BUPA – Be Upskilling Additive


Press Release on LTTA in Italy (November 2023)

The BUPA Project is an Erasmus + Project, aiming to find new and innovative tools and approaches to include coding and game design concepts in school education by upskilling students and teachers in developing games for thematic learning. The project also aims to develop students’ digital skills in what game design framework is and enhance their problem-solving skills. The consortium has already developed 6 modules for both students and teachers, which are available on the BUPA e-learning platform: https://elearning.bupaproject.eu/. From the 14th to 16th of November 2023, 14 staff members of the partner – organizations attended an interesting 3-day- training on these modules, organized by IIS MARCONI MANGANO in Catania, Italy. They had the opportunity to develop their skills and participate in workshops on the following topics: 1. Computational Thinking unplugged 2. Methodologies to support Logical Learning 3. Google Blocky Games 4. Fundamentals Scratch 5. Python and Introduction to Programming with a Formal Language 6. Game design concepts The participants really enjoyed activities, such as designing their own board game, watching inspirational TED-talks on the topics and engagining in simple coding activities. In the following months, the BUPA material will be tested by both students and teachers during the LTTA in Spain and the pilot implementations in all partner – countries. The project partnership is: CODEUP (Portugal), XENIOS POLIS (Greece), CARDET (Cyprus), IES LA SENIA (Spain), AEVA (Portugal), IIS MARCONI MANGANO (Italy), FIP (Ireland).