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International Opportunities for Schools from the British Council


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International Opportunities for Schools from the British Council

  1. 1. International opportunities
  2. 2. If… then <ul><li>If you want learners to become aware of global issues and understand that their future is intimately bound up in the future of other people and places… </li></ul><ul><li>… then you must provide opportunities for them to take initiative and make things happen. </li></ul><ul><li>An international school partnership can provide learners with a ‘compelling learning experience’ that supports this aim. </li></ul><ul><li>And taking part in global citizenship and international education CPD can enable staff to be more aware and better informed. </li></ul>
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  4. 4. <ul><ul><li>A partner finding service </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The International School Award </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Online forums </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Project spaces </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Funding opportunities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Signposting to professional development and other resources </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Get Involved Now! Warm up for the Games Plan for your 2012 Foreign Language Assistant Bring China to the classroom with Dickens Join the Big Science Challenge Sign up for professional development courses and seminars Register now!
  6. 6. <ul><li>A global programme that creates partnerships between clusters of schools in the UK and others around the world </li></ul><ul><li>A focus on improving young people’s knowledge and understanding of other cultures and helping prepare them for life and work as global citizens </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Schools apply in clusters then meet potential partners at a contact seminar </li></ul><ul><li>Partnerships are funded for two to three years, depending on the countries involved </li></ul><ul><li>Next recruitment deadline will be in May 2012 – keep an eye on our website for details </li></ul><ul><li>CPD opportunities and workshops available throughout the year </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>A long-term partnership with a school in a less developed part of the world. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Educational </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Global objectives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sustainable </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Equity-based </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mutually beneficial </li></ul></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Starter grants of £250 </li></ul><ul><li>Reciprocal Visit Grants </li></ul><ul><li>CPD online courses – Introduction to Global School Partnerships, Sustainable Partnerships, Equitable Diverse Partnerships </li></ul><ul><li>CPD workshops – Building Effective Partnerships, Global Education in Partnership </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher accreditation - formal qualifications for Global School Partnership work </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Activity: </li></ul><ul><li>Structured Training Courses (language or non-language) </li></ul><ul><li>Job-shadowing an European colleague </li></ul><ul><li>European conference or seminar </li></ul><ul><li>Who’s Eligible? </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers </li></ul><ul><li>School Staff </li></ul><ul><li>Educational Advisors (LA) </li></ul><ul><li>Educational Experts </li></ul><ul><li>Trainers </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul> Comenius In-Service Training
  11. 11. <ul><li>Next deadline: </li></ul><ul><li>2 nd December 2011 (to travel form 1 st March until end of April 2011) </li></ul><ul><li>15 th January 2012 (to travel from 1 st May 2012) </li></ul><ul><li>Funding Amounts: </li></ul><ul><li>Up to 1 week: €2000 </li></ul><ul><li>Up to 2 weeks: €2500 </li></ul><ul><li>Up to 6 weeks: €3000 </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul> Comenius In-Service Training
  12. 12. <ul><li>Open to intending and trainee teachers from 33 European countries </li></ul><ul><li>FREE cultural resource to the school </li></ul><ul><li>13-45 weeks/12-16 contact hours per week </li></ul><ul><li>Cluster Applications </li></ul><ul><li>Adds value to existing Comenius projects within the school </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul> Comenius Assistants
  13. 13. <ul><li>Bilateral partnerships between European local authorities </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative activities on topics of mutual interest </li></ul><ul><li>Bilateral Regio partnership consists of two “partner regions” which must involve: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1. the local or regional authority with a role in school education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2. at least one other relevant local organisation or institution </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3. at least one school </li></ul></ul> Comenius Regio
  14. 14. <ul><li>Strand of the EU Lifelong Learning allowing European schools to engage in collaborative projects using the internet and ICT </li></ul><ul><li>Does not offer funding to schools, but provides tools and support to make project work possible </li></ul><ul><li>32 European Countries; over 135,000 European teachers; over 12,000 UK teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Centrepiece is the eTwinning Portal: </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>Public homepage : Information and inspiration for all; you register and login here </li></ul><ul><li>Desktop : Your personal profile; partner finding tool; register your project here </li></ul><ul><li>Twinspace : Accessible when you register a project; virtual classroom with communication tools and a place to share your work </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><ul><li>open to all secondary and special schools, as well as sixth form and further education colleges </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reciprocal 10 days exchange </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Students need to be over twelve years of age </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaborative, cross-curricular student work </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Projects run for up to two school years </li></ul></ul><ul><li> </li></ul> Comenius Bilateral Partnerships
  17. 17. <ul><li>At least three Nursery to FE schools from three different countries (aim for five or six). </li></ul><ul><li>Two UK schools may apply in the same project </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative curriculum or issues-based project </li></ul><ul><li>Try to bring in use of foreign languages where possible ( </li></ul><ul><li>Staff + pupil travel - project meetings, teacher exchanges, head teacher visits and teacher placements </li></ul><ul><li>Projects run for two school years </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul> Comenius Multilateral Partnerships
  18. 18. School Partnerships Deadlines Deadline - 21 February 2012 Application forms - available in November Project selection - April – August 2012 funding Multilateral Small 4-7 mobilities €10,000 Limited 8-11 mobilities €15,000 Bilateral / Multilateral Average 12-23 mobilities €20,000 Large 24 mobilities €25,000
  19. 19. <ul><li>How does eTwinning fit into Comenius ? </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Find partner schools </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>As a communication tool </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>As an evaluation tool </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>As a place to store and share your work </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>As a tool to disseminate your work </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>As a planning tool </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Carry on your project after it finishes and the funding stops </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Other classes & staff in your school to get involved in projects or have their own European projects </li></ul></ul></ul>
  20. 20. <ul><li>Language support from a native speaker to add impact </li></ul><ul><li>Students from 20 countries worldwide - French, German, Spanish, Italian, Chinese, Japanese and Russian </li></ul><ul><li>Assistants work 12 hours a week and a fantastic resource to share with two other schools </li></ul><ul><li>Start your planning now… </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul> Foreign language assistants
  21. 21. <ul><li>A full academic year teaching in the United States </li></ul><ul><li>20 places available </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers require a minimum of five years teaching experience </li></ul><ul><li>Travel grant and you retain your own UK salary </li></ul><ul><li>Deadline: 18 November 2011 </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul> Fulbright UK/US Programme
  22. 22. <ul><li>HSBC…language and learning opportunities through their Global Education Programme </li></ul><ul><li>Annual Link2Learn competition to recognise excellence in the International School Award and international co-ordinators and local authorities </li></ul><ul><li>Links with China to bring language learning alive in your school and give your students life skills and increase their global employment opportunities through Mandarin teaching and learning and cultural immersion </li></ul><ul><li>start your planning now </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  23. 23. <ul><li>Find a twin World News for Children </li></ul><ul><li>BBC World Class and Listen, read scripts and </li></ul><ul><li>our partners download the podcast </li></ul><ul><li>will help you twin </li></ul><ul><li>eNewsletter Your stories </li></ul><ul><li>Sign up for a monthly  Twinning school reaches </li></ul><ul><li>e-mail and read the latest final of Mandarin </li></ul><ul><li>issue competition </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Our stories Syrian School </li></ul><ul><li>Read about Haitian Schools pack ideas, and </li></ul><ul><li>pupils getting back to UK Arab school links </li></ul><ul><li>school </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  24. 24. Responding to global events <ul><li>Association of Citizenship Teachers has produced a page of resources for teachers to use to discuss the Haitian earthquake with secondary students (KS3 and KS4) </li></ul><ul><li>Haiti teens' perspective </li></ul><ul><li>CAFOD assembly on Haiti earthquake for primary schools </li></ul><ul><li>Primary and secondary assemblies on the Haiti earthquake </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
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  26. 26. 1. Foundation: Introducing Internationalism For schools beginning international work (no deadline) 2. Intermediate: Developing Internationalism For schools that are beginning to work with an international partner school (no deadline) 3. Full Award: Accreditation for 3 years For schools that have developed an integrated international ethos. Deadlines: Action Plan – 16 December 2011 (self evaluation submission;July 2012 full ISA)
  27. 27. <ul><li>APPLY NOW! </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>