About the programme

Connecting Classrooms is a global education programme for schools, designed to help young people to develop the knowledge, skills and values to live and work in a globalised economy, and contribute responsibly both locally and globally. 

In the Middle East and North Africa, Connecting Classrooms has engaged over 100 policy and decision makers, provided professional development training to almost 3,000 teachers and school leaders, and engaged over 900 schools, 112 of which have run successful international partnerships with schools in the UK. 

Recent research has shown that the majority of education systems around the world, including in the UK, are not equipping young people with the skills they need to succeed in this rapidly changing, globalised environment.

Policy Dialogue

We are building relationships and networking, working with education policy makers, encouraging them to develop best practice in education and global citizenship and support Morocco's national priorities.
We’ll organise visits between participating countries, and inspire you to exchange and challenge ideas at international conferences.

Continuing Professional Development

The new Connecting Classrooms programme aims to address this gap in global skills by continuing to build the capacity of teachers, school leaders and policy makers to support them to integrate a range of core skills into the curriculum, thereby improving learning outcomes for young people in:

• Critical thinking and problem solving
• Creativity and imagination
• Digital literacy
• Citizenship
• Student leadership
• Collaboration and communication

Under Connecting Classrooms, the British Council works in partnership with ministries, education institutions and practitioners to support system and curriculum reform, professional development, and improved learning outcomes for young people.

Professional Partnerships

Is your school involved in a partnership between the UK and another country? If so, you could be eligible for funding from the Connecting Classrooms programme. Getting involved will help you develop your young people as global citizens and as a teacher, you will also benefit through sharing best practice with colleagues in other countries.

You can be part of this exciting initiative.

It’s free and simple to set up your first partnership, and we can help you incorporate global themes into your school’s curriculum and build lasting international relationships.

Grants are also available to help you set up visits with partner schools and to support projects.

If you’re interested or want to know more, check the British Council Schools Online website, or contact us  .

International Schools Award

The International School Award is a prestigious badge of honour for schools that can bring an international dimension to teaching and learning.

The accreditation aims to introduce or develop your school’s international dimension by providing:

• A framework for international partnerships and global learning
• Recognition for teachers and their school
• Opportunities to raise the school’s profile through local and national media.

All schools are eligible to gain the International School Award. The accreditation framework helps you to record and evaluate international work and embed it into the curriculum and whole school ethos. For more information, check the handbook .

Your global partnership could help bring the school together and improve its sense of collective ethos and identity. British Council Schools Online web community can assist you in finding a partner and achieving the accreditation whilst supporting your school as they develop their international strategy or contact us here .

Schools online

Connect, Learn and Grow online

We believe that teaching lays the foundation for a brighter future for Morocco. The education of the country’s future leaders is in our hands.

On our British Council Schools Online website, you can:

• Find school partners
• Accredit your international work
• Network with other teachers and share advice
• Find teaching resources
• Enhance your professional development
• Join international forums that encourage cross-cultural activity.

By joining this community you’ll also have access to guidance from our support staff, whether you want tips on teaching English or advice on getting the most from our Connecting Classrooms programme.

Getting started is easy

Visit our registration page for a simple step-by-step guide to signing up.

Once you’re registered, you’ll get an online account. 

You’ll then get access to the latest education news in your region and information about:

• Funding
• Useful case studies
• Events
• Online project spaces
• Classroom resources.

For more information

Explore our British Council Schools Online website to find out more about Schools Online. Or contact us for more information .