corruption
• Electoral Processes
• Gender Equality
• Sustainable Tourism
2. Networks and
Virtual Spaces for dialogue and collaboration to:
• Collaborate and dialogue
• Interchange information and resources
• Collectively build knowledge
EducaSTEM – A Regional Knowledge
Network on STEM
• A Regional Knowledge Network of leaders on Science, Technology,
Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education in the Americas.
• 140 members: government officials, program implementers, academic
experts, among others.
Educatón 2014- Massive Online
• Topic: How to solve educational challenges related to e-citizenship and
• 9,000 registered participants and about 36,000 visits to the site
• Activities: workshops, presentations, debates and exhibitions
• Collective products: video library and digital library, photographic
exhibition, gallery of cartoons, Eduhackton (collective solutions to 5
• EducaSTEM: information on innovative
practices and lessons learned in STEM
Education at the preschool, primary and
secondary levels in the region.
• Inter-American Education Agenda:
information about practices within the
lines of action identified as a priority by
the Education Ministers of the 34
member states of the OAS.
3. Technical Cooperation Missions
• Technical cooperation missions between private, governmental,
academic, and civil society institutions in OAS Member States.
• Regional cooperation for the transfer of innovative practices and
lessons learned in STEM Education at the preschool, primary and
secondary levels in the region.
Mexico - Ecuador
• Programa Adopte un Talento A.C. (PAUTA)
• Universidad Técnica Particular de Loja (UTPL )
Objective: Share and transfer knowledge and strengthen teachers skills in
• Legal cooperation agreement between PAUTA and UTPL signed .
• 33 teachers and educational professionals trained.
• 30 match and science kits delivered to teachers.
• Practice sessions implemented with 200 students.
Colombia - Peru
• Centro de Ciencia y Tecnología from Antioquia (CTA)
• Caja de Compensación Familiar from La Guajira (Comfaguajira).
• Ministry of Education of Peru
• Consejo Nacional de Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación Tecnológica (CONCYTEC) from
Objective: Strengthen institutional capacities for the development and
implementation of programs of education in STEM, through the exchange of
knowledge and horizontal cooperation.
• Access to experiences in the design and implementation of innovative practices.
• Information and non-financial resources shared to improve current and future
• More than 150 participants in the workshops.
A space where different
actors in education
come together to: