Core 1 - Research Videos and Readings
Each of the educational thinkers who constitute our Core Professional Curriculum has written widely on education and we hold at least one of their books in our CSPD Library. In addition to these CORE thinkers, there are a number of other titles available for staff to borrow from the CSPD library during the year.
Core 2 - Digital Competencies
So that we continue to provide our learners with the highest levels of digital literacy, we have put together a programme of Digital Learning Key Competencies. With the support of the Digital Director Team, we have identified a range of ways to support staff to build their very own iTunesU courses across their subjects. In doing this, we continue to increase opportunities for students to use mobile technology to enhance their learning, develop their qualities of leadership of their own learning in and beyond lessons as well as making learning more visible at home.
Core 3 - Literacy Across the Curriculum
Students’ literacy skills are called upon in every aspect of school life, whether their reading skills, their listening and comprehension or their ability to express their ideas and thinking by talk, discussion or written responses.
More specifically, effective use of language - both written and spoken - is crucial to successful learning in all subject areas of the curriculum
Every teacher is a teacher of literacy and as such, this strand of our Professional Curriculum provides resources, practical ideas and strategies for every staff member to use in supporting the development of literacy in all aspects of school life, both inside and outside the classroom.
Core 4 - Sustainable Development Goals
In September 2015, 193 world leaders agreed to 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development. If these Global Goals are completed, it will mean an end to extreme poverty, inequality and climate change by 2030.
In July 2016, our three CLT schools took part in our ‘CLT Global Goals Student Conference’ . Here, students and teachers began working working on their own Student Global Goals Projects.They are all committed to creating curriculum resources, generating ingenious ideas to meet the goals and developing practical strategies that raise awareness of the Global Goals in our schools and with our communities.
As the project progresses, everybody involved will share resources, practical ideas and examples of how the Global Goals will be used in lessons across the curriculum and in every CLT school.
The Global Goals are only going to work if we fight for them and we know that we can’t fight for our rights if we don’t know what they are. By working across our schools and integrating the goals into the curriculum, we’ll make sure every one of our students knows about the goals and can take positive action in response to them.