From 20 to 22 October, the innovations of the Italian schools arrive in Sicily where the first edition of FAIR DIDACTA Sicilian Edition will take place, in the Sicilia Fiera’s Exibithion Meeting Hub in Misterbianco, in the province of Catania, repeating the winning format of national edition.
A total of 230 events are proposed by both the scientific committee and companies, including immersive workshops, seminars and conferences that have educational innovation as their leitmotiv. The programme offers a wide range of opportunities aimed at head teachers, teachers of kindergartens, primary schools, lower and upper secondary schools, and the world of research and university.
The training activities will concern, among others, coding in the teaching of disciplines, valential grammar, the use of Instagram and Tik Tok, as a platform for innovative teaching, the flipped classroom for the development of soft skills, and strategies for inclusion to combat early school leaving.
Furthermore, on the occasion of the hundredth anniversary of the birth of Mario Lodi, to whom the event is dedicated, on October 22 there will be a seminar “Putting the child at the centre of the school”, organized by the National Committee for the celebrations of the centenary of Mario Lodi’s birth, in collaboration with INDIRE.
During the Fair, teachers will be able to find desks to get information on Erasmus and NOP programmes.
The event is aimed at all levels of education and training: nursery schools, 0–6-year-olds sector, primary, upper and lower secondary schools, professional institutes and VAT institutions, ITSs, universities, scientific research institutions, as well as professionals from the world of the school, companies and professionals in the school-related business.
«INDIRE, which has always been an institutional partner of Fiera Didacta Italy, participates with great interest in this first edition in Sicily – declares Cristina Grieco, President of INDIRE -. The goal of the scientific programme, for which Indire is traditionally responsible, is to make teachers, school heads and all the people working in the world of education aware of the main innovations regarding educational innovation. For three days, it will be possible to get in touch with the initiatives and projects managed by INDIRE, such as STEM, laboratory teaching, experimentations with technologies and music in the classroom, the networks: Educational Avant-gardes, Small Schools and eTwinning; and the monitoring and research activities carried out on Higher Technical Institutes. The edition to be held in Catania is therefore proposed as an opportunity to dialogue with Sicilian schools, institutions, and territories”.
The more than 75 participating companies (leaders in the school sector) will present important innovations, starting from the electronics sector (robotics, automation systems, new generation Interactive White Boards, etc.), applications, immersive classrooms, the metaverse, augmented reality and many new proposals in terms of innovative 4.0 educational environments, learning ecosystems and latest generation digital and editorial content.
“After five successful years in Florence, together with Didacta International in the role of partner and Indire as scientific partner, from 20 to 22 October we organize for the first year, in Sicilia Fiera’s Exhibition Meeting Hub, in Misterbianco, in the province of Catania, the Sicilian edition of Fiera Didacta, in collaboration with the Sicilian Region. The event puts at the service of teachers and educational institutions of the island a scientific programme of the highest level and the most innovative proposals of the over 75 participating companies”, declares Lorenzo Becattini, President of Firenze Fiera. “It is indeed necessary to think of a structurally different school model because there are different problems that society is facing today and DIDACTA will represent in Sicily the physical place for a lively and stimulating discussion on the new directions of the school of the future”, concludes Becattini.
The Sicilian edition of Didacta Italy is organized by Firenze Fiera in collaboration with the Sicilian Region. The scientific partner is INDIRE. Partner: Didacta International. The exhibition proposes a scientific programme of the highest level, making use of an organizing committee which includes, alongside Firenze Fiera, the Ministry of Education, the Regional School Office, the Metropolitan City of Catania, the Municipality of Catania, the Municipality of Misterbianco, the universities of Catania, Palermo, Messina and the Kore University of Enna.
To register and participate in the training events, it is necessary to consult the scientific programme on the Didacta Italy website and select the activities of interest, completing the procedure by purchasing the ticket directly on the portal, also using the teacher’s card.
Exhibition opening hours: every day from 9.30 am to 6.30 pm.