H2 Learning, the Digital Hub Development Agency (DHDA), the National College of Art and Design (NCAD), Krzyzowa Foundation (Poland) and MFG Baden-Württemberg (Germany), have partnered-up to develop a project called the Digital Skills Pathways for Youth across Europe.
The project aims to provide teenagers across Europe with opportunities to develop a range of digital literacy skills; to provide them with a virtual space to showcase their work and to network with peers; to expose them to the wide range of possible careers in this evolving sector and to identify pathways they can follow into further education and future employment in the field of digital media.
What’s happening now?
At the moment Digital Mentors are working on the development of the CPD (Continuous Professional Development) materials for youth tutors.
Partners are preparing for the third project meeting that will take place in Poland in October 2016.
Following three previous partner meetings in Cyprus, Slovenia and Krems, the fourth ATS2020 partner meeting, hosted by the Irish partners, Junior Cycle for Teachers and H2 Learning, kicked off at 9am on Thursday, June 9th at the Clock Tower, Department of Education in Dublin.
Lasting for two days, the 36 partners from 11 countries discussed multiple issues at the meeting, which relate to the facilitation, development and results-evaluation of the pan-European classroom pilot.
Workshops and presentations took place throughout the two days. Workshops on developing learning designs for participating teachers, pre and post-evaluation procedures for the ATS2020 project as well as presentations on learning platforms for creating accounts (on both Mahara and Microsoft 365) were scheduled for day one.
After the Minister’s departure, partners became involved in workshops on quality assurance and project evaluation guidelines and tools as well as presentations on the dissemination of project results (spreading the word), and a means of appropriately implementing the project. A presentation on the overall project management of ATS202 took place in the final hour of the partner meeting.