Outstanding Teaching, Learning & Revision in D&T

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Scroll down to see the range of courses we run on teaching and learning and revision:

  • Teaching and learning strategies in D&T and maximising progression
  • Exam technique and revision

Not all courses we run might be listed here at the moment. The following are the courses currently available. 


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#ThinkDoSUCCEED: How to Make Learning Stick in D&T
1st February 2018 10am - 4pm 
SORRY THIS COURSE IS FULL
Coles Sewing Centre, Nottingham  (see venue details here)
£295 

This course is run by Paul & Julie Boyd (this is one of our independent courses and all bookings are done by contacting Julie Boyd direct - see information below)

  • Aimed at any D&T teacher from any material specialism with content generic to all exam boards, along with key bits of information specific to each exam board as appropriate. 
  • Focusing on everyday teaching and learning strategies, as well as exam technique strategies for revision for the GCSE exam (as well as some information that will be relevant to A level D&T)
  • Building a curriculum that develops good learning habits in students throughout a course, along with ideas on making targeted revision closer to the exam more fun.
  • Tried and tested tips and strategies on making revision fun whilst making knowledge stick 
  • Flagging up the key priorities in theory content that will help students be successful in the exam 
  • Ideas for practical activities that teach theory in a hands on way, particularly for the core content of the exam paper
  • Maximising the performance borderline students & high flyers
  • The course will include the use of evidence based strategies such as distributed practice and Bloom’s Taxonomy
  • The course will include a free teaching and learning resources pack to take away with you which includes resources that can be used straight away.  
  • Click here to find out what makes our courses different to those of other trainers, along with tips on persuading your school to release you
  • For more information about this course email: julie@julieboyd.co.uk 
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What delegates say about this course: 

Brilliant course which was inspiring and relevant. Everything advertised and much more. Some fantastic advice.    

Excellent course info. Great ideas to try out right away. I’m going to work on some of these on the train!

Fantastic, just what I needed!

Very clear, lots of things to take back and use straight away. Hands on approach with ideas for deeper thinking

What a fantastic day! Personalised learning which has given me so many fantastic ideas. I would highly recommend this course to anyone wanting to make improvements to revision. 

Very useful strategies to help staff and students think differently.


How to book this course

This is one of our independent courses so it is booked directly via us. It is essential you read the terms and conditions before booking the course.

For school orders download a booking form & email it to julie@julieboyd.co.uk  

To book & pay online by credit card click ‘add to cart’ below (enter your school purchase order number if you have one)  SORRY THIS COURSE IS FULL



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GCSE Textiles: Preparing For the Written Exam

THIS COURSE OUTLINE IS FOR THE OLDER GCSE TEXTILES QUALIFICATION ENDING 2018 

This is a one day course
£295
 

This course has already taken place & a new date has not yet been set. If you would like a date for this course to be added to the calendar email julie@julieboyd.co.uk

This course is run by Julie Boyd

  • Aimed at textiles teachers but many of the strategies will also be relevant to other areas of D&T
  • Content is generic to all exam boards but with will also cover information specific to AQA e.g. pre-release paper (courses in March will focus on the pre-release paper for that year and courses at other times of the year will give general advice on how to approach the teaching of the pre-release paper)
  • Tried and tested tips & ideas on making revision fun whilst making knowledge stick 
  • Flagging up the ‘must know’ theory content that will help students be successful in the exam 
  • Ideas for practical projects that teach theory in a hands on way 
  • Techniques to develop exam technique 
  • Maximising the performance borderline students & high flyers
  • Ideas for teaching revision alongside Controlled Assessment as well as ideas on how to ‘drip feed’ revision from the beginning of the GCSE course
  • The course will include a free ‘Get Revising’ teaching and learning resources pack to take away with you. This is normally sold for £45. Click here for more details. 
  • Click here to find out what makes our courses different to those of other trainers, along with tips on persuading your school to release you
  • For more information about this course email: julie@julieboyd.co.uk 
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What delegates say about this course: 

Brilliant, informative, and very closely linked to the current pre-release theme for AQA

Very accessible resources which are realistic & easy to adapt & use immediately. Good mixture of information & activities. 

Lots of quick ideas which are easy to implement

Excellent course, I feel very prepared and actually exciting to start my revision lessons

A day full of ideas, inspiration and hope!

Thank you so much for a fantastic day! Really buzzing now with ideas and can’t wait to get back to school on Monday!

An enjoyable day with a really relaxed atmosphere & didn’t feel silly when asking questions!


To book this course: 

This course has already taken place & a new date has not yet been set. If you would like a date for this course to be added to the calendar email julie@julieboyd.co.uk



Get Your D&T Department From Good to Outstanding 
This is a one day course
£295                                              

This course has already taken place & a new date has not yet been set. If you would like a date for this course to be added to the calendar email julie@julieboyd.co.uk


This course is delivered by Julie Boyd & Paul Boyd

  • This course is targeted at any D&T teacher & does not focus on any one materials area. It may be particularly relevant to Heads of D&T or anyone with responsibility across the department but will also be relevant for teachers wanting to improve their individual practice 
  • An overview of the curriculum changes and other challenges currently facing D&T
  • Planning a 5 or 7 year curriculum to meet the needs of the 2017 curriculum changes
  • How to adapt your current D&T curriculum along with new ideas and content
  • Tried and tested tips and strategies on engaging all learners including boys, G&T, & borderline students
  • Focus on key developmental areas identified by Ofsted e.g. effective use of Assessment for Learning, increasing creativity, higher level thinking skills
  • Creating good learning habits as a basis for GCSE 
  • Creating a curriculum that embeds progression & creativity
  • Ideas on effective assessment (including the removal of levels)
  • Relevant to KS3, 4 and 5 & will provide you with resources and ideas that will impact on teaching and learning in your department immediately
  • The course will include a free teaching and learning resource pack to take away with you
  • Click here to find out what makes our courses different to those of other trainers, along with tips on persuading your school to release you
  • For more information about this course email: julie@julieboyd.co.uk 


What delegates say about this course: 

Personalised & answered all of my questions

The day and content were perfect and met all my needs. This was the best course I have ever been on and I feel like I can go home and use what I have learnt rather than it just being theory.

Thoroughly enjoyable & very inspired by all the resources and advice

Very substantial amount of information, ideas and resources. Really liked the small group size.

Liked the way educational concepts were done as classroom activities so it was easy to see how to apply to own practice. 

I liked the ‘takeaway’ aspect of the resources which focused on us being able to use ideas straight away back in the classroom rather than just learning the theory behind things.



Maximising Progression in D&T Through Higher Order Thinking Skills                         
This is a one day course
£295 

This course has already taken place & a new date has not yet been set. If you would like a date for this course to be added to the calendar email julie@julieboyd.co.uk


This course is delivered by Julie & Paul Boyd

  • How to raise & measure progression using higher order thinking skills
  • Suitable for all D&T teachers from all materials areas
  • Targeted at KS3, 4 and 5
  • Tried & tested tips & strategies that engage learners including boys, G&T & borderline students
  • Focus on key developmental areas identified by Ofsted e.g. assessment without levels, increasing creativity, higher level thinking skills
  • Hands on experience of various strategies specific to D&T textiles including Speed Designing (a strategy developed by Julie Boyd that is successful at increasing pace & creativity & which is proven to raise the achievement of boys and border line students)
  • Hands on experience of how to effectively apply Bloom’s Taxonomy within a D&T context to develop higher level thinking
  • Resources and ideas that will impact on teaching and learning in your classroom immediately. 
  • The course will include a free teaching and learning resources pack 
  • Click here to find out what makes our courses different to those of other trainers, along with tips on persuading your school to release you
  • For more information about this course email: julie@julieboyd.co.uk 


What delegates say about this course: 

Exceeded expectations. Tons of useful and relevant information, fast pace, good resources

Very informative and made theories seem easier to use in lessons

Clear explanations on how to use Blooms and De Bonos - it now makes sense! Excellent training - very clear and to the point

New activities and ways of looking at old strategies

Lots of things I can start using tomorrow as well as things I can to use in the long term


To book this course: 

This course has already taken place & a new date has not yet been set. If you would like a date for this course to be added to the calendar email julie@julieboyd.co.uk




What else would you like to know about our courses?

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Find out what makes our courses different

Get tips on persuading your school to release you to come on a course

Hear what delegates say about our courses


Dates not convenient for you? 

It is sometimes possible to add in additional dates and venues for workshops so contact me if a date doesn’t suit you. 


Want a course delivering at your school?

Bespoke workshops can also be delivered either at your school or at an external venue. Email julie@julieboyd.co.uk for more details.



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