Connecting Classrooms

UK teachers Angela Skelton and Hannah Kerrigan reflect on their time visiting South Africa with Connecting Classrooms.
What is Connecting Classrooms?

Connecting Classrooms is a global education programme brought to you by the British Council in partnership with the Department for International Development (DFID). 

It offers a free learning journey which helps you to improve your classroom practice and develop your ideas with like-minded teachers internationally. 

By developing and networking with thousands of teachers across the world, the British Council aims to help young people develop the knowledge, skills and values to live and work in a globalised economy.



How does it work?

Find out more about the Connecting Classrooms learning journey and the steps needed to take part.

Enrol on a core skills course

Complete a face-to-face and online courses to learn techniques to teach the core skills young people need to work in the 21st century.

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Professional partnerships

Find a partner school to continue on the Connecting Classrooms learning journey, and find out about what tools are available to support you in working together virtually. 

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Work face-to-face with your partner

If you and your international partner feel there is benefit in working together face-to-face you are invited to apply for a Professional Partnership grant.

Teachers working on a project together
Collaborative project templates

Template projects are learning programmes on topical themes which you can use across the curriculum.

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Connecting Classrooms in practice

Hear from teachers who have taken part about what their Connecting Classrooms journey has meant to them.

Online and face to face courses

Our range of professional development courses offer new pedagogy to implement in the classroom.

Building a Sustainable Partnership

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Get advice and inspiration from our Toolkit