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More than five million pupils worldwide will benefit from a global education programme connecting UK classrooms to over 30 countries around the world.
A joint initiative between the British Council and the Department for International Development (DFID), Connecting Classrooms is designed to help young people develop the knowledge, skills and values to live and work in a globalised economy, and make a positive contribution locally and globally. The programme, running from 2015-2018, will build the capacity of 45,000 teachers and 12,000 school leaders worldwide to support them to integrate a range of core skills into the curriculum, with a focus on:
· Digital literacy
· Critical thinking and problem solving
· Creativity and imagination
· Student leadership
· Collaboration and communication
Connecting Classrooms will aim to improve teaching in both the UK and other countries in the following key areas
Professional development for teachers and school leaders in over 30 countries including the UK
Sustainable partnerships between schools in the UK and over 30 countries in the Middle East, Sub Saharan Africa and South & East Asia
Professional dialogue opportunities for policy makers that will support national and regional level debate, reflection and action;
Awards to schools which are successful in equipping young people with the knowledge and skills tolive and work in a globalised economy
Online access to high quality resources to support teachers in delivering improved learning outcomes for young people.
The new offer builds upon the success of the first phase of Connecting Classrooms, which ran from June 2012 to June 2015, and focused on building global awareness and cross-cultural learning amongst young people. This has so far enabled over 18,000 teachers around the world to benefit from professional development training, with over 70% of schools reporting improvements to global citizenship teaching practice as a result.
Is your school involved in a partnership with a school overseas?
The development of high quality Professional Partnerships will not only improve teaching skills in core areas, but will give young people the opportunity to develop the knowledge, skills and values to live and work in a globalised economy.Teachers who have taken professional development in core skills and already implemented new practice in their school are invited to work together with a partner school. The aim of these professional partnerships is to further improve the quality of their teaching in areas covered by the professional development We offer financial support to partnerships that can demonstrate a strong commitment to further professional development in the core skills areas of the programme.
Please also go through the following link to know more about Professional Partnerships
Is your school interested in Connecting Classroom?
If your school is interested to be a part of Connecting Classroom journey, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org providing a scanned copy of your schools registration certificate and an expression of interest in around 150 words. You can also contact us at +977-01-4410798 once you have registered your schools under this link below: