What characteristics will the next generation schools have? How to lay the foundations for the teaching of the future

What will the school of the future look like? It is not possible to make entirely accurate predictions. What can be done is certainly to trace, in the present, a road, a path to create strong foundations on which to start according to certain criteria: innovation, sustainability and regeneration of spaces and teaching. ENROLL YOUR SCHOOL IN THE COURSE

The National Recovery and Resilience Plan identifies education and research as the fourth of the six missions. Almost 31 billion have been allocated to renew the world of training and education, of which 19.44. L’investment 3.2, called “School 4.0 – innovative schools, new classrooms and laboratories”, has the goal of regenerate the school starting from the learning spaces.

The project is being pursued, writes the PNRRWith the’acceleration of the digital transition of the school system Italian through four initiatives:

  1. Transformation of approximately 100,000 traditional classrooms into connected learning environments (with funding for all over 8,000 Italian schools for a total of 1,296 million euros);
  2. Creation of laboratories for digital professions in the second cycle (with funding for all upper secondary schools for a total of 424 million euros);
  3. Digitization of school administrations;
  4. Internal wiring of approximately 40,000 school buildings and related equipment;
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As can be seen, this is a truly very significant investment which, added to other conspicuous ones PNRR and PON funding which in recent months have been assigned to many scholastic institutions, must be managed with great care and an innovative planning which has as its objective the transformation and regeneration of each individual school community.

Actions related to PNRR School 4.0 in fact, they constitute an opportunity for the entire school community to rethink itself as an ecosystem capable of renewing its teaching approach and its curricular and extra-curricular organization until it becomes a innovative community of practicea social intellectual capable of animating the local educational community.

The digital, which constitutes the heart of the PNRR School 4.0 investmentthus becomes a starting point for radically renewing didactic approaches, organizational processes, evaluation paths, ways of interacting with the territory.

It is a process that must involve the entire school community: managers, staff, digital animators, digital teams, teachers, dsga, administrative and technical staff, students, families, local authorities and cultural and third sector associations.

For example, first and second cycle schools are called upon to plan and implement physical and digital learning environments (on-life), characterized by innovation of spaces, furnishings and equipment but also and above all by a core of innovative pedagogies for their most effective use. The physical and virtual transformation of Next Generation Classrooms that is, it must be accompanied by a change in learning and teaching methodologies and techniques which necessarily require training, experimentation and validation.

This is a unique opportunity for really renew the Italian schools aligning them both with the various frameworks developed by the European Union in the digital area (including the various DigComps: edu, org, 2.2.) and with the indications deriving from the recent Transforming Education Summit of the UN (September 2022). A process that requires certain and interdisciplinary planning and management skills.

To support managers, teachers, administrative and technical staff in the complex process of regeneration of schools 4.0 The Technique of the Schooltogether with the Multidisciplinary Staff of Helmet Learning Centerhas developed a training and accompaniment path.

The training courses

Next Generation Classrooms

This module, lasting 8 hours online in asynchronous mode, is aimed at the school staff of all educational institutions. The course supports first and second cycle schools in the design and implementation of physical and digital learning environments (on-life), characterized by innovation spaces, furnishings and equipment and a core of innovative pedagogies for their most effective use.

There physical and virtual transformation of the Next Generation Classrooms it must be accompanied by a change in learning and teaching methodologies and techniques which necessarily require training, experimentation and validation.

Next Generation Labs

This module, lasting 8 hours online in asynchronous mode, is primarily aimed at school principals, their staff, teachers and technical and administrative staff of second grade secondary schools.

The course supports schools in the design of Labs for the digital professions of the future and in the definition of advanced digital spaces and equipment for learning skills based on the curricula present in the school (among them: robotics and automation, AI-artificial intelligence, cloud computing, IoT- internet of things, cybersecurity, making, modeling and 3D/4D printing, creation of digital products and services, creation and use of virtual and augmented reality services, digital communication, processing, analysis and study of big data, digital economy, e-commerce and blockchain).

Particular importance is given to experiential dimension of the new labs which requires both a different organization and specific methodological and didactic as well as evaluative approaches.

The path of accompaniment and personalized support

Each single school can also apply for a personalized accompaniment path of 20 hours online in synchronous mode according to your specific needs and/or objectives. The accompaniment path, starting from the precise mapping of the needs and the planning that is intended to be implemented, brings in experts with different specializations who support the school work groups.

Interested schools can thus receive a real one ad hoc consultancy in order to co-designwith the help of experts, their own innovative projects.

The Next Generation Schools project

The second edition of the free webinar is on these topics PNRR Scuola 4.0: how to design and implement innovative classes and laboratories, curated by Aluisi Tosolini, scientific coordinator of the course, and Alessandro Catellani, scheduled for 1 December.

Training courses are available for interested schools Next Generation Classrooms and Next Generation Labs and the path of accompaniment and personalized support Accompaniment, co-planning and personalized advice for school spaces within the project Next Generation Schools in collaboration with Learning helmet.

The course is primarily aimed at school principals, their staff, teachers and technical and administrative staff called to plan and implement interventions connected to the PNRR in each single school, (Investment 3.2: School 4.0 – innovative schools, new classrooms and laboratories, Framework Next Generation Classrooms (all educational institutions) & Framework Next Generation Labs (secondary schools only).

The multidisciplinary team of trainers and consultants it is composed by Aluisi Tosolini, Alessandro Catellani, Daniele Khalousi, Marcello Scaravella, Federico Dibennardo, Michelle Mazzotti, Stefano Manici, Stefania Mazza, Carlotta Pizzi and Enrico Carosio.

The school can request the complete course or individual modules at the link below.

The proposals of the School technique in the context of training

Which courses? Who are they aimed at?

The Technique of the School, which has been operating in the school sector for over 70 years alongside teachers and staff, has been a training institution accredited by the Ministry of Education since 2012. The Publishing House offers awide educational offer between webinars dedicated to teachers who want to update or deepen specific topics, paths in e-learning, certifications, courses aimed at schools and competition preparation courses for aspiring teachers and managers.

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How to register?

The courses, which can also be enrolled on the platform Sofiacan be purchased with Teacher card. At the end of each course, the issue of a certificate of attendance.

Who runs the courses?

The courses organized by the Publishing House are in constant updateto mirror the real and concrete needs of teachers and managers or would-be. These are identified by a team of experts and trainers with consolidated skills in the field of training, ready to guarantee constant support for participants in the training courses.

What characteristics will the next generation schools have? How to lay the foundations for the teaching of the future