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MIT BLOSSOMS Signs Agreement with Tecmilenio in Mexico

April 14, 2015

BLOSSOMS is pleased to announce an agreement with Tecmilenio of Mexico.  Tecmilenio  ITESM University has 30 campuses located in 25 cities in Mexico and it also has an Online Campus. Its vision is "To train people with life purpose and skills to achieve it". Its community is composed of 38,000 students; 4,500 teachers; 1,500 employees and 34,000 graduates.

The agreement with MIT BLOSSOMS works in stages. In Stage 1, just started, Tecmilenio has agreed (at their expense) to translate into Spanish at least ten existing BLOSSOMS lessons. The Tecmilenio team will select the lessons they wish to translate. These will be the first BLOSSOMS lessons available in Spanish. The MIT BLOSSOMS Team is thrilled with this initial step. The signed agreement states that there will be follow-on steps, written as amendments to this agreement, that will likely involve not only additional translations, but also BLOSSOMS Team members traveling to Mexico to train teachers in the BLOSSOMS “Teaching Duet” pedagogical model and to identify Mexican teachers who want to work with us in designing and creating new BLOSSOMS lessons. These new lessons would be created in the Spanish language and also would be available with English language subtitles.

"This collaboration is the inspirational idea of the Tecmilenio Rector (President), Dr. Hector Escamilla:

Dear Dr. Larson,

It is an honor to collaborate and be part of a great MIT initiative such as Blossoms that positively impacts education.

We appreciate as well the opportunity to utilize educational resources that you have developed over the years along with other MIT BLOSSOMS partners.

Hector Escamilla, PhD