STAND – SupporTing continued Access to education enhancing schools’ Digital readiness

The project

STAND – SupporTing continued Access to education enhancing schools’ Digital readiness

Project Number

2021-1-IT02-KA220-SCH-000031576

Date

01/01/2022 – 31/12/2023

Funding institution

Erasmus+ - KA2: Cooperation Partnerships in the field of school education

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Info & contacts

antonella.alessi@danilodolci.org
http://www.standproject.eu/

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    Description of the project

    As a result of the pandemic, around 7 million children dropped out of school (World Bank), resulting in disruptions which will negatively affect future learning if the long-term impacts of the pandemic are not mitigated, through the adoption of new strategies and supporting educational continuity for all children. Moreover, teachers and school staff still lack appropriate digital skills but also miss experience in creating digital teaching content, lessons and manage e-learning platforms, and 18% of teachers ask for further competence in ICT (The Impact of COVID-19 on education, OECD, 2020).

    In a response, STAND aims at equipping teachers and school staff, as well as students and their families, with competences, tools and tailored support, supporting the digital transition of EU school systems and making them ready to face long-term challenges triggered by the pandemic.

    The STAND project will train teachers and staff from primary and lower secondary schools, through targeted ICT/digital support and new training opportunities to acquire digital competences and deal with distance learning, teaching and bureaucratic activities; Furthermore, it will also respond to the need of students in the age 6-12 to have equal access to education (online) while being protected against future risks of social exclusion and other risks that are inherent to the virtual world. Finally, the project also focusses on families, and their need for basic digital skills and tools in order to support their children in distance learning and homework.

    Activities

    • MOOC development for technical training on ICT and digital literacy for teachers
    • LTTA for partners on the contents of the MOOC
    • Delivery of the MOOC for teachers and school staff in each country, including autonomous learning, webinars and face-to-face sessions
    • Design meetings with teachers to develop the Methodological guide
    • Workshops for teachers on integrated pedagogical methodology and emotional aspects of teaching and learning
    • Awareness-raising on collateral risks related to the use of digital tools for school staff, teachers, students and families
    • Peer-support among school stakeholders through the set-up of a virtual community for peer-tutoring
    • Online help desk for teachers, school staff and parents

    Results

    • MOOC on ICT and Digital Literacy for teachers and school staff, tested with 30 teachers and 10 schools
    • Methodological guide – Strategies and principles for effective digital education, co-design by 6 teachers/country and reaching 15 teachers through 3 workshops in each country
    • “Data protection and safety in distance learning” handbook which will be promoted, reaching 120 students, 20 teachers and 40 parents
    • STAND alliance Platform, including national and international forums, help desks with life chat, repositories
    • Newly-acquired knowledge, skills and strategies for ICT and digital literacy among teachers and administrative school staff from EU primary and lower secondary schools.
    • Enhanced awareness and empowerment among teachers, school staff and families including pupils on issues related to digital identity, data protection policies and cybersecurity.
    • Newly promoted informal networks and peer-tutoring among parents, teachers, school staff and students.
    • Encouraged coordination, collaboration and networking among education institutions, technology providers, ICT and pedagogical experts across the EU.
    • 4 Multiplier events reaching 90 people

    Partners