Another class of “Educação Exponencial” presentes its apps
Impacting the future of different generations, the “Educação Exponencial” (Exponential Education) program is just a few days away from the final presentation of the works developed during the semester. This is the last stage before the conclusion of the course that graduates another class in December. Students of different ages were encouraged to undertake and envision new professional paths in the technological field through weekly virtual meetings.
The initiative is a partnership between TIM Institute and the NGO One By One, active in the inclusion of people with disabilities in Rio de Janeiro. Aimed at children, adolescents and young people assisted by the NGO and their families, the program provides learning about technology and entrepreneurship.
“I liked it because I got more experience in how to work with the computing device, and also know how to publicize the product. This will help me understand the type of public I am working with, in addition to knowing how to publicize and create projects”, declares Fernanda Vitória, a 14 years old student of this semester, who is participating in the development of a music application focused on the user’s profile.
The class was divided into 8 groups based on an initial leveling that considered the age and experience with technology that each student had. Each group developed an application, going through a learning path that includes market studies and brand research.
“The final work that we are going to present is the shopity application. Its main use is to indicate songs according to the musical taste of the person using the app, among other things. Our group is made up of 7 members, with the teacher included. Each one gave their idea, so we debated which one would be chosen”, explains Fernanda.
In addition to this, apps were created for study, inclusion, mapping of services for people with disabilities and the feasibility of constructions aimed at the vulnerable population.
STIMULUS FOR CONTINUE
The project offers lessons and opportunities to children, young people and adults, but also stimulates creativity and the desire to learn more. The incentive goes beyond the classes and takes the form of inclusion actions. From the first semester class, three outstanding students became monitors for extra classes in the following semester, three students were sent to courses at SENAC (National Commercial Learning Service), eight participants were sent to the English class, 12 will be sent to the Advanced Excel course and others 12, for the Python language course.
“My experience was very transformative, not only in learning new tools, but in the discussions of all the content that was taught to me. The course made me dream of possibilities that I could never imagine before in other normal courses”, reports Rodolfo Soares, 44 years old, former student, monitor and supervisor, who participated, in his training, in the group that developed a first aid app.
“I started as a student, evolved into a monitor and now I’m supervising extra classes. It is being even more transformative than just being a student, because each class is different and, therefore, I need to adapt to each one. My experience as a student was just to understand the new thinking that was offered to me. As a monitor, I need to understand how I am going to transmit to the student”, completes Rodolfo.
The class of 2022.2 has a total of 44 students who graduate on December 7, with the delivery of certificates. It is the second class formed by the partnership between the TIM Institute and the One By One NGO.