INTERNATIONAL ONLINE MEETING
“NEXT GENERATION EU: FOCUS ON EDUCATION”
The international online meeting “Next Generation EU: Focus on Education” is related to the great Italian National Recovery and Resilience Plan, PNRR, which is divided into investments and reforms. While investments have already been planned, reforms remain to be defined. That’s why ADi has decided to focus on education reforms, choosing to explore 3 key issues: 1) teachers career and educational leadership, 2) School autonomy, 3) technical and vocational education.
These 3 issues will be treated in the 3 different sessions , which will take place in 3 different days and months. They are:
1) IN MEDIO STAT VIRTUS. The importance of middle leadership within the legal status of Italian teachers’ . Friday, October 15th2021, h.3pm-6pm
2) PNRR, WHAT REMAINS OF SCHOOL AUTONOMY. Proposals for a new start. Friday, November 12th2021, h.3pm-6pm
3) PNRR: WHISPERS IN THE DESERT OF THE ITALIAN TECHNICAL & VOCATIONAL EDUCATION. Support proposals. Friday, December 10th2021, h.3pm-6pm
|The registration is only one for the 3 sessions of the meeting “NEXT GENERATION EU: FOCUS ON EDUCATION”. Register here|
Presenting the first session “IN MEDIO STAT VIRTUS”. The importance of middle leadership”
The title of the 1st online session is IN MEDIO STAT VIRTUS. The importance of middle leadership, within the legal status of Italian teachers.
It will take place on Friday October 15th 2021 from 3 to 6 pm
The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in at least one positive thing: a much greater attention given to education.
The challenge now is not to let this crisis go to waste. We need to focus on a new vision of education, in which the teaching profession is most relevant. In such a perspective the developing of an effective educational leadership in Italy may finally turn from failure into success.
Europe has recently puts teachers at the heart of education with the aim to support their career development. The ET2020 Working Group Schools spent 18 months (2018-2020) focusing on teacher and school leader careers, discussing and sharing ways to address these challenges. Two important European papers were issued on teacher and school leader career:
- Teachers in Europe. Careers, Development and Well-being. Eurydice Report 2021
- Supporting teacher and school leader careers: A Policy Guide. ET2020 Working Group Schools . European Commission. 2020
Middle leadership in schools has two main aims :
- making the teaching profession more attractive;
- supporting the management of autonomous schools.
The Italian teacher condition will be examined in an international comparative context, on the one hand within the European framework for teacher careers, and on the other with an eye on Singapore educational leadership, which is one of the most advanced world experiences in this field
The session will be chaired by Maria Teresa Siniscalco.
Two teachers, Gigi & Michele, will open the session by playing a short show on the endless unsuccessful Italian attempts to establish a middle leadership.
The first presentation will be given by Alessandra Cenerini, President of ADi; she will examine the present Italian situation and imagine pathways to a successful educational leadership in a new school ecosystem.
The second presentation will be given by Edmund Lim; he will discuss the Singapore model for developing effective educational leadership. Edmund Lim, who is currently Head of Business Development (Asia) for ThriveDX, has a varied experience in teaching, school leadership, training and consultancy in the Singapore education system and overseas.
The third presentation will be given by Marco Snoek; he will examine the teaching career and leadership in European countries and the current EU trends on this issue. Marco Snoeck is Professor of Teacher Development and School Innovation at the Centre of Applied Research in Education, at Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences. On behalf of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, he is also a member of the European Commission’s thematic working group Professional Development of Teachers.
The fourth report is given by Laura Biancato; she will outline a model of quality standards and training courses for experienced teachers, developed by Erickson Study Center. She currently serves as a principal at ITET Einaudi in Bassano del Grappa, Italy
The session will be concluded with a Call-to-Action to mobilize and sustain the development of new teacher and school leader career paths in the Italian education system.
PROGRAMME OF THE INTERNATIONAL ONLINE SEMINAR
IN MEDIO STAT VIRTUS. The importance of middle leadership
|3:00 pm||Introducing the session||Maria Teresa Siniscalco, INVALSI Consultant|
|3:10 pm||Teacher careers: I found myself within a forest dark, For the straightforward pathway had been lost (Dante)||Michele Gabbanelli e Luigi Mossuto, teachers and actors at I.I.S Savoia Benincasa, Ancona|
|3:20 pm||Italian teachers: pathways to a successful middle leadership||Alessandra Cenerini, President of ADi|
|3:50 pm||The Singapore model for developing effective educational leadership||Edmund Lim, Head of Business Development (Asia) for ThriveDX, Singapore|
|4:20 pm||Coffee Break|
|4:30 pm||New European perspectives on the careers of teachers and school leaders, and the implication for (teacher) leadership in schools”.
|Marco Snoek, Professor of Teacher Development and School Innovation at the Centre of Applied Research in Education, at Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences|
|5:00 pm||Expert teachers: a model for quality standards and training||Laura Biancato, principal at ITET Einaudi in Bassano del Grappa, Italy|
|5:30 pm||Conclusion and Call to Action||Maria Teresa Siniscalco & Alessandra Cenerini|
CHAIR AND KEY SPEAKERS
First session “IN MEDIO STAT VIRTUS. The importance of middle leadership in the Italian context of teacher’s legal status”
Maria Teresa Siniscalco
The first session will be chaired by Maria Teresa Siniscalco.
She is an expert in assessment and innovation in education, and the author of articles and papers on school evaluation and student assessment.
She was the Italian National Project Manager in PISA 2003 and co-author of the volume “Le valutazioni internazionali e la scuola italiana” published by Zanicheli.
She currently serves as consultant at INVALSI, where she is involved in the group on reading performance.
M.T. Siniscalco has been cooperating with ADi for almost 20 years, she was a key speaker in some ADi international meetings, and also chaired various sessions.
Alessandra Cenerini is the President and co-founder of ADi, Associazione Docenti e Dirigenti scolastici Italiani, previously teacher in secondary upper schools.
She is an expert in comparative education, and has experience conducting professional development training for school leaders and teachers.
In her work within ADi, she has contributed to innovative projects, and to a large number of seminars, colloquia and other meetings of experts.
She is the author of many articles and papers, and of the book Insegnanti professionisti, co-author of Professionalità e codice deontologico degli insegnanti; and Una pagella per la scuola, published by Erickson.
Edmund Lim is currently the Head of Business Development (Asia) for ThriveDX, a global cyber education company, which empowers individuals to thrive in this digital age.
He has a varied experience in teaching, school leadership, training and consultancy in the Singapore education system and overseas.
Edmund taught in government and mission schools, as well as in the Gifted Education Program (GEP). He has experience conducting professional development training for school leaders and teachers. He taught for 4 years at NIE, where was also involved in various research and professional development programs.
He served as a vice-principal and principal in secondary and primary schools.
Edmund subsequently contributed as the Director (Special Projects) of Education Consultancy Division and Strategic Development in Educare, a Co-operative of the Singapore Teachers’ Union. He conducted talks for school leaders and educators from Singapore, Japan, Indonesia and the Philippines. He has also conducted seminars for ministers and ministry officials from different parts of Russia.
Marco Snoek is Professor of Teacher Development and School Innovation at the Centre of Applied Research in Education, at Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences.
His objectives in this professorship pertain to professionalism and leadership among teachers as well as teacher trainers. He aims to achieve these objectives by undertaking research projects, supporting academic training schools and contributing to the development as well as the performance of Master’s degree programmes (the Teacher Development and School Innovation profile within the Master’s in Educational Theory, as well as the Master’s in Professional Mastery). To this end, he cooperates with lecturer-researchers from the teacher training programmes as well as from primary education, secondary education and senior secondary vocational education.
He is actively involved in the professional groups of teacher trainers (board member of Velon until 2011) and teachers (senator at the Onderwijscoöperatie since 2012).
On behalf of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, he is also a member of the European Commission’s thematic working group Professional Development of Teachers.
Laura Biancato has been serving as a principal in Italian schools since 1996. Currently she is principal at ITET Einaudi, Bassano del Grappa.
She also worked with the Italian Department of Education on digital innovation, and gave her contribution in the drafting of the National Digital School Plan.
She is a trainer and author on school innovation.
She currently coopeates with Erickson Study Center on their Expert Teacher project, and with Trento IPRASE on educational innovation.
Michele Gabbanelli e Luigi Mossuto
Michele Gabbanelli and Luigi Mossuto are teachers and actors , they will open the session by playing a short show on the endless unsuccessful Italian attempts to establish a middle leadership.
|Michele Gabbanelli teaches English at I.I.S. Savoia Benincasa, Ancona.
He is engaged into school innovation (Debate, MLTV), cooperating with Educational Avant-garde and European Schoolnet.
In the past he played theatrical activity as an actor and director.
|Luigi Mossuto teaches Italian and Latin at I.I.S. Savoia Benincasa, Ancona.
His passion for theater was born during his university years in Pavia. He attended university lectures in the morning, acting classes in the afternoon, and studied at night.
He believes in the importance of story telling and in meaningful interactions between people through words and gestures. He is convinced that the classroom is the ideal place for this alchemy, as long as pupils, not teachers, are at the center.
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