27th November 2018 – Airbus Foundation Discovery Space, Stevenage, SG1 2AD (see venue)
Bookings are made via the STEM Centre website
This is a fantastic opportunity to learn about modern and smart materials, including technical textiles, all set in the context of space technology. Develop an exciting and hands-on curriculum that embraces the STEM elements of the Design and Technology GCSE curriculum. Content will focus on the smart and modern materials and technical textiles elements of the new Design and Technology GCSE specification (across all awarding bodes) and will also be relevant to teachers wanting to develop this area at key stage 3.
The course is held at the Airbus Foundation Discovery Space, the home of the Mars Yard where Airbus scientists and engineers are testing out the next UK effort on Mars, the ExoMars Rover, as part of the ExoMars Programme.
NOTE This course is run by The National STEM Learning Centre, York and is not a TSA course. This link takes you to the course details on the STEM Centre website where bookings can be made:
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The National STEM Learning Centre, York
State funded schools & academies can apply for an Enthuse Bursary which pays the course fee (as well as any accommodation required).
Find out more: Enthuse Award.
Teachers or technicians working in state-funded schools in the UK are eligible for these bursaries which can be used to contribute to covering the cost of course fees, supply cover, travel, accommodation, or equipment for your school.
(Award winning inspirational coach, trainer, teacher and author)
Julie has over 30 years experience in D&T education working in a number of leadership roles including as a senior leader. She now works as a D&T consultant & author supporting & training teachers. This includes delivering independent courses with her husband, Paul Boyd, as well as for organisations such as Osiris, Keynote Educational, The National STEM Learning Centre, and the D&T Association where she is currently the Lead Textiles Consultant. She was awarded a Guardian Teacher award in recognition of her innovative teaching, as well as a leadership award from the D&T Association. She writes and sells her own resources and has also published GCSE and KS3 textiles textbooks. She also produces resources for the D&T Association, and has supported the development of D&T resources by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. She has also worked as an examiner and moderator for several exam boards. Julie is particularly interested in raising the achievement of boys, innovative teaching methods, and updating the textiles curriculum using smart, modern and electronic textiles. Outside of education Julie has worked as a retail manager for Mothercare, as well as coaching leadership teams in non educational settings, such as Nottingham City Council.