Our 2016 Top 50 Finalist Katerine Franco Cardenas is innovating education and her country is celebrating her work! Katerine uses digital technology in her primary school in Medellin in order to improve her students literacy and communication skills. As a result, the children who take her classes score well on the Colombian SABER exams and in the 'Knowledge Olympics'.
Her excellence and innovation in teaching are the reasons why she is one of our finalists and why she has received such praise and recognition as Colombia celebrates her! The Colombian Minister of Education, Gina Parody, met with Katerine:
Katerine also received acknowledgement from the Mayor of Medellin, Colombia:
The announcement that she was one of our Top 50 Finalists has been covered in publications such as El Tiempo and El Pais and recognized by the Secretary of Education of Medellin. She was also interviewed by W Radio Colombia.
Congratulations message from Medellin's Secretary of Education!Amazing @TeacherPrize#TeachersMatter@VarkeyFdnpic.twitter.com/axUCTwlWt3 — Prof Katherine (@ProfKaterineFra) December 11, 2015
#Colombia Docente colombiana, entre 50 finalistas del Global Teacher Prize 2016 https://t.co/Vj0w1JkX0mpic.twitter.com/6A5OtUUSQv — Elpais.com.co (@elpaiscali) December 19, 2015
La @ProfKaterineFra, es finalista entre los 50 mejores docentes del mundo https://t.co/CJZvv1z7sn vía @ELTIEMPOpic.twitter.com/ArZwzuBs0n — Educación Medellín (@educacionmed) December 18, 2015
Interview at the @ELTIEMPO@TeacherPrize@VarkeyFdn@email@example.com/NbxEb42uDv — Prof Katherine (@ProfKaterineFra) December 17, 2015
Trato de fomentar las tecnologías para crear nuevos conocimientos: Katerine Franco https://t.co/x942J5ZexQ — W Radio Colombia (@WRadioColombia) December 17, 2015