Learn more about APEI-50, a free program that helps school management to invest in innovation

Education undergoes a great transformation in the 21st century. Driven by digital technologies and the infinite possibilities that Internet offers, these changes make way to the so-called Education 4.0 and range from teaching models and teaching materials to the role of teacher and student.

Much is asked about the education of the future: how will schools and classes be, how will technology be used. The truth is that the new education is in full development. Although we can count on experts’ forecasts, it is still not possible to say what schools will be like in a few years.

However, one thing is for sure: investing in innovation right now is one of the ways that educational institutions have to be ahead in the process of change.  That way, they can get ready for what is to come, above all, by actively participating in the construction of the 21st century education.

If you are an educational manager and you are already trying to foster innovation in your institution, you know that one of the challenges is to critically look at disruptive initiatives, understanding their progress and whether each of them actually contributes to improving the quality of education . A free program developed by Instituto Crescer will help you on that task. Meet APEI-50.

Innovation analysis for school management

How much is the school innovating? What new investments should be made? Which educational technologies work and which ones should be replaced? How do faculty and students use the resources available? These are some of the questions that arise among managers of educational institutions when they decide to take their first steps in the fertile ground of innovation. APEI-50 was created as an attempt to answer those questions.

The program is a set of indicators aimed at providing a diagnosis of digital technologies use , indicating opportunities for improvement and supporting educational leaders to create action plans to raise the level of innovation and quality of teaching. For that, APEI-50’s methodology has three strategic principles:

  • Teaching competence: it measures the capacity of the faculty to update and innovate in the educational context, implementing better pedagogical practices, with the support of digital technology tools.
  • Educational outcomes: analyzes the contribution of strategies for the development of the eight competences set out by the European Council in 2017, in addition to the competences defined by BNCC in 2017 and by Unesco in 2008.
  • Usability: it analyzes the faculty’s effective use of digital technologies in teaching and learning strategies in the classroom and, consequently, the greater adherence to them, as well as the development of students.

It is under these three principles that the 50 indicators are developed.

Learn how to participate

Principals, vice principals, pedagogical coordinators or educational technology managers may register their education institutions for free. The first step is to ask teachers to respond to an online survey. From the answers, it is possible to obtain information to subsidize the processes of change in the educational environment.

The orientation of the program creators is to organize a working group with the participation of professionals from different levels and areas, who will be responsible for the analysis of the data and construction of action plans.

Did you find it interesting? Read more about the APEI-50 methodology and sign up in the program website. To learn more about the role of educational leaders in fostering innovation, read this post about it.

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