EREBB Global Classroom Partners
Inviting 40 Edmund Rice Schools from around the world to be part of a new global education pilot project linking students, through video conferences, to build a better world
The Global Classroom Partners Program links young people from around the world to learn from, with and about each other, while exploring some of the worlds most important issues. Groups of students (with their teacher) undertake two lessons than have two video conferences with a global classroom partner. These connections are facilitated to ensure valuable and deep dialogue can occur. Global Classroom Partners is an initiative of EREBB and coordinated through EREA and the Edmund Rice England.
Lessons to engage with:
View from my Window
Learning from, with and about each other while understanding and valuing the diversity and similarities of our experiences.
Faith as a Force for Good
Sharing the different service, justice and outreach projects schools are involved with and how faith helps to sustain our commitment to these.
Generation UN-SDG (Sustainable Development Goals)
Learning about the UN Sustainable Development Goals and how we can all create a sustainably just world
Black Lives Matter Globally
Learning and sharing about the struggle for racial equality and the ways students can further reconciliation in their communities.
Sport Moves the World
Sharing different experiences about how sport locally and globally brings people and communities together and helps to build a better world for all.
Develop a joint topic and project of interest with your partner school
Lesson 1 – Engaging Globally: The Art of Good Dialogue
Lesson 2 – Topic based
Lesson 3 – Action in your local community
Link with a partner school
2 x facilitated video conferences
Follow up activities
Linked to the OECD Global Competencies
Expectations of Schools
Undertake preparation lessons prior to video conference
Teachers meet prior to videoconference
Ensure all school and local authority child safety and protection requirements are undertaken and upheld
As this is a pilot program, schools can initially nominate only one group/class
Schools are flexible and sensitive to the realities of their partner schools