Our training and resources for schools

Think Global offers innovative online and in-person training opportunities to help develop an outstanding global learning school. As well as enabling access to resources through the Global Dimension Website, Think Global also develops high quality teaching materials.
As set out in our free Global Learning Guidelines, we believe that students, teachers and school leaders all have a part to play in developing a global learning school.


Think Global runs a popular, six-week online training course for teachers: Developing a Global Learning School. Join with other teachers online for six twilight sessions enabling you to reflect on, and share ideas and resources for teaching international development and global issues in the classroom.

Catherine and Kate run the e-modules for an hour on Tuesday or Thursday afternoons over six weeks. Both Catherine and Kate are teachers and trainers too.

The modules always give techniques and content to try back at school. Participants say that, as well as discovering new resources, they love the collaboration and group discussion with all the other teaching colleagues on the course. Over the six weeks participants build a good relationship and support each other with specific challenges.

Amy West delivering one of Think Global’s e-modules.

“The trainer took a highly personalised approach to the identified needs of the participants, so that we were all able to come away with a helpful pathway to developing ourselves as leaders in Global Learning in our schools.”
Louisa Buttel, Braunton Caen Primary in Devon

“Think Global’s training has reignited my enthusiasm for global learning and encouraged me to develop this at my new school.”
Sanjo Jeffrey, Secondary Teacher at Edmonton County Lower School

We’ve provided some taster course slides below which explore one of the six module topics covered: ‘International Development and Poverty‘.

The topics for the six modules include:

1. Introduction to global learning.
2. International development and poverty – exploring definitions with your students.

Download sample course slides for this module (Please note: this taster sample does not include teaching notes, weekly reading lists, bespoke resource recommendations or session recordings.)

3. Thinking critically about global learning resources in English, maths and science.
4. Thinking critically about global learning resources in history and geography.
5. Embedding global learning across the whole school.
6. How does global learning support the Ofsted framework?

Face-to-face training

Think Global also runs face-to-face training courses for teachers, such as our SMSC for Global Learning workshop focusing on Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural education. We’ve had great feedback about this course:

“Lots of ideas for global links and embedding these into the curriculum” 

“Practical activities and reassurance that it doesn’t need to be a separate ‘extra’ but can be embedded throughout.”

Forthcoming course dates:

There are currently no upcoming courses.


Think Global also runs the Global Dimension Website offering a wide range of resources as well as free membership to our network of 10,000 teachers. Our free Global Learning Guidelines consider how students, teachers and school leaders can all play part in developing a global learning school.

Book your place now

Courses are available to all schools. To book a place or to find out more please email us via schools@think-global.org.uk.

If you teach in a school that has registered for the Global Learning Programme (England) and that has completed its Whole School Audit you can use GLP-E e-credits to fund the £500 cost of the courses. To find out more about the GLP-E and how to register email us via schools@think-global.org.uk.