Proceedings of The 2nd International Conference on Advanced Research in Education
Teacher Coaching Program – the Idea Linea B3 Project
Carole Salis, Davide Zedda, Giuliana Brunetti and Marie Florence Wilson
IDEA Line B3 is a two-year coaching program for teachers who wish to be updated on how to enhance their capacity to effectively implement specific technologies in their teaching practice. The project is a natural extension of a previous three-year project aiming at fighting students’ disengagement through the implementation of extracurricular technological activities. Activities resulted attractive to students and participating school teachers expressed the need to be coached and supported in using critically technologies in educational contexts, with special attention to their implementation to didactics. Technology is not only useful in delivering lessons, but it also is useful for course preparation. In this paper we shall illustrate the project organization, its objectives, the target group, the training activities. We shall also describe the platform developed to store and share educational material and scenarios produced during the training period, the communication activities carried out, the methodology adopted, the organizational procedures as well as the monitoring activities. We shall illustrate the 3 themes object of this year’s program and their related technologies: School Without Walls (with the use of Augmented Reality – AR); Computational Thinking (with coding, educational robotics, and Internet of Things – IoT); Interdisciplinarity (with Artificial Intelligence – AI).
keywords: Teacher education, Technology Enhanced Learning Activities, Augmented Reality, Computational Thinking, Artificial Intelligence.