Full course description

Who is this training package for?

Teachers who want to develop their ICT skills to support international learning and global citizenship at their school. It is particularly suitable for teachers looking to work with schools in other parts of the world and who are thinking of using technology to communicate and collaborate.

What will it cover?

Split into modules that combine both theory and practical examples, learning will focus on:

  • how to use ICT for professional networking
  • getting started with ICT in international projects
  • exploring the range of online services available to you, including those from the British Council
  • why students need to be prepared for the digital world
  • getting the most out of ICT in international projects
    the potential risks around using the internet and the role of your school in e-safety
  • how to evaluate ICT projects effectively.

What will it teach me about ICT for international learning?

As well as exploring the range of online materials available and some of the issues associated with the rights of material on the web, this training package will also focus on the practical safeguards you can put in place to support your work in e-safety.

What will I take away?

This course aims to give teachers a basic understanding of the benefits of using online content to support international project work.

In order to deepen your own learning and make the ideas in the course available to others, all the activities have been designed for discussion with colleagues in mind. This may be, for example, teachers in your locality who want to develop their use of ICT in the classroom and would benefit from learning together and sharing ideas and outcomes.

There are also opportunities for you to share your own learning with other course participants via a dedicated forum.

Practical information

Before accessing this training package, please register with British Council Schools Online. If this is the first Connecting Classrooms course you have used, you may wish to complete our short course on online learning before you begin.

This package is designed to be used in a variety of ways, depending on how much time you have available. The course comprises of:

  • key activities
  • reflective activities
  • additional activities.
Key activities

You must complete the key activities as part of this training course. These are flexible, done online and can be completed in less than eight hours.

All work will be saved in an online workbook which may be printed at a later date. The activities have been designed to be used and discussed with colleagues, such as those with a common interest or need to develop ICT in the classroom. We would also recommend using them when working with an international partner.

Reflective activities

At the end of each module there is a reflective activity to help you bring together your learning. On successful completion of each of the reflective activities, you will be awarded a Certificate of Completion from Connecting Classrooms.

Additional activities

Additional activities are also available if you wish to look at this topic in more depth. These include suggestions for further reading, related websites and links to other online courses.

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This course complements other online training packages. These are:

  • Introduction to international learning
  • Education for global citizenship
  • Intercultural and global awareness