09 November 2022

Digital skills development

The COVID-19 pandemic provided a strong impetus for digital solutions, highlighting the importance of digital skills in all areas of life, including the workplace. Therefore, developing digital skills and making them accessible to the most vulnerable and excluded children and adolescents could be one of the most decisive factors in achieving equal…, Digital skills would allow children and adolescents, especially those from the most excluded populations, to perform better in their daily lives, successfully transition to a decent job or start a business, and participate productively in their communities., What do we do?, At the regional level, we support our country offices in their efforts to: Influence policies, programs and budgets to develop digital skills in education systems. Generate evidence to support educational, social and technological decision-making processes involving entrepreneurs, national and local authorities, officials, and technical teams.…, Our commitment goes beyond technology, School trajectories often aggravate existing gender gaps. In most countries in the region, men outperform women in science and mathematics. This happens because: We support efforts in Bolivia, Brazil, Guatemala and Peru to advance the Skills4Girls portfolio and increase investment to develop digital, technological, science and math-related skills…, soluciones digitales a los niños, niñas y adolescentes A partnership to ensure that online activities for children and adolescents take place in safe spaces, Together with the UNESCO office in Montevideo and Arigatou International, we strive to ensure that online activities are carried out safely by supporting digital citizenship and coexistence skills for teachers, children, and adolescents., Explore our resources
08 November 2022

The Learning Passport in Latin America and the Caribbean

What is the Learning Passport?, The Learning Passport, a collaborative initiative between UNICEF and Microsoft, stands as one of UNICEF’s flagship initiatives in Latin America and the Caribbean. A comprehensive digital education platform, Learning Passport’s primary mission is to provide children and adolescents with continuous access to high-quality educational content in line…, How did Learning Passport come about?, The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent school closures led to a prolonged disruption of educational processes within Latin America and the Caribbean, unveiling the formidable obstacles that nations face in the effective provision of remote education. While this situation precipitated a profound learning crisis, it  allowed us to…, Learning Passport in Latin America and the Caribbean, Since the COVID-19 education crisis, Learning Passport has undergone a rapid global expansion, extending its reach to more than 33 countries, including 6 in Latin America and the Caribbean.   Within this region, Mexico, Honduras, Jamaica, and Costa Rica, are at the forefront, leading/driving the development of the Learning Passport. A testament to…, Rapid expansion in Latin America and the Caribbean, Costa Rica Honduras Jamaica Mexico Platform: Aprendo Pura Vida  Seeks to reduce learning losses  resulting from school closures and any potential future interruptions in education.  Boasts the highest number registered users globally, with aproximatley 1,356,333 students and teachers.  Platform: Educatrachos  Offers more than 550 virtual courses…, Countries in early stages of adoption of the platform, Brazil Dominican Republic Eastern Caribbean Countries  Two platforms, one for students -"1 Million Opportunities"- and another for educators (including indigenous teachers).  Promotes the development of transferable skills in adolescents and youth, and supports them in their transition from school to the workforce.  Digital platform for early…, Advantages of the Learning Passport, children studying in the classroom UNICEF/UNI415127/Romani Through the Learning Passport, countries support students’ access to high-quality educational materials, even in regions with unreliable or absent internet connections. This achievement is made possible by the Learning Passport's unique combination of online and offline functionalities and…, How does the Learning Passport enhance education delivery and accessibility?, The integration of digital learning solutions, such as the Learning Passport, allows for the:  Improvement of quality with timeliness of teacher-student interaction. Facilitation of ongoing assessment as a tool for adaptive instruction. Cultivation of learning environments in which students find enjoyment and develop personal interests.…, In our region, the Learning Passport program works to:, Develop capacities and skills, With the Learning Passport, both students and teachers can develop and/or strengthen different skills within the platform according to their needs and interests. Among other strategic competencies are the digital skills that are key to navigate today's interconnected world.   In addition, this platform also builds capacity in Ministries of…, Promote innovative educational practices, When Learning Passport is integrated into everyday pedagogical practice, it is possible to discover new ways of teaching and learning. This translates into more effective, adapted and attractive experiences for students.  In addition to leveraging technology to transform education, this platform also encourages teachers  to innovate in their day-…, Promoting cross-sector/impactful alliances, With our partners in the public and private sectors, we are exploring the possibilities of working on policies and plans that can achieve greater results and advance the digital education ecosystem at both the country and regional level., Undertake local advocacy processes, The Learning Passport serves as an entry point to foster dialogue with decision-makers on key educational issues.   These conversations cover the importance of developing and improving the digital education ecosystem, as well as the different components involved, such as connectivity, devices, accessible content, affordable data, among others., Generate evidence, The Learning Passport enables the utilization of data as evidence to inform country office initiatives and concurrently produce vital insights to assess the progress and learning outcomes attained through platform implementation., Promote the participation of children and adolescents, The opinions and contributions of children, adolescents and teachers are key during the process of defining the digital education platform.   For this reason, with the Learning Passport, these actors play a central role during the planning, implementation and monitoring of the platform., Learn about the experiences of implementing Learning Passport in Latin America and the Caribbean, button learning passport costa rica button learning passport honduras button learning passport jamaica button learning passport méxico