TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL
In 2016, Los Pinos founded a Technical High School. Inspired by the Finnish model and Project-based learning (PBL) methodology, its curriculum fosters motivation and commitment in students throughout the year.
The Los Pinos Technical High School was the first formal education project to institute such a model. In 2017, this project was nominated for a National Innovation Prize, and continues to be a pedagogical beacon for other centers.
Annually, 115 students take part in this program, centered around Programming, 3D modeling, Robotics, and Space Technology.
A method that puts the focus on the student
This educational process is centered around the interests of the students, with an infrastructure design which accompanies the innovative process and allows for the development of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) projects.
During their education, students may participate in various STEAM and Social Sciences projects, where students and teachers work together toward a common goal.
We want students to develop skills that prepare them for an ever-changing and innovative world, as well as a sense of responsibility and community:
Relationships with others
Initiative and action-oriented thought
Local, global, and digital citizenship
An innovation-centered approach to education
Fostering an innovative student profile has challenged us to do so from the educational approach itself, making it necessary to find new ways of bringing the world closer to them, to generate skills to understand it, and to be protagonists of their own lives.
We have established five objectives for that end:
- Proposing an innovative educational path to students, centered around their interests and with the potential to experiment a variety of areas of knowledge.
- Bring students closer to the central aspects related to meteorology, 3d modeling and design, programming, and Arduino development.
- Linking students to the challenges of the software industry and aerospace technology.
- Stimulating the development of computational thinking in students by incorporating fast-paced methodologies to their educational development.
- Instilling the values of solidarity and global citizenship into students through projects associated to the improvement of the living conditions of humankind.