Effective use of ICT based science teaching learning objects.The guidelines aim at providing science secondary school teachers with the competences to make an effective use of ICT based science teaching learning objects.
3.1 National Policies for Professional Development of Teachers
Training initiatives are generally not part of the teaching timetable and teachers have the right to participate as CPD contributes to the development of their professional life. Teachers are entitled to have five days with exemption from service during the school year to participate in training initiatives.
In order to help teachers in their CPD activities, law 107/2015 foresees a financial support delivered in the form of an electronic card. The card is personal and not transferable and is destined to permanent full-time and part-time teachers working in state schools, included teachers in their induction period. Every year, each teacher will receive a maximum of €500 for: purchasing books, magazines, hardware and software; attending courses offered by accredited bodies or by higher education institutions; attending cultural events (representations, movies, live events) and visit museums and exhibitions;
Carrying out activities consistent with the three-year educational plan of the school and with the National training plan. The sum is not considered an ancillary retribution and it is not taxable. Within the end of August of each year, teachers must send the statement of expenses for CPD activities to their school administration that make them available to auditors. In case of late or incomplete documentation, unjustified costs are recovered from the sum allocated to the teacher the following year.
- Eurydice: National Policies Italy – Teachers and Education Staffhttps://eacea.ec.europa.eu/national-policies/eurydice/content/continuing-professional-development-teachers-working-early-childhood-and-school-education-36_enThis document describes the Continuous Professional Development for teachers working in school education in Italy.