ONLINE PRESS RELEASE
SEP 28th, 2022
Panama City, Panama
Panama-based Knowledge Group and Code School Finland have entered a strategic partnership to prepare Panamanian teachers with tools and skills for digital skills education in K-9 schools.
Two international schools in Panama City participated in pilot programs where Code School Finland trainers conducted the teacher upskilling remotely online. The teachers found the curriculum and teaching materials easy to use and useful, while the students showed progress in their coding skills and an increase in positive attitudes towards coding.
Teachers commented that the teacher and student materials are well structured with very enjoyable and fun lessons that kept the students engaged. They encourage creativity and student analysis.
Students expressed that it was an amazing experience. They had a lot of fun solving the challenges, playing, and programming.
International schools are welcomed to 2023-24 program
The official launch event Lanzamiento Code School Finland, organised in September 2022, gathered international school teachers and principals together to discuss the implementation of the Code School Finland program in Panamanian schools.
“Knowledge Group has partnered with Code School Finland to provide a technology curriculum based on Finnish educational principles. With leading results in international evaluations such as Pisa, Finland promotes the development of 21st Century Skills,” commented Monica Fabrega, COO of Knowledge Group.
Ilka Barahona, Academic Director at Knowledge Group remarked that “With CSF, students work on projects that can be applied to real life, are evaluated based on their progress and encouraged to cooperate with their classmates. Teachers receive professional development that can be applied to all subject areas to enhance learning.“
The program is launched at schools for the school year 2023-2024 and more international schools are welcomed to join.
Knowledge Group has worked in Panama for over 20 years developing education, providing teacher professional development and supporting schools with international educational programs and solutions.
Code School Finland grows creative problem-solvers with a K-12 digital skills curriculum and teacher capability development services. Based on Finnish educational expertise, the program has been contextualised in ten countries around the world.
For more information please contact:
Mónica Fábrega, Directora de Operaciones
Tel. +507 6248 7915
Code School Finland
Kaisu Pallaskallio, CEO
Tel. +358 44 355 7355