On Monday 18th November was held in Bologna the workshop “Inclusive Methodologies and Open Educational Resources”, within the framework of the project “All-Inclusive School”, co-funded by the Erasmus + programme.
25 among teachers and educators from the stakeholder institutes of Emilia-Romagna were invited to test the “in progress” versions of output 2 “All-In Teacher Kit”, a practical guide to the use of collaborative and innovative teaching methods and Output 3 “All-In Social Book Creator”, a web app for the cooperative creation of open, inclusive and accessible contents.
After an update on the progress of the project and on the communication channels and tools to participate to the All-Inclusive School network, the workshop included an in-depth presentation on Open Educational Resources.
The pre-testing sessions begun with Archilabò that, as coordinator of All-In Social Book Creator, presented the alpha version of the application, inviting teachers and educators to test it in the functions already available.
The objective, in fact, is to collect the feedback and comments of the target group of the project in order to integrate them in the development of an App that could become a didactic tool aimed at favouring the inclusion in class of students with mild intellectual disabilities.
Teachers and educators were therefore invited to create a profile on the App and to test some procedures; the test will be developed in the next weeks and the feedbacks from the teachers will be collected through a questionnaire.
Finally, Irecoop Emilia-Romagna, coordinator of All-In Teacher Kit, presented the structure of the guide, built on the basis of the first project’s output, All-In Identikit (which will be available within the next days on all project platforms: eTwinning and the official All-Inclusive School site https://allinclusiveschool.eu/it/home-it/).
The teachers worked on the evaluation of some of the methodologies and examples contained in the guide, in order to provide integrations and revisions to the contents, useful for the final editing of the instrument.
Furthermore, in the next weeks, the testing will continue in the classroom where teachers will be able to experiment one of the chosen methodologies and evaluate their adequacy. Even in this case their feedback will be collected with a dedicated questionnaire.
In the coming months of December and January, the same activities will also be conducted by the foreign partners with their network of Stakeholder Institutes, in order to collect input and feedback from teachers and educators from all the partner countries.