Alarcón Serving on International Mathematics Education Advisory Team

Posted on 10/15/2015 10:49:42 PM

Francisco Alarcón of the Mathematics Department is part of a six-person advisory team to the Galápagos Conservancy and the Ministry of Education of Ecuador.

Ministerio de EducacionThe Education for Sustainability in Galápagos Program (ESG Program) is a public-private initiative. The ESG Program is a collaboration of Ecuador’s Ministry of Education, the Galapagos Governing Council, the Galapagos Conservancy (based in Va.), and the Scalesia Foundation (based in the Galápagos).

Tortugas-Islas GalapagosThe six-person math advisory team has been selected by Teachers2Teachers International nonprofit organization, and it will provide ongoing advise and professional development to the teachers in the Galápagos Islands.

In September the team conducted a two-week trip to meet with Ministry of Education representatives, assess the status of Mathematics Education in the Galápagos, and conduct six two-hour workshops.

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