Knowledge and skills for life and work
Pearson is working with the British Council to deliver a government-funded programme called Connecting Classrooms through Global Learning (CCGL).
This programme supports teachers and school leaders in schools around the world to improve teaching – giving students the knowledge, skills and attitudes they need to make a positive contribution now and in the future.
It helps teachers enhance lessons with global learning themes and gives students a platform to learn about and collaborate with peers in other countries on the big issues that shape our world. Through free professional development for teachers, connections with other schools and engaging learning resources, the CCGL helps develop students equipped to live and work in a globalised world.
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Building a global learning journey
There are a host of learning opportunities on offer to UK schools as part of the CCGL. Whether a school is part of a cluster or applying for individual opportunities, their global learning journey can be tailored to match their school’s priorities thanks to the programme’s range of flexible elements.
Opportunities available to UK schools
There are a range of learning opportunities available to help you deliver global learning. These include:
• Access to free online professional development for teachers and school leaders – find out more
• Free resources to help support positive action towards climate change in your school
• Lesson plans, free to download, to help you deliver global learning
• An online partner-finding tool to help schools build international connections
The Climate Connection
The British Council’s Climate Connection is a global initiative encouraging people around the world to meet the climate challenge, this initiative supports the ambitions of the United Nations conference, COP26.
The Climate Connection programme focuses on connecting people around the world and providing practical support to young people and communities most impacted by climate change, helping them share their perspectives.
Collaboration and support
Connecting Classrooms through Global Learning can help schools make connections locally and globally. It encourages schools in the UK to work together as clusters, or individually, to develop partnerships with schools in other countries and embed global learning in the classroom.
Being part of a cluster means you are fully supported throughout your global learning journey by becoming part of a new global learning network, where practitioners with a broad range of international expertise share their experiences and advice.
Becoming a lead school brings with it a host of benefits. Lead schools get access grants to build and expand a cluster network, access a range of advanced professional development opportunities for a coordinator to further develop their own practice around global learning themes and gain the skills and resources to take a lead role in delivering training to schools in the cluster, host events showcasing their international work to the wider community, and get cover support for the coordinator’s time.
Learn together, act together
By integrating global themes into their lessons, teachers can engage learners in understanding how to use core and transferable skills, such as critical thinking and citizenship. It can inspire students to apply what they learn in the classroom to help them thrive in the wider world, create positive change and live as responsible global citizens.