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1 International School Award

2 Background to International School Award in the UK Started in 1999 Covers 3 – 18 age range 10,000 schools involved 4,000 fully accredited Funded in the UK by DCSF

3 Recognition Schools that participate in Connecting Classrooms become eligible to apply for the International School Award, recognising the schools commitment to forming international partnerships and developing global citizens

4 International School Award Accreditation is for three years Trophy, certificate and use of logo Acknowledgement of high standards of international work Accredited schools can become champion ambassadors

5 What does the ISA do? Recognises, celebrates, develops and encourages successful practice in curriculum-based international work in schools Provides opportunities for creative teaching and learning that encourages well motivated and inspired young people

6 International School Award The ISA is unique because its international work is achieved by involving the entire school community. It cuts across age groups and subject areas, inspires pupils and staff to engage in cross-cultural conversation and conveys the message of building a more equitable social order. Dr Jyoti Bose, Learning World magazine May 2009

7 Framework for developing international work Involvement of all key stakeholders including students An enriched curriculum and a whole school ethos Portfolio of evidence of international work Sense of recognition Raising the schools profile Benefits

8 International School Award 90 schools accredited in India 5 schools accredited in Sri Lanka 3 schools in Pakistan have completed their ISA portfolios ISA has also been successfully piloted in Egypt, Jordan and Lebanon

9 Selection Criteria Write, review or adopt a school international policy Appoint an international co-ordinator Plan 7 distinct international activities Plan collaborative work with at least one international partner school

10 Selection Criteria Undertake year round activity Undertake curriculum based activity Involve a range of year groups Involve a range of subject areas Evaluation of impact

11 The International Co-ordinator Look at the examples of job descriptions from the UK and India that you have been given. Are there any things you might want to add or change to suit your context better?

12 The International Policy Look at the examples of International Policies from the UK and India that you have been given. Are there things you might want to add or change to suit your context better?

13 Maths: World currencies. Charts of pupils holiday destinations. Comparing water usage with partner schools. Symmetry of world art (cross- curricular) History: Historical world figures or events Curricular International Activities Geography: Collecting food labels and putting them on a world map. Study of population change around the world

14 Art & Design: African/Asian/Aboriginal art – looking at colours and patterns PE: Games from other countries. International dance workshops. Monitoring fitness levels and comparing with partner schools Music: Comparing world music & instruments ICT: /video-conferencing links Science: Climate changes Language work Curricular International Activities

15 What types of international activities are you involved in and which have been most successful? Curricular International Activities

16 "Working for the ISA has been a very worthwhile exercise for numerous reasons. It has motivated the entire school and encouraged students and teachers to discuss issues of global concern. This made the learning environment dynamic and encouraged the production of innovative ideas from those that took part. ISA coordinator: Mrs S.Jayaweera, Sangabodhi Vidalaya, Nittambuwa, Sri Lanka Personally, I have enjoyed listening in on conversations between children in my class, discussing relative merits of different lifestyles from across the globe. At four years of age, this non-judgemental positive way of seeing things bodes well for the future. Louise Collins, Dunster First School, UK International School Award


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