San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
'The Colour Lab'
Get to grips with applying the science and maths in textiles - experimenting with dye stuffs, unpicking the new D&T GCSE and resources to support a Silver Level CREST Awards!
Be prepared to get messy!!!
WHAT TO EXPECT:
A day experimenting and looking closely at the science and mathematics involved in dyeing fibres and fabrics for use in the production of functional textile products!
Session A: Practical workshop (Suitable for KS3/4)
Learn how to:
- Preparing a dye bath using chemicals
- Prepare fibres/ fabric for dying.
- Apply the mathematics i.e. weighing and measuring involved in dying fibres /fabrics.
- Set up dying experiments for KS3 and 4 students
- Classroom resources to support effective classroom activities linked to dying fibres /fabrics. e.g. project ideas, active learning activities etc.
- Model risk assessments related to dyeing fibres /fabrics.
- Where to purchase the consumables resources needed for dying work.
Session B: Teaching and Learning
This workshop will include:
- Unpicking the New GCSE in Design and Technology in relation to Textiles.
- At least 10 different creative and imaginative science and mathematics focused activities to support the teaching of the new Design and Technology GCSE. Each activity will have teacher and student resources to support the planning, managing the activity in the classroom.
- All the supporting resources to teach a Silver CREST Award (Creativity in Science and Technology)
NB. The CREST Award scheme is managed by The British Science Association. This award scheme is recognised nationally by University Admissions Tutors.
Links to the Curriculum:
‘GCSE specifications should also provide opportunities for students to apply
knowledge from other disciplines including mathematics, science, art and design, computing and the humanities’.
‘Use imagination, experimentation and combine ideas when designing’
‘The categorisation of the types and properties of the following materials:
…….natural, synthetic ,blended and mixed fibres, and woven, nonwoven and knitted textiles’.
Benefits of the Training:
- Embed the links between STEM and Textiles
- Support and ideas for great lessons, schemes of work and improved exam performance.
- Classroom strategies and textile industry knowledge to underpin practical work.
- Life long learning in continuing professional development.
- An awareness of available resources to support/expand your existing practice.
- Make secure decisions and save time with gained knowledge and experience.
- Plan the future for the subject in your school with confidence
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."
Julie Messenger MA, BEd (Hons)
With over 25 years’ teaching experience including being an AST and Head of Design and Technology, Julie received national awards from The Design and Technology Association for her work in teacher training and for managing a Design & Technology Department.
A keynote presenter and workshop deliverer at The Design and Technology Association’s, national and regional conferences. She has also delivered CPD training courses for textile teachers and managed many large scale specialist projects for Textile Technology for Northamptonshire.
Julie has been the Local Coordinator for the British Science Associations CREST Award scheme in Northamptonshire and Milton Keynes for 9 years and was the East Midlands regional moderator/trainer. She has successfully brought the CREST scheme to nearly all schools in Northamptonshire and has seen the impact the awards have had on the confident levels of both teachers and students. For the last 5 years she has been a judge for CREST awards at a national level at the Big Bang event.
Author of several textile publications, Julie has produced many teaching resources and more recently, delivered specialist Health and Safety courses in textiles including an International Design and Technology Conference.
She has recently graduated with a master’s degree in teaching and learning, her dissertation focused on the use of technologies to support teaching and learning in textile technology.
TIMES: 9:30 - 3:30
All delegates will receive access to a digital delegate folder with all the presentations, useful handouts and resources.
COSTS & BOOKINGS (Via Eventbrite): £165 +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