The Active Teachers program aims to contribute in the formation of teachers in the field of arts, culture, science, and matters pertinent to the care and respect for our nature.

We believe that teachers can have a multiplying effect in their contexts and have the potential to promote equitable education. That is why we seek to generate instances that can enhance and enrich their knowledge.

Education is essential to the welfare, growth and realization of every human being; it is a crucial aspect for the development of a society. We are interested in supporting formative instances that focus on the convergence of disciplines, creativity, art and where environmental awareness is encouraged. We want to contribute to enriching the formation of our teachers according to the emerging needs of the society in which we live in.

8-en-bajaThe Active Teaching Program seeks to develop formative educational activities for teachers, educators, and artists who play an educational role. This program comes in the wake of a tradition that began in 2012 to invite both the prized teachers of the Colorearte Competition as well as other teachers from our partner institutions—Fundación Origin, Universidad Alberto Hurtado, ONG Toki, among others—to assist the Festival Puerto de Ideas of Valparaíso, Chile.

Fundación Mar Adentro has invited more than 140 teachers to attend to this event where we have witnessed how this formative experience has led them to successfully transform the learned ideas into concrete actions in their contexts and communities. By inviting teachers to moments of reflection, critical thinking, training and creative stimulation that takes them beyond their daily contexts, great results are achieved. Teachers have replicated the impact experienced by each of them to their students and community.

In 2016 we have partnered, through a signed agreement, with the National Council for Culture and the Arts of Chile that aims to collaborate in the improvement of processes and programs of Education in Arts and Culture, and the crossing of this discipline with others. We will set out to do this through initiatives that strengthen the continuous formation of teachers in the field of art and culture, as well as in the pedagogical training of other educational agents. We expect to continue generating alliances with other institutions to contribute to strengthening teacher training in other disciplines.