Teacher training, from available resources to intervention priorities. The Ministry’s note [PDF]

The Ministry of Education has published the note on teacher education training, with some news, resources and priorities to follow.

It is important to emphasize, the ministry writes, that the school year 2021/2022 is the end of the three-year period subject to the CCNI treatment regime signed by the administration with the unions. on 23.10.2020 and that the training activities in connection with the academic year are still in progress. 2020/2021, for which an extension of the closure of activities was granted until 31 December next year, also in view of the obvious difficulties, due to the covid epidemic, represented by the training centers of the training sector.

Last but not least, as is well known, with the agreement of the National Recovery Plan e Resilience important and structural innovation actions of training formation are provided e that the same must be defined by the end of this school year.

Therefore, for the current school year, indications of training activities of particular and indispensable importance, which are in addition to those still in progress, can be carried out.


Integrated system 0-6 years

Among them is the need to provide the definition of pedagogical guidelines for the integrated “zerosei” system according to the species. 10, Section 4, of the Legislative Decree of 13 April 2017, n. 65, it is a priority to plan training initiatives to plan the school staff of playschools, to evaluate the possibility of opening them also to the presence of the staff of the educational services for children, the same in the integrated system “zerosei” to return. .

In view of the innovation of the measure, coordination initiatives and programmatic meetings between the Polo-schools themselves and the staff of the relevant Peripheral General Directions and of the Central Administration are introduced. It is the writer’s responsibility to provide further information on this topic.

As far as training initiatives are concerned strictly within the competence of the networked educational institutes, it is recommended to read the new Ministerial Law of the Political-Institutional Orientation for the year 2022, which recalls the need to establish the governance system of education strengthen. with the aim of improving the learning outcomes of students and their full education and responsible citizens, through various strategies for:

  • foster a system of professional growth and development opportunities for all school operators and for the whole school community;
  • Support and develop research and pedagogical innovation to improve the learning action, the quality of learning environment and the well-being of the organization;
  • encourage reflection on the planning, monitoring and evaluation of pedagogical pathways.

Criteria for the allocation of financial resources

The organizational structure for the academic year 2021/2022 sees the Polo schools for training as recipients of financial resources. The money is distributed to the polo schools for the training and the number of teachers in the autonomous staff.

Particularly in view of the fact that for the academic year in progress, it will be necessary to operate on the basis of the resources allocated to the relevant budget chapters, including the extensions required for the implementation of the Activities of previous years were awarded, reduced, it was determined that the maximum amount that can be spent. for the coordinated management of the formation based on national priorities, it has been reduced to allocate as much resources as possible to the autonomous initiatives organized by the individual schools of the networks.

The quotas for the single-network school are, as usual, assigned by the polo-schools for education directly to each school, in order to meet the training needs of the schools autonomously. The allocation of funds will take place on the basis of the provisions of the National Integrative Collective Agreement (CCNI) of 23/10/2020, which set out the general criteria for the allocation of resources for the training of teaching and training staff for the ‘School year 2019/20, 2020/21, 2021/22, based on financial resources for the year 2021 and for the year 2022.

The support of individual educational institutions in the planning and implementation processes of training initiatives enables the participation of all staff in the service, to address the needs for the development and improvement of the school, to make choices that are consistent with the objectives and timing of the three-year training offer plan (Art. 66 of CCNL 2006-2009), to consolidate the spirit of cooperation and sharing among all members of the professional community.

The articulation of the intervention

National training initiatives whose priorities for the academic year 2021/2022 are outlined in the following paragraph 4 are coordinated by the USR through the direct involvement of the polo schools for training that use the financial resources allocated to them for this purpose assigned.

The training courses for teachers of the Territorial Reference Area therefore respond to the need for further study on the topics identified as priorities at the national level; they can be addressed to limited groups of teachers who are identified as facilitators of the training (tutors, coordinators, speakers); they will take on the character of a system to facilitate a more widespread training action within schools.

The Polo schools for training take care to create training opportunities, also in asynchronous mode, through the permanent availability of online content and documentation, in a specific section of the website.

The individual educational institutes must, on the basis of the funds allocated directly by the polo schools, adopt an institutional training plan in accordance with the objectives of the PTOF and with the didactic, pedagogical and development research processes, in accordance with the priorities and strategies , which were presented at national level, but needs must also be taken into account individual.

The Institute Training Plan contains the activities that have been approved by the teaching body according to Art. 66 of the CCNL 2006-2009. Schools can plan initiatives individually or in purpose networks, including favors collaborations with universities, research institutes and with qualified professional associations and bodies accredited under Directive 170/2016.

To ensure the dissemination of new training methodologies, the institute training plan may also include self-training, peer training, pedagogical research and innovation, research action initiatives, laboratory activities, in-depth groups and improvement. In the plan, it will in any case be necessary to specify the characteristics of the training activities, in the various forms that they can take, that define relative documentation and certification procedures.

In addition, the individual training institutes and polo schools for training must deploy the programmed and implemented training activities in the SOFIA platform (sofia. Formazione.it) to enable effective monitoring1. At the end of the training activities, they must also carry out the related reporting operations of the initiatives, which have been carried out in the manner communicated to a later note by this Directorate-General.

Teaching priorities for the academic year 2021/2022

As regards the in-service training initiatives of national teachers, also as a result of regulatory innovations, the USRs, with the participation of polo schools for the training, must implement training courses that focus on:

  • scientific-technological disciplines (STEM) and multilingual skills;
  • strategic interventions for the implementation of the integrated 0-6 system;
  • to Training Initiatives for Accompanying Primary School Evaluation (OM)
    n. 172/20);
  • Initiatives for inclusive and integration education practices also to promote students
    new arrival in Italy (NAI), thanks to the support of new technologies and the promotion of sports practices;
  • specific topics of each school segment regarding the innovations introduced by recent legislation;
  • on actions in connection with the implementation of the actions provided for in the national plan “school regeneration”.

In view of the relevance of the indicated national training initiatives, the polo schools take care to coordinate and monitor the activities in accordance with the relevant USRs.

On the other hand, as far as the individual educational institutes are concerned, all the training initiatives that respond to the needs identified during the self-assessment processes, improvement plans and social reporting can be planned and implemented on the basis of what is defined in paragraph 3. .

Integrated governance of training

In principle, when planning the activities, the educational plans of the institute (Art. 63-71, CCNL 2006-2009) will be useful, the various possibilities offered:

  • direct organization of training activities of the Institute, including in self-training and structured teaching research modalities;
  • coordinate organization with other schools of network training initiatives (for specific types of in-depth study);
  • Participation in training initiatives of a national nature, promoted by the school administration, through the Polo training schools;
  • free initiative of individual teachers, through the use of the specific teacher charter.
    The different training initiatives respond to different, equally deserving purposes be appreciated, shared and recognized if they are consistent with the general educational needs of the school to which they belong. In the context of the allocation of financial resources for the training of teachers at school level, the general criteria for the allocation of resources for the training of school staff are a matter for negotiation, according to Art. 22 Section 4, Letter c 7.

Resources available

Resources are allocated, as usual, to polo schools for education based on the table in the annex, which distinguishes between funding dedicated to national initiatives, as described above, and funding for individual schools.

50% of the allocated amount will be paid in advance as usual and the remaining 50% of the amount will be paid after the report from the schools.

The activities must be completed by August 2022 in order for the launch of new training initiatives in line with the innovations introduced in accordance with the provisions of the PNRR.

Therefore, schools are required to report the use of funds through the PIMER platform, which is present on SIDI, until the peremptory deadline of September 2022.

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