BRAVE NEW WORDS – The Italian Multiplier Event

On the 13th of April 2022 CEIPES hosted the Multiplier Event of the Brave New Words project, co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme, project number (2019-1-PL01-KA204-064981), KA204 – Strategic Partnerships for adult education.

“Brave New Words: innovative educational tools for training and teaching people with Special Learning Disorders”, it’s a project supported by the European Commission through the Erasmus+ programme, Key Action 2- Strategic partnership for adult education.

The project aims to create innovative learning pathways that increase the quality of the work of educators and staff members dealing with students with Special Learning Disorders (SpLD), using 3D Printing and Augmented Reality (AR). The use of these two technologies can transform how people with SpLD will learn by offering a multi-sensory experience to them. For the development of Multi-sensory methods and methodology, the new technologies (3D Printing and AR) can be useful tools for developing new inclusive tools.

IO1 – A GUIDELINE FOR TEACHERS AND TRAINERS ABOUT THE USE OF 3D PRINTING AND AUGMENTED REALITY.

The consortium created a guideline for teachers and trainers about how to develop and to design some exercises suitable to be printed in 3D and some exercises suitable to be used with Augmentative Reality technology for people with SpLD;

IO2 – SET OF EXERCISES FOR USING 3D PRINTING AND AR WITH PEOPLE WITH SPLD.

A set of 10 exercises was developed by 3D printing and AR technology suitable to use with people with SpLD. For each exercise you will have: One exercise guide in English, Italian, Bulgarian, Spanish and Polish.

 IO3 – PILOT PHASE.

A pilot phase was conducted by PARVI and the other associated partners to test all tools and activities done and realised during the implementation of the project.

IO4 – SET OF WEBINARS TO MAXIMIZE THE IMPACT OF THE FINAL TRAINING VERSION.

A set of webinars, to open a dialogue and forecast the use of 3D printing and AR technologies in the educational field and to help people with SpLD.

During the Multiplier Event CEIPES introduced the project, its aims and objectives, as well as expected results; furthermore this has been a great occasion to promote among participants the training mobility occasions that the Erasmus+ Programme has to offer. In fact, CEIPES’ staff invited the associated partner involved for the testing phase. The two directors of the Si.Da centre Daniela Leto, Simona Valenti and some of the staff during the event spoke about their experience done during the testing phase.

Thanks to the innovative perspective adopted by the project and the passion that has been transferred to the participants, The audience increased their awareness of 3D printing and AR as support for SpLD to adults and became interested in the activities implemented during the project activities.

 To learn more about the project, please check the official project website, Instagram and the Facebook page .