STAND will aim 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 COVID-19 crisis has exacerbated existing inequalities in the education sector: around seven million children, 0.5% of all the world’s learners, dropped out of school in 2020 due to the pandemic (World Bank, 2020).

The school systems, and namely teachers and school staff, tried to reshape methods for learning, in a short time and without tailored expertise, when shifting from the traditional learning to the e-learning modes. Some students lost their lessons and school interaction, especially those coming from disadvantaged households. In 2020, students suffered learning losses of about 10% more compared to the average trend in recent years (OECD, 2020). A new need has emerged to digitally power-up the school system to face new challenges, by equipping the whole school community with proper competences to deal with this change.

Design of a Massive Open Online Course on ICT and digital literacy for teachers and school staff (R1)

Train the trainers workshop (C1) in Poland to prepare 7 trainers from partner organisations for the local delivery of the blended learning.

Delivery of the MOOC for 30 teachers and 10 school staff per country in blended learning mode (R1)

Implementation of 2 Design meetings in each country, involving 6 teachers in the co-design of the “Methodological guide: strategies and principles for effective digital education” (R2)

Delivery of 3 Workshops for 15 teachers per country on integrated pedagogical methodology through practical and non- formal activities (R2)

Development of the “Data protection and safety in distance learning” Handbook (R3)

Organisation of 6 itinerant info-sessions for teachers, school staff and students, and 2 online info-sessions addressed to parents to raise awareness of the handbook’s content

Set-up of the STAND Alliance platform’s constituent components (R4) and of the virtual learning community, and fine- tuning of the platform after ongoing monitoring

“Supporting access and digital practices in schools” events (E1-3) and STAND Final Conference in Spain (E4) to present STAND project and its results.

Support schools in the digital transformation while guaranteeing inclusive education

Train and equip teachers and staff from primary and lower secondary school with ICT, digital literacy skills and digital strategies to manage distance and blended learning

Raise awareness among teachers, school staff, students and families on issues related to digital identity and data protection policies

Promote informal networks and peer-tutoring among parents, teachers and students, providing them with guidance and ICT-related support in dealing with distance and blended learning

Encourage collaboration among education institutions, technology providers, ICT and pedagogical experts across the EU

Support transnational cooperation and mutual learning among and within education institutions

STAND will produce the following tangible Results:

R1 – MOOC on ICT and digital literacy for teachers and school staff (EN, IT, ES, GR, PL)

R2 – Methodological guide: strategies and principles for effective digital education in primary and lower secondary schools (EN, IT, ES, GR, PL)

R3 – Data protection and safety in distance learning Handbook (EN, IT, ES, GR, PL)

R4 – STAND alliance platform (EN, IT, ES, GR, PL)

STAND promotes the joint action of 8 organisations (non-profit, business, education institutions) across 4 countries (Italy, Spain, Poland & Greece) who will carry out a cross-disciplinary, bottom-up process leading to the production of innovative products and teaching learning methods, targeting school communities with various needs regarding the implementation of Digital Transformation approaches into teaching.