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According to McKinsey & Company, 2007, “How the Best Performing School Systems in the World Come out on Top”:

  • A four-year hemispheric project funded by the OAS Special Multilateral Fund of the Inter-American Council for Integral Development (FEMCIDI), "Responses to the Challenge of Improving the Quality of Recruitment and Selection, Initial Formation, Professional Development and Evaluation of Teachers in Countries of the Hemisphere."
  • An international seminar on policies and practices in teacher education conducted in September 2006 by the OAS in collaboration with the Ministry of Education of Trinidad and Tobago, "New Approaches in Policy and Practice for Teacher Educators in the Americas."
  • The "Teacher Education for 21st-Century Teachers" seminar, held in Trinidad and Tobago in October 2008.

ITEN is a virtual network of professional leaders in Education at all levels and modalities who are willing to share knowledge, experiences, research and best practices in the field of teacher education.

Built as a horizontal cooperation strategy,

ITEN offers a virtual space for interaction

for all stakeholders in the field

of teacher education in the Americas.


ITEN Offers

  • Delivery of professional development for educators and administrators through online courses;
  • Virtual space and internet tools to foster effective communication among educators, school leaders and other educational stakeholders;
  • Technical assistance missions among countries to build capacity.  

Actions 2010-2011

500 surveys of stakeholders compiled and analyzed.

Market research on similar initiatives.

Different platformswere analyzed.


Teacher Education for 21st Century Teachers

Course in English

Total number of participants78

Guyana, Jamaica, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, Suriname, Antigua and Barbuda, Belize, St. Lucia, Bahamas and St. Kitts and Nevis.

Course in Spanish

Total number of participants: 179

Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Uruguay, Dominican Republic, Perú, Ecuador, Honduras, México, Haití, Brazil and Paraguay.


Competitive Advantages

It is the only network that focuses on teacher education stakeholders across sectors in the Americas.

  • It facilitates horizontal cooperation in education.
  • It is the only network that has a professional development section and an online community for Latin America and the Caribbean.
  • It has the institutional support of the OAS and Ministries of Education of its Member States, giving the network credibility.
  • Content postings are monitored by experts in the field.
  • Content for schools leaders.
  • Seminars for Policy-makers.
  • Online course platform.
  • Consortium led by The world Bank.
  • Global Database on ICT/Education policies in teacher education.


Collaboration in “School. Leadership Across the Americas” (An Exploratory Baseline Study for an Educational Innovation Network).

Webinars for school leaders.

Content for ITEN’s Website.

  • Content for ITEN’s Website.
  • Scholarships for ITEN’s online courses.
  • Moderation of ITEN’s discussions.
  • Other initiatives.
next steps
Next steps
  • Database of policies in ICT in education/teacher education (in collaboration with the World Bank and other partners).
  • Online courses for secondary school teachers.
  • Seminars, Webinars and Videoconferences for policymakers in the Americas.
  • Webinars for ITEN’s members.
  • Exchange programs for ITEN members (as horizontal cooperation activities).
  • ITEN Advisory board.
  • Face to face annual meeting for ITEN members, partners and policymakers.
  • ITEN network of partnerships for ITEN long-term sustainability.
what we need from the missions
What we need from the Missions
  • Support to facilitate communication with the Ministries of Education in your countries.
  • A contact person in charge of teacher. education within the Ministries of Education.
  • Names of other organizations that ITEN could partner with.
thank you
Thank you!