The Center for Curriculum Redesign (CCR) has announced a partnership with Somos Educação, the largest basic education group in Latin America, for the development of 21st century competencies in its curriculum – which reaches over 30 million students in Brazil.
The Brazilian Ministry of Education has recently released the country´s first mandatory curriculum, the “BNCC”. According to Renato Nunes Dias, head of Curriculum and Assessment at Somos, “the partnership with CCR will result in the delivery of a free platform for schools and teachers nationwide, offering them the tools to build their curricula, transforming 21st century competencies into daily practice.”
Leticia Lyle, head of Somos Institute, stated that: “This opportunity to give back to our country is unique in our history. We are proud and pleased to be developing deep competencies of knowledge, skills and character and their mapping to the BNCC, including the embedding into disciplines such as Mathematics, Language, etc. Our partnership with the CCR, coupled with our innovative digital platform, are allowing us to develop curricula deeper and faster than at any time before, and make the BNCC vision a reality in the classrooms.”
Charles Fadel, founder of the Center for Curriculum Redesign (CCR), added: “In Somos, CCR has found a leading-edge, open-minded and progressive partner that understands that our four-dimensional (“4-D”) framework, available in 16 languages including Portuguese, is versatile and adaptable as well as detailed and actionable. We are delighted to be helping the BNCC and Somos comprehensively assist teachers and students to learn at their fullest”.
Both organizations expect that by September 2018 they will introduce the first instances of the free curriculum on the platform, to test with teachers and students.