CPD sessions, webinars and conferences during autumn term 2021
We run a series of events throughout the year, led by experienced subject specialists, to support your teaching and planning of citizenship education. Whether you are new to citizenship, a trained specialist or anywhere in-between, ACT is here to support you with authoritative guidance and high quality, updated resources. With schools increasingly making links to the cross-cutting value of citizenship education, it is an exciting time for teachers to get involved with us and benefit from our evolving support and membership offers.
Find out more and register your place on one of our upcoming events on the events and CPD page.
GCSE CPD Training
ACT exam experts from each GCSE Citizenship Studies exam board will give practical advice from their extensive classroom experience. There is a standalone active citizenship projects training session to allow for an in-depth look at this component of the specification.
22 September, 5-6.15pm
GCSE Active Citizenship Projects
14 October, 5-6.15pm
GCSE Citizenship Studies with Exam Board Experts
28 September, 5-6pm
Informal, drop-in staffroom to hear new ideas and share best practice. Free to all non members.
3-5 November, 4-5.15pm
Sustainable Citizenship Conference with UK Parliament Education
Climate Crisis: Does Citizenship education hold the key?
Marking UK Parliament Week and the start of our 20th anniversary year, ACT and UK Parliament Education and Engagement are running a conference on sustainable citizenship.
Over a period of three days we will explore the role of teachers and schools in addressing the climate crisis through Citizenship education. Participants will hear from Lord Knight and the education bill on sustainable citizenship (which aims to introduce compulsory climate change education within Citizenship), develop ideas on how to bring the law-making processes alive using this case study, and come away with teaching strategies to approach these issues actively in the classroom.
17 November, 5-6.15pm
Early Careers Network: Curriculum planning and sequencing
Our Early Careers Network sessions aim to support Early Careers teachers and new to citizenship teachers. The sessions align to the Early Career Framework and set out to support with challenging areas. Early Careers Teachers can purchase a discounted membership with ACT, which will give you access to all member benefits and future network sessions.
Other citizenship themed dates for your diary
Big Green Week - 16- 26 September https://greatbiggreenweek.com/
COP26, UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties- 31 October - 12 November https://ukcop26.org/
Parliament Week - 1-7 November https://www.ukparliamentweek.org/en/
Talk Money Week - 8-12 November https://maps.org.uk/talk-money-week/