Philipp arnold, principal of the ebern middle school, is very positive about a visit to berlin by digital minister dorothee bar: school representatives were asked what is needed at the schools.
Meeting at the chancellor’s office
Gerlinde schmitt (principal school ebelsbach) and philipp arnold were with other representatives of schools from the federal republic for the meeting in the chancellor’s office in berlin. They discussed the possibilities, limits, requirements and obstacles of the digitalization process in schools; there were also practical examples.
The school representatives discussed with the minister topics such as fast internet (fiber optics) at schools, wifi and possible server structures, as well as minimum equipment requirements for schools. According to arnold, it became clear: it’s no longer a question of "if", but rather about the "how and the resulting speed of the process, as well as the political support for implementation (government demand) in the federal states.
According to arnold, it also became clear that there is no uniform progress in this matter, but that all schools are at different stages of development. He personally and also the colleagues liked it very much that the schools are heard on federal level and one has the possibility to formulate his needs on ministerial level. Dorothee bar also summed up the event: "I am delighted with the many concepts and ideas that were presented to me today. These were excellent examples of how digitization can be brought into the classroom."
Future skills are important
Digital understanding and the use of new media are skills for the future that have not yet been taught in many schools. "That is why I will work to create an online platform to disseminate these good practices." There is no need to reinvent the wheel everywhere, but things that work well can be taken over from others.
"This can be a small contribution to making our schools fit for the future more quickly", so bar. Around 30 teachers were guests and reported, for example, on computer classes, laptops for all vocational schools or the entry into the digital future at an old-language high school.