Digital Seeds is an innovative educational program implemented in 18 schools across Nicaragua’s coffee-growing region with the participation of over 6,300 students and 260 teachers in coordination with the Ministry of Education (MINED) and in partnership with PennGSE.
The primary objective of Digital Seeds is to increase the quality of education, creating learning spaces that promote autonomy, critical thinking and comprehensive human development through the incorporation of technological resources as learning tools.
Digital Seeds is a program that is constantly being built and rebuilt, with each school and community adapting it to its particular conditions and circumstances. The Program’s design facilitates pedagogical growth and innovation, the development of critical thinking, and sustainable development.
Improve mathematics, reading and writing abilities
Incorporation of technology with students and teachers
Human development training with teachers
Emergent Design Paradigm
An emergent design from practice is a way to allow learning to emerge from the interaction among participants. Education is conceived as a process that creates relational networks under the principles of connection with context, the medium of communication and life itself.
Critical pedagogy promotes the spaces and opportunities to learn and create within a culture of questioning and critical engagement. Knowledge is constructed by students and teachers in a relationship of constant dialogue.
Zones of Proximal Development (ZDP) Vygotsky 1978
ZPD refers to the distance between an individual’s effective development (what he/she is capable of doing alone) and the potential development (what he/she is capable of doing with support from another).
Integration of ICT
The integration of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) represents pedagogical work that involves planning, implementing, creating and innovating how education happens by altering and expanding the learning environment and exploring alternative ways of thinking, collaborating and producing knowledge.
Constructivism considers all human beings as learners and creators of knowledge. Each person (alone or in a group) constructs meaning and drives learning through doing. The true learning is based on practicing.