AprendoEnCasa is an initiative born in 2020 during the pandemic, as a result of a previous innovation educational initiative called Ecosisteam, developed by profesor Richard Elmore (RIP), aim to support school communities, teachers and students to improve learnings in hybrid contexts. Over 70 organizations from across the Americas and Spain are part of the #AprendoEnCasa network. Together, they offer free digital tools and training in the following areas: Technologies for Learning, Transforming Learning Methodologies, 21st Century Skills, Social Emotional Development, and Leading Educational Change.

This Initiative is composed by:

  • A learning lab of an international cycle conference with Harvard professsors
  • A series of learning circles developed by the leading organizations from AprendoEnCasa
  • A profesional development program led by Kay Merseth, a professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE). 

The initiative is developed by Fundación Reimagina and the Harvard Chile Regional Office, David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, and is supported by the U.S. Embassy in Chile and BHP Foundation.

International Conference Cycle

The #AprendoenCasa Learning Laboratory is a space for conferences and workshops guided by leading professors from Harvard University and experts from the region, with tools to inspire, share and create.

  • Learning in Hybrid Times: What We Know Works, Thursday, April 15, 2021. Speakers: Chris Dede, Professor of learning technologies at Harvard University; Cristóbal Cobo, Senior Education Specialist at the World Bank; Camila Campos, Director of Canales Enseña at Enseña Chile Foundation. Watch video here.
  • The Education that Comes: Redesigning Our Practices to Ensure Learning, Thursday, June 10, 2021. Speakers: Katherine Merseth, Specialist in teacher training, school improvement in vulnerable contexts and effective classroom practices, Harvard University; Patricia Vazquez, Director of international cooperation at Radix, Former Deputy Minister of Education of Puebla, Mexico; Perla Chávez, Director of the "Un Buen Comienzo" improvement program, Oportunidad Educational Foundation. Watch video here.
  • Does it mean to learn in the 21st century?, Thursday, August 12, 2021. Speakers: Santiago Rincón Gallardo, Consultant, Harvard alumni and member of the Fullan Enterprise consulting firm; Alejandra Arratia, Executive Director at Educación 2020; Melissa Guadalupe Huertas, Senior Program Officer, Wikimedia Foundation. Watch video here.
  • Social-emotional and Holistic Education as a Means to Transform Learning, Thursday, September 23, 2021. Speakers: Richard Weissbourd, Professor of Education and director of the Faculty of Human Development and Psychology at Harvard University; Emiliana Rodríguez, founder and Director of Education at AtentaMente and a Master in Mind, Brain and Education at Harvard University. Watch video here.

Professional Development Program

Navigating Complexity: Redesigning our Practices to Ensure Relevant and Meaningful Learning

K-12 school directors and teachers from public and private sector and educational leaders collaborate with the experienced program facilitator (Katherine Merseth) and a network of supportive peers to implement strategies that will ensure equity and success for all students. Navigating complexity: redesigning our practices to ensure relevant and meaningful learning.

Workshop Sessions Kay Merseth