Support teachers to face the challenges of distant teaching

Erasmus+ (KA2) Partnership for digital education readiness, school education sector, No. 2020-1-LV01-KA226-SCH-094599

Aim of the project: to create the online programme of psychological support for teachers in Latvia, Lithuania and Slovakia.

Project duration: 1 April 2021 – 31 March 2023

Project partners: University of Latvia (Latvia), Vytautas Magnum University (Lietuva) and Pan-European University (Slovakia).

Target groups: working teachers of any experience and seniority, pedagogy students, school administrations and school support teams, officials of education institutions, universities that implement teacher-training, organizations and institutions that provide career planning and support adult further education.

Intellectual outputs:

  1. Teacher resilience and SEH survey methodology, questionnaire and result analysis document
  2. Online teachers' individual and group supervision and counseling programme
  3. Teachers' resilience support programme as online further education programme and E-book
  4. International publication on project and its results

Developed results will be available on the partner websites and Erasmus+ platform in four languages – Latvian, Lithuanian, Slovak and English, thus making them available for further actions in other countries and ensuring result sustainability and continuity. A number of international scientific forums will include presentations about the project and its results. Two international publications will make information available for wider scientific community. Prepared evidence-based recommendations to education supervision institutions for promotion of teacher resilience development will provide further actions on decision-making levels. All developed intellectual outputs will be available online free of charge. Each university will create a section about this project on their websites, where all materials and updates will be available, including publications, presentations and links to media coverage. All results will be also uploaded to Erasmus+ Project Results Platform.

Long-term goal of the project: to develop recommendations on the establishment of a state-provided support system for teachers to prevent professional burnout and make appropriate changes in legislation.

Project coordinator: associated professor Ilze Briška, ilze.briska@lu.lv, +371 29247066.