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From EPSA - European Public Sector Award

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The “Code my city” is an Innovation project, designed and organized by the Unit of Innovation and Best Practices of the Ministry of Administrative Reconstruction, enhancing systemic change in Schools, in order to improve the digital skills of teachers and pupils.


In particular, it is a pilot project promoting, with a systematic perspective, digitalisation as a part of the teaching process, aiming to transform classrooms into real labs. The pilot project will be used as an experiment of change by political leadership with an aim to be adapted to the policy of the Ministry of Education.


Within this pilot project, the team of the innovation unit identified the crucial points of the current situation, performed a risk analysis and managed all the interventions. At the end, conclusions from the assessment of this pilot implementation will be used as inputs to achieve a bigger impact in future actions.


It started, at the beginning of 2018, based on the need of creating a curriculum for digital skills in primary education, according to the strategy and action planning of digital skills in Greece, as education is one of the most crucial sectors that digital transformation should be based on .


The project consists of four phases:


Plan

In the first phase, the Unit of Innovation did an analysis of the current primary education system on digital skills, gathering data on the teaching methodology, the ICT infrastructure, the content of teaching etc.

After that, the team designed the project. There was a description of the project, including the sub-actions, the partnerships, the methodolgoy of civic (pupils and parents) engagement, the tools needed , resources management and the expected results.


Do

At the next phase, based on the analysis and the project planning, we asked from 21 schools from different regions of Greece, urban and rural, north and south, private and public schools to participate in this pilot project.

Then we cooperated with the Regional and Local governments to support the schools of their distinct throughout the project. We succeeded in getting their support, financial and other, in order for the schools to have the necessary resources.

Finally we applied a blend of short and medium term (one academic year), interventions addressing to teachers and pupils, starting from September 2018 till mid-March 2019.


Check

When the second phase was completed, all participants were asked to provide data on the different aspects of the project which would be useful to measure the results of the project, and to change future interventions if needed.


Act

At the end of March the innovation team started working on the assessment of “check” phase in order to use the feedback as an input to the next planning for the next academic year which aims to complete the creation of permanent mechanisms of transformation in those schools in a more systematic approach.


Award info
Award category: new solutions to complex challenges - a public sector citizen-centric, sustainable and fit for the future - european or national level
Award type: submission
Award year: 2019
Project type
Sector: cross-sectoral
Type of activity:
Keywords: Innovation, pilot project, change management, digital transformation, digital skills, education, coding public sector
Short English description: The “Code my city” is an Innovation project, designed and organized by the Unit of Innovation and Best Practices of the Ministry of Administrative Reconstruction, enhancing systemic change in Schools, in order to improve the digital skills of teachers and pupils.
Further information
Organisation: Ministry of Administrative Reconstruction Greece- Unit of Innovation and Best practices
Other applicants:
Homepage: https://innovation.gov.gr/en/home-3/
Level of government: national level
Size of organisation: >100
Number of people involved: 1-5
Country: Greece
EU membership: EU member
Language code: en
Start date:
End date:


Code my city (37.975450377329224, 23.742070448139582)
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