Mat Wright

About this programme

Connecting Classrooms is a global education programme for schools. It builds the capacity of teachers and school leaders around the world to equip young people for life and work in the 21st century. Connecting Classrooms supports teachers and school leaders to integrate a range of core skills into the curriculum, including creativity, critical thinking and problem solving, digital literacy and citizenship.

How we're connecting classrooms

Connecting Classrooms aims to improve teaching in both the UK and other countries in the following key areas through providing: 

• 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 and 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 to live and work in a globalised economy

• online access to high quality resources to support teachers in delivering improved learning outcomes for young people.

Why get involved?

Schools engage in school partnership programmes for a variety of reasons. These include:

• enhancing practitioner skills and comparing best practice in order to raise standards and provide better educational outcomes for young people

• increasing capacity in young people so that they have the skills, understanding and outlook required to both live and work in a global economy and contribute responsibly 

• enhancing international dimension in school activities to enrich teaching and learning. 

More information

Visit the British Council Schools Online website to find out more about the Connecting Classrooms programme and to learn how you can get involved.

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