2019 Teachers’ Open Day

Monday, October 7th, from 04:30 pm to 07:00 pm. To investigate new approaches and methods and get to know the world of STEAM education, creative workshops, dance and inclusion best practices in the 21st-century school. Admission is free.



The Teachers’ Open Day is a yearly event that provides an opportunity to get to know some of the newest education methods. From 04:30 pm to 07:00 pm, Explora team will welcome educators, teachers and school managers to learn all about educational visits, projects for schools, workshops and courses for teachers that will take place during the 2019-2020 academic year, and visit the Museum as well.

Upon request, a drop-off reception and entertainment service is available for children aged 3 to 10 years. Availability is limited, booking is required.
Warning Sorry, the service is fully booked, any new requests will be placed on a waiting list.

Admission is free, booking is required.



04:30 pm 
– sign up at the ticket office,
– buffet in the Explora garden.

05:00 pm 
– activities will start.

MAP TO THE STARS is an app for teachers, developed by Explora together with an interdisciplinary team made up of dancers, choreographers, pedagogy and technology experts. MAP TO THE STARS is a project co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union, coordinated by the Ballet National de Marseille.
– Get-together – at 06:00 pm: To learn more about the potential of dance and movement in education. The MAP TO THE STARS application is a tool that helps introduce body movement in class and stimulate creativity – an opportunity to learn about lesson plans and the Explora experience in class.
By Explora and teachers I. Larosa and M. Messina from the I.C. Via Micheli in Rome. 
– Workshop – at 05:00 pm: To introduce new teaching methods through the MAP TO THE STARS application’s lesson plans to stimulate creativity in children aged from 8 to 12 years. By Explora  
Participation in the Open Day event will provide an opportunity to be part of the application’s dissemination programme among schools.

GARDENS TO GROW School garden: Nature and inclusion – NURSERY SCHOOL at 5:00 pm and 6:00 pm
Under the GARDENStoGROW  project that made it possible to set up school gardens and training courses to develop basic, civic and transversal skills for the 3-6 age group, this meeting focuses on class experiences and best teaching practices that make horticulture an inclusion opportunity.  By: Explora, L. Gaudiomonte and F. Notargiovanni – nursery school E. Pistelli of I.C. Abbado of Rome, P. Corsano – University of Parma-Department of Human, Social Sciences and Cultural enterprises.
GARDENStoGROW Urban Horticulture for Innovative and Inclusive Early Childhood Education is a project co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union

Analysis of programming strategies adopted by children aged from 9 to 12 years. – PRIMARY AND MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS at 05:00 pm
Programming a robot: what are the problems that children actually face, from the moment they receive a robot programming task to its completion? To get to know reasoning processes and strategies adopted by children in solving programming exercises and identify effective tools to observe, understand and plan activities in class. 
By Explora, Dr Chiara Merisio and Prof. Edoardo Datteri (responsible for scientific research)  and the Robotics Laboratory for Cognitive and Social Sciences at the University of Milan – Bicocca, Department of Human Sciences and Education “R. Massa”. 

LET’S USE OUR WITS – NURSERY SCHOOL at 05:00 pm and 06:00 pm
Build, measure and break up: adopting a STEAM method to approach nursery school children.
Introduction to the training course for teachers to find out how to combine their own creativity with technical and scientific knowledge.
By Explora

MAGNETISM– PRIMARY SCHOOL at 05:00 pm and 06:00 pm
Experiments and discoveries: a reflection on methods and approaches of active pedagogy. Introduction to the training course for primary school teachers on techniques and tools that enhance creativity, work team and exploration. 
By Explora

EATING HABITS – PRIMARY SCHOOL at 05:00 pm and 06:00 pm
A new workshop that, by way of puzzles, games and riddles, helps learn the right amounts of food to eat at meals and the properties of nutrients needed to follow a balanced diet.
By Explora 

EQUAL: Play-based learning activity on equal opportunities for girls and boys.
Play-based activity on equal opportunities: stereotypes, rights and duties, equality and uniqueness. A new activity for children aged from 6 years and up that provides both children and their accompanying adults, parents, teachers, relatives, with some food for thought through games, tests and simulations. During Open Day, guided visits can be booked in advance, which allows you to receive the invitation to the new activity’s launch event. 

Thanks to Eni, FEDUF Fondazione per l’Educazione Finanziaria e al Risparmio, Global Thinking Foundation, Nestlé. 

Scientifically supervised by
 Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore of Milan, Theory of Mind Research Unit;
The Sapienza University of Rome, Faculty of Medicine and Psychology, Psicologia dello Sviluppo e dell’Educazione Department;
University of Rome Unitelma Sapienza Scienze Giuridiche ed Economiche Department.

During Open Day, you’ll have the opportunity to have a look at contents, features and accessibility of Redooc.com, a digital learning platform, optimised for IWBs (Interactive Whiteboard), computers, tablets and smartphones, that focuses on STEM subjects, and benefit from a free-of-charge trial coupon for teachers and a price reduction on Class Licences to get access to all video, interactive and hardcopy contents from the section chosen on the platform, which allows to keep track of activities carried out in class.

Please be advised that photographs and/or videos will be taken at the event; if you do not wish to be photographed and/or filmed please inform an event organiser.

CONTACT US 0620398878 – 063613776 – insegnanti@mdbr.it – scuole@mdbr.it