The four-year high school of applied sciences dedicated to environmental and digital transformation

The new four-year high school for environmental and digital transition kicks off with the upcoming school year 2022/2023. Training course includes 27 high school all over Italy, four universities and the consortium companies Ellis Under the classroom chair of the CEO of Sanam, Marco Alvera.

The New High School for Environmental and Digital Transformation (abbreviated to “TED High School”) aims to Incorporating the humanistic and scientific knowledge of a traditional Italian high school into a single educational program with a greater interest in STEM subjects (Science, technology, engineering and mathematics), on which professions depend and the understanding of phenomena of global concern such as the environment and development more and more in the future.

“Sustainability and environmental and digital transformation are central themes in the new school we are building for our students, as are the roles of STEM majors – stated the Minister of Education. Patrizio Bianchi -. I thank all the heroes of this project, starting with the schools. The synergy that led to an excellent outcome of the goals and challenges of the National Recovery and Resilience Plan and the School Regeneration Plan.”

“The Birth of the Lyceum School for Environmental and Digital Transformation – announced the CEO of Sanam Marco Alvera – It is a contribution to the future of our youth and to the sustainable development of our country, in line with the objectives of the National School Measurement Program. It is the result of a fruitful cooperation between institutions and our network of schools, companies and universities for the benefit of the Italian educational system. Thanks to this project, starting from the next school year, a new path will start for many children across Italy around the main issues of our society such as environmental and digital transformation, with new teaching methods, a virtuous mix of human and scientific skills, and directly in line with new companies and experiences such as internships and online workshops. The new high school will also have gender balance among its priorities, with the aim of addressing the disparities that persist today between girls and boys in the study of STEM disciplines and in the development of related skills, which will be critical for 80% of students. future jobs.

Central to the experience is also the effort to renew Teaching and providing support to the teachers themselvesenter all One school in a network of cooperation between schools, universities and companies. High school will be able to take advantage of Ellis, a non-profit organization that trains and starts 2,500 young people each year and that gathers around itself a consortium of more than 100 large groups, companies and universities. Our commitment – made clear Petro CumChief Executive Officer of ELIS – Focuses primarily on nurturing a knowledge network that offers students up-to-date knowledge with the support of research centers and companies, as well as an opportunity to validate them in the field through internships and other experiential teaching models. Another central aspect for us will be the orientation and growth of the student as a person, stimulating an attitude of curiosity towards knowledge even before knowledge is acquired. Ultimately, his curiosity and creativity will allow him to devise a personal strategy to confront his college studies and work life.”

To the classroom, moments of learning that remain largely unexplored in high school courses will be added, such as Weekly workshops with experts in highly specialized topics, summer campTraining in the company and residing abroad To learn the language and to know global contexts. Students’ experiences abroad will also be organized with the support of international networks provided by the large companies involved in the project. The potential of digital teaching will be exploited to simultaneously connect all classrooms with teachers and experts of particular interest. This is one of the measures that national trial coordinators are targeting as well To overcome differences in teaching quality and access to learning resources, which are often found in the different regional contexts of a country.

“At the center is the challenge of trying a new way of learning and teaching, which favors cognitive, emotional and relational skills – he comments Elena Ogolini, Director of Malpighi Schools and one of the project’s promoters. to Salvatore GiulianoPresident of ISS Majorana of Brindisi and Head of the Network of Schools Participating in the Project: “The close relationship with universities will also allow the schools to better fulfill their guiding function and a springboard for further undergraduate studies.”

Four universities participated in the experiment: Bocconi, Milan Polytechnic, University of Rome, Tor Vergata and University of Padua with subsidiary Mind4Children. Groups of high school and university teachers, along with corporate experts – notes Professor Antonio Capone, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering at Politecnico di Milano – can offer a combination of skills that combine the values ​​of the scientific and humanist traditions and a culture of technologies that are essential today. The crises of the new millennium stem from the poor ability to train while looking at reality in terms of technological development as well. Teaching in four years is also a challenge that is right to be faced. It corresponds to study times in most European countries and allows students to enter the university a year in advance. The previous year means an additional degree of freedom to deepen specific interests through experiences abroad which are more comprehensive than classic Erasmus experiences or experiences in company and extracurricular study that will allow him to build a more scholarly and professional profile. “

High school Part of the new four-year classroom plan launched by the Minister of Education, Patrizio Bianchi, in line with the objectives of “National Recovery and Resilience Plan” A continuation of the plan “School Renovation”. There is until January 28, 2022 to submit your application for registrationby contacting one of the schools participating in the trial (list available in an attachment and online: www.elis.org/liceo-ted/ and www.snam.it/liceo_ted).

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