School inclusion, Ministry of Education Note to CTS decree

Support In the School inclusionthe Ministry of Education published Note number 318 of February 4, 2022 Decree of the Minister of 18 November 2021, n. 328, concerning “Territorial support centers (CTS), pursuant to Article 9, Section 2-bis of the Legislative Decree of 13 April 2017, n. 66 “an.

The note refers to Article 9, Section 2-bis of the Legislative Decree of 13 April 2017, n. 66 and the Consistent Ministerial Decree of 18 November 2021, n. 328 (Annex 1), concerning the methods to support the Territorial Support Centers (CTS) as reference schools for counseling, training, communication and monitoring Inclusionas well as for the development, dissemination and best use of aids, teaching aids and new technologies for Disability.

Territorial Support Centers, Ministry of Education Note No. 318 of February 4, 2022

The note in question underlines the strategic role of the CTS, which is in addition to a cornerstone for the purchase and distribution of tools and aids for inclusive education, the coordination of their respective. Regional School OfficesIt also performs crucial functions in the field of information training Topics of inclusion and connected Learning methodologies for the school community, as well as for counseling services.

The CTS informs i.a. Teachersthe Studentsthe Students an hir Parents of the available technological resources, both free and commercial. To this end – as already stated in the directive – they can organize meetings for the presentation of new aids, evaluate to announce them on the website or create targeted dissemination opportunities for teachers and / or families.

For the above Training information activities, in collaboration with the relevant regional school offices, the CTS can – also in networks with each other and / or with other educational institutions – initiate collaboration with other institutional and non-institutional bodies, and always respect the current administrative procedures. In addition to the training provided for in Article 1 of Ministerial Decree 328/2021, the provision of the CTS service may consist of: Advice in favor of the various actors.

In this sense, the 2012 Directive also highlights that in order to fully realize the potential of the technologies used, CTS can use the contribution of an expert who identifies the appropriate assistance to use, especially for more complex situations. The CTS therefore offers advice in this area, assists schools in the choice of assistance and accompanies them Teachers in the acquisition of Teaching skills or practices which make their use effective. This type of counseling can also involve forms of family collaboration to facilitate study activities even at home.

Didactic aids

” In accordance with the provisions of the Legislative Decree of 13 April 2017, n. 63, Art. 7, Section 3, then by the Act of 30 December 2020, n. 178, in Article 1, section 692, and by the ministerial decrees implementing this legislation – the note continues – the schools of the CTS take care of the purchase of AIDS and AIDS for the including tuition and related services for their best use. In fact, the schools where CTS is located are allocated specific financial resources each year.

These allocations – taking into account the consolidated experience gained by the CTS in previous years, are subject to periodic monitoring – are aimed at the purchase of aid and subsidies, which are then entrusted on loan to use the educational institutions of the reference area. have made a request to prepare training and counseling activities, where necessary, to encourage the proper use of these tools. The complex process of providing tools / tools for inclusive learning can be described in the following prominent phases.

a) Based on the resources allocated to the individual CTS by decree of the Directorate-General for Students, Inclusion and Schoolchildren, the Regional School Offices they are published annually specific appeals is aimed at schools, the first and second cycles of education – state and equality – who intend to use assistive technologies.

(b) Upon receipt of the above-mentioned calls, the educational institutions prepare on the basis of the requirements set out in Individual Education Plan (IEP)Projects in the following areas:

  • 1) Acquisition on loan for use of teaching aids and technical aids;
  • 2) adaptation or transformation of teaching aids and technical aids already provided to the school;
  • 3) additional services required for the correct use of teaching aids or technical aids.

(c) Educational institutes transmit the above-mentioned projects to the regional school offices for the purpose of their evaluation, via the specific national web platform – “Disability learning tools and aids“.

d) The projects are evaluated by special commissions established by the USSR, with the following elaboration of Ranking.

e) The regional school offices transfer the ranking under d) to the CTS of the respective territory, who therefore plan the interventions associated with the selected projects and make the necessary purchases, even if deemed appropriate, on agreements with aids, typhological centers. and / or other specialized centers.

f) An buy aids / tools they are entrusted on loan to use the school institutes, which welcome the students involved in inclusive learning projects and, in the passage of the education cycle, pursue the students in case of a school change, where there are still conditions for those connected Continue planning. didactic.

g) The purchase and distribution of the tools / tools are accompanied by the further registration phase of the same through the portal “Tools and teaching aids for the disabled”, contribute with this operation for the updating of “National Register of Learning Instruments and Aids“.

The enrollment phase has the main goal of favoring a progressive tracking of the purchased instruments, monitoring their status and life cycle, also as a function of their possible reuse for the benefit of other students. The enrollment and tracking activity is at the same time a useful opportunity to provide schools with information on assistive technologies that are already present in some territorial realities, to disseminate innovative inclusive learning methodologies.

The Portal

‘The Portal’Disability learning tools and aids”- accessible to the schools concerned – allows you to find some useful information, both to facilitate the operations, as well as to update the status of the procedures. For example, through the portal, it is possible to: view the calls published each year by the regional school offices for the acquisition of teaching aids and aids; further, from schools, with the online composition of the project form for participation in regional appeals; consult the provincial ranking of the schools that have presented the projects; manage the stock / archive of registered teaching aids / aids more efficiently ‘.

Organizational methods

” In the exercise of their autonomy and in order to better respond to the needs of the reference community, CTS educational institutions may be promoters of agreements or 4 network agreements with other educational institutions, with the social and health services of the territory and / or with others. institutional and non-institutional actors to work synergistically with the territory for the benefit of the school community.

It is advisable that each CTS school, always on the appropriate link with the relevant Regional School Office, has its own regulations in accordance with the current regulatory framework. Finally, attention is drawn to what is stated in Article 1, Section 2 of Ministerial Decree 328/2021, which provides that the CTS, in order to optimize the provision of the service, will activate methods of collaboration with the GIT for schools z ‘support. the territory for inclusion processes’.

Compliance with UUSSRR

” In order to facilitate the allocation of the financial resources provided for in the implementation of the above legislation, the regional school offices are kindly requested to identify or confirm a CTS for each province. It should be borne in mind that – according to Article 2, Section 1 of Ministerial Decree 328 – in the case of metropolitan cities, the CTS can also be identified in more than one number, taking into account the territorial complexity and number of schools.

The CTS headquarters school institutions can also work with the Polo Schools for Inclusion. For the purpose of identification, Article 2 of the Ministerial Decree shall specify the criteria to be taken into consideration. The identification of the CTS seat schools – this is the constitution of the regional network with the indication of the lead school – it must be kindly sent to the undersigned Directorate (e-mail dgsip. ufficio4@igliamento.it) by 20 February 2022 to enable the consistent administrative accounting requirements of the current year.

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