STRANDS

Schools in Transformation with Readiness, Adaptations and Nurturing Digital Skills

Target Groups

School teachers and educators, students and learners, families and communities

Aim

To support the challenging transition of education from physical spaces to virtual

Duration

01/12/2021 - 01/12/2023

Project Aim

The STRANDS project aims to support the challenging transition of education from physical spaces to virtual classes for teachers, students and families. The general objective of the project is to ease the transition into blended learning and distance learning by supporting teachers and students in embracing digital methodologies.

More specifically the project aims to:
- enhance methodological and pedagogical capacities in teachers and educators, in order to enable them to use digital technologies and to increase their digital mind-set.
- support learners in the transition into distance learning and in the integration of digital means into their lives.
- engage families and communities into learning practices, in order to increase digital awareness while tackling isolation.
- improve the quality of online learning materials for students with fewer opportunities
- build emotional bonds between educators, learners, and families

Background

At the end of March 2020, UNESCO reported that over 1.4 million students in 164 countries had been affected by the pandemic. The sudden and dramatic shift into online learning has prompted an increased focus on the emerging challenges of managing online learning. Being digitally competent and able to use digital technologies in a confident, critical and responsible way is essential for teachers and schools. Moreover, studies show that students extensively use their senses to learn, therefore, being able to transform online learning into an effective experience through the integration of human engagement and connection is crucial to ensure the success of distance education. In this scenario, the role of families and communities becomes crucial to bridge the digital divide and increase digital awareness and safety, while fostering inclusivity and equal opportunities.

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3rd Newsletter!

The 3rd newsletter of the project is available on the website now! Visit the link here to see the newsletter.

E-Safety Manual for Families and Students

The E-Safety manual represents the fourth result of the project whose goal is to address young people‚Äôs needs to use digital technologies and engage effectively and safely in online activities. In order to do so, the E-Safety Manual gathers resources that offer practical tips and advice on different aspects of keeping young people safe online…

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This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This communication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.
Submission Number: 2021-1-IT02-KA220-SCH-000032589