Didacta Sicily, starting on Thursday: spotlights on AI, school dropout and ITS Academy


By John

It opens on Thursday 12th at 9.30 am in the spaces of SICILIAFIERA Exhibition Meeting Hub in Misterbiancoin the province of Catania, the second edition of Didacta Italia Sicilian Editionthe most important event dedicated to training and educational innovation, which will be dedicated to AI, as the payoff explains “A look at the future: artificial intelligence”.

The fair (open every day from 9.30 to 18.30, info on www.fieradidacta.it ) proposes 535 events in total, of which 119 of the scientific program and 416 offered by institutions and companies, is aimed at all levels of education and training: nursery, nursery, primary, lower and upper secondary schools, ITS professional institutes, universities, scientific research and professional training institutes, as well as companies and professionals. To register for the events it is necessary to access the Didacta Italia website page (https://fieradidacta.indire.it/it/programma-didacta-sicilia/), select the activities involved, completing the procedure by purchasing the ticket directly on the portal, also using the Teacher’s card.

At the inaugural ceremonywhich will take place at 9.30 am in the Main Hall (Pavilion B2) in the presence of the Organizing Committee and the regional and municipal institutions, will intervene remotely Ignazio La Russapresident of the Senate and Giuseppe Valditara, mEducation and Merit register. Following the speeches of the president of Firenze Fiera, Lorenzo Becattiniof the mayor of Misterbianco, Marco Corsaro, of the Councilor for Education and Professional Training of the Sicilian Region, Mimmo Turano, Of Giuseppe Pierrodirector of the Sicily Regional School Office, of Cristina Griecopresident of Indire and of Theodor Niehauspresident of Didacta International.

In addition to participating in the events, the public will be able to visit the large exhibition area with 175 leading Italian and foreign companies which in four pavilions will present the latest proposals and solutions in the sector of electronics, robotics, augmented reality, innovative 4.0 teaching environments, learning ecosystems, latest generation digital and editorial contents, also organizing immersive events to integrate traditional teaching with interactive technology.

The frontiers of AI in the classroom

Artificial intelligence will be the center of attention on this first day with two international conferences. We start at 2 pm with the conference organized by Indire entitled Artificial intelligence and school, which will explore the intersection between AI and education for the education of future generations. Following (4pm) the conference entitled Artificial intelligence: what it is, how it works and what we can expect in the coming years, with the participation of world-renowned Italian and foreign researchers and programmers. The opportunities, challenges and transformative potential of AI in the field of Italian education and schools are being examined.

Educational poverty and school dropout

Also on Thursday 12 October at the seminar scheduled for 2 pm (Seminar Room 1 – Pavilion C2) we will talk about “Educational poverty, school dropout, education in legality: three closely linked aspects”. Among the speakers Enrico Trantino, mayor of the metropolitan city of Catania, Andrea Guzzardi, councilor for school policies of the Municipality of Catania, mons. Luigi Renna, archbishop of Catania and Roberto Di Bella, president of the Juvenile Court of Catania.

The opportunities of the ITS Academy

The seminar is dedicated to the ITS Academy (Higher Technological Institutes) and their fundamental role in promoting the technological-professional training chain “The ITS Academy: teaching for the work involved in the supply chain” (4pm, Seminar Room 1 – Pavilion C2). A large number of speakers. Among these are the PNRR State-Regions core coordinator, Gianni Bocchieri, the president of Indire, Cristina Grieco, the vice-president of Confindustria, Human Capital, Giovanni Brugnoli, Carmela Palumbo, head of department for the MIM education and training system, Francesco Pinelli , director of the University Education and Right to Study Department of the Sicilian Region.

Institutional support

DIDACTA ITALIA – Sicilian Edition is organized by Florence Fair in collaboration with the Sicilian region and the scientific partnership of INDIRE. The fair offers a scientific program of the highest level coordinated by prof. Giovanni Biondimaking use of an organizing committee which includes, alongside Firenze Fiera, the Ministry of Education and MeritThe Ministry of University and Researchthe Sicilian Region, the Regional Department of Education and Professional Training, the Regional Department of Territory and Environment, the Regional School Office for Sicily, Metropolitan city of CataniaThe Municipality of Catania, the City of Misterbianco, the universities of Palermo, Catania, Kore di Enna and Messina, Arpa Sicilia together with the Regional School Office for Calabria and the Regional School Office for Puglia. Partner: Didacta International.