We hope you had an enjoyable summer break. The new term provides an ideal opportunity for planning new and innovative ways to bring global learning into teaching across your school. In this issue, find out about new materials and events taking place over the coming months.
Free resource to support the World’s Largest Lesson 2016
As we look ahead to this year’s World’s Largest Lesson, which takes place during the week starting 18 September 2016, please log in to your GLP account and go to 'My GLP/Activities & Resources' to access the FREE teaching resource on Global Goal 5 for gender equality.
Book your free CPD
You can find the full range of CPD courses available to book using your e-credits via the CPD Calendar. Some of the most popular courses taken so far by GLP schools include P4C and the Global Teacher Award, as well as courses on ‘British values’ and human rights. New courses are uploaded frequently and e-credits can now also be used for both Primary and Secondary Geography Quality Marks.
When considering which CPD option is most suitable for your school’s needs, you may want to consider attending CPD with your network as a cluster rather than individually. Your Expert Centre Co-ordinator can discuss the options with you and the other schools in your network.
- To get access to your e-credits, you need to complete the Whole School Audit. Completing the Audit is a simple process that involves responding to a series of predominantly multiple-choice questions and has been designed so that it can be completed in more than one sitting.
- Completing the Whole School Audit for a second time can offer real insight into a school's development of global learning provision. It will also generate a new action plan based on current experience. If you haven’t already completed your Audit again, could we please ask you to do so?
- The Pupil Assessment Tool is proving popular with teachers and is ready for your students to use at any time. Do consider getting your pupils to try it.
- Funding of up to £1,000 is available to schools via the Innovation Fund – see the latest Innovation Research Paper on the GLP website.
- An additional £500 of funding can be obtained via the GLP Transition Grant.
- If you or a colleague in your school are planning to give a presentation at a future local or national conference or event, do let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
- Follow us on Twitter at @glp_e.
The British Council’s Connecting Classrooms
The British Council’s Connecting Classrooms is an international community of motivated teachers committed to helping young people develop the knowledge, skills and values to succeed in a globalised economy. Funded by the British Council, the training packages and professional partnerships programme have been especially designed to equip teachers with the right tools and techniques they need to integrate core skills throughout the curriculum. There are six training packages, covering all core skills, and one bespoke training package offered by the Geographical Association and SSAT for primary and secondary teachers of geography and history, focusing on critical thinking and problem solving. Learn more on the British Council website, and discover the wide range of awards and quality marks available to complement your work with the GLP on the GLP website.
Events taking place this term
The GLP will be present at the following events:
- The TEESNet Annual Conference (Liverpool) takes place on 21 September, and will explore opportunities and challenges in monitoring and evaluation of education that supports people in leading fulfilling lives in a changing, globalised world.
- The SSAT’s National Conference (Birmingham) takes place on 1–2 December with the theme of ‘Leading: making the impossible possible’.
Programme Director, Global Learning Programme