First EVER Virtual D&T Autumn School - for Primary and Secondary teachers

Published 12th November 2020

We brought our flagship Summer School event online for the first time during the evenings of the 9th and 10th November 2020. 100 teachers from Primary and Secondary education booked their places for both evenings of the interactive live talks from D&T specialists and designers.
Without the continued support of our D&T teachers and educational specialist trainers this event would not have been possible!

There were two aspect to the event. On the first evening we hosted a live Q&A with our D&T specialists and workshop developers and on the second evening we all enjoyed live talks from D&T advocates Michael Omotosho, Industrial Designer and Jude Pullen from the BBC’s ‘Big Life Fix’, who are immersed in inspiring careers in the creative and engineering industries.

The two days consisted of inspirational talks and Q&A sessions from trainer teachers and workshop developers and very ‘real’ keynotes from Michael Omotosho, Industrial Designer who highlighted his career path and the ongoing challenging decisions made and Jude Pullen, designer and presenter of the BBC's Big Life Fix. Jude’s session, entitled ‘Not a Ted Talk’, both truly inspirational.

The talks were insightful and inspired teachers to take a different viewpoint back to their classroom. The live events were underpinned by 18 pre-recorded practical, content rich workshops for delegates to work through at their own pace.

The range of questions from delegates on each evening were fascinating, and the feedback has been extremely positive. So much content squeezed into two evenings, not to mention the added workshops.

 We look forward to catching up with you at the next Summer School in 2021, in whatever format it may be!

The workshops and the recorded talks are available as an E-Learning package to access at anytime for up to 6 months after the event. This is available on our website www.data.org.uk/training-and-events  Member price £30 and non-member price £45.

The workshops available are listed in the image attached.

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