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Social Technology aimed at promoting the quality of teaching and learning of Portuguese and mathematics in the literacy cycle in Brazilian public schools

SELECTION (2010)

Selection of 6 Santa Luzia do Itanhy schools to start Synapse development.

PARTICIPATORY CONSTRUCTION (2010-2014)

Construction of Synapse methodology and pedagogical resources in partnership with a group of teachers from Santa Luzia do Itanhy municipal schools.

EFFICACY (2015)

The first effective and re-applicable version of Synapse for the 1st grade of elementary school was created, consisting of Pedagogical Guidebook, Lesson Plan and Digital Platform.

SCALABILITY (2016-2020)

Synapse reapplication in all public schools in 13 municipalities of Baixo São Francisco, northern Sergipe, involving 130 schools, more than 350 teachers and benefiting more than 7,000 students. Beginning of reapplication in the municipality of Bacabeira, Maranhão, first dissemination experience in another Brazilian state.

SUSTAINABILITY (2019)

Constitution of Synapse Teacher Network (RPS), involving teachers who use Synapse as an educational methodology to ensure sustainability and continuous improvement of social technology and to engage society in the cause of quality literacy for all children.

RESULTS

PEDAGOGICAL GUIDEBOOK

Pedagogical Guidebook integrating the Literacy Cycle

LESSON PLANNING GUIDEBOOK

Lesson Planning Guidebook

DIGITAL CONTENT

Digital content for student use via tablets.

SCALABILITY

+150 schools, 15 municipalities, 2 Brazilian states, +350 teachers and +8.000 students.

RPS

Teachers using Synapse came together around a network, seeking to ensure sustainability for the methodology.

Interactions with other ST’s

Naturalist Art

The illustrations that make up Synapse's educational material were made by young artists from Santa Luzia do Itanhy.

TAG

Synapse digital content usage data is stored in the TAG database and can be accessed by teachers for benchmarking.

CLOC

Young programmers have developed a low cost robotics kit to be used by Synapse students and teachers using the tablet.

Hb

Allows to monitor nutritional aspects and whether students have anemia, health issues that compromise children's learning ability.

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