Current CPD opportunities

CPD 2015/16



We have a busy and exciting programme of professional development events with something for teachers in every subject, at every stage of their career. For more information about courses see individual links, email, or ring us on 0121 303 8298.

Tide~ global learning provides global learning support to teachers and students throughout the West Midlands region, ranging from twilight sessions, to student activities, to teacher projects. Our experienced facilitators use interactive, creative approaches to deliver high quality professional development. We work in partnership with local and national organisations to bring you creative classroom approaches to engage and excite your learners. We believe that working with a cluster of schools or a group of teachers is the best way to develop global learning across the curriculum. 
Global learning supports the OFSTED requirement to promote British Values through SMSC and 
PHSE, while also contributing to the International Schools Award, Healthy Schools and Eco Schools 
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Young people on the global stage: their education and influence

Our international three year secondary project brings together colleagues in Spain, The Gambia and 
Kenya, and engages students in questions about poverty, hunger and sustainable development.
November 27th 2015: Active citizenship conference organised and run by young people in the 
West Midlands as part of an active young global leaders programme.
Teachers interested in developing curriculum materials and classroom activities with others, 
locally and internationally can get involved in our writing days: contact us to find out how.
As part of the project, we are organising a Study Visit to Kenya in February 2016.
The project is co-funded by the European Union.


Global Teacher Award, Level 1: This full day course will cover techniques and practical activities 
tobring global learning into the classroom. Suitable for all teachers, this nationally accredited CPD 
is developed in collaboration with Beacons DEC.

Forthcoming dates: 1st December, Herefordshire.  

There are also sessions planned with local clusters in Worcestershire on 23rd November
and Northamptonshire on 2nd December (not 3rd as a orginally advertised).
Schools from outside these areas are very welcome to book a place on these days.


Stories from different cultures: Using traditional and contemporary texts from around the world 
to explore diverse perspectives and values while supporting literacy.  
Controversial global issues: Exploring practical strategies for dealing with controversial global 
issues such as identity, climate change, refugees and ‘British values.’ 
Thinking about thinking: An introduction to classroom based techniques that develop critical 
thinking habits, including enquiry cycles, philosophical approaches, logic and higher level thinking. 
This course will also examine our own cultural contexts and how to improve intercultural 
Rights and values: Practical activities for embedding rights and values within a school, focused 
on ethos, content and practice. This course supports the development of quality SMSC and PHSE 
in line with OFSTED requirements to promote British values. 
Primary humanities and global learning: Bespoke support to develop global learning through 
primary humanities, including audit, planning, resources and staff meetings over a period of a term.
School partnerships: How to make the most of a school partnership, including curriculum 
development activities, building sustainable relationships, intercultural communication and 
active global citizenship.
We can offer bespoke support for schools looking to incorporate global learning in their curriculum, at a date and venue to suit you. These options are suitable for either individual schools, or a cluster working together. For example, we are currently working with clusters of schools in Worcestershire and Northamptonshire to develop their Global Learning strategies, including targeted CPD inputs. 
We have recently successfully combined elements from two courses for a series of twilight sessions at a school in Ealing looking at 'Using stories to explore controversial issues'.
Global learning programme
Schools enrolled in the Global Learning Programme – England can use their e credits to pay for the courses above, or to access bespoke support for a cluster of schools working 
together. Talk to us about how you can get involved. 
African Garden Day
We are delighted to offer eligible primary schools an opportunity to build an African Garden with 
their pupils. This hands on interactive day includes a whole school assembly, introductory classroom 
activities, and a practical outdoor session building the garden. Contact us to find out more about 
this programme from ‘Send a Cow’.

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