Pedagogical model and teacher training in computer sciences

CAF -Development Bank of Latin America- is organizing this series of talks on the incorporation of technology in the education systems of the countries of the region.

This cycle of talks is part of CAF's actions and its Educational Agenda to contribute to closing some of the most important gaps that affect our region.

The scenario imposed by the appearance of the Covid-19 pandemic has generated situations of unprecedented complexity for education systems in Latin America and the Caribbean, such as the interruption of face-to-face education, asymmetries in access to digital platforms and technological equipment necessary to guarantee the continuity of education, limited teaching capacities to deal with virtuality, among others.

In this context, and with the inadequate conditions to face the situation, governments oriented educational actions to reduce existing gaps in both digital and pedagogical matters.

This second roundtable will address the dimension of skills and competencies development in the field of computer sciences from the discussion of the curricular approach, the development and use of tools and contents and the training of teachers, managers and educational management teams. The cases of Program.AR, the Ministry of Education of Chile and Omar Dengo Foundation of Costa Rica will be analyzed.


Date: December 7, 2022

Time: 11:00 a.m. (Argentina)

The event will be broadcasted through this site.



(Argentina Time)

11:00 a.m. - 11:10 a.m. | Welcome

  • Pablo Bartol, CAF's Manager of Social and Human Development

11:10 a.m. - 11:25 a.m. | How to support countries in the incorporation of technology in their education systems

  • Dinorah Singer, Coordinator of the CAF Education Agenda

11:25 a.m. - 11:55 a.m. | Presentation of Argentina's "Program.AR" case study

  • Mara Borchardt, Director of the Program.AR initiative, Argentina.

11:55 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. | Panel discussion "Challenges and lessons learned to address computer science education in schools".

Moderator: Cecilia Llambí, CAF education specialist.


  • Cecilia Martínez, Professor at the National University of Córdoba and Conicet Researcher, consultant for the Sadosky Foundation.
  • Willy Castro, Deputy Director of Education of the National Program of Educational Informatics Ministry of Public Education - Omar Dengo Foundation (PRONIE MEP-FOD)
  • Martín Felipe Cáceres Murrie, Executive Director, Innovation Center - Enlaces Ministry of Education, Chile

12:25 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. | Closing Remarks