12 Oct 2018
Get 4 Free Resources Every Week!
Our Facebook page is where we post our regular free resources. You don't need a Facebook account to access the page although having one will allow you to get updates when a new one is released. 
#ThinkDo activity cards
Two cards are released each Thursday on Facebook and higher resolution versions are uploaded to our D&T Blog each Sunday. Below are examples of cards shared recently.    
TechDoodle resources
Two resources are released each Sunday on Facebook and higher resolution versions are also uploaded to our D&T Blog  Below are examples of resources shared recently.    
Get Your D&T Roadshow Goodie Bag! 
This year's D&T Roadshow goodie bags includes an Iso-Cube 3D drawing tool sponsored by Mindsets, 50 #ThinkDo cards, materials for a range of activities and much more (only delegates who attend on the day receive the goodie bag and resources).  The day also includes loads of hands on activities, a small display & prizes. There are 2 types of content, one focusing on all D&T material areas and one more focused on textiles (but still including other D&T materials). Both days are different and tickets are £80. There are events this term in London, Nottingham and Liverpool with more to come after Christmas. 
Free Let's Learn Resources 
Let’s Learn is a resource bank of videos, #ThinkDo activities, web links & other information designed to support learning in D&T. Resources are constantly being added. Take a look at these Let's Learn pages.

Smart, modern & technical materials 
We've been busy writing a smart, modern and technical materials resource ready for our course on November 27th in Stevenage at the Airbus Foundation Discovery Space. Whilst writing the resource we came across lots of useful video links, many of which we've added to the Smart Materials or Modern & Technical Materials sections of the website so if you're teaching these areas and can't get to the course these pages might be 
worth a look. 

Did you see......?
Did you see the following links on my Facebook page? ‘Like’ the page to make sure you don’t miss out on regular updates & resources. 
  • The University of Manchester have a great section on their website on graphene (researchers at the university discovered it in 2004). This includes some fab posters that might be useful for Open Evenings if you have some wall space to fill. If you click on the individual sections on this page it takes you to the page where you can download each poster. Their You Tube account is also worth a look as there are some great short videos on there.
  • Interesting tourniquet design that's a bit like a zip tie with colour change technology to indicate when it was applied as well as self healing materials.
  • UCAS video with some tips for Post 16 students on writing a personal statement. 
  • The 3D printed fashion collection by Julia Daviy uses large format printers and it’s interesting how she’s been able to get a more flexible, wearable feel to the garments than previous 3D printed fashion that's been created.
Product in a Tin Competition
OPEN TO ALL MATERIAL AREAS                                          Closing date 1st August 2018
Our biggest prize ever worth over £1200!

Use the competition as a module of work, homework, extension work club, or as a mock NEA task. Find out more & see resources that support teachers and students.
See the winning entries from the 2017 - 2018 competition.
Course Calendar
Click on the course headings below to find out more or visit the full calendar
The D&T Roadshow                                                 Full day high quality CPD for just £80
3rd November 2018, London (all materials)
17th November 2018 in Nottingham (textiles)
1st December 2018, London (textiles)
8th December 2018, Nottingham (all materials)
15th December 2018, Liverpool (all materials)
26th January 2019, Liverpool (textiles)

Roadshows that feature all D&T materials include textiles content even though there's also a separate textiles one (which is also suitable for non specialists). Both have different content. Goodie bags include an Iso-Cube 3D drawing tool sponsored by Mindsets, 50 #ThinkDo cards & much more.
Technicians Supporting the New D&T GCSE
8th & 9th November 2018
The National STEM Learning Centre, York
Includes materials pack

Bursary available which pays the course fee & for accommodation
Getting It Right in KS3: Laying Good Foundations for D&T GCSE
9th & 10th November 2018
The National STEM Learning Centre, York
Includes materials pack

Bursary available which pays the course fee & for accommodation
Maximising Results in A Level Fashion & Textiles
14th November 2018, Bristol
31st January 2019, Nottingham

Relevant to all exam boards. Main focus is on success in the exam. Includes resource pack worth £100. 
Basic Maintenance & Servicing of Sewing Machines
17th October 2018, Nottingham
20th November 2018, York
For technicians, but teachers also welcome
Bursary available which pays the course fee
Developing Knowledge & Practical Skills for D&T GCSE
23rd & 24th November 2018
The National STEM Learning Centre, York
Includes material pack
Bursary available which pays the course fee & for accommodation
Smart, Modern & Technical Materials: Inspired by Space Technology
27th November 2018
Airbus Foundation Discovery Space, Stevenage
Includes materials pack
Bursary available which pays the course fee 
Controlling Motors & Prototyping Electronic Circuits with micro:bit
3rd & 4th December 2018
2 day residential, York
Bursary available which pays the course fee & for 
Click on the course headings above to find out more or visit the full calendar
About Our Training
Boyd Education is a small independent company run by Paul & Julie Boyd. We offer our own courses, as well as delivering courses on behalf of other companies and have a range of courses to suit all budgets. We offer a breadth of experience from our time in the classroom, as senior leaders, & in industry. We have lead facilitator accreditation as part of the National STEM Learning Centre CPD Quality Mark.
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