Our approach

Our approach

Connected Learning Centre is part of Education Development Trust and we support schools and other settings in using digital technologies creatively and critically. We provide outstanding curriculum support, technical services and professional development.

We aim to embed technology use into all areas of the curriculum, following the principle that every young person deserves the digital skills and critical mindset necessary to prepare them for life. Our curriculum workshops and professional development programmes are effective, engaging and always based on sound pedagogical research. Our technical team offers expert, independent advice with best value in mind.

"We’ve been working with a CLC support package for a couple of years now to develop the curriculum. It’s brilliant. It keeps me up to date with the latest technology and the pedagogy of how to teach these concepts to children."

Computing subject leader,
Oakfield Prep school

"The CLC’s provision of a joined-up technical and curriculum support service has become an integral part of everyday school life at Hillmead."

Deputy headteacher,
Hillmead Primary School

"The CLC’s provision of a joined-up technical and curriculum support service has become an integral part of everyday school life at Hillmead. The CLC’s technicians have completely transformed the school’s infrastructure and we always have confidence that procurement advice is provided not only with independence and value for money in mind, but also primarily how the equipment can aid our delivery of the curriculum."

Deputy headteacher,
Hillmead Primary School

"The CLC’s provision of a joined-up technical and curriculum support service has become an integral part of everyday school life at Hillmead. The CLC’s technicians have completely transformed the school’s infrastructure and we always have confidence that procurement advice is provided not only with independence and value for money in mind, but also primarily how the equipment can aid our delivery of the curriculum."

Deputy headteacher,
Hillmead Primary School

"CLC is the best technical and curriculum support team I have worked with in the 15 years I have been involved in education."

Deputy head and computing subject leader,
St Jude’s CofE Primary
Summer primary school computing conference

This event will build upon the Autumn computing conference by inviting subject leaders to reflect on their year in the role, sharing their successes and challenges. It will also introduce new ideas, tools and approaches through talks and practical activities led by members of the CLC team, with opportunities for attendees to share their own expertise and experience. Over the course of the conference activities will touch on the three main areas of the computing curriculum: computer science, digital literacy and information technology. We will also feature advice and examples illustrating the use of technology to support blended learning.

14/06/22,
09:15
- 15:30
EYFS, KS1, KS2
Computing subject leaders, Teachers...
Creative Arts, Digital and children - CLC meets More Than Robots online

Combining forces for the first time, the Connected Learning Centre and More Than Robots have created a session for teachers, youth organisations, researchers and policymakers interested in the digital provision of creative arts for primary aged pupils.

This interactive and inclusive meet up will include inspiring examples of how technology can be used to support learning in music, visual art and drama in person and online at home drawing on our experiences as Tate Exchange associates and our partnership work with a range of cultural institutions. 

This informal event is an opportunity to discuss real examples of what does/doesn’t work, meet colleagues from other sectors working on similar challenges and share useful research, news or updates

The morning will include case study presentations followed by a Q&A. There will also be an opportunity for a rapid sharing round for launches, project updates or requests for help and a short break to avoid zoom brain drain.

24/06/22,
09:30
- 11:30
KS1, KS2
Subject leaders, Teachers...

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