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The Inter-American Teacher Education Network (ITEN) is a network of individuals from different sectors throughout the Americas, who are involved or interested in the teaching profession.

Our mission is to contribute to the improvement of the quality of education in the Americas by promoting knowledge exchange, capacity building and technical assistance, through the use of virtual tools and in-person activities.

ITEN believes that teachers are at the core of education, and play a key role in preparing young generations to act in an interconnected world. Despite the considerable improvement in the access to primary and secondary education in recent years, the Americas still faces challenges in achieving a high quality education for everyone.

ITEN promotes collaboration and interaction among Ministries of Education and among teachers of the Americas, hoping that participants will take the lead and learn from each other by exchanging ideas, generating positive change towards the professionalization of teachers and thus contributing to the improvement of education in the Americas.

The Inter-American Teacher Education Network is an initiative of the Department of Human Development and Education (DHDE) of the Executive Secretariat for Integral Development (SEDI) of the Organization of American States (OAS).

The Program is carried out with the financial support of the U.S. Permanent Mission to the OAS