The Regional Ministry of Education of Castilla y León reinforces its commitment to reading as a cornerstone of student learning

  • Luis Domingo González Núñez, G.D. of Innovation and Teacher Training of the Department of Education of the Regional Government of Castilla y León considers that reading is the factor that marks the success of student learning.
  • He also sees it as key to continue implementing the latest digital innovations to move towards the education of the future and to provide teachers with all the knowledge and tools necessary to accompany students in their learning.
  • These were some of his contributions during the ‘I Jornada: Retos de las AAPP en la Innovación Educativa’, organized by edtech ODILO at the Thyssen Museum in Madrid.

Madrid, April 25, 2024 – “Reading comprehension is the cornerstone that marks the success and failure of any student’s education. That is why the reading plan of the Junta de Castilla y León is so essential in our community and will continue to be mandatory,” said Luis Domingo González Núñez, G.D. for Innovation and Teacher Training of the Consejería de Educación de la Junta de Castilla y León, at the ‘I Jornada: Retos de las AAPP en la Innovación Educativa’, held yesterday at the Thyssen Museum in Madrid.

This day of educational innovation, organized by ODILO, the Spanish edtech that allows all types of organizations and institutions to create their own Unlimited Learning Ecosystem, was attended by María del Ángel Muñoz, General Director of Educational Planning and Management of the Ministry of Education, Vocational Training and Sports, as well as representatives of the Ministries of Education and Innovation of the communities of Aragon, Balearic Islands, Canary Islands, Castilla-La Mancha, Catalonia, Extremadura, Galicia, Madrid, Murcia and Navarra, the city of Melilla, and the National Institute of Educational Technologies and Teacher Training (INTEF).

In addition to the reading, González Núñez stressed the importance of innovation as a driving force for progress in education in the region: “The educational system of Castilla y León is based on permanent innovation to provide the educational community with the best tools to prepare our students for responsible development in today’s life. Innovation will be successful to the extent that we anchor it in tradition. We must prepare for life, and life today is digital”.

However, the spokesman stressed that, despite the need to implement the latest digital innovation, “we must not lose the essence, which is none other than preparing students for life, which will not depend on the tool, but on its humanization. A point in which the teacher’s leadership in front of the class and their passion to excite the students is also key”.

In addition, teachers need to be properly trained, emphasizing emotional management and digital skills, to address the new educational challenges: “The quality of an educational system will depend on the quality of its teachers. We need to prepare teachers scientifically so that they know how to control their knowledge and train them from a scientific and didactic point of view, so that they know how to apply new technologies and distinguish when to apply digital and when the analogical field”, he assured.

An aspect to which María del Ángel Muñoz also highlighted the quality of Spanish teachers and the importance of equipping them with the right tools and knowledge to address this challenge: “The role of the teacher has changed a lot. It has become essential to take care of them and support them so that they can take up the challenge of teaching our students in an increasingly digitalized society. We have wonderful professionals, who are becoming a rare commodity in Europe, whom we need to excite to improve the education of students.

To address these new educational challenges in the community, González Núñez also highlighted the progress achieved through the partnership between the Junta de Castilla y León and ODILO: “The collaboration we have with ODILO is what channels the commitment we have with education and to make the school a place that equalizes the socioeconomic and cultural conditions of all students so that everyone has the same opportunities”.


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