Spotlight 2019

Spotlight Switzerland Digital Transformation at School

Spotlight Switzerland is looking for inspiring kindergarten, primary and secondary school educators who are embracing digital transformation in the classroom by experimenting with teaching methods and tools together with their students. Ten most convincing emerging good practices will be selected by an expert jury and will receive grants summing up to CHF 120'000 for further development. These projects will be video documented and presented in the form of a report during Campus Seminar in Zurich on October 30th, 2019 and at the HundrED Innovations Summit in Helsinki on November 6th-8th, 2019.

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What is Spotlight Switzerland?

Organized together with local partners, HundrED Spotlights are curated collections of ten education innovations offering a thorough insight into a specific area of education (e.g. Sustainability) or a certain location (e.g. Victoria, Australia). Spotlight Switzerland aims to collect and to reward ten emerging good practice from educators who, together with their students, are embracing digital transformation in the classroom. All submitted applications undergo a thorough research process and screening by an expert jury. The ten selected applications adhere to a strict selection criteria of being impactful, scalable and innovative. The deep insights gained through the Spotlight are shared with the world in the form of videos and a report. 

Why Spotlight  Switzerland?

With a reputation of an education, science and technology pioneer and a strong national agenda focusing on digital transformation, Switzerland is uniquely positioned to be a global centre of digital education innovation, not only in higher education but already from early childhood.

Who are the local partners?

We Are Play Lab Foundation, Gebert Rüf Stiftung, Jacobs Foundation, Stiftung Mercator Schweizdigitalswitzerland next generationBeisheim StiftungThe Zurich University of Teacher Education (PH Zurich).

Do you have questions or need support?

Contact: cristina@weareplaylab.net

TIMELINE 2019

MAY-JULY
Call for projects

AUGUST
Projects selection 

SEPTEMBER
Video production and report

OCTOBER
Ten projects presented at Campus Seminar Zurich

NOVEMBER
Spotlight Switzerland at HundrED Innovations Summit

Discover innovations

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Makerspace Days
High-school students at the Eduzis School in Mettmenhasli set up a one-day workshop for sixth-graders. These workshops are run autonomously by the adolescents, the pri...
Collaborative Learning
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The School of Programming
The school of programming is in charge of promoting and coordinating the teaching of robotics and programming at all levels of the Poschiavo municipality’s schools. Ce...
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Processor-controlled Learning Environment
The processor-controlled learning environment PGLU makes it easy to forge links between handicrafts, mathematics and computer science.
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Organization of teaching and introduction to computational thinking
In order to meet the requirements of today’s heterogeneous school classes and digital change, the Val-de-Ruz school district has adapted its organization and abandoned...
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Reality and Fiction in Kindergarten
The topics 'fear' and 'reality and fiction' are discussed on the basis of a children’s book and the children are introduced to special-effects technology.
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Digital Learning Lab
At the Digital Learning Lab, students and teachers meet external experts such as programmers, designers and start-up entrepreneurs. In just under two days, this create...
Personalized Learning
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Robot Your Classroom
Teachers at Knonau Primary School have developed a series of lessons on programming and robotics for different school levels. Pupils gain access to digital worlds by m...
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Go-Lab: Learning together yet individually
The integration of the Go-Lab learning application allows students to participate more actively as well as interactively in class, to learn independently, to try thing...
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The 360-degree teaching and learning room
The abbreviation "n47e8" represents the geographic coordinates of Dietikon and designates the teaching concept of Bildungszentrum Limmattal, which is based on orientat...
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Become a C.R.A.C.
The C.R.A.C. method (derived from the French terms Comprendre, se Rappeler, Appliquer, Consolider) aims to help students acquire and develop four skills essential to a...

How does it work?

Who can apply?

Any kindergarten, primary and secondary school educator living in Switzerland can submit their project focusing on digital transformation at school..

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Who can apply?

Any kindergarten, primary and secondary school educator living in Switzerland can submit their project focusing on digital transformation at school from May 2nd to July 5th, 2019 using the application form.

In August 2019, 10 inspiring Swiss education projects will be selected by an expert jury according to three main criteria: innovativeness, impact, and scalability.

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How are projects selected?

To determine how well submissions fit the three criteria, HundrED uses the following descriptive factors that have been shown in innovation literature...

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How are projects selected?

To determine how well submissions fit the three criteria, HundrED uses the following descriptive factors that have been shown in innovation literature and HundrED’s research to play a significant role in establishing innovativeness, impact, and scalability in educational innovations:

  • Clear, valuable goal that addresses a need
  • Structured implementation design
  • Purposeful collaboration
  • Pedagogically sound
  • Child/person centered
  • Contextual
  • Inclusive
  • Equitable
  • Improves outcomes
  • Evidence
  • Elevates educators Family/community/government engagement
  • Adaptable
  • Sustainable
  • Cost-effectiveness & affordability 

Based on these factors, alongside qualitative evidence from interviews with the HundrED research team, innovations are given an overall score based on their innovativeness, impact, and scalability. Innovations are scored twice, first based on their current state and then based on their potential.

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