Sunday, December 4, 2011

European aid to relocate unemployed

Eight blocks to extend until 2013 the European aid to relocate unemployed

Germany, United Kingdom, Holland, Denmark, among others, oppose the expansion.
Were intended to aid the relocation of unemployed victims of the crisis.
Spain is the country that European fund resources has received since 2008.

A blocking minority consisting of eight member states - Germany, UK, Holland, Denmark, Sweden, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Latvia - have kept extending until 2013 the European aid to relocate unemployed who have been dismissed as a result of the crisis.

The European Union has a Fund Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) to support the process of retraining of unemployed victims of offshoring , although since 2010 and as consequence of the economic crisis where new assumptions related to the impact of the crisis that are applicable until the end of this year.

The European employment ministers discussed the issue at a meeting in Brussels during a session in which they have come to negotiate up to four proposals for the commitment to try to bridge the gaps, but none have succeeded.

With this decision the 27 felled the expansion of applications of the fund during 2012 and 2013, so it will not be eligible to cases of crisis and closes the door to change it until 2014, when it begins a new financial year.

Brussels was in favor of extending to 2012 and 2013 the possibility that countries could use the fund to co-finance job layoffs that have not been caused by the relocation but by the impact of the economic crisis.

Spain, many injured

Spain, a country that more resources EGF has received since its creation in 2008, is among the Member States "clearly support this expansion" , according to diplomatic sources, because the extension has been applied the last two years has presented more of records.

Spain has received more than 35 million since 2008 to help find employment to 9,600 fired According to the European Parliament, the Spanish authorities have obtained more than 35 million euros since 2008 aimed at training and help finding jobs for laid off 9,600 people in various sectors.

Holland , one of the countries that have received grants from this fund, remains opposed to allowing the impact of the crisis to remain in 2012 and 2013 reason to qualify for this subsidy.

Netherlands, Germany and the UK form the core of countries that put pressure on European Union Community contain spending in line with the ajuestes who are taking the 27 nationwide

Graphic Process Guide

The processes in printing are several very complex, which is why designers graphics we know from start to finish to achieve our objective , that of properly communicate any message.

The knowledge of these processes does not imply a mastery of them, however as we know and understand better, the better decisions we make about the same and this is reflected in the results you get.

The postpress is the last process of production after printing, and includes all the finishing processes, manipulated, joining pieces and packaging.

Knowing all these processes we may be able to choose correctly between the different types of paper that exist and determine the method most appropriate print and the type of finishes that will give our printed, according to our budget and we should give the diffusion our message.

General Objective
At the end of the course the student will differentiate the types of finishes that are carried out within the postpress process and select the most appropriate in accordance with the requirements of presentation and quality of the project graph to make.

Topic 1.

The process of design and its relationship with the postpress

1.1 Features and materials for the production of a project best graphic design .

1.2 Selection of the system of printing.

1.3 Selection of substrates and inks.

1.3.1 Substrates

1.3.2 Role

1.3.3 Other media

1.3.4 Inks

1.3.5 Other materials

1.4 Selection of finishes.

1.5 Quality control of products printed.

Learning Objective
At the end of the topic the student will evaluate the importance of all the separate elements of the postpress stage that must be considered within a graphic production process.

The printing process can be divided into the following 4 stages:

- Design Phase

- Pre-press stage

- Stage of production or release .

- Stage or post press finishing

The responsibility of the graphic designer is not limited only to contribute to aesthetics and creativity in solving a problem of communication , you must know all the tools you have at your fingertips, the limitations and scope with each, and the costs and time it takes at each step, with this knowledge, the designer will be able to provide an adequate solution to every problem of communication that comes your way. Summarizing we can say that the graphic designer's responsibility starts when you decide to solve the problem that has been proposed, and ends, literally, having the solution thereof in his hands, ie to have the product finished graphic. And it must respond to the expectations that were raised from the outset in terms of quality, cost and communication of the message.

Of the four stages that a form is submitted, it is only the first in the design, where it enters play our creativity and in which we intervene directly in the other three come into play and our knowledge of the intervene indirectly by monitoring since these stages are usually performed by third parties.

Definition of postpress

The printing process does not end when the paper comes with the image printed. After that still need to make all finishes to the left printed as planned These finishes can be many and varied cuts, folds, elevations, bindings, coatings, laminates, pierced, hot-stamping, etc.. all these processes are called postpress. In short we can define the set of postpress processes followed after printing, so that our form is completed and ready for use in communicating a message.

1.1 Features and materials for optimal production of a graphic design project
It is equally important to know that you are printing with which materials and the printing system to be used.

The same original, printed on different paper types with different inks and other printing system can give opposite results. You need paper and ink set which will be specified for a particular print, to work well with both the print system to be used, as with the aesthetic result you are looking for in print.

1.2 Selection of the printing system
The following explains the six systems most important print, operation and method of work .

It also marks a relation between the printing system, the quality it offers and its use, and highlight the advantages and disadvantages of each.

Printing systems are:

1. Offset (sheets)

It is an indirect printing process in which the shape containing the picture (board) does not touch the media, but that transfers the image to another cylinder ( rubber ) print. This printing system is ideal for medium run lengths, ie from 1.000 copies in sizes from letter to eight trades.

1.A Offset (rotary)

The printing system is equal to the specifications, the difference is the greater speed of printing, the paper comes in rolls. A rotating coil is mainly divided into five parts: carrier coils, drives printers , superstructure, folding, conditioning bands.

Types of rotary. Presses for newspaper / press printing are intended for daily or weekly press, characterized both by its large paging , high-speed runs and need of completion. Most of these machines include finishing units, folding and cutting.

2. Typography

The typography is to deposit the ink on a printing element etched in relief and back, to apply, then a sheet of paper. The pressure exerted on this sheet will allow the ink deposited on it. The level difference created by the engraving prevents the ink reaches the gaps.

In this process involved printing the paper machine, type or print and ink. This type of machine is used to Suajes, pleco and folio.

3. Flexography

Flexography is a variant of type. It is printed on presses with rubber photopolymer plates or cylindrical plastic , bearing the image in relief. Very fluid inks. Also called aniline printing.

It is used to continuously print jobs, especially in flexible plastic film holders for product packaging and adhesive labels for packaging chain.

4. Serigraphy

It consists of a fabric stretched over a framework in which there are areas without blocking where the ink will seep up to the media. The other areas will be covered to keep the ink will not be missed. This printing process involves:

- The substrate (paper, plastic, cardboard) of different thicknesses

- Silk-screen display

- The standard

- The machine

- The ink.

The substrate can be any type, flat and even irregular volume .

5. Gravure (cylinder)

Is a cylinder of steel covered with a thick layer of copper smooth, in which, by means of gravure system or electronic recording, it records the negative image buried in the copper layer. Cavities will be formed and which will endure the ink and paper deposited by pressure.

Huecográfica ink is liquid and contains a large amount of solvent that evaporates quickly and leaves the dry pigment on paper. To speed up the drying process, the paper web, after every body, passes through areas of air or infrared heat.

This printing system is used for large-circulation magazines that require high image quality, since it is able to maintain a stable colored all controlled circulation publication. It is also used for printing plastic and flexible packaging products for food .

The high cost of preparation, is amortized over the printing speed and print quality. This system because it is rotating, also known as rotogravure.

1.3 Selection of substrates and inks
It is important that we take into account the type of substrates and inks used in the production of a graphic, because sometimes these will determine what type of finish we can use it.

1.3.1 Substrates

The substrate is the surface to be printed. It is usually paper, but can be any other material, from plastic films or metal to fabric. The type of substrate used directly affects the final quality of print. In fact, substrates and semiflexible smooth finish, good consistency on the surface, neutral, with appropriate binders, fine porosity and with adequate moisture, allow the best prints. Be careful to choose a suitable printing system to the substrate you want to use. Remember that not everyone has the same capabilities.

1.3.2 Role

Could we imagine a world without paper? Were there now books , magazines, newspapers, if they had not invented the paper? What would not the role of school activity, storage, transport and storage of food or other goods, work in an office , the health staff ? The great development of the paper is due, firstly, the relationship value / price that has allowed prevail over other materials in many applications.

Throughout the centuries, the role has proven to be compatible with the technical advances that have been linked to the development of new paper products: offset paper, paper for fax , photocopier paper, continuous paper for computer , etc.. The paper is therefore perfectly adapted to technical progress (speed of the machines, presses, packaging) and new uses (fax, beverages, food use toilet paper, etc.)..

The printing paper is today an important support and supply vehicle information and advertising . Advances in transmission electronics of data have not reduced, but on the contrary, have increased their use.

Versatility of use

The International Pulp and Paper Directory has recorded a total of 457 varieties of paper. With hundreds of end uses, paper satisfies communications needs, cultural, educational, artistic, hygienic, health, distribution , storage and transportation of all types of goods and, according to them, the product is designed to meet certain requirements texture, strength , softness, absorption, etc..

In the case of paper, there are several points to be taken into account when choosing:

1. Weight, ie, the thickness of the paper. It is measured in g/m2 or points.

2. The color of the paper, since it will affect all other colors , both in tone and brilliance.

3. The finish of the paper, ie the surface can have coatings or textures, can be shiny or matte.


On its surface, we can classify basically paper and cardboard covered, not covered and embossed or textured. For its size can be classified in paper, paperboard and cardboard.

Paper characteristics

The print quality of paper depends on the following physical and chemical characteristics:

• Physical characteristics

- Weight or Size , weight is measured in g/m2 and the size is measured in points. One point is equal to 0.001 to 0.025 in. or mm.

The compressible blankets have proven a valuable resource in the printing of paper slightly out of calibration, maintaining sharpness, smoothness, strength and cleanliness. Agree that the caliber of the papers is as uniform as possible, as poorly calibrated papers originate defective prints.

- Porosity is the number of holes per unit area which presents the role.

Highly porous papers absorb ink printed film and although it favors the drying, the overall appearance of the form may be affected. Remember that paper is a highly porous material, the air content of common stock ranges from 50% to 70%.

- Consistency in its surface , is the degree of detachment from the paper lint.

Papers tend to lack consistency or shredding lint easily during the printing process, often forcing condition inks, reducing its detrimental mordencia concentration.

- absolute humidity is the amount of water considered in percentage points is contained in the paper.

The elongation or contraction experienced by the papers by absorption or water loss is intrinsic to its constitution . Careful studies have shown that the absolute humidity lithographic appropriate roles is between 7% and 8%, but depends on the type of paper and printing process. For stability to preserve its stacks of paper or cardboard with original covers before going to print.

- wrinkles and ripples . If the paper has a serious problem of wrinkles or ripples, not be printed, as a wrinkled paper is not acceptable. Sometimes the paper is wrinkled at the time of print and must find a reason to avoid this problem. Generally moisture differences are the cause of undulations, so you have to put the paper to eliminate the problem.

- Absorption or penetration , is the migration of the ink through the fibers and pores of the paper immediately after printing.

Highly absorbent papers are not usually appropriate for a good offset printing. In anticipation of this, no inks that have made to preserve the printed film on the substrate surface, preventing penetration.

- Flexibility and hardness , is the consistency that has the role in its formation.

Very hard papers are more difficult to print on offset with a suitable quality for printing so that the papers should be used compressible blankets and special inks.

- Address of the fibers . In its initial development roles consist of a dispersed fiber 2% to 98% water. Upon arrival to the band (felt fabric), the fibers will lose water and are moving in the direction of making paper. In sheet-fed presses or sheet, the orientation of the fibers must be parallel to the axes of the unit printer . To determine the direction of the fibers of the paper takes a tear sheet and parallel to one side. Then another cut is torn but perpendicular to the first, the cut that follows a straight line represents the direction of the fibers, while the other will cut zigzag.

The direction of the fibers affects where they go to make bends, because if they are perpendicular to the fiber direction, may not be well marked. And if you plan to bind, it should be fiber direction parallel to the bound

- Tensile strength , is the opposition that has cut the paper when subjected to two opposing forces. Roles of low tensile strength do not support the traction of the forceps and tear.

- Delamination is the tendency for some paper or paperboard, to separate into layers or form bubbles at the time of printing.

This problem may be in paper or low-quality cards that contain a high moisture content.

- Double Sided , differences between the two sides or sides of the paper: cloth and felt, are important through their influence on other properties of paper. As a general rule, the brightness and the smoothness of the two sides is different, so does the tone or intensity of color can be different, because most dyes have higher affinity for the fine and charges, which are in greater concentration in the side felt. The two sides behave differently during printing, so it is important to identify them before starting work.

Identification of the sides

The fabric side is generally rougher than the felt side, due to the mark it leaves the forming fabric of the paper machine, as it is generally open or porous fabric side and closed with a texture side felt fine. Usually this side is printed. The difference in texture between the sides and felt fabric usually noticeable to the naked eye, so folding paper can be identified, directly comparing the two surfaces. On paper with watermark, you can tell because the watermark is usually read by the hand felt.

- Bulk density and apparent, the density of the paper is probably the property most important. Provides information about the structure of the sheet and is related to other properties of paper, especially: porosity, stiffness, hardness and strength, but in fact affects all optical and physical properties except basis weight. It also affects the absorption and ease of printing.

The apparent density of paper is affected by many factors, including: the number of joints between fibers, which depend on the diameter and flexibility of the fibers, the pressing of the wet sheet, the amount of glucose , the presence of materials that fill the gaps on the sheet, and so on. The density of paper or cardboard is its weight per unit volume.

The specific volume or bulk is the reciprocal of the density property, or the volume in cm 3 of a gram of paper. In some cases it is customary to use bulk, when dealing with bulky paperwork, but can be considered equivalent in bulk density and what affects one also applies to the other. This property is important for manufacturers of books because if there are variations of consideration, books will have different thickness, causing problems in their binding. It is also an important property in absorbent paper and pancakes (fluffy roles, such as crepe paper).

- Stiffness is the ability of paper and paperboard or cardboard to prevent deformation when subjected to stress. However, the stiffness is an extremely important property for many uses of cardboard or paper, so that in some cases it is desirable that this is high, such as paper and cardboard for printing or boxes. In contrast to other uses such as facial tissue, requires that the stiffness is very low.

- Paper Smoothness is a property that affects both the appearance and functionality of the paper. From the point of view of printing paper, refers to the perfection of the surface of a paper and to the extent that uniformity resembles the surface of a glass plane. It is said that the paper has a smooth or rough texture, meaning that surface irregularities are small or large. The industry 's role is often called satin finish or the quality of the paper surface or smooth.

The roles are very distinct in their relative smoothness, since smoothness depends on other properties of the paper. The short fibers produce a smoother paper than long fibers. The preparation of the paste and how they are distributed to form the paper fibers in the fabric of the machine, have great influence on the formation and smoothness. Uneven training reduces the smoothness and the basis weight increases.

A good flatness requires the absence of gaps between fibers and fillers, or be free from: brands of cloth or felt, fiber balls, foreign materials and battered areas on the paper.

The appearance of a sheet of paper is determined not only by their physical characteristics stated above, the combination of their optical properties.

- Opacity or transparency.

- Brightness and Color

- Brightness

- Opacity is the property that holds the paper to allow or disallow the passage of light through it.

Opacity will also affect the ability of paper to absorb ink from one side without noticing the other.

To make the paper suitable for printing are considered in terms of opacity is required opacity is 90% to 92%, at least, although there may be exceptions such as vegetables (Opaline).

- Whiteness , is the ability to reflect the role of white light falling on it, and especially the uniformity in reflectance.

- Brightness, is the ability of a paper to reflect light falling on it, ie its ability to mirror, we must be careful not to be confused with whiteness.

- Refined and squaring . It is very important that the papers reach well refined and square cut to print on sheet-fed presses, because if you make the refined dull or nicked blade on the guillotine, or jagged vertical bar at the outlet of the larks ( in the manufacture of paper) will generate a lot of fluff. Therefore, it is desirable that the papers reach well refined, cut square and free of kaolin or charges.

• Chemical Characteristics

- acidity or alkalinity, is the nature acidic, neutral or alkaline paper presents the printable side, ie, its value pH . The pH of the paper affects the drying of the inks, because for every unit increase in the pH of the solution or the surface of the paper, doubles the time of drying of the inks. Papers slightly alkaline neutral on its surface, excellent for printing.

Corporate Visual Identity Manual

This manual of identity corporate response to the need to ensure the correct application of the elements of our Corporate Visual Identity School of Dance .

Develops after a program of design review and plan to translate the personality of the school, giving it a picture own distinct visual.

With the proper use of the elements of this manual will be achieved to preserve the visual identity of the institution and increase the level of symbolic remembrance of each of its elements.

Special cases or offer questions, should be consulted directly with the author of the manual. Proper use of the logo on every piece of communication is critical to creating a strong and lasting image.

The Corporate Visual Identity Manual is a reference tool and work for all those responsible for the proper use of the symbols of the School of Dance "Anima".

This manual provides information on global visual identity of the school, so it is suggested to carefully read the entire contents of the manual and follow each of the indications described in the sections of interest .

For full compliance is suggested to include in the website of the School and in various image formats, the logo and its variations of use.

The correct use of symbols in this manual is under the supervision of the Directorate of Services Multimedia .

Corporate Visual Identity Manual

Set of rules governing the use and application of identity in terms of design. Document in which the guidelines are designed image of the institution. Define rules to follow to print the logo in different internal and external support of the School, especially those that are displayed to the public. The manual describes the signs graphics chosen by our university to display your image and all its possible variations in shape, colors , size, etc.. It explains the form, timing and location of use by including graphic examples. The identity manual is therefore a normative document that must guide the actions of the institution in terms of corporate identity. But above all, a reference manual that should come to know the possibilities graphic visual image of the school.


Perception that a particular person or a group are of an institution. Mental image is linked to what it represents.


The set of specific and personal characteristics of an entity, which is visible and create a memorable and differentiate itself from other entities. The term institutional identity, which we understand their nature specific, involves all of an institution that is: their development, their communication, property, etc..


It is the visual element of corporate identity. It is a set of graphic elements, lines, shapes and colors that make pictorial image of the institution is unique and memorable to the public.


The set of logo and name that works for an entity to a group of people to represent. It is part of the visual identity of an institution that combines the graphics and the typography. The functionality of a logo is its ability to communicate the message you want, and to achieve this requires the use of colors and shapes that contribute to its interpretation . A logo becomes a structure organized graphic semiotic approach seeks to convey a meaning.

Corporate typeface

Font type or font that is used to write a legally binding texts related to the institutional image. The normalization of typography is an additional factor in any visual identity program. Looking give unity and harmony in all presentations.


Colors are determined by the institution who will represent them. Spot colors are located within a record of color, such as PANTONE. Usually these are the only colors allowed by the company to be used in any element of promotion , stationery, signage, publications, uniforms, equipment, etc..

Graphical construction


The name Anima created with the intention to transmit the values ​​of: Essence, Soul , Nudity. Concepts that reflect my view, the actual substance of those beings who enjoy teaching this wonderful art that is dance.

Anima is Latin soul , in the psychology of Carl Gustav Jung analytics refers to "the image of the eternal feminine archetype in the unconscious of a man , who form a link between awareness of self and the collective unconscious, potentially opening a path to the self. "

The text in Dance Expression dance refers to the new school teaches, this is Dance Therapy and Body Language.


It is an imaginary space surrounding the logo and will protect the image of any visual distraction.

This space should not be invaded by any graphic element: text, photographs, drawings , etc.. The area is defined by the minimum margins set out in the example. The area planned for the space will be X (x = a).


The font selected for the image of the school should not be chosen by similarity of features, but it must match scheduled. The sources recommended for essays and other texts such as titles and subtitles, addresses, names, forms , etc., Chalkdust is the same with variations: regular, bold, italic and bold italic, and Rotis Sans Serif AT and its variants: regular , bold, italic and bold italic.


An essential part of any visual identity is defined by your corporate colors. These are the color codes that are to be automatically associated to the image of the school with continued use. It is therefore essential to be reproduced faithfully, avoiding variations that may contribute to confusion and dispersion of the image of the institution.


The reduction of the logo is limited. Its proportions should not be less than 30 mm wide, according to the rules of construction graph. If you need to use a smaller scale , 20 mm wide, for example, you must delete the text "Expression in Dance."


Following the School's corporate colors are possible combinations for the use of the logo color, black and white, negative, as the background of water and background color.



The envelope chosen for the application of this manual is the standard of 220 X 110 mm, because it is the most used.

The study design was done on taking into account the same criteria in the distribution of space and the location of information on size proportional to respecting: logo, reserve area and typography.


The business card should be printed on a white card mate, not less than 180g. Of 4.5 cm by 8.5 cm. Is recommended to produce the cards in AT Rotis Sans Serif font to establish continuity with the logo.

The card has two printing options. Since these one or two faces.


The invitation size is 100 x 150 mm.

The logo is made by the graphical construction. The title must be in 18 pts., The invitation text in 12 pts., And the address information in 10 pts.


The size is A4. The composition should be centered. The logo consists of a graphical construction as subemisores. The title should be in 40 pts. The text information in 16 pts. The name of the person in 30 pts. The name of the event for which the certificate is 30 pts. The date must be in 16 pts., And firms in 12 pts.


The corporate symbols are used in different media and serve to reinforce the value of identity of the institution. Guidelines need the location and characteristics of the logo on the uniforms of the staff .

The uniform is a standardized set of clothes, used by members of the School, while participating in recreational activities or events work.

The logo must always be the main element.

Its size is adapted to the size of clothing.


The logo on the shirts must be located on the left. If it's on a light background, the logo must be in black or red and black and if the background is dark, the logo must be blank.

In case of coexistence with other logos, they must be located on the sides on the sleeves on a smaller scale.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

International Award Educared

Until next May 2 will take place entries to version 12 of these awards, aimed at teachers and students from around the world. This is an opportunity to work with Information Technology and Communication (ICT), conducted in classrooms not be anonymous and that, contrary to this, is recognized internationally.

How can you participate? Very easy: blogs, wikis, webquests, google docs, speaking images, podcast channels or YouTube, educational uses of social networks, among others. Methods and categories depending on whether or not students have had an active role in the development work, you can compete in the following ways: • Teachers with students: in this mode will accommodate all work involving students actively, either by creating and updating a blog, the development of wikis, doing social networking, among others. • Teachers without students: In this mode open to all work performed by teachers without student participation. For example, if you have a blog that publishes content and activities of common interest to the educational community can participate. • There is also the modality Tools Lab: In this mode faculty may participate with or without a group of students do more advanced work and create their own tools, educational applications or widgets. The categories of participation for these modes are defined by the age of the students as follows: Category I (3 to 5 years), Category II (6 to 8 years), Category III (9 to 11 years), Category IV (12 to 14 years) and Category V (15 to 17). What the jury will evaluate? An international jury will award 3 prizes for each category and modality, which includes a gift for students, teachers and educational institution. For its part, the mode "Teachers with students" will have 3 finalists per category will receive a prize for all this to encourage collaborative work between teachers and students. In addition, the jury may award up to 3 special prizes from among all papers presented in each of the following sections: • Works that seek to facilitate access to ICT and education to children with special educational needs. • Work carried out using mobile technology. • collaborative work between teachers and students different countries. • collaborative work between teachers and students from different centers of the country. The work submitted by participants will be evaluated from a pedagogical sense, therefore you must attach by a mandatory specification that is equivalent to 50 percent of the evaluation the end. The memory can be made virtually through a form installed on the website of the 

International Award Educared . Recommendations Awards Registering is easy and there are several channels created by the award to address the concerns and suggestions from teachers and students . Therefore, pay close attention: • Registration Process to Award: Once admitted to the Prize website, you can initiate enrollment by 2 steps. The first is to register as a teacher participant. You only need to enter your email and receive with this information how. Once registered you can submit their work and begin to develop their pedagogical memory. In order to facilitate the registration process and delivery of work, the prize had before it a tutorial that explains step by step to make these processes. To meet click 

• Social networking and contact: To follow step by step process of the Prize, you can make use of social networks, for both teachers and students in participating can use these tools.  Through Facebook , Educared Colombia ordered an information space. You can visit 

. Following the official account on Twitter @ Premio_Educared Award, you can also get information. Visit this social network profile 

The official Messenger Award is premiointernacional @ and certamen.educared Skype.

Route Launch ICT 2011

The Aula Magna of the Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana opened its doors to teachers and administrators of the city to invite them to the fourth version on Route Teacher Training in use and appropriation of ICT.

The event was preceded by the Secretary of Education, Felipe Gil Barrera, Dean of the Faculty of Education at the Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana (UPB), Juan Guillermo Pérez Rojas and the Manager of Medellin Digital, Camilo Vergara Yan Gallo. The invitation to the teachers is to integrate this training route for through the programs offered to improve their teaching practices and combine technological skills to enable them to innovate their teaching strategies - learning. "The important thing with these courses is that little by little change their ways teachers teach and students move safely, "said Juan Guillermo Pérez Rojas, Dean of the Faculty of Education at the Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana.

More and more changes and new trends in technology, which makes teachers and trainers of the new generations are left surprised and discover the world of devices and tools that promise to be the best allies for training. "There are so many changes in technology, we can no longer speak of ICT, but TICE (Technology Information, Communication and Entertainment) and that commitment must also be in field of education, "said Manager of Medellin Digital, Camilo Vergara Yan Gallo.

Benefit for private institutions

The Ministry of Education through the Teacher's School, in partnership with the UPB and Medellin Digital, want to continue to offer programs to qualify the educational work of teachers and seek to make ICTs a critical component in the various processes of the institutions education. 's why this year opens the door to private institutions for their teachers and administrators can access these training programs and are increasingly making new proposals to strengthen processes between government and private sector. "The most important is that the we do as Secretariat, results in the quality of education in the city and improve learning for our children and youth, "said Felipe Gil, Secretary of Education. This route teachers want to keep adding to this proposed training this year comes to fourth version, and to date has trained over 600 teachers from 6 000 in the city.

Online registration

To enroll in one of the programs can do so at the end of March in this link .

For more information

Those wishing more information on the programs of the Road Teacher Training in ICT, please contact Susana Castañeda School Teacher. Phone: 385 71 40 or email @ Susana.castaneda

Encuentro Con pedagogical 2011

This year, the meeting was fixed with 15 stands, plus a mobile art studio classroom. All with the purpose of showing the activities conducted at the School of Teacher through classroom workshops, training routes and other allies.

The Yellow Pavilion Plaza Mayor was the meeting place for the educational community of Medellin for the fifth version of the Encuentro, a space for reflection and discussion on improving the quality of education, pedagogic innovation and implementation of new learning environments .

Master School teachers and administrators called to live this experience through online communications and visits to educational centers and institutions.

The day began on Thursday November 17 at 9 am with workshops, lectures and talks in five classrooms, dedicated to the teaching of language, the potential development of teachers, the teaching of science, systematic investigation of the pedagogical practices and meaningful learning experiences of teachers in classroom research.

Little scientists

Such is the case of the program implemented by the Universidad de los Andes and the Ministry of Education of Medellin called "Little Scientists", which seeks to renew the teaching and learning of science experiment at school, through the Teaching Strategy Teaching Inquiry-Based Science (ECBI).

Claudia Vasquez, Program Coordinator, explained that this strategy, with nearly 20 years, was endorsed by several Nobel prizes in the world and is part of the education policy of France.

"In Colombia reached 10 years ago. It began with training for teachers to replicate the experiences, which are 1 to 2 years, a whole plan of training and professional development very well supported. In Antioquia came 5 years ago and is administered by the School of Engineering of Antioquia "he says.

On arrival in Medellin, the program implemented the working tool "Discovery Box", a series of activities, experiments and games in electricity, energy, environment and health, developed by the Siemens Foundation in Germany.

Cardona Dew, Project Coordinator, University of Los Andes, explains that the schools in the cities can be also with the traditional tools of the program, which were developed in the United States also makes an invitation to teachers and principals to to join this cause to teach through inquiry, for which to develop new training sessions next year.

"Human beings learn by doing, observing, manipulating, making mistakes, making do is a natural human being, and what better way to learn science than doing and experiencing. The call for teachers is to give children the opportunity to learn from a learned differently than us, it was chalk and board "concluded Dew Cardona.

57 public schools and 211 teachers in the city have benefeciado of the partnership between the Siemens Foundation, the Ministry of Education of Medellin and the University of the Andes. 

200 business leaders recognized for their contribution to education

Over the past 8 years his work has helped to build a city that commitment to education as the main engine of development.

"Thanks for helping us build a more educated Medellin" was the message from the Secretary of Education, Felipe Andrés Gil, the thanksgiving ceremony held in the Auditorium of the University Founders Eafit.

At the event representatives were present Proantioquia, the private sector, and rectors of public and private universities of Medellin who have joined in the last 2 administrations to this alliance for the benefit of education.

Universidad de Antioquia, Universidad Eafit, the newspaper El Colombiano, Medellin Metro Chamber of Commerce of Medellin, among others, were the companies, organizations and recognized universities.

In this pact for education, are 215 organizations that have taken up the challenge of sponsoring 190 educational institutions in programs such as Quality Schools and Colleges for Equality and Coexistence.

Against this, the Secretary of Education noted that the support of one or more sectors of the city in this model of voluntary cooperation has allowed that to date 100 percent of the programs referred to in line 2 of the Development Plan, which Medellin is known as the most educated, have significant results.

"All you have invested in the city that believes in education from infancy through adulthood. You should be proud, for example, of the 97 thousand children the opportunities they have given the Healthy Start program, "said Andres Felipe Gil Barrera to the honorees.

A work of all

The ceremony was a pretext to reflect human value education as the responsibility of all sectors of society, because among other things, whether the public sector and social malfunctions, the private has no future. 
It is therefore evoked the Spanish philosopher and writer Fernando Savater, who says that for many African cultures child's education depends on every tribe and therefore "the whole tribe of Medellin must be committed to the education of its citizens."

Reflection on David Bojanini consistent, Chairman of the Sura, who believes that education "is the duty of all citizens" and therefore this work of social responsibility in education is a natural extension of the private sector.

What is clear is that this public-private joint should not be done from the handouts, but from the capacity building support to guide citizens towards building a more competitive city. This is the private sector contribution of their strengths and not to replace the state between.

"We created more and better opportunities for quality education and always have a private sector company," the Secretary of Education of Medellin, who extended his appreciation to the public for their belief in education as a long-term bet.

This commitment begins to bear fruit and will become more apparent every day, why Andres Felipe Gil Barrera finally invited the 200 business leaders to feel proud to be part of the new history of Medellín, Colombia's most educated .