Making a global curriculum: introducing technology to explore our global village

From the Global Learning Programme for teachers and curriculum leaders of Year 6 and Key Stage 3

Bury St Edmunds – Wednesday 15 March 2017 (course cancelled)

Why is this training important for your school?

Brought to you by the Global Learning Programme (GLP), this free CPD event will help you learn how to use free web tools and teaching ideas to enthuse and engage pupils through global themes.

Incorporating these free tools and ideas into your teaching can help pupils visualise everyday differences disparities? across the globe, explore enquiry questions and interrogate international data sets.


This hands-on taster session is brought to you by the Global Learning Programme (GLP) to introduce global learning and the positive impact it can have on pupils' engagement, knowledge, skills and values. It will focus on how you can use a range of freely available web tools to develop pupils’ understanding of some key concepts in global learning, connect with places, events (and people) in distant locations and construct their own global stories by selecting and assembling a range of images and text.

Aims and outcomes

This course will enable you to:

  • identify some readily available web tools to support teaching on global themes such as globalisation, inequality and interdependence
  • leave with some ready to use ideas
  • find out about the Global Learning Programme and how to access further support already being used by over 5,500 schools across England.


13.00-13.30: Coffee and registration

13.30-13.45: Introducing the Global learning Programme

13.45-14.45: Take a look around you – using technology to bring the world into the classroom

  • Free online GIS such as ArcGIS Online and ESRI StoryMaps to map global connections
  • Using Google Drive to collect and visualise data

14.45-15.00: Refreshment break

15.00-16.15: Making a global curriculum – ideas for tools to develop key concepts, including:

  • Resource curation: Using Pinterest and Flipboard to construct resources and ‘magazines’.
  • Using Gapminder, Worldmapper and other tools to support global investigations
  • Creation of curriculum resources for a ‘Global Village’ unit

16.15-16.30: Plenary – what next with the GLP


Alan Parkinson, Head of Geography (King’s Ely Junior) and freelance author and Consultant to the GA.

About the Global Learning Programme

Over 5,500 schools across England are already using the free training, funding, curriculum guidance and resources provided by the GLP to support the development of pupils' knowledge, skills and values, and help them meet Ofsted requirements.

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