In today’s world, it’s vital that young citizens know their place in the world. The British Council’s global education programme for schools, Connecting Classrooms, is specifically designed to work with school systems in improving learning outcomes for students. Connecting Classrooms offers a range of activities for teachers, school leaders and other education officials, all with the aim of enriching learning in schools and supporting learners to be prepared for a globally interconnected world and contribute responsibly both locally and globally. The focus is on equipping young people with deep learning skills, improving learning and expanding opportunities.

Connecting Classrooms, a programme the British Council has run since 2008, has developed long-term, sustainable partnerships, supporting schools and the wider community in developing successful, educational partnerships between schools in Ghana and schools in the UK. From its inception, this programme has aimed to raise young people’s awareness of global development issues and equip them with the skills and knowledge to become active global citizens.

By developing and networking with thousands of teachers across the world, the British Council aims to help young people develop the knowledge, skills and values to live and work in a globalised economy.

Connecting Classrooms is a fully funded learning journey that includes face-to-face and online courses, international professional partnerships and visit funding opportunities based around the core skills. 

Phase three of the Connecting Classrooms – 2015 -2018

Phase three of Connecting Classrooms, running from 2015-2018, will build the capacity of teachers and school leaders in Ghana to support them to integrate a new 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 Ghana and the UK in the following key areas:

  • Professional development for teachers and school leaders. Within the 3 years, 2800 teachers and 500 school leaders will benefit from face to face training in the core skills.
  • Sustainable partnerships between schools in Ghana and the UK
  • 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 resourcesto support teachers in delivering improved learning outcomes for young people.

Why take part?

Why take part as a Teacher or School Leader?

  • Opportunity to benefit from a fully funded face to face training in the 6 core skills which will improve your own teaching technique and practice whilst improving deep       learning among your students.
  • Online access to high quality resourcesto support teachers.
  • Opportunity for international partnership and collaboration on joint curriculum projects with schools across Africa and in the UK.

 

 

Schools benefit from:

  •  Online access to high quality resourcesto support teaching and learning.
  • Opportunity for international partnership and collaboration on joint curriculum projects with schools across Africa and in the UK.
  •  Gain understanding of other countries' education systems and global issues.
  •  Development of basic ICT skills in classroom teaching. Access to ICT infrastructure is made easy by the setup of digital Hubs in schools across Ghana. Digital               Hubs serve as ICT centres for teachers, students and the wider communities around them.
  •  Opportunity to participate in various competitions and win awards.

 

 

 

How do we get involved?

  1. Visit the British Council Schools Online website to review the services available to you. 

  2. Register on the Schools Online website

  3. Enrol on an online core skills course. See below for easy step guide.

  4. Access free teacher training materials

Please contact our offices in Accra and Kumasi:

Tel: 0302610090/ 03220 23462

Email: connectingclassrooms.ghana@britishcouncil.org

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