On Wednesday, March 1, with the start of classes for the 2023 school year, Vicente López opened the doors of his brand new “Emma Pérez Ferreira” Municipal Primary School. In this way, the debuting students were able to start their classes in a modern building, equipped and with an innovative proposal, in the Olivos neighborhood. From the commune they highlighted that this new institution seeks to have students as protagonists, based on innovative teachers who generate experiences and are promoters of self-learning. The initiative, they emphasize, has the objective of expanding the educational offer and providing a new learning model, adapted to the challenges of today’s world.
As of the new school year, there are two first-year sections, which will grow naturally every year. It is a full-time institution from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., with a dining room and is exclusively for people residing in Vicente López. Students will receive instruction in English as a foreign language, as is done at all educational levels in the municipality. The new school will bear the name of Emma Pérez Ferreira, a prestigious Argentine scientist. PhD in Physics from the University of Buenos Aires, she was also the first woman president of the National Atomic Energy Commission, and served as director of the RETINA project, which promoted the Internet in the country, thus being one of the pioneers of the computer science in Argentina.
“We started the school year with a new public school, with a different pedagogical project, differentiating from the rest of the public schools and with the same educational quality that we have in Vicente López at all levels. Our gardens that are an emblem, the Dorrego elementary school that is the first Google School in the country and the Paula Albarracín secondary school that is a model of public school in the entire province of Buenos Aires. This new school is going to follow that path and is going to be part of that team of educational excellence,” said Soledad Martínez, the mayor of the party. And she added that “there are already approximately 3,500 children in all our schools, kindergartens, primary and secondary schools. We are happy that the residents choose the public institutions of Vicente López”.
The director of this new educational establishment, Marcela Cecco, stated: “We are very happy and happy to receive our boys and girls in this very special school year. The approach that we are going to work on will be based on STEAM, which allows students through experimentation, technology and also their curiosity and discovery to acquire new knowledge. This is how we seek to strengthen learning.” The municipality commanded by Soledad Martínez is a reference in educational matters for the entire region. It incorporates technological tools throughout each educational level, as it is part of the STEAM network, which promotes science, technology and innovation. For example, kindergartens have robotics and programming, and are equipped with digital pedagogical elements, such as touch screens, Blue Bot robots, and light tables.
The new institution will join the Manuel Dorrego Elementary Municipal School, which in 2022 became the first Google Reference public school in the country, after a long training process; The Paula Albarracín High School is already a national benchmark in education, since in previous years, she obtained the best results in the Learn tests in the Province of Buenos Aires. It also has the International Baccalaureate diploma program, which allows students in the last two years of secondary school to study at foreign universities.
As for higher education, the Vicente López University Center is the headquarters of the CBC, and has a very varied academic offer focused on short training courses with quick job opportunities and that prepares young people for the market of new industries. Part of the courses are offered in partnership with renowned institutions such as Plataforma 5 and Coderhouse.
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