CONNECT Projects and Opportunities
New York Global Scholars ICT Project linking pupils all over the world - Resourceful Cities
CONNECT schools are again taking part in the 2020-21 Global Scholars project with New York
(pupils aged 10 -13). This technology driven education program connects urban schools from around the
world in dialogue about different urban challenges.
Global Scholars is an international digital exchange program for students ages 10 to 13. Right now,
Global Scholars connects over 13,500 students in 64 cities in 29 countries. Guided by their teachers,
students participate in a project-based curriculum and engage with international peers in an interactive
e-classroom. Students broaden their perspectives by discovering common experiences and exploring
issues through personal, local, and global lenses. They develop global competency skills needed in today’s
world—cultural understanding, appreciation for diversity, digital literacy, and critical thinking.
The 2020-21 Global Scholars curriculum – Resourceful Cities
Through the Global Scholars curriculum and online communication with international peers, students
learn how to solve a global problem. In 2020-21, students investigate the local and global impacts of
consumption. With more people living in cities each year, urban populations consume an increasing
amount of food, water, energy, and other resources. This increased demand depletes natural resources
faster than Earth can renew them. Many products are designed for a single use, adding to waste disposal
challenges. Students design local solutions that make production, delivery, and disposal systems more
sustainable and improve the lives of people in cities worldwide
Through the 2020-21 Global Scholars curriculum, students investigate the impacts
of urbanization and develop solutions that improve the lives of people in cities while protecting the
natural environment and biodiversity worldwide Global Cities, Inc. provides the curriculum, access to the
password-protected e-classroom, and year-long professional development. The program is conducted in
English, and students with a variety of English-language fluency levels can successfully participate. Schools
provide at least one computer or tablet with a reliable internet connection for every two students, two
hours per week for program activities, and an enthusiastic educator to lead activities and participate in
required professional development. There are no fees to participate.
If you are interested in finding out more / would like to register to take part next year, please contact the CONNECT office
The Tower Hamlets ~ North London Linking Project
ONLINE SPACES FOR JOY, CONNECTION AND POSITIVE INTERACTION FOR CHILDREN
SUMMER TERM 2021
This project is for primary and special schools in Tower Hamlets and across London, to link and learn together.
Students will gain the ability and self-belief for readiness for contact with others beyond their social groups through online connections. Together we will nurture resilience to cope with the current pandemic, as well as develop the necessary confidence, skills, beliefs and experience for successful intergroup collaboration to get ready for life beyond Covid-19.
Our project will commence with a remote training session using Zoom just before the Easter break on 23rd March, 4 – 5.30pm. Over the summer term the project schools will be supported every step of the way to engage in a linking programme designed to emphasis reaching out, making new friends and connecting with others beyond our usual groups. The focus will be on bringing fun and enjoyment to school life and re-energising connections. Resources will be provided for a very flexible and user-friendly programme of lessons and exchanges, where children will learn together about identity, community, diversity and belonging.
The project support will include:
Partnering with a like-minded school in the contrasting locality in London
Two Zoom training sessions to enable coordinators to run all aspects of the project
Tried and tested online resources – everything provided to simply run with it!
Sessions can be adapted to home-learning
Teacher Guides – paper copies and PDFs posted to your school, providing a hard copy of ‘the manual’
On-going support available by email, Zoom and telephone
Impact, reflection and evaluation activities built-in, not bolted on
To register your school or to find out more please get in touch:
Anne Roots: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 0208 374 9211
Global Learning London
Tower Hamlets PDC Tel: 020 7364 6405
229 Bethnal Green Road Fax: 020 7364 6422
London E2 6AB Email:
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Connect Lead, CCGL Local Advisor & British Council School Ambassador
020 8374 9211
Connect & MLA Programme Facilitator
020 8359 7780