London Citizenship Teaching Network:   1st Meeting Monday 23 rd  March 2009 2.30 – 5.00pm Institute of Education
London Citizenship Advisors Cathy Bryan  Ben Hammond  Will Ross
Session Agenda <ul><li>Who are we?  - Introductions / Find Someone Who (30) </li></ul><ul><li>How do we organise learning?...
1. Who are we?
Find Someone Who... When you “find someone who...”add their names to the box. You cannot use the same person for more than...
2. How do we organise learning? (what makes a compelling learning experience)
 
Classroom Young  People-led Adult-led Community
<ul><li>Lessons, locations, environment, events, routines, extended hours, out of school </li></ul><ul><li>A variety of ap...
Pillars of a citizenship compelling learning experience... Reflect Take  Action Question Explore Voice +  Choice Change
3. How well are we  achieving our aims?  (Building in Assessment – Key Strategies)
<ul><li>Assessment Steps </li></ul><ul><li>Set task </li></ul><ul><li>Narrow down skill and concept you will be assessing ...
<ul><li>Task </li></ul><ul><li>Create a leaflet explaining what Britishness means and why we should celebrate it </li></ul>
<ul><li>Success criteria  are descriptions of pupil  </li></ul><ul><li>performance based on the levels, and are  </li></ul...
<ul><ul><ul><li>LESS FORMAL EVIDENCE: </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Draw and write a Key Concept </li></ul></ul></ul...
Guidelines for Assessment <ul><li>Keep It Simple!  </li></ul><ul><li>Involve students </li></ul><ul><li>Use a range of evi...
4. How do we know we’re on the right track?
Self-Evaluation Tool <ul><li>Takes into account new secondary curriculum, “QCA’s Big Picture” and OfSTED’s Towards Consens...
Six Areas of Development <ul><li>Leadership </li></ul><ul><li>Resources and their Management </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching an...
Four Stages <ul><li>Focusing </li></ul><ul><li>Developing  </li></ul><ul><li>Established </li></ul><ul><li>Advanced </li><...
Teaching and Learning www.teachingcitizenship.org.uk/news
 
5. Where should we go  from here?
What should our aims be? 4s – 8s - all
Updates <ul><li>“ Teaching Citizenship” Spring 09 out now </li></ul><ul><li>ACT Conference – Using ICT to Campaign for Cha...
http://curriculum.qca.org.uk/ www.teachingcitizenship.org.uk www.newsecondarycurriclum.org www.citized.info www.citizensch...
 
http://curriculum.qca.org.uk/ www.teachingcitizenship.org.uk www.newsecondarycurriclum.org www.citized.info
Cathy Bryan  [email_address]   Ben Hammond  [email_address] Will Ross [email_address]
 
The importance of Citizenship… “ Citizenship equips pupils with the knowledge and skills needed for effective and democrat...
to share information
to have INSET on specific areas we identify
to develop a resource bank / base
to share  (best/good) practice
as a forum for ideas, problems, solutions, questions
to develop a cross-london strategy to take Citizenship education forward in London
to spread our support base so we’re not just individuals working in individual schools
to get to know each other
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  1. 1. London Citizenship Teaching Network: 1st Meeting Monday 23 rd March 2009 2.30 – 5.00pm Institute of Education
  2. 2. London Citizenship Advisors Cathy Bryan Ben Hammond Will Ross
  3. 3. Session Agenda <ul><li>Who are we? - Introductions / Find Someone Who (30) </li></ul><ul><li>How do we organise learning? ‘Compelling learning experiences’ (40) </li></ul><ul><li>How well are we achieving our aims? Building in assessment – key strategies (30) </li></ul><ul><li>How do we know we’re on the right track? The Self-Evaluation Tool for Citizenship (20) </li></ul><ul><li>Where should we go from here? aims of the LCTN / key updates (30) </li></ul>
  4. 4. 1. Who are we?
  5. 5. Find Someone Who... When you “find someone who...”add their names to the box. You cannot use the same person for more than one box. Ben Cathy Special prize for the winner <ul><li>...works in your borough or one close by. </li></ul>2. ...regularly uses the Citizenship levels successfully.
  6. 6. 2. How do we organise learning? (what makes a compelling learning experience)
  7. 8. Classroom Young People-led Adult-led Community
  8. 9. <ul><li>Lessons, locations, environment, events, routines, extended hours, out of school </li></ul><ul><li>A variety of approaches – not just based in the classroom or based on usual lesson structures </li></ul><ul><li>Awareness of cross curricular dimensions </li></ul><ul><li>Statutory expectations – us in the classroom delivering the new curriculum as well as some overarching themes that may come through specific curriculum as well as hidden curriculum </li></ul>2. How do we organise learning?
  9. 10. Pillars of a citizenship compelling learning experience... Reflect Take Action Question Explore Voice + Choice Change
  10. 11. 3. How well are we achieving our aims? (Building in Assessment – Key Strategies)
  11. 12. <ul><li>Assessment Steps </li></ul><ul><li>Set task </li></ul><ul><li>Narrow down skill and concept you will be assessing </li></ul><ul><li>Create student friendly success criteria </li></ul><ul><li>Assess using criteria </li></ul>
  12. 13. <ul><li>Task </li></ul><ul><li>Create a leaflet explaining what Britishness means and why we should celebrate it </li></ul>
  13. 14. <ul><li>Success criteria are descriptions of pupil </li></ul><ul><li>performance based on the levels, and are </li></ul><ul><li>made relevant to a specific learning activity . </li></ul><ul><li>They set out what a pupil should know and </li></ul><ul><li>understand, and be able to do. </li></ul>
  14. 15. <ul><ul><ul><li>LESS FORMAL EVIDENCE: </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Draw and write a Key Concept </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Mind-mapping </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Display or presentation of a community action project </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Observation of a group discussion or group task </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Photographs or films </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Web page or blog </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Role play </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Campaigning letters, emails or press releases </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>‘ Silent debate’ </li></ul></ul></ul>
  15. 16. Guidelines for Assessment <ul><li>Keep It Simple! </li></ul><ul><li>Involve students </li></ul><ul><li>Use a range of evidence - not just written work </li></ul><ul><li>Use a range of methods - not just teacher assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Use a range of formality - not just end of unit tests </li></ul>
  16. 17. 4. How do we know we’re on the right track?
  17. 18. Self-Evaluation Tool <ul><li>Takes into account new secondary curriculum, “QCA’s Big Picture” and OfSTED’s Towards Consensus report. </li></ul><ul><li>Helps prepare for OfSTED as well as highlighting areas for improvement and celebration </li></ul><ul><li>More holistic approach to Citizenship (in the curriculum, school and wider community) </li></ul>www.teachingcitizenship.org.uk/news
  18. 19. Six Areas of Development <ul><li>Leadership </li></ul><ul><li>Resources and their Management </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching and Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Staff Development </li></ul><ul><li>Monitoring and Evaluation </li></ul><ul><li>Parental and Community Involvement </li></ul>www.teachingcitizenship.org.uk/news
  19. 20. Four Stages <ul><li>Focusing </li></ul><ul><li>Developing </li></ul><ul><li>Established </li></ul><ul><li>Advanced </li></ul>www.teachingcitizenship.org.uk/news
  20. 21. Teaching and Learning www.teachingcitizenship.org.uk/news
  21. 23. 5. Where should we go from here?
  22. 24. What should our aims be? 4s – 8s - all
  23. 25. Updates <ul><li>“ Teaching Citizenship” Spring 09 out now </li></ul><ul><li>ACT Conference – Using ICT to Campaign for Change 9 th June – British Library </li></ul><ul><li>Battlefront website </li></ul><ul><li>CitizenSchools… </li></ul><ul><li>Other organisations… </li></ul>http://curriculum.qca.org.uk/ www.teachingcitizenship.org.uk www.newsecondarycurriclum.org www.citized.info www.citizenschools.org.uk www.citizenshipfoundation.org.uk
  24. 26. http://curriculum.qca.org.uk/ www.teachingcitizenship.org.uk www.newsecondarycurriclum.org www.citized.info www.citizenschools.org.uk
  25. 28. http://curriculum.qca.org.uk/ www.teachingcitizenship.org.uk www.newsecondarycurriclum.org www.citized.info
  26. 29. Cathy Bryan [email_address] Ben Hammond [email_address] Will Ross [email_address]
  27. 31. The importance of Citizenship… “ Citizenship equips pupils with the knowledge and skills needed for effective and democratic participation. It helps pupils to become informed, critical, active citizens who have the confidence and conviction to work collaboratively, take action and try to make a difference in their communities and the wider world.” National Curriculum, 2007
  28. 32. to share information
  29. 33. to have INSET on specific areas we identify
  30. 34. to develop a resource bank / base
  31. 35. to share (best/good) practice
  32. 36. as a forum for ideas, problems, solutions, questions
  33. 37. to develop a cross-london strategy to take Citizenship education forward in London
  34. 38. to spread our support base so we’re not just individuals working in individual schools
  35. 39. to get to know each other

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