South Tyrol School: a year of transition to normalcy

Digitization, changes in education during the pandemic, developments in the school staff sector, multilingual literacy and the reception of girls and boys from Ukraine in the classrooms of the province. These are the central issues addressed yesterday (July 18) by the School Councilors Giuliano Vettorato, Philipp Achammer I Daniel Alfredo at the traditional final press conference academic year.

The director of the Provincial Directorate of Primary and Secondary of Primary and Secondary in German was also present to present the data, Signun Falkensteiner, Laura Bonora for the Italian school and the inspector Elisabet Baur on behalf of the Ladin Department of Training, Education and Culture. In South Tyrol, 4119 young people passed the final exams, of which 2,780 were Germans, 1268 Italians and 71 Ladins.

A year of transition – The three councilors responsible for the school, taking a look at the course that has just ended, highlighted the effective collaboration that has emerged between German, Italian and Ladin educational institutions, thanking the three school principals. “No major problems arose during the school year, although the pandemic continued to leave a trail“, said Councilor Achammer.

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We have been able to guarantee attendance at face-to-face classes throughout the year: in the future it is important to address the consequences imposed by the pandemic and strengthen the psychosocial health of children, when necessary.“, stressed the school counselor in German Achammer.

The counselor of the Italian School Vettorato thanked the school world for the great teamwork done in this transition course.The 2021/22 school year was a transition year that we hope will lead us to a greater normalization of school activities “, explained Vettorato. The school has always been present but this does not mean that the work of the teachers has returned to its usual nature. Thanks to them, the managers and the entire staff for the guaranteed commitment during the year that has just ended.

Hope explained Vettoratois that, in view of the reopening of the schools on September 5, directions will arrive from Rome as soon as possible to plan the start of the course in a timely and efficient manner ”. “We can finish the course with satisfaction. It was a challenging year, but also very instructive in terms of digitization, the introduction of comprehensive content and the confrontation with the social issues of our time, “said Councilor Alfreider. We want to continue working to ensure a safe and quality education for our children and adolescents. I wish them all the best, with the certainty that everything they have learned so far can be an important basis for their life path. “

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Italian school: competitions for teachers and managers – Laura Bonora, representing the Italian school, highlighted the news regarding the teacher competitions, which will ensure the increase of the fee from next year. There are 24 teachers eligible for the regular competition who will take office from the 2022/23 school year, nine for the German L2 and 5 for high schools. At the end of the summer, the new extraordinary competition of 30 competition classes and approximately 500 candidates will be announced. The school principal competition has also recently been held. There are seven candidates for public schools who will take office from the next school year. In terms of training and updating, the Italian school guaranteed 79 courses and 901 teaching hours for 4,564 teachers.

German school: evaluation and social training – We are all learning“, stressed the principal of the Falkensteiner school looking at the last two school years and referring to the central issues that arose during the 2021/2022 school year. “The results of thirteen externally evaluated schools at all levels show, on the one hand, that i Digital media they have been used more in the main classes and there have been more phases of self-organized and autonomous learning“.

The assessment of students and teachers is the same and, on the other hand, the values ​​of the 1,120 teachers interviewed are significantly lower when it comes to using and taking advantage of the potential for individualization and differentiation through digital media.“, noted Falkensteiner, who later highlighted how “The little data collected indicates a potential for development in the educational use of these media.”

Ladin school: multilingual literacy is promoted – Inspector Elisabeth Baur, on behalf of the Ladin Directorate of Education, Education and Culture, highlighted the excellent results in the field of multilingual literacy, which was submitted in 2022 to an evaluation evaluation by the provincial service. evaluation of Ladin schools. Since the beginning of the year 200, as is well known, in primary schools they learn to read and write in three languages: Ladino, Italian and German. The analysis of written competence in the three languages ​​carried out on 209 participants (89; 6% of the total number of pupils in primary school classes) showed that, at the end of the first primary class, all participants are able to write words, phrases and stories in all three languages.

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Nearly 280 Ukrainian children in schools in South Tyrol – Since March 24, 277 girls and boys fromUkraine they were welcomed in 23 welcome classes, as well as in the curricular classes of schools in the province of Bolzano. Most boys and girls in Ukraine were aged between primary, secondary (about 80%) and secondary (20%). The main reception centers were Bolzano, Merano, Laives, Appiano and Bressanone. The reception was held in Ukrainian, but also in German and Italian and, where resources allowed, also in English. Fun activities or workshops were also offered, with the main purpose of guaranteeing socialization and favoring a good integration of these boys and girls into our reality. Vettorato, Achammer and Alfreider sincerely thanked all the schools that have joined this initiative. “able to face this situation in the best possible way thanks to the will of collaboration that have shown all the schools, even those with equal rights and Professional Training, so much in Italian as in German “. remarked the three councilors of the school.

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