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?
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.
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: