Our goal is to promote the triadic relationship among academy-industry-government related to ICT, computer science, and futures of learning and work.
Our goal is to promote the triadic relationship among academy-industry-government related to ICT, computer science, and futures of learning and work.
Program.ar - a Sadoksy Foundation’s initiative - is a national program committed to democratizing Computer Science content knowledge to all Argentinean Schools. During the past decade Program.ar has reached to:
4.000

Teachers from 23 states with different professional development models and programs that allowed reaching a diversity of teachers.

50.000

Elementary and high school students from 1000 Argentine and Uruguayan schools.

84.913

Educators who downloaded e-textbooks + 2457 teachers who received 7500 paper based textbooks across the country.

250.000

Users of our app for programming learning «Pilas Bloques». The app also received + 5 million visitors and 10 thousand downloads.

Main actions since 2013
NATIONAL AND REGIONAL
Leadership in CS education policy and program development

Increasingly, more national and international organizations reach out to us for advice and technical training. These organizations include: Department of Education in different Argentinean states, UNICEF, IIPE UNESCO, Uruguay (Plan Ceibal), Chile (Kodea), Costa Rica (Omar Dengo), Paraguay (Paraguay Educa), Brazil (Center for Educational Innovation).

Program.AR has offered:

VOLANTA
Communication strategies to promote the inclusion of CS as a standalone subject in mandatory education

Communication contributes to developing a vision that CS education serves two purposes; developing a critical, participatory and sobering citizenship and contributing to a value added economic development.

Some communication actions include:

FOR PLAN CEIBAL
Remote Computer Science teaching program

Since 2018 Program.ar offers weekly synchronous Computational Thinking lessons to 16000 elementary school uruguayan students. Teachers work remotely and students received a video conference from the Argentinean CS teacher while in the class with their classroom teacher. This program contributes to ease the lack of CS teachers in the country. 

Program.ar tasks on this project:

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Developed network of educational institutions that offer CS teacher development programs

Program.AR has strategically worked with Public Universities to offer teacher professional development programs with several goals: 1) developing local expertise on teacher training that can remain beyond a government term, 2) promoting research groups on CS education that can help with program analysis and advice 3) recognize the content knowledge expertise in our country, 4) increase our capacity to train teachers across the country

Program.AR designed and provided teacher training courses for:

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Teaching resources

With the purpose of helping teachers, Program.AR designed different resources to teach CS in the classroom. 

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