Welcome to the Global Learning Schools NI website! Run by the Centre for Global Education, this website aims to support and enhance the global learning taking place in schools throughout Northern Ireland. Primary, post-primary and special schools can all get involved.
Connecting Classrooms through Global Learning (CCGL) supports teachers and school leaders to improve teaching, giving students the knowledge, skills and attitudes they need to make a positive contribution to a fair and sustainable world. Through professional development for teachers, partnerships with other schools locally and globally, and engaging classroom resources, CCGL helps teachers meet the objectives of the Northern Ireland Curriculum.
All the latest news from the Global Learning Schools Team January 2020
Evie Greenwood from Stranmillis University College spent 2 weeks with the CCGL team in January 2020
£42,616 pro rata, 32 hours per week, apply by 17th February
Ten teachers from Holy Evangelists' Primary School in Belfast chose 'Promoting Mutual Understanding through Inquiry and Mapping' and 'Global Learning through the World Around Us' as their two thematic workshops.
"The training was very informative and thought-provoking, and gave good ideas to use in the classroom and school as well as how to become involved in the local community. We came away with lots of useful activities and practical suggestions about how we can link global learning to our topics and planners. We loved working with the trainer - she was so approachable; and we are looking forward to our next session in January".
Paula McWilliams - Holy Evangelists' Primary School
Ten teachers from Kilkeel High School benefitted from free in-school CPD on Introduction to Global Learning and Introduction to Facilitating Pupil-Action Projects, Autumn 2019.
"The trainer did a fantastic job and the feedback from staff was very positive. As Principal, I was delighted that the material shared was applicable to so many subject areas". Victor Coert, Principal.
"This training really got me thinking abut the true impact of the products that we use everyday. I will teach my design processes differently. Most enjoyable training session this year!" Alan Crutchey, Head of Design & Technology.
Victor Coert - Kilkeel High School
In St Louise’s College our students are very interested and enthusiastic about gaining a deeper understanding of the world around them. They are becoming increasingly aware of complex issues on a global scale. Being involved with the programme has provided us as a school with additional resources and through excellent CPD opportunities has allowed me to work with colleagues from other sectors and regions. I look forward to developing some project ideas in the near future as a direct result of recent training events. I wholeheartedly recommend getting involved with this excellent team.
Brenda Kelly - St Louise's Comprehensive College
In my view Global Learning is about presenting our pupils with a continual and open-ended set of opportunities to access the world around them. Also demonstrating , that their actions can truly impact and change the world we share – rather than simply sitting back, disengaged, in splendid isolation.
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world"- Nelson Mandela
Ashley McClean - Edenderry Primary School
The programme is a fantastic way to drive schools on in their efforts to help achieve the fair and sustainable world we all want. It focuses on young people, and ourselves as individuals, to be the steering group in initiating a change in attitude and sparking the motivation needed to take action. Lots of support is available from the programme facilitators and other leaders with a brilliant variety of resources at our fingertips. I am excited about getting the whole school and community engaged in global learning and feel it is important that all generations should have an awareness of the fragile nature of our planet.
Nadine Gallagher - Shimna Integrated College
The programme providies teachers with lesson ideas and how to embed global learning across our school curriculum, both primary and secondary. I am very appreciative of this opportunity to learn from such an inspirational team. I highly recommend that all schools should participate and develop the tools necessary to teach our children about global issues.
Olivia Smith - Lismore Comprehensive