Connecting Classrooms
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British Council 

The Connecting Classrooms programme has now closed.   

Over the last four years, we have helped thousands of young people in Jordan to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes for life and work in our interconnected world.   

Our free classroom resources are still available for schools, offering engaging lesson plans for a wide range of curriculum areas. Please follow us on Twitter, and Facebook to stay up to date with all our opportunities.  

About the programme

Connecting Classrooms is the British Council’s flagship global education programme for schools, delivered in partnership with the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office. The programme is designed to help young people develop the knowledge, skills and values to live and work in a globalised economy and contribute responsibly both locally and globally. Connecting Classrooms also supports teachers and school leaders to improve teaching, giving students the knowledge, skills and attitudes they need to make a positive contribution now and in the future.

The programme can offer support at school and policy level with school leadership, core and transferable skills and inclusive education. We have a range of approaches, including policy engagement and technical assistance.

In Jordan, since 2018 Connecting Classrooms has engaged around 20 Policy makers and Senior practitioners in face-to-face and virtual events. Professional Development trainings were provided to 274 teachers and 98 school leaders from UNRWA and Military schools. 

Total of 274 schools were engaged in different activities of Connecting Classrooms: in Professional development, in International Schools Award and in the International Partnerships.The new phase of the programme 2018-2021, which was launched in September 2018, builds upon the success of the previous phase of Connecting Classrooms 2015-2018.

Connecting Classrooms 2018-2021 will provide opportunities for pupils worldwide to learn about and take action on global issues, as well as to develop their key transferable skills through six main elements: 

  • Partnerships between schools in the UK and other countries in the world;
  • Professional development training for teachers and school leaders in the UK and overseas countries; 
  • Online teaching and learning resources; 
  • Accreditation and awards; 
  • Advocacy and awareness-raising at policy level; 
  • Monitoring and evaluation

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