Starting in August 2012, three South Ayrshire Schools will represent Scotland in developing the Big History Project; an innovative, collaborative, on-line, global curriculum development project funded by Bill Gates directly through Bill Gates Catalyst Three.
Schools in Scotland will work with schools in Australia and the United States of America in piloting the on-line curriculum from August 2012. The aim is that the project based multi-disciplinary learning experience will be available globally from August 2013. The flexibility of the Scottish curriculum makes it an ideal platform to trial new and innovative approaches to learning.
The pilot schools, which include Ayr Academy, Kyle Academy and Marr College, will gain experience of working with global partners on a new multi-disciplinary curriculum.
This is a superb opportunity to be part of a global project that is cutting edge, showcases project-based learning and fits very well with Curriculum for Excellence. The curriculum is aimed at 2nd and 3rd year pupils and matches well the experiences and outcomes of a Curriculum for Excellence.
For more information about project in Scotland contact: Liam Priest at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit