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STEM THROUGH TEXTILES
University of Brighton hosts this practical and exploritory day in their amazing Creative Centre. Learn about lazer cutting and 3D printing and work with Heidi Ambrose-Brown on new ideas for e-textiles.
CAD/CAM & e-Textiles:
Consider how technology is incorporated into textiles and clothing both currently and in the future. You will have the opportunity to create your own product whilst exploring how wearable technologies, lazer cutting and 3D printing are used in real world contexts.
Wearable technology is an exciting and fast growing area, with recent developments such as ‘Google Glass’, smart watches and health applications ensuring that wearable technology is in the news. The area provides an opportunity to engage with both male and female students and link a varietyof subjects, including Electronics, Design & Technology, Computing and Textiles.
Benefits of the Training:
- Embed the links between STEM and textiles.
- How to resource e-textiles projects.
- Increase confidence with programmable components.
- Fresh ideas for use in the classroom with multiple users.
- Updating knowledge on new technologies and developments.
- Life long learning in continuing professional development.
- Networking with other teaching colleagues.
STEM Sussex will open the event and deliver a practical workshop demonstrating their work with STEM in Schools in Sussex.
STEM Sussex, is the not for profit STEM outreach support department based at the University of Brighton working in partnership with business and industry to enthuse and inspire young people about Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths and raise awareness of career paths and opportunities.
University of Brighton, is hosting this event in the prestigeous Creative Suite at Moulescoomb campus. The Product Design team at University of Brighton will demonstrate the lazer cutting and 3D printing facilities and resources in the department.
Heidi Ambrose-Brown (D&T textiles Consultant)
Heidi worked in the fashion and textiles industry and has experience in fashion retail, buying, design and industrial embroidery, before doing a PGCE specialising in resistant materials. She is now a textile practitioner and consultant within Design and Technology. Her primary aim is to raise the profile of textiles within schools, working with teachers and students to deliver projects that combine new technologies with textile techniques and processes, in order to produce products that students find relevant and achievable.
Heidi has taught in schools across all the D&T specialisms at KS3 and delivered textiles at GCSE and A Level, helping students to achieve outstanding results. Heidi also acted as an examiner for AQA GCSE. She has delivered vocational courses at City & Guilds and BTEC Art and Design: Textiles at KS4.
She has worked closely with educational suppliers to develop resources for schools and advise on the use of CAD/CAM equipment in the classroom, consequently built a national reputation for delivering relevant and inspirational courses for teachers.
What people say about our events:
“Fantastic day... brilliant ‘hands-on’ exercises, fantastic resources and visual materials.”
“Left me feeling inspired and in the mood to play around straight away. “
“An excellent course that left me excited, inspired and eager to know more.”
“The best INSET for many years! Practical ‘hands-on’ was excellent.”
"Really well presented / very informative / fantastic resources / should really help with planning."
COSTS & BOOKING VIA EVENTBRIGHT: £165/DAY + VAT
All of the Textile Skills Academy events are ticket only and payable IN ADVANCE. The Textile Teachers Academy uses Eventbrite to automate the bookings via credit card and cheque/BACS. When you book you will receive by email a full VAT invoice/receipt.
PLEASE NOTE your booking confirmation and ticket will be emailed to both the delegate and person purchasing. If you do not receive your ticket it is most commonly caused by typing your email address incorrectly, or it is in your SPAM folder. Please check your booking carefully. It is VERY important that your school finance manager supplies your full name and PERSONAL SCHOOL email so that we are able to send you joining instructions and further details. If we only receive the ‘school office’ email address, we have found in the past that this delays information getting to you or information is not passed on.
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Terms and conditions
1. Once booked, if you cannot come You can send someone else, but you may not get a refund unless we can resell your ticket
2. The draft programme might be subject to change. We would always endeavour to run the day as advertised.
When & Where
Textiles Skills Academy
The Textiles Skills Academy brings together experienced education presenters and industry experts to deliver relevant seminars and practical workshops for Art and D&T textile teachers, to support their delivery of the curriculum.
The events are delivered by skilled teachers, trainers and industry practitioners to give an opportunity to develop classroom resources, learn new skills and network with fellow teachers.
Founded by Dawn Foxall in February 2015, the Textiles Skills Academy runs events, factory visits and practical workshops throughout the year.
Dawn Foxall has 30 years’ experience in the textiles and garment industry as design consultant; presenter and resources developer for Schools for EMTEX; has worked as Fashion lecturer and programme developer at various UK universities and FE colleges; course presenter for The Design and Technology Association, Key Stage Developments (KSD), SFE and other course providers.
Dawn was a co-founder of Liv.co.uk an online ethical department store, where she managed design, buying and sourcing for the Liv brand; in 2017 she launched her own brand, Foxology, producing ethical and British made knitwear and is currently Senior Pattern Tutor at Fashion Enter Ltd for the Fashion Technology Academy. She continues to work with Fairtrade and organic factories in India and Egypt, sourcing ethical and British made products and brands.
Education experts working with Textiles Skills Academy include:
Louise Davies, Heidi Ambrose-Brown, Julie Boyd, Nicky Simpson, Julie Messenger, Kate Hufton and Tracey Goodyere.
Industry partners include:
Fashion Enter Ltd. (London); Textiles Centre of Excellence (Huddersfiled); David Neiper Ltd. (Derbyshire)
Textiles Skills Academy Founder Dawn Foxall