Top Ten Design & Technology Association tips for returning to school

Published 5th September 2017

Now that your batteries are recharged and you are ready to take on the challenges of 2017/18 academic year...

A few things to think about.

1. Identify new areas of expertise/skills that you are keen to develop.

2.Identify necessary training sessions needed to develop your own subject knowledge/expertise.

3. Make links and engage with other local schools where interesting work is taking place. Join appropriate social media groups.

4. Visit interesting visitor attractions to gain inspiration for your teaching, such as the Design Museum or the Sackler Centre at the V&A.

5. Contact us to discuss articles you are keen to submit for publication in the Design and Technology Association’s magazines.

6. Contact your MP and inform them of the pressures Design and Technology is under, within the curriculum and why it matters so much to our pupil's future careers.

7. Engage with three local employers, arrange collaborative projects and engage pupils with local industry, offering an insight into real life projects.

8. Read three academic articles in educational research journals, e.g. Design and Technology Education: an International Journal

9.Submit your request now to attend the 2018 Design & Technology Association’s Annual Summer School on the 5th and 6th July.

10. Consider who in your team deserves recognition for their work and nominate them for a Design and Technology Excellence Award

... and lets not forget the new Design and Technology GCSE is starting from this September ... Let us help you to deliver an exciting curriculum. Become Design and Technology Association member and access one of our many CPD sessions. More information available here.

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