Riconnessioni’ promotes change and innovation in the educational system. Its goal is to overcome the physical and cultural barriers that prevent schools from innovating and developing new skills.
Through its 4-level structure, the project will support and disseminate good practices, models and initiatives to bring digital skills and competencies to the students and staff of participating schools. Thanks to the project, masterclasses, labs, and on-site training will be organised in schools and in the universities across Turin throughout the next three years.
Training courses for teachers have already started and include innovative methods and content, while maintaining a focus on the safety of all involved parties. This content includes computational thinking, digital identity, digital citizenship and access to cultural heritage. Training courses offered through the project have been created and planned in accordance with the National Plan for Digital Education and the National Plan for Teacher Training (2017-2020).
The Lab’s topics are the following:
1 - Self-assessment and capacity building - operational catalogue of digital tools - digital skills for education
2 - Digital content production - instruments for creating high quality digital content - sharing platforms - publishing rules and relationships with digital content publishers
3 - Digital tools and content for special needs students - learning disabilities - enhancing social and cultural inclusion
4 - Digital identity, literacy, and citizenship
5 - Computational thinking - problem solving/posing- robotics - making
The trained teachers will help disseminate these lessons by training peers in their respective schools (around four colleagues each).
Lastly, the new ultra-broadband network will become "Torino Smart City"’s backbone. Issues including digital identity, health and safety, interoperability, and social innovation will be tackled by citizens using the network and facilities set up through 'Riconnessioni'.