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An overview of international linking programmes and funding opportunities for schools

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Ray Kirtley International Resource Centre for Schools and Colleges Part of the Knowledge Exchange at the University of Hull Serving the 3000 schools and colleges in the Yorkshire and Humber region R.Kirtley@hull.ac.uk

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Set up to support the Global Dimension in education in the region’s schools through: Curriculum Development Resources and Services Continuing Professional Development North South Linking Part of a national strategy

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Part of a national network Regional Steering Group Termly newsletter Courses and school consultancies Support for British Council education programmes

Other activities:: 

Other activities: Organisation of Contact Seminars for Comenius Projects: 2003: Our shared European environment 2004: Global education 2005: Heritage 2006: Museums & archives Consultancies: British Council European Commission Local Authorities UK Association for European and International Education in Schools

International education: 

International education Usually involves pupils and teachers in contact with schools outside of the UK: Visits and exchanges Curricular projects School development projects eTwinning and other virtual contacts International professional development

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“One cannot truly educate our young people in this country without the international dimension being a very significant and real part of their learning experience.” Charles Clarke 2005 “We live in one world. What we do affects others – and what others do affects us – as never before.” DfES 2005

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School Partnerships School-to-School Partnerships: Partnership between one UK school and one partner school Cluster-to-Cluster Partnerships: Collaboration between a group of UK schools and a group of partner schools in the link country

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Engagement of the whole school Teacher visits TIPD Assemblies and special events Curriculum based activities Visits & Exchanges International students and visitors Global citizenship In action Monitoring, evaluation and ISA

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Stages in school linking: Planning for a school partnership Finding a partner school Project ideas and project outreach Visiting the partner school Project activities and development Developing a partnership agreement Evaluating the partnership

The EU Comenius programme: 

enhancement of the quality of education reinforcement of the European Dimension in education promotion of the learning of languages promotion of intercultural awareness Encouragement of transnational cooperation between schools The EU Comenius programme

Participating Countries: 

EU Belgium Denmark Germany Greece Spain France Ireland Italy Luxembourg Liechtenstein Norway Iceland Participating Countries UK Czech Republic Estonia Hungary Latvia Lithuania Poland Slovakia Netherlands Austria Portugal Finland Sweden Slovenia Cyprus Malta EFTA Associated Bulgaria Turkey Romania + possibly others (eg Croatia, Switzerland)

Benefits of Comenius projects: 

Benefits of Comenius projects enhance the use of cross-curricular approaches promote the use of other languages encourage team-building for teachers and pupils raise standards esp. in ICT literacy + MFL provide in-service training of teachers enhance the school’s reputation and enables strong community links enable co-operation with partners outside school increase motivation for pupils and teachers raise levels of achievement broaden horizons & raises intercultural awareness professional development for teachers help combat social exclusion, racism and xenophobia

The International Dimension: Programmes: 

The International Dimension: Programmes Involvement in EU programmes - Socrates (Comenius): School Projects – curriculum focus In partnership with at least two other eligible countries for up to 3 years Funding for materials and travel/subsistence Mobility for teachers, heads and pupils Getting started: Preparatory Visits and Contact Seminars

The International Dimension: Programmes: 

The International Dimension: Programmes Involvement in EU programmes - Socrates (Comenius): School Development Projects – strategic or school management focus In partnership with at least two other eligible countries for up to 3 years Funding for materials and travel/subsistence Getting started: Preparatory Visits and Contact Seminars

The International Dimension: Programmes: 

The International Dimension: Programmes Involvement in EU programmes - Socrates (Comenius): Contact Seminar programme for 2006/2007 http://www.britishcouncil.org/socrates-events.htm for the current list Other means of finding partner schools: http://comenius.eun.org/ww/en/pub/comenius/pforum.cfm Global Gateway: www.globalgateway.org (worldwide) Provisional deadline for all Comenius activities: 1st March 2007 for projects starting September 2007

The International Dimension: Programmes: 

The International Dimension: Programmes Involvement in EU programmes - Socrates (Comenius): Comenius Language Assistants: Support for Comenius projects and other international activities No charge for hosting schools May be shared between schools Non-EU: – Japanese Intern Programme (Japan 21) - Scholars into School (British Council)

Comenius is expanding and will continue to operate under the new EU Lifelong Learning Programme (2007-2013): 

Comenius is expanding and will continue to operate under the new EU Lifelong Learning Programme (2007-2013)

Global School Partnerships: 

Global School Partnerships Specific activities organised by the British Council and funded by DFID to promote the Global Dimension: Reciprocal Visit Grants (deadlines 1st May and 1st November) Global Curriculum Project Grants (deadline 1st March only)

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Africa Angola Burkina Faso Cameroon Ethiopia Ghana Kenya Mozambique Uganda Asia Bangladesh India Pakistan Thailand Papua New Guinea Tonga Maldives Latin America & Caribbean Brazil Cuba Mexico Jamaica Trinidad & Tobago Peru A full list of eligible countries is available on the website: www.britishcouncil.org.uk/globalschools

Key criteria for Global School Partnerships:: 

Key criteria for Global School Partnerships: Global Dimension goals Sustainable partnerships Equity based relationships

New Global Programme Connecting Classrooms: : 

New Global Programme Connecting Classrooms: Cluster to cluster partnerships (3 schools in the UK plus 3 in each of two African countries): Contact Seminars in September and October in the UK or Africa – no need for the UK schools to find partners Funding available for 3 years Teacher mobility plus project development – up to £15,000 pa for each partnership UK schools need to apply together www.britishcouncil.org/connecting-classrooms

New Global Programme UK-India Education and Research initiative: : 

New Global Programme UK-India Education and Research initiative: Cluster to cluster partnerships: 7 new partnerships pa Initiated through Contact Seminars held in India Strong ICT strand including videoconferencing Schools in India will use the link for their ISA application www.ukieri.org.uk/uk-india-school-activities.htm

World Links and Partnerships : 

World Links and Partnerships Bilateral Programmes with France, Spain, Germany, Japan, China, Russia and Ireland (East-West Programme) Most bilateral programmes support: Teachers’ Programmes Joint Curriculum Projects Immersion courses (post-16) – also includes Arabic Student fellowships (post-16) www.britishcouncil.org/learning-school-partnerships.htm

World Links and Partnerships : 

World Links and Partnerships ‘But I have a school link with New Zealand!’ British Council School Linking visits: Fund a member of staff to visit their partner school overseas May also be used for larger groups plus a LA representative Deadlines in each term www.britishcouncil.org/learning-school-partnerships.htm

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Linking without leaving With support from the eLearning programme of the European Union www.etwinning.net

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Linking without leaving eLanguages Collaborative language project with partners worldwide Support in partner finding Webtools and project ideas Up to 100MB per project DfES funded and supported www.elanguages.org

The International Dimension Professional development benefits: 

The International Dimension Professional development benefits First hand experience of different education systems and practices Carry out research and share information Meet other professionals with similar interests Enhance international understanding and Make new links for the school or Local Authority

The International Dimension Professional development: 

The International Dimension Professional development EU programmes: Comenius 2.2 Training Courses (Socrates) http://ec.europa.eu/education/programmes/socrates/comenius/activities/comenius2_en.html Comenius 2.2 Job Shadowing (Socrates) Chris.Souvlis@britishcouncil.org ARION – study visits for headteachers and advisers http://www.britishcouncil.org/home/learning/socrates-sfe-study-visits-for-decision-makers.htm

The International Dimension Professional development: 

The International Dimension Professional development Non-EU: Fulbright – USA teacher exchanges http://www.britishcouncil.org/learning-fulbright-what-is-fulbright-uk-us-teacher-exchange.htm LECT* – exchanges with Australia and New Zealand http://www.lect.org.uk/programmes/one_year/index.asp *League for the Exchange of Commonweath Teachers

The International Dimension Professional development: 

The International Dimension Professional development International Placements for Headteachers IPH and other Headteacher study visit opportunities: http://www.ncsl.org.uk/programmes/iph/index.cfm

The International Dimension Professional development: 

The International Dimension Professional development Teachers International Professional Development LA Group visits (various providers) Allocation of teachers places LA suggests theme The provider organises the hosting location Funding is provided for travel and accommodation

The International Dimension Professional development: 

The International Dimension Professional development Teachers International Professional Development School Determined Visits 2 – 4 teachers can take part in a visit to an established partner school The UK school suggests the theme Funding is provided for travel and accommodation http://tipd.ssatrust.org.uk/

The International Dimension: The view from the outside : 

The International Dimension: The view from the outside ‘Extensive international links with schools that have broadened the curriculum, improved teaching and given a major boost to children’s knowledge and understanding of a very wide range of cultures’ Crook Primary School, County Durham, 2006 ‘Extensive use is made of global links to support students’ academic and personal development in particular the principles surrounding good citizenship’ Prince Henry’s Grammar School, Otley, 2004

The International Dimension: Staff comments:: 

The International Dimension: Staff comments: ‘It’s the best thing that’s happened to our school’ ‘We’ve broadened our horizons, thus raising the profile of the school and community’

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