25 July 2017

Celc – The Arts, Literacy and Numeracy Toolkit

Are you a teacher? Are you an artist?

Are you interested in exploring new ways of working together to develop pupils’ literacy and numeracy skills through the expressive arts?

We would like to introduce to you to…

Celc – The Arts, Literacy and Numeracy Toolkit

Celc is a brand new toolkit which demonstrates how the creative arts can provide stimulating and rich opportunities to help teachers meet the requirements of The Literacy and Numeracy Framework.

Visit celc.arts.wales

Celc is designed for teachers at upper Foundation, Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 3 to provide inspiring ideas, useful links and practical guidance for teachers to meet the needs of The Literacy and Numeracy Framework.

A treasure trove of resources

Celc is a toolkit to support teachers and artists to use the arts for positive impact in the classroom. It will support teachers to draw on the arts to develop literacy and numeracy skills more effectively and in more imaginative ways. Celc is designed to encourage collaboration, to increase artists’ understanding of the ways in which their arts practice can support The Literacy and Numeracy Framework and likewise to develop a greater awareness amongst teachers of the distinctive and ‘value added’ contribution that’s artists can bring in complementing, enhancing and supporting classroom practice.

Whether you’re a teacher who would like to know how the arts can make a contribution to literacy and numeracy or an artist who would like more information on how to work with schools, Celc provides all the information needed for both teachers and artists to start working together.

‘Celc is a comprehensive and much needed resource for artists seeking to work in schools in Wales. Most importantly, it ensures that artists have an essential toolkit for accessing and understanding how their practice needs to have relevance in the curriculum. In short, a ‘why to’ as well as ‘how to’ guide.’
– David Powell, Managing Director of Upbeat Music & Arts Service Ltd

With a range of resources for teachers to draw from, including:

  • The Learning Tools are interactive aids that can be used by the whole class (via a whiteboard) or by individual learners / small groups (on tablets) to help pupils plan, prioritise, capture and compare ideas and evaluate. Although the tools support literacy and numeracy skills, they also have much wider application as a learning tool across the curriculum.
  • The Rich Activities provide lively and stimulating ideas for developing literacy and numeracy skills through arts-based activities. The class teacher can use them independently or by working in partnership with an artist / arts organisation and they are designed to be used flexibly; you may choose to select individual arts tasks to focus on with your class or tackle the whole suite of activities within a rich activity over an extended period of time.
  • Case Studies – In this section, you’ll find a range of inspiring examples of successful past school arts projects that have helped develop learners’ literacy and numeracy skills.

Whatever your subject specialism or artform, this Toolkit is full of inspiring ideas, useful links and practical guidance to support your class to meet the requirements of The National Literacy and Numeracy Framework in new, fun and engaging ways.

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