Peru: Telefonica & Microsoft aid teachers in Latin America

Today at the annual Government Leaders Forum—Americas in Miami, Microsoft Corp. signed a collaborative agreement with the Telefónica Foundation, an entity of Telefónica S.A., to promote the development and improvement of education through information and communication technology (ICT) for teachers and students in Latin America.

The agreement was signed by Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates and César Alierta, chairman of Telefónica and the Telefónica Foundation.

Through the agreement, Microsoft and the Telefónica Foundation will expand an online training network — called Profesores Innovadores (Innovative Professors) — to provide online content, services and curricula to innovative teachers in Latin America.

The program will help educators learn, develop professionally and exchange knowledge with their peers. It already is operating in Spain, Mexico and Colombia, with a goal to expand offerings throughout more countries in the Latin American region, including Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Peru.

Additional countries will be announced in the near future.

Innovative Professors is offered through the Telefónica Foundation’s EducaRed program, in connection with Microsoft programs and resources, including the flagship Partners in Learning program, that enhance the educational process through technology solutions which foster innovative teaching and learning.

Official Press Release