E2C in Brazil

Earth2Class em Brasil
Earth2Class in Brazil

     Dr. Cristiana Mattos Assumpção and Frederico Dalmas Baggio of São Paulo, Brasil, have been key Leadership Members of the Earth2Class Workshops for Teachers since our beginning in 2000. Cristiana oversees our integration of educational technology strategies, building on what she learned while earning her Masters and Doctorate degrees from Teachers College, Columbia University, and subsequent research which has made her one of the leaders in this field in Brasil and internationally. Frederico created our web site and oversees our information technology structure.

Cristiana and Frederico returned to their home in São Paulo after completing doctoral studies at Teachers College, Columbia University, and have continued to work closely with Michael Passow–in person when together in the USA or Brazil or electronically when in different hemispheres. This section of the Website contains the “seeds” for what we hope will eventually be a flourishing exchange, with physical visits and virtual interactions, between Brasilian and American educators.

     Cristiana has made many important presentations on the topic of implementing educational technology in Brasil, the USA, and at other international conferences. Here are links to examples of her work (in Portuguese).

Instituto Claro          O uso de Objetos Digitais de Aprendizagem no Brasil e no mundo          A Verdade Sobre EAD

     One major result of our intercontinental cooperation was “Rain, Rocks, and Climate“–the 2010 GIFT (Geophysical Information For Teachers) workshop at the American Geophysical Union’s “Meeting of the Americas” in Foz do Iguaçu (Iguassu Falls), Brasil. Professors from two Brasilian universities planned for this with Michael for two years. You can view an archived version of this workshop and the conference at: 2010 American Geophysical Union Joint Assembly in Brasil


             In Jan 2017, E2C took another step forward with Brasilian teachers and students when Mike presented a description of the program at UFVJM in Diamantina, Minas Gerais. Here is a link to the slideshow and a video of his English portion of the talk. Prof. Douglas Sathler (Mike’s host) translated after Mike spoke about each slide. Prof. Claudio Marinho taped and edited the video.

    “Earth2Class Presentation at UFVJM, 16 Jan 2017” (Portuguese)

“Earth2Class Presentation at UFVJM, 16 Jan 2017” (English)

YouTube Presentation of Mike’s Talk


      Over the years, the E2C team has visited or interacted with many scientific organizations and institutions in Brasil. Here are/veja mais links to interesting websites about science education, geology, and climate in Brasil.

         CPRM - Serviço Geológico do Brasil     PORTAL DA SOCIEDADE BRASILEIRA DE METEOROLOGIA - SBMET     

Selected images from Mike’s visit to Brasil:

Driving toward tunnel under central SP        OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA          OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA             DSCF0497

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA        100_1139          Fred selecting excelent meat at the Churrascaria           DSC01180