Mindful Schools Courses


In 2017, I registered with Mindful Schools, an organization based in California (USA), and so far I have completed two of their online courses on Mindfulness for educators. I enjoyed them both very much and would recommend them highly to other educators interested in the topic. These are the courses I have taken:

EdX Courses

Online courses and guided learning experiences

I enjoy learning online, and often enroll in courses. These are the ones I have completed on EdX, a platform I particularly like:

Google Certified Teacher

In the course of my research into certification of computer skills for teachers I took the Google exams to certify my knowledge of their Education Apps suite in 2014. I did not renew them. I lost interest in this path.

At the time(April 2014 - April 2015), I got  certified in the following tools: Google Apps Education Individual Qualification, which includes Gmail, Calendar, Drive, Sites. Google Apps Admin.

Always learning

I am a serial learner, and my learning is not restricted to the degree programs and universities I have attended. I am always studying about my various personal and professional interests through reading,  online courses, discussion with smart people, and practice. My posts on this site, as well as the social networks in which I engage (Twitter, Flickr, Facebook and Goodreads) reflect my interests. I am currently most engaged in learning about the following topics:

  • Mindfulness
  • Education for the 21st century
  • Understanding by Design and curriculum design
  • Woodworking and furniture design

Escuela de Artes y Oficios Santo Domingo

La Escuela de Artes y Oficios Santo Domingo brinda oportunidades de formación, capacitación y especialización a artesanos y personas interesadas en aprender un oficio, bajo un modelo pedagógico especializado, para preservar las técnicas artesanales.

En la EAOSD tomé cursos libres de carpintería desde el año 2012 y hasta que no hubo más cursos por hacer, en 2015.

Harvard Graduate School of Education

The Technology, Innovation, and Education Program (TIE) prepares students to contribute to the thoughtful design, implementation, and assessment of educational media and technology initiatives. Graduates of the program fill leadership positions in a wide range of fields, including design and production, policy development and analysis, technology integration and administration, research and evaluation, and teaching with new technologies.

Universidad Nacional de Colombia

In the Philology and Languages program at Universidad Nacional de Colombia, I was always at the top of my class. I studied Spanish from linguistic, social, anthropological and philosophical perspectives through courses in general linguistics, syntax, semantics, discourse analysis, linguistic anthropology, sociolinguistics, and literature studies. I also took courses on education, and did a teaching practice at a local high school.

Colegio San Carlos

During my high school years I was part of the student newspaper, "El Sancarlista", played volleyball, and was part of a theater troupe. In my senior year I was president of the Cultural Committee of the student government (Student Council). I successfully organized multiple events including a theater festival in which several other schools from around the city participated. For twelve years I studied at CSC, and there I learned to love education and the school itself, so much that I returned years later as a teacher, and decided to pursue a career in education.