Silvia Lopez Angel
Silvia Lopez Angel, M.Ed. is the founder and director of Babidibu Preschool in Bogota, Colombia where she created the Pedagogical Impacts as the cornerstone of the curriculum. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Pine Manor College with a B.A. in Psychology and holds a Master’s Degree in Education focusing on Curriculum and Instruction in Early Childhood from Concordia University. She has Post Graduate Certificates in “School for Parent’s” from Javeriana University, and “The Science of Happiness” from Berkley University. She also holds a certificate in Thinking Based Learning from the National Center for Teaching Thinking, in the US.
Her interest focuses on redefining the congruency and essence of education and on cultivating environments where children grow happily and acquire tools for life. She is also engaged in providing powerful opportunities for enhancing high -level thinking and understanding. Yearly, she attends Project Zero Summer Institutes at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, where in 2013 was nominated as a fellow of PZ Classroom. She has adopted Project Zero ideas providing the pedagogical underpinning of the school’s curriculum particularly “Teaching for Understanding”, “Educating for Global Competence,” and “Making Thinking Visible.”
As a passionate practitioner of PZ’s ideas, she has presented internationally at conferences, most of them organized by CASIE and Project Zero. She is a member of Visible Thinking South Florida and serves as an international consultant for Preschool curriculum. Silvia is the co-creator and director of Mini Reporteros con el Mundo en Mente, a Global Competency project and blog that interconnects Spanish-speaking Preschools from different countries. Silvia and the BaBidiBu community has adopted a Children’s Foundation called Arauquita helping some of the city’s poorest children with their education. She is the proud mother of Manuela and Juan Diego.