Connecting Classrooms is a global education programme for schools, designed to help young people to develop the knowledge, skills and values to live and work in a globalised economy, and contribute responsibly both locally and globally. The global programme has already reached over 20000 schools and trained more than 52000 teachers in 50 countries since 2012.
In the Middle East and North Africa, Connecting Classrooms has engaged over 100 policy and decision makers, provided professional development training to almost 3500 teachers and 1800 school leaders, and engaged over 1800 schools, 112 of which have run successful international partnerships with schools in the UK.
Connecting Classrooms is jointly funded with the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO).
How we're connecting classrooms
Classrooms are connected in a variety of ways, including; partnerships, online collaborations, grants for teachers to visit their partner schools, professional development opportunities and the International School Award (ISA).
We organise visits between participating countries, to build a medium for an exchange of ideas and challenges at international conferences.
Our Offer to Schools
The programme provides inclusive opportunities for pupils in the UK and the developing world to learn about and take action on global issues, as well as to develop key transferable skills through six main elements:
- grants to support networks of schools and partnership projects between schools in the UK and schools in developing countries.
- professional development trainings for teachers and school leaders in the UK and developing countries as part of the partnership.
- online partnerships plus access to teaching and learning resources
- school and teacher accreditation and awards
- advocacy, awareness-raising and technical support at policy level
- monitoring and evaluation of the above elements
Continuing Professional Development (CPD):
The Connecting Classrooms programme aims to address the gap in global skills by continuing to build the capacity of teachers, school leaders, and policy makers to support them to integrate a range of core skills into the curriculum, thereby, improving learning outcomes for young people in:
- Critical thinking and problem solving.
- Creativity and imagination.
- Digital literacy.
- Student leadership.
- Collaboration and communication.
We also offer leadership skills trainings for schools’ leaders.
Our online courses
A wide range of professional development courses are available to help you develop your skills and learn new teaching approaches.
If you are interested in core skills and international collaboration courses click here