Instituto TIM supports Forest Grant

Published in February 27, 2014

The Forest Grant Program, supported by Instituto TIM for its social nature, is the largest project worldwide for the payment of environmental services. Created by the Amazonas State Government and implemented by the Amazonas Sustainable Foundation (FAS), the program is based on four pillars – society, income, family and association – with families that maintain and reforest areas of rainforest in Conservation Units in the state of Amazonas. 38,000 local inhabitants who live on riverbanks take part in the initiative, […]

ZUP in the public administration of São Bernardo

Published in February 21, 2014

ZUP – Zeladoria Urbana Participativa (Participatory Urban Governance), an Instituto TIM initiative that will be implemented in São Bernardo do Campo-SP, will help the City Government in strategies for the maintenance of roads and urban projects. The municipality’s secretary of Urban Services, Tarcísio Secoli, explains that the project will enable the technical teams to act more quickly to improve the condition of roads and pavements with potholes or overgrown trees. “We were looking for measures that could help us have […]

Scientific initiation influences youths

Published in February 14, 2014

It was in Clube do Pesquisador Mirim (Young Researcher Club), an initiative by Emilio Goeldi Museum in Pará supported by Instituto TIM, that the environmental scientist Cesar Silva began his career as a researcher. At the time, he was 11 years old and was taking his first steps in scientific initiation, during one of the first activities of the project. Today, aged 26, he has a scholarship from the Museum, where he works with visiting children to demystify the animals they’re […]

TIM Tec dynamic attracts specialists

Published in February 7, 2014

What most attracted professor Marcos Barretto, from the Polytechnic Schoolof the University of São Paulo, to give one of the courses that will be offered on the TIM Tec platform was the project’s characteristics. That is, that the platform is a free software and the video lessons are licensed under Creative Commons, enabling its reproduction, remixing and reuse by anyone. “That was the most appealing thing about the proposal. Not only the platform, but the open source content,” said the professor, […]

A new vision of math teaching

Published in January 31, 2014

Instituto TIM brought to Brazil a new approach to the teaching of Math to children, O Círculo da Matemática do Brasil. In this context, Harvard University professors Bob and Ellen Kaplan, creators of the approach, came to Brazil to train 50 educators. Now, Instituto TIM has made a series of 17 videos available online, which record the main moments of this gathering and can be accessed on O Círculo da Matemática do Brasil channel on YouTube. In these videos, Bob and Ellen explain the […]

Mapas Culturais being finalized

Published in January 17, 2014

The development of Mapas Culturais platform is now in its final stage. The system is part of the Instituto TIM’s project of the same name, and will offer the São Paulo Municipal Department of Culture a tool to map cultural initiatives and agents, manage cultural policies and generate indicators. The idea is for the platform, which is in line with the aims of the National Plan for Culture and the National System for Cultural Information and Indicators (SNIIC) of the […]

IPP and Instituto TIM release data

Published in January 8, 2014

The conclusions of the survey performed by Pereira Passos Institute (IPP) and Instituto TIM were released at an event on December 18th, at the City of Arts’ Chamber Theatre, in Rio de Janeiro. The occasion also marked the graduation of 100 youths from underprivileged communities in Rio who were responsible for field data collection. In partnership with IPP, a Rio de Janeiro City Government organism, Instituto TIM financed the survey with a view to learn more about the aspects of the […]

Instituto TIM has taken 10,000 people to the MAST

Published in January 3, 2014

Since October 2013, over 10,000 people, including students, teachers and family members, have participated in the activities supported by Instituto TIM at the Museum of Astronomy and Related Science (MAST), in Rio de Janeiro. Three initiatives were proposed by the museum with the aim of expanding access by the general public to scientific knowledge. Between November 19th and December 15th, over 2,500 students from public schools in Rio de Janeiro were exposed to a mobile planetarium for the first time. […]

O Círculo da Matemática do Brasil is evaluated

Published in January 2, 2014

The evaluation of the impact of O Círculo da Matemática do Brasil in schools all over the country has been concluded using questionnaires. Developed under the guidance of Bob and Ellen Kaplan, creators of the approach, the evaluation seeks to measure, amongst other aspects, student engagement. The results will be compiled and compared with another evaluation, performed shortly before lessons began, to compare the impact of the project. Results will be made public in February. The 50 teachers involved in […]

São Paulo makes mapping official

Published in December 20, 2013

Mapas Culturais tool will include, in 2014, data provided by cultural agents and organizations registered in the Municipal Living Culture Program – a partnership between São Paulo City Government and the Federal Government, which will invest R$ 15.3 million in cultural projects by the end of the year. The program statute was launched on December 16th. To apply for funding, interested cultural agents must register with the City Hall and this data will be included in the tool, created by […]