Over the next 12 weeks we will be sharing the experiences of education professionals from the UK who have recently participated in Connecting Classrooms.
Connecting Classrooms is a fully funded programme that offers online and offline development courses for teachers, partnerships with schools around the world and sponsored trips for teachers to experience these schools in person.
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Finding solutions to 21st century issues can require creativity, persistence and collaboration.

Set up a collaborative project, with the help of our project template resource, and spark discourse between your students about how schools should promote peace, justice and inclusivity in line with SDG 16:

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Well done to @EndikePrimary World Voice Choir for their performance of #Hull2017 and Freetown inspired songs with @BritishCouncil. Here’s how it sounded [ Vimeo.com Link ]

Out from Hull on a Rolling Sea Endike Primary Academy Performance Video

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By working with one of our Modern Language Assistants, your school will get all the benefits of having a native speaker on board without the administrative hassle – visas, inductions, training, we’ve got it covered! Apply by 31 March to guarantee your school a language assistant in 2017/18.
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In today’s global and interconnected world, effective intercultural understanding is essential. And nowhere is this more vital than at our universities and education institutes.
Give educators and teaching staff the tools and the techniques to communicate and collaborate with confidence across different cultures and backgrounds on the Intercultural Fluency Essentials course on 23 and 30...
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What does a peaceful, inclusive and just school look like?

The Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions project template will guide you in helping your students to formulate and present their ideas on the subject, in the form of a short drama!

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Happy #Nowruz! Today we celebrate Nowruz - Persian New Year. How about you share our teacher’s resource pack with your young learners and learn about Nowruz, celebrated in 11 countries around the world. [ Ow.ly Link ]

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Bili is the free online student language exchange for schools, which enables sustained and structured peer-to-peer interaction, in a safe, teacher monitored space.
A teacher matches students from different countries who speak different languages. Students then complete weekly text, image, audio or video tasks set by the teacher - then mark each other’s work and respond to the tasks in their...
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#FiveFilms4Freedom is a global, digital short-film celebration in support of LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) rights – and hence human rights. Watch the #FiveFilms4Freedom until 26 March, celebrating #LGBT diversity: [ Ow.ly Link ]
#FiveFilms4Freedom is a global, digital short-film celebration in support of LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) rights – and hence human rights.
Watch the #FiveFilms4Freedom until 26 March, celebrating #LGBT diversity: [ Youtube.com Link ]

#FiveFilms4Freedom trailer 2017

#FiveFilms4Freedom is the first global digital LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) short-film programme. Anyone with an Internet...

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Join Microsoft’s E2 Education Exchange - a free online event on the latest trends in education taking place 22 March [ Ow.ly Link ]

Education Exchange 2017

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There is funding available to visit your partner school in Germany, to work on an oceans and rivers project.
For this collaborative Citizen Science Project, "Plastic Pirates", you'll be working alongside your German partner school.
By collecting plastic in rivers and on the coast and entering the data into a database your students are making a real contribution to the project. The data...
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‘We considered it a curse – now we all say that ‘litter is a blessing!’

Jojana Primary School in Kampala, Uganda has changed students’ attitudes towards litter by showing them how it can be used as a resource.

Take lesson and project ideas from the Zero Waste resource and inspire your students to become local environmental champions:

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Despite the fact that 72 per cent of Britain’s international trade is done with non-English speaking countries, 75 per cent of the UK’s adult population are unable to hold a conversation in any of the ten languages identified as most important for the UK (source: ‘Languages for the Future’ report.)

Get your students on the right track in 2017/18 by hosting a Modern Language Assistant in your...
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Sustainable Development Goal 13 demands our attention in 2017.

The Zero Waste resource covers smart approaches to combating climate change from around the world, and project ideas for how students can work together to take action themselves.

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Zero Waste

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Want your students to experience the vibrancy of Hong Kong, taste the unique culture of East-meets-West, and learn some Cantonese? Supported by the British Council, the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in London is organising a competition for Year 12 and 13 students to win a place on a summer school programme at a Hong Kong university. Encourage your students to enter the “Hong Kong: A...
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It’s not just your business skills that do the talking - intercultural fluency is fast becoming the most essential global skill in today’s interconnected world.
Whether you work in an international organisation, manage a multicultural client base or head up a culturally diverse workforce, performing your best in different cultural contexts requires more than just business know-how.
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Want to know how eTwinning and Erasmus+ can support your professional development and the MFL schools policy? Come along to our workshops in Manchester and Birmingham: [ Goo.gl Link ]
Are you a UK teacher interested in literacy within the primary curriculum? Apply by 26 March for our funded eTwinning workshop in Newcastle: goo.gl/A44Awz