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Re: British Council 'Connecting Classrooms' project

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  • ricardoolpc
    Hi Ed I d better clarify things a little. The grant isn t just for any project, so schools wouldn t be able to spend the grant on computer hardware. The
    Message 1 of 6 , Nov 19, 2008
      Hi Ed

      I'd better clarify things a little. The grant isn't just for any
      project, so schools wouldn't be able to spend the grant on computer
      hardware. The British Council has specific aims in mind for
      the 'Connecting Classrooms' project.

      The main page says...


      Connecting Classrooms builds lasting partnerships between schools in
      the UK and others around the world. Through these partnerships, the
      programme develops trust and understanding between young people in
      different societies, creating a safer and more connected world for
      the future.

      A list of specific aims is shown on this page...


      Here's an extract from that page...

      What do the partner schools do?

      All schools involved in Connecting Classrooms will:

      1) work with partner schools on collaborative curriculum projects,
      which enable learners to interact across geographical boundaries to
      enhance their understanding of each other's societies, languages and

      2) receive professional development for teachers and school leaders,
      which builds capacity to support international partnerships and to
      lead the school in an international environment

      3) be eligible for International School Award accreditation, which
      recognises the school's commitment to forming international
      partnerships and developing global citizens.

      Aim 2), about professional development sounds quite interesting. I'm
      sure a lot of schools could benefit from that. The main aims,
      though, seem to be increasing social contacts between schools and
      expanding students horizons.

      On the main page, each title is a clickable link, to pages with more



      --- In learningfromeachother@yahoogroups.com, "Edward Cherlin"
      <echerlin@...> wrote:
      > On Mon, Nov 17, 2008 at 5:07 AM, ricardoolpc <ricardoolpc@...>
      > > Hi Pam and all
      > >
      > > I came across this project by The British Council, starting in
      Spring 2009,
      > > that aims to link up clusters of 9 schools in the UK and
      > > countries worldwide, including Nigeria and other parts of Sub-
      > > Africa.
      > Thank you. I have been looking for such organizations.
      > > Each cluster receives a grant of £15,000 per year for 3 years,
      > > fund projects, including travel. So, it's not a drain on
      resources. It
      > > actually comes with money attached.
      > That isn't enough for OLPC XOs for all of the students, so we will
      > have to look for additional sources of funding.
      > > I wondered whether you knew any schools
      > > that might make use of it.
      > No shortage.
      > > http://www.britishcouncil.org/learning-connecting-classrooms.htm
      > >
      > > This page has more detail on how it works.
      > >
      > > http://www.britishcouncil.org/learning-connecting-
      > >
      > > It's already been running in some parts of the world for a few
      years. They
      > > are just rolling it out worldwide in 2009.
      > >
      > > Ricardo
      > >
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