The Emerging Markets team served 3,061 educators in 22 countries in 2017. For the first time educators in Egypt, Lebanon, China, Finland, Iceland, Colombia, Costa Rica, and Taiwan were able to attend an EdTechTeam event in their own countries. In Latin America, EdTechTeam was able to create a network of empowered professionals across the region who in turn built local capacity in their local communities. Directly serving 750 educators in eight countries, EdTechTeam Latin America provided 397 vouchers for certification workshops, certified eight new local trainers, and supported three Google Educator Group (GEG) communities. In partnership with US Embassies in Bolivia and Peru (and with local hosts in other countries), EdTechTeam also brought Impact Labs, a low-cost program focused on long-term impact, to six countries. Approximately 60% of these services in Latin America were in Spanish. EdTechTeam also supported the Portuguese language Innovator Academy and GEG in Brazil. In East Asia, lower pricing options are used to make it easier and more affordable for teachers to access events in areas that don’t have a lot of opportunities. And in Bangalore, EdTechTeam offered a FREE training day for local teachers prior to TechConX.
“Me abrió el universo vasto de aplicaciones de Google y me parece que ayudará de forma significativa a mi proceso de vida, tanto como docente y como investigadora.”
– Bolivia Impact Lab Participant