MIL OSI Translation. Region: Germany / Deutschland –
Source: Swiss Canton of Uri – news in German
October 6, 2020
On Friday, October 2, 2020, the first 59 graduates of the post-qualification media and IT (NQMI) in Altdorf received their cantonal license to teach media and IT. During the small celebration, government councilor Beat Jörg, director of education and culture for the canton of Uri, congratulated all successful teachers. “If our elementary school teaches digital and media skills in the pedagogically correct way,” he said, “then our children and young people will not be victims of digital and media change, but creators and beneficiaries of this change.”
Digital tools have become indispensable in our everyday lives. The primary school therefore has the task of preparing the students for this area of life and showing them how to use the new media appropriately and responsibly. “Media and IT” (M&I) has been the name of a new subject in the Uri primary school since the 2019/2020 school year. It is compulsory in the 5th and 6th primary classes as well as in the 1st and 2nd secondary schools.
Modern and targeted form of post-qualification
The subject M&I is a challenge for teachers. It is still young, and most of the teachers who teach today did not grow up with the permanent availability of the Internet. They were trained to be teachers without the use of tablets or smartphones. It is therefore important that further training and post-qualification in this specialist area are successful. For this reason the Office for Elementary Schools of the Education and Culture Directorate of the Canton Uri (BKD) launched a modern and targeted form of post-qualification two years ago: the post-qualification M&I (NQMI). It was and is under the direction of M&I consultant Pirmin Stadler. The post-qualification is personalized; it builds on the previous knowledge and skills of the participants. They continuously document their qualifications using a digital portfolio.
“Crucial for the sustainable educational success of our children and young people”
Last Friday, October 2nd, 2020, the time had come. The first 59 graduates of the M&I post-qualification were allowed to receive their cantonal license to teach media and IT in the auditorium of the Uri vocational and advanced training center in Altdorf. During the small celebration, Councilor Beat Jörg, Director of Education and Culture of the Canton of Uri, congratulated all successful teachers and thanked them for their ongoing commitment to the schools in the Canton of Uri. “As an NQMI-certified primary or secondary teacher, you are crucial for the sustainable educational success of our children and young people on the one hand and for the successful further development of our schools on the other,” said Beat Jörg. The students of today are the adults of tomorrow and have to take responsibility in a digital and media-infused world. “That only works”, continues Beat Jörg, “if our elementary school teaches digital and media skills in the pedagogically correct way. If we succeed in this, our children and young people will not be victims of digital and media change, but creators and beneficiaries of this change. “
The diploma received:
Primary level: Christine Amstad, Ennetbürgen; Christof Arnold, Altdorf; Doris Arnold, Altdorf; Melinda Arnold, Altdorf; Simon Arnold, Flüelen; Thomas Arnold, Altdorf; Thomas Bellmont, Attinghausen; Lucia Bissig, Altdorf; Staschia Brand, Altdorf; Mario Cathomen, Schattdorf; Frederic Euler, Schattdorf; Benjamin Ferrari, Schattdorf; Adrian Gisler, Attinghausen; Lea Gisler, Altdorf; Fabian Gnos, Altdorf; Martin Huser, Unterschächen; Felix Kempf, Altdorf; Rafael Keusch, Altdorf; Béatrice Maulaz Gisler, Altdorf; Lorena Müller, Schattdorf; Stephanie Näpflin, Altdorf; Nina Oechslin, Erstfeld; Christian Regli, Erstfeld; Selina Schuler, Altdorf; Tamara Simmen-Räss, Altdorf; Livio Sommer, Altdorf; Salomé Stutz, Altdorf; Christine Styger, Altdorf; Ruven Telli, Altdorf; Judith Tresch-Kessler, Schattdorf; Fabrice von Rotz, Altdorf; Thomas Walden, Seedorf; Samuel Walker, Schattdorf; Thomas Walker, Altdorf; Andreas Walker-Schuler, Erstfeld; Vanessa Weissen, Andermatt; Liv-Ane Wyrsch, Zurich; Julia Zgraggen, Altdorf; Raphael Zwyer, Sisikon.
Secondary level I: Adolf Biedermann, Altdorf; Caroline Christen, Altdorf; Claudio Crivelli, Goldau; Antonia Furger Loretz, Erstfeld; Patricia Fux, Derendingen; Simon Gamma, Schattdorf; Daniel Gisler, Altdorf; Simon Heinzer, Altdorf; Marianne Herger-Huber, Schattdorf; Andreas Küttel, Aeugst; Armin Ott, Bürglen; Elias Salzmann, Schattdorf; Markus Schelbert, Erstfeld; Diego Waser, Altdorf; Ramon Wipfli, Altdorf; Ralph Wyrsch, Flüelen; Uwe Zaugg, Andermatt; Franziska Zgraggen, Altdorf; Michael Zurfluh, Flüelen.
Primary level and lower secondary level: René Jauch, Silenen.
Inquiries from media professionals: Government Councilor Beat Jörg, Director of Education and Culture, phone 041 875 22 55, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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