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.
Massive Open Online Course
A free online course available for anyone to enroll and addressed to teachers for developing and reinforcing their digital skills.
Train the trainers workshop
In September 2022, the trainers from partner organisations met in Poland to prepare themselves for the delivery of the STAND course!
Delivery of the MOOC
During the scholar yer 2022/2023, more than 150 teachers have participated to the piloting of the STAND MOOC.
Design meetings with teachers to develop a methodological guide
Together with participating schools, the partners have developed a methodological guide with strategies and principles for effective digital education.
Delivery of workshops with teachers
Teachers are further supported through worksops on digital integrated pedagogical methodology through practical and nonformal activities.
STANDS offers additional resources about data protection and safety in digital learning for teachers, parents and students.
Info-sessions for teachers, parents and students
6 info-sessions in each country are organised for raising awareness about a responsible use of the digital tools, online safety and data protection.
STAND Alliance platform
The STAND Platform will remain available as a free space for teachers and parents for peer-support, interaction and peer-learning.
“Supporting access and digital practices in schools” events
A final conference in Spain and final event in Italy, Greece and Poland take place at the end of the 2023 for presenting the final project’s results and outcomes.
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
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 have carried 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.