The ministers of Education, Daniela Torrente, and of Security and Justice, Gloria Zalazar, together with the director of the Center for Training in Road Safety Policies of the National Road Safety Agency, Sebastián Kelman, headed this Monday the launch of the Virtual Road Education course for Teachers and Executives of the Province of Chaco.
It is a training proposal that will be developed through virtual training instances for teachers and managers of Initial, Primary and Secondary Levels throughout the province..
After the launch conference, the inaugural class began, with 290 teachers enrolled.
This journey arises from an articulated work between the ministries of Education, through the “Road Coexistence” Program, of the General Directorate of Socio-educational Policies and Gender Equality, and of Security and Justice, through the Education and Road Training Division of the Police Caminera, together with the Road Safety Policy Training Center, dependent on the National Road Safety Agency (ANSV) of the National Ministry of Transportation.
It consists of a synchronous part, with 5 virtual meetings, and an asynchronous part, with the reading of bibliographic materials, consultations of audiovisual resources and the evaluation of the course, through the ‘ELE’ platform.
The journey is free, gives a score and has a service commission to attend virtual meetings.
It is coordinated by Sebastián Kelman, together with Santiago Sánchez, director of Citizen Participation and Training of the educational portfolio, and Marie Meugnier, a reference for the “Road Coexistence” Program.
The teaching team is made up of trainers from the Road Safety Policy Training Center and the Road Education and Training Division of the Chaco Highway Police.
Minister Daniela Torrente welcomed the 290 participants in this training journey, highlighting that “these transversal contents, and in particular everything related to road safety education, must be part of a priority agenda within schools, and for this to have teachers and managers trained in these topics is essential ”. Likewise, he stated that road safety education is of utmost importance in the formation of citizenship, and it is a transversal axis that today has new approaches that must be worked on in schools. “Children and adolescents are the ones who best receive these educational proposals and are the best disseminators of all the changes that must be generated in a society,” he said.
Minister Gloria Zalazar, for her part, pointed out that Chaco is one of the first provinces that has achieved an articulation between Education, Justice and the ANSV to address teacher training in a fundamental axis to eradicate road accidents, and that it is extremely importance “that the teachers are committed, who are a pillar in society and are the ones who give our boys, girls and young people the tools to be responsible citizens.”
Regarding the new approaches that will be addressed in this journey, Sebastián Kelman explained that the proposed road safety education “does not have to do with teaching traffic signs, but with working with regard to citizenship, respect for public roads , by the norm and by the other ”.
“The boys begin to travel the public highway playing, or in a role of companions, and as they grow up they acquire a leading role. If we manage to instill in them the responsibility that comes from traveling the public highway and being part of a space of citizenship and exchange, they will surely be able to incorporate it and travel it from a more respectful and supportive place; and if we achieve that more teachers are trained and can talk about this in the classroom, so that the children make this issue something daily, surely from now on we will have a different road culture, “said Kelman.