Connecting Classrooms through Global Learning

Following the success of the Global Learning Programme (GLP), SSAT and Pearson are now working with the British Council to deliver a new government funded programme called Connecting Classrooms through Global Learning (CCGL).

Evaluation of the GLP has shown how global learning contributes to a ‘broad and balanced’ curriculum, how it motivates both teachers and pupils and the importance of quality CPD for teachers in learning networks.

FREE CPD available

UK schools can participate in a number of opportunities via the CCGL – as an individual school, a lead school, or as part of a cluster – including free access to high-quality online and face-to-face professional development for teachers and school leaders.

Courses in June and July: find out more

The free training courses provided by the CCGL will give you the skills and confidence needed to integrate global learning themes into existing lessons, while also providing practical guidance on using international partnerships to enhance pupils’ learning.

You can find out more about the free CPD courses available this term or enquire about holding an in-school course for your school (or a cluster of schools) via the Pearson UK website.

Also, discover more about the additional opportunities and funding available to UK schools via the CCGL website.


Book your free CPD now:

Teacher as Researcher: Getting the most out of your partnership visit

This course is designed to support teachers working in international partnerships. It provides a grounding in the theory and practice of how to approach unfamiliar contexts as opportunities for professional learning. It encourages participants to think about how they can learn from others, and provides practical ‘dos and don’ts’ to help teachers preparing to visit colleagues in other countries.

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Critical thinking and problem-solving

This workshop examines critical thinking and problem solving in the context of global learning. It employs a plan-do-review structure to enable teachers to try out the critical thinking strategies to which they are introduced, applying them in their classrooms and reflecting on the impact.

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Student leadership and Personal Development

This course examines the need for, and benefits of, enabling student leadership in our schools and communities. Through the course, teachers will develop their own understanding of why student leadership is important- locally and globally. They will also develop understanding of the role they can play in empowering and supporting their students.

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Setting up and maintaining equitable and sustainable partnerships (Intermediate)

Aimed at individuals who are actively involved in an international school partnership, this course supports participants to use different global citizenship tools to measure the nature of their partnership and explore the impact of power, equity, strengths and challenges. Once these ideas are embedded, the training supports participants to develop a shared vision for the future and to create an action plan to develop their partnership further.

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Setting up and maintaining equitable and sustainable partnerships (Advanced)

Aimed at individuals who are actively involved in an international school partnership, this course supports participants to use different global citizenship tools to measure the nature of their partnership and explore the impact of power, equity, strengths and challenges. Once these ideas are embedded, the training supports participants to develop a shared vision for the future and to create an action plan to develop their partnership further.

For those taking the Advanced course, after their plan has been implemented, the course supports participants to evaluate their impact and contrast different approaches with an ultimate aim to make positive changes for a sustainable relationship in the future.

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Local and Global Citizenship

This programme will explore how citizenship values, understanding and skills can be developed in school. The course recognises that teaching and learning needs to take place about citizenship, for citizenship – which requires active methods of learning by doing – and also through citizenship in an atmosphere which reflects a concern for the ideals and practice of citizenship.

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If you would like more information, please contact sam.colley@pearson.com.