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.


Programme Overview 

Global Scholars website

If you are interested in finding out more / would like to register to take part next year, please contact the CONNECT office

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 The Tower Hamlets ~ North London Linking Project



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:  Tel: 0208 374 9211

Learn more about our project, here

Global Learning London

                          Tower Hamlets PDC                            Tel: 020 7364 6405

                          229 Bethnal Green Road                    Fax: 020 7364 6422

                          London E2 6AB                                    Email:


Anne Roots

Connect Lead, CCGL Local Advisor & British Council School Ambassador 

020 8374 9211

Des Georgiou

Connect & MLA Programme Facilitator

020 8359 7780

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