The summer school held from July 2 to 5 for the CRISS project was an important event to share the current state of the project with the teachers and facilitators of the educational centres of several european countries and to present the functionalities of the CRISS platform before the start of the pilots in September.
The event was held in Villa Montesca (Città di Castello) where at the beginning of the last century Maria Montessori made a stay to train teachers of rural schools in the new ‘method’ and where she also took the final touches to her scientific pedagogy method that was published in 1909 in Città di Castello.
The first day of the Summer School the team members of Edul@b, Lourdes Guàrdia and Marcelo Maina, presented the theoretical model to assess and certify the digital competences of primary and secondary students. Then Elena Osés from the Government of Navarra was invited to present the CAS (Competence Assessment Scenario) ‘Was Oliver Twist a son of the Industrial Revolution?’ to provide participants with a concrete example of the different elements a scenario is made of.
In the afternoon and during the second-day sessions of introduction to the platform and to its integrated tools by MyDocumenta, demos and practical workshops to familiarize the attendees with the different functionalities followed.The third day was entirely coordinated by the UOC team. In the first session, the CRISS Digital Competence Certification Scheme and the set of CAS included in the final set were presented, in order to explain how the certification will be achieved. This session also involved the designers of the CAS that are part of the certification scheme (Sandetel, Regional Directorate of Primary and Secondary Education of Crete, Escola Pia de Catalunya, Government of Navarra, Hälsinglands utbildningsförbund, University College London, Open University of Catalonia) to explain the fundamental elements of their scenarios, the main topics addressed, the methodological approach and the different activities involved.
The following session was dedicated to the adaptation of the CAS and the validation process of the different local adaptations and in the afternoon, Maria Moreno, Federica Mancini and Pablo Baztán of the Edul@b team held a role play workshop, where attendees experienced the whole process, from the didactic planning, the creation of learning evidences to their evaluation, acting on the platform both as teachers and as students.
Finally, the last day resumed the structure and methodology of the pilot, the data protection, the resources to support teachers, facilitators and online tutors and the CRISS success instrument that is currently under development.
The summer school ended up with a ceremony within the municipal building in which certificates of attendance were delivered to all the participant in the event. To learn more about the activities, the partners and the assistants to the summer school, you can check the activity on Twitter through the hashtag #CRISSsummerschool