What is Connecting Classrooms?

Understanding the big issues that shape our world has never been more important. Issues like climate change, gender equality and how to live sustainably affect – and connect – us all: wherever we are in the world.

Connecting Classrooms through Global Learning is an exciting new programme that supports schools across the globe to collaborate on and learn about these big issues.

It supports teachers and pupils to enhance and develop the confidence, skills, knowledge, values and attitudes they need to thrive in an increasingly interconnected world – and create positive change as part of a whole-setting approach to Learning for Sustainability.

There are a host of learning opportunities and support on offer through the Connecting Classrooms programme. Whether you are looking for personal development opportunities, or want to collaborate with other schools, you can tailor your journey to suit your needs and priorities; thanks to the programme’s flexible range of elements. It’s completely adaptable to your needs no matter what your role, the subjects you teach, or your whole-school priorities.

Get in touch with us at connectingclassrooms@lfsscotland.org to begin your journey!

What does it offer?

Co-funded by the British Council and the Department for International Development (DfID), the programme offers:

Don’t just take our word for it! Click on the links below to read and hear more about the programme from schools and teachers who’ve already taken part; as well as thoughts from other educators:

How to take part

There are two key elements to Connecting Classrooms: the fully-funded professional learning opportunities, and the partnerships programmes. You can choose to do both elements or just focus on one. It’s entirely up to you and your setting.

Click on the links below to find out more:

  1. Fully-funded professional learning opportunities
  2. Partnerships programmes. Choose one of the routes below, or view our handy ‘How to take part’ overview:

Don’t forget to contact the Project Manager at connectingclassrooms@lfsscotland.org or on 0131 650 9731 if you need any additional information or advice.

Key Resources – Quick Links

If you haven’t already done so, please use the links above to familiarise yourself with the partnership programmes. If you just need to access the resources for the programmes, then please just click on the links below:

Resources for ‘one-to-one’ partnerships:

Resources for ‘cluster’ partnerships:

Latest News

  • Want to know more about Connecting Classrooms? Have a look at our upcoming webinars from November 2019 – January 2020 – we’d love you to tune in and join us!
  • Looking for inspiration with your Connecting Classrooms work? Our brand-new Discover the Power of Learning for Sustainability resource contains a wealth of ideas and case studies which highlight how engagement in the programme helps to develop the values, knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to thrive in our increasingly interconnected world.
  • Starting your Learning for Sustainability journey? Want to collaborate with like-minded educators locally & globally? Join our webinar on 17 Sep to hear how Connecting Classrooms can help! Book your free place here.
  • Looking for a new Learning for Sustainability opportunity? Join our webinar on 18th September to find out more about the support that Connecting Classrooms can give you to co-ordinate a group of like-minded schools here in Scotland and internationally to take action on the Sustainable Development Goals! Book your free place here.
  • Can you help? We’re looking for ideas on the best way to spread the word about the exciting new #ConnectingClassrooms through Global Learning programme! Click here to tell us yours bit.ly/2R6yFfA & enter our prize draw. Closing date for entries is Friday 20th September 2019.

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Ideas for global citizenship logo
Scotland Malawi Partnership logo
The University of Edinburgh logo