Strands

Strands

STRANDS:
Schools in Transformation with Readiness, Adaptations
and Nurturing Digital Skills
ERASMUS+

26/10/2023

🌍 International Project Meeting - Day 2 Update 🌍

We've just wrapped up an incredibly productive second day of the International Project Meeting for the STRANDS project here in beautiful Bratislava! 🇸🇰

Today, our discussions revolved around some key aspects of our project:

1️⃣ Local Multiplier Event: We delved into the details of our local multiplier event, exploring how it will amplify the impact of STRANDS within our community. The ideas and insights shared today promise to make a significant difference!

2️⃣ Certification of Competences (Result 5): Our team had a robust discussion about the certification of competences, which is one of the cornerstones of our project. We're excited about the progress we've made and the potential it holds for recognizing and empowering teachers, trainers and educators!

3️⃣ Management and the Final Report: As we near the conclusion of this incredible journey, we've been meticulously planning the management of our project and the final report that will encapsulate all our hard work. It's inspiring to see everything coming together.

✅The dedication and enthusiasm of our international team continue to drive us forward, and we couldn't be more grateful for the collaborative spirit we've witnessed here.

Stay tuned for more updates as we continue to make strides in our mission to create a positive impact! 🌟

Promimpresa Euprojects
Edupuntozero Strands
Emphasys Centre
Icep • Institute of European Certification of Personnel
Redial partnership

Photos from Strands's post 26/10/2023

🌐✨ Exciting News! The international STRANDS project conference has just wrapped up!

🌍 Our Multiplier Event, hosted by our Slovak partner Icep • Institute of European Certification of Personnel in the heart of Bratislava, brought together an amazing mix of attendees. We were thrilled to see students, educators, trainers, school directors, and families unite both online and in person. Plus, we were honored to have participants from around the world join in the event!

🔍 Throughout the event, we delved deep into the STRANDS project, emphasizing the pivotal role of the European Union in this journey. We even broke the ice and shared practical activities with our enthusiastic participants.

🖥️ Our partnership also proudly showcased the ICT platform, the E-safety manual, and a host of invaluable software designed to enhance online and blended learning.

Promimpresa Euprojects

Edupuntozero Strands
Emphasys Centre
Redial partnership

25/10/2023

🌟 Exciting News from Bratislava! 🌍

DAY 1

Today in Bratislava, as part of our STRANDS project, we've taken a big step forward in our commitment to education and technology.

This Transnational Project Meeting marks a significant milestone in our journey and we're thrilled to share the final versions and delivered results that have been in the works. 📈

Stay tuned for more updates as we continue to drive innovation in education and digital transformation. 📚💻

Promimpresa Euprojects
Edupuntozero Strands
Icep • Institute of European Certification of Personnel
Emphasys Centre
Redial partnership

20/10/2023
31/08/2023

🔒 Ensuring Your Online Safety: Introducing the "E-Safety Manual for Families and Students" from the STRANDS Project! 🔍📖

In this digital age, we're navigating an intricate web of connectivity, but we can't ignore the potential pitfalls that come with it.

Remember the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation)? 🇪🇺📜 This game-changing legislation, effective since May 25, 2018, took a significant step in safeguarding our personal data. But understanding privacy goes beyond legalities – it's about realizing how vulnerable we can be in this digital landscape.

Our data is like a treasure trove for cyber threats. From email addresses to passwords, and even credit card details, a single breach can leave us exposed to identity theft and financial scams.

Discover more about privacy and how to safeguard your digital world in the "E-Safety Manual for Families and Students" from the STRANDS project. Together, we can make a difference! 💙🌐

Check out our website and social media accounts for more info:
Website: https://projectstrands.eu/
Community Platform: https://strands-community.eu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/strandsproject
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/strandsproject/

11/08/2023

🚨 Let's Talk About Cyberbullying! 🚨

Have you heard of cyberbullying? In today's digital world, it's crucial to understand this pressing issue that affects countless individuals, especially young people. 🌐

Cyberbullying is the use of electronic communication devices to harass, threaten, or belittle others. It's not just limited to computers – it can happen through phones, tablets, and even gaming consoles. From hurtful comments on social media to sending abusive emails, cyberbullying takes many forms, and as technology evolves, so do its avenues. 📱💻

Cyberbullying knows no boundaries – it can happen online or offline, making it even more challenging for victims to escape. The risks are high, and the consequences can be devastating.

The "E-Safety Manual for Families and Students," from STRANDS project provides vital insights and guidance on combating cyberbullying. 💪📖

This invaluable manual equips families with the tools to protect their loved ones online. From practical tips to real-life case studies, it empowers us to stand up against cyberbullying and create a safer digital environment. Let's spread the word, raise awareness, and put an end to cyberbullying together! 👏

Discover more about cyberbullying and how to safeguard your digital world in the "E-Safety Manual for Families and Students" from the STRANDS project. Together, we can make a difference! 💙🌐

Check out our website and social media accounts for more info:
Website: https://projectstrands.eu/
Community Platform: https://strands-community.eu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/strandsproject
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/strandsproject/

10/08/2023

🌐 Exciting News! Introducing the "E-Safety Manual for Families and Students" 📚✨

Thrilled to share the remarkable strides being made through the STRANDS "Schools in Transformation with Readiness, Adaptations, and Nurturing Digital Skills" project! 🚀 Co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme, this initiative (Project Number: 2021-1-IT02-KA220-SCH-000032589) is revolutionizing the way educators and learners embrace blended and distance learning.

📖 Amid this digital transformation, we proudly present the "E-Safety Manual for Families and Students," an invaluable outcome of the STRANDS project. 📚 Developed collaboratively by a consortium of 5 partners spanning 4 European countries — Promimpresa Euprojects (Italy), Icep • Institute of European Certification of Personnel (Slovakia), Emphasys Centre (Cyprus), Edupuntozero Strands (Italy), and Redial partnership (Ireland).

🌍 This manual is more than just words; it's a beacon of digital safety. As the fourth result of the STRANDS project, it addresses the critical need to safeguard young individuals while they explore the online realm. From cyberbullying to internet addiction, it's a comprehensive guide brimming with practical tips, resources, and insights.

🗺️ But that's not all! The E-Safety Manual encompasses a map of local and international support services, real-life case studies, and strategies to empower parents, guardians, and caregivers. They play a pivotal role in nurturing our young digital citizens and guiding them toward digital maturity.

📣 Join us in raising the flag of online safety! The STRANDS project aims to amplify awareness, foster communication between schools and families, and promote a safer online environment for all. 🤝 Let's champion this cause together and make a lasting impact on education in the digital age.

Check out our website and social media accounts for more info:
Website: https://projectstrands.eu/
Community Platform: https://strands-community.eu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/strandsproject
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/strandsproject/

21/07/2023

🥰From the 12th to the 16th of June we participated together with our young participants from secondary school for an International training as part of the project in Dublin, Ireland.

💪We talked about personal well-being, cyberbullying, dangerous online challenges, internet addiction, loss of privacy and scandals related to the misuse of personal data, web tracking, spreading of fake news, image-based abuse, and sexting.

💕Thank you to all partners and students for a wonderful week!

🏫Our goal is to create a comprehensive and effective E-safety resource that truly resonates with young people. We want to ensure that it addresses their needs, concerns, and challenges when navigating the digital world. By involving them in the testing process, we can gather first-hand information and make any necessary improvements.

📍 For more info about our project check the link: www.projectstrands.eu

13/07/2023

💡 The report provides indicators on the development of students' digital competence through school curricula and teacher-specific digital competences, the assessment of students' digital competences and the use of technology for assessment in general, and finally, on the strategic approaches to digital education and specific policies supporting schools in this matter.

Read here the full report from European Commission https://eurydice.eacea.ec.europa.eu/publications/digital-education-school-europe

Photos from Strands's post 04/07/2023

💡3rd Newsletter of the project is out now!

Learn more about:

- Finalisation of PR3 & PR4
- LTTA in Dublin, Ireland

👏 Thanks to all the partners for the development of the newsletter.
Promimpresa Euprojects EduPuntoZero Social Icep • Institute of European Certification of Personnel Redial partnership and Emphasys Centre

👉 For more information you can visit the website https://projectstrands.eu/

24/05/2023

📣 In less than a month, we will have the chance to test our "E-safety manual" directly on its target group, which is a significant milestone for us.

We have invited 10 young students and 5 teachers/trainers to actively participate in the activities. We have planned a range of engaging non-formal activities that will not only keep them entertained but also provide us with valuable insights and feedback. After all, these young students are the ones we designed the manual for, so their involvement is crucial.

Our goal is to create a comprehensive and effective E-safety resource that truly resonates with young people. We want to ensure that it addresses their needs, concerns, and challenges when navigating the digital world. By involving them in the testing process, we can gather first-hand information and make any necessary improvements.

The LTTA in Dublin is not just a platform for showcasing our work; it's also an amazing opportunity for collaboration, learning, and growth. Together, we can create a positive impact in promoting E-safety among the youth. Let's make the most of this event and work towards fostering a safe and responsible digital environment.

Stay tuned for updates from the event as we share the highlights of our journey. Remember to continue fostering a safe and responsible digital environment in your own lives too!



Promimpresa Euprojects
EduPuntoZero Social
Emphasys Centre
Icep • Institute of European Certification of Personnel
Redial partnership

19/05/2023

📢 Exciting News! 🌟

Hello everyone! It's that time again to bring you some amazing updates and news about the Result nr4 of Strands project!

💡✨ We are thrilled to present a wealth of useful topics that will help you navigate the digital world with confidence and security. Some of the key areas covered include personal well-being, cyber-bullying, dangerous online challenges, internet addiction, privacy concerns, scandals related to the misuse of personal data, web-tracking, spread of fake news, image-based abuse, and sexting. 🌐🔐

But that's not all! 🤝✨ The next phase of our journey is the collective revision, where we will bring together our collective expertise and knowledge to create a comprehensive resource. Get ready to explore this invaluable guide that will empower you to stay safe online!

🌍🇮🇪 In other exciting news, we can't contain our enthusiasm for the upcoming Learning Teaching Training Activity in Ireland!

Witnessing the project taking shape and growing brings us immense satisfaction. We are building something remarkable together! Our excitement continues to grow as we see our vision turning into a reality. Stay tuned for more updates on this amazing project! 🚀💪

Promimpresa Euprojects
Redial partnership
EduPuntoZero Social
Icep • Institute of European Certification of Personnel
Emphasys Centre

11/05/2023

📢 Here's the latest news on the STRANDS project! 💡✨

We are excited to share with you that yesterday our monthly meeting was held, where all partners worked on Result R4 and planned an exciting learning and training activity.

🔍 Result R4:
During our monthly meeting, we focused on Result R4, a significant milestone in our project. Our partners collaborated with dedication and passion to advance this crucial result, and the progress so far has been exceptional! We can't wait to share the details of this result with you in the coming weeks. Stay tuned for further updates!

🌍 Learning Teaching Training Activity in Ireland:
But that's not all! We have also planned an exciting learning and training activity, which will take place in June in Ireland, hosted by Redial partnership . This is a unique opportunity for students and educators to share knowledge, experiences, and enhance skills in the field of the STRANDS project. It will be a time of collaboration and professional growth.

We are incredibly grateful for the enthusiasm and commitment of our partners in making all of this possible. Without them, our project wouldn't be as promising. 🤝

Continue to follow us on this page to stay updated on our progress and discover all future developments. Your support is crucial to us, and we are thrilled to share this extraordinary journey with you! 👏💪

Promimpresa Euprojects
EduPuntoZero Social
partnership
Icep • Institute of European Certification of Personnel
Emphasys Centre

17/04/2023

💡Did you know that according to an EU Commission study, the school systems were ill-prepared to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic effect on the online learning transition due to low levels of digitalisation?

📌Inequalities were also increased between students from different socioeconomic backgrounds.

🔎Evidence from the study shows that only with the existence of remedial measures and structural changes to improve digitalisation, the pandemic effect can be reduced.

📌STRANDS: Schools in Transformation with Readiness, Adaptations, and Nurturing Digital Skills, is an EU-funded project, that aims to support the transition of education from physical spaces to virtual classes for teachers, students and families.

👉 STRANDS offer activities, resources, interactive forums, and online tools that help teachers achieve the digital tools they need through the collaboration of ICEP s.r.o. , EDUPUNTOZERO SRL, Redial Partnership CLG, PROMIMPRESA SRL, and A & A Emphasys Interactive Solutions Ltd.

📍 For more info about the Covid-19 impact, check this EU publication: https://op.europa.eu/en/publication-detail/-/publication/e3804ae5-f68d-11ec-b976-01aa75ed71a1/language-en/format-PDF/source-283559740

📍 For more info about our project and offerecheck the link: https://projectstrands.eu/

11/04/2023

🔊 STRANDS Monthly meeting update!

🗓 On April 5th, 2023, the partners met online to discuss the following topics:

👉 the progress of our partnership project results
👉the evaluations of the piloting sessions that were conducted
👉the next steps to come

🔔 Stay tuned for updates!

partnership



30/03/2023

🚨Attention all educators, students, and families! The STRANDS project is here to support the challenging transition of education from physical spaces to virtual classes. Our general objective is to ease the transition into blended learning and distance learning by supporting teachers and students in embracing digital methodologies.

🎯We have specific goals that we're working towards, including enhancing methodological and pedagogical capacities in teachers and educators, supporting learners in the transition into distance learning, engaging families and communities into learning practices, improving the quality of online learning materials for students with fewer opportunities, and building emotional bonds between educators, learners, and families.

💪At STRANDS, we're dedicated to making sure that everyone has access to high-quality, engaging, and effective digital learning experiences. Join us in our mission to support educators, students, and families in this challenging time. Together, we can build a brighter future for education.

Check out our website and social media accounts for more info:
Website: https://projectstrands.eu/
Community Platform: https://strands-community.eu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/strandsproject
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/strandsproject/

17/03/2023

STRANDS Monthly Meeting report

📅At our most recent monthly meeting, we had some exciting updates to share. First and foremost, we are proud to announce that our Guidelines for Technical Tips for an Inclusive Digital Learning and The Non-Formal Education Toolbox for Online Teaching Final have been finalized and uploaded to the STRANDS platform. These resources will be invaluable for educators looking to create more accessible and engaging online learning experiences.

📚In addition, we have extended the piloting phase for R2 and R3, which will allow us to gather more data and feedback from educators who are using our tools in their classrooms. This feedback will be crucial in helping us refine our strategies and create even more effective tools in the future.

🇨🇮We also spent some time discussing our upcoming meeting in Dublin and the agenda for that event. We are excited to connect with other educators and researchers who share our passion for inclusive digital learning and non-formal education.

Overall, the STRANDS project is making great progress, and we are proud to be at the forefront of this important work. We encourage you to check out our resources and stay tuned for more updates as we continue to develop new tools and strategies for inclusive digital learning and non-formal education.

Check out our website and social media accounts for more info:

Website: https://projectstrands.eu/
Community Platform: https://strands-community.eu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/strandsproject
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/strandsproject/

13/03/2023

Teachers, educators, and trainers confronted a new issue as the world switched to remote learning during the COVID-19 pandemic: how to instruct students effectively in a digital setting. The abbreviation STRANDS, which stands for Schools in Transformation with Readiness, Adaptations, and Nurturing Digital Skills, enters the picture here.

In order to help these educators teach their students effectively online and to ease the transition to digital learning, the STRANDS initiative was established. In order to ensure that everyone is prepared to succeed in this new educational environment, this project gives instructors the opportunity to develop the skills they need as well as share their expertise with their colleagues.

Check out our website and social media accounts for more info:

Website: https://projectstrands.eu/
Community Platform: https://strands-community.eu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/strandsproject
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/strandsproject/

07/03/2023

📆 On February 28th, 2023, a meeting was held to explore The STRANDS Inclusive Digital Learning Handbook! This webinar is perfect for teachers, educators, and trainers interested in enhancing their digital skills and improving their students' learning experiences.

👩‍🏫 The STRANDS Inclusive Digital Learning Handbook is full of useful tools and resources to help educators integrate digital learning into their teaching practices. The manual provides detailed guidance on how to create inclusive digital learning environments, benefiting all students, including those with disabilities.

🎯 During this webinar were covered topics such as:

- Introduction and Icebreaker
- Speaker Introductions
- Inclusive Digital Learning in Europe
- Inclusive Digital Learning Handbook
- Digital Learning Tools (Edupage, Smart book)
- Q&A

👇Check out our website and social media accounts for more info:
Website: https://projectstrands.eu/
Community Platform: https://strands-community.eu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/strandsproject
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/strandsproject/

28/02/2023
28/02/2023

Join us for an exciting webinar on February 28, 2023, from 3pm (GMT+1) to 4pm, as we explore The STRANDS Inclusive Digital Learning Handbook! This webinar is perfect for teachers, educators, and trainers who are interested in improving their digital skills and enhancing their students' learning experiences.
The STRANDS Inclusive Digital Learning Handbook is packed with useful tools and resources to help educators integrate digital learning into their teaching practices. The handbook provides step-by-step guidance on how to create inclusive digital learning environments, which benefit all students, including those with disabilities.
During this webinar, we will cover the following topics:
- Introduction and Ice-breaker
- Speakers’ presentation
- Inclusive Digital Learning in Europe
- Strands Inclusive Digital Learning Handbook
- Digital learning tools (Edupage,Smart book)
- Q&A

24/02/2023

Join us for an exciting webinar on February 28, 2023, from 3pm (GMT+1) to 4pm, as we explore The STRANDS Inclusive Digital Learning Handbook! This webinar is perfect for teachers, educators, and trainers who are interested in improving their digital skills and enhancing their students' learning experiences.

The STRANDS Inclusive Digital Learning Handbook is packed with useful tools and resources to help educators integrate digital learning into their teaching practices. The handbook provides step-by-step guidance on how to create inclusive digital learning environments, which benefit all students, including those with disabilities.

During this webinar, we will cover the following topics:

- Introduction and Ice-breaker
- Speakers’ presentation
- Inclusive Digital Learning in Europe
- Strands Inclusive Digital Learning Handbook
- Digital learning tools (Edupage,Smart book)
- Q&A

The webinar will be hosted on Zoom, and the link to join is https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82593723318?pwd=cHd1NFNqV1o3UThsTHdNcXZxUEYzUT09.

Don't miss this opportunity to learn about The STRANDS Inclusive Digital Learning Handbook and enhance your digital teaching skills!

We look forward to seeing you on February 28th at 3pm (GMT+1)!

20/02/2023

📣STRANDS PR3: INTERACTIVE VIRTUAL CLASSES TOOLKIT

⁉AVAILABLE SOON⁉

👉The third project result involves the development of an Interactive Virtual Classes Toolkit that will enable teachers to integrate non-formal working methods in formal education.

👇Check out our website and social media accounts for more info:
Website: https://projectstrands.eu/
Community Platform: https://strands-community.eu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/strandsproject
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/strandsproject/

08/02/2023

📣STRANDS Monthly meeting update!
📆Today the partnership met online to discuss the following topics:
👉 the progress and piloting of PR2 & PR3
👉 management related issues
👉 dissemination
Stay tuned for updates!


Promimpresa Euprojects
EduPuntoZero Social
Emphasys Centre
Icep • Institute of European Certification of Personnel
Redial partnership

03/02/2023

📌You are a teacher based in Ireland and you want to know more or foster your skills in the digital sector? These training are made for you!

REDIAL will pilot 2 free online workshop on the 22nd and 23rd of February from 12:00 to 15:00 CET as part of the Erasmus+ Strands

What you can gain from this project?
- 💡You will be given access to free and inclusive digital resources, tools and practices
- 📂You will get a certificate of participation
- ✈️You will have the opportunity to travel for free across Europe (flight, accommodation and food included) to meet and share experiences with other

For more information: [email protected]

Project Result 2 – STRANDS project 23/01/2023

Do you know that the Teachers Handbook for Inclusive Digital Learning, which takes part in the 2nd Result of our project, is already available on our STRANDS webisite?
Soon, Italian, Slovak and Greek versions will be available as well.
Here’s the link to the website where you can find all the information about the Result n. 2 and the Handbook: https://projectstrands.eu/project-result-2/

Project Result 2 – STRANDS project Teachers Handbook for Inclusive Digital Learning During PR2, the partnership will develop a Teachers Handbook for Inclusive Digital Learning in order to provide teachers with guidelines and accessible and inclusive resources, tools and practices. The aim is to ensure that all students benefit from o...

18/01/2023

📍Today we online met with the Strands consortium partners and we discussed about the second and the third Project Results!

🔜The project is entering in the piloting phase of 2 Results and Teachers, Trainers, School Directors and Training tutors will be invited to test our Results!

Stay tuned!

Promimpresa Euprojects
Icep • Institute of European Certification of Personnel
Redial partnership
Emphasys Centre
EduPuntoZero Social

Photos from Emphasys Centre's post 18/01/2023
09/11/2022

👂Have you heard of Digital Wheels before?
💻Theoretically, the Digital Competence Wheel is based on the DIGCOMP project, a significant EU research initiative that was created as a result of the European Parliament's inclusion of digital competence, and its aim is to give an overview of digital capabilities and to present practical solutions for raising and enhancing these competences.
👉By clicking the link below, you can test your digital skills.!
https://digcomp.digital-competence.eu

31/10/2022

📐Are you a teacher?

👉We want you!

👨🏾‍🏫If you are a teacher and want to partecipate, please contact us. We'd love to hear from you!

🇪🇺STRANDS is the acronym for Schools in transformation with Readiness, Adaptations and Nurturing Digital Skills. The project was born during the covid-19 pandemic era so that teachers, educators and trainers could learn all the digital skills they need in order to teach properly their students and transmit their knowledge to their colleagues to ease the transition into a new form of digital learning.

🙌Meet teacher alla around Europe

✌️Project STRANDS is just two questionnaires away!

Check out our website and social media accounts for more info:
Website: https://projectstrands.eu/
Community Platform: https://strands-community.eu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/strandsproject
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/strandsproject/

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