24 hidden gems and the golden thread of CPD #3: Curriculum

Teachers and school leaders are trailblazing a golden age of professional learning.

150,000 *now free* National Professional Qualifications over the next 3 years with a codified body of knowledge and evidence as a ‘golden thread’ journey of ITT, ECT, middle leadership, senior leadership, headship and executive headship.

50,000 Early Careers Teachers training on teacher-selected core content with mentoring, focused on behaviour, instruction and their subject.

10,000 Oak Academy lessons filmed and curriculum sequences drafted and shared for free.

1000s of podcasts and blogposts online, and more and more by teachers, for free.

100s of Greenshaw CPD videos, book club videos and video lessons, all for free online.

20+ subject curriculum research reviews & webinars, collated for free.

But time is limited. How can we work out what’s best?

Find the treasure troves. 

In this series, I’m sketching treasure maps of where to unearth some of the smallest but most precious hidden gems. We’re looking for CPD that is free, fast and flexible. It should cost nothing (so no paid courses), not take too much time (so no full books), and be accessible anywhere on the planet (so no location-based events).

Treasure Troves to build your staff culture expertise, first.

Treasure Troves to build your student culture expertise, next.

Treasure Troves to build your curriculum expertise, in this blogpost.

Let’s continue with curriculum.

Treasure Troves of hidden gems to build your curriculum expertise

  1. Pedagogy is overrated; teaching and learning is dead – Stuart Lock, Adam Boxer
  1. Curriculum CoherenceJasper Greene; Cambridge Assessment
  1. Curriculum leadership series & knowledge-rich curricula – Jonathan Mountstevens
  1. Subject leader series; what leaders need to know about curriculum – Nick Hart
  1. Curriculum booklet, curriculum series and residue knowledge – Joshua Vallance
  1. Curriculum don’ts and the Curriculum One-Stop-Shop – Adam Boxer
  1. Myth-busting and over-documentation – Heather Fearn
  1. Four Curriculum Warnings curriculum thinking series – Claire Stoneman
  1. Curriculum progressionSubject leadership Michael Fordham
  1. Curriculum knowledge, Don’t change the subject! Supporting subject leaders; Genericism’s children, Senior curriculum leadership – Christine Counsell
  1. Curriculum as narrative; Curriculum as boxset – Robbie Burns; Neil Almond
  1. 10 principles of curriculum design; 3 principles – Matea Marcinko, Ambition
  1. How much of the Curriculum should be insisted on? – Ben Newmark
  1. Defining terms – John Tomsett
  1. Curriculum Links: Principles – Adam Robbins, Cogscisci
  1. Assessing Curriculum Intent – Mr Morgs
  1. Curriculum Directorythe curriculum will not be photocopied – Ruth Ashbee
  1. Thinking about curriculum collection – Shaun Allison
  1. Five curriculum threads – Andy Tharby, Mary Myatt
  1. Curriculum questions across subjects – Tom Sherrington
  1. Seven curriculum distinctions for subject leaders; 3 best arguments against a knowledge-rich curriculum – John Hutchinson for ResearchEd home
  1. Curriculum: the challenges of change – Tom Boulter
  1. Curriculum Outliers – Sarah Jones
  1. Booklets – Amy Coombe, Ruth Ashbee, Kat Howard, Adam Boxer, Adam Robbins, Jo Facer, Ben Newmark

Lastly, in a single sentence, I’ve summarised 24 top, free articles on curriculum here

All this has got me wondering – is it worth expanding this series to include a collection on assessment, and a cognitive science collection? 

It may well be the best time in all of human history to learn about the curriculum, with free, fast, flexible, focused, teacher-led CPD at our fingertips anywhere we go. 

About Joe Kirby

School leader, education writer, Director of Education and co-founder, Athena Learning Trust, Deputy head and co-founder, Michaela Community School, English teacher
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