Drawing on technological means, the best teacher in the Ibero-American States bets on educational inclusiveness

Sindey Carolina Bernal Villamarín has a bachelor’s degree of Technological Design and a master’s degree of Information Technologies Applied to Education from the Universidad Pedagógica Nacional (UPN).

Based on technological tools and novelties, she has contributed to educational inclusion of disabled children by focusing upon research processes in training realm.

Her professional career has led her to be recognized as the best teacher in Ibero-America by Foundation for Integration and Development of Latin America (fidal, by its Spanish acronym). The award was granted by the National and Ibero-American Contest for Educational Excellence, which seeks to recognize educators who promote the improvement of the education quality.

Among 105 domestic and forty-seven international projects that took part in the call, she was selected as winner due to her thirteen years of commitment to “Inclutec”, the research seedbed, which seeks an interface between inclusion and technology.

Bernal focuses her proposal on a strategic approach that allows students to be seen not only from the perspective of disability, but also of ability by conceiving education as a tool that allows children to escape from the many realities they experience at home.