(*) We host an intervention by Giovanni Adorni, president of Aica, on the theme of school innovation.
2020 was a special and important year for the Italian school: a decisive moment of discontinuity compared to the past in which many of the critical issues that have been affecting our school for years have emerged, but also the opportunities for innovation and change that can be realized to continue providing quality education
During the 2020 edition of Didamica • Informatica for Teaching, the event, which since 1986 has been a reference point on the themes of digital innovation, researchers, experts and teachers, some of which have been engaged for several years in the implementation
Among the experiences presented, two of them impressed me, despite their diversity: that of the audiophonetic school in Brescia and that of the Scientific High School Applied Sciences of the I.I.S.S. G.Galilei of Bolzano
The audiophone school in Brescia, which hosts deaf children from nest to secondary school in integrated classes with deaf children, in the closing period from March to June 2020 had to face the double challenge of distance teaching (DaD) and of
For this reason, in addition to making sure that all students had a device to use, and to provide it to those who lacked it, he prepared materials and lessons that would pay attention to the aspect of accessibility.
Subtitles, sign language, but also visual art languages, as well as the ability to virtually explore museums and use the languages of the coding or theater of shadows: multimedia and multichannel were the key to presenting included materials
The institute has immediately grasped what I believe to be a fundamental aspect of distance teaching: it is not possible to replicate in distance teaching the same schemes, the same methods of teaching didactics in presence, of frontal and transmissive type. A different paradigm must be applied that takes into account the potential of technology, but in order to do so it is important to support teachers, offering them both technological tools and adequate training.
At the Liceo Scientifico Scienze Applied di Bolzano, a journey of civic education and PCTO was realized in time of Covid that led to the realization of a socially relevant App.
Thanks to the collaboration with the Free University of Bolzano, the children have been provided with the basis for the development of mobile applications. The skills have enabled students to create their own App that provides a geolocation service for defibrillators in the city.
This experience underlines the importance of providing young people with skills that can be spent in the world of work and digital is certainly a key part of this.
This goal in Aica has been trying to carry out almost sixty years, thanks to the ICDL and other courses studied ad hoc, and which acquires even more importance in the face of the growing demands for innovation from the whole country.