Istituto Comprensivo “Egnazio Danti”, Italy

The school is located in Alatri, a rural area nearby the capital city (Rome). Is a comprehensive school compounded of two kindergartens, two primary schools and a secondary school level, it houses a school population of 1,203 pupils. The school has several open and covered spaces, including two libraries, an art workshop, three computer labs, a pottery workshop, a science lab, three indoor gyms, a multipurpose external field and an archive. Number of employees: 106 teachers. Number of students: 1203 KINDERGARTENS: pupils from 3 to 5 years. PRIMARY SCHOOL: pupils from 6 to 10 years SECONDARY SCHOOL: pupils from 11 to 13 years.

Egazio Danti uses experienced collaborative teaching. Starting from the youngest students two or three teachers co-teach different groups of children of kindergartens. Moreover, primary and secondary schools have built networks with different schools of the same territory. Almost all the teachers from different departments share everyday school activities, multidisplinary workshops and collaborative teaching. Following this innovative approach all the school curriculum is based on project-based learning and the vertical curriculum for skills which means that the curriculum is focused on student learning goals, including standards-based content and skills such as critical thinking/problem solving, collaboration, and self-management.