29th April 2021

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New Distance Learning CPD

We’re developing our most popular face to face courses as online or distance learning versions as although some of our face to face courses have restarted we don’t know when we can return to our full programme. Also, we know the online and distance learning options may be a better option for those who find travelling or getting released from school difficult. Last week we released new dates for our live online curriculum planning and auditing course  and this week our ‘Mainly Metal’ distance learning course has been released (a snapshot of resources in this course is shown below) 

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As the ‘Mainly Metal’ course involves distance learning the time, place and pace of the course is flexible to suit each individual. The content is particularly designed for textiles specialists who feel less familiar and confident with learning on metals in the core content of the D&T GCSE and who are looking for ideas and activities to engage learners with an interest in textiles. The course shows how learning on metals is relevant to textiles with ideas and resources for creative hands on activities. The course includes electronic resources, along with material samples that illustrate some of the resource content, plus loose materials so participants can carry out some of the activities immediately. While stocks last the course also includes a free product that can be used for product analysis activities. 
Find out more.

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This Week’s Free Resource Downloads

The latest section on our website to get a tidy up is the ‘introduction to biomimicry’ page. Some of these resources were part of the series of resources we released for home schooling activities during the Covid lockdowns but this is the first time some of them have appeared on the website. 

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Some of This Week’s Thinking Points and Photos on Instagram

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  • Short video that might be useful for introducing planned obsolescence.
  • Interviews with several mixed media artist and textile artists on how they use sketchbooks
  • Degree Inclusive is a deodorant container designed with accessibility and inclusivity in mind from its hook design that allows for it to be opened with one hand, the magnetic closures that make it easier to put the cap back on, the shape that makes it easier to grip, the braille labels, and the large applicator that reaches a bigger surface area in one application.
  • The importance of colours when designing RNLI lifeboats and crew uniform 

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Product in a Tin Competition

It’s the final term to get your Product in a Tin competition entries in! Entries are accepted from years 5 - 11. The prizes are fabulous for both the winning student and their school.  Get more information and resources to get you started. 

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Look at the face to face, live online and distance learning options we offer. 

Live Online CPD 

We're currently adapting some of our face to face courses so they can be delivered online or as independent distance learning modules. Our live online curriculum planning  course is now available with more to follow. If you would like to be notified directly when other online course become available let us know

Live Face to Face CPD

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Distance Learning CPD Courses

Our first distance learning CPD course titled Mainly Metal’ has been released and can be worked through at your own pace without the need for time out of school and without travel and accommodation costs. Watch out for others coming soon. 

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