Mérida, Yucatán, March 25, 2023.- In the following to the agreement signed between the Secretary of Education of the Government of the State of Yucatán and the Instituto Natura México to strengthen the basic learning, from March 21 to 23, teachers and administrators. received mathematics training in PERST Math, a model developed by Canadian experts and tested in European and Latin American countries.
The premise is part of the pilot test that will be applied in the next 2023-2024 school year to 2,177 first-year students in the schools of the State Education System. This training took place in the rooms of the Wireless Development Center, attended by 100 teachers and principals, 90 of which are from 45 schools in Yucatan and 10 from the states of Nuevo Leone and Querétaro, where they also agreed. Instituto Natura México to receive advice and educational assistance.
Within the foundation of the Fundamental Learning of the State Policy, which the Secretary of Education of the State of Yucatan media in collaboration with the Instituto Natura México, in 2022 first focuses on Language and this year was raised in the second period, is oriented to Mathematics in both students studied in the first three years of primary school.
Silvia Ojeda Espejel, director of the Instituto Natura México, stated that the combined efforts of the government and civil society are the basis for building a better future for all, so that every day parents, teachers and all stakeholders are involved in education. girls and boys must contribute their best to achieve better and better outcomes.
On the other hand, the Director General of Development and Regional Management, for the Head of Segey, Liborio Vidal Aguilar told that with this action Yucatan will be in the presence of mathematical learning, as in language; to benefit the girls and boys in schools who need it most, and to encourage other schools to follow suit, so that the academic trajectories of these students will be successful in the future.
This model of teaching mathematics was developed by the PERST organization in Quebec, Canada, which has been successfully taught in Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Panama, the Dominican Republic, Romania and Uruguay. For the implementation in Mexico, PERST will have the support of Innovec, which is a civil society organization specialized in teaching science to early school students.
“We are working with teachers and instructors to prepare them with what we are working on in the next cycle, to understand the challenges and opportunities of this project. We understand that with the pandemic learning processes have been affected, especially mathematics, but we are all open to new changes used in favor of students”, said Stephan Baillargeon, director and educator of Perst Math.