How is Ed Tech Transforming Education in Latin America

Many Latin American countries have made substantial efforts in Ed-Tech. While these efforts are politically and socially appealing, they do not always translate into real transformations in teaching and learning. In this session, former and current education policy makers will discuss how Ed-Tech is transforming education in Latin America. Come hear about how Uruguay’s Plan Ceibal is transforming math and English (as a foreign language) teaching and learning; how the Province of Buenos Aires in Argentina is using Ed-Tech to ensure that high school students learn computational thinking and coding skills; and how Peru’s national Ministry of Education scaled up Ed-Tech for leapfrogging progress in education.

Moderator: Michael Trucano, Sr. Education & Technology Policy Specialist, Global Lead for Technology & Innovation in Education, World Bank Group


- Guilherme Luz, CEO, Nova Escola, Brazil

- Senator Esteban Bullrich – National Senator, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina; former Minister of Education, Argentina

- Viviana Zocco, Founder & CEO of TKM

- Emiliana Vegas, Division Chief, Education, Inter-American Development Bank