Connecting Classrooms

Connecting Classrooms 

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
·         Citizenship

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.

Partnerships 

Is your school involved in a partnership with a school overseas?

Connecting Classroom phase 2 schools who were involved in partnership with schools in UK would need to complete their visit by 31st March 2015. If you are looking to travel now a Risk Assessment form under this link needs to be duly filled. This form has to be approved by the Country director of Nepal before you travel.

Please also go through Nepal travel advise from UK Govt. in the link below.

https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/nepal

 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 connecting.classrooms@britishcouncil.org.np  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:

 https://schoolsonline.britishcouncil.org/user/register

 

International School Award

With the International School Award (ISA), we recognise schools that have shown a strong commitment to their partner schools – or; those which continue to enrich their students’ lives, inspiring interest in international cultures and global issues.

To find out more about ISA and the eligibility criterion to apply for the Award 2014-2015, please download the files from the download section below.

Visit the ISA pages on the British Council Schools Online website to learn more and find out how to get involved or contact us at general.enquiry@britishcouncil.org.np.

Learn more about ISA 2013/14 through our short video documentary here.

Policy dialogue

We are building relationships and networking, working with education policy makers, encouraging them to develop best practice in education and global citizenship and support Nepal's national priorities.

We’ll organise visits between participating countries, and inspire you to exchange and challenge ideas at international conferences. Contact general.enquiry@britishcouncil.org.np to learn more.

More information

Visit the Connecting Classrooms website or contact us at general.enquiry@britishcouncil.org.np to find out more about the Connecting Classrooms programme and to learn how you can get involved.

You can also contact your nearest School Ambassadors for ISA application support and throughout your ISA journey:

NAME LOCATION EMAIL CONTACT DETAIL
Ramesh Maharjan Kathmandu rawmaharjan@gmail.com 9851048323
Rohini Pradhan Kathmandu pradhan.rohnz@gmail.com 9841262299
Amit Bikram Sijapati Kathmandu amitsijapati@gmail.com 9849306590
Anamika Dangi Dharan anamikadangi07@gmail.com 9842081498
Aparna Bhatta Dhangadi, Kailali aparnagupta.bhatta@gmail.com 9848469892
Gopal P. Bashyal Tansen, Palpa gopalbashyal@gmail.com 9847029883
Keshab Prasad Parajuli Pokhara, Kaski visek@live.com 9846153696
Lal Prasad Poudel Pokhara, Kaski lppoudel40@gmail.com 9804102346
Noel Thapa Chhetri Tansen, Palpa chhetrinoel@gmail.com 9847171525
Janak Raj Basnet Lamjung basnetjanakraj@gmail.com 9856045602/9841542110
Sunita Swar Dhangadi, Kailai sunita_swar@yahoo.com 9848424652