THE HISTORY OF GALILEI
Galilei is a dynamic high school that has always stood out for its ability to keep up with methodological and didactic innovations, but also for its ability to read, interpret and anticipate profound changes in society.
Its very birth in 1962, at the height of an impetuous economic development and the consequent profound social and economic changes in Italian and Trieste society, highlights the request for a prompt and effective response to the new expectations and needs of users. After the initial and provisional arrangements in the via Madonna del Mare and via Corsi locations, the strong growth of the high school made it necessary to build the new via Mameli headquarters which, designed in 1971 by architects Celli and Tognon and completed in 1975, underlines its innovative and modern character with its avant-garde architectural structure and the large spaces dedicated to laboratories, gyms, library, Aula Magna, open-air sports spaces, reserved parking spaces. The 2015 renovation allowed for fiber optic cabling of the headquarters and the modernization of classrooms, services and laboratories. In 2017 Galilei was identified as a pole school of the National Digital School Plan and subsequently also as a Future Lab of Friuli Venezia Giulia, a school, therefore, of reference for innovative teaching and learning environments and methodologies
The school has an excellent network infrastructure and digital devices. The network connection is of very high capacity (INSIEL and GARR). There are flexible learning spaces and laboratories equipped on the model 1+ 4 educational spaces http://www.indire.it/progetto/ll-model-1-4-spazi-educativi/ . The Physics, Chemistry and Biology laboratories have excellent equipment and machines which also allow molecular biology investigations to be carried out.
The entire infrastructure was developed on the BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) principle, which is why the number of digital devices is lower than the average for the province and region. All school staff and students are profiled on the network and on the platform used to develop teaching and planning.
Thanks to PNRR funding, the three-year period 2022-25 will mark the setting up of functional learning spaces at the branch offices for interdisciplinary paths to strengthen basic skills. At the headquarters, the funding will be allocated to the creation of innovative and professionalizing digital laboratories that will be added to those of information technology, 3D printing and Virtual Reality.
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Video: History of the Galilei High School - interview with the architect and designer Celli