1 STUDY VISIT 2010 Use of ICT: formal, informal, non formal education and training Cedefop n. 36
2 Sommario Ecco un piccolo sommario in Italiano che anticipa la presentazione in lingua inglese, recepita dai report individuali presentati dai partecipanti. Seguirà una vera e propria relazione in lingua italiana che sarà pubblicata sul sito del Liceo A.Banfi, non appena il report finale della Visita di Studio sarà in possesso del Coordinatore.
3 Sommario La visita di studio si è articolata secondo il programma che era stato presentato, quindi sono stati rispettati tutti i momenti programmati. Tutte le scuole superiori di Vimercate hanno collaborato per offrire esempi di Buone Pratiche nel campo delle ICT nell educazione formale. Un particolare accenno è stato dedicato a diverse esperienze, definite BUONE PRATICHE nel territorio, che si riportano di seguito
4 Sommario INNOVA DIDATTICA, presentata dalla prof.ssa Anna Coen del Liceo A.Banfi ATTIVITA LABORATORIALI, presentate dal Prof. Espedito Pellecchia dell ITIS A.Einstein e ATTIVITA DI APPRENDIMENTO PER GLI ADULTI, presentate dal Prof. Salvatore Pagano dell ITIS A.Einstein ATTIVITA DI COLLABORAZIONE CON YAMAHA, presentate dal Preside Prof. E.Danili, dell ISIS Floriani
5 SOMMARIO ATTIVITA DI SUPPORTO ALLA DISABILITA, presentate dal CTP di Arcore dr. Elvira Cretella DS e dr. Claudia Dorigoni docente ATTIVITA promosse dalla Fondazione Don Gnocchi, in particolare la Casa Domotica e la Magic Room, grazie alla presentazione della Prof.ssa Agnese Banfi DS e la sua collaboratrice Prof.ssa Anna Giglioni ATTIVITA realizzate dalla Prof.ssa Virginia Alberti dell ITIS Castelli di Brescia
6 SOMMARIO E stata molto apprezzata l organizzazione della Biblioteca di Vimercate I dibattiti che sono seguiti alle presentazioni dei diversi esperti, sono stati utili per confrontarsi circa l uso di strumenti didattici quali le ICT.
7 SOMMARIO I partecipanti hanno deciso di: Continuare ad utilizzare lo spazio wiki appositamente creato per la gestione dei documenti e per le discussioni Creare un gruppo su facebook dove mantenere i contatti e creare momenti di scambio e di discussioni - Study Visit in Italy 2010
8 SOMMARIO Costruire insieme una comunità di apprendimento per studiare ed approfondire le novità nel campo delle ICT e per confrontarsi sulle nuove e buone metodologie per migliorare l insegnamento E ora segue il report dei singoli partecipanti in lingua inglese
9 Presentation of the PARTICIPANTS Mike Isted - Wales (United Kingdom) ICT Advisory Teacher, Education Portal Manager.Provision of advice on the use of ICT and E-Learning Primary, secondary schools and adult
10 PARTICIPANTS Daiva Semeliuniene Lithuania Head of Department of Informatics at Nothern Lithuania Dominique De Guchtenaere Belgium - Teacher of Italian in a course of blended learning in a school for adult education, PCVO Het Perspectief, in Gent, Belgium; ICT coordinator of languages; administrator of the ELP
11 PARTICIPANTS Kerstin Baumgarten Germany - Consultant, Project manager in the central office for vocational education in retail trade Developing e-learning programmes Transfer of innovation and technology for retail Tolnai Laszlone - Hungary - Head of the English Group of Foreign Language Institute at the Hungarian Police College, Teaching special language of policing for the daytime and correspondence students of the college.
12 PARTICIPANTS Anna Koludo Poland - Manager of ICT for Education Department in Lodz Centre of Teacher Training and Vocational Education. The main tasks are: organisation of various courses and workshops for teachers in how to use ICT during the lessons and how to support education process by e- learning platform, coordinating projects connected with using ICT in educational processes creation and implementation of new ICT solutions
13 PARTICIPANTS Dave Smith - England (United Kingdom) - ICT Consultant and Curriculum Advisor The London Borough of Havering Inspection and Advisory Services Providing ICT consultation and advise for primary, secondary and special schools Organisation of continuing professional development for ICT Co-ordination of ICT-related projects Chair of The Visualiser Forum promoting effective use of visualiser technologies
14 PARTICIPANTS Pawel Guzikowski Poland - Consultant in a teachers training center. Supervisor of the work of 14 methodological advisors for upper secondary schools. Organizator workshops and train teachers, especially in the field of ICT. Responsible for the informatics resources and Internet services of the center.
15 PARTICIPANTS Kriegelstein, Wolfram Deutschland - Director of school-inspectation and - organisation in the town of Nürnberg; planning and organizing teacher trainings about using ICT in primary and secondary schoolsadobe-connect-teletutor, using ICT for online-trainings and conferences creating and organizing online-portals for learning and communication for pupils and teachers in Bavaria, developing of learning-concepts using ICT
16 PARTICIPANTS Jose M. Martinez - England (United Kingdom)- Senior Lecturer in Spanish & Languages Schools and College Liaison Coordinator (University of Wolverhampton)
17 PARTICIPANTS Karatas, Hakan Turkey Head of Continuous Education Implementation and Research Center at Yildiz Technical University, Istanbul Planning educational programs according to the needs of society offering language, computer, technical, certificate, on-line, art and sports program soffering consultancy for education abroad
18 PARTICIPANTS Marta Cladera Borràs - Spain (Menorca-Balearic Islands) ICT teacher trainer in Training Teacher Center (CEP of Menorca) in Spain. Planning courses and training teachers related with ITC Acting as a consultant in schools to help them developing ICT.
19 Programme Day by day
20 MONDAY 22 MARCH ICT for disabilities CTP Arcore Dr. Elvira Cretella, Headmaster Prof. ssa Claudia Dorigoni, Teacher ICT for disabilities. Communication between adult disabled, when they have left Very good designed tool for communication, that gives the disabilities best chances to get in contact online. Training the language skills, developing to improve self-esteem and selfsufficiency. The close circuit of participants gives them security. After compulsory education, there was no chance for them to carry on their studies yet.
21 MONDAY 22 MARCH Vimercate Municipality Prof.ssa Francesca Paparazzo Guided tour in support of locality and Italian culture Biblioteca Vimercate Community of Vimercate Well equipped library for size of region. New computer system to allow users to find and borrow books across the region. Childrens area with programme for intergenerational reading. Presentation room for community use with 100 people capacity.
22 MONDAY 22 MARCH Distretto HT Monza e Brianza Dr Piccini Local industry Schools Coordination of local industry to maximise potential. Organisation of diplomas and advanced management training. Network of 40 companies in collaboration with it s local school.
23 MONDAY 22 MARCH Innova Didattica.Solving Geometry problems using an e-learning platform Liceo Banfi Prof. Ssa Anna Coen Middle and High School Use of e-learning platform to foster collaborative problem solving The programme is financed by the Italian Ministry of Education. Four Middle Schools, one Technical School and on High School took part. The objective of the programme was to create competencies for problem solving through the use of e-learning. The chosen learning platform was Docebo, which was selected from a number of others including Moodle for its ease of use.
24 MONDAY 22 MARCH Ten classes participated in the programme. There were two parts to the experiment. The first part concerned innovative methodologies in which teachers collaborated to consider the difficulties experienced in mathematics around problem solving. This allowed the identification of learning objectives to guide the remainder of the project. The second part of the project was the delivery of learning activities using the Docebo platform. A number of exercises were developed on the subject of geometry. Four practice problems were initially picked for students to address in a classroom setting. These required collaborative problem solving in small groups of three or four, undertaken in the classroom. The results of these were then posted onto the learning platform. A further six problems were then undertaken by students collaborating from home using the chat and discussion facilities of Docebo. These were again uploaded for analysis by the teacher to pick the best solutions. Students enjoyed the computer based nature of the activities. Improved competencies in problem solving were reported as part of subsequent tests. The medium supported better engagement, for example pupils who would not normally engage with written material understood the problems better. Teachers could compare the new method with those traditionally used, and between schools. Although not formally assessed, this comparison allowed different practices to be evaluated.
25 MONDAY 22 MARCH Course of AutoCAD Liceo Banfi di Vimercate prof.franca Radaelli teacher Design students interested in proving designing in computer skills. For students from II to V class, non compulsory, they receive certificate, take part in different competition
26 Tuesday 23 March Le ICT in Education and Training C- Map tools- freeware Liceo Banfi Prof. Maurizio Sala teacher and students 3d secondary school, studying latin and Italian Building of structure of mind mapping with links to different documents and web addresses, storing documents to Docebo platform
27 Tuesday 23 March Learning Objects Builder (software to create "Learning Objects") Digisoft Multimedia. Dr. Massimo Ziscka Software-company Project for teachers, to create learning-objects by using the software "Learning objects It enables students to share their opinions and materials. Platform for educational courses, with highest security-grade for the password. It helps students or teachers, to design multimedia digital courses. It offers time-management of the assignments.
28 Tuesday 23 March Laboratories ITIS Einstein Prof. Salvatore Pagano Prof. Pellecchia Espedito High school Adult Use of software to simulate electronic circuits E-learning platform for evening courses
29 Tuesday 23 March Laboratory 1 Database Design. Computer Science Students were studying Computer Science and were designing relational database for a fictitious company. The first stage was the data modelling, followed by the logical design and relationship model. Microsoft Access was the development environment. Each phase was undertaken in small groups. Laboratory 2 Interactive whiteboard using Wii remote This was a demonstration of an experiment in which a Wii remote was used to turn an ordinary whiteboard into an interactive whiteboard. The Wii remote was mounted on a small camera mount, pointed at the board and connected to a PC via Bluetooth. A regular whiteboard marker was adapted with an infra red LED at the tip and a micro-switch to activate the LED and act as a mouse click. The location of the pen is tracked by the Wii remote, which transmits the information to the PC using the Bluetooth connection. The application software is provided by Linktivity, which is freely available on the internet. The original idea was developed by Microsoft and further information can be found on the Microsoft site. The cost of the system is about 50 euros.
30 Tuesday 23 March Laboratory 3 Mechanical arm. Digital Electronics. Students presented a four stage process in which a circuit was designed, simulated, constructed and tested to control a 5-axis mechanical arm. The first stage involved prototyping the circuit by mounting the microprocessor on a breadboard together with the necessary switches, e.g. for left/right, up/down The second was to create a simulation of the digital circuit using the well known SPICE simulation software. The prototype circuit was recreated in the simulator and tested for behaviour. The circuit itself was then made using a standard stripboard and soldering connections. This was tested using an oscilloscope and standard multimeters. Finally, the circuit was connected to the mechanical arm and demonstrated. Laboratory 4 Digitising Analogue Signals. Analogue Electronics. The project was to design and test a circuit to take an analogue input signal and convert this to digital levels changing in a step fashion. Two approaches were demonstrated by the students, firstly using a simulator and secondly using a breadboard prototype. In particular, the description of the operation of the simulation was articulately made, with excellent use of technical English. The level of equipment in the laboratory was noticeably good, each bench being equipped with a range of supply and test equipment.
31 Tuesday 23 March Use of Learning Platform for Adult Learners An intensive evening course for electronics is available for adults, comprising 27hrs per week from 6 to 11pm. This is supported by the same e-learning platform used for school age students. Course material is prepared using the tool EXE Learning which produce SCORM compatible learning objects. Typically, a learning object has instructional material followed by a test. The online modules are uses as a precursor to working in the laboratories
32 Tuesday 23 March System of registration of students Mastercom ISTITUTO DI ISTRUZIONE SUPERIORE STATALE EZIO VANONI Headmaster Michele Monopoli Students can see their marks and their parents can monitor these. School server stores the information locally which is accessible via Internet. System is on line.
33 Tuesday 23 March Tulip Association Project "Teaching and learning international project university network Dr. Mara Bonitta DSGA Citizens all around the world. An interesting project for increasing knowledge and interest about democracy for people Tulip-project in 8 different countries all over the world with the spot on "Active journalism for active citizenship"opportunities in new learning throughout lifeit focuses on where to learn and when to learn. Sharing knowledge.
34 Tuesday 23 March Yamaha Experience ISIS Floriani Prof. Enrico Danili - High School - Industrial links delivering commercially certified training Close links between school and the community
35 Tuesday 23 March ISIS Floriani is a vocational school with 970 students from yrs. The school is divide into two parts, one site dedicated to mechanics and electronics and the second site at Liceo Banfi for social, tourism and commercial courses. Across both sites there 150 staff of which 100 are teachers, with 15 support assistants for 48 disabled students. The technical courses are vocational and designed to support students who are not academic. The content is highly practical, delivered in a series of engineering workshops and classrooms. The school takes part in European projects through the Leonardo Mobility initiative, so that they may undertake placements from 1-6 months abroad. The most innovative project is the Yamaha Experience. Here, students work towards a servicing qualification for Yamaha motorcycles as part of their studies over three years. The Yamaha workshop comprises four complete Yamaha motorcycles and a full set of specialist tools. The qualification serves as a valuable entry point into the industry for students and especially into Yamaha dealerships. Yamaha support the project financially and the contract between the company and ISIS Floriani is the first of its kind in Italy. A number of other specialist workshops include: Sheet metal fabrication and welding; Engineering workshop with lathes and CNC equipment; Pneumatics; Telephony; Computer suite
36 Wednesday 24 March ICT and Disabilities Don Gnocchi Foundation Prof. Agnese Banfi Children and adults with physical and cognitive disabilities Leading edge practice with the integration of those with disabilities in the areas of assistive technologies, education and training, therapy, counselling and rehabilitation. The Don Carlo Gnocchi Foundation is based in Milan and also has a further 27 centres in 9 of the 20 regions in Italy. The Milan hospital has 3000 staff of a total of 5000 across the organisation. The Foundation has the main goal of supporting individuals with physical or cognitive disabilities in order to integrate them into society. The motto of the foundation is Accanto alla vita. Sempre. It operates around a number of key activities: Diagnosis and support with assistive technologies Research Therapy, counselling and rehabilitation Education and schooling The hospital itself has 120 beds with a further 14 day beds. Patients are able to access all the services of the hospital, including physicians, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, counsellors and training.
37 Wednesday 24 March Uniquely in Italy, the Don Gnocchi Foundation is equipped with a fully automated apartment comprising a lounge, kitchen, bathroom and two bedrooms. Most facilities such as taps, curtains, windows, lights can be controlled by remote and also by voice control. Patients are introduced to the apartment with close assistance and provision is also made for a family member. The apartment is used for several purposes. It can be used to diagnose the requirement for assistive technologies in the home and to test various solutions. Patients may have physical disabilities or impaired cognitive abilities due to progressive such as Alzheimer s. The use of the technologies can be monitored centrally to see which are most used by a patient. It also provides an opportunity to train patients and potentially carers in the use of particular equipment, such as electric harnesses. A further room in the unit is used to evaluate equipment such as wheelchairs, mobility aids, kitchen utensils and equipment, and toys. Equipment from many manufacturers may be evaluated in this way. The hospital school is central feature of the Foundation. It provides general schooling for patients, their dependents. It also provides specialist training as part of the process of integration, for example, ICT courses. Such training also extended holistically to those who would be around the patient after rehabilitation, including family and friends. The school also maintains several links to others around Europe through the European Programme for Lifelong Learning, sharing expertise and information.
38 Wednesday 24 March A magic room provides specialist support for individuals with severe cognitive disability. The equipment and ambiance of the room is used to work with the key senses of sound, touch and light to stimulate or relax the individual. Research is undertaken in a number of areas, but in particular in movement analysis and the creation of equipment to stimulate muscles. The facility exists to closely model the movement of individuals with physical disabilities, including forces analysis. Using these models, assistive technologies can be closely tailored to individual needs. The Foundation makes many tens of thousands of interventions each year. Notably, one patient recently claimed a silver and bronze medal at the Vancouver Winter Paralympics in the 10Km and 15Km cross-country skiing events. The work of the Foundation was perhaps most vividly illustrated through a video presented to the group. In the video, a young woman described how she lost the use of her legs in a car crash. The Foundation worked with her and her family over a period of time to support her rehabilitation. Doctors, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, teachers and trainers all played a part in supporting her to return to a full and active life, including the provision of ICT training to secure a new job. The final images show her driving her own car to work and left no doubt as to the role of the Don Gnocchi Foundation in undertaking such valuable work.
39 Thursday 25 March The use of ICT at school - High school Brescia; Istituto Tecnico Industriale Castelli Prof. Virginia Alberti Teacher Expert ICT Prof. Laura Antichi, Teacher Expert ICT Learners and teachers Using of ICT as a platform for lesson-objected learning, chat room and messenger for contacting other pupils or the teachers. Organization-platform for up-and download of files, wiki. Interactive and collaborative learning and Port-Folio. Scrabbled learning and selflearning in combination. Video-conference for pupils, that are away.
40 Thursday 25 March Integration of ICT into the teaching learning process Research and Development Center of Education EARGED, Istanbul Dr. Suleyman Goksoy Teachers, who begin to think about using Formal model, called to evaluate ICT- using at school What, who, when, where, why, how
41 Thursday 25 March Use of ICT in Francia Corta winerie Berlucci Winerie dr. Caterina Runfola Good practice in managing production process using computer control technology. Demonstration that computer control of turning bottles during second fermentation does not affect product quality.
42 Friday 26 March The Importance of ICT in Communication Dept Education for the Province Monza Brianza Mrs Giuliana Colombo Support to schools and guidance over Scholastic reforms. Presentation of on-line magazine MB News by Mr. Matteo Speziali Director -
43 Ringraziamenti Un grazie particolare a chi ha permesso la buona riuscita del progetto, che mi permetterà di ripresentarlo nel 2011: Ai Presidi delle Scuole Superiori di Vimercate e ai colleghi DSGA Ai docenti che hanno accompagnato gli ospiti stranieri durante la visita nelle scuole Alla Direttrice Didattica del Circolo di Arcore Via Edison e alla dr. Claudia Dorigoni Al Comune di Vimercate Alla Biblioteca di Vimercate Alla Fondazione don Gnocchi Al Direttore del Distretto HT di Monza e Brianza
44 RINGRAZIAMENTI All ITIS Castelli di Brescia, in particolare al Dirigente Scolastico e alla Prof.ssa Virginia Alberti Alle Cantine Berlucchi per l ospitalità Al Museo della Scienza e della Tecnica Ai Servizi di Autotrasporti CEREDA e VIOLA e ai loro autisti All Hotel Borgo Lecco di Arcore per la perfetta ospitalità e ai Ristoranti Il Moriano di Vimercate, La Vecchia Lira di Milano e il Giro Pizza di Curno, il Saraceno di Arcore, che hanno permesso ai partecipanti di degustare i piatti tipici italiani
45 RINGRAZIAMENTI All Amministrazione Provinciale di Monza e Brianza, in particolare all Assessore Giuliana Colombo e al Presidente Al mio Preside, che mi incoraggia e mi sostiene in queste avventure europee Ai colleghi Mara Bonitta e Suleyman Goksoy che mi hanno accompagnato nel percorso All Associazione Tulip e a Lucia Cucciarelli All Associazione Atena e a Luciano Sasso Al Giornale di Vimercate e a MB News A Digisoftmultimedia
46 RINGRAZIAMENTI A tutte le persone che hanno collaborato in maniera indiretta (collaboratori scolastici, assistenti amministrativi, docenti) Ad Anna, Tiziana e Marina! Grazie di cuore a tutti! Caterina Runfola