3rd Innovation in Education Forum

Analysis of the experience


  • Date: May 20, 2013
  • Place: Santa María la Blanca School
  • Summary:
    • Our third innovation forum was a feat of protocol for a school such as ours. Attracted by the impact of the Project, we gathered the heads of the educational authorities to discuss our experience and future possibilities.
      Together with Mr. Luis Lezama, the event was presided by: Mrs. Montserrat Gomendio, Secretary of State for Education, Mr. Ignacio López, President of the Community of Madrid, Mrs. Lucía Figar, Minister of Education for the Community of Madrid, Mr. Orlando Ayala, Microsoft Chairman for Emerging Markets and Mr. Luis Fernando Esteban, Honorary Consul of Spain in the states of Washington and Oregon.
      From an international perspective, a number of universities were present. We were fortunate to have Ms. Ana Mari Cauce, Executive Vice President and Provost of the University of Washington and Ms. Rosa María Esteban Moreno, Vice Dean of Teaching Practice of the Autonomous University of Madrid.
      Furthermore, we were supported by experts in international relationships, Mr. Antonio Sánchez, Ph. D. Director of International Affairs and Economic Development, Office of the Lt. Fovernor, State of Washington and Mr. Claudio Navarro, Vice President of Gold Mercury International.
      From the field of technological, Mr. Juan Ramón Alegret, Director of Education Microsoft, Mr. Javier Estévez, Director General of Excelia and Mrs. Carolina Jeux, CEO of Telefonica Learning Services were present.
      From this meeting we drew some interesting conclusions that have helped us in designing improvement plans in order to scale the school model so that it can be applied in a greater diversity of contexts.