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London Connected Learning Centre (CLC), part of Education Development Trust, is an award-winning organisation that helps schools and other settings use digital technologies to improve learning.
The term Connected Learning describes our approach and activities. We make links between learning at school and at home, we involve children and young people in using digital technologies to create, experiment, design and explore, we foster collaboration between teachers, students and parents and we work in partnership with businesses, community and cultural organisations.
The London CLC team is made up of expert teachers, computer science and online safety specialists, trainers, technicians, filmmakers, music technologists, designers and adult learning tutors.
We have worked with London schools for twenty years putting creativity and real world contexts at the heart of learning opportunities for young people, teachers and parents. We involve children and young people in using digital technologies to create, experiment, design and explore. Originally funded by central government as part of the City Learning Centre and Education Action Zone initiatives, London Connected Learning Centre has developed a programme of creative technology based learning and education technology solutions. We foster collaboration between teachers, students and parents and we work in partnership with businesses, community and cultural organisations including IBM, Tate, British Film Institute, Coin Street Community Builders and National Portrait Gallery.
We won the 2015 NAACE Impact Award for Technical Support, the 2014 NAACE Impact Award for Curriculum Support Services and the Association of Learning Technologist Team of the Year award in 2012. The Centre is part of the Computing for Schools Network of Excellence for the teaching of computer science and is part of LGFL’s recognised Support Framework.
“London Connected Learning Centre has become synonymous with high quality work. Schools involved are clear that they would be disadvantaged not to have the guidance and expertise that the CLC possesses.”
“They provide outstanding support for the schools, - from the technical, which ensures that a school’s technology is always ready to meet the demands of the children, to the pedagogical - which provides high quality CPD and input with high impact for staff which includes both hands on practical combined with the learning theory to underpin its use.”
“In our experience, the London Connected Learning Centre are a pretty much unique organisation in the formal education system in the UK. Their integration of technology, pedagogy, and creativity; the robustness of their thinking about these areas; and the fact that their practice embraces families, young children, older students, and teachers makes them a leader in the field of creative education.”
“The IBM/CLC programme has demonstrated the genuine value of a partnership between a business and an educational organization, where there are strong mutual needs and thus great benefits to be gained.”