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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 in the Americas who would like to share knowledge, experiences, research and good 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 will offer
  • Delivery of professional development for educators and administrators through online courses;
  • Virtual space and internet tools, including a Webinar platform, to foster effective communication among educators, school leaders, experts and other educational stakeholders;
  • Technical assistance missions among countries to build capacity.  
Teacher Education for 21st Century Teachers

Pilot 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.

Pilot Course in Spanish

Total number of participants: 179

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

Why ITEN is unique

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

  • It facilitates horizontal cooperation in education. (Technical assistance missions)
  • 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.
financial contributions
Financial Contributions

OAS Inter-American Committee on Education (CP/Res.831)

  • Webinars with worldwide known experts.
  • Two country case studies on policies in ICT integration at the teacher education level.

World Bank’s SABER -Teacher Policies Around the World (TPAW)


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 contingent on cie funding
Next steps(contingent on CIE funding)
  • Two case studies of policies in ICT integration in teacher education
  • Online courses for secondary school teachers.
  • Seminars, Webinars and Videoconferences for policymakers in the Americas.
  • Technical cooperation missions for member states (as horizontal cooperation activities).
  • Creation of ITEN advisory group.
  • ITEN network of partnerships for ITEN long-term sustainability.
thank you
Thank you!


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