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Connecting Classrooms

CREATIVITY AND IMAGINATION

Nurture creativity in yourself, pupils, and colleagues

As part of Connecting Classrooms you can develop creativity and imagination in your school or college through this comprehensive 9-10 week core skills training, which offers a blend of 2 face-to-face sessions and online support.

Completing this course makes you eligible for Connecting Classrooms Professional Partnership funding to deepen your learning through an international visit.

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HOW WILL I BENEFIT?

During this programme you will:

  • Plan projects, lessons and challenges that promote creative thinking in learning
  • Relate creative approaches to real-world challenges
  • Understand the issues involved in assessing creativity and undertake meaningful assessment
  • Collaborate to plan and lead professional development through reflective practice
  • Learn strategies to consciously nurture and develop the creative capacities of your pupils

WHO IS IT SUITABLE FOR?

This course is suitable for all teachers from state schools including EYFS, primary, secondary and FE, including special schools and PRUs based in England.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

Nothing. The course is completely funded by the British Council as part of its Connecting Classrooms programme. In addition to the fully subsidised course you also have the opportunity to apply after the course for a study visit to explore this topic in another country.

IN-HOUSE TRAINING

This course, or any other from the Connecting Classrooms programme, can be delivered in your school for free for a minimum of 10 delegates.

We will also cover the subsistence fees for any external delegates in attendance (if applicable). For further information please call the team on 020 8253 8249.

OPEN COURSES

Fully funded places are strictly limited so book now to avoid disappointment.

Location Course type Day 1 Day 2
Nottingham Full days (2 days | 10am-4pm) Tuesday 18 July 17 Thursday 09 November 17
London Mixed (2 days: 9am-4pm | 9am-1pm) Monday 04 September 17 Tuesday 02 January 18
Croydon Full days (2 days | 9am-3pm) Monday 20 November 17 Friday 09 February 18

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Only schools funded by the government are eligible to take part. Individuals are only permitted to attend one course. By taking part in the programme you agree to attend both training sessions and record the results of your tested idea between days 1 and 2. Further funding for research visits is at the discretion of the British Council and co-ordinated through an application process that can be taken after you have attended your course.

FUNDING AVAILABILITY

As a result of completing a fully funded CPD training programme, teachers in the UK can apply for a £3000 grant to visit a partner school overseas to facilitate face-to-face international collaboration. It’s a fantastic way to improve your teaching credentials, share ideas and compare good practice with international colleagues.

The grant can be used to:

  • Connect with a new or existing partner school in Africa, Asia or the Middle East
  • Fund a visit to your partner school for a teacher and school leader
  • Work collaboratively to implement core skills within your classroom
  • Offer students practical opportunities to collaborate with peers internationally

To find out more about the Connecting Classrooms programme and professional partnership opportunities available to your school click here.

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