Who's speaking at Curriculum Thinking Week 2023?
Read the full interactive lineup: subjects, formats, resources.
Schools from across the Curriculum Thinkers Community and wider We Are In Beta network have been busy nominating subject experts to celebrate their work at Curriculum Thinking Week 2023.
Those brilliant subject experts have been even busier planning, recording and submitting sessions.
And you’ve probably been wondering:
📚What subjects will they be talking about?
📝What resources will they be sharing?
Well, wonder no more.
You. Are. In. For. A. Treat.
It’s time to reveal the full line up for Curriculum Thinking Week 2023!
🙏Huge shout out to nominators, speakers for making this possible.
We - schools - Are In Beta - always learning (when colleagues share their work).
Curriculum Thinking Week 2023 is supported by Ambition Institute.
Our friends at Ambition Institute have put together a really useful summary of what the research says about curriculum design, how to balance teaching knowledge and skills and what Ofsted are looking for when they talk about intent.
Full lineup revealed: Curriculum Thinking Week 2023 📚🧠🎉
Looks like we'll be airing an incredible 100+ talks from 90+ speakers, across 20 subjects and 13 subject groups (one of which is whole school curriculum leadership).
Watch this demo of how to use the interactive line up to find sessions in your subject.
🔎 Search talks by topic and format.
This year we asked speakers to tell us what cross curricular topics they touch on, what format category their talk will take and who the target audience is.
Wondering where curriculum leaders are investing their time right now?
Cross curricular topics (and the number of each on lineup) are
✊🏾 Diversity in the Curriculum (21)
✒ Literacy, reading & oracy (25)
🎯 Curriculum Evaluation (32)
👑 Beyond the classroom, enrichment, careers, character, student leadership, community service,...) (11)
💡 Teaching & Learning (63)
📊 Assessment (31)
📖 Student resources, booklets, KOs, online platforms,... (13)
🔗 Cross-curricular Links (11)
🧠 Retrieval & Retention (20)
🧩 SEND (6)
🙌 Independence, homework, revision techniques, exam practice (14)
🚀 Teacher development eg CPD, ECTs, coaching,.. (16)
🛠 Curriculum Design & Planning (59)
🏆 Securing great outcomes at KS4 (1)
If you're looking at the impact your curriculum you can filter all talks that touch on 'topics' assessment and evaluation for example (see below).
Format categories (and the number of each on lineup) are:
⭐️ Golden nugget - one piece of practice that is making a BIG difference for my students/team (65)
🤯 SLT misconceptions - what every line manager should know about my subject (3)
🤓 Beyond the spec - geeking out on one topic in my subject that supports and extends learning for students (10)
🧑🏫 How I teach ... - demo of how you teach a particular concept/idea (13)
🔬Research review - what does the research say and how am I implementing it for positive impact (8)
🔎Ofsted research review - overview of what is said for my subject and what it means for me (3)
On a personal note
Attendance, sickness, industrial action. Things are not easy in schools right now.
Despite everything that’s going on, the speakers who’ve joined the line up have gone above and beyond to share their work with you.
Putting your work out there is no mean feat. So I want to say a massive thank you for getting involved.
And encourage you to let them know you feel the same. Please do:
Make a note of who’s speaking and their Twitter handles
Tweet at them to let them know you’re looking forward to their sessions
Here’s one Dave Tushingham did earlier. Thanks, Dave.
Thanks for reading.
@NiallAlcock and the We Are In Beta team.
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