Schools in Transformation with Readiness, Adaptations and Nurturing Digital Skills

Target Groups

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


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


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


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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Inclusive Education Handbook

The Inclusive Digital Learning Handbook aims to present the current state of digital inclusion in Europe (specifically in Italy, Cyprus, Slovakia, and Ireland) and also to present some online tools for digital inclusion that can be used by teachers such as video conferencing tools, collaboration tools, classroom management tools, assessment tools, and assistive technology tools.…

2nd Project Meeting!

The STRANDS 2nd TPM in Cyprus was completed successfully! The 2nd TPM took place in Nicosia, Cyprus on the 12& 13th of October 2022. During the meeting, the partnership discussed final tasks related to the Teachers-led ICT Online Community Platform and responsible partners presented the action plans for Project Results 2 & 3. In addition,…

Project Results

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Submission Number: 2021-1-IT02-KA220-SCH-000032589